Archives for March 2019

ABINGDON FARMERS MARKET!

April 6th marks the opening day for the Abingdon Farmers Market! The Abingdon Farmers Market has served as a place for farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their wares directly to the community for over a dozen years. Located at the corners of Remsburg Dr. and Cummings Street in Abingdon, VA. Come out and see why we’ve been called The Best Small-Town Market in America, and the #1 Farmers Market in SWVA! The Abingdon Farmers Market is open Tuesdays, 3pm to 6pm (April through September) and Saturdays, 8am to 1pm (April through October)Saturday markets feature live music, while Tuesday afternoon markets highlight activities for children with Farm Fresh Kids. Includes over 50 full-time vendors, offering a wide variety of local meats, eggs, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, wines, prepared foods, art & crafts.

MADAME BUTTERMILK AT THE BARTER!

Looking ahead to April 5th…at the Barter Theatre it’s Madame Buttermilk. One critic says it’s “Undoubtedly, the funniest, wittiest show ever done by Barter Theatre.” It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly one of the most popular plays to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Carly, a struggling opera singer, has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But Carly finds herself singing at the West Virginia state fair with a country music band call The Car Men – Agents clash, everyone panics, and the singers erupt at the worst possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience. Call the Barter for more info.

CHAMBER MUSIC AT E & H!

Coming up March 31st its the Chamber Instrumental Music Concert at McGlothlin Center for the Arts Kennedy~Reedy Theatre, 3:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon of chamber music from the College’s instrumental ensembles. The concert features the E&H Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble as they perform works from the baroque to the contemporary. Thats March 31st at the Mcglothlin Center.

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA!

Looking ahead it’s Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical starting a long run beginning March 28 @ 7:30 pm. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical » Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She is unloved by her parents, misunderstood by many, but she 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. Matilda, the Musical starts its long run March 28 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

Madame Buttermilk

Country music meets opera when Madame Buttermilk takes the stage at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon from April 5th through May 11th. Featuring the story of Carley, a struggling opera singer with a dream to sing the lead in Carmen, she comically finds herself instead singing at the West Virginia state fair with a country music band called The Car Men. Agents clash, everyone panics, and the singers erupt at the worst possible moments in one of the most popular plays to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Get tickets and details at bartertheatre.com

Clint Black

Clint Black will bring his “Still… Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour” to the Paramount Bristol on Sunday, March 31st. Hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years since country icon Clint Black galloped onto the country music charts and into stardom with his debut album “Killin’ Time” that spawned five #1 charted singles, including “A Better Man” and “Killin’ Time”.Since then, Black has had nearly two dozen #1 hit singles, and almost as many Top 5 and Top 10 hits – all of them his original compositions, which is itself a notable rarity in popular music. Get tickets now at paramountbristol.org

Guy Penrod

Guy Penrod brings his Story Song Tour to the Paramount Bristol on Friday, March 29th. Not only a Dove and Grammy award winner, Guy Penrod is one of Christian music’s most acclaimed male vocalists, beginning with his years as lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band, and continuing today as he travels across the nation with his signature style. Guy’s country-influenced style and unmistakable rich tone that have graced stages and attracted audiences from The Grand Ole’ Opry and Carnegie Hall, all the way to The Sydney Opera House in Australia. Get details at paramountbristol.org/

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical opens next Thursday the 28th at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. 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

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2019 World Tour to the Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena in Johnson City on Tuesday, March 26th at 7pm. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans. Get tickets at www.johnsoncitytn.com

Morning After Grace

Come and enjoy the production of Morning After Grace at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through March 31st. Angus and Abigail fall into each other’s lives after meeting at a funeral in Florida. Not the first place you’d expect to find romance after clocking plenty of miles on the road of life, but startling surprises come in unpredictable packages. Get details and ticket information at bartertheatre.com