Murals of Northeast Tennessee

From downtown trails to citywide driving tours, murals are popping up everywhere to share the area’s history, culture, or even create the best photo opp. Bristol Originally hand-painted in 1986 by local artist and musician Tim White and lovingly restored in 2020 with the help of his son and grandson, Bristol’s country music mural depicts […]

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A Weekend in Carter County

Whether you are visiting from out of town, or a local resident looking for something fun to do this weekend, Carter County has plenty to offer for all ages. Carter County is well-known for its beautiful scenery, food, friendly people, and historic sites. Some of Tennessee’s most popular waterfalls and hiking trails are right here […]

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Jonesborough Days Returns July 4th Weekend

Tennessee’s Oldest Town is excited to host the 2021 Jonesborough Days Festival on July 3 and July 4. This event includes family activities, live music, handmade local crafts, a patriotic parade, fireworks and storytelling. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 and […]

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The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville

  This full service restaurant and bar bring a unique culture to the town of Rogersville. They focus on serving fresh food that is familiar yet different, along with hosting an eclectic mix of musicians performing most weekends in their one-of-a-kind downtown space. Dean Fowler, owner of The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville, Tennessee, says the […]

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Looking Forward to Fall with The ETSU Martin Center

While much of the country has had to pause operations at some point in 2020, construction on the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts on State of Franklin Road was able to continue with only a few COVID-19-related delays. On top of that, the 93,000-square-foot Martin Center for the Arts was […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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Bristol: Sounds Good

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silent peace of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music and the outdoors quietly await just beyond. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by scenic South Holston Lake and the Holston River sits Bristol—The Birthplace of Country Music and home of the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”—Bristol Motor Speedway. […]

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Escape to Tennessee: Planning, Virtual Tours, and More

Take a hike on the trails, camp in a state park, visit a historic landmark, chow down on delicious eats, sample some craft brews, and listen to mountain music. We’ve put together a few trip ideas with less crowds and safe places – all within driving distance. There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee. […]

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