WDVX and Clayton Center for the Arts announce new series of live radio shows

WDVX and Clayton Center for the Arts Announce New Series of Live Radio Shows, “Smoky Mountain Jamboree” 

July 12, 2018

East Tennessee’s own WDVX and the Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree, a live variety radio show debuting Fri., Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tenn. The live radio show will be 90 minutes in length with a second set for the Clayton Center theatre audience to follow.  Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at claytonartscenter.com or by calling the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.

The Smoky Mountain Jamboree will be hosted by Scott Hinds and produced by WDVX’s Tony Lawson. Conceived by Lawson to be a monthly show, Clayton Center for the Arts General Manager Blake Smith has been in talks with Lawson about the concept since last fall.

“When Tony approached us with the Live Radio Variety Show idea last fall, I was very interested," Smith said. "We have partnered with WDVX in the past with great success. After several meetings where Tony laid out his intent for the show at the Clayton Center to focus on Blount County, I knew it would enhance our community, and partnering with WDVX would help bring it all together. I think it will be a boon for us to highlight all Blount County has to offer and to expose more people to the Clayton Center and the talent and businesses that call Blount County home.” 

The first show of this planned series features the multi-talented Darrell Scott, author and actor Eugene Wolf with new tales and music from his one man play “The Book of Mamaw," Blount County’s own songbird Robinella, as well as surprises from Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. 

“WDVX is very excited to produce a program that improves and highlights our quality of place through live music and culture," Lawson said. "Collaborating with the Clayton Center for the Arts is a natural for WDVX to give Blount County and the region a platform for localism and community pride.”

Each show is planned for the last Friday of the month. Some months, shows may be taken on the road to a different location, and the plan is to produce shows 10 months out of the year.

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WDVX is an independent, listener-supported community public radio station and roots music is what we’re all about. Our broadcast license is held by 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization the Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation. WDVX broadcasts at 200 watts on 89.9 MHz and is licensed to the City of Clinton, TN. We serve counties in the Cumberland Mountains and the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Our main transmitter is atop Cross Mountain in Campbell County, TN. We also broadcast in Knoxville at 102.9 from translator W275AD and in the Seymour area at 93.9 on translator W230BR. The station has studios in Knoxville, TN & Norris, TN.

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The Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus and constructed through a unique partnership between the College and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, is East Tennessee’s venue for arts and entertainment. As a gathering place for the community and the home of Maryville College fine and performing arts programs, the Clayton Center provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts. 

The 1,200-seat Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre features dance, theatre, concerts, lectures and other events. The 250-seat Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall hosts a wide variety of musicians and performers. The 200-seat Haslam Family Flexible Theatre is capable of supporting theatrical performances from amateur and professional companies. Four art galleries display collections and works of art from Appalachia and beyond.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.