Archives for January 2018

The Million Dollar Quartet

The Million Dollar Quartet is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Sunday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m. Experience the Tony® Award winning smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. The show features iconic hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog” to name just a few. Get more information online at www.npacgreeneville.com

Wine & Chocolate Festival

The 2nd Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival is set for Friday, February 2nd at the Foundation Event Facility on State Street in Bristol. Come out for an evening of fun and celebration including wine tastings paired with two tastings from chocolate vendors, hors d’oeuvres, live music and dancing with Mick Glasgow and The House Hoppers, a silent auction, and the popular cork pull. All proceeds will benefit Children’s Services and The Children’s Advocacy Center at Highlands Community Services, which last year served over 2,000 area children and their families through a wide-range of programs. Learn more at www.wineandchocolatefestival.com/

IIIrd Tyme Out

The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by IIIrd Tyme Out on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, with children 10 and under free. This concert is part of the group’s 25th anniversary tour and celebration – Tyme for 25. While many bands have come and gone since they started, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have endured. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established in 1979 to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For more information, go to www.carterfamilyfold.org

Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad with special guest Jim Brown will perform Saturday, March 31st at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Bristol. Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound. Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records and were named by the Academy of Country Music as the Best New Group in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation. Ticket details are available at www.paramountbristol.org/

The Mayhem Poets

The Mayhem Poets will perform at East Tennessee State University on Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Culp Auditorium. Described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert” the three former Rutgers classmates seek to make poetry relevant to contemporary daily lives. For tickets for this performance or more information on Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, visit www.etsu.edu/martin

Ground Hog “Day-After” Contra Dance

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will present a Ground Hog “Day-After” Contra Dance on Saturday February 3rd at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. The band will be Funk N Sway (aka Groundhog Day Orchestra) and the caller will be Laurie Fisher. A class for beginning contra dancers will start at 7 p.m., with the dance running from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There will also be a Hawaiian Shirt and Hula Hoop contest. Admission to the dance is $7, $5 for student and children. All dances are smoke, alcohol and fragrance free. Visit www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org for details.

Asylum Suite

Asylum Suite will take the stage Friday, February 2nd at 8:30 at the Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol. The band, made up of lead vocalist Buddy Capps, bassist Mark Spivey, guitarist Terry McCoy and drummer Mark White, plays original music along with covers from great bands including Journey, Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Loverboy, Kiss, Boston, Van Halen and Guns n Roses. Get details at www.hrbrewingco.com

What Happens in Vegas

The Foggy Valley Gang will present “What Happens in Vegas…” at the LampLight Theatre in Kingsport through February 4th. Join the farcical Goodin Family as they take on Sin City, determined to help redeem the town through their godly talents. Nightly performances will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Doors will open one hour prior to show time. Check out their website for details; www.lamplighttheatre.com/

Willow Tree Coffeehouse

Wednesday nights are open mic nights at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City. Aspiring artists of all kinds, from music to poetry to storytelling, are encouraged to share their talents with a maximum time slot of 15 minutes. The sign up board goes up at 5pm and spots usually fill up quick. Go to www.thewillowtreejc.com for more information

Challenge of the Super Bulls

After a 10 year absence, the Challenge of the Super Bulls is back at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at 8 p.m. Come see 40 of the world’s greatest athletes and the men who dare to ride them. Two hours of non-stop action: part rock concert, part comedy and 100% excitement! The toughest cowboys and the rankest bulls combine for edge of your seat action and professional bull riding at its best! Tickets are on sale now at www.johnsoncitytn.com/freedomhall/ Friday night’s event is Kids Night. The first 300 children (10 and under) through the door on Friday night will receive a free bandana. There will also be a calf scramble for children 10 and under to participate in.