Acorn Festival at Oaklands Park

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation are proud to announce a new music festival at Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro, TN! Acorn Festival will showcase local and national Indie Rock and Folk talent on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Gates open at 3pm and require a wristband to enter. The Festival will be held on the grounds of Oaklands Park at the corner of N. Highland Ave. and Roberts St. Wristbands, which are $10, will be available to purchase at the gate with Cash or Check or you can purchase tickets online and bring proof of purchase to Will-Call for redemption. Credit Card ticket purchasing link will be available soon and announced on facebook.com/culturalartsmurfreesboro.  Also, to be announced are the food trucks and beer vendors.

Acorn Festival’s line up has just been released and is an impressive group of 5 bands that are sure to entertain any music lover. Entertainment begins at 4pm with Chattanooga duo RYE BABY, a band described as “a minimalist melting pot of all that encompasses Americana.” Next in the lineup is a band who calls Murfreesboro home, the Southern Post-Rock/Indie band, MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX, winners of the 2016 Lighting 100’s Battle of the Bands, Music City Mayhem, who just played Nashville Music Festival, Live on the Green, plays next. In the middle of the lineup is BOY NAMED BANJO, an Americana/Roots Rock band from Nashville described by Sonicbids as, “Tennessee’s Americana Apostles.” Next, a big name in local music, Nashville/Murfreesboro’s own THE HARDIN DRAW will take the stage to bring Folk music to their hometown.  Acorn Festival organizers are proud to announce that, coming to us from Detroit, Michigan, is FRONTIER RUCKUS who will be headlining the Music Festival with 90 minutes of Folk Rock to end the night. FRONTIER RUCKUS has played internationally and their performance at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival inspired the Rolling Stones to call the band “the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana.”

Oaklands Park is a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens.  Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions.  Oaklands Mansion is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM and Sundays 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Tours begin on the hour and a short video is offered on the half hour.  Plan your trip today! For more information on the museum visit www.OaklandsMansion.org, find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on Acorn Festival please contact Pam Williams at pwilliams@murfreesborotn.gov