“2020 is going to be a big year for us, we’re gearing up for some exciting things so we needed some space in, like, every area of life,” said lead singer Kimberly Perry. “And it ended up being a way bigger thing than we were expecting it to, which is exciting.”
While Perry doesn’t know exactly how much will be up for sale, she estimates 4,000 or more items will in the “yard sale” at 130 W. Depot St. in Greeneville. Perry says it’s the first time the band has done a hometown event since their second album, “Pioneer,” was released in 2013.
“We’ve been looking for a way to get back into the community in a public way and see everybody,” Perry said. “(The community) has been so supportive — all of upper East Tennessee has — of The Band Perry, for a moment we were like ‘let’s do a Cyber Monday’ sale,’ but it felt important for us to do it in our hometown, in our home region, first.”
Among the items up for sale will be “new and vintage” merchandise, personal clothing, including clothes worn during performances and in album cover photos, memorabilia and guitars, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Niswonger Foundation.
“We like that (the Niswonger Foundation) facilitates education but also that it facilitates community giveback,” Perry said. “It was kind of the cherry on top for the whole thing, we were excited to partner with them on this.”
And though she wouldn’t discuss the band’s 2020 plans too much, Perry said fans should expect some “very exciting things” going into the new year.
“I’ll just say we’ve been spending a lot of time in Nashville (Tennessee) and we purposely came back to East Tennessee to make this new music and that will reflect in the (music),” Perry said.
The band’s sale will be Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found on the band’s Facebook page, @TheBandPerry.
“East Tennessee has been so so special,” Perry said. “It’s been an incredibly important place for us to create — and, it’s home,” Perry added.