11 of the Best Northeast Tennessee Trail Towns (and What to Do in Each)

From the Smoky Mountains to the far corners of the Cherokee National Forest, Northeast Tennessee is home to fantastic trails that wind through lush mountains and gorgeous countryside. But, when you step off the trails you’ll discover even more treasures. Tucked away in the folds of the landscape are many “trail towns” that offer explorers a chance to grab a hearty meal, relax, and restore their supplies. To help you plan your next trek through Northeast Tennessee, we’ve highlighted 11 of our favorite trail towns. […]

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2nd Annual Upper East TN Fiddler’s Convention

Upper East Tennessee has long been a land of deep musical traditions. Englishman Cecil Sharp knew this in 1916 when he selected Rocky Fork in Unicoi County as his first stop to collect ballads. And in 1925 the famous Mountain City Fiddler’s Convention attracted a who’s who of southern Appalachian fiddling, and reminds us just […]

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Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Midtown Men

Four Stars from the Original Cast of “Jersey Boys” at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on April 20th GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Midtown Men reunites stars from the smash Broadway hit musical, “Jersey Boys,” at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on April 20th at 7:30 p.m. Formed in 2010, the popular vocal group has been […]

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2nd Annual Upper East TN Fiddler’s Convention

Upper East Tennessee has long been a land of deep musical traditions. Englishman Cecil Sharp knew this in 1916 when he selected Rocky Fork in Unicoi County as his first stop to collect ballads. And in 1925 the famous Mountain City Fiddler’s Convention attracted a who’s who of southern Appalachian fiddling, and reminds us just […]

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Where To Catch Live Music

Our music roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Home to the Birthplace of Country Music, this is where it all began back in the 1927. Our rich musical heritage lives on today and continues to influence music around the world. So, whether you are looking for country, bluegrass, blues, Americana, jazz, […]

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Historic Jonesborough Tours

Jonesborough’s Historic Walking Tours are back with four, different options for 2018.  The Main Street Tour will be offered at least once a week March through December. Tickets are only $5 per person and can be purchased directly at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Main Street.  Tours will depart from the […]

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Window Wonderland in Downtown Jonesborough

Feeling a little blue now that the holidays are over and the decorations are put away? Main Street Jonesborough is hosting Window Wonderland and Winter Sale January 12-15 to help kick those winter blues. Come see a display of beautifully decorated windows throughout Downtown Jonesborough depicting winter scenes and shop some great winter sales. It […]

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An Insider’s Guide to the Fly Fishing Scene in Northeast Tennessee

When fishing folks from the rest of the country think of East Tennessee, they usually imagine Great Smoky Mountains National Park and little streams with wily brookies. However, most don’t consider the Northeast corner of Tennessee and its abundant fishing opportunities. Truth be told, folks who live from Chattanooga to Knoxville to Bristol know that […]

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