This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Feb. 28

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. 28

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Sadie Faith from 7-8 p.m. and Lonnie Cook from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – The Trey Binkley at 37 Cedar beginning at 9 p.m.

Cookeville – Broast presents Music Night with Amanda Jo Beard live from 6-8 p.m. 

Cookeville – Hix Farm Brewery presents Lucas McCoy and Eddy V live from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Billy Mac takes the stage at Spankies from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Crossville – The Social Brew presents Just Jeff Live from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Crossville –Spikes Sports Grille presentsTravis Rice live from 6-9 p.m.

Crossville – Pappy’s Place Bar & Grill presents SIO – Step In Out from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gainesboro – The Bull and Thistle welcomes Def Leprechaun with their traditional and modern Irish and Celtic influences to the stagefrom 6-9 p.m. 

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents Delnora Reed and Joe Allen beginning at 7 p.m.

Feb. 29

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes the Chuck Elliott Band (Duet) from 6-9 p.m.

Cookeville – Cookeville Sunset Rotary and Hip Cookeville present “High School Class of 1985 Reunion Murder Mystery” at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are available here.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Garrett Biggs from 7-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes back Jeff Crouch from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Cookeville – The Smoky Nights FULL BAND at 37 Cedar beginning at 9 p.m.

Crossville – Bootleggers Bar and Grille presents Dirt Poor Live! from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Gainesboro – The Bull and Thistle welcomes Steep Creek back from 7-10 p.m.

Granville – Sutton Ole Time Music presents Bluegrass Solutions at its 6-8 p.m. show.

Jamestown – The Pub presents SIO – Step In Out from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Pall Mall – Don’t miss the 20thAnnual World Pig Championship held once again at Forbus General Store. Local players along with challengers as far away as Indiana and Washington D. C. will vie for the coveted crown of world champion at this five-hour event which begins at “High Noon.” 

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Company presents James Vaneuson Live at HTBC! from 8-10 p.m.

March 6

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Clayton Kaiser from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar presents Chris Rains Unplugged live from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Crossville – The Social Brew presents Lucas McCoy Live from 8-10 p.m.

Crossville – Grinderhouse welcomes Amanda Pruitt w/Zak Watts Live “In the House” from 6-8 p.m.

Crossville –Spikes Sports Grille presents Jesse Black live from 6-9 p.m.

March 7

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Matt Goedken from 8-10 p.m.

Crossville – Bootleggers Bar and Grille presents Drew Robbins from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Granville – Sutton Ole Time Music presents Avery Trace at its 5-7 p.m. show

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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