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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19th Annual Sorghum Festival

The 19th annual Sorghum Festival will allow visitors to have the opportunity to observe sorghum cane being processed into molasses using a mule-powered mill on Saturday, September 15th at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The mules will be out turning the cast iron rollers squeezing out […]

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Meet the Mountains Festival: Aug. 24-25

The region’s inaugural Meet the Mountains Festival presented by Ballad Health will take over Founders Park on August 24 and 25. Organizers aim to showcase Northeast Tennessee’s natural assets and to encourage residents and visitors to live healthy and active lifestyles. “This festival will foster collaboration among various user groups that are passionate about the […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: An Outdoor Guide

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have teamed up with Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion to offer outdoor excursions to Festival attendees the week of Sept. 17 at a discounted rate. There’s more to the music that tells our story including hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and other activities to experience the place where country music was […]

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Mountain Music: Long Journey Home Festival

Just about a far northeast in Tennessee as you can get, you’ll find a county that is half Cherokee National Forest and half Watauga Lake. Nestled within those hills, lies Mountain City (appropriately named), and each year a celebration takes place honoring the iconic old time mountain music style that shaped country music as we know […]

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Your Guide to 2018 Kingsport FunFest!

What do you get when you mix nine days with more than 50 locations and nearly 100 events? Kingsport Fun Fest! And, with the City of Kingsport celebrating 100 years, this year’s festival is set to be one of the largest parties of the year. Many FunFest! favorites will return, including block parties along the […]

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