Brews & Tunes

Head out to the Plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center every Sunday afternoon through September for Brews & Tunes, featuring local music, craft beer, cider, and good eats. Food and beer will begin to be served at 4 pm with live music from 5-7 pm. A different craft brewery will be featured each week along with a rotating food truck which will offer a variety of foods including tacos, Caribbean and Asian fare, sandwiches and more. The music line-up features local favorite groups and singer/songwriters. Check out the lineup at jonesborough.com

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Come enjoy the thrill of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race this Saturday, August 17th at Bristol Motor Speedway. Part of the Moster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum. Get tickets at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

Community Jam Session

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol holds a monthly Community Jam Session from 2 – 5 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. The jams are open to all ages and all skill levels. Musicians are asked to bring their own acoustic instrument and the sessions will be held in the museum’s Learning Center. For more information about community jams, visit www.BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org/events

The 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 washcofair.com/

Meet the Mountains

Johnson City’s newest festival, Meet the Mountains, will be at Founders Park on August 24 & 25. This free festival will serve as an annual coming together of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor recreation community. By increasing awareness of the region’s natural assets and encouraging residents to live healthy lifestyles, the Meet the Mountains Committee hopes the festival increases opportunities for growth of our outdoor recreation economy. Get details at downtownjc.com/

Blue Ridge BuskerFest

Weird and wonderful street performers will fill downtown Abingdon for Blue Ridge BuskerFest, set for Saturday, August 31st. The daylight hours are for all-ages with The Imagination Station open from 11am to 3pm on the Barter Green with free puppet making, improv & performances. Then for those 21 and up, Buskers After Dark is a night of up-close and untamed performances with the best buskers of the festival along with fire jugglers, magicians, acrobats, beverages and a DJ spinning beats from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Get details at visitabingdonvirginia.com

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Come enjoy the thrill of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, August 17th at Bristol Motor Speedway. Part of the Moster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum. Get tickets at
www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

RTE 23 Music Festival

Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music, the RTE 23 Music Festival is set for Sunday, August 25th at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, Virginia. The event combines great music with the very best in local food and craft beer vendors to provide a fun, family-friendly event for the people of Southwest Virginia as part of BCM’s music outreach programming. The lineup will include Young Mister, The Cordovas and The New Respects. Find out more about this free event at www.rte23musicfestival.com

The Temptations

For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. And they’ll be at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Saturday, September 21st at 7:30 p.m. Beginning their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties, The Temptations broke through in 1964, with “The Way You Do The Things You Do. An avalanche of hits followed with “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” and “Treat Her Like A Lady.” After all these years, the Temps are still going strong including original member Otis Williams. Get tickets at npacgreeneville.com

Exit Laughing

Exit Laughing is at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through August 24th. Billed as “The Golden Girls” meets “Steel Magnolias”, this comedy by Paul Elliott features a group of genteel southern ladies, whose biggest highlight in their lives for the past 30 years has been their weekly bridge night out with the “girls.” But the hijinks ensue after one of your foursome dies and the ladies “borrow” the ashes for one last card game. Find out more at bartertheatre.com