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A Prodigal Story

An Original Prodigal Tale Comes to the Stage at LampLight “Across: A Prodigal Story” written by a Local High School Senior KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 20, 2017 – In an original production written by a high school senior from Volunteer High School, LampLight Theatre proudly brings Across: A Prodigal Story to the stage

Carriage House: Spring News and Class Schedule

Happy Spring!   The store is loaded with new fresh merchandise come check us out!  Our new line of awesome vegan leather bags has been well received not only for the great look but also the $48.95 price point.  I must say I love these bags!  I'm also very excited about adding the Erimish

Dear Kingsport

Dear Kingsport, Where do I begin? Over the last four years you have given me something difficult to describe, but I’m going to try because I want you to understand what a gift it is. I want you to know what it feels like when the Kingsport Spirit grabs a hold

Job Opening

The Downtown Kingsport Association is seeking a community-oriented individual with strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills to manage the Main Street Program. The position will report to the President of the Downtown Kingsport Association and coordinate the activities of volunteers and any administrative support staff. The ideal candidate will: Deadline is

First Thursday Sip & Stroll Feat. Wayne Culbertson

Join us for the First Thursday Sip & Stroll! Feat. Wayne Culbertson Featuring many businesses throughout Downtown Kingsport! Stroll through Downtown Kingsport on the First Thursday of each month and enjoy unique shopping, delicious foods, wine bars, a beer brewery & moon shine. Featuring businesses such as Turquoise Boutique, Cindy Saadeh Fine

Sprouty Pea Children’s Clothing Trunk Show

Join Sprouty Pea Children's Clothing for their Spring & Summer 2017 Trunk Show!! You're invited to our Trunk Show on March 10th (10am-6pm) & 11th (10am-3pm) at Sprouty Pea in Kingsport! Tons of great deals on Sprouty Pea clothing, Livie & Luca's shoes in any style & any size, as well as

Friends of the Library & First Book-Greater Kingsport Annual Book Fair

Friends of the Library & First Book-Greater Kingsport Annual Book Fair  IS BACK!! March 16-19 Kingsport Civic Auditorium 1550 Fort Henry Dr. free admission Friday - Sunday Friday-Saturday 9:00-7:00 PM $10 Bag Sale Sunday 12:45-5:00 PM Preview sale - $10 admission Thursday 5:00-9:00 PM Over 20,000 used books Sales under $25 - cash only Sales $25 or more - cash or

The Carriage House: March Schedule

Join the Carriage House for Beginner Knit & Crochet classes! They'd like to welcome Jennifer Savell to their mix of fiber art teachers!  They've also scheduled another Free Felted Bag Workshop and will be knitting a different bag suitable for a farmer's market tote.  Katherine has an awesome gingham felted Easter basket just about finished. Stay tuned for upcoming

Flight Athletic Academy: Parents’ Night Out

Flight Athletic Academy invites you to head out for a night of fun Parents' Night Out is open to the public and consists of a night full of dinner, games, and crafts! Every Saturday from 6PM-10PM, bring your family to Flight Athletics Academy for a night of fun. Ages: 5-14 Ticket Pricing: First Sibling: $25 Second

New Spring Arrivals at the Carriage House

With spring just around the corner we're stocking up with new apparel, accessories, jewelry, and of course yarn.  All the new hot patterns and styles of KAVU bags are on the racks.   For all you gals that love purple don't linger KAVU has 2 new purple fabrics that will indeed be the most popular

State Theatre Company Presents: The 39 Steps

For those of you who may not have heard, the State Theatre Company is the company whose mission is to revitalize, repurpose, and operate the historic State Theater in downtown Kingsport. Their goal with the building is to create a professional multi-purpose venue; Live Theatre, Cinema, Concerts, Special Events, etc.

