Tennessee Film Night

Don’t miss the final Tennessee Film Night featuring films made in East Tennessee. It’s set for downtown Johnson City on Tuesday, Sept. 24th. The films will be shown outdoors beginning at 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Ale House and are made by ETSU students, especially those in the Radio/TV/Film program in the university’s Department of Media and Communication. The film series is for mature audiences. Get details on the Tennessee Film Nights Facebook page. www.facebook.com/events/452285865360846/

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is set for September 20th through the 22nd on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. The festival is an electrifying music experience that features the very best roots music. Held annually the third weekend in September, 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. Get details at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

Collective Whimsey

Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and the McKinney Center are pleased to present “Collective Whimsey”, featuring the original artworks of artists Aleta Chandler and Lauren Anderson in exhibition running through September 20th. Chandler first fell in love with clay while watching a demonstration of a potter at Dollywood theme park when she was a teenager and believes that anything that can spark the imagination while causing the viewer to have a familiarity helps her to connect to her audience. Anderson entered into occupational therapy with the desire to help people reach their functional goals through creative activities. She has illustrated a book that will be published this November. Find out more at jonesborough.com

Ricky Skaggs

Enjoy a night of Bluegrass with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on Saturday, October 5th at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. A life full of music…that’s the story of Ricky Skaggs, who figured prominently in the Ken Burns documentary Country Music. Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 15-time Grammy® Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Get you tickets now at www.npacgreeneville.com/

Community Jam Session

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol holds a monthly Community Jam Session from 2 – 5 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. The jams are open to all ages and all skill levels. Musicians are asked to bring their own acoustic instrument and the sessions will be held in the museum’s Learning Center. For more information about community jams, visit www.BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org/events

Lorrie Morgan

The Paramount Bristol presents An Evening with Lorrie Morgan on Sunday, October 6th at 7 p.m. One of country music’s most versatile talents of the past three decades, Morgan is country music royalty. She remains one of the youngest performers ever to grace the Grand Ole Opry stage, making her first and everlasting impression on the country music world with her father George Morgan at the age of 13. As at home with tear-stained ballads as she is upbeat material, she is a fearless song stylist who has been a mainstay in the Billboard Hot Country chart. Hits include “Except for Monday,” “What Part of No,” “A Picture of Me Without You,” “Leave The Light On,” “Something In Red” and “Watch Me.” Get your tickets at www.paramountbristol.org

Wait Until Dark

“Wait Until Dark” is at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through November 8th. Featuring murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine, this suspense classic is a fresh adaptation of Frederick Knott’s original compelling mystery that will have you shrieking out loud. Susan Hendrix is a blind yet capable woman who is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds to its unknown conclusion, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. There will also be an Open-Caption Performance of this production on Friday, October 18 at 8:00pm and Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm. Get tickets at bartertheatre.com/

The Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony will present The Eagles’ classic 1976 release “Hotel California” on October 2nd and 3rd at the Paramount Bristol. The show offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. The album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with the performance separated into two sets. In the first set the album is recreated in its entirety as a true symphonic piece. The second set opens with an incredible light display and features a selection of the album’s “greatest hits” which in this case will include the album’s title-track along with “New Kid in Town,” Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Victim of Love.” Get tickets now at www.paramountbristol.org/

Donald Davis

The 18th season of the International Storytelling Center’s signature concert series, Storytelling Live!, will feature Donald Davis the week of September 30th through October 3rd. Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening. He’s also a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. On top of daily performances in their downtown Jonesborough facility, many of the tellers stack their schedules with local appearances at schools and hospitals. Matinee shows are at 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with other special events scheduled throughout the season. Get the complete schedule and details at www.storytellingcenter.net

Beatles vs. Stones

It’s the Beatles vs. Stones – a Musical Showdown set for Tuesday, October 1st at the Paramount Bristol. In alternating power sets, two internationally known tribute bands face off in an on-stage, mash-up duel. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. They engage in a musical “showdown” of the hits against premier Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. Tickets and details are available at www.paramountbristol.org/