The Inaugural Dailey and Vincent Cumberland River Music Festival is coming to Jackson County this Fall.
Chamber of Commerce President Jordan Hunter said more than a year of behind the scenes work, led to the announcement tickets would go on sale. Hunter said the festival will be big for local business and tourism.
“We have limited lodging in the Gainesboro, Jackson County immediate area,” Hunter said. “People are going to stay in Cookeville, people are going to stay in Celina, people are going to stay throughout the region and experience what they have to offer too. So, I just think this is going to be a great regional draw and I’m excited to see what comes from it.”
Hunter said hosting the festival is the right place at the right time, while Jackson County is re-branding to promote tourism. Hunter said based on the festival’s website analytics, there’s nationwide interest in attending.
“We have people from just about, I would say 35 states looking at our website,” Hunter said. “I haven’t looked at the numbers of where they’ve actually purchased from but I would say that we’ll get purchases from most of those states. So, I think that this is definitely going to bring people in from all over the country.”
Hunter said the potential in hosting an event like this was seen two years ago. He said when Jamie Dailey came to sign his Music Pathways sign the seed was planted that a festival could be a reality.
“It was something that him and his team have been super supportive of, they had the connections in Nashville and obviously a member of the Grand Ole Opry,” Hunter said. “So, that right there was a huge piece of why it’s come here. It is his hometown and it’s been a dream of his for a longtime.”
The Dailey and Vincent Cumberland River Music Festival will be held on October 8-9 and tickets are on sale now. The festival will be held on the Jackson County Airport grounds.
The event is set to bring acts like The Oak Ridge Boys, Jake Hoot, The Bellamy Brothers, Dailey and Vincent and more to be announced.