2022 Season Events

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The Kody Norris Show

Date:Saturday, May 14
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Mina P. Norfleet, Realtor
Stout’s Plumbing Place
Tickets:$12 Advance | $15 at Door | $5 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
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. 

The foursome is fronted by Norris on guitar and his fiddling "sweetie," Mary Rachel Nalley, Josiah Tyree on banjo, and Cousin Charlie Lowman on the bass!  

The band's album, When I Get the Money Made, was named 2017 Bluegrass Album of the Year by the National Traditional Country Music Association. The Kody Norris Show was honored with 7 nominations in the 2018 SPBGMA Awards in Nashville. 

Playing 90+ dates a year, The Kody Norris Show covers the road from Canada to Mexico, only missing two states to date. They've been part of the University of Chicago Folk Festival and have performed at the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center and are part of two weekly programs on the acclaimed RFD-TV's network, The Cumberland Highlanders Show and The Bluegrass Trail.  
The Kody Norris Show just signed their first major record deal with Rebel Records from Charlottesville, VA, and has since then released, All Suited Up which debuted #7 on the Billboard Charts!

Tim White & Troublesome Hollow

Date:Saturday, May 28
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:H&R Block
Mullins Real Estate & Auction
Tickets:$15 Advance | $18 at Door | $10 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Troublesome Hollow was originally formed in Hickory Tree, Tennessee in the mid-1970s.  The band recorded five albums between 1979 and 1989.  Through most of these years, the band centered on the brother duo of Donny and Garry Ollis and banjo picker Tim White.  The early years of the band also included the dynamic singing of the late Ron Greene and the bass playing of Rick Moore.
 
Troublesome Hollow was a band back in the 1970s and ’80s that explored the “edges” of bluegrass music.  Playing many standard tunes traditionally, they also experimented with the “newgrass” sound back when it was not mainstream.  They performed together until 1998 when the band members went their separate ways.  Although the band members always continued to be friends they did not pick music together from 1998 until early 2015 when Donny Ollis asked his brother Garry and Tim White to get together for some ‘fun picking’.  It didn’t take too many get-togethers to re-kindle the old flame for Troublesome Hollow.  Although almost 20 years had passed the music came back to the band members with fond memories.
 
Troublesome Hollow still provides great music and lots of humor in their shows.  A mix of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Original songs, and even a touch of Americana in their own style, providing great entertainment for all.  Tim White also hosts ‘Song of The Mountains’ at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia, which is broadcast throughout the United States on Public Television.

Nick Chandler & Delivered

Date:Saturday, June 11
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Perry Stout, Attorney at Law
Mountain City Funeral Home
Tickets:$15 Advance | $18 at Door | $10 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Nick Chandler and Delivered is a hard-driving traditional bluegrass band from Western North Carolina. They are so excited to be back on the road in 2022 after the shutdown. Over the past few years, Nick Chandler and Delivered have captured the attention of bluegrass fans worldwide. Nick Chandler was included in the IBMA Songwriter Showcase for 2020 with the band’s hit tune “Big Bill Johnson” and they were an IBMA 2019 Official Showcase Artist. Since then this band has been delighting crowds all over the country with their original songs, tight harmonies, and crowd-pleasing shows.  Nick Chandler and Delivered. Live it. Love it. Bluegrass.

The King Bees

Date:Saturday, June 25
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Hux & Lipford Funeral Home
GSC Security & Electronics
Tickets:$10 Advance | $12 at Door | $5 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
The King Bees, Rob "Hound Dog" Baskerville, and Penny "Queen Bee" Zamagni call the mountains of North Carolina home but travel the world with their Blues and American Roots music. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the band and also the 19th year of the New River Blues Festival (held annually in their home, Ashe County) which they created and produce.

The King Bees have performed on festival stages in European capitals including Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and London and have taken their internationally-acclaimed show across numerous countries. Their love of American Roots music has carried them to shows in Mississippi juke joints as well as to several performances at Lincoln Center.

In the mid-1980's Baskerville and Zamagni began traveling the deep-South searching for and mentoring under Blues artists of historical, cultural, and musical significance. Many blues greats took them under their wing and nurtured and guided The King Bees toward the sound of authenticity. With Baskerville on guitar and keys and Zamagni on vocals, bass, and as a songsmith, The King Bees honed their art with many Blues masters. By 1990 they had been touring and recording with some of the most culturally important Blues artists. In the early 1990's they were signed to a European label and began touring internationally.

The King Bees have toured and recorded with Carey Bell, Jerry McCain, Nappy Brown, and many other lions and legends. They collaborated with Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Fame member Bo Diddley and were featured on The B.B. King Birthday Tour. The King Bees have shared the bill with Dr. John, Buddy Guy, James Brown, Leon Russell, and a host of other legends.

Known for their professionalism, and exuberant, soulful performances, the King Bees take the stage and touch hearts and mightily move spirits.  

