Archives for October 2018

Michelle Malone

Michelle Malone is coming to the Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room in Johnson City on Friday, November 16th. Rolling Stone called Malone, “…raucous and jubilant…somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne… alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters.” while Mademoiselle Magazine said “Her lyrics ripple with Dylanish imagery and a fierce will to survive.” Find out for yourself at www.thewillowtreejc.com

Fiddler on the Roof

Theatre Bristol presents Fiddler on the Roof , November 9th through the 18th just in time for the holidays. Winner of nine Tony Awards,Fiddler is a timeless tale about a tight knit community in the throes of change, centered on Tevya, a poor milkman, struggling to raise his five daughters. Fiddler features unforgettable music by Jerry Bock with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, including popular favorites “If I were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker,” “Tradition” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Fiddler on the Roof is part of Theatre Bristol’s family-friendly 53rd season of ARTspace and Paramount shows. Get tickets and details at paramountbristol.org

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ classic “Great Expectations” is at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through November 9th. In a humorous and moving adaptation of Dickens’ tale, Barter’s Playwright-in-Residence Catherine Bush amazes audiences as the story comes bursting to life in a stylized and fast-paced world that is sure to leave you gasping for breath and on your feet with excitement. Pip, a poor orphan child in 19th century England, is mysteriously plucked from obscurity by the wealthy and decaying Miss Havisham, changing his life forever. Get tickets at bartertheatre.com

Abby the Spoon Lady

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room in Johnson City welcomes Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues on Saturday, November 17th at 8 p.m. Abby the Spoon Lady is one of very few professional spoon players in the United States, and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. Abby studied American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Now an internationally known street performer, she plays with some of Asheville’s finest local and visiting performers at festivals, within venues, and right on the sidewalk. Get tickets at www.thewillowtreejc.com

Michael D. Doubler

On Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m., Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story and the great-grandson of Uncle Dave, will give a presentation in the Birthplace of Country Music’s Performance Theater entitled “Uncle Dave Macon: Unknown Elements of Success.” Mike will explain those key factors in Uncle Dave’s individual background, musical experience, personal attributes, and family setting which helped him to achieve stardom and sustained his career for over three decades. Doubler’s talk will be followed by a book-signing of Dixie Dewdrop. Get details at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/

James Gregory

James Gregory will bring his unique blend of comedy to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Saturday night. The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian. Get details at www.npacgreeneville.com/

Thompson Square

Thompson Square will be coming to the Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena on Saturday, November 1st at 8 p.m. Funds raised will benefit residents of Kingsport and Johnson City, TN and Washington and Sullivan Counties. Proceeds will help by: providing smoke detectors for families, helping fund the Community Fire Relief Fund for victims of fire, providing funding for the Children’s Fire Safety program and continued education and specialized training for firefighters. Details are online at www.johnsoncitytn.com

The Price is Right Live

The Price is Right Live is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. The hit interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. Play classic games just like on television’s longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™ to The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase. If you’re a fan of The Price Is Right™ on TV, you’ll no doubt love this exciting, on-stage version of the show. Get details at www.npacgreeneville.com/

Dailey and Vincent Spirit of Christmas Tour

Due to the overwhelming response, The Lincoln Theatre in Marion has added a special Sunday matinee of the Dailey and Vincent Spirit of Christmas Tour for November 25th. They’re called the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” and have performed at the Lincoln to sold-out houses each time. Grand Ole Opry stars and multi-Grammy nominees, Dailey & Vincent’s sound is a concoction of traditional country, gospel and bluegrass blended together by the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies. Find out more at www.thelincoln.org

Banjo Gathering

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Banjo Gathering at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, November 1st through the 4th. Since 1998, the Banjo Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument builders, and musicians to share new scholarship and findings about the banjo as a historical, cultural, and built object. For tickets, registration, and all other information, visit www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org