General Morgan Inn:
Sunset on the Terrace – May 24th @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Kick back with a cool drink and enjoy Ivy Road as your evening’s live entertainment
Tapas & Jazz – May 31st @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Live music by our own Cleve Edwards in the lobby with cocktails and a special menu
Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series:
Begins late May and continues to late August every Friday night on Broad Street in Kingsport. For a listing of their upcoming live show performances, visit twilightalive.com
Thursday Jams – Abingdon VA:
May 17 – July 19: 10 weeks of concerts every Thursday brought to you by The Abingdon Music Experience. Outdoor concerts are held at The Abingdon Market Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30pm. Shows start at 7pm. FREE! No outside alcohol or coolers. Food Trucks on site. Beer Garden proceeds benefit Abingdon Main Street.
19th Annual Border Bash:
May 18 – August 3: Border Bash is a free summer concert series is held annually on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA–The Birthplace of Country Music! For a list of the upcoming lineup visit believeinbristol.org
Tupelo Honey Summer Music Series:
Now through August: Every Thursday from 5:30pm-9:30pm
Downtown Kingsport Twilight Concert series begin:
20th Anniversary of Music on the Square:
Get excited! 2018 will be the 20th Anniversary of Music on the Square. Like this page to get updates on the schedule and more. No details just yet for you, but save the date for the Music on the Square Spring Tune-Up Fundraiser, as it will be a new style event to raise some money for the event. Music, food, beverage, a few auction items, and a good time will be had by all! Go to musiconthesquare.net
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Painter Creek Marina Memorial Day weekend Party:
starting May 24th with DJ Marquez’ Wylde Karaoke. From The Edge on May 25th. Under The Table Band May 26th. DJ Blaine May 27th. EC Frazier May 28 from 2-5pm
Memorial Day Bash at Marker “2” Grill:
with Retroville May 25th. Asylum Suite May 26th.
Memorial Day Summer Kick Off at Laurel Marina:
with Shooter Band.
Kick off Memorial Day at Sonny’s Marina & Café:
Friday, May 25th Crazy Like Lexi. Saturday, May 26th Southern Rebellion. Sunday May 27th DJ Marquez Wylde Karaoke. Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day with giveaways provided by Cherokee Distributing and Holston Distributing 12:00-8:00pm. Music by J Paul Riddle from 3-8pm.
Ongoing Summer Events
General Morgan Inn – Greeenville TN
Burger Night at Brumley’s – Every Friday Night. Choice of burger and craft beer for $15
Prime Rib Wednesday – Every Wednesday for dinner
Blue Plum Festival – Johnson City:
June 1 – 2: As always, the Blue Plum Festival is the first weekend of June. This year’s free festival will take place on June 1st & 2nd at Founders Park in Downtown Johnson City, TN. Events include music, arts, a 5K race, kids’ zone, silent disco, Ferris wheel, tasty beverages, and delicious food. There is so much to this year’s Blue Plum Festival, you have to attend to see it all. The festival has taken extra steps to be even more handicap accessible this year! More details and vendor/volunteer applications can be found at blueplum.org
Rat Rod Home-Built Summit – Holston River Brewing Company:
June 1: Sponsored by Rat Rod Magazine and Thunder Mountain Campground, the Rat Rod Home-Built Summit 2018 at Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol, TN opens at 9am Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd!!!!
Music on the Square – Jonesborough:
June 1: Get excited! 2018 will be the 20th Anniversary of Music on the Square. Like this page to get updates on the schedule and more. No details just yet for you, but save the date for the Music on the Square Spring Tune-Up Fundraiser, as it will be a new style event to raise some money for the event. Music, food, beverage, a few auction items, and a good time will be had by all! Go to musiconthesquare.net
Kingsport Shrine Club Fish Fry 2pm:
Kingsport Model Train Project:
June 2 – August 18: 1st & 3rd Saturdays – Open House from 10am -12noon, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, Lynn View Community Center, 3rd floor 257 Walker Street, Kingsport, TN 423-502-5359, Facebook/KingsportModelTrainsProject.
