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Jonesborough: Donald Davis Storytelling Concert
April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on April 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Historic Jonesborough hosts two-night concert featuring storyteller Donald Davis
Donald Davis, one of America’s favorite master storytellers, is coming to the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center on April 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. The two-night concert will feature Davis telling different stories each evening.
Enjoy two nights of stories from Donald Davis with general admission each evening being $15. A special group rate for 15 or more people is available for $12 per person.
Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian Mountain world that was rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” Davis says as he recounts tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.
Davis’ resume boasts numerous experiences including Davidson College, Duke University Divinity School, a retired Methodist minister and former chairperson of the board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association. He is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival and has also served as a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institute, the World’s Fair as well as festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world.
For Donald Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life. He invites each listener to come along, pull deep inside for one’s own stories and personally share the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit. For Donald Davis, storytelling “is not what I do for a living, but it is how I do all that I do while I am living.”
Attendees can enjoy live music starting at 7 p.m.
Donald Davis will host a meet and greet after the storytelling.
For tickets or more information, call 423.753.1010 or visit Jonesborough.com/tickets.
About the Town of Jonesborough: A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. Stay a day, a week or forever, and create your own stories in beautiful Historic Jonesborough. Visit www.jonesborough.com for more information.