Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra kicks off Lakeside Concert Series Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series begins the 2019 season on Thursday with Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band, jazz and swing ensemble. The free lakeside concerts will be held 7-9 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 8 at Winged Deer Park’s Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater, 199 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City. There will not be a concert held July 4. For more information, call 423-283-5815.
Johnson City Mountain Games Johnson City Parks and Recreation will supply locals with a sampling of park activities at Mountain Games from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Legion Street Pool. Attendees will enjoy a day of outdoor fun, including kayaking, mountain biking, disc golf and swimming. A mountain bike course will be constructed, outdoor accessories will be on display and a DJ will provide music. All ages are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Lunch is included and will be served at noon.
Founders After 5 with Demon Waffle On Friday at 6 p.m., local ska act Demon Waffle will be performing at Founders Park during the Founders After 5 concert series. The free 2019 concert series featuring various acts began May 10 and will continue Friday evenings until Sept. 27. For more information on this event and others at Founders Park, visit www.facebook.com/FoundersParkJC.
Barefoot in the Park at Founders Kick off your shoes and join others every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Founders Park amphitheater for a free hour of yoga in the park. Those who wish to attend can just show up; no registration is required.
Indighost and the Jake Quillen Band in Bristol Friday Local psychedelic rock band Indighost, who released a new album in April, will be joined by the Jake Quillen Band at Bristol’s O’Mainnin’s Pub, Friday at 10 p.m. The show costs $5. For more information on this show or other events at the pub, visit www.facebook.com/omainninspub.
Springtime Jubilee A group of singers and musicians will take the stage at LampLight Theatre in June for two nights of gospel music performed for the Springtime Jubilee. Soloists, trios and quartets will gather from around the region and will be accompanied by a group of musicians led by Missy McCoy. The event will be held Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at LampLight Theatre in Downtown Kingsport, 140 Broad St. Tickets are a suggested donation of $12 for adults, $7 for students and free for children 5 and under. For more information or reservations, call 423-343-1766 or visit www.LampLightTheatre.com.
Summer Jam Join a celebration of friends, warm weather and live music from RubyScream at the Summer Jam on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 107 Norris Jones Road, Johnson City, Tennessee. For more information on this event and other’s featuring RubySream, visit their Facebook www.facebook.com/rubyscreamrox.
Washington County Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program 2019 “A Universe of Stories” Registration is open for this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program at the Jonesborough and Gray Libraries. All rising 6th-12th graders are welcome to participate in this free program. This year’s set of events will begin with a kickoff party at the Jonesborough Library on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. For more info, email [email protected] or call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800. For other future Washington County Public Library events in Gray, call the Gray Library at 477-1550.
Blue Plum Festival Friday and Saturday will bring this year’s Blue Plum Festival, featuring new activities and attractions, including an all-ages field day experience and a lawn stage for family-friendly entertainment. This year’s festival is headlined by R&B/Gospel/Blues singer Devon Gilfillian and jazz-funk band the New Orleans Suspects. For more information on other music and events at Blue Plum, visit www.blueplum.org.