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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See full calendar of Regional Events listing at www.facebook.com/historicsullivan.

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE RE COVID-19
March 17, 2020

BLOUNTVILLE, TN - The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
Serving the citizens of Sullivan County and other areas of the U.S. is an honor and a responsibility that we take very seriously. Our office seeks to provide the excellent customer service that all citizens deserve.  Due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, the offices of the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism will be temporarily closed to the general public until April 6. This will include the main office located at 3425 Hwy. 126, Blountville, and the Sullivan County Heritage Tourism Information Center located at 1575 Hwy. 394 in Blountville.   Staff members will continue to work onsite at the main office and will respond to all general information inquiries, records inquiries and tourism questions; you may reach a staff member by calling (423) 323-4660 or by emailing to info@sullivancountytn.gov.  The Old Deery Inn and Community Center will also cease operations until May 1. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this situation and strive to make Sullivan County an even safer place to live.  Please be safe and stay well.

We do feel confident that Sullivan County is resilient, and that we will remain strong alonside all other Tennessee counties as each of our communities continue working together in a spirit of hope and resolve for Spring and Summer of 2020.

With regard to events listed on this page, we do ask that you please verify with each of our individual tourism partners to ensure any event you may be interested in will take place and that there are no recent cancellations.

 

 

March 27, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
March 27, 2020, 8pm, The Paramount Center, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

March 27 - April 5, 2020

KINGSPORT THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS "A Streetcar Named Desire"
March 27th – April 5th, 2020
March 27th, 28th and April 3rd, 4th at 7pm; March 28th, 29th and April 4th, 5th at 2pm
Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660
In one of the most renowned plays of the American theater, Blanche DuBois, a schoolteacher from Kentucky, arrives in New Orleans and takes a streetcar named “Desire” to the French Quarter, where her sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski, live barely above squalor. Blanche’s affectations of refinement set her immediately at odds with blue-collar Stanley, who is further incensed when he learns his wife’s aristocratic inheritance—the family estate—has been forfeited to creditors.
For further information call 423-392-8427 or visit www.kingsporttheatre.org.

 

 

March 29, 2020

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS “Arrival from Sweden–The Music of ABBA”
March 29, 2020 7:30pm
This production has all the features a great ABBA show needs: lovely costumes, extremely talented musicians and breathtaking singers. Millions of people all around the world celebrate this show as the best ABBA show in the world.
NPAC, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com

 

April 1, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS U.S. NAVY BAND COUNTRY TO CURRENT
April 1, 2020 at 7pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and "eye-popping" musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. 
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

 

April 2, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "CHARLES ESTEN"
April 2, 2020 at 7pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Actor-Singer-Songwriter Charles “Chip” Esten is a household name thanks to his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show NASHVILLE. He balances acting, with roles in numerous films and TV shows including “Whose Line is it Anyway” and “The Office,” with a longstanding passion as a singer/songwriter. 
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

 

April 2-25, 2020

BARTER PRESENTS "DRIVING MISS DAISY"
April 2nd – 25th,  2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
When Daisy Werthan’s son hires Hoke to drive her around town, the indomitable Daisy has no idea that her stubborn chauffeur will soon become a permanent fixture in her life. Over the span of twenty-five years, these two develop an unlikely bond that challenges the idea of friendship during America’s Civil Rights era.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

 

April 3, 2020

HERITAGE FRIDAYS AT HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE, FEATURING WARRIORS PATH STATE PARK
March 20, 2020, 1pm-4pm
Sullivan County Heritage Tourism Information Center, 1575 Highway 394, Blountville, TN 37617
Come see what this unique park has to offer!
For further information call 423-323-4660 or 423-574-1403.

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY "FAN FRIDAY"
April 3, 2020 at 9am until 6pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Race fans will not want to miss Fan Friday with free admission and five hours of action from NCS, NXS and AMSE practice. Fans will be able to take advantage of free parking as well as premium trackside parking
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURES
April 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today!  Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com.

