This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Aug. 16

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – There is networking, movies, theatre and music … flip a coin because it’s impossible to choose between the fun and exciting happenings across the U.C. this weekend. For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

August 16 – 24

Cookeville – The Backstage Series at CPAC presents Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike. Come see this local edition of the 2013 Tony Award winning play. For show times and ticket information call 931-528-1313.

August 16

Cookeville – The August Young Professionals Networking event will be held at San Antonio Taco Company form 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – The only time you want to see the Revenue Man is when he’s playing live at Red Silo from8 – 10 p.m. 

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes The Smokey Mount’n Bandits from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Lonnie Spiker performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop. 

Crossville – Jason Howard @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Livingston– The Central Park @ Dark Summer Movie Series presents I Can Only Imagine. Movie starts at dark. Free admission and cotton candy. Bring your chair/blanket and enjoy!

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents The Calm & Commotion – Live starting at  8 p.m.

Sparta – Big Puckett’s Campground presents Sadie & Seth live from 6 – 9 p.m. Catfish fry, cold drinks, and all your favorite classic rock and country covers. Bring your lawn chairs.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents Joe Allen and Delnora Reed starting at 7 p.m.

August 17 – 18

Cookeville – Come out and explore the 2019 Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland. Advance tickets available at HomeCORR and Wilson Bank & Trust.

August 17

Byrdstown – Good Neighbors Theatre presents the Who Done It? Detective Series with Detective Ralph.

Cookeville – The Mustard Seed Ranch and National Wild Turkey Federation present Jakes Day 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mustard Seed Ranch.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Jess Jocoy from8 – 10 p.m. as thecountry artist infuses Rock’n’Roll, Blues, Funk and Soul all into “three chords and the truth”.

Crossville – Tall Paul @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents The Smokey Mount’n Bandits from 5 – 8 p.m.

Livingston –Come see the Southern Imagelive at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see mitchellcreekmarina.com/events.

Rock Island – Cotton’s Marina presents Sadie & Seth live from 8 – 11 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Bradford Loomis – Live starting at  8 p.m

August 23

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Olivia Rudeen from8 – 10 p.m. 

Crossville – Delnora Reed performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop. 

Crossville – Matthew Hickey @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

August 24

Cookeville – Want something eclectic? Catch Indus Tennessee, A band that brings an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk and Americana. Blending vocal harmonies with guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, percussion and morelive at Red Silo from8 – 10 p.m. 

Crossville – Jake Hoot @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Livingston –Come see Daniel and Anna Flatt live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see mitchellcreekmarina.com/events.

Ongoing 

Crossville – Don’t Dress For Dinner – Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son. This spectacular production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Suitable for all audiences. Show runs July 19 – September 5. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Matilda isan inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life, this Tony Award-winning musical revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl-power romp that will delight children and adults alike! Suitable for ages 6 and over. Show runs June 14 – August 18. Times and ticket information available here.

UC Fair Schedule

UPPER CUMBERLAND – It’s fair time across the Upper Cumberland and there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s the schedule of fairs across the U.C.

Aug. 18 – 24 Fentress County Fair

Aug. 26 – 31 Cumberland County Fair 

Aug. 30 – Sept. 7 White County Fair

Sept. 7 – 15 Warren County Fair

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at uctourism@gmail.com.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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