Big and Rich to headline 2007 Foothills Fall Festival

The Foothills Fall Festival has set the stage for October 12, 13, and 14. This year’s entertainment includes Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy, REO Speedwagon, Sara Evans, Bucky Covington, Jamie O’Neil, Trent Tomlinson, Cherryholmes, Little Texas, and Kellie Pickler.

Friday night brings legendary rock band, REO Speedwagon to treat Maryville to some of their hits including "Keep On Loving You" and "Roll With the Changes," as well as songs from their newly released album "Find Your Own Way Home."

Saturday’s entertainment will be Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy head the evening’s lineup. Also on Saturday, American Idol finalist Bucky Covington will perform. Australia native Jamie O’Neil has two number one hits and a new album, and Trent Tomlinson will captivate audiences with his energetic shows.

Sunday wraps up the event with Cherryholmes, named International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2005. Little Texas, who just released their new album, will be there along with American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler. Sara Evans from "Dancing with the Stars," will headline Sunday night.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale July 13 and will be available at the Maryville Municipal Center, Blount County branches of First Tennessee and GreenBank, as well as through Tickets Unlimited. Charge by phone at 865-656-4444 or order online at For a limited time, tickets for the festival will be $35 with a limited number of reserved seats available. More information about reserved ticket sales, including seating charts, will be available online July 1.

The Foothills Fall Festival is located in downtown Maryville and features entertainment at Theater in the Park, arts and crafts on Broadway, children’s activities in the Greenbelt Park and a wide variety of foods throughout the festival.

Admission to the Arts and Crafts and Children’s Adventure Land is free. Concerts at Theater in the Park require a ticket.

The hours of operation for this year’s arts and crafts showcase and Children’s Adventure Land are noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Volunteer applications are currently being accepted. The Festival is sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, East Tennessee Chevy Dealers, GreenBank, First Tennessee, DENSO, Massey Electric, Clayton Homes,
and the City of Maryville. For more information, visit the Foothills Fall Festival Web site at

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