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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:00 am | Updated: 1:10 pm, Thu Dec 20, 2012.


620 STATE: Bristol, 620 State St. March 22, 8 p.m., Wise Old River; March 23, 8 p.m., The Nomadz and Ivy Road; March 24, 9 p.m., Wolf Creek; March 26, 8 p.m., Jacob Tipton Music; March 27, 7 p.m., Joe Bastedo and Christian Kohran & The Reverends; March 28, 8 p.m., Annie Robinette. (423) 534-0139.

ACOUSTIC ALE HOUSE: Bristol, 11 7th St. March 23, 6 p.m., Brian "Shimmy" Paddock; March 24, 9 p.m., Slanger Lingo, A Chad Terry Project. (423) 844-0997.

ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE: Johnson City, 415 W. Walnut St. March 22, 6 p.m., Kryss Dula & Adam Bogle; March 23, 8 p.m., Derik Hultquist and The Rough & Tumble; March 24, 8 p.m., J.P. Parsons and Sandy Ray & the Cold Shoulders; March 25, 9 p.m., Austin Archer and Chris Cernak. (423) 434-9872.

CAFE TWIST: Bristol, Bristol Mall, Gate City Hwy. March 23, 7 p.m., Snake River; March 24, 7 p.m., The VW Boys; March 25, 12 p.m., Randall Sword. (276) 644-4211.

CAPONE’S: Johnson City, 227 E. Main St. March 23, 8 p.m., Fifth on the Floor; March 24, 9 p.m., The Delta Saints and The Floorwalkers, $7. or (423) 928-2295.

DOWN HOME: Johnson City, 300 W. Main St. March 22, 8 p.m., Megan McCormick, $10; March 23, 9 p.m., The Twang Bangers, $10; March 24, 9 p.m., Blue Moon Rising, $14; March 25, 7:30 p.m., Daytrips: A Reading of Jo Carson's award winning play, $15. or (423) 929-9822.

HIDEAWAY: Johnson City, 235 E. Main St. March 24, 8 p.m., Alcest, Deafheaven and Autarch. (423) 926-3896.

MACHIAVELLI’S: Bristol, 8 5th St. March 24, 9 p.m., Fustics. (423) 573-9955.

OLD MILL: Lebanon, 44 Mill Dr. March 23, 7:30 p.m., Hillbilly Outlaws, $5; March 24, 7:30 p.m., The Jones Boys, $5. (276) 889-4310.

O'MAINNIN'S: Bristol, 712 State St. March 22, 10 p.m., Mark White; March 23, 10 p.m., Push Pop; March 24, 10 p.m., That 80s Band; March 26, 10 p.m., Open Jam Band; March 28, 10 p.m., Hundred Acres. or (423) 844-0049.

ORANGE PEEL: Asheville, 101 Biltmore Ave. March 24, 9 p.m., Papadosio, $10-$12; March 25, 8 p.m., The Joy Formidable, $16-$18. (828) 225-5851.

QUINCEY'S: Damascus, 132 W. Laurel Ave. March 24, 8:30 p.m., Adam Bolt and the Pugilists. (276) 475-5753.

STATE LINE BAR & GRILLE: Bristol, 423 State St. March 22, 7 p.m. Crazy Karaoke with Michael. (423) 652-0792.



FREEDOM HALL: Johnson City. March 26, 7 p.m., Harlem Globetrotters, $22.75-$47.75. (423) 461-4884.

HARRAH’S: Cherokee. March 30, 9 p.m., The Moody Blues, $45-$75; April 13, 8 p.m., Theory of a Deadman and Pop Evil, $20. (828) 497-7777.

KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORI UM AND COLISEUM: Knoxville. March 23, 7 p.m., Rodney Carrington, $46.75; April 26, 7 p.m., The Newsboys, $19.50. (865) 215-8999.

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Greeneville. March 24, 7:30 p.m., Steep Canyon Rangers, $21.25-$25; April 13, 7:30 p.m., Kenya Safari Acrobats, $10-$20. (423) 638-1679.

ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: Roanoke. March 28-April 1, Cirque du Soleil: Quidam, $27.50-$90; April 24-26, 7:30 p.m., Blue Man Group, $35-$60. (540) 853-5483.

TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA: Charlotte. April 6, 7:30 p.m., Red Hot Chili Peppers, $37.50-$57.50; April 25, 7:30 p.m., Van Halen, $29.50-$149.50. (704) 688-9000.

U.S. CELLULAR CENTER (formerly Asheville Civic Center: Asheville. April 22, 8 p.m., The Fray, $34.50. (828) 259-5544.

VIKING HALL: Bristol. April 12, 7 p.m., TN/VA Police & Fire Heroes Ball. (423) 764-0188.



PICKIN’ PORCH: Bristol, Va., Bristol Mall, March 22, Sand Box Boys, Paula Dellenback & Fox River. (276) 645-0035,

CONCERT: Hillsville, Va., Carroll County High School Auditorium, March 24, 6:30 p.m. The MaKameys, The Preachers Choir and Levi Horton. $30 per person. Concessions will be available. All proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of the Twin Counties. (276) 236-3550, (276) 233-6425 or (276) 236-0421.

JOHNSON CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Milligan College, Tenn., Milligan College’s Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium, March 24, 7:30 p.m. the Enigmatic Elgar featuring cellist Benjamin Karp, $30/$20 for seniors/$10 students. (423) 926-8742.

PARAMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Bristol, Tenn., 518 State St., March 30, 7 p.m. ETSU Spring Concert with old time, country and Celtic. $14 adult, $10 seniors/students/children under 12; April 1, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. PIckin’ for Phil, benefit concert to assist legendary Dobro player, Phil Leadbetter with medical bills. Multiple artists from various bands will perform, $20, reserved. Paramount Box Office or 2011-2012 season tickets on sale. (423) 274-8920.

MUSIC IN THE SQUARE: Jonesborough, Tenn., International Storytelling Center, March 30, 6-10 p.m. This fundraising event assists with the annual Music on the Square series held every Friday night, May through September. $20 in advance and $25 at door. (423) 753-2171 or (423) 753-5401.

KANDINSKY TRIO IN CONCERT: Wise, Va., Chapel of All Faiths at UVa-Wise, March 27, 7:30 p.m. The Kandisky Trio, joined by storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin featuring arrangements of jazz standards and folk music (276) 376-4520.

CONCERT: UVa-Wise Convocation Center, March 30, 8:30 p.m. Lonestar with local band Folk Soul Revival opening the concert. $25 on sale a UVa-Wise Convocation Center Box Office (276) 376-3431 or

CONCERT: Johnson City, Tenn., 105 S. Boone St., First Presbyterian Church, March 30, 7 p.m. Son Piano Trio in concert. $5 per person suggested donation and a $20 maximum for families of 5 or more. Proceeds will benefit the Academy of Strings Foundation.

SPRING CONCERT SERIES: Milligan, Tenn., Seeger Memorial Chapel, March 31, 7:30 p.m. A Celtic Celebration. Workshop, 4:30 p.m. in Milligan’s Walker Auditorium. To register, email (423) 461-8723.



BARTER THEATRE: Abingdon, 160 Cummings St. Barter Main Stage: Through May 12, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical. Through May 12, A Tale of Two Cities (276) 628-3991 or

CASBAH THEATRE: Johnson City, Tenn., 807 W. Walnut Street. Funeral for a Gangster, an interactive mystery show by Two Pence Productions. March 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. Come dressed in 1920’s attire. For mature audiences only. $30 with appetizers, pizza buffet, beverages and a cash bar. (423) 202-3660.

MCGLOTHLIN-STREET THEATRE: Milligan College, Tenn., Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, March 23, 24, 7:30 p.m., March 25, matinee performance 2:30 pm. $5, The Quickening. Advance tickets at Milligan Bookstore, 8-5 p.m. or by calling (423) 461-8733. Tickets also available at the box office 45 minutes prior to each performance.

 ENCORE THEATRICAL COMPANY: Morristown, Tenn., Walters State Community College, through March 25. Singin’ in the Rain. Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. March 24, 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults/$15 seniors/$10 students and youth. (423) 318-8331 or

GENERAL MORGAN INN: Greeneville, Tenn., 111 N. Main St. March 30, 7 p.m. Dealt a Deadly Hand! is a casino-inspired murder mystery dinner show. $35 per person. Reservations: (423) 787-7500.

JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATRE: Jonesborough, Tenn., 125 ½ West Main St., April 12-22, Little Women –

The Broadway Musical. (423) 753-1010 or



KINGSPORT BALLET: Blountville, Tenn., Northeast State Community College, Wellmont Performing Arts Center, March 23-24, 7 p.m.; school performance, March 22, 10 a.m., Don Quixote. Tickets, or (423) 378-3967.

CART: Richlands, Va., Southwest Virginia Community College, Mary W. Lawson Auditorium. March 25, 3 p.m. Highlands Ballet Company of Abingdon, Stars & Stripes. $15 in advance; children under age 18, $15 at door, $10 in advance. (276) 963-4278 or



MENDOTA BRANCH LIBRARY: Mendota, Va., 2652 Mendota Road, Mendota Community Center, March 23, 6 p.m. Tom Sawyer, rated G, open to the public. Free refreshments served. For more information about the library, visit or call (276) 676-6222. The Washington County Public Library is located at 205 Oak Hill St., Abingdon, Va. Its four branches are located in Damascus, Glade Spring, Hayters Gap and Mendota.

ARTS ARRAY: Abingdon Cinemall, March 26-27, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Pariah, $7.50. The Artist has been postponed because of winning an award for Best Film. (276) 739-2447 or



GRAN THEATRE DEL LICEU, BARECLONA: Johnson City’s Carmike Cinema 14 Theatres, March 27, 7 p.m. Encore performance of Puccini’s La Boheme, $25. (423) 929-7155.

ROYAL OPERA BALLET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON: Johnson City’s Carmike Cinema Theatres, March 22, 3:30 p.m. Sergey Perokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, $25. (423) 929-7155.



ALLISON GAP JAMBOREE: Allison Gap, Va., Saltville area, old school building, volunteer bands, every Friday night, 6:30 p.m. Food available. Donations accepted. (276) 496-7590.

BRISTOL VA./TN. COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW PALACE: Bristol, Va., 14364 Lee Hwy., March 22, Southern Breeze, $5 adults/12 and under free. Free cakewalk nightly. Doors open 6 p.m. (276) 791-6415.

BUFFALO RURITAN CLUB: Bluff City, corner of Beaver Creek Road, March 24, Dixie Express. Horace Cressell, (423) 967-1651.

CARTER FOLD: Hiltons, Va., March 24, 7:30 p.m., Mickey Gaylean & Cullen’s Bridge with Jordan Blevins, $7 adults/$1 children 6-11/under 6 is free. (276) 386-6054,

CHILHOWIE LIONS CLUB: Smyth County, March 23, Flatridge Boys, $5; (276) 686-6415.

COUNTRY CABIN II: Norton, Va., Alt. Rt. 58, March 24, Mountain Melody, 7:30-10:30 p.m., $5 adults/$1 children, ages 2 through 11. Jam session each Tuesday, 7 p.m., (276) 679-3541. Country line dance classes 6 p.m. for beginners, and 7 p.m. for intermediates and will run each Monday for six weeks, $20 per person (276) 679-5559 after 6 p.m.

CROOKED ROAD GENERAL STORE: Bristol, Va., 6292 Gate City Hwy., supper, 5:30 p.m., music 6:30 p.m. Monday night jam, 6:30-9 p.m. Pickers welcome and will also be filmed for Mountain Music Showcase TV show. April 7, New Dixie River Band. Free; donations for local charity welcomed. (276) 644-9958.

ELKS CLUB: Elizabethton, Tenn., 1000 N. Sycamore, March 23, Ramblin’ Rose. (423) 538-8568.

FAMILY BLUEGRASS: Lebanon, Va., 1718 US Highway 19, March 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Appalachian Strings, $5. 12 and under free. Concession opens 6 p.m. (276) 794-9067.

HILL KARAOKE CLUB: Rose Hill, Va. Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday, 6 p.m. $2 or donation.

HOLSTON RIVER COON CLUB: Saltville, Va., Lakeview Drive. Salty Dog Jam every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (276) 496-7509.

IRON HORSE BOOT SCOOTIN’ BARN: Damascus, Va., 30460 Blossom Road, Hwy. 58, March 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Iron Horse Boot Scootin’ Band; March 24, Southern ‘76. Dance lessons 6 p.m. (276) 202-7413 or

JETTIE BAKER CENTER: Clintwood, Va., Friday Night Jams, 7 to 10 p.m., Old time, bluegrass and gospel. Free. Pickers welcome. (276) 926-8694.

