JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town celebrates the 47th annual Jonesborough Days Festival beginning 10 a.m. June 30 through 10 p.m. July 2 throughout downtown.
The 2017 Jonesborough Days Festival features the annual fireworks display, parade at 10 a.m. July 1 through downtown, family-friendly activities and more. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
The Main Stage entertainment kicks off 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 30 on the steps of the downtown Courthouse. The Main Stage welcomes the return of a few familiar faces to the Jonesborough Days activities, The Beach Nite Band that combines a summer feel to popular R&B, soul, disco blues, classic pop and boogie music.
Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express make their debut with bluegrass to the Main Stage from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, July 1. The WannaBeatles perform 8-10 p.m. They are an award-winning group featuring four talented performers who use their multi-instrumental skills to re-create all eras of the Beatles song catalogue.
Appalachian folk songs meet heavy country blues with 49 Winchester as they performs 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 2. Their sound takes the poetic lyrics of singer/guitarist Isaac Gibson & combines acoustic traditional instruments with modern day influences to create an energetic and melodic blend of high energy folk rock. Southern Accents- A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform 8-10 p.m. Southern Accents recreates the music, style & sound of Tom Petty professionally with immaculate precision and wildly contagious enthusiasm.
The festival has been voted as one of the top events in the Southeast and is known for its community patriotism and nostalgic atmosphere.
Various entertainment and activities take place throughout the historic district. Doc’s Front Porch features a variety of storytellers and musicians on the plaza at the International Storytelling Center during the day. The Main Stage has entertainment each evening including The Beach Nite Band, The WannaBeatles, Southern Accents- Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and more.
Shop more than 70 vendors, showcasing local handmade crafters with a variety of wares. And of course, take a bite of great festival foods from barbecue to funnel cakes and more.
The First Tennessee Discovery Park located behind the Storytelling Center returns with even more activities. Guests can find lots of hands-on ways to experience activities only found in Jonesborough including McKinney Center Art and Performance classes, Oak Hill School sessions, Heritage Games from the Heritage Alliance and more. Visit Discovery Park each day and see what all Jonesborough has to discover.
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents ‘South Pacific’ with performances scheduled all weekend. Visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com for show times and tickets.
Parking and shuttles are available at the Jonesborough Middle School for $5 per car.
For a complete event schedule and more information, call 423-753-1010.
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