JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The Yarn Exchange Radio Show, which saw sold-out houses through much of the 2017 season, begins again Jan. 22 at the International Storytelling Center. This live performance is done in the style of an old-time radio show featuring local stories and regional music acts that weave a tapestry of what it is to be from the Appalachian region of the U.S.
Each month, the group explores a new topic and performs skits and stories, both heartwarming and hilarious. The musical guests on each show are among the best talent in the region, coming from Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The program, which is supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission and Mountain States Health Alliance, strives to keep ticket prices low so anyone who wishes to see the performance can have the opportunity. But they have to be quick enough to get tickets for the show, which regularly sells out. A way to guarantee a seat at each production is to become a season pass member for $55 a year. The cost covers 10 performances, an invitation to the opening season Gala, and a specially-priced ticket for the annual Soupbowl Fundraiser in November.
Season passes may be ordered by calling the Historic Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.Tickets may also be purchased online at www.jonesborough.com/tickets.
This month’s show is about “Hometown Heroes and Courageous Acts” and will feature Freddie Vanderford, who is in the South Carolina Folk Hall of Fame, along with Brandon Turner, “The Legacy Duo,” returns to the show again to kick off the new season.
To help celebrate the seventh season, Mountain States Health Alliance is sponsoring the season-opening Gala immediately after the performance on Jan. 22.
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