Archives for August 2019

Abingdon Block Party

Don’t miss the Abingdon Block Party on Main Street, set for Saturday, September 28th from 4 to 9 p.m. Get your costumes ready as Abingdon’s newest event will have you dancing in the streets…literally! They’re closing down Main Street for a block party, featuring a street fair, costume contest, kids activities and live music. Come and join in at the 200 Block of West Main Street. For ALL AGES & FREE! Get details at


Lonestar is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. For more than twenty years, the band has logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums while earning ACM and CMA awards aplenty. Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has achieved ten #1 Country hits, including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” With over 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating twenty years of their biggest selling album, Lonely Grill. Get tickets at

Mel Tillis Jr.

The Paramount Bristol presents Mel Tillis Jr. and the Memory Makers on Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, Jr. proudly carries on the musical tradition set forth by his father, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis. As a songwriter, Mel Jr. has had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs and Suzy Boguss. As a performer, Mel Jr’s mission is to not only pay tribute to his legendary father, but to give real country music fans what they’ve been missing, and what they’ve been looking for – true-to-life stories fitted with expertly crafted melodies. Get tickets at

Bristol Chevy Show

For more than 30 years, the Bristol Chevy Show has been known for some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the country and this year is no different. Add the Thunder Valley Mayhem on Saturday night and this show is a can’t-miss event set for Thursday, September 26th through Sunday the 29th. Those in attendance will have plenty of activities to keep them busy all weekend. Fans also will get to see a spectacular selection of some of the region’s best classic and modern Chevrolets. Chevy die-hards will be impressed with the attention to detail given to these show machines. Get details at


Looking ahead to Sep 07, it’s the Blue & Gold Open House at McGlothlin Street Hall, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Visit Emory & Henry College during Open House and experience campus! Meet and speak with professors from our academic programs and students from organizations during our Academic & Campus Life Fair. During the morning sessions you and your family will learn about what E&H is all about: our academics, the application process, scholarship opportunities and what your student will do on campus. Take a campus tour with one of our Student Ambassadors and then join us for lunch in the dining hall .


Labor Day Blues & BBQ with Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen is happening Sunday September 1st at the Abingdon Vineyards, 3:00pm-6:00pm . Enjoy rockin’ blues by Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen and delicious BBQ!~ Food, drinks and WINE SLUSHEES available for purchase~ Boat and kayak parking available and ~ All ages welcome!.

Looking ahead to Friday September 6th, at the Gilliam stage at the Barter, it’s Wait Until Dark. Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine sets the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you screeching with delight! In a new, fresh adaptation of Frederick Knott’s original compelling mystery . This is the story of Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. Call the Barter for more information….

Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair, September 9th through the 14th, is a family friendly event in Abingdon that has grown to be a permanent and well recognized part of Washington County. For 70 years the fair has hosted a variety of events and fun activities, such as Music Concerts, Livestock Shows, Horse Shows, Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, School Days, Senior Day, Carnival Rides, Food, Commercial Exhibits, Educational Exhibits, Arts, Crafts, and Old McDonald’s Petty Zoo plus other special events. Get details at

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls will play at the Jonesborough Repertory Theater through September 15th. Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is a Broadway classic about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Get tickets at

National Storytelling Festival

The 47th annual National Storytelling Festival is October 4 – 6 in Jonesborough. In addition to the mainstage concerts—the heart and soul of the Festival—the International Storytelling Center curates special performances including two exclusive early concerts held in the freshly raised tents on the Festival grounds. There will also be Ghost Stories, a Midnight Cabaret, Story Slam and Wine & Beer Garden. Get complete details at

Journey of Women

The Women’s Fund “Journey of Women” Exhibition will take place at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School in Jonesborough. The exhibit is sponsored by the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee and is a fundraiser for the organization. The Women’s Fund missions is to transform the lives of low-income women and girls in 25 counties of East Tennessee. The exhibit showcases incredible talent of regional female artists. All works included in the exhibit are available for purchase and all funds go to the Women’s Fund. The exhibit is open to the public through September 7th, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm. Details at