Sept. 22, 1955: Elvis Presley performed at neighboring Kingsport’s Civic Auditorium. Also on the bill were Grand Ole Opry star Cowboy Copas, the Louvin Brothers and the Alabama Dusters.
Sept. 22, 1971: The Chamber of Commerce coordinated a trip to Nashville to talk with Gov. Winfield Dunn about the need for a medical school in Johnson City.
Sept. 22, 1979: Moe Bandy performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Sept. 22, 2006: Todd “Professor Smart” Victor performed his “Fun with Physics” show at Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City. A graduate of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Victor was in town to teach the principles of physics in hopes of inspiring children to see the fun in scientific exploration.
Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press