Archives for November 2018

Brass 5

Brass 5 returns to The Lincoln Theatre in Marion this holiday season with A Toast to Christmas on Saturday, December 15th. The five-piece brass ensemble hails from Roanoke, Virginia and have been touring and entertaining audiences for over 30 years. Their Christmas spectacular will include all your secular and spiritual Christmas favorites. In addition to the group, the Northwood High School choir and Chilhowie Middle and High School choirs, will take the stage to showcase their holiday programs, and will join Brass 5 onstage for a finale that can’t be missed. The performance is made possible with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. Get tickets at www.thelincoln.org/

The Ice Rink at Bristol Motor Speedway

The Ice Rink at Bristol Motor Speedway will be up and available for skaters through January 13th. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skating pro Bristol Motor Speedway invites you to load up the family and join them on the ice. It’s the only ice skating rink within a 90-minute driving radius of Bristol, and it’s become one of the Speedway’s most popular off-track events. The rink draws more than 30,000 skaters each year. Find out more at www.speedwayinlights.org

Elf: The Musical

Elf: The Musical is on stage now at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through December 30th. Come see the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag and is taken back to the North Pole. Once he learns the truth, he embarks on a journey of self discovery, as only Buddy can. Get tickets and details at bartertheatre.com

Newsboys United Fall 2018 Tour

Newsboys United Fall 2018 Tour will come to the Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena in Johnson City, Saturday, December 15th with special guest Zealand. Comprised of current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, along with former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel, the mega-group spans the decades delivering hit after hit, from recent chart-toppers “God’s Not Dead” and “We Believe” to such classics as “Shine” and “Entertaining Angels.” Get details at www.johnsoncitytn.com/freedomhall/

BRISTOL CHRISTMAS PARADE!

Bristol Christmas Parade is taking place December 06, 2018 | 7 pm in Downtown Bristol . Thousands of area residents will line State Street Thursday night, Dec. 6 for the Bristol Christmas Parade.The parade, which has been taking place in the downtown area for more than a century, is a program of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. The nights festivities, which will start on Bob Morrison Blvd., make its way through the center of town before finishing up at the Train Station. As always, jolly ole Saint Nick will make his presence known, riding in the final float. More than 150 floats from local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups, etc. make up the parade.
For more info the Bristol Chamber of Commerce hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN ABINGDON!

Annual Members Exhibition and Holiday Open House is coming up Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 314 Depot Sq SW Abingdon, VA 24210 The Depot Artists Association will present the 29th Annual Members Exhibition on display in all three galleries of The Arts Depot from October through January 26th, 2019. There will be an Open House on Thursday, December 6th from 6-8 pm. Music will fill the air and traditional holiday treats and refreshments will be served. The Exhibit features more than 100 original and newly created works by Depot Artists Association members. Everyone is always welcome and there is never an admission charge. That’s Wednesday, December 5, – Saturday, December 8, 2018. For more info, call 276-628-9091 or Email: abingdonartsdepot@eva.org.

EmiSunshine Christmas Show

The Paramount Bristol presents the EmiSunshine Christmas Show with special guest Etta May on Sunday, December 16th at 5 p.m. A “mind-bogglingly” talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, EmiSunshine is “one of the 10 new country artists you need to know” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. This is a family friendly Christmas themed show with opening performance by Etta May. Get tickets and details at paramountbristol.org

Jill Andrews

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room presents An Evening with Jill Andrews: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites on Friday, December 14th. Andrews kicked off her songwriting career as co-founder of The Everybodyfields, a band whose mix of Southern genres — folk, country, bluegrass — and male-female vocals helped pave the way for future groups like The Civil Wars. She then launched a solo career and began landing songs in multiple TV shows and movies, including Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, American Idol, and Hart of Dixie. Get details at www.thewillowtreejc.com

David Phelps

David Phelps brings his It Must Be Christmas Tour to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Perhaps best known as the powerful tenor for the multiple Grammy® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, Phelps is emerging as a leading voice in Contemporary Christian music while winning the hearts of audiences all over the world for more than two decades. The evening will also include songs from his Hymnal recording, which showcases masterful vocals and lush arrangements of such cherished gems as “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Get tickets at www.npacgreeneville.com

Lost Dog Street Band

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room welcomes the Lost Dog Street Band w/ South Hill Banks on Saturday, December 1st at 8 p.m. Created in the winter of 2010 after a long and bitterly cold trek on foot to Tennessee, Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae set out to craft their own original music as a duet. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues Lost Dog Street Band began to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs. Get details at www.thewillowtreejc.com