 

April 4, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS"
April 4, 2020 at 7pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
This renowned troupe continues the centuries-old Chinese traditions of acrobatics, athleticism and artistry. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

CARTER MANSION CELEBRATION AND MILITIA MUSTER
April 4, 2020 at 10am until 4pm
Carter Mansion, 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Join us for a day of history, traditional arts and family fun as we celebrate the oldest frame house in Tennessee, and the historically prominent Carter family.  Travel back to the 1780’s and tour the Carter Mansion. Witness living history reenactors demonstrating aspects of 18th century life, and see local craftsmen showcasing traditional skills.
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

 

CHEDDAR'S 300 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
April 4, 2020 at 12:30pm until 3 pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
NASCAR XFINITY drivers get their first dose of short-track racing in 2020 when the Series heads to The Last Great Colosseum to battle in the Cheddar's 300.
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

April 5, 2020

FOOD CITY 500 NASCAR CUP SERIES
April 5, 2020 at 2pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
The Food City 500 is the cornerstone event of the Spring race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule.    It's Bristol Baby!
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

April 7, 2020

PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE"
April 7, 2020 at 7pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
After recording more than 40 albums over four decades, Kottke is known across the nation for his impressive body of work and a simply stunning fingerpicking style that has won him two Grammy nominations. His sound draws inspiration from folk, blues and jazz. His unique performances showcase his virtuosic playing as well as his quirky humor.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

April 7-18, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "PETER PAN"
April 7th – 18th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Wendy Darling and her younger brothers love nothing more than playing make-believe in their family’s upstairs nursery. Then one night, a young boy named Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinkerbell fly into the nursery window and whisk the Darling children away to a fantastical Neverland filled with Lost Boys, pirates, and a man-eating crocodile.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

April 13, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "CONFLUENCE: HARPER'S FERRY..."
7pm, April 13, 2020, Kingsport Renaissance Center, Room 239, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660
Dennis Frye, Historian and Author, will present "Confluence: Harper's Ferry as Destiny". Event is free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

 

April 16-17, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY: PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL"
April 16th – 17th, 2020 at 8pm both nights
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony brings Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Wall to life — note for note, sound for sound — plus a full set of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.  

 

April 17, 2020

"HERITAGE FRIDAYS" AT HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE, FEATURING KINGSPORT THEATRE GUILD
April 17, 2020 (time to be announced)
Sullivan County Heritage Tourism Information Center, 1575 Highway 394, Blountville, TN 37617.
Kingsport Theatre Guild is one of the oldest community theatres in the state, in continuous operation since 1947, offering a year-round schedule of musicals, dramas, comedies and thrillers, as well as children’s theatre produced specifically for school groups. Find the performances you would like to see this season. For further information call 423-323-4660 or 423-574-1403.

 

April 17-19, 2020

KINGSPORT BALLET PRESENTS "COPPELIA"
April 17th – 19th, 2020 - 17th at 7pm; 18th at 7pm and 19th at 2:30pm
The Wellmont Performing Arts Center – Northeast State,
2425 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617
Coppelia is a ballet classic with a charming, comic story line. It is set in an old world village during harvest time. The beautiful Coppelia sits on her balcony all day reading. She is, in fact, not a girl at all, but a very realistic life-sized doll lovingly created by the eccentric toy maker, Dr. Coppelius. Not realizing Coppelia is not human, a local boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged to another girl! The plot thickens when his betrothed, Swanhilda, sneaks into the toymaker's shop and discovers the truth.
For further information call 423-378-3967 or visit www.kingsportballet.org

KINGSPORT THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS "GREATER TUNA"
April 18, 2020 with shows at 2pm and 6pm
The Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660
What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town.
For further information call 423-392-8427 or visit www.kingsporttheatre.org.

