Archives for November 2017

John McCutcheon

Nationally renowned folk musician and storyteller John McCutcheon will be live at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough on Monday, December 11th for two shows. Having released his 38th album, Trolling for Dreams, earlier this year, McCutcheon plans to release #39 in February. He was also one of the nominees for Artist of the Year at this year’s Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. Details are online at www.storytellingcenter.net

Martha Redbone

The Martha Redbone Roots Project’s “The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake” will come to the Martha Street Culp Auditorium at East Tennessee State University tonight at 7:30 p.m. The ETSU Old Time Ramblers will open the show. Redbone was a 2015-16 Fellow of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and is recognized as an example of Contemporary Native American music in the Permanent Library Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. To purchase tickets, visit www.etsu.edu/martin

Vendor Fair

The Rogersville Arts Council is hosting its 4th Annual Artists, Crafters, and Vendor Fair this Saturday December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This years’ event will be held at the “Occasions On The Square” facility, located in the heart of Downtown Historic Rogersville. Shop from a fine selection of hand painted, holiday and home décor, expertly crafted stained glass pieces, photography and canvas art and holiday floral arrangements. Details are online at www.rogersvillechamber.us

Open Mic

David Joe Miller’s Spoken Word Open Mic will wrap up the 2017 season tonight at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Arts Center in downtown Jonesborough. The show provides a platform for storytellers and poets to share their work with a supportive and enthusiastic audience in the Storytelling Capital of the World. Participants can sign up at 6:30pm for a ten minute time slot. There is no theme, no competition and no censorship. For more information visit www.storytellingcalendar.com

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will take the stage this Saturday, December 2nd at Northeast State Community College at the Performing Arts Center. Their new album, LIFE IS A STORY, debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart at #6 and has received glowing reviews. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets are available at www.northeaststate.edu

The Hackensaw Boys

The Hackensaw Boys are coming back to The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City this Saturday, December 2nd. Originally from Charlottesville, the band is now spread throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and California. Despite that, they’ve managed to continue to tour the US, Europe and Britain while recording several critically acclaimed albums, including their latest effort, The Old Sound of Music, Volumes 1 & 2. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. www.thewillowtreejc.com

Women’s Chorus

The Virginia Highlands Community College Women’s Chorus will present their Christmas concert this Saturday, December 2nd at 1 p.m.at the Abingdon Arts Depot. This free event will feature festive sounds of the season from the group comprised of students, faculty, staff, high school and community members. It is open to all women that like to sing. And for those coming to hear the concert, they can also enjoy the art displays and refreshments. The group is directed by Mary Munsey and accompanied by Chris Yoder. www.vhcc.edu

A Candlelight Christmas

Enjoy a glimpse into Christmas past, with “A Candlelight Christmas” tour at the Rocky Mount State Historic Site in Piney Flats. Guests are transported to Christmas Eve, 1791 at the Cobb family home with stories, music and dances of the era. Tours begin at 4:30 p.m. each day starting this Friday and Saturday, the 1st and 2nd and concluding next weekend on the 8th, and 9th. They last about an hour and a half and cost $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 and up. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit their website at www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Rusty Steel and Quarter Bounce

It’s a weekend of music and comedy at the Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol. The music part of the weekend is Friday night when Rusty Steel and Quarter Bounce take the stage at 8:30 for their high energy show of Southern Hard Rock. Then the laughs hit the stage Saturday with comedians Julie Scoggins and Melissa Douty. Get details at www.hrbrewingco.com

Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt will be in concert at the Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena this Saturday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. with special guest Tara Thompson. Tickets are $28 and are being sold through the Kingsport and Johnson City, TN Firefighters Associations. Funds raised will provide smoke detectors for families in need and help the Community Fire Relief Fund for victims of fire. www.markchesnutt.com/