Wow! What a week this has been.
I’ve been working some weird hours at work (thus, why I didn’t post anything last week) and I’ve had a series of mechanical errors that have cause a little stress. The most recent malfunction involved my always reliable and 5-year-old Mac.
After all of this, I’m pleased to report that you will not be seeing me again next week. I’ll be taking off for some much needed R&R.
But, I’d like to leave you with a little rundown of local events you can check out this July 4th weekend. Let me say, also, that there’s plenty of great events to go around.
Johnson City: As always, you can check out the Pepsi Independence Day Celebration in Johnson City at the Freedom Hall Civic Center. A full schedule of events can be found at www.pepsi-fireworks.com. Food starts at 5 p.m. Entertainment also begins at 5 p.m. with performances by Jessica Nixon and Brinley Addington. Linda Davis takes the stage at 8:10 p.m. and fireworks begin at dark. There’s also a military tribute, so be sure to hang out for the full event.
Bristol: Bristol kicks off a “Star Spangled Weekend” with a concert and movie in Cumberland Square Park on Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday, means minor league baseball as the Bristol White Sox play Greeneville at Gene Malcolm Stadium. This event is followed by fireworks. There’s also a parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. downtown.
Kingsport: Festivities begin in Kingsport at 1 p.m. There will be karaoke, food vendors and a kids' zone for family entertainment. Performances by the Benny Wilson Band and Wolf Creek Band are also scheduled before the fireworks take place at approximately 9:45 p.m.
Jonesborough: The 40th annual Jonesborough Days takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. I nearly killed a second computer trying to pull up the PDF of the day’s schedule and map, so I decided not to press my luck. Visit www.jonesboroughtn.org for more info.
Rogersville: There’s a ton to do at Rogersville’s July 4th celebration, as well. The weekend kicks off with a “Cruise In” on Friday evening. Saturday, a full day of events kicks off at 7 a.m. with a Road Race, followed by a three-on-three basketball tournament. The afternoon is filled with several performances leading up to the main event—Aaron Tippin at 8:30 p.m. All of this is followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. For more info, visit www.shangstudio.com/celebration2010/.
Got any more exciting July 4th celebrations planned? Leave a comment here or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Everyone have a fantastic Independence Day, and I’ll see you all in two weeks.
|Space Capone at Capone's|
|Space Capone made a landing and performed at Capone's in Johnson City, TN.|