10 things to do: Live music, steak cookoff and more

Brandon Paykamian • Jul 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Independence Day Celebration Freedom Hall: Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, attendees will be able to enjoy live music, food, craft booths and more for this year’s Independence Day Celebration. There will also be fireworks and a year’s supply of groceries valued at $10,000 from Food City up for grabs.

Pro-Art and Big Stone Celtic Present Barbara Dickson: Internationally-known Scottish music performer Barbara Dickson will perform Sunday at 7 p.m. at Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap and at 8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of All Faiths in Wise, Virginia. Call 276-376-4520 for information.

Music at Bert Street: Memorial Park Community Center’s outdoor amphitheater will come alive in July with a free, four-concert series featuring a mix of seasoned performers. Beach Nite Band will kick off the series Tuesday at 7 p.m. with an entertaining and humor-filled performance. 

Praise by the Pool at Wetlands: Bring your church group or organization to Wetlands Water Park for Praise by The Pool on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m for an evening of contemporary Christian music, extended pool hours and a discounted ticket at just $3 per person. For more information, call Wetlands at 423-753-1553 or visit www.wetlandsjonesborough.com.

Jonesborough Days: The Jonesborough Days Festival, featuring live music vendors and more, will kick off Thursday night with Avery Deakins as he takes the Main Stage starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition, there will be a fireworks show on Saturday at 10 p.m. The Main Stage will also feature music from The Breakfast Club, the longest running ‘80’s tribute band in the country. For more information, visit www.jonesboroughdays.com

First Friday Downtown Johnson City: East Main Street will be closed the First Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. for live music, food, drinks, vendors and more. For more information visit www.downtownjc.com/first-friday

Masonic Lodge Cookoff: The Johnson City Masonic Lodge is signing up local masters of the backyard barbecue for its second annual benefit Steak Cookoff. Held in the parking area of the Food City superstore on North State of Franklin Road, the Masons expect 50 or more competitors to turn out for this year’s event, starting 10 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact lodge member Mark Whittamore at 423-483-3232. 

Live music at Capone’s: Tennessee Champagne, Morgans Mill and Cornbeef and the Pillbillies will perform at Capone's at 9 p.m. Friday. 1134 will also perform with Blighted and Paradoxum at 9 p.m on Saturday.

Live music at Down Home: Sammy Guns and Jesse Lewis will perform at the Down Home at 8 p.m. on Friday. For more information on tickets and other upcoming events, call 423-929-9822 or visit www.facebook.com/thedownhome.

Concerts at Wild Wing: Rusty Steel and Quarter Bounce will perform at Wild Wing Cafe at 8 p.m. Friday followed by Purple Masquerade, a Prince Tribute, Saturday at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pg/WildWingCafeJohnsonCity or call 423-461-0071.



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