Archives for April 2017

Garden Fair today from noon to 5

Another day to enjoy the Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair, Hours today are from noon-5pm. Thousands of plants, traditional music and food and children’s activities will be available. The 2016 Master Gardener class is also sponsoring a “Back Porch Sale” at the event. Gardeners will also be ale to pick up tools and supplies at the event. .

National Adoption Month Event in Johnson City

A special adoption event is happening Mothers Day weekend at PetSmart in Johnson City. Dogs and cats will be available from the Unicoi County Animal Shelter. Cat adoption fees have been reduced to $50. All animals will be spay/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and have current rabies vaccinations. With each adoption Pet Smart will provide a free bag of pet food, pet supplies and coupons for other pet supplies. May is National Pet Adoption Month.

Derby Day on Main…

Hats of all shapes and sizes are being prepared for Derby Day on Main, planned for May 6.
The annual event, presented by Laughlin Health Care Foundation and coinciding with the running of the famed Kentucky Derby, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on the terrace of the General Morgan Inn.The fundraiser benefits the Feeding the Children of Greeneville and Greene County program and has traditionally sold out in advance each year.
Tickets may be obtained by calling the Laughlin Health Care Foundation office at 787-5117. Additional information about the event and the Feeding the Children program can be found at www.derbydayonmain.com.

Kingsport Ballet…

For those who enjoy the Kingsport Ballet, it’s BALLET AND BUBBLY this evening from 6-9pm at Chateau Selah in Blountville.
A beautiful juxtaposition of culture and style – join us for a splendid evening of art and music. An open-air performance and delicious gourmet fare accompanied by select wines and champagne will round out this memorable evening. Help support our outreach programs for the underserved in our community! Join us. For Tickets: 423-378-3967.

Virginia Creeper Trail…

Meet us at the Trailhead in Abingdon to celebrate the award-winning Virginia Creeper Trail! Designed to be a hands-on experience, the VA Creeper Fest encourages attendees to practice, interact and get involved. From bouldering practice, stand-up paddleboarding demos, disc dog exhibitions, and field games for the kids, to tree identification along the trail and guided nature walks. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a former railroad that’s now one of the most popular recreation trails in the southeast. It combines striking Blue Ridge Mountain scenery with unique trestle bridges and an accessible ride. Free and fun for all ages. Pets welcome! Takes place from Noon till 5pm today. For more info call 276-676-2282.

Art Exhibition!

A couple things going on in Jonesborough today. Jonesborough’s 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition is open and free to the public from 10am-2pm. Enjoy artwork by the region’s premier artists. For more information call Theresa Hammons at 423-753-0562 at the McKinney Center.
Also the Historic Walking Tour departing from the Chester Inn Museum at 1pm. For more information contact the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. Starting May 3rd, tours will also be available Sunday afternoons at 2pm.

Jonesborough Art Exhibition!

A couple things going on in Jonesborough today. Jonesborough’s 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition is open and free to the public from 10am-2pm. Enjoy artwork by the region’s premier artists. For more information call Theresa Hammons at 423-753-0562 at the McKinney Center.
Also the Historic Walking Tour departing from the Chester Inn Museum at 1pm. For more information contact the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. Starting May 3rd, tours will also be available Sunday afternoons at 2pm.

Never Forget

In the 1950s, two young men from eastern Tennessee launched a music career that would change the face of the industry and laid the groundwork for the emergence of a new genre that would become rock n’ roll. The harmonious duo was The Everly Brothers, and they went on to influence such artists as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Dylan and Zach Zmed, along with their band The Bird Dogs, will pay homage to the beloved duo this weekend when they present The Everly Brothers Experience live at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Marion. Tickets for the 7 p.m. Saturday show are $20 for adults and $15 for children.

Big Lineup For The Covered Bridge

For the second year in a row, some stars of the Grand Ole Opry will be taking the smaller stage for the Covered Bridge Celebration. This year’s celebration goes from Thursday, June 8, through Saturday, June 10. Suzy Bogguss will be performing in the grand finale. She has seen 10 of her albums with Capitol Records certified platinum and three others have been gold. Eight of her singles have cracked country music’s top 5. Bogguss is the recipient of a Grammy Award as well as several awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, CMT and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Blue Plum Free Again

After two years of holding ticketed main stage events, the Blue Plum Festival will again be free to the public. Blue Plum Organization President Tracy Johnson announced the headliners of this year’s downtown Johnson City music and arts festival, and said an outpouring of community sponsorships allowed organizers to go back to the free entertainment format of the past. The festival’s 18th edition will get some Music City airtime: Music City Roots, a live weekly radio show from Nashville, will broadcast live from the festival Friday night, June 2. Jill Andrews, an East Tennessee State University graduate, will perform during the broadcast.