Festival celebrates Tennessee’s burgeoning hemp industry
SMITHVILLE – The third annual “Middle of Somewhere Hemp Fest” will take over the scenic grounds of Bert Driver Nursery in DeKalb County on Saturday, Aug. 21 for a celebration of all things hemp.
The family and pet friendly event gives attendees the chance to learn about this vital Tennessee crop and to compare and purchase products from the best hemp growers and producers from across the state.
“Since we launched ‘Hemp Fest’ three years ago, we’ve watched hemp and CBD move from the fringes into the mainstream,” said Bert Driver, a fifth-generation nurseryman, hemp grower and host of Hemp Fest. “This will be a celebration of all things hemp in every sense of the word, with live music, events, activities and plenty of refreshments, including locally crafted beers.”
Headlining this year’s entertainment is Nashville’s rising rockers, The Weeks, performing originals and covers from their most recent release, “Inside The Covers.” The music starts around 6 p.m. with The Weeks slated to hit the stage around 8 p.m.
The stage, exhibits and food trucks will be set up around Driver’s working nursery for a uniquely scenic setting under the stars. Beverages and CBD products will be available in The Burlap Room tap house and dispensary on site, as well as at several outdoor booths.
The Burlap Bus shuttle service will be available serving the Center Hill Lake area to the Burlap Room. Call Lee at 615-516-1803 to book.
“If you’re curious about hemp, want to buy or learn from some of Tennessee’s leading producers, or are just looking for some good clean fun in the outdoors, come on out,” invites Driver. “You won’t be disappointed.”
Gates for the Middle of Somewhere Hemp Fest open at 4 p.m. and tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of the show. Capacity is limited. Advance tickets can be purchased at https://bertdriver.com/event-calendar/middle-of-somewhere-hemp-fest-iii or at the nursery, 175 Hurricane Ridge Rd, Smithville. For more information, call 615-597-9560.