Photography exhibit “The Lens of 11” is on display until Sept. 11 at the Charles Harris Library Gallery at the Wise Library. The exhibit features the work of photographers Roddy Addington, Bonnie Aker, Morris K. Burchette, Chuck Clisso, Tim C. Cox, Stan Crabtree, Julie Williams Dixon, Bill Harris, Jennifer Fletcher Meade, Jason Wamsley and Addison Williams.

The Gallery at Barr Photographics will host an exhibit by John F. Sauers titled “Change of Seasons” through Sept. 30. The Gallery at Barr Photographics is located at 152 E. Main St. in Abingdon, Virginia. It is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building. For more information call 276- 628-1486.

“Mixed Americans,” an exhibition featuring works by a diverse group of artists of mixed racial heritage, is on display at Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring St., Johnson City, through Oct. 8. Tipton Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., on First Fridays from 6-8 p.m., and other times by appointment. Call 423-439-3179.


Theatre Bristol will hold auditions for “All Together Now,” which will come to the Paramount Center for the Arts Nov. 12-15. Solo and ensemble roles are available for men, women and teens ages 12 and up with audition form and details at Audition date options are Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Theatre Bristol, 512 State St. Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required for all singers and crew.


The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell carousel located inside the temperature-controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield St. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. All rides are $1.


Vinyl Collectors Show will be held Sept. 19 and Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Double Tree Hilton, 211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City. Admission is $2. Masks are required of all customers and vendors. Come shop for rare vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia and more.


The Pro-Art Association will present the Grammy-nominated group The WannaBeatles on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodloe Center on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The group blends music and comedy and re-creates all eras of the Beatles’ songbook as well as their contemporaries including hits from The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Monkees. Tickets are available at the door and are free to students or $15 for the general public. Masks are required. For more information call 276-376-4520.

Multi-Dove Award winning and multi-Grammy nominated trio The Martins will perform at the LampLight Theatre, 140 Broad St., Kings-port, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Joining The Martins will be Phillips and Banks as well as comedian Mickey Bell. For ticket information call 423-343-1766 or visit or

A concert with Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen will be held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cohen will bring Bourbon Street to Bristol with the dynamic, high-

energy show she is known and loved for in New Orleans. Purchase tickets to the concert only ($20) or to include a curator-led tour of the special exhibit Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers prior to the show ($25). Tickets are available at https://birthplaceof

The Rescue Story Tour 2021 featuring Zach Williams will be held Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City. Admission is $20 upper, $26 reserved, $30 day of show, and $45 artist circle. Call 423-461-4884 or visit

Larry Prevatte Memorial Duffied Jam will be held the first and third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas Village Community Center, 355 Cecil D. Quillen Drive in Duffield, Virginia. Call 276-431-1083.


The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival will be held Sept. 10-12. To view the musical lineup and purchase tickets visit

The 13th annual Historic Blountville Heritage Festival and flea market originally scheduled to be held Sept. 11 has been canceled.

Exchange Place Living History Farm will host its Fall Folk Arts Festival Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sept. 26 from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is $5, with children under 12 admitted free. Proceeds go toward the care of the farm’s animals and the continued restoration and preservation of the site, located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. Call 423-288-6071.

Racks by the Tracks returns to the Kingsport Farmers Market Sept. 25. The event will feature more than 100 unique craft beers, wines, seltzers and sangrias in addition to barbecue vendors, the SPF 10K and 5K Race Walk (featuring the Boss Hog Challenge) and plenty of music. Tickets can be purchased online at and at all Food City locations.

Hazzard Fest will be held Oct. 8-9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Highlights include Uncle Si, Justin Martin and John Godwin from “Duck Dynasty” doing a meet and greet on Oct. 8 along with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs headlining the concert that evening. Oct. 9 will feature a concert with headliner Mark Chesnutt and meet and greets with Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat, Rick Hurst and others. To see the full lineup of guests and entertainment visit

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Tri-Cities area, the TriPride Committee has announced that they have canceled the TriPride Parade and Festival scheduled for Oct. 16. The group is looking into alternative ways to celebrate pride this fall and will announce those plans on its Facebook page in the near future.


Tennessee Chapter 18-8 will hold a 9/11 Call to Arms Ride Sept. 11. A meet and greet will be held Sept. 10 at Thunder Valley Tavern, 215 N. Raceway Villa Drive, Bristol, at 6 p.m. Music by Shoot to Thrill and Wyldeheart. Meet for the ride Sept. 11 at Thunder Valley Tavern. Registration from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Cost is $20 per bike. Safety briefing at 9:45 a.m., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. Lunch at Doughmakers Pizza in Norton, Virginia, at the halfway point. An after-ride party with door prizes will be held at the tavern. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music by Crash Test Radio.

For the Heroes, a 9/11 anniversary fundraiser, will be held Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Huff Farm, 125 Goshen Valley, Church Hill. Proceeds will benefit the families of veterans and first responders in the area. Performances by Southern Rebellion and Wyldeheart. Tickets are $25 with helicopter rides for $30 and riverboat rides for $10. Bring your own chairs. To purchase tickets visit


The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table is hosting a lecture titled “Citizen- General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era.” Presented by Gene Schmiel, the event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport. Admission to the event is free, and the public is invited. For more information contact Wayne Strong at

Battle of Blountville Reenactment will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Road, Blountville. The main Civil War battle reenactments will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with other activities going on throughout the weekend. Friday events are reserved for school groups. Union and Confederate reenactors will perform continuous living history demonstrations throughout the event. The event will also include a Civil War Ladies Tea on Saturday and an outdoor period worship service Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $3 for adults, with children 6 and under admitted free.

The Netherland Inn offers tours on Saturdays and Sundays through October at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth ages 7-17. Tours will begin at the visitors center off the parking lot behind the inn at 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport. Weekday group tours may be arranged by calling 423-245-5549.

Library fun

Join the Kingsport Public Library for a Tuesday morning walking group this fall. Participants will meet in the library’s parking lot and get moving with a walk downtown. Strollers, kids and friendly dogs welcome. Walks will be held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. through October, weather permitting. For more information call 423-224-2539.


This September, visit the Bays Mountain Amphitheater for “Campfire Tales,” a free storytelling event sponsored by Knoxville TVA Credit Union. Each Friday night of the month, BMP will welcome tellers from the Jonesborough Storyteller’s Guild. “Campfire Tales” begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, 17 and 24. This program is free with park entry. The first 50 kids will receive swag bags, and Knoxville TVA Credit Union will give out lanterns while supplies last. For more information call 423-229-9447.

Roan Mountain Fall Naturalists Rally will be held Sept. 10-12. For more information or to register visit


LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport will present a brand-new production, “In the Valley,” through Sept. 19. “In the Valley” is a 1920s retelling of the story of Job in the familiar setting of the Appalachian Mountains. “In the Valley” will be presented on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, and free for children 5 and under. Doors open one hour prior to the show. LampLight Theatre is located at 140 Broad St., Kingsport. Call 423-343-1766.


The Kingsport Model Trains Project and Engage Kingsport will present a representation of the Santa Train on the first and third Saturdays of each month at their new location at 1113 Lynn Garden Drive (the former hardware building). The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Represented are all the communities of the Santa Train like Elkhorn City, Dante, St. Paul, Clinchco and Kingsport. For more information visit Kingsportmodeltrainsproject on Facebook or call 423-502-5359.

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