"The Official Festival for the State of Tennessee"

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and Food Vendors for 2022

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Join us for the 50th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival coming Friday, July 2nd and Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 to Downtown Smithville, Tennessee. Each day begins at 9am with over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and food booths galore. Come and see for yourself why this FREE family-friendly festival has been named the official Jamboree & Crafts Festival of the State of Tennessee.

The old-time Fiddlers' Jamboree is a DeKalb County tradition that draws musicians, craft artists, and spectators to the Smithville Square each summer around the Independence Day weekend. Over time, the festival became a broader tribute to Appalachian art and culture. Thousands of tourists visit the festival every year, along with television viewers across the country via DTC-TV, WCTE-TV and various PBS stations nationwide.

New for 2021!
The Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree is introducing a second stage of exhibition entertainment to this year's festival. The Iris Open Air Stage at Evins Park, located on the northeast corner of the square, will give Jamboree Contestants and Shade Tree Pickers alike the opportunity to sign-up and perform for fun, while fans of the Jamboree can bring their own chair or picnic blanket to sit and enjoy these exhibition-style performances beginning at 10am each day
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Bullet StarJamie Dailey Named 2021 Fiddlers’ Jamboree Blue Blaze Award Winner
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Jamie Dailey

Jamie Dailey of the country, bluegrass & gospel music group Dailey & Vincent will be honored on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 during the festival competition at approximately 5pm followed by a mini-concert performed by Dailey on the main stage in the Smithville, Tennessee Downtown Square. It is rumored that a surprise guest appearance, along with an additional honor will be presented to one of Dailey’s colleagues immediately following the Blue Blaze Award presentation.

"It is our privilege to present this year’s Blue Blaze Award to Jamie Dailey," said Shan Stout, Director of Marketing for the Jamboree, "The award is designed to honor an individual or group that ‘keeps the embers of bluegrass music burning for future generations.’ Our board felt that Jamie’s long-time contributions to bluegrass, country & gospel music, along with his love of the Jamboree; has certainly helped to keep the love of this type of music alive & thriving for many years to come. We appreciate Jamie’s energy & love of music that has gained him a loyal fan base of young & old alike. The Jamboree is pleased to add Jamie to our long, and talented, list of deserving honorees."

Thank you to our Blue Blaze Sponsors

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WJLE Live Stream

Live Streaming will start 9am, July 2

WJLE Radio AM 1480-FM 101.7 has been broadcasting LIVE the on-stage entertainment of the Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival since its beginning in 1972. The first of any electronic media to do so. Listeners can also catch the Fiddlers Jamboree music LIVE on the web stream at throughout the annual two day festival.


We would like to thank our 2021 sponsors!

Headline Sponsor

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DTC Communications provides a wide range of products and services to residential and commercial customers, including Telephone, DTC TV, Broadband Internet, Security, Tech Team, and Business Solutions.
Call DTC at (615) 529-2955 or visit us at to learn more. Plus, DTC TV will be airing the Jamboree LIVE, from kickoff to sign off, both on DTC3 (ch.3) and DTC3 HD (ch. 303) for DTC TV customers, AND via web stream at free of charge.

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