SMITHVILLE – WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will air live coverage of the 47th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree on Friday, July 6 beginning at 7 p.m. on WCTE’s main channel, and again on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 5 p.m. on both WCTE’s main channel as well as the Tennessee Channel. Live coverage can also be accessed at wcte.org at these times.
Added to regular coverage of the Jamboree stage this year is WCTE’s Street Pass, which provides an inside look at the Arts and Crafts vendors at the Jamboree as well as patron interviews from Jamboree visitors from around the world.
“The entire WCTE Production team, including Senior Live Events Producer Daniel Duarte, has been working on production for Street Pass and the Fiddlers’ Jamboree for months now to bring our viewers the highest quality viewing experience to date.” Said Brent Clark, Director of Content and Digital Media at WCTE.
This will be the first time the Fiddlers’ Jamboree will air on the Tennessee Channel, which receives content from each PBS Station in Tennessee. WCTE Production is pleased to contribute Jamboree coverage to the Tennessee Channel, which will provide all Tennesseans a glimpse of this annual event and will also air an encore on Sunday, July 8.
WCTE has aired the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree for more than 30 years, and the show has been distributed to PBS stations nationally. The family-friendly event has brought recognition to Tennessee, DeKalb County and Smithville, thanks to its tradition of performance and presentation of Appalachian Heritage. For more information, visit smithvillejamboree.com
WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 39 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN., making it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS affiliates nationwide.