Bristol Chevy Show

For more than 30 years, the Bristol Chevy Show has been known for some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the country and this year is no different. Add the Thunder Valley Mayhem on Saturday night and this show is a can’t-miss event set for Thursday, September 26th through Sunday the 29th. Those in attendance will have plenty of activities to keep them busy all weekend. Fans also will get to see a spectacular selection of some of the region’s best classic and modern Chevrolets. Chevy die-hards will be impressed with the attention to detail given to these show machines. Get details at www.bristoldragway.com

National Storytelling Festival

The 47th annual National Storytelling Festival is October 4 – 6 in Jonesborough. In addition to the mainstage concerts—the heart and soul of the Festival—the International Storytelling Center curates special performances including two exclusive early concerts held in the freshly raised tents on the Festival grounds. There will also be Ghost Stories, a Midnight Cabaret, Story Slam and Wine & Beer Garden. Get complete details at www.storytellingcenter.net

Jericho Shrine Circus

The Jericho Shrine Circus is coming to the Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena in Johnson City, September 27th through the 29th. This year’s event features the Carden International Circus. For over 50 years the Carden family has been bringing an astonishing and awe-inspiring show to people across the country. From amazing feats of athleticism with aerial acrobats, to their magnificent elephants, awesome tigers, and so much more for the entire family. Get details at www.johnsoncitytn.org

Foggy Valley Extreme Funeral Home makeover

The Foggy Valley Extreme Funeral Home makeover will wrap up its run this weekend at the LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport. Come see another Goodin Family adventure as Aletha Faith Cornwall (President of the Historical Society) and her husband Beauregard are on a ruse to trick the Goodins into believing they have won a makeover for the funeral home after secretly stealing a treasure map from an estate sale that shows the site of a legendary civil war treasure which happens to be located under the B.A. Goodin Funeral Parlor. Go to lamplighttheatre.com/ for details.

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