This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Feb. 7

UPPER CUMBERLAND – This weekend marks the first round of competition for Tennessee Songwriters Week. That means there’s also a lot of music across the region, so go out and experience something new. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Feb. 7

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes multi platinum selling songwriter,

 Sam Mullins Livefrom 6-9 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Tristan Lockamy from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar presents Chris Rains Unplugged live from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville – The Social Brew presents Drew Robbins Live beginning at 8 p.m.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents Split Decision taking the stage at 9 p.m.

Crossville – Grinderhouse welcomes Travis Bigwood and the Lonesome Doves Live “In the House” from 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 8

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Scott Steel from 6-9 p.m

Cookeville – Red Silo hosts the Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round with the first songwriter taking the stage at 10 a.m. and the last finishing up at 8 p.m. Songwriters and the time they perform listed here.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Ryan Rooster Lee from 8-10 p.m. Come let him inspire you to be persistent and Chase Your Dreams.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar presents Brian Rhea live from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville – Bootleggers Bar and Grille presents Seth Willoughby and the Junkyard Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. 

Feb. 14

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes back Seth Willoughby and Lucas McCoy from 6-9 p.m

Feb. 15

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Falyn from 6-9 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Ryan Webster from 8-10 p.m.

Ongoing 

Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Memories of the Cookeville Pottery Company” an exhibit commemorating the history of this pottery company that operated in Cookeville for decades. 

Crossville – Tuna Does Vegas– This hilarious comedy re-unites the loveable and eccentric characters from the third smallest town in Texas as they take a rambling romp in “Sin City”.  The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie (Patty Payne) announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller (Jason Ross) are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, TX goes along for the ride! Tuna Does Vegas will feature all your favorite characters from the smash hit Red, White and Tuna with some hysterical new characters too! The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two actors, making this send-up on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women, as well as Vegas showgirls, and more! Show runs Jan. 18 to March 19. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.–  The famous high-flying car is ready to land on our stage and save the day in this exhilarating adaptation of the blockbuster musical and beloved classic film.  Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima.  They soon discover the car is magic and has the ability to float and take flight.  When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.  Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs from the songwriters of Mary Poppins, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure that audiences of all ages will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Show runs Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. Times and ticket information available here.

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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