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Brandon Paykamian • Sep 26, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Jonesborough Brews and Tunes: Beth Snapp 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: Aaron Wood 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

The First Thursday Sip & Stroll: The First Thursday Sip and Stroll, featuring extended shopping hours, special discounts, live music and refreshments, will be held Oct. 3 in downtown Kingsport. For more information on this event and others in downtown Kingsport, visit www.downtownkingsport.org/upcoming-events

Boones Creek Opry Music: Boones Creek Opry, located at 525 W Oakland Ave #1, will feature the Caldwell Sisters, Sunday at 6 p.m., followed by open mic at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. For more information on this and other future events at Boones Creek Opry, call 423-461-0151.

Carter Railroad Museum to showcase Appalachian coal history: The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University will feature the history of coal and timber train transportation in the Appalachian region on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Equipment especially related to the rail lines above will part of the day’s events, while info related to region history will be offered at the museum’s sales table. For more info, visit www.etsu.edu

ETSU Music Gala:  East Tennessee State University’s Department of Music will host its fourth annual Faculty Gala reception and concert on Friday in the ballroom of the ETSU Millennium Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a light buffet of hors d’oeuvres. The event will continue with instrumental and vocal performances by department faculty. Admission is $100, with proceeds to benefit the students in the Department of Music. For tickets or more information, call the Department of Music at 423-439-4276 or email [email protected]

90s Block Party: Abingdon’s popular block party event is back, this time with a celebration of all things 90s. “Dude! It’s a 90s Block Party” takes place Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Abingdon. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information visit AbingdonMusicExperience.com. 

The Crooked Road On Tour Featured at the State Fair of Virginia: The Crooked Road On Tour will be featured in performances at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, Virginia on Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 6. The 31 Crooked Road performances throughout the 10-day Fair include a Main Stage concert by Blue Highway and Wolfe Bros. String Band on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., and three performances daily at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. on the Heritage Village stage. For more info on the lineup, visit www.thecrookedroad.org

Hands-On Events: Test out robotic coding blocks Tuesdays through Thursdays at the Hands-On! Discovery Center. Also, from Tuesday, Oct. 1st to Sunday, Nov. 3, experience Frida Khalo inspired collages, Pablo Picasso inspired cubism drawings and crayon watercolor leaf paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. For more info on these and other events at Hands On, visit visithandson.org.

Burnsville NC Fall Festival Celebrates Old-Timey Traditions: Step back in time and enjoy the traditions of yesteryear at the Old Timey Fall Festival on Burnsville’s Town Square, Saturday, Sept. 28. A parade, heritage crafters, live entertainment and plenty of festival food make for a full day of fall fun. The festival is about showcasing Appalachian traditions in hopes that younger generations will see the value in preserving them. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, quilting, weaving, molasses making, wood turning, basket making, corn shelling and more.

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