2018 Muddy Creek ATV National:
June 2: Welcome to the 2018 Muddy Creek ATV National in Blountville, TN. This race returns as the 6th round of the 2018 ATV Motocross National Championship series. Come out and watch the best riders in the world battle bar to bar on a National caliber track. Pro ATV racing is on Saturday at 2 & 4 PM, and Amateur racing starts in the morning at 8 AM both Saturday and Sunday, come out for the weekend and enjoy the sunshine and good times with friends and family. Tickets available at the gate. For more info, visit atvmotocross.com.
Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day:
June 7: This Event is A FREE FAMILY EVENT where all can learn their Genealogical History and Heritage. See the lifestyles of our Pioneer Ancestors. Demonstrations are by Craftsmen/women, Native Americans and Military Re-enactors. Our exhibitors are genealogical and historical societies and speakers, surname tents, authors and crafters. What the Exhibitors will have to sell? Genealogical to historical books, handmade soaps, jewelry, coal crafters, chair caning, blacksmith and many other items. We are not limiting the Genealogy to the families that came to or through Cumberland Gap, Tennessee but too include all families of the United States. Have your Family Reunion here in Cumberland Gap at the Russell Berkau Memorial Park on Friday or Saturday.
Music of the Mountains Homecoming:
June 8-16: The 4th Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, is an extraordinary nine-day celebration of traditional music and culture taking place June 8 – 16, 2018, in over forty communities throughout the Crooked Road region of Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, connects nine major music venues and over 50 affiliated venues and festivals presenting traditional music 365 days a year. For this year’s schedule visit mtnsofmusic.com.
Music on Main Launches Free Summer Concerts:
June 8 – August 17: Music on Main, the increasingly popular concert series, is returning to Downtown Historic Hendersonville this summer. The concerts will be held every Friday from June 8 through August 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is hosted by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street. Admission is free to the public. For additional information, a concert schedule or lodging and travel information, call the Visitor Center at 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244, or go online to http://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/music-on-main-street.
Grand Re-Opening of Hands On! Discovery Center Museum:
June 14: Located at 1212 Sunset Drive Gray, TN. We are bringing in lots of new exhibits to create an all ages science center that will continue to offer fun interactive programs and exhibits that include a musical Tesla coil, giant building blocks, and an art studio. Visitors can also view and active prehistoric fossil dig site dating back 5 million years.
Jericho Shrine Rodeo:
June 22 – 23
3rd Annual Loud Shirt Gala:
June 30: Elvis: Aloha from Kingsport at The Meadowview Convention Center. Live performance by Stephen Freeman. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. For more information, visit waitingtohear.org
Carousel Birthday Party and FunFest Block Party:
July 7: 10am -1pm. Kingsport Farmers Market. Free Carousel Rides from 10am – 7pm. See www.EngageKingsport.com or FunFest.net for more details. 423-392-8414.
Busking Around the World:
Kingsport Theatre Film Camps:
July 5 – 13 KTG Film Camp is presented through a partnership with Big Small Town Studios located in Erwin, TN. This camp is opened to students in grades 7th-12th. Pre-Camp (July 5-6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) – $150 (Early Bird before May 25 – $100) Pre-Production Training, Story Development, Script Writing, Directing, Producing Film Camp (July 9-13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) – $250 (Early Bird before May 25 – $200) Production, Editing, Distributing, Release (if only attending this week, students cannot write, direct or produce).
An acting call will be put out on Friday, July 6. Actors will audition on Monday, July 9, and will need to be available July 9-13 during the day. (There is no charge for actors to participate. There is no pay for actors, but they will be fed, receive acting for the camera training and IMDb credit).
Both camps – $300 (Early Bird before May 25 – $225)
Registration requires a 50% non-refundable deposit which will count toward total cost of the camp.
General Morgan Inn – Greeneville TN:
Tapas & Jazz – June 14th, 21st, and 28th. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Live music by our own Cleve Edwards in the lobby with cocktails and a special menu.
