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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Top of the Town Progressive Dinner

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Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival

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Farm to Table Dinner 2015

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Stand-Up Comedy with Jim Florentine in #Kingsport September 19, 2015 7 PM Tickets on sale now! @ Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

Stand-Up Comedy with Jim Florentine in #Kingsport September 19, 2015 7 PM

Tickets on sale now!

jimfJim Florentine, host of “That Metal Show” on VH-1 is a brilliant comedian. This will be his first trip to Kingsport. Asylum Suite will perform, and there will be a craft beer tasting room. Must be 18 to attend, 21 to consume alcohol. [This show will include content suitable for mature audiences only.]

 For more info: http://etncomedy.com

JIM FLORENTINE is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic’s hitimages heavy metal talk show series “That Metal Show” alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson. JIM FLORENTINE is best known for his work on Comedy Central’s show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. Recently, JIM FLORENTINE opened up the American Carnage indexTour for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in arenas across the country. JIM FLORENTINE comments; “performing in front of 13,000 Slayer fans every night was insane!” JIM FLORENTINE also appears in the feature film “A Little Help” starring Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office) and Chris O’ Donnell (Scent of a Woman). JIM FLORENTINE plays the character Brian, who is Jenna Fischer’s love interest in the film. A Little Help has already won best film in several different film festivals and JIM FLORENTINE appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 22 to promote the movie.

THIS IS AN “R” Rated Event;  Must be 18 or older to attend, 21 to drink alcohol.



Note: The Craft Beer Tasting from JRH BREWING, of Johnson City, TN, has been moved to the Pre-Party at Sleepy Owl Brewery, due to city regulations.  Once the new downtown theater is in place, hopefully alcohol will again be able to be served at ETNComedy events.   “Beer Nerds Ruin Beer,” it’s been said, but JRH Brewing is an exception to this rule.

Before the Event:

People are Gathering at:  Sleepy Owl Brewery, 151 East Main Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660 5pm – 6:30pm

(PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY! This is a FAN ORGANIZED GATHERING and not officially part of the ETNCOMEDY event.)


At the Event:
Doors Open
: 6:30pm
Asylum Suite: 7pm – 8 pm
Jim Florentine: 8pm
Meet and Greet: 9pm


After the Event

People are Gathering at: Uncorked, 316 Broad St #102, Kingsport, TN 37660, 9:30pm – ?

(PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY! This is a FAN ORGANIZED GATHERING and not officially part of the ETNCOMEDY event.)


*A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to our friend, Jeff Zurio who has a terminal illness and is in dire financial straits.


Brass Fit for a King @ 415 Academy Drive NW
Sep 27 all-day

Join the Symphony of the Mountains Brass Quintet as they perform “Brass Fit for a King” at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA. Please call William King Museum of Art for tickets: 276.628.5005

Morning, Noon and Night in Kingsport @ 400 S. Wilcox Drive
Oct 3 all-day

:// Local photographer David Grace captures the essence of life in our region through a photographic essay choreographed to Von Suppé’s masterpiece. Also slated is the deeply gripping “Symphony No. 5″ by Shostakovich. At the beginning of the concert, the music director and orcehstra will explain and demonstrate Shostakovich’s specific writing style, sounds, rhythms and special instruments.