Thursday, July 3, 2014

The town of Marion, Va will host a July 4th celebration. The 5K Freedom Run is at the Holston Hills Community Club on Friday, July 4th. Registration starts at 7am. Early bird registration is $20, and fee is $25 day of event, with proceeds benefitting Marion VFW Post 4667. For race registration or information, contact Olivia Hall, Executive Director of Marion Downtown at (276) 783-4190.

Without fireworks this year, the town will have a Blues Festiva. Admission is free. !” Bands kick off with Glen Body & The Blues Cruisers at 5, and include The Bloodkin Jam Band AND an “All-Star Blues Jam” at 10pm to wrap up the concert. Learn more about the Marion events here.

Zach Ross and his band, "A Great Disaster" perform  Saturday, July 5th from 8pm-10pm at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. Learn more about this band by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Would you like to own a porsche? Now's your chance. Cornerstone Christian Academy is raffling off a porsche this Friday, July 4th at 8pm.

The drawing will coincide with the festivities that take place during the annual Independence Day celebration at the Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center in Abingdon, Virginia. CCA officials will be on site beginning at 4 p.m. to sell remaining tickets for the drawing. Individuals may also purchase tickets by visiting . Tickets are $100 each.

The Knoxville Zoo is proud to announce its new Wee Play Adventure. The area will open July 19th. Iti s designed for pre-school and elementary-aged children. Wee Play Adventure will encourage an exciting search for lizards of all types and includes the chance for a close-up encounter with Khaleesi and Drogo, the zoo’s two Komodo dragons. Visit the Knoxville Zoo for hours and prices.

In honor of Independence Day, there's a patriotic tribute at the Lamplight Theatre.

Performances of the Patriotic Tribute 2014 will be July 5th at 7:00 pm, July 6th at 3:00 pm, July 11th – 18th  at 7:00 pm, and an additional matinee on July 12th at 2:00 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children 5 and under are admitted Free. Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th are Kingsport’s Fun Fest events, and tickets for these evenings can be purchased at the Fun Fest Store. Tickets for these two Fun Fest events are $7 for all to attend. Doors will open one hour prior to all performances. For more information call 423-343-1766 or click here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The "For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue" needs your help. To adopt a furry friend, visit their website.

The Happy Tails Animal Rescue is hosting the Golf Fore Paws Tournament. The event is Saturday, July 19th. The deadline to register is July 13th. Learn more at HTAR.

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Flag Retirement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. They will be taking place in the parking lot of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street in Johnson City, TN.  To learn more about how to handle flags click here.

Charles Shanks, Jr. just released his new book, "Unseen Hands." It follows his first book, "The Light." To learn more about these books, click here.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Forbes Family Laser Display will run from June 30th through July 5th. It begins at 8pm each night at Big Johns Building Supply at 238 East Elk Avenue in Elizabethton. The event is free, but donations are accpeted.

Redhead Express performs tonight at Woodmen of the World located at 1997 Long Crescent Drive in Bristol, Va.  The concert begins at 7pm.

Tea is a popular drink around the world. This is National Iced Tea Month. Learn the benefits of tea, by clicking here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Lees-McRae Summer Theatre 2014 has been delighting audiences for 30 years. The new summer season is underway.  Kiss Me, Kate is the first show. For a complete list of times and events, click here.

July 4th is around the corner, next Friday to be exact, so it's time to start thinking about all of the events that are happening to celebrate Independence Day in Bristol

Thursday, July 3 - Free Music and Movies in the Park
Cumberland Square Park, Historic Downtown Bristol
Concert by the band - “Shooter” at 6:30 pm - Sponsored by Bristol Virginia Parks & Recreation Department
Movie - “Man of Steel” at 9:00 pm - Sponsored by BVU
*Dress the kids up as Superman for a “Super March” pre-movie parade*

FRIDAY, July 4 - Star-Spangled 4th of july
3:00 pm Parade Line-up on Morrison Blvd
5:00 pm Bristol’s Independence Day Parade - State Street
6:00 pm Events in Cumberland Square Park
Special Recognition of all Veterans Presented by Danny Hill
“Cool Down to a Summer Evening” Kids bring your swimwear and join us! Sponsored by BVFD & BVU
Bristol’s July 4th Photo Contest Winners Sponsored by Twin-City Photo Club
Celebrate Bristol Miss & Mr. Photogenic Contestant Winners Sponsored by Kroger
Family Fun Events in the Park Including:
Inflatables, Petting Zoo, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available
Free Watermelon - Sponsored by Kroger
6:00 pm Star-Spangled Car Show TriSummit Bank Parking Lot & Adjacent Lots - Sponsored by Antique Automobile Club of America
6:15 pm Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race, Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin
7:00 pm Adam Faucett (
8:45 pm Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project (
10:00 pm Fireworks in Historic Downtown Bristol near Cumberland Square Park!