Kingsport Ballet Prepares for Centennial Production: Seeds of Change

Kingsport, TN – Kingsport Ballet prepares to stage an all-new contemporary ballet, Seeds of Change, along with the short “ballet blanc” Les Sylphides in celebration of the city's one hundredth birthday, March 16-19, 2017 at Wellmont Performing Arts Center. The Production: Seeds of Change is made up of contemporary choreography exploring

“Hip to the Groove” comes to Lamplight Theatre

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT “Hip to the Groove” Comes to LampLight Theatre 1950’s Musical Romantic Comedy   KINGSPORT, Tenn., February 3, 2017 – Are you a fan of “Grease” or “West Side Story”?  If so, you don’t want to miss LampLight Theatre’s new musical romantic comedy, Hip to the Groove.  This nostalgic production will take

Carriage House: February News and Class Schedule

The Carriage House still has lots of merchandise 30-50% off! Come take advantage of the savings! Just about of our apparel is at least 30% off. It's a great time to pick up a few items to put back for gifts next year.  For instance all the CC Beanies are 30% off  and

Living Nativity in Kingsport

After visiting the Holy Land and being inspired by Christ’s birthplace, Saint Francis of Assisi created the first “living” Nativity in 1223. Since then, it has become quite a tradition throughout Europe and the United States. In keeping with the sacred tradition, Grace Point Fellowship in cooperation with LampLight Theatre

United Way Crisis Response to Sevier County Fires

As you may be aware, Sevier County is currently experiencing a number of fires. This is an active and evolving disaster, and we do not yet know the full extent of the effect. Many of you have asked how you can help. The American Red Cross is organizing disaster relief efforts

First Thursday Sip & Stroll – Jingle & Mingle

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Kingsport! Get your holiday shopping started at the wide range of stores located downtown! Join us for live music, refreshments, and special sales from 5pm - 8pm! Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery: Featuring... Small Works by a variety of our artists Enjoy live Music by

ETSU at Kingsport Advanced Standing MSW Program

Department of Social Work Information Session for the Kingsport Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program Saturday, December 3, 2016 10 a.m. - noon ETSU at Kingsport Downtown 300 Clinchfield St., Suite 460 (inside the Food City complex) East Tennessee State University Department of Social Work offers a Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW program on the ETSU at Kingsport Downtown

P. Buckley Moss Release of “Kingsport Centennial” print

  Meet the Artist Pat Buckley Moss FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th 2:00pm - 7:00pm SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20th 9:00am - 12:00 pm Join us for the release of Pat's new print "KINGSPORT CENTENNIAL" Pat will be available to sign and personalize your Moss artwork (all show pieces and two additional) Bring a friend and start your holiday shopping with us!       Up Against the

Kingsport Public Library – Updates

  Excuse our mess while we create a world-class children's area - which includes a room for our reading dogs! * Collection relocation begins Dec. 5 *Juvenile fiction and non-fiction will be on fourth floor - in stacks * Picture books will be in circulation near magazines *Youth programs will continue as scheduled *Construction begins late

“Festival of Trees” Silent Auction Fundraiser

The halls are decked with boughs of holly and merriment at Meadowview Convention Center, as LampLight Theatre hopes to spread a little Christmas cheer – and raise money for a good cause at the same time. LampLight hosted the Open House for Kingsport’s fourth annual “Festival of Trees” this past

Businesses with Special Holiday Hours

Two of our downtown businesses are extending their hours this holiday season to accommodate your busy schedule! See below for Cindy Saadeh Fine Art and Turquoise Boutique's holiday hours! Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Monday                                10 - 6 Tuesday - Thursday           10 - 7 Friday and Saturday          10 - 6 Sunday                                 12 - 4 CLOSED Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve                    10-3 CLOSED

Gazebo Party & Gift Shop’s Christmas Candy Workshop

Gazebo Party & Gift Shop will help you make the perfect Christmas present and prepare for any party this holiday season. Gazebo has all the ingredients to make homemade Christmas candy that everyone will be happy to receive. They have over 325 candy molds and quality ingredients. Gazebo also has all the supplies

Art in the Heart Holiday Classes

  Fused Glass Christmas Ornament Thursday November 10, 2016 Brighten your holidays with a personalized glass ornament. Karen Hitchcock will guide you through the steps to make a beautiful, one of a kind ornament for yourself or someone special. Students will learn how to safely handle glass while cutting shapes and assembling

Holiday Open House 2016

Downtown Kingsport is hosting Holiday Open House this Thursday, November 3rd. Over thirty Downtown Businesses will stay open late until eight o'clock with store specials, refreshments, and many with live music & special guests. This day is by far, the busiest day in Downtown Kingsport, don't miss it! Below is a full

Planning Day 2016

  Dozens of people from public and private entities joined forces to celebrate and demonstrate the National Community Planning Day event in Kingsport today. Mayor John Clark shared a highly supportive proclamation, Jane Henry addressed the far reaching impact of civic engagement from our local planning department, and Sherri Mosley facilitated

