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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.

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Community Calendar

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September – October 2014

Donald Davis as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.
Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening. Davis is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“I could have listened all morning to Donald Davis … his stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.” – New York Times

National Storytelling Festival @ International Storytelling Center
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

Make plans now to attend the 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival,October 3-5, 2014 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee! Held during the first full weekend in October each year, this world-renowned event celebrates storytelling at its most magical.

Freedom: Movie Viewing @ William King Museum of Art
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Based on a true story, Freedom tells the tale of two Union officers who escape captivity after the Battle of Rogersville. Written and directed by Barter Theatre’s own Rick McVey, this film explores the idea of individual freedom and the courage to face what it really means to be free. Will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.