Our music roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Home to the Birthplace of Country Music, this is where it all began back in the 1927. Our rich musical heritage lives on today and continues to influence music around the world. So, whether you are looking for country, bluegrass, blues, Americana, jazz,… Read more »
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American history, country music, Appalachian heritage and, of course, NASCAR: these are usually the first things that spring to mind when people think of Northeast Tennessee. But this area offers so much more, especially for adventurous travelers. If you’re planning a getaway for friends, you’ll find that Northeast Tennessee offers a surprising variety of unique… Read more »
Feeling a little blue now that the holidays are over and the decorations are put away? Main Street Jonesborough is hosting Window Wonderland and Winter Sale January 12-15 to help kick those winter blues. Come see a display of beautifully decorated windows throughout Downtown Jonesborough depicting winter scenes and shop some great winter sales. It… Read more »
Christmas isn’t over yet! Visit Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and see how our colonial ancestors celebrated a holiday called “Old Christmas”. In Colonial America, Christmas was celebrated as a twelve day holiday with many traditions and customs. Does The Twelve Days of Christmas sound familiar? These twelve days of feasting, and merrymaking ended on… Read more »
What better way to say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 than in one of our festive downtowns? Here’s some of our favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Northeast Tennessee offers a rich cultural and historical experience for its residents and visitors. We recently took a day trip to the Sullivan County area, more specifically the county seat of Blountville, to discover the heritage and culture that have become longstanding traditions. Northeast Tennessee was originally part of North Carolina until the formation of… Read more »
There’s nothing like the holidays in the south and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 14 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Celebrating the Seasons Community Festival With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open… Read more »
Imagine, peeking in the window of a charming historic home filled with the warmth of people, the twinkling lights illuminating off a freshly cut Christmas tree and the sound of your favorite carol lulling in the background. You’re kindly invited inside to hear stories passed down from the rich history that encompasses the Oldest Town in… Read more »
Mountain Makins is an award-winning festival which started in 1976 as a way to raise funds to save historic Rose School. The festival continues to support the preservation of the Rose School building, provides Arts Education for residents of 5 counties, and serves to keep Appalachian history and culture vibrant and alive for generations to come. Festival… Read more »
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge mountains of Northeast Tennessee lies the small town known as Erwin, Tennessee. Its county name, Unicoi, shared with its nearby neighbor, the Town of Unicoi, is derived from an old Native American word meaning “hazy” or “fog draped.” The adventure and fun that awaits in this small mountain community… Read more »
Heritage Days will celebrate its 38th anniversary on October 13, 14, and 15, 2017, in Historic downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. Grand Presenters of this year’s celebration include US Bank, TVA – John Sevier Combine, Wellmont – Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, The Rogersville Review, Rural Health Services Consortium, WRGS and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Please stop… Read more »
Did you know right here in beautiful Northeast Tennessee there is an amazing winery and vineyard as beautiful as anything located in Tuscany? In fact, in 2016, Johnson County, Tenn. was included in the establishment of the Appalachian High Country Viticultural Area. This designation affords the region the distinct notoriety of a wine destination. It helps… Read more »