Archives for August 2018


September 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Each Tuesday, the International Storytelling Center features four of Jonesborough’s finest tellers at 7 p.m. Members are tellers of tales, singers of songs, workers of magic or just honest liars. For more information visit or call 423.913.2166. it’s located at the International Storytelling Center, 103 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN,


Coming soon to the Barter Theatre they present “The Bridges of Madison County” Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018. The famed Barter is located at 110 West Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown based on the the novel by Robert James Waller which was a best seller. a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless. With a soaring score, this powerful musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?” The Bridges of Madison County is happening Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, for more info you can call the Barter Box Office: 276-628-3991 or email at

Covered Wagon Woman

The Paramount Chamber Players will perform Saturday, September, 29th at the Paramount Bristol. In one of its most unusual offerings, The Paramount Chamber Players present Vignettes: “Covered Wagon Woman” by Alan Louis Smith. Taken from the daily journal of Margaret Ann Alsip Frink, the text tells the story of her journey with her family across the American continent in 1850 during the California Gold Rush. Find out more at

Music on the Square

Enjoy live music every Friday at 7 p.m. in Downtown Jonesborough with the Music on the Square concert series. Held each Friday evening, May through September, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the music. Event tickets are only needed during the Winter Series, but organizers will “pass the hat” during the regular season and invite you to have dinner in one of the unique restaurants or indulge in some ice cream at the General Store. Most shops stay open late, so patrons can pay them a visit to get the whole “Jonesborough Experience.” Get details online at

Johnson City Community Drum Circle

The Johnson City Community Drum Circle meets every Wednesday through October starting at 7 p.m. inside the Farmers’ Market Pavilion next to Founders Park. Everyone is welcome and anybody can play. Come drum, hoop/holler, dance, or just relax and take in the scene, no experience or “talent” necessary. There are shared instruments and of course you can bring your own drums or percussion. Get details at

The Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony presents AC/DC’s Back In Black on Friday, October 5th at the Paramount Bristol. The unique concert experience recreates the classic album in a live performance setting. The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist’s “greatest hits,” features an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. Get ticket details at


Enjoy Disney’s Newsies at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre through September 9th. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Get tickets at

Hank, Pattie & The Current

Hank, Pattie & The Current will be at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City Friday, September 14th. Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and Pattie, who take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music. Find out more at

Songs from the Road Band

Songs from the Road Band will play The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room in Johnson City on Saturday, September 8th. The North Carolina based supergroup delivers a high energy show full of original material from their 4 studio albums, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival will celebrate 18 years September 21-23 in Historic Downtown Bristol. The infectious, three-day music experience is bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues will host more than 120 acts of live music as Bristol Rhythm takes visitors on a journey through Appalachia’s musical past, present, and future. Find out more at