Thunder Valley National NHRA at Bristol Dragway:
Kingsport Shrine Director’s Staff Dance feat. Beach Nite Band. 6pm:
Painter Creek Marina:
Independence Day Celebration with WyldeHeart
Marker “2” Grill:
Independence Day Party Weekend with Acoustifried on July 6th. Borderline July 7th. Ivy Road July 8th.
Independence Day party July 7th with Coal Creek
Hands On! Regional Museum Summer Paleo Camps:
July 19 – July 27: Dig for fossils, get a behind the scenes tour of the fossil site, and make a plaster cast of a fossil. Additional activities include science experiments, science-based art projects, t-shirt tie-dying, and so much more! Children ages 5-12 can explore and discover in this week-long summer camp. Reservations and deposit required. For more information visit visithandson.org.
FUNFEST – Kingsport TN:
July 19 – July 27: Come join the fun at Fun Fest, the best part of summer in the area. Join us for 9 days of sporting events, musical performance, children’s activities and much more. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit funfest.net.
Little Chicago Festival – downtown Johnson City:
August 10 – 11: The Little Chicago Downtown is an annual Music & Arts Festival that debuted on August 12-13, 2016, fueled by the Downtown Merchants Association and an enthusiastic group of volunteers who have a heart for Downtown Johnson City. Our region has a rich heritage in music, arts and food, and the Little Chicago Downtown Arts & Music Festival is a great opportunity to bring the community together, celebrating what makes our downtown awesome!
The goal with the Little Chicago Downtown Music & Arts Festival is to provide a FREE festival for our community to enjoy and to see the streets of Downtown Johnson City filled with families enjoying fantastic regional music, fine arts and crafts, and the best in local and regional foods. We encourage everyone to stop in and shop at any of the wonderful downtown businesses while strolling through and enjoying the festive atmosphere. littlechicagofestival.com
Meet the Mountains Festival – Founders Park, JC:
August 24 – 25: This free festival will serve as an annual coming together of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor recreation community. It serves as a one-stop shop to experience all of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor recreation opportunities. By increasing awareness of our natural assets and encouraging residents to live healthy lifestyles, the Meet the Mountains Committee hopes this festival increases opportunities for growth of our outdoor recreation economy. The best outcome is enhancing the livability of the community. The Meet the Mountains Committee invites you to come be a part of making a positive impact in our region by participating in some or all of the activities bundled together for this event. Check out www.mtmfest.com for more information.
Kingsport Shrine Director’s Staff Dance feat. Beach Nite Band. 6pm:
Marker “2” Grill Labor Day “rock the dock” party with Jigsaw Jane August 31. Borderline September 1. Ivy Road September 2:
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Bash at Laurel Marina with Shooter Band:
Labor Day Weekend
Buskerfest – Main Street Abingdon VA:
September 1: Enjoy the weird & wonderful acts on Main Street in Abingdon from Wall Street to Court Street. We’ve lined up acts from all over the region & country to thrill your senses. From fire-eaters to magicians, contortionists, mimes, jugglers, one-man bands and everything in between, there won’t be a corner of the Main Street that will disappoint. The festival is FREE! Enjoy a weekend in our beautiful town, voted by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Towns in the South.
UMOJA Festival – downtown Johnson City:
September 7: Umoja is Swahili for “Unity” which is to be in harmony and on one accord, to combine include all. The festival attracts over 30,000 people and showcases great food, merchandise vendors, information booths, wonderful music, medical screening, and fun games for everyone. A children’s park and entertainment is provided for young children. No entry fee is required, but donations are always welcomed.
Shriners Hospital for Children Car Show Fundraiser (located at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Colonial Heights):
Bristol Rhythm & Roots – downtown Bristol:
September 21 – 23: Every third weekend in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present & future. It digs down deep into the roots of the traditional Appalachian sound and lifts its branches to new heights. It all happens in the heart of The Birthplace of Country Music. The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. For more information on music lineup, tickets and more, visit bristolrhythm.com