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DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT
BUSKER FEST

If you are a performer or street artist, please submit your information to be included in the first Downtown Kingsport Busker Fest, to be held alongside Kingsport's Fun Fest! Click here to read more and apply.

EXPLORE

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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News & Events

Community Calendar

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May
31
Tue
Willy Claflin as Teller-In-Residence @ International Storytelling Center
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 12:00 am

A musician and storyteller since the early 1980s, Willy Claflin tells original and traditional stories, and is the speaking-mouth-person for Maynard Moose, the only quadruped on the storytelling circuit. He also sings traditional ballads from the British Isles and Appalachia, blues, and his own original tunes.

Claflin has authored multiple award-winning recordings and has performed across the globe, including at the International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. He is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

“Claflin’s performances reflect an astute ear for the incongruous and a blithe love of the absurd. This is an irreverent folkie who kicks the stuffing out of museum pieces.” – The Boston Phoenix

Jun
2
Thu
Twilight Alive: Mike Bentley & Cumberland Connection @ Broad Street
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, which includes Bluegrass on Broad, takes place each Summer from May to July. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please. Bluegrass on Broad is a Thursday night series that begins at 7 p.m. each night. Twilight Alive also begins at 7 p.m. and is on Friday nights.