Nightlife Calendar


620 STATE: Bristol, 620 State St. Nov. 26, 8 p.m., Starlite DeVilles; Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Rose Hawley; Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Christian Kohran the Reverends. (423) 534-0139.

ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE: Johnson City, 415 W. Walnut St. Nov. 26, 8 p.m., Mikel Beck and Gov’t Plant; Nov. 27, 8 p.m., The McTell Brothers and Adrian Hardkor. (423) 434-9872.
THE BUSPIT: Kingsport, 240 E. Main St. Nov. 25, 9 p.m., Folk Soul Revival; Nov. 26, 9 p.m., Ron Short and the Possum Playboys. (423) 239-7225.

CAFE TWIST: Bristol, Bristol Mall, Gate City Hwy. Nov. 25, 6 p.m., Ryan Ward; Nov. 26, 8 p.m., Mark Mervis’ Wires and Wood. (276) 644-4211.

CAPONE’S: Johnson City, 227 E. Main St. Nov. 25, 9 p.m., Citizen Kane. or (423) 928-2295.

COUNTRY CLUB BAR AND GRILL: Bristol, 3080 W. State St. Dec. 3, 9 p.m., James Meadows. (423) 844-0400.

DOWN HOME: Johnson City, 300 W. Main St. Nov. 25, 9 p.m., The Boxcars, $20; Nov. 26, 9 p.m., Robinella, $16. or (423) 929-9822.

ELECTRIC COWBOY: Johnson City, 1805 N. Roan St. Dec. 1, 9 p.m., Taylor Barker. (423) 928-0022.

HIDEAWAY: Johnson City, 235 E. Main St. Nov. 25, 10 p.m., Ocoai and Of Sea and Shore. (423) 926-3896.

MACHIAVELLI’S: Bristol, 8 5th St. Nov. 25, 9 p.m., If Birds Could Fly; Nov. 26, 9 p.m., Jonathan Scales. (423) 573-9955.

OLD MILL: Lebanon, 44 Mill Dr. Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Fat Louie, $5. (276) 889-4310.

O’MAINNIN’S: Bristol, 712 State St. Nov. 26, 10 p.m., Disillusioned; Nov. 28, 10 p.m., Open Jam Band. or (423) 844-0049.

ORANGE PEEL: Asheville, 101 Biltmore Ave. Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang, $25-$28.50. (828) 225-5851.

THE SHACK: Kingsport, 4231 Fort Henry Dr. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., H.B. Beverly. (423) 726-2487.

STATE LINE BAR GRILLE: Bristol, 423 State St. Nov. 24, 7 p.m., Crazy Karaoke with Michael. (423) 652-0792.


ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER: Asheville. Nov. 25, 8:30 p.m., String Cheese Incident, $43; Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, $58. (828) 259-5544.

FREEDOM HALL: Johnson City. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Lorrie Morgan and The Wright Kids, $26. (423) 461-4884.

HARRAH’S: Cherokee. Dec. 2, 9 p.m., Dwight Yoakam, $35-$75. (828) 497-7777.

KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM AND COLISEUM: Knoxville. Nov. 26, 7 p.m., Casting Crowns, $22-$41. (865) 215-8999.

NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Greeneville. Nov. 27, 2:30 p.m., Appalachian Express, $8-$15. (423) 638-1679.

ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: Roanoke. Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Mannheim Steamroller, $57-$67; Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Vince Gill and Amy Grant Christmas Concert, $59-$69. (540) 853-5483.

TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA: Charlotte. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $29.75-$60. (704) 688-9000.

VIKING HALL: Bristol. Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss, $23-$103. (423) 764-0188.


PICKIN’ PORCH: Bristol, Va., Bristol Mall. Nov. 24, Closed for Thanksgiving; Dec. 1, Moccasin Gap. (276) 645-0035,

PARAMOUNT THEATRE: Bristol, Tenn., 518 State St., Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m., Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.  Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations, $15 adults/$12 seniors, students, $6 children under 6; Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Christmas show, $25 reserved. Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, $24 adult, $22 senior, student. Paramount Box office, Viking Hall’s Box office or at or 2011-2012 Season tickets on sale. (423) 274-8920.