LAYS HARDWARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Coeburn, Va., 409 Front St., March 23, The Special Consensus. Doors open 6 p.m. $5 adults/$1 children 6-12. (276) 395-5160 or

MOUNTAIN ROSE VINEYARD: Wise, Va., 10439 North Reservoir Road. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Irish music by Strawberry Jam. $25. (276) 328-2013,

MS. GERTA’S: Wytheville, Va., East Lee Highway off Exit 77 on I-81. Tuesdays, bluegrass jam, 6:30 p.m. Donations. (276) 617-1166.

OUTDOORSMEN CLUB: Kingsport, Tenn. Highway 11W, March 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Southern Countrymen Band, $5. (423) 943-5600 or

PICK’N IN THE POUND: Pound, Va., town hall, every Thursday night, 7-10:30 p.m., traditional and bluegrass music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. (276) 796-5188.

SINGLEVISION: Kingsport, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Room 141, Wesley Wing, March 26, 9 to 11 p.m., program and dinner with Kenny Stallard, an Eastman retiree. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. $6. Reservations requested by noon, March 23, (423) 224-1502. Program begins 7:15 p.m. No reservations for program only. Jane Adams (423) 246-17827 or Marcy Hagen (423) 956-1007.

TACOMA COMMUNITY CENTER: Coeburn, Va. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., bluegrass. $5/adults; $1/children ages 6-12. (276) 679-1164.

ZAZZY’Z: Abingdon, Va., 380 East Main St., Free entertainment every Friday evening 6-8 p.m., March 23, Spoken Word Café Open Mic. (276) 698-3333.



DOG AUDITIONS: Abingdon, Va., March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Barter Theatre is seeking two loveable, talented dogs for production of Legally Blonde: The  Musical. Very small dogs who know basic command hand signals can audition for the role of Bruiser; other dog role of Rufus, must be a calm, friendly, stocky dog. Registration in advance is required and sign-in is at 9:45 a.m. Contact Katy Brown, (276) 619-3327 or

AMERICA’S FAVORITE TRAIL HORSE: Bristol, Tenn., MacPherson Quarter Horses arena. April 13. Any horse and rider team is eligible to audition for second season of American Competitive Horse Association’s reality show on RFD-TV. Register at MacPherson Arena, (423) 878-3801 or 



HANDS ON MUSEUM: Johnson City, Tenn., 315 E. Main St., March activities: through Sept. 3, Dinosaur Revolution; Diffendoofer Collage: Visit the Art Studio and create a collage in honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday; Reverse Engineering; Dinosaur Revolution Exhibit Opens; CASA March Magic Show; Can you Hear Me now?; Girl Scout Day; Polymer Party; BioFuels; Forensics Challenge; Entertain Your Brain, Come Discover the inner workings of your brain and neuroscience in honor of Memory Day. (423) 434-HAND. Hours: September-May: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. closed Monday.

DEERY INN MUSEUM AND GROUNDS: Blountville, Tenn., Early stage stop and inn with permanent displays of 18th century and 19th century antiques, along with period paintings, quilts, grand piano and more. Grounds include fully furnished brick kitchen. (423) 323-4660 or

JONESBOROUGH VISITORS CENTER: Through April 14, Brains I View, an art exhibit created by local individuals with brain injury. For information contact Jil Smith at

VERGIE R. FLEENOR ART GALLERY: Bristol Public Library, through March 31, Artistic Excellence, artwork by students, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 -5 p.m. (276) 821-6148.

THE KINGSPORT ART GUILD: 1200 E. Center St., Renaissance Center, 2nd floor gallery, through March 23, 49th annual Appalachian Art Show. (423) 246-9002.

1912 GALLERY: Emory, Va., Emory & Henry College, Emory Train Depot, through March 24, exhibition by artist and professor Jacob Lunderby. The gallery will open 6:30 p.m.  (276) 944-6866.

