This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – July 19

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – You can still get tickets to get your Beatles groove on this weekend in Cookeville. There’s also music, theater and ghosts galore. For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

July 18

Cookeville – Dogwood Park’s Third Thursday concert series presents Ben Fuller live at the Dogwood amphitheater beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fuller plays regularly at Tootsies and other honky-tonks on Broadway in Nashville. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket.

Crossville – Downtown Crossville, Inc. presents its free summer concert series with Earl, Joe & Chet beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater, 29 Division Dr. Bring your chairs and blankets for a great evening of local music.

July 19-21

Red Boiling Springs – Get a taste of October spookiness this summer. Join paranormal investigators at the Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday night. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

July 19

Cookeville – Summer Cinema at the Depot celebrates Christmas in July with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly night at the Depot.

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

Cookeville – Hip Cookeville presents Forever Abbey Road: A Beatles Experience at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center from 7 – 10 p.m. More information here.

Crossville – Travis Meadows performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at Grinder House Coffee Shop.

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

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Soddy Daisy from 5 – 8 p.m.

Sparta – Come explore the Green Market from 4 – 7 p.m. 

Sparta –Sparta Bluegrass Music Series from 7 – 9 p.m. For this event and all events SPARTA visit our website at spartatnchamber.com.

July 20 

Byrdstown – Who Done It? Part 2 Detective Series with Detective Ralph(adults only) at the Good Neighbors Theatre at 7 p.m. For information call 931-864-7195.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Soddy Daisy from7 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Bluegrass Solution will be at the Old Mill Camp & General Store at Cummins Falls from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Cookeville –Brian Paul Rhea LIVE @ 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. to midnight. He’s back again friends and better than ever!

Cookeville – Hix Farm Brewery presents An Out of This World Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party! With music by the Calm and Commotion from 6 – 10 p.m.

Crossville – Get out on the water at Waterfest and Family Fun Day at Meadow Park Lake from 3 – 8 p.m. featuring live music from 5 – 8 p.m. 

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

Fairfield Glade – Come to Blues, Brews & BBQ at the Square in Fairfield Glade to enjoy great music, great food, great beer and lots of fun. The fun happens from 2 – 7 p.m.

Lake Tansi – Come out and enjoy a movie on the beach. How to Train Your Dragon: Wonder Park from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

Livingston –Mitchell Creek Marina presents Movies on the Water with Jaws starting at 8 p.m. For more information see mitchellcreekmarina.com/events.

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Billy Mac from 5 – 8 p.m.

July 25

Crossville – Downtown Crossville, Inc. presents its free summer concert series with the Daytrippers beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater, 29 Division Dr. Bring your chairs and blankets for a great evening of local music.

July 26-27

Red Boiling Springs – Get a taste of October spookiness this summer. Join paranormal investigators at the Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday night. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

July 26

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Sydney Lett from8 – 10 p.m.

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

Cookeville – Summer Cinema at the Depot celebrates Superhero Cinema: Superman: Fleischer Cartoons (1940’s)at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly night at the Depot.

July 27

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Travis Copeland from8 – 10 p.m.

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

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

Ongoing 

Crossville – Red, White & Tuna starring Smoke on the Mountain’s Jason Ross and Patty Payne. The denizens of Tuna, Texas are back in this sequel to mega-hit Greater Tuna. Take a hilarious ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town with this side-splitting spoof of life in rural America. Show runs May 31 – August 8. Times and ticket information available here.

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.

July 15 – 20    DeKalb County Fair

July 18 – 28    Overton County Fair  overtoncountyfair.com

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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