CROOKED ROAD MUSIC SERIES: Abingdon, Va., Heartwood, Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Smyth County Jam from Chilhowie. Youth groups, Pick Program, Raisin’ Cain, Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band, Mountain Music School String Band, Floyd Music School and Albert Hash Memorial Band featured through Dec. 29. (276) 492-2409 or

VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE: Bristol, Va., Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Christian music, Crabb Family will reunite for a Celebration tour with Mike Bowling. Tickets available at (423) 863-3712. For information about Crabb Family, or; Harrison-Jones Memorial Hall, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Tennessee High School Madrigal Singers in concert. Refreshments will be served following the concert. (276) 466-7179 or

PRO-ART ASSOCIATION: Big Stone Gap, Va., Mountain Empire Community College, Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall, Southern Jazz Band performing concerts on Nov. 27, 3 p.m., free with that day’s church bulletin; Clintwood, Va., Jettie Baker Center, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Ben Hur, Va., C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium of Lee High School, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. $12 adults/$8 seniors/$6 students. (276) 376-4520 or .

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Lebanon, Va., Lebanon High School Little Theatre, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Heart of Appalachian Community Orchestra. Selections for full orchestra, string orchestra, brass ensemble and instrumental solos. (276) 701-5737 or email

CHRISTMAS AT EMORY: Emory, Va., EH College, Memorial Chapel, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Concert presented by Emory Henry music students. (276) 944-6846 or


BARTER THEATRE: Abingdon, Va., Barter Stage II, through Dec. 24, A Christmas Carol; through Dec. 24, Wooden Snowflakes. (276) 628-3991 or

JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATRE: Jonesborough, Tenn., Dec. 1-18, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, (423) 753-1010 or

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DRAMA CLUB: Goodloe Center of Phillips Taylor Hall, Dec. 2-3, 7 p.m. and Dec. 4, 2 p.m. The Troupe will introduce you to Shakespeare in a variety of hilarious ways – via a cooking show, a football game, even a rap song. $5. (423) 523-2400, ext. 221 or

MILLIGAN THEATRE COLLEGE’S DRAMA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: Milligan College Tenn., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. at Johnson City Public Library, Health Heroes to the Rescue; Dec. 15, 11 a.m. Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. (423) 957-9678 or


METROPOLITAN OPERA, NEW YORK: Bristol, Va., Tinseltown, Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. Live performance of Handel’s Rodelinda. $15 to $22; Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Encore broadcast of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, $14 to $20; Dec. 10, 1 p.m. Live performance of Gounod’s Faust, $15 to $22. (276) 669-2091.

BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW: Johnson City, Tenn., Carmike Theatre, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Encore broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. $25. (423) 929-7155.

LA SCALA OPERA, MILAN ITALY: Johnson City, Tenn., Carmike Theatre, Dec. 7, noon. Live performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, $25. (423) 929-7155.


ARTS ARRAY FILM SERIES: Abingdon, Va., Cinemall, Dec. 9, 4 and 7:30 p.m. each day, City of Life and Death. $7.50, free to students and faculties of supporting institutions. (276) 739-2447 or


ALLISON GAP JAMBOREE: Allison Gap, Va., Saltville area, old school building, volunteer bands, every Friday night, 6:30 p.m. Food available. Donations accepted. (276) 496-7590.

BRISTOL VA./TN. COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW PALACE: Bristol, Va., 14364 Lee Hwy., Nov. 24, closed; Nov. 25, 7-10 p.m. Just Friends; Nov. 26, Dixie Express. (276) 791-6415.

BUFFALO RURITAN CLUB: Bluff City, corner of Beaver Creek Road, Nov. 26, Distant Thunder. Horace Cressell. (423) 967-1651.

CARTER FOLD: Hiltons, Va., Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. Lonesome Will Mullins and Surefire. $7 adults/$1 children 6 to 11/under age 6 free; Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Vernon McIntyre Appalachian Grass. $10 adults/$1 children 6-11/under age 6 free. (276) 386-6054,

CHILHOWIE LIONS CLUB: Smyth County, Nov. 25, Flat Ridge Boys, $5; (276) 686-6415.

COUNTRY CABIN II: Norton, Va., Alt. Rt. 58, Nov. 26, 7:30-10:30 p.m., South Mountain Boys. $5, adults/$1 children, 2-11. Jam session each Tuesday, 7 p.m. (276) 679-3541.

CROOKED ROAD GENERAL STORE: Bristol, Va., 6292 Gate City Hwy., supper, 5:30 p.m., music 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, the Dennis Cove Band. Music taped for Mountain Music Showcase television show. Monday night jam, 6:30-9 p.m. Pickers welcome and will also be filmed for Mountain Music Showcase TV show. Free; donations for local charity welcomed. (276) 644-9958.

