This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Jan. 31

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Live theater has started up again in theaters across the region. 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.

Jan. 24 – Feb. 1

Cookeville – Cookeville Performing Arts Center’s Backstage Series presents Clever Little Lies. Times and ticket information available here.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

Morrison – Warren Arts presents Ring of Fire – The music of Johnny Cash at the Warren Arts Center. Times and ticket information available here.

Jan. 31

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

Cookeville – 37 Cedar welcomes Audra McLaughlin, a Season 6 finalist from “The Voice” in an acoustic show with Olivia West in a 21+ 

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Amanda Jo from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies presents Lucas McCoy on stage from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – The Social Brew presents Kendall Idema Live beginning at 8 p.m.

Crossville – Grinderhouse welcomes Mother Legacy Live “In the House” from 6-8 p.m.

Crossville – Spikes Sports Grille presents Matt Hickey live from 6-8 p.m.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents the Chuck Elliott Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gainesboro – The Bull & Thistle presents Billy Mac live starting at 6 p.m.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective invites you to live music with Just Jeff beginning at 7 p.m.

Feb. 1

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Seth Willoughby from 6-9 p.m. If you’re a true music lover of all genres and styles, Seth is your man! 

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Jerry Boonstra from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar presents The Lovers live from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville – The Social Brew presents Smoky Nights on Main from 5-11 p.m.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents Rick Stone w/the Band of Brothers taking the stage at 9 p.m.

Crossville – Bootleggers Bar and Grille presents Billy Mac from 9 p.m. to midnight. 

Gainesboro – The Bull & Thistle presents Jeff’s Band live starting at 6 p.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails presents their first ever comedy night featuring Derik Zooashkiyani and friends. There is no cover & no reservations. Get there early to guarantee a seat! The show kicks off at 8pm!

Feb. 7

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

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

Feb. 8

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.

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

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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