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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
July 20, 2018
An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018
The True Spirit of Freedom –
LIBERTY! continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!”
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee
Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational. Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama. Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they ask nothing in return – just the opportunity to be a part of ensuring that historic events of national significance are always remembered. Within their hearts you will find a passion and strong desire to honor our ancestors – patriots in the truest sense of the word.
Leaving the comforts of home, long hunters, and then families, began leaving the 13 English colonies to begin a new life, free of the rule of the British king. They crossed over the mountains beyond the Proclamation Line of 1763 discovering land that was cleared, yet uninhabited. The “Old Fields” of the Watauga quickly became the heart of frontier settlements on land belonging to the Cherokee. Set in the 1770’s, Liberty! relates the good times and the sad times; the struggles and the sacrifices – of families who were willing to take incredible risks to create a democratic society against a multitude of obstacles.
Liberty opens its second week of performances on Thursday, July 19, and continues Thursday through Saturday through July 28th. With just two more weeks to go, we hope you will mark your calendars now to attend the 40th anniversary performances of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama – Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Set beside the Watauga River, the story unfolds with Fort Watauga as the backdrop. The outdoor amphitheater provides bench seating with backs and an opportunity to sample great food within a short distance from your seat, at Carter’s Store.
Liberty! continues July 19 – 21 and the 26 – 28, closing the 40th season on Saturday, July 28th. For additional information please contact the park at:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Advance Ticket Reservations: www.thelibertydrama.com