This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – March 23

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Music is in the air across the UC this weekend. There’s also tiny cars and live theater. There’s even an opportunity to see a world renowned documentarian right here in the UC. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

March 22 -24

Cookeville – Explore the Muddy Waters Festivalthe Upper Cumberland’s best outdoor sports festival featuring live music, whitewater boating, disc golf, and shenanigans. 

March 22 

Cookeville – 37 Cedar welcomes back Travis Copeland from 9 p.m. – midnight with his blend of acoustic rock, blues and more. 

Cookeville– Red Silo welcomes back Troy Breslow, 2018 VEER Music’s Country Artist of the Year from 8 – 10 p.m.

Crossville – The Palace Theatre presents award winning Artist and “Voice” Contestant Chuck Elliott and his High Flying Band performing chart topping hits from the fifties through modern times along with their own unique blend of original songs from 7 – 9 p.m.

March 23

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Melissa Ellis from 8 – 10 p.m. playing blue-eyed soul–a music genre that encompasses all the finer points of blues, jazz, soul, and pop.

Granville- Join your friends at Wildwood Resort for the 2nd Annual River Bank Cleanup and Community Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pall Mall – Stop in at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park for “Last of the Longhunters: The Legacy of Marksmanship and Hunting in the Valley of the Three Forks 1850-1860-Uriah York”. This program is the third of several programs looking at how Alvin York developed such keen marksmanship skills. 

March 24 

Cookeville – WCTE will be hosting world renowned documentarian Ken Burns as he starts his Bus Tour across Tennessee to promote his new PBS Documentary COUNTRY MUSIC. His first stop is CPAC in Cookeville March 24. Doors open at 6:30 am and Ken will hit the stage promptly at 7:00 am. There is NO CHARGE for tickets but seats are limited, please RSVP.


Cookeville – Vintage Planet and Lane Motor Museum travel to the Cookeville History Museum with their Micro Cars exhibit. The exhibit runs from Jan. 26 through March 23. The exhibit is free to the public.

Crossville – Join your friends at the Cumberland County Playhouse as they present Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. The comedy runs Jan. 26 – March 22. Showtimes and Tickets are available here.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at

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