This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Sept. 13

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – We have crafts from one end of the region to the other this weekend with marbles in the middle. If that’s not for you, we have theater and music too. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Sept. 13 & 14

Lake Tansi – Some of the most talented Artist & Crafters in Tennessee and the Surrounding states will be at the Lake Tansi Annual Autumn Leaf Festival & Cruise In. Hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Standing Stone State Park – The 37th Annual Standing Stone Marbles Festival and National Rolley Hole Championship will take place with live music, marble-making exhibits and demonstrations, food vendors and more.

Sept. 13

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

Cookeville – Red Silo presents the Dave Pahanish, a three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter, from8 – 10 p.m. 

Cookeville – The Lovers live at 37 Cedarfrom 9 p.m. – midnight.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes Big Jake Hoot from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Jerry Boonstra performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop

Crossville – Jason Howard @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Crossville – The Historic Palace Theatre presents Chuck Elliott and his High Flying Band at 7 p.m. Information is available at 931-484-6133.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents the man, the myth, the legend…Jake Hoot– Live 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 – 15

Woodbury – The 30th Annual White Oak Craft Fair will take place along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center of Cannon County from 9 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday with top artisans and their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more.

Sept. 14

Cookeville – Come out asRed Silo celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with the 3rd Year Anniversary Block Party from 5 – 10 p.m. Music kicks off with Heart & Soul from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Smokey Nights from 1 – 4 p.m., Day Tripper from 6-8 p.m. and Jake Hoot from 9-10 p.m.

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech is rockin’ their tailgate party with a concert by SHATTERED! From 3 – 6 p.m. on the home side of Tucker Stadium. Free food and bouncy houses. Come out and party and support the Golden Eagles.

Cookeville – Heart & Soul live at 37 Cedarfrom 9 p.m. – midnight.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes Blacksheep from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Jamestown – The Pub welcomes the Starr Mountain Band live from 8 p.m. – midnight.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Co presents Jeff Crouch– Live  8 – 11 p.m.

Sept. 20 – 29

Morrison –Warren Arts Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a classic comedy of love and error in the woods that is the first locally produced Shakespeare production in nearly 30 years. Show times and ticket information here.

Sept. 20 – Oct. 5

Woodbury – The Arts Center of Cannon County presents Clue: The Musical, based on the board game Clue. The plot concerns a murder at a mansion, occupied by several suspects, that is solved by a detective; the ending is determined by cards drawn by audience members that select the murderer, murder weapon and location of the murder. Show times and ticket information here.

Sept. 20

Cookeville – Red Silo presents George Shingleton from7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes The Smokey Mount’n Bandits from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Billy Kemp performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop

Sept. 21

Cookeville – Red Silo presents Melissa Ellis from8 – 10 p.m. Melissa Ellis lives up to the term “southern spitfire” by delivering high-energy vocal performances that leave concertgoers awestruck and breathless, always coming back for more. 

Jamestown – The Pub welcomes the Split Decision Band taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Livingston – Come out for the Summer Showcase at Central Park and celebrate local talent. Roll the Dice Band will take the stage at 5 p.m. and Jessie Hummel will follow at 6 p.m.


Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Cookeville Crazy Quilters: Still Crazy About Quilts After 30 Years,” a showcase of quilting in the area with live demonstrations on Saturdays throughout the show. Show runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Crossville – Don’t Dress For Dinner– Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Young Frankenstein– This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Show runs Sept. 13 to Oct. 24. 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. This is the last week to get your fair fix for 2019.

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

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