Out and About: this weekend in Johnson City

Hannah Swayze • Mar 14, 2019 at 12:35 PM

1. Jaxon at Gypsy: The Aaron Jaxon Band will play this Saturday at the Gypsy Circus Cider Company in Kingsport. Enjoy some crisp cider and the rock and roll sounds of the Aaron Jaxon Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Hokie Smokie food truck will be serving dinner. 

2. Friday is for Donuts: As part of their three-year anniversary celebration, JRH Brewing Co. has a sweet surprised for customers on Friday. The brewery has teamed up will local bakery, J-Bake, to create a special donut, that includes a special ingredient: JRH’s Anniversary Ale. This special donut will be available Friday only in the JRH taproom from 4-10 p.m. 

3. Listen to some original music: Yee Haw Brewing Co. will host singer/songwriter Clint Roberts from Western North Carolina. Inspired by the music of Doc Watson, Jason Isbell, David Ramirez and The Tallest Man On Earth, Roberts’ unique stylings will be on full display. Music starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and there is no cover. 

4. Jazz night: Get a sneak peek into the jazz scene in Johnson City just before the Jazz Festival next weekend. Every Thursday at 8 p.m. Wellington’s Restaurant hosts a Jazz set and then jam. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat. This week’s performer is Mal Cooper, vocalist and banjo player. The performance will also feature Amanda Luther on bass, Mike Knowles on guitar and Phil Leonard on drums. 

5. Learn to mountain bike: This Saturday is the first installment of Bays Mountain Park’s Beginning Mountain Biking Series meant to teach beginner mountain bikers tips and tricks they need to know. The park is partnering with Achieve Balance Cycling and Reedy Creek Bicycles. The first class topic is equipment, bike language, trail types and etiquette. Sessions will run 3-5 p.m. and are $3 for non-members of the park and free for those who are members. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com in advance. There are 56 spots open for each session. 

6. Celebrate St. “Paw”trick’s Day: Help raise money for the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter at St. “Paw”trick’s Craft Night fundraiser at the Johnson City Country Club on Friday, March 15. For $35, create a “paw print” wreath for your front door. This event is limited to the first 50 people. The Johnson City Animal Shelter is located at 1901 E. Unaka Ave. in Johnson City.

7. Old time rock and roll: Lose yourself in some old time rock and roll at Rush Street Neighborhood Grill in Kingsport at CrossRoad Band provides the tunes. Listen to this country rock sounds from CrossRoad Band starting at 9 p.m on Saturday and continues until midnight. There is no cover. Rush Street Neighborhood Grill is located at 1229 East Stone Dr. in Kingsport. 

8. See a 90s star: Ginuwine will perform Friday night at 9 p.m. at OT Sports and Social. Doors will open for the concert of this actor, singer, songwriter and dancer will open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$50 and can be purchased in advance at www.otsportsandsocial.com.

9. Try a new cider: Gypsy Circus Cider Co. will release their newest cider on Friday evening. Starting at 4 p.m., Gypsy Circus will be serving their new peach cobbler mead in their taproom at 2645 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. 

10. Solve a murder! The Blue Moon Theatre Company will return to their roots with a laugh-out-loud murder mystery performance this weekend during, “Eat Drink and be Murdered.” Performances will take place at the Willow Tree Coffe House and Music Room at 216 East Main St. in downtown Johnson City. The audience will be responsible for solving the murder! There will be prizes awarded for solving the mystery and for the most creative answer. Tickets are left for the Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 plus tax and can be purchased online in advance at bluemoontheatrecompany.com

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