This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Aug. 9

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – There’s wine, music and theater galore in the U.C. this weekend. There’s also cars and movies if that is more your speed. Whatever you prefer, get out and explore the U.C. this weekend. For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

August 9 – 11

Byrdstown – Good Neighbors Theatre presents Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing featuring local student cast members. For information call 931-864-4569.

August 9

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Clinchfield from8 – 10 p.m.Come experience the joy of four friends making the music of their lives. It’s a living musical autobiography – each tune has meaning and love and joy. 

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

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes BIG Jake Hoot Live! from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

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

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

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents LaWanda Wilson & Angie Nelson from 5 – 8 p.m.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents The Tenos starting at 7 p.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Matt Goedken – Live starting at  8 p.m.

August 10

Cookeville – CityScape Presents Cookeville’s 9th Annual Wine and Beer Festival- Wine on the WestSide 2019 from 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cookeville – 37 Cedar invites you to the Wine on the WestSide Afterparty w/ DJ $even from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cookeville – Hix Farm Brewery presents the Faraway Dogs live from 8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes Blacksheep from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

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

Granville – Come out and enjoy Starkey & Clark with guest Patty Mitchell as they perform at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Enjoy this show as it is broadcast through the web to a world-wide audience.

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

Livingston– The Overton County Cruz-in will be held on the Square in Livingston from 4 – 7 p.m. with a variety of cool cars and trucks, music and door prizes.

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

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Jake Hoot from 5 – 8 p.m.

Livingston – Live at Central Park – Ethan Phillips and Janelle Arthur at 6 p.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Sleep Nation – Live starting at  8 p.m. Sleep Nation hails from Music City with the remembrance of rock heroes from decades past with their eyes set on the future.

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 – 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.

August 17

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

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 Image live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see mitchellcreekmarina.com/events.

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

Ongoing 

Crossville – Junie B. Jones, The Musical is A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B, Jones, and her adventures in first grade. Suitable for all audiences. Show runs July 10 – August 10. 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. 1 – 10   Putnam County Fair

Aug. 3 – 10   Macon County Fair

Aug. 3 – 10   Van Buren County Fair

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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