This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – June 28

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Get ready for the fireworks! There’s lots going on in the U.C. this weekend from music and theater to fireworks. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

June 28

Cookeville – After Dark Movies in the Park presents How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at Dogwood Park starting at 8 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

Crossville – Grinder House presents Levi Cody Live “In the House” is a singer/songwriter from Scotland live from 6 – 8 p.m. For information 931-707-0440.

Crossville – David Pahanish @ Spike’s Grille! Mario traveled all the way from Oregon to play his unique style of Honky-Tonk from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Travis Copeland live from 5-8 p.m.

Livingston– The Central Park @ Dark Summer Movie Series presents Spiderman into the Spider-verse. Movie starts at dark. Free admission and cotton candy. Bring your chair/blanket and enjoy!

Sparta – Come enjoyLive music withChristian McHenry at the Coffee Collective starting at 7 p.m.

June 29

Cookeville – Hip Cookeville presents the next show of their Summer Concert Series, Faithfully – an Eagles/Journey Experience at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket information available here.

Crossville – Tall Paul @ Spike’s Grille! An old favorite in the U.C. live from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989

Crossville – The Palace Theater presents Memory Road and their Classic Oldies Show. For information call 931-4846133.

Lake Tansi – Come out and enjoy a movie on the beach. Dumbo will show from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

Livingston – Come see theFlat Rock Ramblers live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see

Livingston – Fireworks CelebrationOverton County Fair Grounds Gates open 3 p.m. food provided by LRH at 5 p.m. music begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark. No alcoholic beverages allowed.

July 3 

Crossville – Cumberland County Community Chorus Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, call  (931) 484-8444 or 1-877-465-3861 or visit the website at

July 4

Alpine – Fourth on the Farm at East Port Marina –

Celina – Dale Hollow Lake Freedom Fest – Celina Visit website or

Cookeville – 4th of July Bicycle/Wagon Parade & Patriotic Program at the Putnam County Courthouse from 9 – 11 a.m.

Cookeville – Red White & Boom Fireworks 2019 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds from 8:45 – 9:15 p.m.

Crossville – Music & Fireworks at Centennial Park – Crossville 5pm – 10pm

Livingston – Come see Greg & Suzielive at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see

Livingston – Shake the Lake – Willow GroveResort Facebook or visit our website at

Livingston – Fireworks over Livingston

Monterey – Celebration at Whitaker Park

July 6

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Travis Copeland live from 5-8 p.m.

Livingston – Come seeSplit Decision live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m. For more information see

Sparta – Come out to the Freedom Celebration at the White County Sports Complex with fun, games and fireworks from 4 – 9 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 – 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 1 – 6        Smith County Fair

July 15 – 20    DeKalb County Fair

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

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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