Archives for January 2019

Zombie Auto 150

NASCAR XFINITY drivers get their first dose of short-track racing in 2019 when the Series heads to The Last Great Colosseum, Bristol Motor Speedway, on Saturday, April 6. Stick around as the future stars of NASCAR take to the track in the second part of the doubleheader afternoon, the Zombie Auto 150 (K&N Series). Get ticket details at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

Bill Blagg

Award-winning illusionist Bill Blagg is bringing his unique style of magic and illusion to Paramount Bristol on Saturday, February 9th. This action-packed spectacular is filled with mind-blowing magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. With over 90 minutes of incredible interactive magic, the show takes you on a magical journey you will never forget! You will witness objects floating in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye, and much more. Find out more at paramountbristol.org/

Foggy Valley Safari Fever

Who doesn’t enjoy a good comedy in the middle of winter? Who hasn’t dreamed of going on a safari in the deep dark jungles of Africa? Put the two together, and you have “Foggy Valley Safari Fever” which is at the LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport through February 3rd. Follow the adventures of the Goodin Family as they take a trip of a lifetime and travel from Foggy Valley to Africa for an adventurous safari. Needless to say, the safari turns into an hilarious fiasco. Get tickets and details at lamplighttheatre.com/

3rd Annual Johnson City Jazz Festival

The 3rd Annual Johnson City Jazz Festival is a 3-day celebration of live jazz music, featuring 8 stellar bands playing a variety of jazz styles, running Thursday, March 21st through Saturday the 23rd at the Carnegie Hotel. Thursday night is free and features four different bands including The Perkins Peterson Quintet and The Funky Truth. Friday night and Saturday night feature two bands each night and are ticketed events. Find details at johnsoncityjazzfestival.com

Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will play at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre March 28th through April 14th. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers who is unloved by her parents, misunderstood by many, yet has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and uses it for good. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Get the details at www.jonesboroughtheatre.com

Johnson City Jazz Festival

The 3rd Annual Johnson City Jazz Festival is a 3-day celebration of live jazz music, featuring 8 stellar bands playing a variety of jazz styles, running Thursday, March 21st through Saturday the 23rd at the Carnegie Hotel. Thursday night is free and features four different bands including The Perkins Peterson Quintet and The Funky Truth. Friday night and Saturday night feature two bands each night and are ticketed events. Find details at johnsoncityjazzfestival.com

Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express

This Saturday, the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express. Formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle in the mountains of western North Carolina, they have performed many concerts across the U.S. Find out more at www.carterfamilyfold.org/

The Mavericks

Renowned for their exhilarating, beyond-category style that combines Elvis Presley-esque rock, Roy Orbison-style balladry, Latin-fusion party tunes, throwback country, and irresistible pop, The Mavericks are coming to the Paramount Bristol on Saturday, March 23rd. The Miami-bred outfit rose to fame with top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. Get tickets at paramountbristol.org

The 3rd Annual Johnson City Jazz Festival

The 3rd Annual Johnson City Jazz Festival is a 3-day celebration of live jazz music, featuring 8 stellar bands playing a variety of jazz styles, running Thursday, March 21st through Saturday the 23rd at the Carnegie Hotel. Thursday night is free and features four different bands including The Perkins Peterson Quintet and The Funky Truth. Friday night and Saturday night feature two bands each night and are ticketed events. Find details at johnsoncityjazzfestival.com

Balsam Range

Balsam Range will take the stage at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Friday, February 1st. The group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers are from western North Carolina. The group’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered 10 International Bluegrass Music Association awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation and appearing multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry. Find out more at www.npacgreeneville.com