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June 12th, 2014 9:42 am by Entertainment staff

Best Bets for entertainment around the Tri-Cities

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a Genealogy Help Night from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Washington County Tennessee Public Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough.

Northeast State Community College will kick off its "Hot Nights, Cool Music" summer concert series Thursday with a 7 p.m. performance by Curt Mathson and the Nostalgia Dance Band, a Johnson City-based band that performs Americana music. All "Hot Nights, Cool Music" shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the college's main campus in Blountville.

Tennessee Skyline will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday during Bluegrass on Broad, downtown Kingsport's summer concert series. The Skynyrd Lynyrd Tribute Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday during Twilight Alive. All concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, but leave the coolers and pets at home.

The band Potluck Classics will perform at the next "Lunch on the Lawn" concert, to be held at noon, Friday at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, Va. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the museum for $5 each. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m., Thursday by calling the park at (276) 523-1322.

Eastman Chemical Company and Keep Kingsport Beautiful will present Saturday in the Gardens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. The event will feature a day of tours of some of Kingsport's most beautiful private gardens. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children younger than 12. For more information or to order tickets, call 392-8814.

The 21st Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be held Saturday at Blountville Middle School. Events will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull & Race, followed by Olympics (men, women & children) at 11 a.m. The Antique Tractor Parade will be held at 1:30 p.m., and the Tractor Pull by ETTPA will begin at 4 p.m. Food vendors will be on site throughout the day. Admission is free for the events running through 1:30 p.m.; donations will be accepted. There is a $5 admission fee for adults (children 12 and younger get in free) for the 4 p.m. tractor pull. For more information, call Billy Wells at 538-7031 or Debbie Kidd at 323-1192.

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