This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Aug. 2

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – If you miss the good ole days then you have to go to Celina for Homecoming Days and get a taste of the past. There’s also lots of music and movies and even a fair or two to experience. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

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. This event includes craft and art booths, all types of food booths and live music each night. To get other information, contact the Museum at 931-243-4220 or Mary Loyd Reneau at 256-509-1812.

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.

Crossville – Parker Pressley performs live “In the House” 6-9 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop. Pressley was the 2014 New Horizon Entertainer of the Year Award for the North American Country Music Association International.

Crossville – Tim Atwood @ 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. Mary Poppins Returns will be showing at 8 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.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Warren Gently singing and playing his brand of Americana and blues beginning at 8 p.m.

Aug. 3

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes the Deep Fried Allstars from8 – 10 p.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.

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

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 6 – 9 p.m.

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

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

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.

August 10

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.

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

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

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


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.

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

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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