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June 17-26, 2016 - Theatre Bristol presents "The Music Man"
Paramount Center for the Arts., Bristol, TN. Theatre Bristol's 51st Season features the Broadway favorite The Music Man! "Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize — this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall." The Music Man is directed by Glenn Patterson who recently directed Les Misérables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Paramount Center for the Arts. THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Visit paramountbristol.org for show times and tickets.

Friday, June 24, 2016 - Billy Joel Tribute
The Stranger: Billy Joel Tribute, 7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday, June 24, 2016 - Steele Cookin Band
8 PM, June 24, Studio Brew, downtown Bristol. The Steele Cookin’ Band is a tribute to all the great jam bands circa August 15, 1969 to the present. If you would like to hear Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Tedeschi Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Black Keys, Janis Joplin, Grace Potter, ZZ Top (early years), The Alabama Shakes, Jimi Hendrix, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, then you need to see the New Steele Cookin’ Band. Information at (423) 360-3258.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Red Bull Tennessee Pro National
Muddy Creek Raceway. See website at www.muddycreekraceway.com.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Bristol Ballet's 2nd Annual Fairy Party
Cumberland Square Park, 1 PM, June 25, 2016. Godmothers, grandmothers, mothers, and all those with a fairy spirit in your heart are invited to spend an afternoon with your little fairy! Saturday, June 25 from 1-3pm at Cumberland Square Park, Bristol Ballet will host a Fairy Party. The Fairy Party will feature a Scavenger Hunt, Fairy Treats, a Belk Fashion Show, and more! Fairy wings and accessories are provided. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children.“We wanted to host an event that will bring multiple generations together, and what could be more festive than a Fairy Party,” Committee Chair, Karen Tillison said. “I’m so thankful for our sponsor, Highlands Union Bank, and for the beautiful art work provided by Charles Vess.” The funds raised at the Fairy Party benefit the Bristol Ballet’s operations, performances and two scholarship programs: The Jerry Goodpasture Tuition Assistance Fund and the Teresangela Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Jerry Goodpasture Tuition Assistance Fund is a need-based fund that provides tuition assistance to qualifying students aged 5 and older. The Teresangela Memorial Scholarship Fund is a competitive scholarship fund for advanced students. Tuition for regular season classes, summer intensive classes, dance wear and other fees are provided for through the scholarship. Please contact Bristol Ballet at 276-669-6051 or info@bristolballet.org to RSVP to the Fairy Party. If you are unable to attend and would still like to donate, you may visit www.bristolballet.org.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - Full Moon Jam: New Hawkins County Grass
Downtown Center, 7 PM. For the 20th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 29th. Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available. You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces. Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Tennessee Skyline
6:45 PM, Chapter 979 Vietnam Veterans of America will open with Presentation of the Flag, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - Blues Extravanza
Blues Extravanganza featuring Bluesman & the Blues Essentials with special guests Jeff Lane, Samantha Gray, Billy Crawford, Jake Quillin & Lightnin Charlie! 7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday-Saturday, July 1-2, 2016 - Liberty Celebration 2016


"You're a Grand Old Flag", A Patriotic Musical Extravaganza at Eastman Troy F. Reid Employee Center. Tickets $5, first come-first serve basis. July 125 at 7:30 PM. July 2 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the door.

 

 