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "TRIUMPHANT QUARTET"
April 18, 2020 at 2 pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, 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.
For further information call 423-2748920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

THE PARAMOUNT REVIVAL: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FEATURING AMY GRANT
April 19, 2020 at 7pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Founded in May of 1920, The Blue Stocking Club is the oldest continuous service club in Bristol. Its members are 35 “can do” ladies, whose quiet but effective charitable work over the years has changed the very fabric of Bristol for the better. To commemorate its centennial, the Blue Stocking Club has chosen to champion The Paramount Center for the Arts. After years of shows, plays, concerts and recitals, this “Crown Jewel” of historic downtown Bristol is once again in need of refurbishment as well as twenty-first century upgrades in lighting, sound, and film technology.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

 

April 22 - May 23, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENTS "JUNE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK"
April 22nd – May 23rd, 2020
The Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today—someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook… or is she? 
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

April 24-25, 2020

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY "STREET CAR TAKEOVER"
April 24th – 25th, 2020 at 12:30pm until 9pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Street Car Takeover storms into Thunder Valley with some of the fastest street cars in the country. More information is to come on this event!
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH MESSINA"
April 25, 2020 at 8pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Jim Messina has spent the last 50 years writing and singing folk, rock and country music that has left an indelible mark on the music world. Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (Buffalo Springfield); fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock (Poco); and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duo of the 1970s (Loggins & Messina).
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

 

April 26, 2020

SEBASTIAN BACH 31st ANNIVERSARY TOUR
April 26, 2020 at 8pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Sebastian Bach, the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act SKID ROW is coming to the Paramount with the 31st anniversary celebration of Skid Row’s debut self-titled album. Bach and his band will perform the platinum-selling LP in its entirety.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS "BROADWAY COMES TO GREENEVILLE" April 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
NPAC, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com.

 


May 1-30, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "9 to 5 THE MUSICAL"
May 1st – 30th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Full of laughter and sidesplitting Southern sass, this Broadway musical comedy is based on the hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Come watch these three unlikely friends as they scheme to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Toe-tapping fun for the whole family!
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

May 2-3, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT PLAYERS CELEBRATING 15 YEARS "PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE"
May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
TPCP will present a program that gives a nod to the past 15 years of chamber music presentations, celebrates the present with the performance of two powerhouse compositions, and introduces the future by introducing our new Artistic Director, Katherine Benson. Our program will feature retiring Artistic Director, Craig Combs at the piano playing Schubert’s Trout Quintet and in-coming Artistic Director, Katherine Benson at the piano playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio, Élégiaque.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

 

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "WOOLY DAY AND GARDEN ARTS FESTIVAL"
May 2, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
A celebration of springtime, featuring hand-sheering of Rocky Mount’s flock of Cotswold sheep, wool processing, gardening, informative talks & tours, and a plant sale.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

SPRINGTIME IN HAYNESVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
May 2nd – 3rd, 2020 at 9am until 4pm
Tipton Haynes State Historical Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601
Join us as we go back in time! Union and Confederate forces will be deciding the fate of East Tennessee at the home of Confederate Senator Landon Carter Haynes. Come watch to see which side triumphs over the other.
For further information call 423-926-3631 or visit www.tipton-haynes.org.

 

 

May 9, 2020

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS "MUTTS GONE NUTS"
May 9th, 2020 at 3:00pm
NPAC, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
Mutts Gone Nuts is a fast paced, comedy dog thrill show featuring some of the most talented dogs in the world!
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com.

 

May 11, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "LINCOLN AND JOHNSON..."
7pm, May 11, 2020, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox St., Kingsport, TN 37660
Andrew Slap, ETSU Professor and Historian, will present "Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and the Constitution during the Civil War Era". Event is free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

  

May 15, 2020

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS "BRASS TRANSIT THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF CHICAGO"
May 15, 2020 at 7:30pm
NPAC, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
Since 2008, Brass Transit has toured North America steadily, dazzling audiences with flawless performances and spectacular attention to detail. Hits like, “Saturday in the Park, 25 or 6 to4, If you Leave Me Now, Feeling’ Stronger Every Day and You’re The Inspiration” have left crowds in awe, inspiring multiple standing ovations.
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com.

 

 

May 15-17, 2020

KINGSPORT'S SPRING WING FLING
May 15, 2020 at 5:30pm until 8pm
Kingsport Farmers Market, 300 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Kingsport’s Spring WING Fling is sponsored by Eastman Credit Union and VIPSEEN LIVE Attendees will get to sample wings from about a dozen wing vendors from around the Tri-Cities and then vote for the People’s Choice Award. A panel of judges will also judge vendors on various categories. The event will feature a live DJ, beer, wine and other food items.
For further information call 423-392-8800 or visit www.downtownkingsport.org.