Scotty Campbell Fundraiser Concert

Featuring Country Music Icons Darryl Worley & Ty Herndon

Date:Friday, July 1
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:State Representative Scotty Campbell
Paid for by:The Scotty Campbell Campaign
Tickets:$35 – $100 online campaign donation (click the blue button below)

Disclaimer – This event is a theatre rental paid for by the Scotty Campbell Campaign. Therefore, it is not included in the 2022 Season Pass issued by Heritage Hall Theatre. Season Pass holders wishing to attend this event must make an online donation to obtain tickets. This campaign fundraising event occurring in Heritage Hall Theatre is not an endorsement of this political candidate.

Kickoff 4th of July weekend with country music hitmakers Darryl Worley and Ty Herndon live at Heritage Hall in Mountain City, TN. Representative Scotty Campbell is presenting the campaign fundraising concert Friday, July 1, 2022, at 7:00 pm ET at Heritage Hall 211 N. Church Street Mountain City, TN. All tickets are by donation only to the Scotty Campbell Campaign. This is a campaign fundraiser and admission starts as low as a $35 campaign contribution. This is an acoustic concert.

The All-American, blue-collar themes in his #1 hits, “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten?” are reminders of the down-to-Earth, Haggard-like Darryl Worley you always knew. His inaugural album landed three Top 20 titles – “When You Need My Love,” “A Good Day To Run” and “Second Wind” – and his second album’s namesake, “I Miss My Friend,” brought his first #1 single. Worley has clearly made a difference in his neighborhood, using his celebrity to improve the lives of the people around him. It’s the same goal he’s applied to his music, whether it’s honoring soldiers in “Have You Forgotten?” seeking positivity in “Awful, Beautiful Life” or celebrating responsibility in “Family Tree.” Those messages are all present in the Greatest portion of Second Wind, and the Latest songs continue the pattern. “It’s Good To Be Me” locates the elusive silver lining in life, “Runnin’” finds meaning in obsessive activity, and “Lonely Alone” encourages honesty in times of personal hardship. “Lonely” worked that way for Worley – it set the stage for a heart-to-heart chat with his wife that set their relationship back on course. “It was a wake-up call,” he reflects. “You just don’t know how many other people it might help.”

Ty Herndon is a Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist. Herndon made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his debut album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records’ Nashville. Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.”


“Curtain Up!”

Date:Friday & Saturday, July 22, 23, 29 & 30
Time:7:00 PM
Date:Sunday, July 24
Time:3:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets:$10 Advance | $12 at Door | $5 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Based on Peter Quilter's earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it's a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy!

John McCutcheon

Date:Saturday, August 06
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Bill Burrow Trucking
Mountain City Pharmacy
Tickets:$20 Advance | $23 at Door | $10 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

The Return – A Tribute to the Beatles

Date:Saturday, August 20
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Johnson County Bank
Grace Springs Farm
Mullins Real Estate & Auction
The Tomahawk
Tickets:$30 Advance | $35 at Door | $20 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
The Return has crafted a truly authentic, entertaining, and very exciting show. And in doing so, the band not only delivers a near perfect reproduction of a live Beatles concert--they capture the very essence of the Beatles themselves.
“They are known as one of the best Beatles cover bands in the country for a reason, and it was evident from our fans’ reaction to hearing them play.”
— Scott Cunningham ~ Director of Entertainment ~ Atlanta Braves
“They were great! Their energy and enthusiasm jumps off the stage. It was quite fun to watch them and imagine what it must have been like at an actual Beatles concert!”
— Tony Perkins ~ Good Morning America
“Seeing the Return is like traveling back to Liverpool in the early 1960s...The Beatles live thanks to the Return!”
— Jim Weiss~Senior VP of PR ~ Turner Broadcasting

Long Journey Home – Sunday Singin’

Date:Sunday, September 04
Time:2:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Center for the Arts
Tickets:Free Admission
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

The Everly Brothers Experience

Date:Friday, September 09
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Johnson County Community Hospital
Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping
The Garden Barn
WMCT Radio
Tickets:$20 Advance | $23 at Door | $10 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Since 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed along with their partner and drummer Burleigh Drummond, have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and over seas in prestigious venues. They say, “ The music of the 50's and 60's are nostalgic for us, our parents raised us all on it, and we feel that the Everly's contribution is greatly overlooked, especially by younger generations. Our aim is not to impersonate but to do our best in honoring the aesthetics of their iconic sound and in honoring the important role they played in pioneering the rock n' roll movement, all while having a little fun sharing our own personal story,” and they do just that. With a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continuously strive to pay homage to their personal roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance.

THE ZMED BROTHERS are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate and singular origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo.

Back Home Again” – A Tribute to John Denver

Date:Friday OR Saturday, September 16 OR 17
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Farmers State Bank
Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping
Rush Oil
The Tomahawk
Tickets:$25 Advance | $28 at Door | $15 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
As seen on PBS Television Special, "Back Home Again".  

