Blue Plum assembles eclectic lineup


The Blue Plum organization rolled out the musical lineup for this year’s festival, packed full with diverse sounds from all over the country in addition to some familiar favorites. For its 19th year, the Blue Plum Festival will bring nationally recognized acts Dustbowl Revival and The Hip Abduction alongside local and ...

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Jenny and the Hog Drovers roll into the Fold


Saturday, April 21st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Warren Wilson College’s old time band - Jenny & the Hog Drovers with their professor Phil Jamison. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for ...

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Kilby Spencer & the Crooked Road Ramblers ramble into The Fold


Saturday, March 31st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Kilby Spencer & the Crooked Road Ramblers – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The ...

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The WannaBeatles Invade Holston River Brewing!


The Beatles and country music? The true Fab Four fan may already know a strong connection exists between the two. And on Friday, March 23, Bristol will get to experience that bond, when the fabulous WannaBeatles take the stage at the Holston River Brewing Company. The Beatles’ well-known and beloved repertoire ...

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D-B varsity choir to perform at inaugural Indianapolis festival March 16


The Dobyns-Bennett High School varsity choir has been chosen to perform at the inaugural Music For All National Choir Festival in Indianapolis on Friday, March 16. The 63-member choir, directed by Jenny Jones, is one of 12 high school choirs selected to perform at the competition, and the next day it ...

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Rocky Mount less rocky as 58th season opens


Things have gotten less rocky at Rocky Mount. The historic site opened for its 58th season Tuesday on the heels of $500,000 worth of upgrades and updates — including replacing gravel pathways with pavement to make all its offerings ADA accessible and easier to navigate for anyone with any mobility issues. Each ...

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Mount Carmel forms Block Party Committee for July 7 event


The event may be four months away, but the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen began the planning for this year’s Block Party with the formation Tuesday of a new Block Party Committee. The celebration is scheduled for July 7 from 4-10 p.m. For nearly 30 years, the block party was ...

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Appalachian arts series takes up felting and pottery


The Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center is doubling down on its Functional Artways of Appalachia series of free, monthly, meet-the-artists workshops with needle felting and pottery making sessions scheduled March 19-24. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the series focuses on Appalachian arts that are both ...

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Juicy J to headline ETSU’s SGA Spring Concert March 17


Public tickets are on sale now for the East Tennessee State University Student Government Association Spring Concert featuring rap artist Juicy J as the headliner on Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Juicy J, born Jordan Michael Houston, first gained attention as the front man of ...

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Covered Bridge Jams for this summer announced


The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department has announced the lineup for this summer’s Covered Bridge Jams in the Covered Bridge Park. The free shows are scheduled to run from 7-9 p.m. The Jams are a 12-week concert series that begin June 2 and will run through Aug. 25. “We look forward to ...

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