RACKS BY THE TRACKS
May 15th – 16th, 2020
Kingsport Farmers Market, 300 Clinchfield, Street Kingsport, TN 37660
First held in 2008, Racks by the Tracks is entering its 10th year stronger than ever. Although we love beer, BBQ and live music, our chief motivation in putting on this festival is to make our community and region a more exciting and vibrant place to be.
For a festival schedule of event times and more information visit www.racksbythetracks.com.

26TH ANNUAL SIEGE OF FORT WATAUGA
May 16th – 17th, 2020 at 10am until 4pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
It is the summer of 1776 and the Watauga settlement is at war. Join us as 200 colonial and Native reenactors present this dramatic retelling of the Cherokee attack brought on the settlers of the Watauga valley. Visit the living history camps, shop with period vendors, and witness battle re-enactments both days. Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke and see history come to life at the Siege of Fort Watauga. Contact the park for a detailed schedule.
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS "PREACHER LAWSON"
May 16, 2020 at 7:30pm
NPAC 212 Tusculum Blvd. Greenville, TN 37745
Preacher Lawson is an American comedian. He is known for being a finalist on the 12th season of America's Got Talent. He returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions, where he finished in 5th place overall
For further information call 423-638-1679 or visit www.npacgreenville.com.

 


May 21, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "GRACE AND GLORIE"
May 21st – August 22nd, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
 A funny, lyrical, & moving play about two strong & stubborn women. Grace, a feisty, cantankerous 90-year-old, plans to live out her life in her ramshackle cabin high in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. She has no use for Gloria, the volunteer health worker assigned to care for her. As the two women get to know each other, they reveal their secrets, dreams & fears in this story about the power of healing & the joy of life.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

May 22, 2020

KINGSPORT THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS "THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL"
May 22nd – 31st, 2020 - May 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7pm and May 23, 24, 30, 31 at 2pm
Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.
For further information call 423-392-8427 or visit www.kingsporttheatre.org.

 

May 26, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENT "PINOCCHIO"
May 26th – June 27th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
In order to get her wings, the Turquoise Fairy must prove her worth by helping the lonely woodcarver Gepetto open his heart to love. But when she decides to bring his wooden boy Pinocchio to life, both the Turquoise Fairy and Gepetto find themselves in for the ride of their lives. This faithful retelling of the classic story is a whale of a good time!
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

May 28, 2020

THE PARAMOUNT CENTER PRESENTS "BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES"
May 28, 2020 at 8pm
The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Groundbreaking, Grammy-winning quartet Béla Fleck & the Flecktones will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a North American tour. Banjoist Béla Fleck, harmonica and keyboardist Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten and percussionist / drumitarist Roy “Future Man” Wooten have been creating some of the most forward-thinking music during their long, storied career. While all manners of genres come into play – from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances – the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable.
For further information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

May 29, 2020

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY HOSTS SHORT TRACK US NATIONALS
May 29th – 30th, 2020 at 12pm until 8pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
The world's best late model stock car racers will return to the World's Fastest Half-Mile in 2020. Bristol Motor Speedway, The Last Great Colosseum and one of the most famous short tracks in the world, hosts the return of the Short Track U.S. Nationals.
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

May 30, 2020

30th ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
May 30th – 31st, 2020 at 10am until 6pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
 A two-day celebration of our Native American heritage!  Award-winning dancers, storytellers, artists, and scholars gather at the circle to share knowledge and demonstrate their skills.  Come and discover Native American arts, music, and legends, with an emphasis on the Cherokee culture.  Admission Charge. 
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

 

June 6, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "THE WIZARD OF OZ"
June 6th – August 23rd, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
There’s no place like Barter to see America’s favorite musical! Join Dorothy & Toto as they skip down the yellow-brick road with only a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, & a Cowardly Lion to protect them from the Wicked Witch of the West. This joyous classic is a must-see for young and old alike.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

June 13-14, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "HISTORY TIMELINE WEEKEND"
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
June 13-14, 2020
Experience centuries of history in one weekend! History Timeline Weekend will feature reenactments, demonstrations, and much more from various eras of history.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