Carriage House – Upcoming Classes

Christmas Baubles to Knit - Katherine O'Neal Tuesday, Nov. 8 & Nov. 15   5:30-7:30   each 2 hr. class $10 plus yarn Katherine has several patterns that will be offered in these 2 sessions for awesome ornaments.  Patterns for balls (beaded and not) and the cutest tiny sweaters, stockings, mittens, and bags.  Please sign up ASAP so I

Christmas Festivities in Downtown Kingsport

Kingsport, Tennessee - The Downtown Kingsport Association will kick off the holidays beginning with a merchant open house on November 3 from 5 to 8 pm. Merchants will be celebrating the holidays with a fun atmosphere, Christmas decor and in-store specials. Over 30 retail stores and restuarants will stay open

“CarnEvil of Death” to be performed at LampLight Theatre

As October ushers in the season of fright, LampLight Theatre will be debuting a new Mortality Room production. Prepare your heart for the scare of your life with “CarnEvil of Death.”  This Halloween show plunges to the dark-side as an old beat up carnival rolls into a small town with

Kingsport Public Library Events

GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS 2:00-4:00 Free- library auditorium Registration not required October 6: Who is Your Grandaddy and How Did He Get Here? Learn the basics of beginning your genealogy research.  Presenter: Charlotte Dade, DAR Genealogy Consultant October 13: Writing About Your Ancestors Create a timeline and find sources to fill in the gaps. Presenter: David Attrice, author of One

Kingsport’s Centennial Signature Events

  We're Ready To Celebrate - Are You? Kingsport is unique. In fact, there’s only one Kingsport in the entire United States. She’s special as our parents and grandparents, and even great-grandparents, have worked to make sure we progress as a city and continue to be the best place to be.   In 2017,

Art in the Heart Fall Classes

The Fall Class Schedule is in full swing at Art in the Heart. There are so many great classes for and they just added 2 more! It's a great way to spend some time with friends or do something for yourself. Beginning Acrylic Painting Saturday September 24, 2016 Acrylic painting class for beginners. Introduction

CrossFit Fast Break Open House

CrossFit Kingsport is hosting a completely FREE open house for their brand new FAST BREAK class! Join them October 3-7 at noon. Perfect for those who want to fit in a quick workout during their lunch break! If you already have CrossFit experience, you can jump right into class! Sign the release

Kingsport Welcomes Model City Event Center

  Contemporary elegance is what comes to mind when describing the feel of this place. The Model City Event Center (MCEC) is a new 10,000 square foot venue located in the heart of Downtown Kingsport at 201 E. Center Street (across from WKPT). From weddings, parties, to corporate functions – the

The Medal of Honor Luncheon

Attend the Medal of Honor Luncheon hosted by Your Kingsport Chamber and Leadership Kingsport and presented by Raymond James and BAE Systems. The event is honoring  Hershel "Woody" Williams (USMC, Ret.), recipient of The Medal of Honor in World War II - The Battle of Iwo Jima. It will be

Look to the Stars

Kingsport Theatre Guild will present "Look To The Stars" on September 15, 16 and 17 at 7pm at Shabby Allie's Boutique in Downtown Kingsport Look To The Stars was the winner of our 2015 Playwriting Competition and was written by local, Sam Lamon, who appeared on stage at KTG many times

What’s your 100?

The City of Kingsport has launched a campaign called “What’s Your 100?”. It is an effort to encourage businesses and individuals to get involved with the centennial celebration. Some examples include donating 100 hours to a nonprofit or giving the 100th customer something special. It also could mean doing something in the

Fall for Downtown Folk Fest and Pepper Festival

Stroll through the streets of beautiful, downtown Kingsport, TN and enjoy this Mountain Celebration. Meet local artisans and get an early start on Christmas shopping at our arts & crafts booths. Pass the time listening to live music as you visit local businesses including antique and specialty shops. Take in

Macado’s Battle of Bristol Patio Party!

We are more than happy to be able to sponsor and host Downtown Kingsport's pregame patio party for the big game: the Battle at Bristol. The concert is free to all the want to come. We will have great specials on food and drinks with an outside bar. Come support

What is the Downtown Kingsport Association?

What exactly is it that you do? What is Main Street? We hear questions like this quite often and are so excited to be able to explain what we do and what our role is in the Kingsport community. In a nutshell, we are the “neighborhood association” for the Downtown