Foothills Festival Announces Event Lineup

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Knoxville (WVLT) - In four months some big names in country music are set to take stage for the 8th Annual Foothills Fall Festival.

Every year some big country music starts come to Maryville for the three day event, this year’s entertainment will no doubt be a crowd pleaser!

WIVK announced the line up Thursday morning.

Making their first stop ever in East Tennessee, and headlining the event, is Big and Rich.

Other big names include: REO Speedwagon, Sara Evans, Bucky Covington, Kellie Pickler, Jamie O’Neil, Trent Tomlinson, Cherryholmes, and Little Texas.

"Every year I'm thinking, well we can't top this, it will only stagnate or go down from here, then every year it just gets better and better and we are so excited about that,” says Mike Owens, spokesman for the festival.

The event runs October 12th - 14th.

Starting July 13th and only for a limited time, all three days of music will only cost you $35, after that the price will goes up.

Keep in mind the arts, crafts, and children's events are all free.

Tickets go on sale July 13th. For a limited time, tickets for the three day event can be purchased for only $35.00.

You can purchase tickets at the Maryville Municipal Center, Blount County branches of First Tennessee and GreenBank, as well as Tickets Unlimited. You can charge by phone at 865-656-4444 or order online at

There will also be special reserved seats, only available through Tickets Unlimited.

For more information you can visit The Foothills Fall Festival webpage, at

In addition to several local artists performing, here is the big line-up:

Friday: REO Speedwagon

Saturday: Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy
Bucky Covington (American Idol Finalist)
Jamie O'Neil
Trent Tomlinson

Sunday: Little Texas
Kellie Pickler (American Idol Finalist)
Sara Evans

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