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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See full calendar of Regional Events listing at www.facebook.com/historicsullivan.
Planning to host an event in Historic Blountville? Get your event promoted and listed on our social media sites by filling out the official Event Registration Form. Email info@sullivancountytn.gov for a copy of the form.

SPECIAL NOTE - Please verify event dates and times with each of our tourism partners to ensure that any given event will take place and that there have been no recent cancellations.

 

APR. 16, 2021 - BoDeans, 7pm, Sat., Apr. 3, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

MAY 1-2, 2021 - Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place - Cancelled
Kingsport, TN – Spring is normally the season of hope, of growth, of renewal.  We say goodbye to the darkness of winter and hello to vibrant colors.  In Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, Kingsport’s Living History Farm, Exchange Place, has ushered in the season with its Spring Garden Fair, an event that has been eagerly awaited by amateur gardeners for more than three decades.  The festival was cancelled last year by COVID-19, but we were very hopeful that it would be resumed in 2021.  However, after consulting personnel from the Health Department and the Department of Agriculture, who strongly discouraged the scheduling of even outdoor events in April, it is with heavy hearts that the Exchange Place Steering Committee has voted not to hold the 2021 Spring Garden Fair. We want to do our part to keep our community, and our volunteers, safe and healthy.  We are, of course, sad and disappointed not to be able to welcome everyone back this year.  We were anticipating watching people happily roaming about the farm, interacting with our animals (and seeing the sheep get shorn!), watching our many demonstrations of 19th century skills, visiting the Burow Museum, listening to a full slate of popular local and regional musicians, dancing around the Maypole, and taking part in so many of the other activities that make the Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place one of the year’s most anticipated events.  We hope we will be able to gather again in 2022; please mark your calendars for the Spring Garden Fair on April 30 and May 1, 2022. A final decision on our other 2021 festivals will be made closer to the dates, when we will be better able to assess the health of the region.  The Fall Folk Arts Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, while Christmas in the Country is slated for Saturday, December 4.

MAY 8, 2021 - Triumphant Quartet, 7pm, Sat., May 8, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

MAY 10, 2021 - "Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation", 7pm, May 10, presented by Historian and Author, Caroline Janney, Director of the John L. Nau III, Director of Center for Civil War History UVA, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

MAY 29, 2021 - Bluff City Veteran's Memorial Dedication Ceremony, 12 Noon, Sat., May 29, 337 Carter Street, Bluff City, TN 37618 The public is welcome and seating will be provided. For additional information, please call Alderman Jeff Broyles at (276) 274-3548 or email jbroyles@salemtools.com.

JUN 17, 2021 - Trace Adkins, 7pm, Thu., Jun 17, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

JUN 25, 2021 - Sebastian Bach, 7pm, Jun 25, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

JUL. 3, 2021 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade, 2pm, Sat., July 3, hosted by the Blountville Ruritan, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For further information, please call 423.323.4660.

JUL 12, 2021 - "Sam Watkins, Company Aytch", 7pm, Jul. 12, a first person, 2-act drama, presented by Living Historian, Thomas Cartwright, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

AUG. 13, 2021 - The Gatlin Brothers, 7pm, Fri., Aug. 13, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

SEP 3, 2021 - RUMOURS: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show, 7pm, Fri., Sep. 3, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

Sep. 11, 2021 - 13th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL, hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt.

SEP. 13, 2021 - "Jacob Cox: The Man, The Major General and the Historian", 7pm, Sep. 13, presented by Historian and Author, Gene Schmiel, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Sep. 24-26, 2021 - BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, a special 3-day living history 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. Event will be held at the beautiful Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Details to be announced. For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt.

SEP 26, 2021 - An Evening with Amy Grant, Sun., Sep. 26, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 2, 2021 - The Black Jacket Symphony: Pink Floyd's The Wall, 7pm, Sat., Oct. 2, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 9, 2021 - Diamond Rio, 7pm, Sat., Oct. 9, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 11, 2021 - "JEB Stuart's Mortal Wounding at Yellow Tavern and the Impact on the Army of Northern Virginia", 7pm, Oct. 11, presented by Historian and Author, Gordon Rhea, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

OCT. 15, 2021 - Josh Turner, 7pm, Fri., Oct. 15, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

NOV. 8, 2021 - "Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth, and Machination", 7pm, Nov. 8, presented by Historian and Author, Dennis Frye, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

NOV. 16, 2021 - The Robert Gray Band, 7pm, Tues., Nov. 16, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

DEC. 5, 2021 - Sara Evans, Sun., Dec. 5, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

Dec. 9, 2021 - HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 6pm, Thurs., Dec. 9, hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt.

DEC. 11, 2021 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade, 2pm, Sat., Dec. 11, hosted by the Blountville Ruritan, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For further information, please call 423.323.4660.

DEC. 12, 2021 - Ronnie Milsap, Sun., Dec. 12, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

JAN. 17, 2022 - Lecture presented by Jim Ogden, Chief Historian at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Park, 7pm, Jan. 17, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

JAN. 21, 2021 - An Evening with Leo Kottke, 7pm, Fri., Jan. 21, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

 

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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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