Tom Becker, former member of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels, effortlessly embodies the warmth and humor of one of America's best loved songwriters.  

From the foot-stomping fun of “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy”, to the tenderness of Annie’s Song”, to the sweeping grandeur of “Rocky Mountain High” -- Tom and his band take you on a musical journey into the many facets of John Denver's songwriting, the songs that defined his life, and his passion for preserving the environment.

For the Love of Cash” – A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Date:Saturday, October 1
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Danny Herman Trucking
Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank
Maymead, Inc.
WMCT Radio
Tickets:$25 Advance | $28 at Door | $15 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
What separates this show from the rest is that Gary West is NOT a Johnny Cash impersonator.  Though the sounds can sometimes be haunting when Gary decides he wants to sound like Cash, Willie, and a dozen more voices.  He will captivate and entertain an audience just as his predecessors did by combining great vocals, reimagining of classics, as well as original songs that seem like standards after the first time you hear them.  

Backed by a team of Nashville legendary musicians and friends, West has developed a remarkable show which is a tribute to Johnny Cash and the legends of country music including, Remembering Waylon and Missin' Merle that have become on the spot fan favorites. 
 
This is a first class show with fist class Nashville musicians. You never know what's to come, but you can bet it will be fun and entertaining. 

In the words of Little Jimmy Dickens inscribed onto Gary’s Gibson J-200
“This man is hard to follow, hard to follow”

“Play TBD”

Date:Friday & Saturday, October 14, 15, 21 & 22
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets:$10 Advance | $12 at Door | $5 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

An Evening with Dallas Wayne

Date:Saturday, October 29
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Amedisys
The Tomahawk
Tickets:$15 Advance | $18 at Door | $10 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some people might say it has more to do with talent than luck. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer. He released his most recent album, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me Volume 2, on the Heart of Texas Records label in June 2018. Stay tuned for information about the new album project Coldwater, Tennessee coming soon!

Dallas has performed throughout North America and Europe, releasing 12 albums of his own, and performing on various compilation and band recordings including the honky-tonk supergroups Heybale! and the TwangBangers, as well as a Grammy-nominated bluegrass album. He began performing professionally while in school before moving to Nashville, where he developed his vocal style singing demos for the top music publishing houses and started songwriting. While touring Europe in the early 90s, Dallas signed a record deal and soon moved to Scandinavia where he was a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music. After four years living and touring in Europe, Dallas returned to the U.S. and signed with HighTone Records.

“Cherokee Tales”

Date:Thursday, November 10
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Bright Star Touring Theatre
Tickets:$5
Sponsored by:Johnson County Community Foundation
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

Veterans Day Ceremony

Date:Friday, November 11
Time:11:00 AM
Admission:Free (open seating)
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

The Krüger Brothers

Date:Friday, December 9
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Sponsored by:Danny Herman Trucking
Johnson County Bank
Maymead, Inc.
Redden Realty
Tickets:$30 Advance | $35 at Door | $15 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

“Play TBD”

Dates:Thursday – Saturday, December 1, 2, 3
Time:7:00 PM
Date:Sunday, December 4
Time:3:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County High School Players
Tickets:$7
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

“The Living Christmas Tree”

Dates:Thursday – Saturday, December 15, 16 & 17
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Admission:Non-perishable food donation at the door (open seating)
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

We hope you enjoyed these previous 2022 events!


Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Date:Saturday, March 19
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Heritage Hall Theatre
Tickets:$15 Advance | $18 at Door | $10 Youth
Sponsors:Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
FUMC Unique Boutique
WMCT Radio
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, Billboard-charting artists Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the industry’s most iconic venues.

Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing bands in the industry. Their latest release "Roots" debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, joining their three previous albums for a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10.
 
Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country.

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include Merlefest, Grey Fox, The Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass. 

“The Curious Savage”

Dates:Friday – Sunday, April 1, 2, & 3
Times:7:00 PM Friday & Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday
Presented by:Johnson County High School Players
Tickets:$7 Adult |$5 Youth
For more information:Call 423-727-7444
Written by John Patrick, The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object. To prevent her from doing away with their family’s wealth and ruining their legacy, they have her committed to a sanatorium called The Cloisters, and it is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family. The Curious Savage is a warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people.” It opened in New York on Broadway in 1950 and played 31 performances with star Lillian Gish in the titular role.

Johnson County Talent Show

Dates:Friday, April 08
Times:7:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Community Foundation
Tickets:$8
For more information:Call 423-727-7444

Sharyn McCrumb

Date:Sunday, April 10
Time:2:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Center for the Arts
Tickets:$15 for general admission
$60 for VIP Meet & Greet Package (includes admission)
Ticket Link:Buy Tickets
For more information:Call 423-460-3313

Charlotte’s Web

Dates:Friday – Saturday, April 29, 30
Thursday – Saturday, May 5, 6 & 7
Time:7:00 PM
Presented by:Johnson County Community Theatre
Tickets:$10 Advance | $12 at Door | $5 Youth
For more 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.