Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, 2 Ton Tattoo will be holding a free sideshow and ballyhoo on Saturday, June 1st, from 6 pm until 8 pm, at their gallery in Kingsport. So step right up and enjoy games, prizes, free popcorn, face painting, airbrush tattoos, a fortune teller and live music by If Birds Could Fly.
When it comes to re-visiting the decade of MTV, no other musical act in America does it better than The Breakfast Club. For over a decade, music fans in the Tri-Cities have validated the band's claim of retro supremacy by flocking to four shows per year. After a sold out show in February, The Breakfast Club will be returning to Capone's in Johnson City on Saturday, May 25th. The show is 18 and up and admission is $10. Early arrival is recommended.
Racks By The Tracks, a Saturday festival packed with great music, ribs and beer tasting, returns to Kingsport this weekend for its sixth year. The event has grown from 450 attendees in its first year to over 9,500 in 2012 and is now hosted at the Farmer's Market in downtown Kingsport. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars in past years for many local non-profit organizations. This year's festival will benefit the Sullivan County Humane Society and Relay For Life among others.
90's country superstar Clint Black is set to play the Paramount Center For The Arts on Friday, May 17th. The intimate theatre atmosphere means limited tickets are available. Reserved seating is $100 for the first five center rows and $52 for the rest of the theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling 423-274-8920 or online through etix. Show starts at 8pm.
The Abingdon Market Pavilion will play host to over a dozen nationally recognized artists in a new summer music series by the Abingdon Music Experience called Thursday Jams. The weekly event kicks off on Thursday, May 16th and runs through September 19th. Each show begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.
Forever Young Nation presents Bobby V Live: A special celebration for Mother's Day, college graduates, and all hard-working women, on Saturday, May 11th at Encore Nightclub in Johnson City. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for limited VIP. You can get yours at www.johnsoncitylive.com. You can also text "LIVE" to 77948 for a chance to win VIP tickets.
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville will hold a special concert, "An Evening With LeAnn Rimes," on Saturday, May 4th. Tickets are available for $65 in the orchestra and mezzanine sections, and $50 for balcony seats. Show time is 7:30 pm.
Poor Richard's Campus is reopening on Friday, May 3rd, under new management dedicated to reviving the food and atmosphere to its highest level. Patrons can stop by Monday through Thursday of this week between 9am and 5pm for a sneak peak and a glass of Maxine's Finest Iced Tea. The restaurant will officially open for lunch on Friday at 11am.
The annual Electric 94.9 Little Black Dress Party moves to The Battery this year with a headlining performance by Pop band Hot Chelle Rae. Andy Grammer, Havana Brown, Shontelle and Jaicko have performed at this annual event in recent years.