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

The Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair is underway through this Saturday, September 14th. The family friendly event in Abingdon has grown to be a permanent and well recognized part of Washington County. For 70 years the fair has hosted a variety of events and fun activities, such as Music Concerts, Livestock Shows, Horse Shows, Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, School Days, Senior Day, Carnival Rides, Food, Commercial Exhibits, Educational Exhibits, Arts, Crafts, and Old McDonald’s Petty Zoo plus other special events. Get details at washcofair.com/

An Evening with 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

Brews & Tunes

Head out to the Plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center every Sunday afternoon through September for Brews & Tunes, featuring local music, craft beer, cider, and good eats. Food and beer will begin to be served at 4 pm with live music from 5-7 pm. A different craft brewery will be featured each week along with a rotating food truck which will offer a variety of foods including tacos, Caribbean and Asian fare, sandwiches and more. The music line-up features local favorite groups and singer/songwriters. Check out the lineup at jonesborough.com

Foggy Valley Extreme Funeral Home

The Foggy Valley Extreme Funeral Home makeover is on the stage at the LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport through September 22nd. 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. There will also be a dinner theater performance this Saturday the 14th with a meal after the Matinee and before the Evening Performance. Go to lamplighttheatre.com/ for details.

Mel Tillis Jr

The Paramount Bristol presents Mel Tillis Jr. and the Memory Makers on Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, Jr. proudly carries on the musical tradition set forth by his father, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis. As a songwriter, Mel Jr. has had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs and Suzy Boguss. As a performer, Mel Jr’s mission is to not only pay tribute to his legendary father, but to give real country music fans what they’ve been missing, and what they’ve been looking for – true-to-life stories fitted with expertly crafted melodies. Get tickets at www.paramountbristol.org

Southern Pride

The Carter Family Memorial Music Center in Hiltons is proud to present Southern Pride with Leon Frost this Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. Started by James and Joey Burris in the 1980s, Southern Pride delivers old time music just the way audiences at the Fold like their music – no frills with some slow dance tunes, a little bit of gospel, and lots of fast-paced, fun fiddle tunes. Lending his instrumental and vocal talent to the group will be long time Fold friend, Leon Frost. For more information go to www.carterfamilyfold.org/

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls will play at the Jonesborough Repertory Theater through this Sunday, September 15th. Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is a Broadway classic about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Get tickets at www.jonesboroughtheatre.com

Lonestar

Lonestar is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville this Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. For more than twenty years, the band has logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums while earning ACM and CMA awards aplenty. Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has achieved ten #1 Country hits, including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” With over 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating twenty years of their biggest selling album, Lonely Grill. Get tickets at npacgreeneville.com

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