Festival honors moonshine, Popcorn Sutton

art suttonfestThe 4th Annual Popcorn Sutton Summer Jam will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.


Celebrating the life of the legendary moonshiner, the event features live music, educational exhibits, food and craft vendors, and appearances from stars of the reality show “Moonshiners,” among other activities.

Music schedule for Friday is the Big Mouth Bass Band (4 p.m.), The Bootleg Turn Band (5:15 p.m.), Michelle Leigh Band (6:30 p.m.), Andy Buckner Band (8:30 p.m.), and The Jake Cox Band (9:30 p.m.). Saturday will include The Hillbilly Outlaw Band (11:30 a.m.), Morgan Stepp (12:45 p.m.), The Kaitlyn Baker Band (2 p.m.), Ginny McAfee (3:45 p.m.), Hillbilly Bonez Band (4:30 p.m.), My Highway (6:15 p.m.), Michelle Leigh Band (8 p.m.), and Ail Randolph & the Outta Luck Band (9:30 p.m.).

Pre-sale tickets are $5, with day-of-show tickets priced at $6. $1 from each ticket sold will go to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Popcorn’s name.


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