2020 Season Events

 

The Jeff Little Trio

Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Timothy W. Barrier, CPA, P.A.
Tickets: $15 in advance • $18 at the door • $10 Youth
              Online tickets on sale until 2 PM the day of the event

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Jeff Little is an award winning musician from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one.  Jeff has not only been recognized as a critically acclaimed musician but also a true innovator in acoustic music.  The Jeff Little Trio, comprised of Steve Lewis, the two-time national banjo champion as well as a multi-award winner at many guitar competitions, and Jeff's son, Luke Little on mandolin, brings amazing energy and musicianship to the stage.


Long Journey Home "Halfway Home" Sunday Singin'

Date:  Thursday, March 01, 2020
Time:  2:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION


Johnson County Middle & High School Band & Choral Concert

Date:  Thursday, March 05, 2020
Time:  6:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Date:  Saturday, March 07, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Farmers State Bank • Redden Realty
Tickets: $25 in advance | $28 at the door | $10 Youth
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Photo courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Presented by Barter Players

Date:  Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  H&R Block • Dr. & Mrs. Donald Tarr
Tickets: $5 in advance • $5 at the door • $5 Youth
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Adapted from Washington Irving by Catherine Bush

Sleepy Hollow, a village haunted by the legendary Headless Horseman, has a new schoolmaster—the somewhat hapless and extremely superstitious Ichabod Crane. When Ichabod tries to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, he makes an enemy of her former suitor, the brawny Brom Bones. Brom vows revenge and, one dark and spooky night, Ichabod finds himself in for the ride of his life!


A "Down Home Evening" with Steve Dunfee

Date:  Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  WMCT Radio
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 at the door | $5 Youth
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Join us for a "Down Home Evening" with Steve Dunfee, the 2019 Artist of the Year (Folk | Americana | Bluegrass) at the Josie Music Awards, and the 2017 Indie Artist Magazines Coalition Songwriter of the Year.  Steve is an independent artist who blends traditional country, folk, classic soft rock, and a hint of bluegrass into his songwriting and performances, and is deeply rooted in his Christian faith. Performing exclusively as solo acoustic artist, Steve has found a niche that is in popular demand by a wide variety of venues.

In addition to the awards mentioned above, Steve was also nominated at the 2019 Josie Music awards for Entertainer of the Year (Folk | Americana | Bluegrass) and for Male album of the Year for his May 2019 release of "Lookin' Back." Other previous award nominations include Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Rising Star, Song of the Year (The Honeydo Song), and Radio Single of the Year in the 2018 KICMA Awards.   Steve was also a Top 5 finalist for the 2018 Male Artist of the Year in the Indie Star Radio Awards.  Steve was also nominated in five categories for the prestigious 2019 International Songwriters Association Awards (ISSA Awards).

Since going solo in 2014, Steve has released three albums, fifteen singles, and his original music and artistry have attracted loyal fans from all over the world.  His authentic songwriting, musical talent and rich vocals have helped him rapidly build a faithful local following in and around his hometown of Mountain City, Tennessee. Thanks to a strong social media presence and worldwide airplay on multiple Internet radio stations, music streaming platforms, and on hosted live radio shows, Steve enjoys a growing group of fans and friends all around the world.


"CLUE" On Stage

Dates:  Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2020 - 7:00 PM
               Sunday, March 29 - 3:00 PM
Presented by:  Johnson County High School Players
Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 at the door • $5 Youth
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It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.


2020 Talent Show

Presented by Johnson County Community Foundation

Date:  Friday, April 3, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM


"Ghost of a Chance"

Dates:  Fridays & Saturdays, April 24 & 25, & May 1 & 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM
               Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Presented by:  Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 at the door • $5 Youth
               On sale date TBA
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Bethany is bright, strong, independent, beautiful and has zero self-esteem. She has brought her fiancée, Floyd, and his mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Bethany even brings in a delightfully kooky psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance.


The Kody Norris Show

Date:  Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Bob Stout Construction • Mina Norfleet, Realtor
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 at the door | $5 Youth
               On sale date TBA
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Call it retro, hillbilly, bluegrass or rockabilly, the group strives for something Kody simply calls "dern good entertainment." Deeply rooted in North American folk music, Norris has crafted a performance that harkens back and tips a hat to the traditions created by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin's showmanship, the Stanley Brothers' harmonies, performances of the Grand Ole Opry and a bit of Vaudeville. Top notch picking is center stage, but humor and visual flash are part of the entertaining package. Always clad in colorful, tailored suits adorned with rhinestones, ties, classic hats and ornate boots, the band earns its moniker as a "show." The brand is traditional, clean cut, acoustic and always entertaining.


