Kershaw Coming To Weber City

Sammy Kershaw is coming to the The Holston View Hometown Festival in Weber City on Saturday.

He’ll take the stage at 6pm following the opening act the Isaccs who perform at 12:30pm.

The festival runs from 11am-8pm and there will be over 70 vendors with food, family fun and games with a fireworks show to end the day.

Admission to the concerts is free but donations are being accepted to help out area families dealing with medical hardships.

Bolshot Coming To Bristol

The Bolshoi Ballet is coming to the Tinseltown Theater in Bristol, Va. on Saturday for its performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “The Bright Stream.”

A group of ballet dancers have been sent to provide sophisticated entertainment to a new Soviet collective farm. After some complicated amorous intrigues, it turns out that the honest country-bumpkins have more to teach the city-folk than the other way around.

Tickets are $15 to $21 and you can go to Cinemark dot com for details.

Backcountry Campgrounds Closed

Something you might want to keep in mind for your next camping trip. Because of the danger of wildfire, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has temporarily banned all backcountry fires. The Smokies ban only applies to campers in the park’s 100+ backcountry sites and shelters. Backpacking stoves are still allowed.

Watercolor Arts At Sycamore Shoals

The Tennessee Watercolor Society’s 2016 Traveling Exhibtion will be making a stop at Sycamore Shoals State Histric Park this month. Eligible works submitted to the juror were watercolor or acrylic paintings on paper and painted by Tennessee artists. The exhibition opened Tuesday and an opening reception will be held this Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m., and the public is invited. The exhibition will be at Sycamore Shoals through Nov. 19.

Live Music All Around

A number of musical performance will take place Thursday night…Dennis Coffey is at Art in The Heart, Kingsport TN, Jazz 251 will play ROCK’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA AND GRILL, in Johnson City and Laura Thurston is at O’Mainnin’s Pub, Bristol TN

Guardian Angel Of The Arts

Jonesborough staff and residents gathered recently to say thank you to someone Mayor Kelly Wolfe referred to as the town’s “guardian angel.” The crowd gathered at the McKinney Center for the Arts at Booker T. Washington School to celebrate the most recent gift from Sonia King and her husband Jim. The super sized donation included $50,000 for the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

Swanky With A Rooftop Bar

It’s new and it’s swanky….the developer of the Hotel Bristol project downtown unveiled his design plans for the interior and exterior of the former Executive Plaza property. The boutique hotel is planned for a Fall 2017 opening. The structure will feature a rooftop lounge.

Santa Pal Kickoff

It’s only the beginning of November and Santa is already making his rounds. Jolly ole’ St. Nick was in Bristol today helping the Santa Pal organization kick off its annual program. This is their 89th year serving children in our area. More than 700 children are part of the program this year. Visit to find out how you an become a sponsor.

The Old Fields Singers’ All Day Singing

The Old Fields Singers’ All Day Singing will take place on Nov. 5 at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Zion Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. The day long event features doses of culture, conviction and tradition.

Jamaica Farewell Thursday

JAMAICA FAREWELL is a true-life story, of Debra Ehrhardt. The story took place during the political unrest in the 1970s. Ehrhardt’s dangerous journey from the island of her youth to the country of her dreams can be heard Thursday night at the International Storytelling Center, in Jonesborough at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all seats $20.