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Apr. 21, 2017 - Tanya Tucker - Benefit Performance
7:00 PM, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. Phone 423.274.8920. Click here for information and ticketing. In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said "You're Gonna Hear From Me." Truer words have never been spoken. For four decades, her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence has helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the Country Music genre. Part of that appeal lies in the fact that Tucker's resume contains some of the most groundbreaking songs of the format's history. Songs like Alex Harvey's "Delta Dawn," Dallas Frazier's "What's Your Mama's Name" and David Allan Coe's "Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)" firmly established Tanya Tucker as an artist from whom you could always expect the unexpected. Her early hits also contained some kick-up-your-heels moments, like "Texas (When I Die)," "San Antonio Stroll," and "Here's Some Love." In the 1980s, Tucker's star continued to shine as she moved over to Capitol Records in the middle part of the decade. It was there that she released some of the most potent material of her illustrious career, such as "One Love At A Time," "Just Another Love," and "Strong Enough To Bend." The next decade showed no let down in her momentum, as she hit with songs that continued to touch her fan base – like "Two Sparrows In A Hurricane," "Soon," and "Little Things." However, Tanya Tucker represents much more than just a collection of hit songs – not that her resume isn't impressive. But, what makes the singer unforgettable is her stage show. On one side of the coin, she can show her vulnerable side – through the emotional lyrics of many of her heartbreaking ballads. But, there's that other side of Tucker – which she showcases her flirtatious and sensual side. Both of these elements have kept Tucker a crowd favorite for many years – and are among the reasons that her fans are grateful that she is returning to the road after an absence of a few years. And, the best is yet to come for this future Country Music Hall of Fame member. With a new album forthcoming, the power house vocalist is set to remind listeners just why artists such as Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson consider her to be one of their biggest influences. She's lived a life full of love and heartbreak, and bounced back no matter the odds. In the crazy world of the music business, Tanya Tucker defines the word "legend," but also "survivor."


April 22, 2017 - Arcadia United Methodist Church grave dedication
The Order of Confederate Rose Chapter 11, Wild Mountain Roses of Elizabethton, will be dedicating the graves of three Confederate soldiers buried in the Arcadia United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kingsport, TN. The ceremony will be held at 3 PM on April 22, 2017. The general public is cordially invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Clara Craft.

April 22, 2017 - NASCAR Xfinity Series - Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300
Saturday, 12:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

April 23, 2017 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Food City 500
Sunday, 2 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

April 29, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Tazewell, Tennessee
307 Old Kentucky Rd., Tazewell, TN. April 28 at 10 AM to April 30 at 4 PM.


