PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not available for weather-based issues.
September 28, 2019
Gates @ 6pm | Show @ 8pm
You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this show.
This concert venue is outside in the prison's exercise yard with limited lighting. We recommend bringing a small flashlight if you do not have a light on your phone.
Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.
August 3, 2019
4:00pm — Camping Area Opens
6:00pm — Concert Entrance Gate Opens
FREE CAMPING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT ONLY.
Camp Sites Open at 4:00pm
There will be a limited number of primitive sites (tents only, no showers) available for this show. Camp sites are first-come, first-served. Campers must be packed up and off the property by 10:00am the following Sunday morning. Brushy Mtn Group reserves the right to eject any camper(s) at any time for inappropriate behavior or violation of any other rules.
The concert stage and viewing areas are located behind the main prison wall. Yes, the same area known as “The Yard” where Tennessee’s most hardened criminals used to spend time, and you’ll be behind the same wall James Earl Ray climbed to escape.
When you arrive you must present a valid ID and your ticket before entering.
9182 Highway 116, Petros, TN 37845
The Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary is located in Petros, TN. Brushy is about 16 miles from Oak Ridge, 40 miles from Knoxville, 83 miles from Chattanooga, and 150 miles from Nashville.
Be prepared. If you’re going to camp be sure to bring everything you need. The location is relatively remote, so running to Wal-Mart to pick up something you forgot isn’t going to happen.
No. If you need cash, we advise bringing it.
YES. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this concert.
Everyone on-site, all of their belongs and vehicles are subject to search upon entry. The list below will help you know what you can and cannot bring onto the Brushy Mountain grounds.
YES Alcohol Read Our Alcohol Policy
YES Point and shoot cameras/cameras with detachable lens less than 2" long
YES Tents and everything required to put your tent up
YES Radios, just be mindful of your neighbors
NO Portable Camping Grill Read Our Policy
NO Generator Read Our Policy
NO Kegs Read Our Policy
NO Firearms, Knives, or Weapons OF ANY KIND
NO Illegal Substances
NO Bicycles or any other 2-wheeled transportation device
NO Professional cameras (with detachable lenses longer than 2")
NO Pets (even really, really tiny ones that tend to be yappers)
NO Glow Sticks
NO Box trucks/trailers Read Our Policy
NO Laser pens or similar focused light device
NO Vending (Sharing, yes. Selling, no.)
NO Motorized Tools
YES One (1) Original Sealed Water Bottle (smaller than 1L, please)
YES Clear Bags made of clear plastic or clear vinyl which do not exceed 20" x 15" x 9"
YES Waist Pack, Fanny Packs, or Similar
YES Small Clutch Bags up to 4.5" x 5.5"
YES Empty Hydration Packs with a gear capacity of 2.5L/150 cubic inches with no more than two front pockets (i.e., water bladder + 2 additional front pockets). No larger than 20" x 15" x 9".
YES Lawn Chair (less than a foot off the ground)
YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2" long
NO Totems (you know, those silly signs on poles that get in other peoples way)
NO Food/Drinks, other than water and small snack (Trail mix, yes. Double cheeseburger, no)
NO Selfie Sticks, Go Pro Sticks, Tripods
NO Outside Alcohol (Alcohol will be sold in venue)
NO Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground
NO Anything that's prohibited elsewhere on festival grounds
ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Yes. Parking on-site will be available at no charge. Parking your CAR, PICKUP TRUCK, CAMPER, or SIDE-BY-SIDE will be about as easy as it gets. Once you arrive, you'll be directed by our super-friendly parking folks to a spot that's just right. Carpooling is encouraged.
There will be NO RE-ENTRY. If you leave you will have to purchase another ticket to come back inside the concert venue.
Let’s face it, sometimes when we’re having fun we lose things. It happens so don’t panic. The Lost & Found area can be found in the old LAUNDRY BUILDING. The nice thing about that building, you’ll walk right past it coming into the concert venue and once again when you’re exiting after the concert is over.
We'll do our best to make sure everyone is safe during the show. On-site security and emergency medical staff will be available during the show day. If you need any assistance, go to the nearest Medical Tent, or ask any Brushy staff member for assistance.
Just like the law enforcement officers in your hometown, our police expect you to obey the highway safety laws, and they’re prepared to enforce them. They’re especially strict about open container violations, so think, do you really want to start the weekend behind bars? After all you’re headed to a decommissioned prison to have fun. You don’t want to end up in an active prison not having fun and ending up with a very unflattering nickname.
Please stay in your car, especially when you’re waiting in line to enter the Brushy grounds. Brushy used to be a very unfriendly place. It’s a super friendly place now so don’t ruin for yourself, your friends and everyone else. Besides, someone might post your shenanigans to social media and the world will know what a fool you can be. Don’t cut in line. It’s a concert, and lines are inevitable, so be prepared to deal with it like you live in the greatest place in the galaxy.
Fill up your tank before getting in line to enter the festival. There are gas stations close, but you don’t want to lose your place. Use the restroom before you arrive. There are no bathrooms in line of cars. Pack something to snack on and nonalcoholic beverages (see arrival tip #1). Listen to your favorite band, play some trivia and be patient. You’re about to be in a super cool place that only criminals used to experience. You’ll be on-site soon enough.
Parking your CAR, PICKUP TRUCK, CAMPER, or SIDE-BY-SIDE will be about as easy as it gets. Once you arrive, you'll be directed by our super-friendly parking folks to a spot that's just right. Carpooling is encouraged.
No. Only tents are allowed in the designated camping areas.
No. We'll have all of the entertainment you'll need on a huge stage for several hours.
Yes. But be very mindful of those around you. While you might like a loud Bluetooth speaker kicking a little Jimmy Buffet at 3am, we’re quite positive your neighbors won’t.
No. Open flames will not be permitted within the campgrounds or anywhere on the Brushy site.
RVs are not allowed for this specific show. Maybe for the next one, but not this one.
Motorcycles are cool, but please no funny stuff like revving motors, burnouts or impersonations of Evil Knievel. We’ll have designated area just for you to park your sweet ride.
OTHER VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT PERMITTED INCLUDE:
All bicycles or scooters, Segways, Pocket Bikes, skateboards, etc…
Each person may bring in 1 case of beer (24 cans), 1.75 liter of hard liquor (no glass), and 1 boxes of wine. Anything over this amount is considered “excessive” and will be confiscated. No kegs are allowed in the campgrounds.
No. There will not be any food vendors or alcohol sold in the camping area. There will be food trucks in the concert venue area as well as vendors selling beer.
No to electrical outlets and no to Wi-Fi. There is limited cell service unless you’re on AT&T. For some strange reason AT&T placed a huge cell tower right outside the Brushy gates.
Nope. You can sleep in your car, sleeping bag on the ground under the stars or in a cardboard box. It’s up to you. The last thing anyone wants is you drinking and driving after the show.
We are NOT allowing gas powered anything. This includes generators, chain saws, radios (if they exist), toothbrushes, you get the idea…
Additionally we are not allowing propane grills or any other kind of fire in the camping area. This policy may change for future shows, but for this show we’re simply not allowing it.
Yes, there will be port-a-johns.
No, there will not be showers.