June 18 - August 22, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH"
June 18th – August 22nd, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Storms have flooded the roads, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the Charitable Sisterhood of Pennington Gap, VA from fulfilling their mission. When these ladies meet to organize a relief effort for homeless Guatemalans, they are greeted with a mountain of community donations – & that pile of stuff is hiding a thing or two. Join us in the church basement, where our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to save the world… & each other.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

  

June 19-21, 2020

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY HOSTS NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
June 19th – 21st, 2020
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Extreme machines roar into Bristol Dragway June for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, treating guests to one of the most electrifying weekends in all of motorsports.
For event schedules and further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

June 24 - August 22, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "WINTER WHEAT"
June 24th – August 22nd, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
It’s 1920, the world is changing, and no one feels it more than the Burn family of Niota, TN. The family’s first tractor is purchased, indoor plumbing arrives in town, & a young girl unexpectedly comes into their lives. Meanwhile, the country is abuzz over the controversial 19th Amendment that would give women the right to vote. In the end, women’s suffrage comes down to a single man: Harry Burn from Niota. Little does Harry know that a letter from his mother will change the course of history forever. Inspired by true events.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

July 1-25, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENT "SLEEPING BEAUTY"
July 1st – 25th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
King Demetrius and Queen Miranda have always longed for a child and when their daughter Aurora is born, their joy is complete. Then, at Aurora’s christening, a three-headed monster named Carabosse places a curse on the baby and all seems lost. Only the skill of the Three Sages and the love of a certain handsome prince can change this curse into a blessing.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

July 3, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "AN OLD-FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE"
July 3, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
Celebrate Independence Day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, hanging ribbons on the Liberty Tree, and honoring those who fought for our freedom.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

July 4, 2020

HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE!
2 p.m., Sat., July 4, 2020, Downtown Historic Blountville
Hosted by the Blountville, Ruritan Club
For further information, please call (423) 323-4660.

 

July 6-10, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS SUMMER APPRENTICESHIP CAMP
July 6-10, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
A week-long history camp for kids featuring a wide array of activities, crafts, games, and much more. Sign-ups will begin in February.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

July 13, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "SAM WATKINS - TN COMPANY AYTCH"
7pm, July 13, 2020, Kingsport Renaissance Center, Room 239, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660
Thomas Cartwright, historian, will present "1st Person 2-Act Drama of 'Sam Watkins-TN Company Aytch' ". This special FunFest event is $5 per person, and is open to the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Fun Fest office up to 2 weeks prior to the event or at the theater's ticket booth beginning at 6 pm on the day of the event. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

 

July 9-25, 2020

LIBERTY! THE SAGA OF SYCAMORE SHOALS
July 9th – 25th, 2020 at 7:30pm Thursday - Saturday on July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25
Sycamore Shoals State, Park 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Tennessee’s official outdoor drama is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. See the Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men. These settlers formed an independent government, made treaties with the Cherokee, defended their homes, and fought a British army at the epic battle of King’s Mountain. Bleacher seating is available in the Amphitheater.
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

 

July 10-18, 2020

KINGSPORT FUNFEST!
July 10th – 18th, 2020
Downtown Kingsport, TN 37660
(Information forthcoming)
www.funfest.net

 

July 12, 2020

EXCHANGE PLACE PRESENTS "FARM FEST"
Exchange Place, Kingsport, TN
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. 

 

July 15, 2020

LAZY CRAZY TRIATHLON
July 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm until 9:30pm
Kingsport Aquatic Center, 1820 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN 37660
Hosted by: Race Day Events & Kingsport Aquatic
The newest event on the RDE schedule after having timed the race for several years, LCT is a unique event, with the Wednesday night 6:30pm time slot, and the 300 yard lazy river swim at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. A rolling 5.5 mile and a 3 mile “golf course” run complete the race, making it the perfect beginner triathlon. Race logo shirts to all, with DeFeet socks to the first 150 registered.
For further information call 423-343-9758 or visit www.swimkingsport.com.

