ATVs & music: a holiday combination


HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the Cumberland Mountains as its scenic backdrop, this Memorial Day weekend will mix music and ATVs for a perfect holiday combination in Scott County, Tenn.

Two separate festivals await ATV and country music enthusiasts with concerts scheduled for both Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23.

Brimstone Recreation will feature a trio of up-and-coming acts on the Yamaha stage at its White Knuckle Event this weekend — Clare Dunn, Outshyne and Parmalee.

Parmalee is best known for their sophomore single, “Carolina,” which was the title track from their debut album. Clare Dunn was named by USA Today as an artist to watch in 2015.

At Full Throttle: Rally in the Woods, Trails End Campground will present country music legend Trace Adkins in concert Saturday night. Anthony Smith, a noted singer-songwriter who is from Scott County, will open for Adkins. Smith has written hit songs for a number of artists, including George Strait, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton.

On Friday at Trails End’s Budlight Stage, former American Idol contestant Brooke Eden will be featured.

Tickets for White Knuckle Event can be purchased by visiting

Tickets for Full Throttle can be purchased by visiting

While things might be a little noisy in the Cumberland Mountains with all the ATVs and concerts, there is a quieter option for holiday travelers on the peaceful side of Scott County. The 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area featured hundreds of miles of hiking trails, horse trails and mountain bike trails. While Bandy Creek Campground is booked for the weekend, primitive camping is permitted throughout the national park. A permit is required, and can be purchased at

On Monday, May 25, Oneida VFW Post 5669 will host its annual Memorial Day service. The event will begin at 11 a.m. by the Memorial Wall outside the VFW post home on U.S. Hwy. 27 in north Oneida. A lunch will follow the service.

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