April 29-30, 2017 - Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place
The Garden Fair is the last full weekend of April. Demonstrations of springtime activities on a 19th century farmstead and sales of plants, garden accessories, farm products, and related arts are the focus. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, animals, and educational “talks and walks” are important parts of the event. Begun in 1984.  2017 date: April 29 and 30. Information at 423.288.6071. A true celebration of heritage farming and heirloom gardening, the Spring Garden Fair is a favorite of area gardeners, from novice to expert, with offerings that include rare and hard-to-find plants as well as tried-and-true favorites. Thousands of plants will be for sale -- perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs -- with the emphasis on herbs, native and heirloom plants including a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes. Folk and yard artisans will be selling their wares as well.  This year we are adding a very special gardening event. The UT Extension Master Gardener Class will sponsor the Back-Porch Garden Sale, inside the Roseland building, where people will be able to find all kinds of new and used garden items for sale, including pots, hypertufa containers, plants, gardening magazines, books and much more.  Need advice to make your yard look beautiful?  The Master Gardeners will be on hand at their Plant Clinic/Information table to answer your questions.  They can give you information about the Perennial Plant of the Year, Asciepias tuberosa, more commonly known as the Butterfly Weed.  And there will also be projects and activities on the Back Porch for children to make and take. Throughout the weekend, craftspeople and volunteers will demonstrate springtime activities typically found on a nineteenth-century farm.  Over by the Roseland-side barn, the Overmountain Weavers Guild continues their long tradition of “Sheep to Shawl,” where they card (clean, separate and straighten) our sheep’s wool, spin it into yarn and weave the yarn into cloth -- all within hours.  This year, the weavers plan to make a scarf on Saturday, while the popular shearing of the sheep will take place on Saturday at 1:00 pm and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Across the road on the historic farm side of Exchange Place, the hearth kitchen will be filled with wonderful aromas as the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society churns butter on Saturday, and then prepares spring tansies (puddings) and seasonal vegetables on Sunday.  Our Junior Apprentices, meanwhile, will be in the garden offering insights into our heirloom plants.  The blacksmith’s shop will be active all weekend as Will Vogt from Graysburg Forge and Catherine Shook, a recent graduate of the John C. Campbell Folk School, will demonstrate the importance of a blacksmith on an antebellum farm. A wide variety of hands-on children’s activities will be found all around the farmstead, and your young’uns will certainly want to say hello to our resident animals, including Delilah (our cow), Jenny (our donkey), and our three horses, plus our sheep and Guinea hogs. Two other popular features of the Garden Fair will be back again.  Retired World Champion Whimmy Diddler Will Hines of Greeneville will be on hand to direct the 8th Annual Edens Ridge Whimmy Diddle Competition at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Open to all ages, Mr. Hines and others will be under the main tent, just a few yards away from the Preston House, starting at 2 p.m., to offer valuable pointers and practice time prior to the contest, in which the winners will receive trophies made by local woodworker Gary Albertson.  Meanwhile, on Saturday, Linda Doan will be leading a Maypole decoration and dance.  Brought to this country by our European ancestors, it is a traditional and colorful celebration of spring. Music fills the air during the Spring Garden Fair.  A smorgasbord of local talent is scheduled to perform throughout the weekend; a complete schedule is listed below.  (Please note, however, that it is always subject to last-minute changes.)  And don't worry, if you get hungry or thirsty, baked goods, lunch, drinks and snacks (including the ever-popular kettle corn!) will be available. Admission is $3 for adults and is free for children under the age of 12.  Proceeds from the event helps keep our animals fed and with the restoration and upkeep of the site, which is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Apr. 29, 2017 - The Return of Carl Tanner
7:30 PM, Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Ave., Kingsport, TN. World-renowned tenor Carl Tanner returns to the Eastman stage with opera, operetta and Broadway favorites. Repertoire includes... Puccini: Preludio sinfonico; Mascagni: La Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo; Verdi: Rigoletto, La Donna e mobile; and Puccini: Nessun Dorma. Tickets are $30. See Symphony of the Mountains website for furthe information.

May 5-7, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Tipton Haynes

May 5 at 8 AM to May 7 at 3 PM, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601.


May 6, 2017 - Netherland Inn Opening Day for 2017
10 AM to 4 PM. Performers include Popular Hill Reunion at 11 AM, Little Ellie's String Band at 1 PM, and Ryan Redman at 3 PM. Members of the Nation of Yuchi Native Americans will display and explain Herbes used for medicinal purposes, historic tools and stories of their heritage and culture. Johnny Spriggs will bring Historic Kingsport post cards telling about many historic buildings in Kingsport as well as Johnson City and Jonesborough. Sycamore Shoals Fife & Drum Corp will perform atraditional ceremony for sending the soldiers to American Revolution Battle at 2 PM. Bettye Creasey and Adeline Carver will conduct a free chochet class with all supplies and materials furnished beginning at 11 AM. Weyman Sluss will demonstrate original chair caning designs. Storyteller Bruce Campbell tells storeis with handmade toys for sale from 10 AM to 12 noon. Blacksmith Bobby Isley from Greeneville will be on hand with his 1862-1869 blacksmith wagon demonstrating the art of making iron flowers with a display of handmade cooking utensils for sale. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, drinks and dessert will be on hand for $5. Don't miss this one at 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. Admission is free. For further information, please call 423.246.1104.


May 8, 2017 - "The Four-Legged Soldier in the Civil War"
May 8, 2017, 7 PM, Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport TN, Room 310. One of the country’s most distinguished Civil War historians, James I. Robertson Jr. will address the TCCWRT on May 8, 2017, on the topic of “The Four-Legged Soldier in the Civil War”.  Dr. Robertson will speak to the critical role played by horses and mules in the war, far more of whom died than did humans, and to the invaluable role played by regimental mascots in boosting the morale and lifting the spirits of soldiers on both sides.

Dr. Robertson is the author or editor of more than 25 books on the Civil War. He served as Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in commemorating the war's 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech before retiring in 2011 as Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History.  The recipient of every major award given in Civil War history and lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker than anyone else in the field of Civil War studies.


May 8, 2017 - Kingsport Chamber 25th Annual Golf Scramble
Two Flights (shotgun start) 8:45 AM or 2 PM (Rain Date: Monday, May 15). Download the Entry Form.

