This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – July 26

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – You can chase ghosts or watch motorbikes, catch a movie or some live music. For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

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 – 28

Buffalo Valley – Come out and see the National Championship of Amateur Hillclimbs at the Buffalo Valley Hillclimb. More information here.

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 – Daytripper LIVE @ 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. to midnight. 

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.

Crossville – Travis Humphry and guest Lucas McCoy perform live “In the House” 6-9 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at Grinder House Coffee Shop.

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

Fairfield Glade – Enjoy a free movie on the Square in Fairfield Glade. The Avengers will be showing at 8 p.m.  

Granville – Wildwood Resort presents Karaoke & Live Music by Guy Harden live from 6-9 p.m.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents Live Music with Billy Mac and Cheri Harper beginning at 7 p.m.

July 27

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes local artist Ben Higgins from 5 – 7 p.m. and welcomes back Travis Copeland from8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Come and hang out for The Smokey Nights LIVE @37 Cedar starting from 9 p.m. – midnight.

Crossville – Melissa Ellis @ 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. Aquaman from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

Livingston – Come out for a free Kids Extravaganza at the Rotary/Ag Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Twin Lakes Medical Imaging. Free food, balloons, face painting prizes.

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.

Silver Point – Make plans to join Tennessee Backroads Band live at the Hurricane Marina from 6 – 10 p.m.

Aug. 1-3

Celina – Come out for Homecoming Days at the Clay County Museum of History. There are events every day from cakewalks to an antique tractor show.

Aug. 2

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

Cookeville – Come and hang out for Sadie & Seth LIVE @37 Cedar starting from 9 p.m. – midnight.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back The Lovers from8 – 10 p.m.

Granville – Wildwood Resort presents Karaoke & Live Music by Guy Harden live from 6-9 p.m.

Livingston– The Central Park @ Dark Summer Movie Series presents Bumblebee. Movie starts at dark. Free admission and cotton candy. Bring your chair/blanket and enjoy!

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Trey Binkley from 5 – 8 p.m.

Aug. 3

Cookeville – Enjoy the Sadie Faith & Seth Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Come out and watch The Smokey Mount’n Bandits play on the Spankies stage.

Cookeville – Jig Head Brewing Company presents American Idol contestant Justin Suede live from 7 – 9 p.m.

Cookeville – Come out to Old Mill Camp & General Store at Cummins Falls andenjoy music by Joel Shewmake and comedy by Tony Randolph. Show is from 6 – 10 p.m.

Granville – WCTE invites you to join us for a screening of Ken Burns’ COUNTRY MUSIC documentary. The 45-minute reel will air three times. From 3:00-3:45 PM, 4:00-4:45 PM, & 5:00-5:45 PM. 

Granville – Come out and enjoythe The Bilbrey’s as they perform at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Enjoy this show as it is broadcast through the web to a world-wide audience.

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

Livingston –Come see the Sins Country live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-9 p.m. For more information see mitchellcreekmarina.com/events.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents Songwriters Night with Joe Allen and Delnora Reed from 6 – 8 p.m.

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 18 – 28 Overton County Fair  

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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