Archives for June 2018

THURSDAY JAMS IN ABINGDON!

Thursday Jams in Abingdon VA continues July 5, 100 Remsburg Drive Abingdon, VA in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard. Visit award-winning restaurants in town for dinner before the show, or enjoy the event’s unique food trucks. Each Thursday Jam will feature local beer from Abingdon’s brewery: Wolf Hills, as well as other craft beers Free parking available adjacent to the Abingdon Market Pavilion, off of Main St, or along the street. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the music starts at 7pm, For more info call theAbingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440.

JONESBOROUGH DAYS!

Jonesborough Days runs through Sunday July 1st. Tennessee’s Oldest Town is celebrating the 48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival with family activities, an exciting music line-up, handmade arts and crafts, patriotic parade, fireworks, storytelling and much more!. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
Doc’s Front Porch will feature a variety of storytellers and musicians on the plaza at the International Storytelling Center during the day. The Main Stage will also feature entertainment each evening including headliners The Beach Nite Band, Johnny Cash NOW and the Music City Stones. Shop over 70 vendors, showcasing local handmade crafters with a variety of wares. And of course, there will be a variety of great festival For a complete event schedule, tickets or for more information on the 48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival, call 423.753.1010 or visit our website at jonesboroughdays.com.

Greene County Fair

The 69th Annual Greene County Fair in Greeneville is set to run August 6th through the 12th with entertainment that will include: Smoker Tractor Pulls; Truck Pulls; Two action packed nights of Demolition Derby; Rodeo; Gospel groups; Hit singing contest – Greeneville’s Greatest!; along with the annual favorites – Fairest of the Fair, Baby Show and the Youth Talent Contest. Get all the details online at www.greenecountyfair.com

AnthonyWayneVibe

AnthonyWayneVibe will be at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City on Friday, July 20th at 8 p.m. Having spent time living on the streets of Nashville, TN and playing well over 150-200 shows a year for many years consecutive, has given Anthony Wayne plenty to talk about. Tales of heartbreak and despair. Stories filled with a self-deprecating mirror turned inward are all evident on his debut album “Bury Who We Are”. Find out more at www.thewillowtreejc.com/#events

Long Island Iced Tea “BrewHaha”

The Long Island Iced Tea “BrewHaha” between New York and Kingsport Tennessee is underway. Kingsport claims the drink was first concocted in the 1920s by Charlie “Old Man” Bishop, a well-known illegal liquor distributor who lived on Kingsport’s Long Island, while folks in the Empire State dispute that and say Robert “Rosebud” Butt of Long Island, N.Y. invented the Long Island Iced Tea in 1972. The challenge features two contests. The first was this past Wednesday in New York at Hudson’s on the Mile, the second will be held July 13th at 2 p.m. in Kingsport during its annual Fun Fest celebration. The contest gives the winner the right to call its recipe for the drink the “Best Long Island Iced Tea”. Each city will bring their best bartender to each meeting, which will feature a Blind Taste Test. The winner will receive the ”Best Long Island Iced Tea” championship belt.

Love And Theft

Love And Theft, also known as Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, will be coming to the Lincoln Theatre in Marion this Saturday, June 30th. Launched with the No. 1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and top 10 hit “Runaway,” the longtime friends and bandmates have gone on to garner more than 3 billion radio impressions, over 300 million plays on Pandora, and are nearing 3 million music video streams for the critically acclaimed “Whiskey On My Breath.” The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high-energy shows, infectious harmonies, and signature songs. Get tickets at www.thelincoln.org

Nerf War 2018

Nerf War 2018 is coming to Johnson City’s Memorial Park Community Center from 6-8 p.m. this Friday with two hours of foam blasting action! NERF Warriors may bring their favorite guns, or they can use one from the 70+ NERF gun arsenal with all the ammo provided. The custom battlefield will be set-up using paintball field inflatables, providing plenty of cover and concealment. NERF War is open to kids ages 7 and up. Admission is only $22 + tax per child. Tickets can be purchased at www.reddragonnerfarmy.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

3rd Annual Loud Shirt Gala

Waiting to Hear will host their 3rd Annual Loud Shirt Gala this Saturday June 30th at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport. This year’s theme is “ELVIS: Aloha, From Kingsport!” Break out those colorful Hawaiian Shirts and get ready to relive the King of Rock & Roll’s 1973 Hawaiian concert with Award winning Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman. Proceeds will help bring the gift of hearing to children. Get all the details at www.waitingtohear.org

Jonesborough Days Festival

The 48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival is this weekend with family activities, an exciting music line-up, handmade arts and crafts, patriotic parade, fireworks, storytelling and much more! It all gets underway Friday at 10 a.m. with the Annual Kick Off Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by music and more until 10. The festival continues Saturday at 10 a.m. with the parade marching through downtown and festivities continuing until 10 p.m. Then on Sunday, activities start at noon and wraps up with the annual fireworks display at 10 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Get all the details at www.jonesboroughdays.com