May 12-13, 2017 - Tea at The Netherland Inn
Make your reservations now for tea at The Netherland Inn and a celebration of Kingsport's Centennial. Event will begin at 12 noon and end at 2 pm on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13. Admission is $15 per person, payment in advance requested. Menu includes gluten-free items. Wear your fanciest hat - a few extras will be available at the Inn. Photos will be taken and can be emailed to you. Tours of the Inn will be available following the conclusion of the tea. Special performances will include: Friday, May 12, Katie Richardson, local harpist and author, and Saturday, May 13, Leslie Peters TEntler, native of Kingsport now an author living near ATlanta. Tickets are limited to 32 per day. Checks may be made payable to The Netherland Inn, mailed to Sherry Cox, 532C Fleetwood Court, Kingsport, TN 37660. Additional information at 423.276.6747.


May 13, 2017 - Colbaugh Cemetery Dedication
3 PM, Sat., May 13, 2017, Colbaugh Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN. The Order of the Confederate Rose [OCR] will be honoring four Confederate soldiers buried in the Colbaugh Cemetery. The general public is cordially invited to attend.

May 20-21, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Resaca, GA
Relive the first major battle of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Held on over 650 acres of the original battlefield. Camps open to the public at 9 AM. Battle at 2 PM each day, rain or shine. Admission $5 Adults, $2 Children 6-12, and free admission to children 5 and under. k Events include exciting battles both days, CSA cemetery memorial service, camp tours and talks, living history activities, cavalry competition, period medical demonstrations, period church service, period dance on Saturday night, Reenactor clothing "yard sale", shopping at sulter row, food and beverage vendors and more. Resaca is located just off I-75 approx. 40 miles south of Chattanooga and 70 miles north of ATlanta. From I-75, take exit #320 (Lafayette, GA Hwy. 136), go east approx. 3/10 mile to US Hwy. 41. Turn left, go north approx. 3 miles, then turn right onto Chitwood Rd. (the area is well marked with event signs). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the REsaca Battlefield preservation efforts of the Friends of Resaca Battlefield, Inc. Hosted annually by the volunteers of the George Division Reenactors Association, Inc.


May 19, 2017 - Triumphant Quartet
7:00 PM, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. Phone 423.274.8920. Click here for information and ticketing. The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.


May 21, 2017 - 2017 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Celebration
9 AM Sun., May 21, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017 12 PM. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

May 22, 2017 - 30th Annual Golf Classic
The Dawn of Hope Foundation is delighted to announce the 30th Annual Golf Classic,  presented by Cantech, to be held on Monday, May 22nd at the Johnson City Country Club! Come enjoy a fun-filled day on the course with complimentary breakfast, lunch, beverages, an event polo and opportunities to win prizes all while networking with the more than 150 top business and community leaders who participate in the tournament! The tournament will be a 2-person team, select shot event with both 8:30 am and 1:30pm tee times. Coed teams are welcomed.  The registration fee for each player is $150, which will include cart and green fees at the Country Club. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Chik-fil-A of Elizabethton, Outback Steakhouse and Honey Hot Dogs.  There will be prizes for putting, long drive, closest to the pin, and closest to the line contest winners. All participants receive a complimentary moisture wicking polo, a bag of goodies, and entrance into the door prize drawing.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Developmental, Residential, Vocational and Health Service Programs, which aim to increase independence, healthy living, active participation in the community, access to employment opportunities and an overall higher quality of life for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities in the Northeast Tennessee Region. 

June 24, 2017 - 2017 Tennessee National Pro Motocross at Muddy Creek Raceway
8 AM, Muddy Creek Raceway, 450 Ridgeway Drive Blountville, TN 37617. Come spend the weekend with us and be a part of this great experience! The Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville debuted as part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 2013.  Held at the highly regarded Muddy Creek Raceway, a top destination for regional motocross enthusiasts since the 1970s. This marked the pro national series’ return to the Southeast region of the U.S. for the first time in nearly two decades. Nestled in a natural amphitheater and lined by the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee, the Muddy Creek circuit is popular with both racers and fans. The rich soil makes for superb traction, and the natural setting makes for almost 100% viewing of the action on the racetrack from almost any spectator vantage point. Hosted by Sam Gammon of Victory Sports, the highly respected organizer of the United States Mega Series, the Carolina Ultra Series, The Best In Georgia Series, the Southern All-Stars Series, the Indoor Winter Series, and numerous other youth and amateur events, the Tennessee National will become a permanent fixture on the Lucas Oil Pro National Series and most likely remain in June. Click here for additional information.


July 4, 2017 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade!
2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN. Lineup will begin at Keystone Drive, and parade route will continue down Hwy. 126, ending at the Sullivan County Courthouse. There is no registration. Parade participants will lineup at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Phone 423.323.4660.


