This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Nov. 22

UPPER CUMBERLAND – This weekend don’t miss out on all the diverse things in the Upper Cumberland. There’s ghost hunting and crafts shopping, musical theater and just good live music. And don’t forget the Cumberland County Playhouse is always wonderful. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Nov. 22-23 

Cookeville – Cookeville Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical on STAGE. For ticket information, dates and times click here.

Nov. 22 & 23

Lake Tansi – The Lake Tansi Annual Christmas Craft Show features some of the top artist and crafters from Crossville and the surrounding area. Santa Claus will be there Saturday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Nov. 22

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Sam Mullins from 6-9 p.m. Sam is a multi-platinum selling songwriter here to share his new EP “It just hit me.”

Cookeville – Come out as RedSilo welcomes Matt Goedken back from8 – 10 p.m. 

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Crossville – GrinderHouse Coffee welcomes The Rough & Tumble Live “In The House” from 6-8 p.m. 

Crossville – Spike’s Sports Grill presents Melissa Ellis live from 6-10 p.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Companypresents Home Cooked Hustlers from 8-11 p.m.

Sparta – The Coffee Collective presents Live Music with Samantha Rae starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 23

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Falyn from 6-9 p.m. From pop, r&b, and soul, she creates her very own modern day Motown.

Cookeville – Billy Mac returns to Red Silo to rock the house from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Hix Farm Brewery presents Deliberate Kin from 7-9 p.m. This duo is shaking up their tiny part of the world and wants to shake up yours.

Red Boiling Springs – Find out what goes bump in the night. Join paranormal investigators for an overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property. Call 800-604-9101 for reservations.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Companypresents Daytripper from 8-10 p.m.

Nov. 29

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

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Soul Fish returns to Red Silo to rock the house from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies presents Lucas Live! featuring Lucas McCoy beginning at 9:30.

Crossville – GrinderHouse Coffee welcomes Sean Gasaway Live “In The House” from 6-8 p.m. 

Nov. 30

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Sam Mullins from 6-9 p.m. If you’re a true music lover of all genres and styles, Seth is your man! 

Cookeville – Come out as RedSilo welcomes Melissa Ellis back from8 – 10 p.m. 

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Companypresents Sadie & Seth from 8-10 p.m.


Crossville – Elf– Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Show runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 21. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Winter Wonderettes – The Wonderettes are back in this  seasonal celebration that finds Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy, and Betty Jean entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.  Show runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 22. Times and ticket information available here.

Granville – Historic Granville will host the Festival of Trees and Sutton Homestead’s 1960’s “It’s a Wonderful Season” from Nov. 8 thru Dec. 28. For information, call 931-653-4151.

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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