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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

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1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
423-543-5808 www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

October 2019

Scary Stories at Fort Watauga

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Scary Stories at Fort Watauga Thursday, October 24                                                                         7:30 pm Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially in a van down by the river. Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure. Don’t be afraid, Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals isn’t haunted…we think!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park: A Day of Dance

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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A Day of Dance – An English Country Dance Workshop Saturday, October 26            9 am til Noon – Basic Beginner           1 pm – 4 pm – Intermediate Cost:  $6.00 for 1 session;  $10.00 for both   (includes refreshments throughout the day) Dance was a very popular social pastime during the early 19th century.  This workshop is planned for beginners and intermediate level dancers – you make take 1 or both sessions!  We welcome our guest instructors, Emily and Marie Smith!  …

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A Day of Dance – An English Country Dance Workshop

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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$10

Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and the Sabine Hill Social Society are offering “A Day of Dance – An English Country Dance Workshop” at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park on Saturday, October 26th from 9 am til 4 pm.   Dance was a very popular social pastime during the early 19th century.  This workshop is planned for beginners and intermediate level dancers and you make take 1 or both sessions presented by our guest instructors, Emily and Marie…

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Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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November 2019

Elizabethton: Watuaga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am - Noon The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park: Putting in the Park

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Putting in the Park Thursday, November 7                                                                                   11:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $5.00                                                                                         Max: 5 Pre-registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu What is disc golf? Join Ranger Davis in a unique setting around Fort Watauga for an introduction to disc golf! Learn basic techniques for putt and approach, mid-range, and driving, with a “hands on” opportunity using discs that will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own water.  Cash payments…

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Tomahawk Throwing Workshop

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Tomahawk Throwing Workshop Friday, November 8                                                                                                     11:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $5.00                                                                                                                 Max: 5 Pre-registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu Master the unique frontier skill of tomahawk throwing by joining Ranger Jason Davis for a hands-on tutorial.  Topics will include proper technique and release, as well as versatile applications of tomahawk use in the outdoors. No children younger than 12. Parents who wish to be present but not participate do not need to…

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Autumn Heritage Celebration

November 9 - November 10
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Autumn Heritage Celebration Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10 This year may be drawing to a close, but we aren’t going to let it pass without one more festive weekend at Fort Watauga!   Events for the two days include……   Colonial Harvest Celebration Saturday, November 9                                                            10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 10                                                                        10:00 am – 3:00 pm Join the festivities at Fort Watauga as the Washington County Militia gather to celebrate recent victories in the War for…

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Fall Fiber Fair

November 9 - November 10
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Fall Fiber Fair Saturday, November 9                                                            10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 10                                                                        10:00 am – 3:00 pm Fall is the time we plan our winter projects and our handmade holiday gifts!  Spend a day visiting our region’s finest fiber producers and artists! The day will include workshops, vendors with handmade items for sale, raw fibers, and demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and more!  

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Elizabethton: Watuaga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am - Noon The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

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Basketry Techniques

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Traditional Arts Workshop:    Basketry Techniques - Reed Star                          Instructor:  Jane Doan Saturday, November 23                                                                                   9 am - Noon Cost:  $25.00 Most materials provided, please bring alligator clips or small clothes pins and a small towel Decorate with stars made from basket reed. Variety of colors or natural reed to choose from.  Create three different sized stars. 8", 10", 12". This is fun class. Register by call the park at 423-543-5808

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Colonial Coffee

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Colonial Coffee: A Revolutionary Drink Saturday, November 23                                                                                  11:00 am – 12:30 pm Cost: $8                                                                                              Max: 10 Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals If you think having coffee with friends at your favorite coffee shop is a modern trend, think again. After the British taxation of tea in the American Colonies, drinking coffee became something of a patriotic duty for many 18th century colonists. Coffee houses were very popular places to gather, share news, and talk politics… namely independence from Great Britain. Join Museum…

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After Thanksgiving Day Hike

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Walking in Frontier Footsteps - After Thanksgiving Day Hike Friday, November 29                                                                          4:30 pm Join Ranger Davis for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path on Friday, November 29. Discover the historical events that took place surrounding Sycamore Shoals and their significance to the formation of our State and Country.  Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be taking a casual stroll on the walking path and through…

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December 2019

Christmas at the Carter Mansion

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Christmas at the Carter Mansion Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7                                6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost:  $7.00- Adults/$3.00- Ages 7 to 17/6 and under Free Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Registration Opens on November 1st – Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays.  Enjoy music, refreshments and historic interpreters acting out scenes from an 18th century Christmas.

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Elizabethton: Watuaga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am - Noon The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

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Christmas at the Carter Mansion

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Christmas at the Carter Mansion Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7                                6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost:  $7.00- Adults/$3.00- Ages 7 to 17/6 and under Free Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Registration Opens on November 1st – Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays.  Enjoy music, refreshments and historic interpreters acting out scenes from an 18th century Christmas.

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Winterfest Art Show

December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Winterfest Art Show Sunday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 18 Opening Reception:  Sunday, December 8                            1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Kick off the holidays at Sycamore Shoals!  The Watauga Valley Art League exhibition and sale begins with a reception on December 3 with great opportunities for holiday shopping! Artwork from the Watauga Valley Art League will remain on display during regular park hours throughout the month of December until December 18, 2019.

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Elizabethton: Watuaga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am - Noon The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

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International and English Country Dancing

December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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International and English Country Dancing Sunday, December 29                                                             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include the opportunity to learn dances from different worldwide cultures.  

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Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

December 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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January 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

January 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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March 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

March 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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May 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

May 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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July 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

July 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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August 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

August 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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October 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

October 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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December 2020

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

December 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

Find out more »

January 2021

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

January 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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March 2021

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

March 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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May 2021

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

May 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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July 2021

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

July 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

Find out more »

August 2021

Elizabethton: Old Time Music Jam

August 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of every month
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 4th Sunday of each Month 1:30 pm – 4 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

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