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Preserving Americana Roots Music & Serving the Community.

“We Endeavor to Persevere.”

About Us

The Council of Americana Roots Music, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2010 with a dual benefit of cultural enrichment and community development.  Our mission is to preserve, present, and archive music of original singer-songwriters, and utilize music art as a resource for community economic growth.

Jack Stoddart and his wife Lynne began hosting music gatherings on their secluded farm around 10-15 years ago in rural Overton County, TN. It all started with an annual music festival, called ‘Jammin at Hippie Jacks’. The project quickly gained momentum and has now sustainably turned all of its events into food, coat, shoes, and children’s toy drives for the underprivileged living on the Cumberland Plateau.

 In 2015 Stoddart began to focus his time and energy into humanitarian efforts for Appalachians in former mining communities around Overton County. It began simply, by asking people to bring in donations of food and clothes to distribute to people that Stoddart knew personally. The next step of increasing outreach was teaming up with; Soles4Souls, The Stephens Center, The AD Foundation, and TDOT Recycling. With incredible support from other organizations and locals, COARM aspires to expand it’s outreach for the community.


Sanctuary Events

Don’t miss our series of free monthly benefit concerts, happening Sept-Dec on the Hippie Jack farm.  These events are designed to allow everyone to help someone less fortunate, while also enjoying live Americana Roots mu

May '19 Festival

Join us May 23rd-26th of 2019 for our annual celebration of original Americana Roots Music, Camping, Arts, & Peace on the Stoddart family farm in Overton County, TN. 

Become a Donor

Become part of the solution for as little as $5 a month, become a lifetime sanctuary donor, or become an official sponsor of the festival.

What we offer

Amenities & Services During Festival

Americana music
Kid-friendly activities
Solar Shower
Food & Craft Vendors
River access
(931) 445-2072
642 Shiloh Road Crawford, TN 38554

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