Festival Sponsors

The Festival is sponsored, in part, by:

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First Knox National Bank

Time Warner Cable

Our Festival Media Sponsors are:



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Mount Vernon News


Friends of the Festival

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is the premier event of the year in Downtown Mount Vernon. Your help is needed to help perpetuate the Festival. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival!

Festival Applications

The following applications are available for the Festival Contests & Shows:

Banjo Contest

Car Show

Cheerleading Competition

Fiddle Contest

Flat-pick Guitar Contest

Knox Idol

Motorcycle Show 

Quilt Show

We Never Run Alone 5K


For vendor applications, please go to our Festival Applications page.

Buy Tickets Now!

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers will be performing on Saturday, August 9. A limited amount of reserved seating has been set aside for this concert. Purchase Tickets Now!