Local Events

If your non-profit group is having an event that is open to the public, send the information to us and we’ll get it posted on this web page free of charge. The information also goes to our on-air announcers for possible use on our stations. 
Send your PSA (Public Service Announcement) information (event name, date(s) of event, location, times, contact number) to areaeventslist@gmail.com


Sewer Extensions in Tri-Cities Crossing Area

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the Tri-Cities crossing area over the next several months. The focused area of this work will be on Snapps Ferry Road and Cox Hollow Road. The construction zones will be marked by signs and directed by flaggers – when required.  Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. For more information, please visit www.kingsporttn.gov.

January 6, 2020 – until

Sidewalk & Stormwater Work

The City of Kingsport will start a project involving sidewalk and stormwater work at the intersections of Commerce Street & New Street as well as Commerce Street & Market Street.  The construction zones and detours (when and where applicable) will be marked by signs. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Kingsport Engineering Division at 229-9475.

For more information, please visit www.kingsporttn.gov.

January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 2020 marks Johnson City Public Library’s 125th anniversary, and the year’s kick-off event will showcase milestones in the Library’s history. Attendees will travel through the Library’s past, present, and future as they move throughout the Library on a self-guided tour. The evening will include refreshments and door prizes. All ages are welcome.

Contact: Julia Turpin – julia.turpin@jcpl.org or (423) 434-4457  http://jcpl.org

January 18, 2020

Natural Tunnel State Park is offering a Winter Woods Walk, January 18th at 1 pm. Join a park interpreter on a leisurely walk in the woods. Throughout the walk, discover the animal and plant life still active during the cold winter months. The hike will be no more than a mile in distance on moderate terrain. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free

January 21st

Wild about Wildlife Home School Program


Natural Tunnel State Park has a variety of wildlife that can be seen and heard. During this four month long program, the importance of these animals will be covered. We will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

January 21: Bears
February 4 and 21: Frogs & Toads
March 10 and 24: Bats
April 7 and 21: Snakes

Cost: $3 per person per program or $20 per person for the entire 2020 homeschool series.

Elementary-aged children are encouraged to come twice a month to discover the unique animals in our state park. To register, or for additional information contact Cheyenne Mullins at Cheyenne.Mullins@dcr.virginia.gov or 276-940-1643. Meet at the Cove Ridge Center.

January 25, 2020

One Acre Cafe will be offering a Southern breakfast fundraiser on Saturday January 25 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Suggested donation $7 per plate. All donation will help fund One Acre programs such as the Kids Eat Free program and others. One Acre Cafe is located at 603 Walnut Street in Johnson City.

Rocky Mount State Historic Site is relaunching the “Music On The Mount” Concert Series with a live performance by the Sons Of Liberty on Saturday, January 25th at 1 pm in the Rocky Mount Visitor’s Center auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Members of the Historical Association and kids under 5 are admitted free.

January 27, 2020

The University of Tennessee will be offering a Master Beef Producer course beginning January 27 in Jonesborough for anyone in northeast Tennessee and the surrounding area. This course will be held on three consecutive Monday nights at 6:30 pm at the Washington County Farm Bureau Building at 1103 Boones Creek Road in Jonesborough, and an all-day session at the Appalachian Fairgrounds with lunch provided. Cost is $75. Anyone is eligible to participate, even if you don’t own cattle. Contact Anthony Shelton at 423-753-1680 for more information or download the registration form at washington.tennessee.edu.




January 29, 2020

Mellow Melodies

Washington County Jonesborough Library

Wednesday, January 29th @ 6:00pm

 Are you a music lover? Do you want to share your favorite bands and artists with other people?

We at the Jonesborough Library are happy to start a new monthly program for our music enthusiasts!

Mellow Melodies is for those of you who are always searching for new music, no matter the genre.

We welcome country lovers, rap fans, hip-hop enthusiasts, rockers, metalheads, popheads and everything in between (or not!)

Come join us for music discussions, themed games, jam sessions, karaoke, and more on

Wednesday, January 29th @ 6:00pm! This program is free for everyone 18+!

If you have any questions, please call the Jonesborough Library at (423) 753-1800.

                                                February 7, 2020

Party on the Moon to headline the stage at Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner! “Nation’s Number One Party Band” returns for ninth appearance at “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year!”

“The Number One Party Band in the Nation” will headline the stage for another great night of entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber 73rd Annual Dinner. “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, February 7, 2020, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.For more information, contact Bob Feagins at the Chamber at 423-392-8815 or bfeagins@kingsportchamber.org.

February 1, 2020

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps, a component of the Washington County Militia, performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. If you would like to join the Corps, musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn how to interpret history through music. Please contact the park for further information.

Workshop: Quill Pens, Writing, & Letter Posting in the Early 19th Century

Hosted by the Sabine Hill Social Society

Instructor: Chad Bogart

Saturday, February 1            Morning Session 10:00 am, Afternoon Session 1:00 pm

Cost: $10.00                                                                                  Max: 10 per session

Handwritten letters are almost a thing of the past. Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart and learn more about this nearly forgotten art form. See how to fashion feathers into writing instruments, learn about the different types of ink and paper used in early America, and discover how posting a letter in the early 19th century was much different than today.

Register and pre-pay by calling the park at 423-543-5808.

*** Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult as we will be using sharp tools. The accompanying adult is not required to pay the class fee. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age ***

March 28, 2020

The Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show to benefit Rolling Thunder and Supplies for Soldiers is 9-3 on March 28th at the Farm and Home Building at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 with children 12 and under admitted free. All proceeds will benefit both charities. There will be over 150 tables of various types of merchandise for sale including: comics, trading cards, record albums, vintage toys, action figures, Legos, miniatures, Hot Wheels and much more.