Monday, July 4, 2016 - Kingsport's Independence Day Parade
10 AM, Monday, July 4, 20o16. Mack Riddle American Legion 63rd Annual Independence Day Parade. Parade will begin on Center Street at the Kingsport Renaissance Center and end at the Kingsport Veterans Memorial on Fort Henry Drive. For more information, please contact Karen Jobeat (423) 392-8800.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - Blountville Ruritan 4th of July Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville. Registration is not required, and parade entrants will line up at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Participants are encouraged to have entries with an Independence Day theme. The parade route will begin at Keystone Drive, continuing through downtown Blountville and ending at the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse. Event is sponsored by the Blountville Ruritan. The event is free and open to the general public.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - "Old-Fashioned Independence Day"
11 AM to 5 PM, Monday, July 4, Rocky Mount State Historic Site at Piney Flats, TN. Rocky Mount State Historic Site will present its annual "An Old Fashioned Independence" on July 4th from 11-5. This event allows visitors to see how a fledgling nation celebrated the freedom it had fought so hard to obtain. A special ceremony beginning at 1 pm will include readings from the Declaration of Independence, hanging ribbons on the Liberty Tree, and militia drilling. Living history tours will be offered from 11-4 at regular admission price. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to use a quill pen, the very thing used to write and sign the Declaration of Independence, for an additional $3. For more information call (423) 538-7396 or (888) 538-1791 or visit rockymountmuseum.com.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - Folk Soul Revival and Fireworks Display
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. Fireworks at approx. 9:45 PM. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. 2016 Downtown Kingsport Summer Concert Series, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday, July 8, 2016 - Catfish Frye Band Hundred Acres
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - The Boxcars
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. 2016 Downtown Kingsport Summer Concert Series, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Fun Fest Kick-Off Celebration & Parade Band begins at 8 PM.
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - Radio Bristol Premieres: Malcolm Holcombe
7 PM, Friday, July 22, 2016, Radio Bristol Premieres: Malcolm Holcombe, Another Black Hole
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, whose "heartfelt baritone" (NPR) delivers "haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk" (Rolling Stone), will perform music from his latest album Another Black Hole on Radio Bristol Presents on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Produced by Grammy-winning producer and engineer Ray Kennedy and Brian Brinkerhoff, Another Black Hole features Holcombe's rasping vocals and bright, percussive guitar accentuating his insightful lyrics. "It is Malcom's perception of the world that make his songs hit you like a gunpowder blast. His gruff and tough delivery is a primordial power full of grit, spit, and anthropomorphic expression," says Kennedy. Tickets to be part of the studio audience for the live performance are $20.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers
7 PM, corner of Broad and Market Street, downtown Kingsport. 2016 Downtown Kingsport Summer Concert Series, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights. There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage at the corner of Market Street and Shelby Street. Public restrooms are available.

 

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Friends of 1927 Concert Series: The Quebe Sisters



Friends of 1927 Concert Series: The Quebe Sisters, 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 30, Theatre Bristol, 512 State St., Bristol, TN. The Birthplace of Country Music proudly welcomes Texas swing sweethearts The Quebe Sisters (sounds like “maybe”) to Theatre Bristol for an intimate Friends of 1927 Concert experience. The triple-threat fiddle champions and multi-part close harmony singers are alumni of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and have shared stages with music legends such as Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, and many more. The Friends of 1927 Concert Series is an intimate concert experience where fans have the opportunity to interact with the artists in a relaxed setting. Tickets to the show are $81 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, taxes and ticketing fees. Tickets go on sale to Friends of 1927 today.  Tickets go on sale to the general public July 1, 2016. 

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - "Oldies in the Park and Cruise-In"
6 PM to 10 PM, Blountville Community Park located behind the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse. Rock out to some fantastic Golden Oldies with Wanted Stranger! Hear "Under the Boardwalk", "This Magic Moment", "Mustang Sally", "Bring it on Home to Me", "Brown-Eyed Girl" and many more! Hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, funnel cakes. And to top it off, how about a Cruise-In with some old cars from the 50s-60s-70s! Wow, sure to be an evening you won't forget! Be there... Downtown Blountville, Sat., August 6, 2016, 6 PM to 10 PM. This event is free and is sponsored by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

Wanted Stranger was formed in 1985 from a young group of men from Bristol TN-VA. Originally known as "Tony Malone and the Drifters", their first recording was made in 1985. Today, the groups plays a wide variety of music for various musical events across the region.

Friday, August 19, 2016 - "The Fun Side of Genealogy"
10 AM to 12 Noon, Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Learn an exciting way to track your ancestors. See a fun and easy way to Photoshop your historic photographs, and hear more about managing your genealogical collection. Donation of $10 is suggested and will be used toward preserving the county's oldest archival records. Registration is required by August 12 by calling (423) 323-4660.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Tourism Planning meeting
4 PM at the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Meeting is an informal planning session for anyone interested in promoting tourism in Sullivan County. Information at (423) 323-4660.

Wednesday, August 20, 2016 - Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Bristol Motor Speedway. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum. Information and ticketing at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com, or call (866) 415-4158.


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8th Annual Historic Blountville Flea Market

8th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE, 9 AM to 4 PM, Great Stage Road, downtown Historic Blountville. Registration is $15. Pre-registration and fees required by Friday, September 2, 2016. A flea market paradise! Info at (423) 323-4660.

 

Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

2016 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion! Super exciting weekend coming September 16-18, 2016! Don't miss your chance to see Loretta Lynn, The Indigo Girls, Houndmouth, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Marty Stuart, Keller Williams, Hayes Carll, the Darrell Scott Band, Cracker, Steep Canyon Rangers, and many more amazing artists performing at Bristol Rhythm 2016 this September 16-18, 2016!


