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DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT

Downtown Kingsport has much to offer, from restaurants and antique shops, theatre, and sweet treats, the downtown area is for everyone to explore. Come on down and see it for yourself!

Welcome to Downtown Kingsport

Downtown Kingsport Association is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Kingsport. Our purpose is to promote Downtown Kingsport as the heart of our community, strengthen its economic viability by encouraging growth and diversity among businesses, and restore its unique historical characteristics and beauty.

Main Street, Tennessee

Downtown Kingsport was recently featured in an article, “Main Street, Tennessee” published by Ideal Living.  The article focuses on Tennessee communities working to keep their historic downtowns alive and vibrant.

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October – December 2014

Oct
28
Tue
Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm

Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. A banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings.
Her many awards include the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Brown Hudson Award for the Preservation of NC Folklore, the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award for the Preservation of Traditional Music, and the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Adams has performed across the nation and the British Isles, including appearances at the National Book and Smithsonian Folklife Festivals.
“Pure mountain magic.” – Life Magazine

Dec
3
Wed
Brain Freeze Christmas Storytelling Concert with Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin @ International Storytelling Center
Dec 3 – Dec 5 all-day

Brain Freeze – The Uncalled for Trio’s 5th Anniversary Christmas Tourfeaturing Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin
Thursday, December 4 • 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 5 • 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 • 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
The Uncalled for Trio, featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin, returns to celebrate their 5th anniversary, offering fresh stories and good cheer to take you through the holiday season.
Tickets are $20. Call (800) 952-8392, ext. 221 or (423) 753-2171 for tickets or more information. Seating is limited, (and usually sells out quickly), so be sure to reserve your seat soon.

Dec
18
Thu
War Comes to Abingdon @ William King Museum of Art
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Just days after the anniversary of Stoneman’s Raid and the burning of Abingdon’s courthouse, Michael Shaffer discusses the Civil War in Abingdon. Shaffer is the former Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University’s Civil War Research Center and author of the book Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War. Will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.