(2006) Redd Stewart Homecoming Days
Ashland City, Tennessee has hosted a week long summer music festival for years, called Summerfest. (6/12/06-6/18/06) This year there is something new about it. The week's end (6/17 & 18) are devoted to Old Time Music, and named after Redd Stewart, coauthor of the Tennessee Waltz, and native of Ashland City.
The person responsible for getting a dulcimer club started in this county, Freddie Miler, has been instrumental in getting Redd Stewart Homecoming Days off the ground and he has made a place for our club to be a part of this special event. On Sat. 6/17/06, from 1:00 PM (to whenever) the Cheatham County Dulcimer Arts Society will be occupying a tent to demonstrate, teach, answer questions, and stir up interest about the duclimer. We will also take the stage to play The Tennessee Waltz (time to be arranged, probably not announced ahead of time - we will take the stage in between some of the advertised performers.)
There are also two hammer dulcimer players from Nashville who have worked up an arrangement of The Tennessee Waltz and they will be playing on the grounds. They were too late to get on the schedule but are ready to fill in if one of the advertised acts is unable to play.
Photos below - Billy & Sharon Stewart (All Rights Reserved)