 

July 28, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENTS "THE SECRET LIFE OF GLADYS P. HENDERSON: SUPERHERO"
July 28th – August 15th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
It’s not fair! All of Ryan’s classmates have dads they get to do cool stuff with, but Ryan is stuck with his single mom Gladys who’s a boring old bookkeeper. Then one day Gladys’s adding machine spits out a Top Secret Superhero Signal and Ryan finds himself on a mother-son mission to save the galaxy from the Evil Doctor Nemesis! Join Ryan on this brand-new space adventure as he discovers the truth about his mom and what it really takes to be a hero.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

August 8, 2020

ALABAMA 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
August 8, 2020 at 7:30pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Presented by Ballad Health
This highly anticipated concert, which has fans in the Appalachian Highlands region pumped to enjoy the iconic Grammy-winning group’s signature style of music comes to Thunder Valley Amphitheater with special guest John Michael Montgomery.
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "GRAVEYARD TALES"
August 8, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild presents spooky tales and local legends guaranteed to give you chills, even in the summer.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

 

August 20-23, 2020

BRISTOL CHEVY SHOW
August 20th – 23rd, 2020
9am Friday; 7:30am Saturday; 8am Sunday
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Thunder Valley historically hosts one of the largest Chevy Shows on the calendar. For more than 30 years, the Bristol Chevy Show has been known for some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the country and this year is no different. Add the Thunder Valley Mayhem on Saturday night and this show is a can’t-miss event.
For event scheduling and further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

August 22, 2020

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY PRESENTS "BEEF O'BRADY'S THUNDER VALLEY MAYHEM"
August 22, 2020
5:30pm and 7:30pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
At Thunder Valley Mayhem, fans should prepare themselves for the ultimate evening of entertainment, including fast machines, extreme thrills and edge-of-your-seat excitement, including: Pro Mods, Jet Cars, Nostalgia Funny Cars, fireworks and more!
For event scheduling and further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

August 28 - November 14, 2020
BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "COUNTRY GIRLS"
August 28th - November 14th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Megan hates country music singer Rick Montgomery, and she and her best friend Kimmy have decided tonight’s concert will be his last. The two teens hatch an ill-conceived plot to kidnap the country music star in this laugh-out-loud, offbeat comedy. Songs will be sung, shots will be fired, and the girls will discover that revenge ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

September 4 - November 14, 2020
BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "FRANKENSTEIN"
September 4th – November 14th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
When scientist Victor Frankenstein infuses the spark of Life into his Creature, he begins a haunting examination of what it is to be human and the price we pay for playing God. A uniquely theatrical experience, this story is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.
Multiple show times, for additional information: 276-620-3991 www.bartertheatre.com.

 

September 12, 2020

HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL & FLEA MARKET 2020!
Sat., Sept. 12, 2020, 9 AM to 5 PM.
Hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
One of the largest festivals and flea markets in the region.
Great music, good food, and lots of fun for the entire family!
Vendor information at (423) 323-4660.

 

September 11-13, 2020

BRISTOL RHYTHM AND ROOTS REUNION
September 11th – 13th, 2020
State Street, Historic Downtown Bristol, TN-VA
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival is an electrifying music experience that features the very best roots music. Held annually in historic downtown Bristol TN/VA, the three-day music is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present, and future. The festival digs down deep into the roots of the traditional Appalachian sound and lifts its branches to new heights. It all happens in the heart of the Birthplace of Country Music.
For festival line up and further information call 423-573-1927 or visit www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.

 

September 14, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "STONEWALL JACKSON'S VMI BOYS..."
7pm, September 14, 2020, Kingsport Renaissance Center, Room 239, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660. Frank O'Reilly, hisorian, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will present "Stonewall Jackson's VMI College Boys: The Liberty Hall Volunteers at Manassas". Event is free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

 

September 14 and 21, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "HOME SCHOOL DAYS"
September 14 and 21, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
An opportunity for home school families to participate in our tour and craft educational program. Reservations required.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

September 15 - November 15, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "THE 39 STEPS"
September 15th – November 15th, 2020
Barter Theatre 127 W. Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit  www.bartertheatre.com.

