Archives for April 2018

Travis Meadows

Travis Meadows is coming to The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City this Thursday, May 3rd at 8 p.m. Described as; “An orphan who turned into a preacher. A preacher who turned into a songwriter. A songwriter that turned into a drunk and a drunk that is learning to be a human being” Travis Meadows is “Without a doubt, an artist to the core.” Tickets are $12. Find out more at

Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art Show

Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art Show, one of the area’s premier exhibitions, will be on display through this Saturday, May 5th at the McKinney Center. With works ranging from ceramics, acrylics, watercolors, photography, encaustic, metal work, mixed media, and more, art lovers will have the opportunity to see the best in the region. Details are at

Finding Dory

It will be Family Movie Night at the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville on Thursday, May 17th with a showing of Finding Dory. Doors Open at 5 p.m., with Project Waffle Food Truck serving until the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Get details online at

Derby Day

Don your derby hats and grab onto a mint julep for the Northeast State Foundation’s Derby Day party this Saturday, May 5th at the Foundation Event Facility in downtown Bristol. The event features a best hat and best-dressed contest, and live music by the Spirit of Soul Dance Band to round out the evening. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a full menu of hors d’oeuvres and three wall-sized viewing screens to watch the race. All proceeds of this event benefit Northeast State student scholarships through the Foundation. Buy tickets online at or buy them at the event on race day.

Richard III Is A Hit

(TRI CITIES) – The Barter Theatre presents “Richard III”.

It’s the story of Richard, Earl of Gloucester, who finds himself bored between wars and, due to his physical deformities, unable to roust up romance…so decides he might as well become king of England.

The only problem is that he is fifth in line for the throne…so, of course, a few heads get lopped off along with an unfortunate “accident” or two. Richard III plays through May 5. So far, this Shakespearian masterpiece has earned rave reviews from area theatre goers and the press.


Coming up this week it’s Bil Lepp Teller-In-Residence Jonesborough Storyitellers Guild Concert » Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of BobNewhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circleof Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parents’ Choice Gold award. “[Lepp] goes for the funny bone. He stuffs his hands in his pockets and leansback as he nonchalantly lets drop the zinger to his tale.” – The Boston Globe . Ticket Prices: Adults $12Seniors $11 Time:2 PM Tuesday – Saturday. The next show is May 1st from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN


A lot of fun coming up at the Heartwood on May day….It’s Heartwood’s Sip & Paint for MayTuesday, May 1, 2018 at One Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 Reservations Required Join us for an art class where you get to paint your own canvas while a local artist demonstrates how to paint a specific picture. You pay for supplies but get to take your painting home with you when you finish. All food and beverages are sold separately. Taco Tuesday’s menu and drinks will be available that day as well as specialty pricing on adult beverages. This is kid friendly because adult beverages are not included in the pricing and are encouraged to join in painting a lovely picture. Thats the Heartwood’s Sip and Paint May ist at one Heartwood Circle in Abingdon….for more info, call the Heartwood’s Front Desk: 276-492-2400…or Email:

Storytelling Live!

Now in its 17th season, Storytelling Live!—the International Storytelling Center’s renowned teller-in-residence series—features a lineup of 26 nationally-known storytellers in Jonesborough, Tennessee—the storytelling capital of the world. From May to November, a different artist appears each week in live Matinee Performances at the Center theater. Special Features, Evening Performances, Children’s Concerts, and Holiday Concerts are also presented. Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. Check out the details online at

Broadway Comes to Greeneville

Broadway Comes to Greeneville this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Featuring a dozen local youth and special guests straight from the Broadway stage, with all proceeds benefiting the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The youth were chosen from a series of auditions held earlier in the year to recruit young performers from across the 20-county region served by the hospital in Johnson City. Get tickets at

Foggy Valley Game Show

The ultimate game show is coming to Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport. LampLight Theatre’s Foggy Valley Gang will bring their farcical antics to their newest venue in the intimate setting of the Banquet Hall of The Emporium with the premiere of “Foggy Valley Game Show” on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th. It’s a battle of families as a new funeral home, Miller’s Memorial Mortuary and Mausoleum, is planning to open in Foggy Valley, sure to rival the B.A. Goodin Funeral Home. The Goodin family will use whatever means including gathering shady secrets about their contenders in order to run the competition out of town. Admission is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Find out more at