Music will begin 7:00 pm each Thursday at the Abingdon Market Pavilion, with a beer garden benefitting Abingdon Main Street opening at 6:30 pm. A variety of food truck and local vendors will be on hand offering concessions.  The events are family-friendly, and attendees are encouraged to bring their chairs and or blankets to enjoy the shows. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Click here for a complete lineup.

SCALE, Inc. provides education and analysis, workshops and technical assistance and public speaking to help build healthy food systems and sustainable economies around the nation. Learn more about some of SCALE's recent projects.

Learn more about Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Monday, June 29, 2015

More than 100 million Americans have a hard time sleeping. It’s estimated that 18 million of them have sleep apnea, however, only 3 million have been diagnosed. The danger in not seeking diagnosis and treatment can be seen in the number of annual deaths: approximately 38,000 people die annually from complications caused by sleep apnea. The Sleep Disorders Clinic at Clinch Valley Medical Center can help. Click here to learn more.

Abingdon hosts the sixth annual Red, White and Beach Party. The event is Friday, July 3rd from 6pm-9pm at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Click here for a complete line up.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Cornerstone Christian Academy is hosting a raffle. If you win the raffle, you get a 2000 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. CCA is selling nearly 400 raffle tickets at $100 each. The drawing will be held Friday, July 3rd at Discovery Church on 242 Bethel Drive in Bristol, TN during family day to wrap up WinShape Camp. Get tickets by clicking here. Last year, the raffle generated more than $27,000. Proceeds go to support CCA's scholarshp fund for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 17th HIstoric Abingdon, Va Garden Club Home & Garden Tour is Saturday, june 27th from 10am until 5pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 and are available at Greer Jewelers & Necessities on Main Street in Abingdon or on the day of the tour from 9 until 1pm at the Abingdon Visitors Center on Cummings Street.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is hosting a 21st century steam excursion. It's June 26th-June 28th. Learn more here.

Sylvia Nickels has a new book, "Requiem for a Party Girl." Nickels will host a book signing at the Virginia Highlands Festival July 31st-August 9th in Abingdon, Va. Click here to learn more about the book.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Border Bash continues tonight. Margo Price and the Price Tags peform at 7pm and Cale Tyson at 8:30pm. These are free concerts along State Street in Bristol VA/TN. Border Bash will occur in the 400 and 500 blocks. Click here for more information.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum is also hosting a concert this weekend. Click here for details.

Our Healthy Living segment focused on National Dairy Month. Dairy is essential in our diets. You can learn more by visiting the National Dairy Council.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Bristol Vocal School is open for business.

  • Summer Sessions - June 29, 2015 - Aug 03, 2015 4pm - 6pm
    Ages - middle & high school students
    Location - ACMA Pickin Porch 620 State Street (2nd level)
    All round vocal and performance instruction

  • Harmony Sessions - Aug 24, 2015 - Sept 28, 2015 TBD
    Ages - 12 & up
    All round vocal & performance instruction, with primary focus on harmony & group singing
    Classes teach basic to advanced harmony by ear, covering many styles including: bluegrass, gospel, country, Celtic, barbershop, doo-wop & more

    *Classes limited to first 25 registered students

Click here to register.

The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion, Va. is committed to providing educational programs that assist in preserving and promoting southwest virginia's music, art, and crafts heritage. To sign up for classes click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our pet of the week came to us from the Bridge Home No-Kill Shelter. The shelter is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to homeless animals and owner released pets whose owners can no longer keep them due to difficult circumstances. Learn more about the Bridge Home No-Kill Shelter. You can also email them for more information at

On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians. The Wayne Henderson Festival is this Saturday. Click here for times and the schedule of events.