 

September 17 - November 14, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "WE'LL MEET AGAIN"
September 17th – November 14th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
A world premiere from the author of Civil War Voices. Jewish refugee Henry Stern flees Nazi Germany at the age of five to start a new life with his family in the small town of Opelika, AL. Many years later, Henry makes an amazing discovery that gives new insights and meaning to his life’s journey. A story filled with joy, sorrow and resilience, this new musical reminds us to embrace and celebrate life.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY HOSTS UNOH 200 GANDER RV & OUTHDOOR TRUCK SERIES
September 17, 2020 at 6pm until 11pm
Bristol Motor Speedway 151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620
Presented By: Ohio Logistics & Bush’s Beans 150
The epic Thursday night doubleheader is back. First, the racers in the Bush's Beans 150 take on The Last Great Colosseum before giving way to the largest, most dramatic NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on the circuit, 
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

September 18, 2020

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY "FOOD CITY 300 PINTY'S QUALIFYING"
September 18, 2020 at 7pm until 10pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
NASCAR’s future stars (and a few current ones too!) suit up for the toughest Friday night fight on the schedule – the Food City 300.
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

September 19, 2020

BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
September 19, 2020 at 7:30pm until 11pm
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list. 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! It’s Bristol Baby!
For further information call 866-415-4158 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

September 24, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "THE OVERMOUNTAIN VICTORY STORY"
September 24, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
Hear the dramatic tale of the Overmountain Men & their historic march to King’s Mountain in September 1780.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

 

September 26, 2020

OVERMOUNTAIN VICTORY TRAIL CELEBRATION AND MILITIA MUSTER
September 26th – 27th, 2020 - Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Join us for an encampment by the Overmountain militia before the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. Enjoy historical demonstrations and presentations and live some of the most crucial days of the American Revolution!
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

 

September 25-27, 2020

157TH ANNIVERSARY CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE
1173 Old Hawley Farm, Blountville, TN
Ranked in the top 21 reenactments across the nation, this huge event is a culmination of many reenacting units across the South coming together in one beautiful arena known as the Old Hawley Farm, a beautiful 60-acre site at Blountville. An historic event featuring large-scale reenactments over the weekend, along with old-time sutlers, living historians, Civil War displays, cannons and more! Education Day is on Friday, and is free to area students and accompanying teachers and parents.
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.

 

September 26-27, 2020

EXCHANGE PLACE PRESENTS FALL FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL
September 26-27, 2020
Exchange Place, Kingsport TN
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. 

 

September 29 - November 11, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENT "TUCK EVERLASTING"
September 29th – November 11th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure, but when she becomes entwined with the never-aging Tuck Family she gets more than she bargained for. Winnie soon learns the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, and fights to protect their secret from the sinister Man in the Yellow Suit. Then Winnie has to make a choice: return to her life, or join the Tucks on their infinite journey.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

October 12, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "THE SECOND BATTLE OF WINCHESTER"
7pm, October 12, 2020, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox St., Kingsport, TN 37660
Scott Mingus, Historian, will present "The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg". Event is free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

 

 

October 17, 2020

HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNT PRESENTS "FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL"
October 17, 2020
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN
Apple butter, games, crafts, and music are just some of the activities for the whole family you’ll find at our celebration of the spirit of the harvest.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.


October 23, 2020

EXCHANGE PLACE PRESENTS "WITCHES WYND"
October 23, 2020
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. 

 

November 9, 2020

TRI-CITIES CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE PRESENTS "LINCOLN AND JOHNSON..."
7pm, November 9, 2020, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox St., Kingsport, TN 37660
David Dixon, Historian and Author, will present "The Lost Gettysburg Third Address". Event is free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong at 423.323.2306 or email trustwrksaol.com.

 

 

November 14-15, 2020

SYCAMORE SHOALS "COLONIAL HARVEST CELEBRATION"
November 14th – 15th, 2020 - Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm
Sycamore Shoals State Parks, 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Join the festivities at Fort Watauga as the Washington County Militia gather to celebrate recent victories in the War for Independence and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Enjoy demonstrations of 18th century life and living history presentations.
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.

