Halloween Bash 2017 to feature $1,500 best costume contest


You have about a month and a half to plan your costume for this year’s Kingsport Halloween Bash, an annual fundraiser for Keep Kingsport Beautiful. And you might want to put special thought into making your choice. The best costume contest this year will award $1,500 in cash plus other ...

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Michael Bolton at Niswonger next week


Get ready for a spectacular evening of memorable pop rock ballads when the Niswonger Performing Arts Center welcomes Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton to the stage. Bolton will perform to a sold out crowd on Thursday, September 14th at 7:30 PM. Known for his soulful voice and touching lyrics, Michael Bolton ...

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Dollar Brothers coming to Carter Fold


Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Dollar Brothers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. The Dollar Brothers provide a high energy, family-oriented bluegrass show. ...

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Johnson City exhibit highlights the work of film photographers around the world


The Film Shooters Collective (FSC) is proud to announce the opening event for “Shot on Film” on Sunday, September 10th from 1 to 4 pm at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room at 216 E. Main St. in Johnson City. “Shot on Film,” curated by Johnson City-based film photographer Ruby Berry, is a film ...

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Natural Tunnel gearing up for Papa Joe Smiddy festival


For the last 14 years, people have gathered together in Duffield to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Joseph “Papa Joe” Smiddy. Smiddy was an accomplished old-time banjo player, entertainer and educator who worked tirelessly to promote the music of Appalachia. The festival is an official event of Duffield Daze ...

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How much do you know about Ridgewood Barbecue?


A new book about local barbecue restaurant Ridgewood Barbecue serves up insights into its history and the family that has run it for generations. But if you’re hoping to learn the secret for Ridgewood’s barbecue sauce … sorry. The secret recipe  remains a secret. Sept. 1 is the official publication date set ...

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New restaurant and loft apartments coming to downtown Erwin


There’s a new restaurant coming to Erwin. The pounding of hammers and whir of power tools heard along the 100 block of South Main Avenue in recent weeks is a prelude to the banter of hungry customers who will soon be coming downtown to eat. Jason and Julie Gilliland, owners of Site ...

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Pine Mountain Railsplitters come to Carter Fold


Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Pine Mountain Railsplitters old time string band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Pine Mountain Railsplitters is an old ...

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Looking for a chance to show off your creativity? Check out this year’s Johnson City Zine Fest


Looking for a chance to show off your creativity? The Johnson City Zine Fest will be returning for a third year at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room on Aug. 26. The free event, which will be held from 6 - 11 p.m., will showcase the talent and creativity of ...

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Sound of the Mountains at Carter Fold


Saturday, August 26th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age ...

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