The event, Netherland Inn’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Kingsport Farmers’ Market, 300 Clinchfield Street.
The adults-only (21 and over) ticketed event includes a meal of frogmore stew with drinks and desserts included. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with food service in the true Low Country style beginning at 7.
After dinner, guests are invited to stick around to dance and enjoy the music of The Dugger Band. The Duggers are Greeneville natives with a growing national reputation, having played from Manchester, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts, to Nashville, Tennessee. In September, the band will do 14 shows at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas – making this Tri-Cities appearance a real treat for those who want to catch an act on the way up.
Frogmore stew is a traditional Low Country favorite featuring shrimp, corn and other items usually served on paper plates around paper-covered tables. If that’s not your thing, an alternative meal of chicken, baked potato and salad is available upon advanced request.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include all the food and adult beverages you can eat or drink. Tickets are available on line at http://thenetherlandinn.com or from Netherland Inn volunteers. You can also call (423) 246-1104 or (423) 817-1525 for more information.
All proceeds from the event go to provide preservation, restoration and programming at the historic Netherland Inn and Boatyard, the birthplace of the City of Kingsport. The Netherland Inn is the only site on the National Register of Historic Sites to have been both a boatyard and a stagecoach stop. Order you tickets today to support this Kingsport historic treasure.