TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is 3 weeks out!

21 Aug

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Howdy y’all!  We’re just over three weeks away from an absolutely incredible weekend of music at the serene property in the NW Georgia mountains known as Cherokee Farms on the weekend of September 13-14, and I thought I’d get you all fired up with some observations from enthusiastic musicians and patrons from the April Hoot.  Dave Jordan (Neighborhood Improvement Association) summed up nicely just yesterday the feeling one gets about coming to a camping TDawg event:

“Looking forward to playing another one of Thomas Helland‘s festivals. I was on his first one, 15 years ago and it’ll be nice to catch up with some old friends. Rumor has it, Duane Trucks will be joining Gregory Hodges and Will Repholz and I to rock Cherokee Farms. Yeah u rite!”


Caroline Aiken – “A weekend full of family and friends, and the HOOTNENANNY was SO wonderful, the line up was so great with the Ragbirds, Strung LIke A Horse, and so many others…. my band made me so proud: John Pagano , Eddie Glikin and Bob Glick and with the “musicians at large”: (indeed LARGE!!) Donna Hopkins and Ralph Roddenbery, floating and soaking everyone with musical love….it was an honor to be included in the weekend, Thanks Thomas Helland!!!”

Lefty Williams – “Thanks for an awesome time! I had a blast sitting in with everybody.”
Wildman Steve – “A GREAT Hoot, thanks to TDawg, Tree Leaf Sound, all the great musicians and all the beautiful people who came! We had us a TIME!! Love y’all!”
Jake Pelham – “Even though I couldn’t make it, I just wanted to thank T-Dawg and his entire crew for a most excellent HOOT! Because they always are……”
Dan Davidson – “A weekend at the hootenanny makes a return to the “real world” a little easier to handle.”
Mitta Chestnutt – “Happy Hootenanny ! My kids and I had an amazing time. Sending love and blessings and see ya in September:)”
Conner Allred – “Wow what a weekend in Lafayette GA mtns, celebrating Missy’s birthday weekend camping out with friends and enjoying some of the best bluegrass music we ever heard. Thanks Thomas Helland for putting all that together!”
Shawndell Natter – “Since the days at the old Back Porch venue, to the here and now at beautiful Cherokee Farms… My goodness!! the music, the love, the gathering of all the beautiful people with such amazing energy is spectacular! You did it again!! 🙂 We had a blast! THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!!! We are very grateful! Keep em’ coming!!! HOOT HOOT!!”
Debbie Yancey – “Thank you so much T-Dawg. It was more fun than ever!!”
Alright now – make your plans now to attend the HOOT in mid-September!  It’s going to be quite the throwdown of music, folks are fired up!  Expect the unexpected and embrace it all.  You WILL hear something new and explosive; you WILL be blown away by the jams created onstage and off; you WILL feel the raw energy of the Grateful Fred Tent and feel his presence even if you didn’t know him; you WILL leave Cherokee Farms with the feeling of anticipation for the spring Hootenanny next April 4-5!  HOOOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

ADVANCE TICKETS for FRI-SAT and SAT ONLY are available now at the links below.

***All advance purchases will receive a copy of a compilation from TDawg Presents’ 2nd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny that occurred in December of 2012, featuring Papa Mali, Larry Keel, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Hall, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ike Stubblefied, Grant Green Jr., Deep Blue Sun and more!

FRI-SAT $50 ADV/$60 gate (includes camping)

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SAT ONLY $40 ADV/$50 gate (includes camping)

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SAT DAY passes are available at the gate for $40.  Kids 13-16 are $20, Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE.  NO DOGS PLEASE!!


Key West Inn, 2221 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH: (706) 638-8200

Days Inn, 2209 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH: (706) 639-9362

2 Responses to “TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is 3 weeks out!”

  1. thelland7 September 12, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Reblogged this on TDawg Presents and commented:

    I figure that this repost is relevant today 😉 In this crazy world that we inhabit, surrounded by so much wrong, it’s nice to have “it” right. The Hootenannies are right! If you’ve never been, you need to give it a try. HOOT HOOT!!



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