Johnson City Press: 10 Out & About Things to Do

10 Out & About Things to Do

Sheri Walker • Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 1:20 PM

1. Third “tyme” charm?: Bluegrass band Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out will play Saturday at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. The music begins at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children age 10 and under. For information, call 276-386-6054 or visit

2. Shadow or not: Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a Ground Hog “Day-After” Contra Dance on Saturday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., Jonesborough, including Hawaiian shirt and hula hoop contests. Asheville band Funk N Sway will provide the music. Beginner’s class at 7. $7 regular, $5 members, $5 full-time students. (534-8879,

3. Harmonious diversity: ETSU Department of Music will present the free concert, “Continental Euphony,” on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall auditorium, Music Building, 216 Sherrod Drive, ETSU main campus, Johnson City. Dr. Stephanie Frye on tuba and euphonium; Dr. Esther Park, piano; Dr. Chris Underwood and Brandon Woods, trumpet; Sean Donovan, horn; Dr. Arthur Haecker, trombone; Opal Clark, vocals; and Logan Ball, snare drum. (423-439-4276, [email protected])

4. Orchestrated Valentines: Gourmet and Company, 214 E. Mountacastle Drive, Johnson City will host a fundraising event on Wednesday for Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. From 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 20 percent of all proceeds from the restaurant, bar and retail store will be donated to JCSO. Members of the orchestra will play throughout the day. “Bring Your Love” for a Valentine lunch or dinner, call to make meal reservations. (423-929-9007)

5. With the greatest of ease: Milligan College will host an evening of aerial dance on Friday with the Mountain Movers Dance Company, at Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, 400 Blowers Blvd., Milligan College campus, Milligan. A modern dance ensemble and resident company at ETSU, Mountain Movers uses floor, fabric trapeze and aerial hoop to suspend, spin, drop and fly. Show at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7, free. (

6. From disappointment, hope: The photography exhibit “Finite Disappointment/Infinite Hope,” by Gediyon Kifle, ETSU alumni based in Washington, D.C., opened in January at the Carroll Reece Museum, 363 Stout Drive, ETSU campus, Johnson City. The exhibit is a tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Kifle is the official photographer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Exhibit through March 23. (439-4392,

7. Not just fiddlin’ around: Asheville-based fiddler/singer Andrew Finn Magill will play Thursday at the Down Home, 300 W. Main St., Johnson City, with Will MacMorran from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $14 general admission, $10 for students. Music selections will be Irish, American and a few Brazilian pieces. (, 929-9822)

8. One heart, four (or more) minds: Heartwood — Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway, One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, Va., will host four members of the Virginia Highlands Songwriters Association in a performance of original music from 1-3 p.m. On Thursdays, Heartwood hosts its Youth Music Series from 6:30-8 p.m. Both events are free. For information, visit or call 276-492-2400.

9. Homegrown bluegrass revival?: The Appalachian Homegrown Series continues with Malcolm Holcombe Friday at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 104 S. Main St., in downtown Greeneville. Doors open at 7, tickets $10. On Saturday, the Bluegrass Revival series features Oak Grove String Band at 8 p.m. Lonesome Pine takes the stage at 7, doors open at 6. Tickets, $10. (, 423-638-1300)

10. Libations and Oblations: Bloom Cafe and Listening Room, 606 State St., Bristol will host The Oblations with The Bosses on Friday at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday, Black Garlic will play with Rhythm & the Roosevelts beginning at 8:30 p.m. (423-573-1602,

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