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Battle of Blountville marker dedication

The Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park Executive Board cordially invites you to the special dedication of the Welcome Sign for the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park at 2 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Be sure to attend this park dedication and be a part of history in the making! Location is at the corner of Highway 394 and Blountville By-Pass in downtown Historic Blountville. Information at (423) 323-4660.

 

September 23-25, 2016 - Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment

2016 BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Don't miss the exciting lineup for the 2016 Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment! This year's event will be held at Historic Brown's Meadows, Highway 394, just off Exit 69, Historic Blountville, TN. Don't miss 3 days of exciting fun as reenactors from across the country gather to recreate what it was like during the Battle of Blountville which took place on September 22, 1863. Friday is School Days, which is dedicated to living history segments for students from East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Students will enjoiy learning about soap-making, see artillery demonstrations, military drills, medical displays while visiting the Union and Confederate encampments to see what camp life was like during the Civil War. Saturday events will include a Ladies Tea at 11 AM, and the actual Reenactment will take place at 1 PM, followed by the Military Park Welcome Sign Dedication at 2:30 PM. An old-time outdoor Worship Service will begin at 10 AM on Sunday, followed by the Reenactment at 1 PM. Lots of other activities will take place during the weekend, and further details will be announced. Information at (423) 323-4660. Be sure to visit our Facebook page! Or, visit the Battle of Blountville Civil War website.

 

October 21, 2016 - Sullivan County Heritage Tourism Meeting
10 AM to 12 Noon, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville, TN.

December 10-12, 2016 - Christmas at Historic Blountville

6 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2016. Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 6 PM, followed by some joyous Christmas caroling led by the Blountville Middle School Choir under the direction of Darren Malcolm.

2 PM, Saturday, December 12, 2016. Blountville Ruitan Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Blountville. Registration is not required, and parade entrants will line up at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Participants are encouraged to have entries with an Independence Day theme. The parade route will begin at Keystone Drive, continuing through downtown Blountville and ending at the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse. Event is sponsored by the Blountville Ruritan. The event is free and open to the general public.

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • Blountville Farmers Market, 12 Noon, each Thurs., April through October, located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at Blountville. Info at 423.323.4660.
  • Cooper's Gem Mine, 11 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 12 Noon to 5 PM on Saturdays, from the 1st of April through October 31. For group tours and information, please call (423) 323-5680. Beginning in October 2015, an online store will be available at coopersgemmine.com and will include natural artifacts.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, 2012, TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the train station in downtown Bristol. Info at 423.646.7780.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
  • Netherland Inn, Open Saturday and Sunday - May through October. Hours: 2p.m. to 4p.m. Admission: Adults $4.00 and age 6 and under $1.00. Group Tours: April through October by appointment- School, Civic and Church Groups Welcome!
  • Old Deery Inn and Museum, Tours are by reservation for group tours of 8 or more. Tickets are $5 per person; children under 12 are $3. (423) 323-4660.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, John Singleton Mosby Camp #1409, meets at 6PM, 4th Monday of each month, Mama's House Buffet, John B. Dennis Parkway, Kingsport, TN.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Lt. Stephen Powell Camp, meets at 7PM, 3rd Monday of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville.
  • Sullivan County Historical and Genealogical Society meets at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville. Free admission. General public is cordially invited. (423) 323-4660.
  • TAMHA Traditional Appalachian Music Heritage Association holds jam sessions at 6PM every Friday at the Anderson Townhouse in historic downtown Blountville. Jams are also held from 2-4 PM at the Bristol Tennessee Welcome Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Free and open to the general public.
  • Mountain Mysteries Bus Tours - An exciting year-round adventure. Explore the mysteries of your mountain heritage... Get ready for a fun group or family adventure that you'll treasure for a lifetime! The Appalachian GhostWalks Tour Bus is now available for regional tour and charter services for groups of five, or more, up to a maximum of fourteen of your friends and family. Beautifully restored, our bus features a fantastic audio/visual system, perfect for holiday and birthday parties as well as other special occasions. Enjoy transportation to and from any or all of our single evening tours, as well as our full-day vacation packages. Call 423.743.WALK (9255) to inquire about booking the bus for a day, or a night out with a group of your friends, family, or co-workers. Visit the website at AppalachianGhostWalks.com for full details. All tours are perfect for children as a positively spooky and fun family adventure!

         

 

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