July 4, 2017 - Bluff City Annual Independence Day Parade
5 PM, downtown Bluff City, TN. Contact Wanda Phillips at Bluff City City Hall.


July 4, 2017 - Kingsport Annual Independence Day Parade
Details to be announced.


July 4, 2017 - Kingsport Pops!
7 PM to 12 Midnight, downtown Kingsport. On July 4, we’re taking our normal July 4th event to the next level. It’s called Kingsport Pops. While it can mean fireworks, it really means that the Symphony of the Mountains will be joining us!  

July 14-22, 2017 - Fun Fest 2017

A week long celebration of family-oriented festivities in the heart of downtown Kingsport, TN. Phone 800.743.5282 or visit the event website.

July 16, 2017 - Farmfest at Exchange Place
Farmfest is the first Sunday afternoon of the community wide FunFest. The focus is on Children’s “play” and “chores” and demonstrations of summertime activities on a 19th century farmstead. No sales are made except at the John Gaines Store.  2017 date: July 16. Information at 423.288.6071.


July 28-30, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Abingdon
Abingdon Muster Grounds, Abingdon, VA.

August 12, 2017 - Civil War Commemoration, Knoxville, TN

August 16, 2017 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Bristol 200
Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

August 18, 2017 - NASCAR Xfinity Series - Food City 300
Friday, 7:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

August 19, 2017 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Bass Pro Shops NRA Race
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

August 26-27, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Richmond, KY

September 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Vonore

September 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA

Sept. 9, 2017 - 2017 Historic Blountville Flea Market and Yard Sale

9 AM to 4 PM, downtown Historic Blountville.

September 15, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Camp Wildcat, KY

Sept. 15-17, 2017 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Click here for tickets.

Sept. 23-24, 2017 - Fall Folk Arts Festival at Exchange Place
The Fall Folk Arts Festival is the last full weekend of September. Fall activities typical of a 19th century farmstead, demonstrations and sales of high-quality hand-made handicrafts and a Harvest Market are featured. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, and animals are important parts of the event.  Begun in 1972.  2017 date: September 23 and 24. Information at 423.288.6071.


Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017 - 2017 Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment
1173 Old Hawley Farm, Blountville, TN 37617. Event brought to you by the Department of East Tennessee Reenactors, and co-sponsored by the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

Oct. 27-28, 2017 - Witches Wynd at Exchange Place
Listeners “Wynd” among five professional tellers of legends and love in the nooks and crannies of ancient log buildings. The evening concludes with hot cider and cookies. Advanced tickets, first available at the Fall Folk Arts Festival are required for this event which has sold out every year.  Begun in 1992.  2017 date: October 27 and 28. Information at 423.288.6071.

Nov. 3-5, 2017 - "A Walk In Their Boots 2017"
Nov. 3 at 9 AM to Nov 5 at 4:30 PM, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601. This exciting event includes reenactments from all wars from Revolutionary War through today. The Department of East Tennessee Reenactors will host the Civil War portion of the event.

Nov. 17, 2017 - Kingsport Centennial Park Celebration
4 PM - 8 PM, Centennial Park, downtown Kingsport, TN. Our culminating event will be Friday, November 17. It is the Centennial Park Celebration. The park is our gift we leave to the city and our children.  We will be unveiling the Santa Train sculpture and burying a time capsule to commemorate the centennial year. Info at 423.229.9400.

Dec. 2, 2017 - Christmas at Tipton-Haynes
Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Johnson City, TN.

Dec. 2, 2017 - Christmas in the Country at Exchange Place
Christmas in the Country is the first Saturday of December. The sales of fresh greenery, roping and wreaths, traditional foods, and demonstrations of winter activities on a 19th century farmstead are featured. Artisans may offer workshops for visitors to create their own folk art.  The Yule Log Ceremony concludes the celebration.  2017 date: December 2. Information at 423.288.6071.

Dec.7, 2017 - Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting
6 PM, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville, TN.

Dec. 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Kingsport
Old Kingsport.

Dec. 9, 2017 - 2017 Historic Blountville Christmas Parade
2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN. Lineup will begin at Keystone Drive, and parade route will continue down Hwy. 126, ending at the Sullivan County Courthouse. There is no registration. Parade participants will lineup at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Phone 423.323.4660.




  • 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 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. Step back in time as you visit this lovely hidden gem in downtown Historic Blountville! Tours include rooms of beautiful antiques inside the 2-story inn, and visitors will also enjoy seeing the dependency buildings including the old brick kitchen, slave quarters, blacksmith shop and more! A must-see for early Tennessee history! 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 for full details. All tours are perfect for children as a positively spooky and fun family adventure!



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