This is What You Live For: NASCAR Takes on Bristol April 5-7

Anticipation continues to grow as we move closer to Bristol’s first NASCAR race week of 2019, anchored by the Food City 500 (Sunday, April 7). The excitement builds for several reasons, but it all comes down to the unique “Bristol Experience” guests encounter while visiting the foothills of Northeast Tennessee. Half-mile laps in 14.7 seconds. You can’t […]

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Kingsport’s Mountain Music Museum

Our music roots are laced with history and flowing with characters that run deep into the hills of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. A museum located in Downtown Kingsport is dedicated to the early 19th century mountain style that has evolved into the popular tunes of bluegrass and country music. The Mountain Music Museum tells […]

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Mountains, Music and History: The Sunny Side of Tennessee

Take a trip to the Sunny Side of Tennessee beginning with one of the oldest mountain ranges known to man leading to the hidden treasures of Appalachia. The Sunny Side Trail traces country music’s roots from the backwoods to Main Street, with local eats and tales along the way. The Sunny Side Trail starts in the […]

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100th Anniversary of Tennessee Erine Ford

February 13, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s birthday, and his hometown has come together to celebrate that milestone with a variety of events and activities, including a musical performance, a conversation with Ford’s son Buck, a special church service, show screenings, a commemorative stamp, and birthday cake! […]

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24th Annual Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Festival

Get your banjos, fiddles, and bows because the date has been set for the 24th Annual Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens in Unicoi. Make sure to mark your calendar and bring the whole family. The event includes a full day’s worth […]

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January Jams: Abingdon Music Experience at Barter Theatre

Abingdon, VA – Abingdon Music Experience and presenting sponsor Blue Ridge Beverage announce the 2019 lineup for January Jams at Barter Theatre.  Six world-class performers will take the stage at the intimate Barter Theatre, performing Fridays and Saturdays, January 11-26, 2019.  Over the past six years, January Jams has showcased the best of bluegrass, Americana, […]

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Family Fun for the Holidays in Northeast Tennessee

There’s nothing like the holidays in the south, and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtown and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 12 ways to celebrate the season. 1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Niswonger Performing Arts Center The beloved TV classic Rudolph the […]

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46th Annual National Storytelling Festival

(Jonesborough, Tenn.) – Tickets are on sale now for the nation’s premier storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, held October 5-7. In the age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend a weekend spellbound by storytellers, but that’s exactly what happens in Tennessee’s oldest town during the first full […]

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18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2018 A Music Festival Celebrating 18 Years in the Birthplace of Country Music Bristol, Tenn./Va. (September 7, 2018) – Very soon, around 45,000 music lovers from all over the world will gather on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia for the 18th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music […]

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