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Future Live Taping are scheduled for March 6, April 10, and May 1.
Sign-up to be an A-Team member for instructions on how to get free passes.

How To Attend A Live Taping Of The Appalachia Sessions TV Show!

THE A-LIST

The only guaranteed way to be a member of our live theatre audience is to be on the A-List.

THE A-TEAM

A-Team members will receive an email two weeks before each taping with instructions on how to get free passes.

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WIVK 107.7 FM

The third way gets a pass is to listen to WIVK 107.7 FM. Two weeks before each live TV taping WIVK 107.7 FM will be giving away a limited number of free passes live and on the airwaves!

The A- List

To join the A-List, choose your sponsorship category below and email A-list@appysessions.com One of our volunteers will walk you through the charitable donation process with the East Tennessee Historical Society, a registered 501 (c)(3). And please note the number of category sponsorships spaces is limited. Once all the sponsor categories are fully subscribed you will be placed on a waitlist. Thank you for your support!

Supporting: $2,500
Four (4) A-List passes to each Appalachia Sessions taping during your 12-month membership year. Other benefits: Four t-shirts, show poster, and named on the website.

Bronze: $5,000
Eight (8) A-List passes to each Appalachia Sessions taping during your 12-month membership year. Other benefits: Eight t-shirts, show poster, named on the website, and named in TV roll credits.

Silver: $10,000
Eight (8) A-List VIP passes to each Appalachia Sessions taping during your membership year. Reserved seating on the balcony and the first five (5) rows in front of the stage. Other benefits: Eight t-shirts, named on the website, named in TV roll credits, and autographed show poster.

Gold: $25,000
Eight (8) A-List VIP Passes to each Appalachia Sessions taping during your membership year. Reserved seating on the balcony or the first five (5) rows in front of the stage. Other benefits: Eight t-shirts, named on the website, named in TV roll credits, autographed show poster, and meet and greet and photo opportunities with two artists of your choice within your membership year.

Platinum: $50,000
All Access: Call Stephanie Henry at ETHS for details 1 (865) 215-8830

To join or learn more about the A-List please Email us at A-list@appysessions.com

TV Schedule

Previous Episodes

Appalachia Sessions S01E01: Starring Chris Blue and the band Crockett with Guest Artists: The Appalachian Road Show, Robinella, and Keller Cox.

Appalachia Sessions Christmas Special with host Chris Blue & the Crockett Band featuring Emily Ann Roberts, Jackie Lee, Mark Wills.  (filmed 12/05/2022)

The Crockett Band

For Your hearing pleasure

Jonathan Maness |Music Director/Guitars/Utility Strings/Backing Vocals
Chris Blue | Lead Vocalist
Kyla Jade | Alto Vocal
April Rucker | Soprano Vocal
Gary “Biscuit” Davis | Guitars/Banjo
Cruz Contreras |Keys/Mandolin/Backing Vocals
Daniel Kimbro | Bass/Backing Vocals
David Whitaker | Drums
Cody Bauer | Fiddle
Michael “Sparky” Spirko | Trumpet 1
Jason “JT” Thompson | Bari Sax
David Zavracky | Tenor Sax
Thomas Heflin | Trumpet 2

The Crockett Band

For Your hearing pleasure

Jonathan Maness
Music Director/Guitars/Utility Strings/Backing Vocals

Chris Blue
Lead Vocalist
Kyla Jade
Alto Vocal
April Rucker
Soprano Vocal
Gary “Biscuit” Davis
Guitars/Banjo
Cruz Contreras
Keys/Mandolin/Backing Vocals

Daniel Kimbro
Bass/Backing Vocals

David Whitaker
Drums

Cody Bauer
Fiddle

Michael “Sparky” Spirko
Trumpet 1

Jason “JT” Thompson
Bari Sax

David Zavracky
Tenor Sax

Thomas Heflin
Trumpet 2

Mentor Monsters

An incentivized social media program where students volunteer in their schools and communities to mentor children in need – in partnership with the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County

Free Merchandise!

When Mentor Monsters post a video on instagram mentoring their mentee, they receive free merch and are entered into the monthly drawing to meet the Appalachia Sessions artists!

Plus Mentor Monsters automatically receive a one-year The East Tennessee Historical Society membership for free.

East Tennessee Historical Society

Front Porch to the Region’s History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state. The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region. Our educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

East Tennessee Historical Society

About

The East Tennessee Historical Society presents The Appalachia Sessions, a social impact and purpose-driven initiative to bring the history of Appalachian music, culture, and education to students who are directly impacted by its history.

The Appalachia Sessions is a televised, one-hour music show featuring a live audience of students from Appalachia.

The ten-episode series showcases music born out of the history of East Tennessee and the Appalachian Cultural Region. It features a diverse line-up of musicians and intimately focuses on the artists, their roots, and the fundamentals of songwriting.

Chris Blue is the host and lead singer of The Crocket Band. Each episode will feature artists like Mark Wills, Emily Ann Roberts, Charlie Worsham, The Steel Drivers, Jackie Lee, Appalachian Road Show, and so many more.

Each episode begins as a two-hour concert filmed at the Bijou Theater in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The two hours are edited into a one-hour TV show that will air across central and southern Appalachia.

We will host 150 – 250 students from the inner cities and rural Appalachia to tour the Museum of East Tennessee History and attend each concert.

100% of the net proceeds from the concert series will benefit the Appalachia Sessions Fund to support student literacy and education in Appalachia.

The Sponsors