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10 things to do!

Brandon Paykamian • Sep 12, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Umoja Festival: Johnson City’s Umoja cultural festival will take place from Friday at 6 p.m. to Saturday at 11 p.m. The annual multicultural festival will feature a lineup of live bands, food, clothes, jewelry and more for two days full of family fun. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/UMOJAFESTJCTN

Jonesborough Brews and Tunes: Eleanor and the Chesters will perform in downtown Jonesborough Sunday at 5 p.m. as part of the Main Street Brews and Tunes concert series. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/mainstreetbrewsandtunes.

Jonesborough Music at the Square: Jonesborough favorite Sol Driven Train will take the stage to perform at East Main Street’s Music on the Square in Jonesborough, Friday at 7 p.m. For more information on this concert series, visit www.facebook.com/pg/musiconthesquare

Memorial Park to host first-ever Family Fun Night: The entire family is invited to come out from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, to Johnson City’s Memorial Park Community Center and enjoy a free, entertaining evening featuring fun and active games. All ages welcome. No registration required. For more information, call 423-434-5749 or 423-434-6237.

NSDAR Bell Ringing: On Sunday, Sept. 15, the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), are hosting their Sixth Annual Bell Ringing in honor of Constitution Week.  The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill School, located at 214 East Sabin Drive in Jonesborough across from the Jonesborough Public Library.  The program will include history on the 18th and 21st Amendments to the Constitution. For more information, call 423-753-9580, or contact the organization at [email protected]. Additional information can also be found online at www.heritageall.org

Lonestar Live: Country music band Lonestar will take the stage for a one-night-only performance at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for orchestra level seating, $40 for mezzanine seating and $35 for balcony seats. These and other season tickets may be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.

Kingsport Theatre Guild's "110 Stories" takes us through 9/11: Kingsport Theatre Guild will present "110 Stories" by Sarah Tuft at 7 p.m., continuing Sept. 13-14, and at 2 p.m., Sept. 14-15, in downtown Kingsport. All performances are free to first responders. This docu-play, based on interviews, weaves together stories as told by those who were there. Includes graphic stories and strong language. Tickets are $10, and the venue varies by performance date. Visit www.kingsporttheatre.org to purchase advance tickets.

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 this and other Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.

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.

Praise-A-Palooza: This year’s Praise-A-Palooza will take place Sept. 15 in Founders Park Amphitheater in Downtown Johnson City with music and song beginning at 3 p.m. This “afternoon of praise” will be led by the Praise Team from First Presbyterian Church, The Journey Worship Team from Munsey Church, West Main Christian Church and the ETSU Bluegrass Band. These groups will be performing contemporary Christian songs as well as other familiar music. 

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