JC Middle & High School Choral & Band Concerts

Date:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM


Play TBA

Presented by Johnson County Young Artists

Dates:  Friday & Saturday, May 22 & 23, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM


The Kenny Price Band

Date:  Friday, May 29, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  The Tomahawk
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 at the door | $5 Youth
             On sale date TBA
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"The Return, Live in Concert" - A Tribute to The Beatles

Date:  Saturday, June 06, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Johnson County Bank • The Tomahawk • Mullins Real Estate & Auction
Tickets: $30 in advance | $33 at the door | $15 Youth
               On sale date TBA
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Part of what makes a The Return show so enthralling is the way in which they have so meticulously recreated the complete Beatles image on stage. The boys feature authentic vintage instruments, haircuts, and custom made clothes and boots. Their unmistakable Liverpool accents and Beatlesque antics truly bring out the charming, charismatic personas of the original four lads we all adore. In being true to the original Fab Four, The Return derives their song list from a specific part of the Beatles catalog, primarily performing material that the Beatles played in live concert settings. This long and wonderful list of songs spans material from the early cover songs they played at Liverpool's Cavern Club, to Lennon-McCartney numbers performed on the last Beatles tour of America in 1966.


The Richard Lynch Band

Date:  Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  GSC Security & Electronics • Humphrey Masonry • Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation
Tickets: $15 in advance • $18 at the door • $10 Youth
                On sale date TBA
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle. An all-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced. His music is 100% real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him, like Keith Whitley. Conway Twitty, and George Strait. For three decades and counting, Lynch has written, sung, and performed his songs with passion and dedication, building himself up into an independent country music sensation. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, honky tonk and outlaw country.

Throughout his esteemed career, Richard Lynch has held the honor of performing with many country music greats such as Keith Whitley, Lulu Roman, Rhonda Vincent, T. Graham Brown, David Ball, Ronnie McDowell, Shenandoah, Jeannie Seely, David Frizzell, and many more.  On New Year's Eve 2019, Richard was inducted into the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame.


Shriner Roadrunners Annual Bluegrass Concert

Date:  Friday, June 26, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM

Admission by suggested $10 donation at the door.


"Charlotte's Web"

Dates:  Fridays & Saturdays, July 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2020 - 7:00 PM
               Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Presented by:  Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 at the door • $5 Youth
               On sale date TBA
For information call 423-727-7444

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be simple or as colorful and elaborate as you wish; it's the story and relationships that make the show. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.


"The Stranger" - A Billy Joel Tribute

Featuring Mike Santoro

Date:  Saturday, August 01, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping • Redden Realty • Hux-Lipford Funeral Home
Tickets: $25 in advance • $28 at the door • $10 Youth
                On sale date TBA
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Tri-Cities Jazz Band

Date:  Saturday, August 15, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  GSC Security & Electronics • Humphrey Masonry • Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation
Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 at the door • $5 Youth
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"Back Home Again" Featuring Tom Becker

Date:  Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Amedisys • Black Bear Wine & Spirits • Elizabethton Federal Saving Bank • Mountain City Funeral Home 
Tickets: $20 in advance • $23 at the door • $5 Youth
                On sale date TBA
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Long Journey Home - Sunday Singin'

Date:  Sunday, September 06, 2020
Time:  2:00 PM

The Quebe Sisters

Date:  Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Grace Springs Farm 
Tickets: $25 in advance • $28 at the door • $10 Youth
              On sale date TBA
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With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia.

Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.


John McCutcheon

Date:  Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM
Presented by:  Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:  Mountain City Pharmacy • Johnson County Community Hospital 
Tickets: $20 in advance • $23 at the door • $10 Youth
              On sale date TBA
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Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon has been at the forefront of American folk music since the late '70s, covering a wide variety of traditions including Appalachian dulcimer and fiddle music, topical protest songs, and children's albums for respected folk labels like June Appal, Red House, and Rounder Records. Establishing himself as a master of the hammered dulcimer on the groundbreaking 1977 release The Wind That Shakes the Barley, the Wisconsin native moved into making children's music in the early '80s with albums like Howjadoo and Mail Myself to You. Proficient on numerous instruments including the hammered and mountain dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and jawharp, McCutcheon has also performed widely as a storyteller, written several books, worked as a social and labor activist, and produced albums for other artists such as Holly Near, making him somewhat of a renaissance man. He has remained prolific well into the 21st century, both on-stage and in the studio, releasing thoughtful, finely crafted albums like the 2006 literary project Mightier Than the Sword and 2013's diverse 22 Days, a collaboration with Bosnian cellist Vedran Smailovic.


Oliver!

Dates:  Fridays & Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM
               Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Presented by:  Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 at the door • $5 Youth
               On sale date TBA
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Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.