Archives for May 2018

Fourth Annual Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival

The Fourth Annual Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival is set this weekend. It will kick-off Friday at 5 p.m. at Wolf Hills Brewing Company in Abingdon, featuring special beer offerings, food and music lineup headlined by Annabelle’s Curse. The doors will open for The Howling event at 3 pm on Saturday with craft beer, two stages with live music, food trucks, craft and outdoor vendors, and live art. Find out more at wolfhillsbrewing.com

Rat Rod Home-Built Summit

The Rat Rod Home-Built Summit will take place June 1st through the 3rd in Bristol. Thunder Mountain Campground and the Holston River Brewing Company are located just 2/10 of a mile from the historic Bristol Motor Speedway and organizers say if you’re coming, be ready to take your car out on the Speedway and Cruise through Downtown Bristol. Get all the details at thundermountaincampground.weebly.com/

2018 Muddy Creek ATV National

The 2018 Muddy Creek ATV National will take place Saturday, June 2nd in Blountville. The race returns as the 6th round of the 2018 ATV Motocross National Championship series. Come out and watch the best riders in the world battle bar to bar on a National caliber track. Pro ATV racing is on Saturday at 2 & 4 p.m. with Amateur racing starting in the morning at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available at the gate. For more info, visit atvmotocross.com.

The 22nd Annual Garden Gala

The 22nd Annual Garden Gala, a full day of gardens and vendors, is planned for this Saturday in Jonesborough. Considered the official welcoming of spring in Northeast Tennessee, the annual Garden Gala is hosted by the Schubert Club and the Tuesday Garden Club and supported by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners and the Southern Appalachian Plant Society. There will be 10 gardens on the self-guided tour with a vintage car parked at each location in celebration of “A Century of Gardens and Cars”. This yearly event is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $14 or purchase the day of at the Visitors Center for $16.00. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jonesborough.com/tickets

The Hills of Home Concert Series

The Hills of Home Concert Series at the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood will feature Rich Kirby on Friday, June 15th at 6 p.m. Kirby is an Appalachian old-time musician and folklorist extraordinaire who will perform with musical host Pierceton Hobbs. Doors open at 5:30. $6 admission at the door. Find out more at ralphstanleymuseum.com

The Lemonade Stand

Come see The Lemonade Stand at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon running now through August 11th. This comedy by Matthew Fowler tells the story of Garret Miller, who is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. Get ticket details at bartertheatre.com

The Blue Plum Festival

The Blue Plum Festival is set for June 1st & 2nd at Founders Park in Downtown Johnson City. Events for the free event include music, arts, a 5K race, kids’ zone, silent disco, Ferris wheel, tasty beverages, and delicious food. The festival has also taken extra steps to be even more handicap accessible More details and vendor/volunteer applications can be found at www.blueplum.org

The Tony Furtado Band

The Tony Furtado Band w/Saw Black will be at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City on Saturday, June 9th at 8 p.m. Furtado is a genre-spanning multi-instrumentalist and 2x National Banjo champion who combines elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, and a whole lot more into a potent Americana musical blend. His most recent album, The Bell, was released on his own YousayFurtado Records in 2015. Find out more at www.tonyfurtado.com

Lunch on the Lawn

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its first event in this years “Lunch on the Lawn” series this Friday at noon featuring Miss Ellie’s String Band. The all-girl group is a product of Mountain Empire Community College’s Mountain Music School and area Junior Appalachian Musicians programs. They are dedicated to continuing the music legacy left by Ms. Sue Ella Boatwright-Wells (Miss Ellie). “Lunch on the Lawn” is free and open to the public. Go to www.virginiastateparks.gov for more information.

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

The Capitol Theatre of Downtown Greeneville presents one of the most quoted, most loved comedies of all time this week as part their Classics at The Capitol series. Come see “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” this Friday at 8 p.m. Admission will be only $5.00 and can be purchased at the box office or online at www.capitolgreeneville.org. Released in 1975 by the influential comedy troupe, “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” tells the story of King Arthur and his quest for The Holy Grail with his Knights of The Round Table as they encounter many challenges along their way, including the deadly Black Night, the Evil Rabbit and The Knights Who Say “Ni”