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10 things to do: live music and more

Brandon Paykamian • Aug 22, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Brews and Tunes and Music at the Square Sam Collie will perform in downtown Jonesborough Sunday at 5 p.m. as part of the Main Street Brews and Tunes concert series. Samantha Gray will also perform at East Main Street’s Music on the Square in Jonesborough, Friday at 7 p.m. In addition to the scheduled Friday concert at Music on the Square, Main Street will feature the Polyphony Marimba’s Zimbabwean style music during a special event Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. 

"Trail of the Lonesome Pine" returns to Big Stone Gap Performances of the 56th season of "Trail of the Lonesome Pine," the official outdoor drama of Virginia, will be held at 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, through Aug. 24, at the June Tolliver Playhouse in Big Stone Gap. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Thursday performances; and $10-$15, weekends. Children under 6 are admitted free. To purchase tickets or make group reservations, visit the website at www.trailofthelonesomepine.com.

Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room Open Mic In addition to a lineup of live music throughout the week, Johnson City’s Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m., allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on other Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse

Zine Fest 5 Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room will host Zine Fest on Saturday at 6 p.m. following a kids’ zine-making workshop at 3 p.m. The annual event allows local magazine artists and writers to show off their creativity through publications touching on politics, culture, photography, the arts and various other instructional magazines. 

Gypsy Circus Live Music Gypsy Circus Cider Company, located at 2645 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, will hold its open bluegrass jam, every Wednesday until November at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, Gypsy Circus will also host Dirt Road Rising at 7 p.m. On Saturday, The Dime Store Cowboys will perform at 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.gypsycircuscider.com

Live Music in Bristol Bristol’s Blackbird Bakery will host the Diamonds, Thursday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. and The Keep, Friday at 8 p.m. Quaker Steak and Lube will host Jigsaw Jane, Thursday at 7 p.m.; Mr. Nobody and the Extras, Friday at 8 p.m.; and Railway Express, Saturday at 8 p.m. 423 Social will host Thunderstruck on Friday at 9 p.m. and Syren, Saturday at 9 p.m. 

Yoga in Johnson City Join others with the Downtown Yoga Center 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. Locals can also head to the Yee-Haw Brewing Company every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for Yee-Haw Yoga.

Meet the Mountains Festival The Meet the Mountains Festival will return to downtown Johnson City’s Founders Park on Friday and Saturday. In addition to live music, the outdoors-focused festival will feature zip-lining, “earth, other water and air zones” activities and off-site events designed to get people to “meet the mountains.” For more information, visit www.mtmfest.com

Appalachian Fair continues The Gray Fairgrounds will continue its Appalachian Fair until Saturday at 8 p.m., inviting locals to experience a variety of rides, talent contest events, vendors and even a demolition derby on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For more information on tickets and a full schedule of the fair’s events, visit www.appalachianfair.com

Music at Wild Wing Cafe Johnson City’s Wild Wing Cafe will host Jae Marie Project, Friday at 10 p.m. On Saturday, Wild Wing will hold its ‘80s Dance Party with Spank at 10 p.m. For more information on these events and others at Wild Wing, call 423-461-0071. 

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