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10 Out & About Things to Do

Sheri Walker • Jan 5, 2018 at 2:44 PM

1. Two’s company, three’s cool!: The Country Cool Comedy Tour, with Leanne Morgan,Trish Suhr and Karen Mills, is coming to Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville. The show on Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$15. (638-1679, www.npacgreeneville.com)

 

2. Happy anniversary, baby!: The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St. will begin a celebration of its 4th anniversary on Friday at 8 p.m. with music from The Green Fingers, Jake Quillin Band and 49 Winchester, $7; Sunday, Michael Cody: A Literary Music Event, readings and singing, 2 p.m. (423-439-4276, thewillowtreejc.com)

 

3. Get your contra on: The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will host a contra dance Saturday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., Jonesborough. No experience necessary; beginners’ class at 7. $7 adults, $5 students and children; smoke-, alcohol-, fragrance-free (534-8879, www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org)

 

4. Ethan Bortnick at Paramount: Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 15-year-old Ethan Bortnick will play the Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol on Friday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $35. (274-8920, www.paramountbristol.org)

 

5. & 6. Movin’ on from Christmas: The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, Va. will host the Breaking Up Christmas Concert on Saturday with The New Smokey Valley Boys, The Cabin Creek Boys and Mountain Park Old Time Band, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15; On Thursday, Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Flatt Lonesome and Uncle Shuffelo & His Saint Hollow Hootenanny. Tickets are $30. (423-573-1927, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org)

 

7. Jammin’ at the Barter: January Jams begin on the Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main St., Abingdon, Va., with Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass on Friday and American country musician Lillie Mae on Saturday. Shows start at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:15. $18 per night, or $30 for the weekend. (www.bartertheatre.com, 276-628-3991)

 

8. Old Christmas at Fort Watauga: Old Christmas will be held this weekend at Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, with 18th century English, German, Scottish and Irish “jollifications.” Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (543-5808, www.sycamoreshoals.org)

 

9. Twofer at the Capitol: The Appalachian Homegrown Series featuring husband and wife duo, The Paper Crowns, will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 104 S. Main St., downtown Greeneville on Friday from 8-11 p.m., $10; Saturday, Bluegrass Revival Concert Series with the Snyder Family Band, 7-10 p.m., $15 (www.capitolgreeneville.org, 423-638-1300)

 

10. Just breathe. … : Come out and help celebrate the release of Dullside’s debut EP “Out of Breath” on Saturday at Capone’s, 227 E. Main St., beginning around 9 p.m. The newly-formed punk trio will share the time with Earth Suits and Us If. The show is for ages 18 and up, $5 for those over age 21, $7 for under. (928-2295, www.caponesjohnsoncity.com)

 

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The Entertainment section of the Johnson City Press has moved to the Thursday editions. Please have your information in by 2 p.m. on Wednesdays to meet the new deadlines. Submissions may be emailed to Sheri Walker at tempo@johnsoncitypress.com or faxed to 423-929-7484. Submissions will not be accepted by phone.

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