ELKS CLUB: Elizabethton, Tenn., 1000 N. Sycamore Nov. 25, 7-10 p.m., Thanksgiving Dance with Ramblin’ Rose. (423) 538-8568.

HILL KARAOKE CLUB: Rose Hill, Va. Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday, 6 p.m. $2 or donation.

HISTORIC JONESBOROUGH DANCE SOCIETY: Jonesborough, Tenn., 117 Boone St., Nov. 29 and Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. each evening. Open to families and groups with children ages 4 and up. Adult admission, $5/children ages 4 and up $3. Family packages, $15. Following the family dance, a regular contra dance will begin 7 p.m. David Wiley (423) 534-8879 or

HOLSTON RIVER COON CLUB: Saltville, Va., Lakeview Drive. Salty Dog Jam every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (276) 496-7509.

IRON HORSE BOOT SCOOTIN’ BARN: Damascus, Va., 30460 Blossom Road, Hwy. 58, Nov. 25, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Iron Horse Boot Scootin’ Band; Nov. 26, Earl Humphrey and House Band (No dance lessons); New year’s Eve. Tickets ons ale Dec. 1, $10. Reserved seating. (276) 202-7413 or

LAYS HARDWARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Coeburn, Va., 409 Front St., Nov. 25, Thanksgiving, no show; Dec. 2, Uncut Grass; Dec. 9, Hollow Ground. Doors open 6 p.m. $5 adults/$1 children 6-12. (276) 395-5160 or

MS. GERTA’S: Wytheville, Va., East Lee Highway off Exit 77 on I-81. Tuesdays, bluegrass jam, 6:30 p.m. Donations. (276) 617-1166.

OUTDOORSMEN CLUB: Kingsport, Tenn., 4535 Kingsport Hwy. 11-W, Outdoorsmen Building, Dec. 2. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Distant Thunder, $5. (423) 943-5600 or

RASCALS: Kingsport, 125 Cumberland St., Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m. Friends of the Kingsport Senior Center Dance Committee present a dance with Kids Our Age Band for anyone 50 plus. $5 per person. Bring a finger food to share.

SINGLEVISION: Kingsport, Tenn., Broad Street United Methodist Church room 141, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., program with Katherine Scoggins from The Shepherd Center. Her talk will be Home Sweet Home and she will address several issues: Conversations you and your parents/children should have, simple home modifications which will enable to age in place, community resources to assist caregivers. Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. for $6. Reservations requested by noon, Nov. 25, (423) 224-1502. Program begins 7:15 p.m. No reservations required for program only. Call Jane (423) 246-1727.


Calendar is a free public service published at the discretion of the Bristol Herald Courier. Submission deadline is Monday at noon for the items scheduled during the upcoming week. Clubs are encouraged to submit notices of appearances of musicians at nightspots in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia. Send a schedule with show times, contact numbers and photos of performers to ElecTriCity Calendar, Bristol Herald Courier Calendar, P.O. Box 609, Bristol, VA 24201. Fax: (276) 669-3696. Email: Call: Mary Dutton, (276) 645-2556.



HANDS ON MUSEUM: Johnson City, Tenn., 315 E. Main St., various activities: Pilgrim Hats, Egyptian Art, Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run; Arts and Crafts; Christmas in Candy Land; You Are What You Eat; Thanksgiving Workshop; Nov. 24, closed for Thanksgiving holiday. (423) 434-HAND.

SLEMP GALLERY: Big Stone Gap, Va., Mountain Empire Community College, through Dec. 15, pinhole photography by UVA-Wise students on display. (276) 523-7480.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va., Saltville Hall, permanent exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (276) 496-3633 or

VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE: Bristol, Va., Anne R. Worrell Fine Arts Gallery, through Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Graffiti-type art featuring the work of student artist Jerry Allen, and alumnus Erik Joseph Fry, (276) 669-6101 or or; through Dec. 8, exhibit by Joshua Dudley Greer, Point Pleasant; or

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., Spotlight Gallery, Dec. 1, special evening Open House 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 10, 11 a.m. Art Talk with Ed Chitwood; 1;15 p.m. Virginia Highlands Community College Madrigal Singers Holiday performance. Studio Space available. Museum new hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (276) 628-9091 or

CARTER RAILROAD MUSEUM: Johnson City, Tenn., East Tennessee State University, Railroad Heritage Days, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our 100 Year Heritage – Carter’s Fabulous Clinchfield Lines . (423) 439-6838.