 

November 20 - December 27, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
November 20th – December 27th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
The joy of the Christmas season returns with this sparkling production! Come and relive the sheer exhilaration of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghost-guided journey into his Past, Present and Future, where despair gives way to hope, and reclamation awaits all who seek it. A memorable gift to treasure with family and friends that will leave you wrapped in the warmth of holiday spirit.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

November 24 - December 27, 2020

THE BARTER PLAYERS PRESENT "I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS"
10am, November 24th – December 20th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
It’s Christmas time at the Cincinnati Zoo, and everyone there eagerly anticipates the birth of Fiona, the zoo’s first baby hippo. Seven-year-old Lois, the zookeeper’s daughter, is especially excited – she’s counting on Fiona to reunite her family in time for the holidays. Then the unexpected happens, and only one person can prevent tragedy. Will Santa arrive in time to save Fiona – and Christmas? A heartwarming musical adventure for the whole family.
Multiple show times, further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS"
2pm, November 24th – December 27th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24219
Nick Cristano, a single, 29-year-old, has just been offered his dream job, but it means leaving his hometown. His grandparents, with whom he has eaten Sunday dinner every week of his life, do not take the news well, and they get creative in an effort to keep Nick from leaving. Outrageous plans are made, a blind date is arranged, and stories are told, with hilarious results. The show is guaranteed to make you love your family all over again this Christmas season.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

 

December 2, 2020

BARTER THEATRE PRESENTS "THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS"
7:30pm, December 2nd – December 30th, 2020
Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24219
Mary loves the holidays. Even when her fiancé calls to say he’s sick and can’t come to Thanksgiving with her family, she makes the best of the day and snuggles in to watch the Macy’s Day Parade on TV. But when the parade camera zooms in on her fiancé kissing another woman, Mary’s holidays take a turn for the ridiculous. What follows is a year of hilarious and strange dates that bring Mary back around to the next holiday season wiser, happier, and more herself than ever before.
Multiple show times, for further information call 276-620-3991 or visit www.bartertheatre.com.

 

December 2-30, 2020

CHRISTMAS AT THE CARTER MANSION
December 2nd – December 30th, 2020 at 6pm until 9pm
Carter Mansion, 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays.  Enjoy music, refreshments and historic interpreters acting out scenes from an 18th century Christmas.  This Christmas celebration is by reservation only and space is limited. Registration will open later in the year. Please contact the park during regular operating hours for more information.
For further information call 423-543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamoer-shoals.

 

 

December 4-5, 2020

ROCKY MOUNT HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS "CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS"
December 4, 5, 11 & 12
Rocky Mount Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TNJoin the Cobb Family for Christmas Eve 1791 with our unique and intimate candlelight tours guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.
For further information, please call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website at rockymountmuseum.com.

VISIONS OF CHRISTMAS 1859
December 5th at 2pm until 6pm
Tipton Haynes State Historical Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601
Come and enjoy an 1859 rendition of a Haynes family Christmas. You will tour the house and watch as the Haynes family prepare for Christmas and the celebration of Landon Carter Haynes’ birthday. Treats will be cooked on the open hearth of our cabin. 
For further information call 423-929-3631 or visit www.tipton-haynes.org.

EXCHANGE PLACE PRESENTS "CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY"
Sat., Dec. 5 - Sunday, December 6, 2020
Exchange Place, Kingsport, TN
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.

 

 

December 10, 2020

HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING!
6pm, December 10th
Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Historic District
Hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
For further information, please call (423) 323-4660.

December 12, 2020

HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
2pm, December 12
Downtown Historic Blountville
Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan Club, one of the region's largest parades!
For further information, please call (423) 323-4660.

 

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the train station in downtown Bristol. Info at 423.646.7780.
  • 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.
  • Sullivan County Historical and Genealogical Society meets bimonthly at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month,Sullivan County Department of Archives & Tourism, downtown Blountville. Free admission. General public is cordially invited. (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 Confederate Veterans, Lt. Stephen Powell Camp, meets at 7PM, 3rd Monday of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville.
  • 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.
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Sullivan County Preservation Association, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm, Community Center at Blountville.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • 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.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.

         

 

GET YOUR EVENT LISTED HERE! To have your event listed with us, email us or call (423) 323-4660.


 

 

 

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