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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Jan. 19, 2018 - The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin II
8 PM, Jan. 19, Paramount Center for the Arts. (423) 274-8920. TICKETSShow Sell Out Warning: Black Jacket Symphony sells quickly and sells out before the show, so buy early for better seats! The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked — the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits," opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.

Jan. 25, 2018 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
5:30 PM, Jan. 25, Bristol Public Library. To kick off January, Bristol Public Library will offer a free showing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) at 5:30 p.m. on January 25, 2018. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, a man who encounters alien beings, Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the story of what could happen when interstellar visitors reach out to planet Earth. Popcorn and water will be provided to all movie attendees. Rated PG.

Jan. 27, 2018 - Tracy Lawrence
7:30 PM, Jan. 27. Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, TN 37745. Tracy Lawrence SATURDAY • JANUARY 27 • 7:30 PM Orchestra: $40 | Mezzanine: $35 | Balcony: $30 Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” “Sticks and Stones,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts with eighteen #1 singles, selling over 13 million albums. The multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winning recording artist has helped shape the sound of Country music for two and a half decades. Few country artists have ever known the kind of success that Tracy Lawrence has earned and the influence his iconic voice has contributed to the Country music genre. His music has inspired a whole new generation of entertainers and fans. Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan frequently pay tribute to the singer live in concert by playing his double-platinum hits like “Time Marches On” and “Alibis.” Songs that help make Lawrence among one of the most played artists on radio. 2017-18 Season Sponsor MDS Ticket Fee: $1.50 per ticket No processing or delivery fees. Call 423.638.1679 or see website.

Feb. 2, 2018 - WCQR's Night of Love & Laughter
7 PM, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Celebration Church, 429 Shipley Ferry Rd., Blountville, TN.

Feb. 10, 2018 - The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
7:30 PM to 9 PM, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, TN 37745. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra SATURDAY • FEBRUARY 10 • 7:30 PM Orchestra: $30 | Mezzanine: $25 | Balcony: $20 The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction” back to the stage. Even 50 years after founding his famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well. Over 20 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers. This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ‘40s. Under the direction of Nick Hilscher, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to tour year-round traveling over 100,000 miles and playing nearly 300 dates. With over 1,700 compositions in its repertoire, it’s no wonder the Glenn Miller Orchestra remains the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today. 2017-18 Season Sponsor Jarden Zinc Ticket Fee: $1.50 per ticket No processing or delivery fees. Call 423.638.1679 or see website.

Mar. 3, 2018 - Confederate Flag Day
11 AM, Sat., Mar. 3, 2018, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville, TN. Hosted by Vaughan's Brigade, TN Sons of Confederate Veterans.

 

Mar. 12, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "The Battle of Cold Harbor
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Program presented by Gordon Rhea, Historian and Author.

Mar. 17, 2018 - Wynonna & The Big Noise
8 PM, Mar. 17, Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN 37620. (423) 274-8920. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, WYNONNA’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” The show will feature incomparable musical arrangements from The Big Noise, putting WYNONNA’s voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music. Get tickets.

Apr. 9, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table program
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. James I. Robertson, Historian and Author, will present "The Western & Eastern Military Theaters: Which Is Most Important?" Further details to be announced.

Apr. 9, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events

Apr. 13, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Bush's Beans Pole Day
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events

Apr. 14, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 & Zombie Auto 125
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events

Apr. 15, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Apr. 20, 2018 - Triumphant Quartet
7 PM, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. 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. The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last six years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards. Triumphant Quartet has had three #1 Songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts, which has also contributed to their popularity. Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers. When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship. Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung. Get tickets.

Apr. 28-29, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Spring Garden Fair
The Spring 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.  Further details to be announced.

May 7, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "East Tennessee Reconstruction"
7 PM, Renaissance Center, Room 310, Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Aaron Astor, Historian & Author. Further details to be announced.

May 18-20, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Short Track U.S. Nationals
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

May 20, 2018 - Cars for Kids Cruise-In
10 AM to 2 PM, Sat., May 20, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Skponsored by the Central Heights Elementary School PTA. Event includes Silent Auction, face painting and oldies music. Further details to be announced.

June 23, 2018 - Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway
8 AM to 6 PM, Sat., June 23, 2018, Muddy Creek Raceway, 450 Ridgeway Dr., Blountville, TN 37617. Phone (423) 323-5497. Muddy Creek Raceway is home to the 6th Annual Tennessee National – Round 5 of the prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Nestled within the scenic Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the Tennessee National is the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun, friends and family while watching the athletes of the most physically demanding professional action sport go bar to bar in intense, dirt-slinging action, that is only found on 12 of the best motocross tracks across the country. See Facebook page.

July 4, 2018 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan. Details at (423) 323-4660.

July 13-21, 2018 - Kingsport Fun Fest!
Event begun in 1981, its mission is "One Festival for All - All for Fun!". Visit the website, or call (800) 743-5282. Further details to be announced.

July 15, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Farmfest
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.  Further detailsails to be announced.

July 16, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "A Civil War Evening"
6:30 PM, Renaissance Center, Theater, Kingsport, TN. A Fun Fest event. Further details to be announced.

Aug. 4, 2018 - Piney Flats Day
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM, Mary Hughes School, 240 Austin Springs Rd., Piney flats, TN 37686. Further details to be announced.

Aug. 15, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: UNOH 200 & Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Aug. 17, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Food City 300 & Pinty's Qualifying
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Aug. 18, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Sept. 7-8, 2018 - 10th Annual Historic Blountville Flea Mkt & Heritage Days
9 AM, Fri., Sept. 7 to 5 PM, Sat., Sept. 8, downtown Historic Blountville. A 2-day Heritage Days event including a bargain-hunter's paradise of approx. 350 vendors of crafts, antiques, flea market items & more! Listen to some down-home music ranging from bluegrass & country to rock-n-roll! Enjoy everything from barbeque to funnel cakes! A fun opportunity for young and old alike, this event has drawn over 10,000 people! Don't miss this one! Further details to be announced. Hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, (423) 323-4660.

Sept. 10, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "Battle of Spotsylvania"
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Frank O'Reilly, Historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania. Details to be announced.

Sept. 21-23, 2018 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
See Birthplace of Country Music website.

Sept. 28-30, 2018 - 155th BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE Civil War Reenactment
155th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, Sept. 28th-30th, 2018, Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Event hosted by the Department of East Tennessee Reenacting, the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park, and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Further event details to be announced. Information at 423.323.4660.

Sept. 29, 2018 - Bluff City Heritage Day
Downtown Bluff City, TN. Further details to be announced.

Sept. 29-30, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Fall Folk Arts Festival
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. Further details to be announced.

Oct. 8, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "Sherman: The South's Best Friend"
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by John Marszalek, Historian and Author. Further details to be announced.

Oct. 12-14, 2018 - Rogersville Heritage Days
Year after year Rogersville’s historic downtown district provides a welcoming festival setting for Heritage Days – a traditional community celebration of Rogersville’s unique heritage. The festival showcases traditional music, storytellers, and dancers, special activities for Children, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment, a juried craft show, and a food court to delight everyone! Further details to be announced.

Oct. 26-27, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Witches Wynd
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. Further details to be announced.

Nov. 12, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service. Further details to be announced.

Dec. 1, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Christmas in the Country
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.  Further details to be announced.

Dec. 8, 2018 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan. Details at (423) 323-4660.

Dec. 8, 2018 - Bluff City Annual Christmas Parade
5 PM, downtown Bluff City, TN.


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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. 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.

         

 

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