WATAUGA VALLEY ART LEAGUE: Elizabethton, 1651 W. Elk Ave., Sycamore Shoals Historic Area, Annual Christmas Art Show Nov. 27, 1:10 p.m.-4 p.m. meet-the-artist reception. Show will remain in place through Jan. 4. Artwork on display weekdays and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (423) 743-7799, (423) 543-5808 or visit www.watauga-valley-artists-com.

KINGSPORT ART GUILD: Kingsport, Tenn., 1200 E. Center St., The Renaissance Center, 2nd floor, through Nov. 28, members exhibit. (423) 245-5408.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va., 415 Academy Drive, through Feb. 19, 2012, From These Hills: Art from the Southern Appalachian Highlands; through Dec. 30, Sebastian Matthews, of Asheville, N.C.; Hazel Larson Archer: Black Mountain College Photographer exhibit through April 8, 2012; through Dec. 12, Heroes: A collaborative project made by children from Smyth County, Washington County and Bristol Virginia; through Dec. 1, exhibition, Virginia Rocks! A History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth; Cecelia Pippin, keeps a ceramics studio on the first level. Tours at Two, second Sunday, 2 p.m. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (free from 5-9 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $5 adults/$3 seniors/free for students with ID, children and members. (276) 628-5005 or

VIRGIE R. FLEENOR ART GALLERY: Bristol Public Library, Dec. 1-31, local artists artwork. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and Sundays, 2-5 p.m. (276) 821-6148.

ART D’VINE ART SHOW: Bristol, downtown, Dec. 2, 7-9 p.m. King College’s photography department will showcase the artwork of students, Joseph Maye, Lyndsey Keegan, Blake Patrick, Mary Mills, McKay Pruitt and Colton Dickenson. (423) 652-6362 or (423) 652-4709.

JONESBOROUGH REGIONAL FINE ART GALLERY: Jonesborough, Tenn., 144 E. Main St., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. Holiday Open House. Refreshments, meet the artists and view the art work. 423.477.8196.

NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-5 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment. W. Banks, (276) 669-4596.

NETHERLAND INN HOUSE MUSEUM AND BOAT YARD COMPLEX: Kingsport, Tenn., replica of an old-time stagecoach on-site in the barn. 423.335.5552 or

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: Abingdon, Va., Exit 14 of Interstate 81, Lobby: On permanent display, works by Kyle Buckland. 276.619.4300.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va., Exhibit of The Electric Past and the Future Come Together, Edith Bolling Wilson’s Electric Car. 276.223.3484,


WHITE’S MILL: Abingdon, Va., 12291 White’s Mill Road, free tours of the 1790’s grist mill will be given Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Picnic area and nature trail open. Accepting submissions for cookbook. Mail recipe to: White’s Mill Mercantile, 13101 Lindell Road, Meadowview, Va., 24361. 276.628.2960 or

VIKING HALL CIVIC CENTER: Bristol, Tenn., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. The Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series will host Buddy Valasero, author and star of TLC’s hit show, Cake Boss. $20-$100 with ticket proceeds providing funding for progress of the Bristol Public Library. 276.821.6148 or


MILLIGAN COLLEGE: Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. recording artist, award-winning author and Bible teacher, Michael Card will be guest speaker; 7 p.m. performance.


THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the gallery. or 276.628.1486.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va. Seeking new art work for the Looking Glass Museum Store. 276.628.5005 Ext. 113.

DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. 423.246.6550.

RALPH STANLEY MUSEUM: Clintwood, Va. Ralph Stanley Museum Traditional Mountain Music Center accepting work for sales consideration in the museum gift shop. Committee will evaluate submissions, provide response within two weeks based on available space and specific needs of the shop. Aaron Davis or Pam Morris, 276.926.8550.

THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va. Offering space for studios, gallery shop, classroom for artists, craft people in Smyth County, neighboring communities. 276.496.3734.


Calendar is a public service of the Bristol Herald Courier. Submission deadline is Monday at noon for the items scheduled during the upcoming week. Notices may be addressed to Bristol Herald Courier Calendar, P.O. Box 609, Bristol, VA 24203; faxed: 276.669.3696; email:; call Mary Dutton, 276.645.2556.

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