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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.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - Dawn of Hope Golf Classic
Johnson City Country Club, Morning and Afternoon Tee Times, $150 per player. 2-Person-Select Shot, Open and Co-Ed Divisons. Two $10,000 Hole-In-One. For more information, please call 423.722.1689 or visit the website at www.dawnofhope.com.
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
8th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE, 9 AM to 4 PM, Great Stage Road, downtown Historic Blountville. This 8th annual event is a flea marketer's paradise, with good food, great music and bargains galore! Vendor spaces are $15, first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration and fees required by Friday, September 2, 2016. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM. For additional information, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660. Don't miss this one!
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!
September 24, 2016 - HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR DAYS
2016 BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR DAYS SET FOR SEPT. 24, 2016
The Battle of Blountville Reenactment Committee has announced plans for “Blountville Civil War Days”, a 1-day living history event to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, near the old Sullivan County Courthouse in downtown Historic Blountville. The event will include skirmishes and numerous living history demonstrations that will depict life during the Civil War. The event is free and open to the general public. For additional information, please contact Ric Dulaney at (423) 863-5247 or the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660. Be sure to visit our Facebook page!
BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE MILITARY PARK WELCOME SIGN DEDICATION
11 AM, Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, Hwy. 394 and Blountville By-Pass, downtown Historic Blountville.
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 11 AM on Saturday, September 24, 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.
October 21, 2016 - Sullivan County Heritage Tourism Meeting
10 AM to 12 Noon, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville, TN.
November 5-6, 2016 - "A WALK IN THEIR BOOTS" - Special Event
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.
- 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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