This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Feb. 21

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Since it’s cold, seems like a good time to stay inside and catch some great music or a play. Whatever you do, enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Feb. 21

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Shane Scarazzini from 7-10 p.m.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents Taysed and Confused from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Crossville – Grinderhouse welcomes Les Kerrbringing blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, rock and bluegrass together to create his “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.”Live “In the House” from 6-8 p.m.

Crossville –Spikes Sports Grille presentsJason Howard live from 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 22

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Sadie Faith from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Billy Mac live at 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents Buck Neked from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Crossville –Spikes Sports Grille celebrates St. Spike’s Day with Irish Stew and the Def Leprechaun Bandlive from 6-9 p.m.

Crossville – Bootleggers Bar and Grille hosts the Blacksheep Reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville –The Palace Theatre presents the Primatives from 7-9 p.m. Ticket information is available at 931-484-6133 or http://www.palacetheatre-crossville.com.

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.

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