Archives for May 2019

The Allman Betts Band

The Paramount Bristol presents The Allman Betts Band with Stoll Vaughn and Jive Mother Mary, Tuesday, June 25th at 8 p.m. Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, have teamed up and they’re bringing their signature sound to Bristol as part of a worldwide tour honoring the legacies of their fathers. Allman and Betts just finished recording at the historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama for a new album that will be released this Spring. The concert will feature new music, songs from their solo projects, and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes. Get your tickets at paramountbristol.org

Air National Guard Band of the South

The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. Stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, the band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard. While the concert is free, tickets are still required on a first-come, first-served basis. Get yours today at www.npacgreeneville.com/

The Wizard of Oz

Theatre Bristol celebrates the 80th anniversary of the beloved musical, “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, at the Paramount Center for the Arts June 21-30.The favorite tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home includes iconic songs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “If I Were King of the Forest,” and many more. Get tickets at paramountbristol.org

Mountains of Music Homecoming

The 5th Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming is set June 7th through the 15th. This extraordinary nine-day celebration of traditional music and culture is taking place in over forty communities throughout the Crooked Road region of Southwest Virginia. Residents and visitors can expect an extraordinary menu of Appalachian food, authentic culture, local arts and crafts, history, outdoor adventure, and a remarkable schedule of bluegrass, old time, blues, gospel, folk and traditional music concerts performed all along the more than 300 miles of The Crooked Road. For concert tickets and information about artists and cultural events, visit www.mtnsofmusic.com

DAMASCUS OLD MILL MUSIC FEST!

Coming up June 7th, it’s the Damascus Old Mill Music Fest at the Damascus Old Mill Inn, 4:00 AM-11:00 PM. This new festival will include outside food trucks, a craft beer garden, and an indoor artisan marketplace. The music starts at 4:00 p.m. on Friday with a grand finale concert at 8:00 p.m. by the reigning IBMA “Entertainers of the Year” Balsam Range. Event extras include a youth program performance at 6:00 p.m. on Friday by Scott County JAMS. On Saturday, the music begins at 2:00 pm with a grand finale concert at 8:00 pm by 5-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The festival will take place on the grounds of the lovely Damascus Old Mill Inn adjacent to the scenic mill dam on Laurel Creek.

MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING!

Mountains of Music Homecoming is coming up June 7th….The annual nine-day, region-wide celebration of the communities in Southwest Virginia – their traditional music, and all of their many cultural and natural assets. The event includes Crooked Road concerts in over 20 communities, over 100 cultural experiences throughout the region, and over 70 existing traditional music related concerts, jam sessions, and festivals. Come for the evening concerts and stay for a wide variety of cultural experiences. Homecoming attendees will enjoy community meals, jam sessions, wine tastings, film festivals, instrument making demonstrations, dances, historic church tours, guided hikes, and more. Complete festival information including a calendar of events will be available on www.mtnsofmusic.com.

Dancing With The Tri-Cities Stars

The 11th Annual Dancing With The Tri-Cities Stars will be held Saturday, June 8th at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport. The fundraiser will benefit the Jeremiah School and features ten local stars dancing for the coveted mirror ball trophy in a friendly competition. It will be an evening filled with glamour, glitz and a gala that is one of a kind in the Tri-Cities area. Tapas style dinner, competition, silent auction and open dancing. Find out more at dancingwiththetricitiesstars.com/

Guys and Dolls

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for “Guys and Dolls” on Sunday and Monday, June 2 and 3, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, auditions will be at the theatre on W. Main Street in Jonesborough. On Monday, they’ll be at the Good News Fellowship Hall of the Jonesborough Untied Methodist Church, which is a block up the road from the theatre, behind the church. The show itself will run Aug. 29 – Sept. 15. Find out more at www.jonesboroughtheatre.com/getinvolved

Big Train Show

The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University will present the annual Big Train Show this weekend. This year is special as the 150th anniversary of the first Transcontinental railroad’s completion. After the Carter Railroad Museum celebrates a day of current era trains on the 24×44 foot HO scale layout in the Fred Alsop Exhibit Hall, exhibitors from around the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states will gather to showcase both railroading equipment for sale as well as displays and other attractions at the Big Train Show from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. www.etsu.edu/railroad/

Little Texas

Little Texas is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville this Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. The band shook up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles. Country fans the world over richly rewarded the band buying up over seven million of their albums, while critics showered them with three Grammy® nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year). Get tickets at www.npacgreeneville.com/