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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.

News & Events

Community Calendar

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Sep
2
Tue
Jim Two Crows Wallen as Teller-in-Resident at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm

National award winner Jim Two Crows Wallen grew up in a rich oral heritage, where, being an oldest son of an oldest son, it was his destiny to combine his love of history with a good story. His great-grandfather was full blood Cherokee. Wallen can remember sitting on the Courthouse lawn in Warsaw, Missouri, listening to him telling stories to the old men of the town while little boys listened in.
Two Crows’ stories are carefully researched, and he often appears in historically accurate and hand-designed clothing appropriate to the story. His performances span over 25 years, average more than 300 per year, and have crossed 3 continents.
“He revels in the gritty details of history … the glue that makes otherwise cold facts stick in our minds.” – Patch High School, Stuttgart, Germany

Sep
9
Tue
Chuck Brodsky as Teller-in-Resident at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm

Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour and modern day bard with an acoustic guitar and a voice that will take you places. For the past 20 years, he’s performed across the U.S. and abroad with his quirky, rootsy, and finely crafted material. Brodsky’s wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, tell stories of oddball and underdog characters.
A critically acclaimed recording artist, Brodsky’s songs have been a part of the soundtrack in multiple films, and his celebrated baseball story songs have been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where he’s appeared on multiple occasions.
“Old fashioned story songs brimming with wit and compassion … off-center, off-the-wall and incisively funny.” – The New York Times

Sep
13
Sat
Secession Debate @ William King Museum of Art
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Local historians will take on personas from the 1860s to debate the pros and cons of seceding from the Union. Audience members are encouraged to participate, and at the end will vote on which side has the stronger argument. Don’t miss the chance to join in on this historic discussion! Will be held at the Abingdon Muster Grounds.