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Long Journey Home

August 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

In 2018, you’re in for a treat as we celebrate the history of Johnson County’s trains and the music they inspired with “Black Smoke a Risin,’ and it Surely is a Train.”

Thursday, August 30th
​The Long Journey Home House Band will entertain during dinner and a square dance at the Senior Center

Friday August 31st
​Buskin’ on Main Street (5pm until ?)
​Downtown will come alive with all kinds of pickin’ and grinnin’, friends, and local food vendors. If you’re a picker, we’d love to have you. Click here for your application.

Saturday, September 1st
Musical Heritage Tour and the Unveiling of “Black Smoke a Risin'”Mural on Main Street adjacent to Johnson County Bank.

​This year’s tour begins at an old train depot near Maymead with live music honoring GB Grayson, then on to the mural unveiling on Main Street with the Junior Appalachian Musicians, ​Murder Ballads on the banks of Goose Creek commemorating the capture of Tom Dooley, ​Clawhammer Banjo at the Tom Ashley homeplace,
​and ending the day withthe Piney Mountain Boys sharing stories and songs from the folk revival featuring the music of Fred Price and Clint Howard and an open jam at the Fred Price Homeplace.

Sunday, September 2nd (2-4:30 pm)
Sunday Singin’ at Heritage Hall Traditional Mountain Gospel singing presented by
The Long Family
​The Price Family and traditional gospel groups.


August 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am
September 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Johnson County Center for the Arts
127 College St.
Mountain City, TN 37683 United States
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(423) 460-3313
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