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Storytown Radio Show Salute to Veterans
July 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The StoryTown Radio Show will have a special performance on Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Center featuring stories from local veterans. The cast will be joined by special music guests, The Jonesborough Novelty Band, as well as vocalist Lani Elizabeth of the Jonesborough Rhythm Express accompanied by Brett McCluskey.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or online at Jonesborough.com/tickets.
Featured stories come from local men and women who served in the armed forces during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, as well as from military families who also found ways to serve. These stories were collected during the McKinney Center’s “Listening Day” during one-on-one interviews with the StoryTown Brigade, and also at the Jonesborough Senior Center. Many cast members in the production are veterans.
The beloved Jonesborough Novelty Band will perform two short sets during the production where the audience will be encouraged to sing-along to familiar tunes of the eras.
In addition to the Jonesborough Novelty Band, Lani Elizabeth, a singer with the Jonesborough Rhythm Express, will perform two original songs chosen for this show written by Heather McCluskey, with piano accompaniment by Brett McCluskey. “You Make Us Proud” and “Thank You for Your Service” will be some numbers included in the show.
This production is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
For more information about the StoryTown Radio Show, visit mckinneycenter.com/storytown.
About the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington: The mission of the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington is to provide a comprehensive program through Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts which teaches various art skills to all participants through a quality program of instruction open to all segments of Jonesborough’s population. In addition, a primary mission of the Center is to enhance minority participation in the planning and implementation in all activities in Jonesborough while specifically celebrating the contribution of the African-American community in the growth and development of the Town. The activities of the McKinney Center are designed to enhance the quality of life of all Jonesborough residents.
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.