Archives for May 2017

Summer Concert Series at The Mall at Johnson Cit

The Summer Concert Series at The Mall at Johnson City will feature Steve Weems and the Caribbean Cowboys this Saturday from 5 PM – 9 PM. here will be inflatibles for the kids and games for all to enjoy, plus more activities! Not to mention Food Trucks for your eating pleasure! Don’t Miss It! See you there!

Big Kahuna Wing Fest

5th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival is going to happen Saturday, June 17 at 12 PM – 8 PM, in Knoxville, TN. The event will take place at World’s Fair Park and features: Over 12,000 lbs. of Wings, Live Music,cold beverages and nd much much more…tickets (15) in advance and (20) at the gate…get yours at

Off the Grid Adventures!

For a really fun day, check out Off the Grid Adventures in Elizabethton. Off the Grid features one of the longest zip lines in the country at nearly 3000 feet long, or the length of ten football fields. And it’s close to 300 feet above the canyon floor, reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Another amazing thrill is the area’s only gravity defying giant swigs. Off the Grid is located in Elizabethton on 19E about halfway between the Bristol Highway and downtown Elizabethton.


You’ve probably heard about it, it’s Contradancing in Abington. The Contra Dance is held twice a month at the community center of Abington, Virginia including this evening from 5pm-9pm. A live caller and band will be on hand for added fun. All ages and levels are welcome. Join us for lessons and country waltzing and hour before each dance with Ashby Dickerson. Snacks are available. The Contra Dance is at 300 Senior Drive in Abington. For more into call 276-628-3911.

Wetlands Water Park

The Wetlands Water Park has an all day preview today. Then they’re open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The water park in Jonesborough, Tn. features a 200 foot enclosed fiberglass flume slide, Lazy River with tube rental, Zero depth wading area, a children’s otter slide, Pavilions for shade, a full service cafe, sand volleyball and shower facilities. Normal hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm. For more info, call 423-753-1553.

Kingsport Expo

Dont forget the all day fun expo at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Fun for the whole family with a variety of vendors selling crafts, beauty, boutique style clothing, face painting, free balloons, cupcakes, homemade jams and more. Some of the vendors include Lula Roe, Katelyn Hicks-Boutique Clothing, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Black Dog Bakery and more. For more info contact Sweet Carousel Events at 423-292-9074.

Brent Funkhouser’s Old Souls Trio Comes to Town

Brent Funkhouser’s Old Souls Trio will perform at the Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City on Friday May 26th. The eclectic folk and americana group is currently touring in support of it’s latest album, ‘Old Souls’. You can find out more about the band at

Big Train Show Scheduled

The second annual Big Train Show is set for June 2nd and 3rd in the Mini-Dome of the ETSU Campus. Sponsored by the George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University the show will cover more than 64,000 square feet of display space withover 40 vendors displaying railroad and model railroad items on more than 200 tables. There will also be nine model train layouts in multiple scales including operating live steam locomotives. Train Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Check out for all the details.

Gathering in the Gap Music Festival

The “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival is on the calendar for May 27 at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. The music festival celebrates the rich tradition of old-time, Americana and bluegrass music found in Southwest Virginia. The fest will feature performances, workshops, competitions, crafts, a children’s inflatables area, an annual quilt show and more, “Gathering in the Gap” captures the best of Southwest Virginia history and culture. Visit for more information.

Around Town Wednesday Night

Around Town Wednesday Night – It’s Open Mic Night at Jiggy Ray’s Pizzeria in Elizabethton – Community Center at the ACoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City – Open Mic at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room in Johnson City – Miss Ellie & Friends at The Harvest Table in Meadowview, Virginia – Blacklite District w/ Clockwork Asylum at The Hideaway in Johnson City and Joe the Show at Wild Wing Cafe in Johnson City