SLEMP GALLERY: Big Stone Gap, Va., Mountain Empire Community College, Robb Hall, through April 6, art exhibit by Kathy Gibian, Geoscapes. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va., Saltville Hall, permanent exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (276) 496-3633 or

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., Members  Gallery, through March 31, art works by Abingdon High School students; Spotlight Gallery: through April 7, Aili Wang from Blacksburg, Va., The Nature of Water. Museum new hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through March. (276) 628-9091 or

VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE: Anne R. Worrell Fine Arts Center, through March 22, Ofer Wolberger’s exhibit of imagery derived from his creation of 12 loosely related photographic book projects.; Nunn Recital hall, 7:30 p.m., Wolberger will speak about the work with a reception to follow. or

MILLIGAN ART GALLERY: Milligan College, Tenn., lower level of Derthick Hall, March 25, 2-4 p.m. Photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Kayla Hatcher, Legacy.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va., 415 Academy Drive, Student Gallery, through March  29, 7-8 m. College Night; March 25-May 6, VHCC Art Students; Panoramic Gallery, through April 1, Aleta Cortes, Reflecting; April 3-29, Janus: Looking Back, Looking Forward by Jan Hurt, Abingdon, Va.; through May 13, Dress-Up: A Regional Portrait of Childhood; through April 8, Hazel Larson Archer: Black Mountain College Photographer exhibit; Cecelia Pippin, keeps a ceramics studio on the first level. Tours at Two, second Sunday, 2 p.m. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (free from 5-9 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $5 adults/$3 seniors/free for students with ID, children and members. (276) 628-5005 or

NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment. W. Banks, (276) 669-4596.

NETHERLAND INN HOUSE MUSEUM AND BOAT YARD COMPLEX: Kingsport, Tenn., replica of an old-time stagecoach on-site in the barn. (423) 335-5552 or

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: Abingdon, Va., Exit 14 of Interstate 81, Lobby: On permanent display, works by Kyle Buckland. (276) 619-4300.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va., Exhibit of The Electric Past and the Future Come Together, Edith Bolling Wilson’s Electric Car. (276) 223-3484,



2012 DISCOVERY SERIES: Bristol Public Library, J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, March 22, 7 p.m. Beth Holloway, mother of Natalee Holloway will speak, answer questions and sign her book, Loving Natalee. $50 will support library programs and provide access to the private meet and greet at 6 p.m.m reserved seating and a hardcover copy of Beth Holloways’ book. (276) 8821-6148 or email



KIDS ART HOUR: Bristol, Tenn., One of a Kind Gallery, State Street. Classes for children ages 5 to 7 on March 22 and 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. $20 per session or $90 for five classes. (423) 652-2648.

JOHNSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Johnson City. Accepting entries for original poetry through April 4 for contest. Poems can be any length and form and are limited to two per person. Categories are: adult – 18 and older, Teen - 12 to 17 and children - 11 and younger. Poems can be submitted to the Adult or Youth service desks in the library, by email to or by mail to Poetry Contest at Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN 37604. For information, Daniel Whisenhunt, (423) 434-4454.

606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, seeking exhibiting artists of all media and genres, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass jewelry, pottery, photography, prints, cards, textiles and fine art crafts. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (423) 573-2438 or

THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the Gallery. or (276) 628-1486.

DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. (423) 246-6550.

RALPH STANLEY MUSEUM: Clintwood, Va. Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center accepting work for sales consideration in the museum gift shop. Committee will evaluate submissions, provide response within two weeks based on available space and specific needs of the shop. Aaron Davis or Pam Morris, (276) 926-8550.

THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va. Offering space for studios, gallery shop, classroom for artists, craft people in Smyth County, neighboring communities. (276) 496-3734.

KINGSPORT PUBLIC ART: Kingsport, Tenn. Kingsport Public Art Committee is seeking artwork for its sculpture exhibition, May, 2012 through March 2013. Works can be in any media, must be suitable for outdoors and may be functional or non-functional, temporary in nature or permanent. (423) 392-8416 or

GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK: Mouth of Wilson, Va., 829 Grayson Highlands Lane, March 27. Seeking traditional Appalachian handcrafts to be sold in the park’s Virgil J. Cox Visitor Center. The crafts will be juried; March 29-30 at Hungry Mother State Park, Camp Burson office, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, Va. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Appointment may be scheduled by contacting Grayson Highlands State Park at (276) 579-7092. Walk-in vendors will be considered after scheduled appointments and if time permits. Call (276) 579-7092 or email


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