Arts & Culture

Musical prodigy Emi Sunshine heading International Cowpea Festival

Musical prodigy Emi Sunshine heading International Cowpea Festival

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, State News September 4, 2015 at 1:34 am 0 comments

CHARLESTON, Tenn. (press release)—Musical prodigy Emi Sunshine will headline the fourth annual International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off presented by Bush Brothers & Company of Dandridge Sept. 12 in the Charleston Park. Whether she is performing on the Today show, the Grand Ole Opry or Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Emi Sunshine,Read More

Over 1,500 attended Knoxville Tattoo Convention

Over 1,500 attended Knoxville Tattoo Convention

Arts & Culture, Local News, State News September 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Correction: The original version of this article mentioned there were over 15,000 attendees at the 2015 Knoxville Tattoo Convention. The actual figure was 1,500. Both the editors and journalist regret the mistake. By Robin McMahon The third annual Knoxville Tattoo Convention was held Aug. 28–30 at the Holiday Inn conventionRead More

Music is everywhere in Tennessee

Music is everywhere in Tennessee

By Amanda Stravinsky Sept. 3 Maryville—The Knoxville Opera Company will present a 2015–2016 season preview including pieces from Boito’s Mefistofele, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Puccini’s Tosca 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library. Nashville—The Shelby Bottom String Band will play for audiences 6–8 p.m. at the Frist CenterRead More

Dandridge’s Bush Beans sponsors festival and cook-off

Dandridge’s Bush Beans sponsors festival and cook-off

Arts & Culture, State News August 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

CHARLESTON (press release)—The International Cowpea Festival & Cook-off is a celebration of the local agricultural past and will take place Sept. 12 at the public park in Charleston, Tenn. In the early 1900s, Charleston, Tenn. was once known as the Cowpea Capital of the United States. Today, the town celebratesRead More

Inaugural Native American music and cultural festival

Inaugural Native American music and cultural festival

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News August 25, 2015 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

TOWNSEND (press release) —The inaugural Mountain Magic: Native American Music and Cultural Festival will take place Aug. 28–29 at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Enjoy the sounds of Native American flute music, demonstrations, and art. Nationally-acclaimed, award-winning Native American musicians will perform both days. Concerts Friday and Saturday in theRead More

Kid’s day back to school bash at Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Kid’s day back to school bash at Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Arts & Culture, Local News August 19, 2015 at 1:36 am 0 comments

By Alex Shelton The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will hold its Back to School Kids Day Bash on Saturday August 22 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Covered Bridge in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.   Scheduled for the day are several activities: Little Pete’s Railroad will provide trainRead More

Four ways to experience a perfect Tennessee autumn

Four ways to experience a perfect Tennessee autumn

Ole Smoky Pumpkin Pie Moonshine recommended By Amanda Stravinsky Fall music festivals, fashion, and pumpkin-flavored treats enrich the Made in Tennessee experience during the autumn months. Calendar, food and clothing ideas for Tennessee travelers are highlighted below with more seasonally fun activities at TNVacation.com/Season.   Fall colors and Tennessee drivesRead More

Nine-year-old Sevierville girl brings home two first place karate wins

Nine-year-old Sevierville girl brings home two first place karate wins

Arts & Culture, Local News August 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

GATLINBURG (press release)—Presli Stinnett placed first in fighting and first in forms at the IIKA Hall of Fame Karate Tournament held in Gatlinburg on Saturday. She is a student at Caton’s Chapel Elementary School and had only been taking karate lessons for about six months. Presli is one of manyRead More

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Arts & Culture, History, Local News August 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Veterans’ Homecoming Parade and the Civil War Relics show, two annual events intended to honor our nation’s veterans and appeal to military historians and collectors of military memorabilia, will be held August 29 in Pigeon Forge. The parade was originally designated the Welcome Home Vietnam VeteransRead More

Sevierville Farmer’s Market growing

Sevierville Farmer’s Market growing

Arts & Culture, Local News July 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

SEVIERVILLE (press release)—The Sevierville Farmer’s Market recently offered patriotic additions to the July 3 Farmer’s Market. Special events included Revolutionary War reenactors who provided demonstrations and displays, a greased watermelon relay for children ages 5–12 and a hot dog eating challenge between Sevierville police and fire departments. The weekly eventRead More