Riders in the Sky "America's Favorite Cowboys"

Date:  Saturday, October 06 • 7:00 pm
Presented by:  Heritage Hall
Sponsors:  Farmer State Bank • Dr. Susan Hall, Grace Springs Farm • Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping • Amedisys Home Health Care
Tickets:  $25 paid in advance |$28 door |$10 youth
For info or tickets call:  423-727-7444

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!" Riders In The Sky are exceptional not just in the sense that their music is of superlative standards (they are the ONLY exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two), but by the fact that their accomplishments are an exception to the rule as well. Ultimately, exceptional careers do not go unnoticed, and throughout theirs, Riders In The Sky have been honored regularly. In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Riders are in the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation's Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars along with Gene, Roy, John Wayne and other cowboy legends. No less important than their two Grammies, Riders have been the Western Music Associaton's "Entertainers Of the Year" seven times and won "Traditional Group of the Year" and "Traditional Album of the Year" multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them "Western Music Group of the Year" twice in 5 years, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has bestowed Riders with their Wrangler Award statuette three times. It comes as no surprise then that Billboard magazine's Jim Bessman counts them as one of "the most historically significant acts in the history of American music." http://www.ridersinthesky.com/bio

"Curtain Up On Murder"

Dates:  Friday, October 19  & 26  •  7:00 pm |  Saturday, October 20 & 27 • 7:00 pm | Saturday, October 27 • 3:00 pm
Presented by:  Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets:  $10 paid in advance |$12 door |$5 youth
For info or tickets call: 423-727-7444

by Bettine Maktelow

An amateur drama company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier. Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked — they are trapped! Then a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage, and when the Assistant Stage Manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining actors are thrown into disarray. Their panic increases when one of the actresses is poisoned and it becomes evident that a murderer is in their midst!

Donald Davis (Storyteller)

Date:  Saturday, November 03 • 7:00 pm
Presented by:  Heritage Hall
Sponsors:  Mullin's Real Estate & Auction • Johnson County Community Hospital • WMCT Radio
Tickets:  $15 paid in advance |$18 door |$10 youth
For info or tickets call:  423-727-7444

Experience the warmth of a homespun story, know the goodness of a true tale.......Absolutely hilarious and unpredictable as well as emotionally reviving.  Wilson Library Bulletin                                                           Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world of Waynesville, NC, between the Great Smokey Mountains and the Blue Ridge, an area rich in stories. While he heard many traditional stories about Jack and other heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin.  During his twenty-five year career as a United Methodist Minister, Davis began to use stories more and more.  He was also asked to begin performing at festivals and in other settings until he retired from the church to tell stories full time. The author of eighteen books and more than forty original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network. http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com

Barter Theatre presents "Sally McCoy"

Date:  Tuesday, November 06, 2018 • 7:00 pm
Presented by:  Heritage Hall
Sponsors:  BodyMind Dynamics • Vistas Land & Sea • Watauga Lake Winery
Tickets:  $20 paid in advance |$23 door |$10 youth
For info or tickets call:  423-727-7444

“Winner of Barter’s 2018 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.”

By Alice Stanley

In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story which takes a hard look at how women’s stories and perspectives are too often excluded from our historical narratives. Set in August 1882, Sally’s three eldest sons are captured by the Hatfield clan. Sally defies her womanly place in the home and crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling all those miles alone, she arrives at the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, and refuses to let anything stand in her way until she has seen the “Devil” face to face.

Veteran's Day Program

Date:  Saturday, November 10 • 11:00 am
Presented by:  Town of Mountain City
For info call:  423-727-7444

An Evening with The Krüger Brothers

Date:  Saturday, November 17 • 7:00 pm
Presented by:  Heritage Hall
Sponsors:  Danny Herman Trucking • Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping • Hux-Lipford Funeral Home
Tickets:  $25 paid in advance |$28 door |$10 youth
For info or tickets call:  423-727-7444

Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work. In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. http://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers


Dates:  Friday & Saturday, November 30 & December 01 • 7:00 pm; Sunday, December 02 • 3:00 pm
Presented by:  Johnson County Community Theatre & Johnson County High School Players
Tickets:  TBD
For info or tickets call:  423-727-7444

JCHS & JCMS Christmas Concerts

Date:  Thursday, December 06 • 7:00 pm
For info call:  423-727-7444

The Living Christmas Tree

Dates:  Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 13, 14 & 15 • 7:00 pm
Presented by:  Heritage Hall
Admission:  Donation of non-perishable food items or cash at the door - Open Seating
For info call:  423-727-7444

Join us again this year for the Living Christmas Tree.  Your generous donations of non-perishable food items or cash at the door will help support our local food banks.

2018 Season Event List