September 1st – 2nd

Join us for Ancient Sounds – a two-day music event that celebrates the rich musical traditions of the Celtic and Appalachian musical roots of our region. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Historic Ramsey House, this unique festival offers an opportunity to be immersed in captivating melodies and foot-stomping rhythms as talented musicians and performers transport you to a bygone era. Experience the soulful tunes of Celtic music, resonating with ancient melodies and haunting ballads, and then delight in the vibrant sounds of Appalachian music, deeply rooted in our East Tennessee history.

Indulge in delectable local cuisine and explore artisan vendors offering handcrafted treasures that pay homage to the region’s heritage.

Whether you’re an avid fan of Celtic or Appalachian music or simply seeking a fun day of good food and great music, Ancients Sounds promises an unforgettable weekend of music, history, and community. Come to the Historic Ramsey House and let the ancient melodies carry you away on a musical journey you won’t soon forget.

Dinner in the Fork – Friday, September 1st
Savor mouth watering creations by Two Coaches BBQ, renowned for their delectable barbecue and flavorful side dishes. With your complimentary drink ticket, enjoy a delicious Sugarlands Distilling signature cocktails, a Schulz Brau Brewing beer, or other non-alcoholic beverages as you take in the two featured artists of the evening: The Sternwheelers and New Johns Creek Grass!

Gathering on the Grounds – Saturday, September 2nd
Join us for an unforgettable day of music, food, and community at Gathering on the Grounds! This event features live performances by talented local artists, accompanied by an array of delectable offerings from our lineup of local food trucks and local breweries. The Historic Ramsey House will also be open for tours! Performances by Tennessee Travelers, West Wend, Wild Blue Yonder, Nicholas Edward Williams, and Four Leaf Peat.

Whether rain or shine, bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor concert under an expansive tent on the beautiful grounds. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit All proceeds from this event go directly to the ongoing educational programming and preservation of the Historic Ramsey House.