Archives for June 2017

ABINGDON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

As part of the Abingdon All-American Independence Day Extravaganza! The Nighthawks & Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin bring the Blues to Red, White & Blue this evening, in downtown Abingdon at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. This event is a collaboration between Abingdon Music Experience, Parks & Recreation & Abingdon Main Street. The day’s festivities will begin at 4pm, celebrating Abingdon’s rich Revolutionary War history. Activities include a Block Party with a foam pit and DJ, kid’s crafts sponsored by Paper Moon Studio, food trucks & beer garden. The evening will end with live music beginning at 6, and a firework finale visible from the pavilion at 9:15pm. For more info, call 800-435-3440

JONESOROUGH DAYS…

Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s Oldest Town, will celebrate the 47th annual Jonesborough Days Festival now through July 2 with family activities, regional music, parade, fireworks, storytelling and more! The Jonesborough Days Festival continues through Sunday, July 2 at 10 p.m. as it goes out with a bang during the annual fireworks display. The parade will take place this morning at 10 a.m. throughout downtown. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. For more information on the 47th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival, call 423.753.1010 or visit Jonesborough Days on Facebook.

Survivorman Les Stroud appears in Bristol…

Survivorman Les Stroud is visiting the Tri Cities area, specifically the River Brewing Company on Sunday. Best known as the Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman on the Discovery Channel, Stroud is the only producer in the history of televison to produce an internationally broadcast seriess entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. Stroud is also an award winning musician who’s shared the stage with the likes of Journey, Jonny Lang, Alice Cooper and more. He’ll be performing a rare Sunday session at Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol, Tn. Sunday at 7pm.

The Burow Museum…

On Sunday, the Exchange Place liviing history farm will officially open the Burow Museum with the Commissioning Ceremony scheduled to begin at 2pm. Back in the late 1700s Revolutionary War veteran Ambrose Gaines built a log cabin on his property along the present day Stone Drive. He subsequently built a second home. The Burrow Museum will add to the ability of the historic site to tell the story of Exchange Place and the life of settlers prior to the Civil War. Tomorrow’s event is ope to the public and will include music by Tennessee Border. For more info, call the Exchange Place at 423-288-6071.

SOUTH PACIFIC AT JONESBOROUGH REP…

Get ready for the muscial South Pacific at the Jonesborough Repetory Theatre today at 2pm!
It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands, in preparation for an invasion towards New Guinea and the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to employ as a scout to nearby Japanese held islands. To accomplish this task, de Becque is approached by a US Navy nurse named Nellie Forbush. An outstanding musical score that features hits such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” and “There Is Nothing Like A Dame.” Jonesborough Repetory is located at 125 Main Street in Jonesborough, Tn.

BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN…

Living History: Life in the Backcountry and the Battle of Kings Mountain. Overmountain Men and their families will come to life! This event will highlight the importance of Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history. The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the park, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits. Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display. Check it out today from 1p till 4p at 1780 Muster Place in Abington, Virginia. For more info visit www.virginia.org.

Kitchen Teen Camp…

This year’s Summer Sizzlin’ in the Kitchen Teen camp will feature Culinary cultures from Around the World. Teens will enjoy learning about food from France, Asia, Mexico and Italy. Teens,ages 12-17 will learn basic kitchen and knife skills. Using math skills to work on recipes and artistic flair to create their own new recipes during Jr. Iron Chef games. This class is for every cooking level..from beginner to those who have cooked at home or with friends. On the final day, the class will prepare a buffet lunch for parents to show off the skills that have been developed during the week. The camp is Monday, June 19 – Thursday(9:00 AM – 12:30 PM) for more info call 276-619-4300.

Dad’s Day at the BCM Museum…

Dad’s Get In Free at BCM Museum Father’s Day Weekend through the 18th. Does Dad love music? Celebrate Father’s Day with him at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Dads get in for free with your paid admission. Admission is good for the entire day so you can come early and make a day of it! Take in a few exhibits, perhaps slip out to enjoy lunch at one of Historic Downtown Bristol’s fine eateries. After lunch you may return to explore more areas of the museum and browse one-of-a-kind gifts in The Museum Store.

Jonesborough Cemetary Tour…

Old Jonesborough Cemetery tours are back!! Available at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday through the end of October, tours include the history of Rocky Hill and College Hill cemeteries, 1800’s burial customs, the lives of the people buried there, and so much more. This season, you might even meet a spirit or two among the tombstones who will want to share his or her story. Tickets are $3.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum on Main Street. You’ll meet your tour guide at the top of East Main Street; follow the brand new sidewalk up the hill, in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Proceeds from the tour help fund the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the cemeteries. For mor info, call 423-753-9580.

Johnson City Farmers Market…

The Johnson City Farmer’s Market is always a great time! It’s been around since 1976 when it began as a cooperative effort between markets in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. This association was called F.A.R.M., which stood for Tri-Cities Farmer’s Association for Retail Marketing. As of 2010 the Farmer’s Market is now located at The Pavillion at Founders Park. It’s open all summer Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am till 2pm. There’s fresh produce, baked and canned goods, arts and crafts and more. For more info call 423-202-3510 or visit www.farmersmarket.org.