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

 

 

January 9-10, 2020 - Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
Doors open at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
Paramount Center, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
The Black Jacket Symphony returns to Paramount Bristol for TWO shows to perform music from Led Zeppelin.
423-274-8920 | www.paramountbristol.org

January 11-12, 2020 - Appalachian Farm Expo
January 11, 9 am – 6 pm | January 12, 10 am – 4 pm
Bristol Motor Speedway (South Building) 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620
Farm Expo 2020 will be an event for farmers, gardeners, and those who love farming and gardening (whether you're a farmer or not!). 
423-722-0554 | www.appalachianfarmexpo.com

January 17, 2020 - Henry Cho at the Paramount
Doors open at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
Paramount Center, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Join us for an evening of good clean fun with comedian Henry Cho. As an East Tennessean of Korean descent with a distinct Appalachian accent, Cho was already distinctive.
423-274-8920 | www.paramountbristol.org

January 17-25 - The Glass Menagerie
Kingsport Theatre Guild, The Glass Menagerie
17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7 pm | 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 2 pm
1200 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.
423-392-8427

January 18, 2020 - Monthly Community Jam at BCM
2 pm – 5 pm, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Cumberland Street Bristol, VA 24201
Calling all musicians! Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a full-on community jam session! The sessions will be held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
(423) 573-1927

January 18, 2020 - Gardening for the Birds
10 am, Warriors Path State Park
Dr Fred J. Alsop III Ph.D. will present a Saturday morning program on how to make  your yard more attractive, while also making it more attractive to our native birds
423-239-6786

January 20-21, 2020 - The Legacy Lives
MLK JR Day The Legacy Lives
20th @ 1;30 pm | 21st @ 11 am
The Bristol Train Station Board, YWCA NETN and SWVA and APEC will host a community observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemoration event will be held on the national King holiday. Our theme, “The Legacy Lives” reminds us that the work Dr. King began is still important and unfinished.
Bristol Train Station, 101 Martin Luther King Blvd. Bristol, VA 24201
276-644-1573

January 24, 2020 - The Oak Ridge Boys
Doors open at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
Paramount Center, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
This award-winning country quartet from Hendersonville, TN has one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry.
423-274-8920 | www.paramountbristol.org

January 30 - February 12, 2020 - "I'll Never Be Hungry Again"
3,10 @ 7pm | 4,5,11,12 @ 2pm | Dinner Shows 4,11 @ 6 pm
1200 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
David is a black grad student assigned to read Gone With The Wind for a Southern Lit class. But David doesn’t want to read any novel about “white crackers getting rich off the sweat of their black brethren” so he puts it off until the night before the test. Then, under the influence of too much partying, David passes out in the middle of the story only to wake up and find himself at Terra Firma, the plantation home of Starlett O’Hara.
423-392-8427

January 31, 2020 - Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
8 pm
Paramount Center, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the ukulele. No one else in the world plays, or has ever played, the instrument with anything that approaches his skill and artistry. He is a true master of styles and his playing has a wonderful innocence to it, as if each phrase feels new to him.
423-274-8920
www.paramountbristol.org

February 1, 2020
Rebirth Brass Band
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution
423-274-8920  www.paramountbristol.org

February 6, 2020
The Steeldrivers
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Take a rock and roll attitude, mix in some great songwriting, and place it on top of a foundation of Blue Grass music. That’s the formula that describes the Grammy winning Steeldrivers.
423-274-8920  www.paramountbristol.org.

February 7, 2020
USAF Band of Mid-America, Airlifter Brass
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Airlifter Brass is the Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid- America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship.
423-274-8920  www.parmaountbristol.org

February 7, 2020
USAF Band of Mid-America, Airlifter Brass
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Airlifter Brass is the Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid- America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship.
423-274-8920  www.parmaountbristol.org

February 7-16, 2020
Theater Bristol’s “She Loves Me”
7:30 pm – 10 pm
Theater Bristol 506-512 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Inspired by the same story that brought "You've Got Mail" to the screen, She Loves Me's love letters and sardonic wit are exchanged to beautiful music in a 1930s parfumerie.
423-212-3625 www.theaterbristol.org

February 8, 2020
Dustbowl Revival
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party.
423-274-8920  www.paramountbristol.org

February 7-16, 2020
Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15 ( 7pm showing)
Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16 ( 2pm showing)
Southern Fried Funeral
Kingsport Theater Guild (Kingsport Renaissance Center)
1200 East Center Street Kingsport, TN
Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — that is if they don’t kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family — Southern-style.
423-392-8427  www.kingsporttheatre.org

February 9, 2020
Bill Engvall
1st Show at 5 pm and 2nd Show at 8 pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of America’s most hilarious comedians. Engvall’s iconic brand of observational satire is as relatable as it is laugh out loud funny. Bill's first album, “Here's Your Sign,” held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks.
423-274-8920  www.paramountbristol.org

February 14, 2020
Valentine’s Day Hike
3:30 pm
Steel Creek Park (meet at Nature Center) 80 Lakeshore Dr. Bristol, TN 37620
Bring your loved ones for a fun hike with some hot chocolate afterwards
423-989-5616  jstout@bristoltn.org

February 15, 2020
Monthly Community Jam
2 pm – 5 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way Bristol, VA 24201
Birthplace of Country Music Museum hosts a monthly gathering of local, musicians for a full-on community jam session.
423-573-1927  info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

February 15, 2020
Hiking Adventure – North Fork Stony Creek Waterfall
8 am – 5 pm
Warriors Path State Park, 490 Hemlock Road Kingsport, TN 37663
Ready for a real HIKING ADVENTURE? Join us as we head out to a lovely waterfall in a remote corner of Holston Mountain, in nearby Carter County TN. Along the way, we'll experience ridgetop geology, winter woodland discovery, and, weather permitting, fine views across Shady Valley. We'll cover over 10 miles of rugged terrain. Please Note Very Difficult Hike
423-239-8531  marty.silver@tn.gov

February 15, 2020
War Party 10K
11am
Warriors Path State Park, 490 Hemlock Road Kingsport, TN 37663
Hosted by the State of Franklin Track Club
Part of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour $10 entry is without t-shirt. T-shirts are $12 each ($2 extra for 2X) which can be ordered as part of the registration process.
Entries must be received by Friday 02/06/20 to be assured of a race shirt. Entries received after this date will receive t-shirts as supplies last. There will be no t-shirt re-ordering!
423-306-1483  lisa.hazlett77@gmail.com

February 29, 2020
The Hillbenders - Whograss!
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
Paramount Center 518 State Street Bristol, TN 37620
 With a perfect mix of acoustic musicianship and rock n’ roll showmanship, The Hillbenders take us on a journey through the Who’s legendary catalog. 
423-274-8920  www.paramountbristol.org

 

 

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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.

         

 

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