This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Aug. 23

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – You can take a hike, catch a movie, or just take in the live theater and music. There are so many exciting happenings across the U.C. this weekend. For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

August 23 – 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 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. 

Cookeville –Cookeville favorite’s Billy Mac LIVE @ 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. – 12 a.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.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Stephanie Zarling – Live starting at  8 p.m

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. 

Cookeville –Cookeville favorite’s Heart & Soul LIVE @ 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

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

Lake Tansi – Come out and enjoy a movie on the beach, Ugly Dolls, from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

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

Rock Island – Come out for a History Hike at Rock Island State Park starting at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required online or at the park office.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Sadie & Seth – Live starting at  8 p.m.

August 30

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Matt Goedken from8 – 10 p.m. 

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

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

August 31

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Cookeville Fave Billy Mac from8 – 10 p.m. 

Sept. 2 Labor Day

Jamestown – Pickett State Park welcomes everyone to the 44thannual Old Timers Day, a day for music and history, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Timers’ Day was created to celebrate and showcase the unique music of the Pickett and Upper Cumberland Region.

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.

UC Fair Schedule

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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