With summer weather taking hold, there can be no doubt that music festival season is on its way. With it, comes the 2022 edition of the Byrd’s Creek Music Festival in Crossville, Tennessee. While many festivals conjure images of being stuck in big crowds, standing in long lines, and putting in miles rushing from stage to stage, Byrd’s Creek serves as a relaxing alternative for lovers of Americana, folk, bluegrass, and traditional country music. Hosted by Jason Kemmer, and run by his family and a few friends, Byrd’s Creek eschews the corporate feel of modern music festivals and provides a laid-back option to hear some stellar live music.
Byrd’s Creek always curates a lineup loaded with veteran headliners, rising talent, and a ton of new acts to discover. For 2022, the lineup is topped by International Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer, Del McCoury. Also topping the bill are bluegrass-meets-honkytonk favorites, Town Mountain; the outlaw-folk of Lost Dog Street Band; and pop-bluegrass legends, The Travelin’ McCourys. It also includes the boisterous string bands Old Salt Union and The Fumblebuckers; rising folk star Bella White; and the return of a few Nashville artists, Chelsea Lovitt and Mose Wilson.
The 2022 dates are July 7 through July 10, with the 7th being a special event for Friends of the Farm ticket holders and the main event starting on the 8th. Tickets are on sale now and it’s not hyperbole to say it’s one of the best values you’re going to find. General admission for Friday through Sunday is only $129.00 plus fees and tax which includes a car parking/camping spot. There are also VIP, RV camping, and Friends of the Farm options. This festival is special because it’s intimately sized. If you want to make sure you have your 2022 tickets to the Byrd’s Creek Music Festival, you can look at the options here.
Mother Church Pew first visited the festival in 2018 and returned last year. You can check out our past coverage of the Byrd’s Creek Music Festival and see what it’s all about by clicking on the photos: