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Scarecrows of Main 2020

Main Street: Greeneville recently held their Eleventh Annual Scarecrows of Main decorating contest. This year’s contest was sponsored by Broyles General Store located at 730 West Main St. The contest was open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, clubs and organizations. There were four different categories: residential, group/organization, business or youth. The entries are displayed in the historic Main Street District and on Main Street from the 11E By-pass to Crescent School. Enjoy the 2020 entries!



















Carved/Decorated Jack O' Lantern Contest

Towne Square Shopping Center to Host Jack O’ Lantern Contest

Carving and decorating pumpkins or jack o’ lanterns, as some call them, is simply part of fall and Halloween. Let your artistic minds get to work carving, painting, and decorating your pumpkin any way you want. When you are finished enter it in the contest being held at the Towne Square Shopping Center on West Summer Street.

Drop your entry off at The Sewing Center, located at Towne Square, near Subway and McInturff, Milligan and Brooks Insurance Agency, Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm. All pumpkins must be in place prior to 2:00pm on Friday. Judging will follow once entries are in place on Friday.

Judging will take place and the winners will be notified. All pumpkin entries will remain on display over the weekend and are to be picked up on Monday, November 2nd. Happy Halloween from Towne Square Shopping Center.







Meat on Main Turkey Sales Benefit Main Street Greeneville

“Meat on Main” Fundraiser to Benefit Main Street: Greeneville

For the second year, Greeneville’s own Top Choice BBQ will be taking orders on behalf of Main Street: Greeneville until November 9th at 8pm for their DELICIOUS Rosemary, Garlic and Butter Smoked Boneless Turkey Breasts.

Cathy Wallace purchased one in 2019 and had this to say. “Our family really enjoyed not only the wonderful taste of this turkey along with the fact that the portion size was what they promised but the ease of getting this ready for Thanksgiving; there was virtually no preparation. Since it’s fully cooked we even snacked on some of it the night we brought it home. Delicious!”

Turkey Breasts will be packaged cold and heating instructions will be provided to warm up your Turkey Breast. They will be available for pickup at Top Choice BBQ, 919 West Main Street, on Tuesday November 24th from 3 to 6pm. Hurry and order yours today.

Each Breast is approximately 5 pounds and has nearly ZERO waste!

You may obtain your reservation by any of the following methods:

•Contact a Main Street: Greeneville Board Member
•Call Main Street: Greeneville at 423-639-7102
•Order directly thru Top Choice BBQ Square Online Store www.topchoicebbq.com

Order deadline is Monday, November 9th. Cost $50 each

Proceeds will be used to support the efforts of Main Street: Greeneville, Inc.

Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation having been formed in 1983 and was the first chartered Tennessee Main Street community. It is a national program accredited thru The National Main Street Center. The Main Street Approach supports sustainable community driven revitalization efforts through Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion. The Main Street District is an eighteen block area in historic downtown Greeneville that includes both commercial and residential properties. The organization’s mission is to establish partnerships between public and private sectors dedicated to the revitalization of the Main Street District, the preservation of our historic structures and promotion of heritage tourism. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org to learn more about the organization.


11th Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest for 2020

Eleventh Annual Scarecrow Contest Seeks Entries

Main Street Greeneville announces the eleventh annual “Scarecrows of Main” competition to be held in downtown Greeneville. The contest is being sponsored again this year by Broyles General Store, which is located at 730 West Main Street. Entries are not limited to only those within the display area. Entries must however come from within Greene County or be a current 2020-21 member of Main Street Greeneville. This contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, clubs and businesses. Each person, family or group may only enter one time. There are 4 different categories: Residential, group/organization, business or youth.

The display area will include the eighteen block downtown area known as the Main Street District along with Main Street from the 11E Bypass to Crescent School. Entries from outside the display area will be assigned a location within the area where they may place their scarecrow.

Let your imagination run wild as you create that scarecrow you have always wanted to make. Could it be that we will see a straw ballerina, lawyer, shopkeeper, etc. hanging out in downtown for the next couple of weeks? Scarecrows should be family friendly – whimsical, humorous, mischievous not frightening.

No Entry Fee – Pre-registration Required

Pre-registration IS required thru the Main Street office, 310 S Main St, beginning Tuesday, September 15 through Friday September 25 at NOON. Display locations will be assigned and confirmed at time of registration. Those who do not reside nor have a business in the display area are encouraged to also enter the contest as limited additional display space is available on a first come first served basis. Only those registered will be eligible for judging. Contest rules, District boundaries and entry forms are available now on the website www.mainstreetgreeneville.org home page under Announcements — Eleventh Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest. If you need printed copies please contact the Main Street Office at 423-639-7102 and we will be happy to get them to you.

Displays

All entries must be in place by 7:00 am on Monday, October 5th. All entries will be on display to the public from Monday, October 5th through Friday November 6th. Further information regarding scarecrow locations will be announced via the media prior to judging.

Judging

The public is asked to vote for their favorite. You may vote once daily in each of the four categories: residential, group/organization, business or youth. We encourage everyone to follow COVID 19 guidelines and social distancing while out and about viewing the displays. Voting will take place Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 25. Details regarding how to vote for your favorites will be announced. Awards and certificates will be given to the winning entries. Winning entries will be so marked and identified with yard signs.





Lyrics on the Lawn July 2, 2020

The B Sharps set the tone for the year with their upbeat Jazz. Soulfinger really brought the funk and surprised the crowd with hometown guy Jay Storm to do a couple songs to close out the evening.

Big shout-out to the audience as they followed the COVID-19 requirements to wear a mask while moving about within the event boundaries and being social distant form their next group and neighbor.



















The B Sharps and Soulfinger Kick Off 2020 Lyrics on the Lawn July 2

First 2020 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert Features The B Sharps and Soulfinger Thursday July 2nd

Main Street Greeneville’s 2020 Summer Concert Series first show is Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. This week’s concert and the first one of the season will open with Greeneville’s own The B Sharps followed by headliner Soulfinger from Knoxville. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8. The event is scheduled to happen rain or shine on the lawn of the mansion. Severe weather may force a cancellation so stay tuned to all forms of media for updates.

The B Sharps Bio
Specializing in jazz and pop standards from the 1920’s to today, The B Sharps perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal swing, groove-funk, and Latin music. Based in Greeneville, TN, the quintet initially met in Tusculum University’s jazz program, where they made up the hot rhythm section. Led by Director David Price on percussion, the group also features multi-instrumentalist and composer Brett McCluskey on piano, award-winning bluegrass performer Jeff Elkins on bass, blues and jazz guitar Phenom Jimmie D, and the amazing Whitney Marshall on vocals. https://www.facebook.com/TheBSharpProject/

Soulfiinger Bio

Writing and performing SOUL music in Knoxville since 2006, Soulfinger has weathered the test of time keeping SOUL music alive in Tennessee and regionally. We are the keepers of SOUL, those who bare the torch that brings the flame to a new generation to light the fires of FUNK.

Members:
Tim Spencer-vocals; Brian Lee-guitars; Joel Seaton-bass; Deontea Mitchell-drums; "Supa" Dave Eckman-Saxophones; Joe Jordan-Trumpet; Antoine "Steely" Williamson-Trumpet

COVID-19
Safeguarding Guidance
In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will be new and different this year. Wearing of cloth masks will be required while moving about within the event boundaries. They may be removed while seated. Social distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children (minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and remain seated with their group.

The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.

Food Available
On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dogs and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note: Creamy Cup and Top Dog Hot Dogs will locate across the street from the mansion allowing for customer social distancing on the sidewalks while waiting in line.

Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. This is the first concert of 2020.

Event Partners
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System, Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright Architect. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.








Soulfinger Headlines Lyrics on the Lawn July 2 Opening Artist — The B Sharps

July 2 Lyrics on the Lawn Opening Artist

The B Sharps

Specializing in jazz and pop standards from the 1920’s to today, The B Sharps perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal swing, groove-funk, and Latin music. Based in Greeneville, TN, the quintet initially met in Tusculum University’s jazz program, where they made up the hot rhythm section. Led by Director David Price on percussion, the group also features multi-instrumentalist and composer Brett McCluskey on piano, award-winning bluegrass performer Jeff Elkins on bass, blues and jazz guitar Phenom Jimmie D, and the amazing Whitney Marshall on vocals. https://www.facebook.com/TheBSharpProject/

Headlining July 2 Lyrics Concert

Soulfinger

Writing and performing SOUL music in Knoxville since 2006, Soulfinger has weathered the test of time keeping SOUL music alive in Tennessee and regionally.
We are the keepers of SOUL, those who bare the torch that brings the flame to a new generation to light the fires of FUNK.
Members:
Tim Spencer-vocals; Brian Lee-guitars; Joel Seaton-bass; Deontea Mitchell-drums; "Supa" Dave Eckman-Saxophones; Joe Jordan-Trumpet; Antoine "Steely" Williamson-Trumpet







July 9th Lyrics on the Lawn Opens with Annie Robinette and Headliner Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen

July 9th Lyrics on the Lawn Concert

Opening with Annie Robinette at 7:00pm

From early on, award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Robinette has had artistic urges bursting out of her in all directions. As a child she rapidly became an accomplished ballet dancer, could sit down at a piano and pick out just about anything by ear, was a quick study on the guitar and banjo when she felt like giving them a try, and could create intricately detailed pencil drawings of anything she saw. In her late teens and early twenties, she started singing lead in several cover bands in North Carolina. All it took was one audition, and her clear, powerful vocal style landed her the front position in bands playing everything from pop to rock to blues.

Annie studied fine arts at UNC Greensboro, and became a portrait artist and illustrator. She also freelanced in marketing and graphic design. At the same time she worked as a professional model and actress, which landed her jobs for clients like Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, and Levi's. Annie had numerous roles in national and regional TV ads as well as principal roles in corporate and independent film. And when she took a sudden notion to, Annie dove into the stage scene in Raleigh, wowing audiences in both musical and dramatic theatre.

After becoming the mother of two daughters, Annie began writing songs, playing bass and sharing the lead vocals in an all-girl alternative rock band. But this endeavor was short-lived, as Annie moved back to her hometown, Bristol, TN to marry the "one that got away". This union added two more children to the mix. The stresses of dealing with divorce, remarriage, custody battles, raising four kids, and the unexpected deaths of her father and brother, would have been enough to squelch many artists' creative impulses. But Annie found poetic inspiration in these events and returned to song writing and performing.

Her lyrics are direct and visual, intelligent and relevant. Her sound is uniquely her own, delivered with power, emotion, and intensity. The music is sophisticated without being complicated and has a firm acoustic texture with just enough electricity. Her voice is powerful yet easy on the ear and polished without losing the raw connection with the performance. It's the perfect vehicle to deliver stories within which you're bound to find a piece of yourself.

Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen completes the night. Set starts at 8:00pm

Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen have forged an identity as a good-time party band that plays the real deal blues and down in the mud rock ‘n roll and funk music as well. The band was born in 2010 and is the creation of singer/guitarist/bandleader Victor Lawson, whose incendiary guitar playing and powerful performances have riveted audiences throughout the region.
Don Morefield and Jamey Gillenwater create the solid rhythm section of Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen. Known as the “Heartbeat of the Band,” Gillenwater’s bass playing is second only to his charisma, which will have you falling in love the moment he steps on stage. Boogie Chillen’s backbone and drummer, Don Morefield, is a true professional. He has been playing on the road for over 40 years. He will keep your feet stomping with his steady rocking boogie style.
From Tennessee to Virginia to West Virginia, in bars and saloons and restaurants and festivals, wherever people gather for good times, Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen’s exuberant, joyful music has made the band one of the area’s premier attractions


My New Favorites and The Threetles Set the Tone for July 16th Lyrics on the Lawn

My New Favorites Get the night started and The Threeles Finish it Out

My New Favorites

My New Favorites combine Appalachian and honky-tonk sounds into a high energy free-for-all. They’re rootsy enough for Americana and country purists and progressive enough for folks who are ready to hear Michael Jackson or the Allman Bros. played on the old time clawhammer banjo.

Led by award-winning singer/songwriter Jeffrey Benedict, the band combines classic and original Americana and honky-tonk sounds. They feature top-notch fiddling from the young virtuoso, Westley Harris, and sweet vocal harmonies from bass-player supreme Amy Benedict. Jason Carpenter, a one-man-band percussionist, rounds out the sound. My New Favorites have been featured at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Blue Plum Festival and the PBS-TV series, "Song of The Mountains.”

For Booking: Jeffrey Benedict, 423-418-4701 or mynewfavorites@hotmail.com

The Threetles

The Threetles are a three-piece Beatles tribute band formed in 2001 by Ron Hensley and Mark Eades. They perform in costume, use Liverpool accents, and cover all eras of the Beatles music. The band consists of: Ron Hensley a.k.a. Ron “Lennon” (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Eades a.k.a. “MarkCartney” (bass, vocals), and Chris Tarlton a.k.a. “Ringo’s Tarr” (drums, vocals). The Threetles were created out of a passion for playing the tunes of the Beatles and wanting to share the experience with fans of all ages. Emulating the Beatles music and sound is challenging within itself, but the band has placed their own unique spin on it by performing a tribute to a four-piece band with only three musicians. The Threetles can be seen playing at clubs, festivals, weddings, special events, private parties, etc. For booking, please visit the band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThreetlesBand/ or email us at milk74@comcast.net.

COVID-19
Safeguarding Guidance

In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will be new and different this year. Due to local Mask Mandate wearing of cloth masks will be required while within the event boundaries. This has been modified to include even while seated within the boundaries. Announcements, as related to COVID-19, made at the time of the event will supersede all other requirements and guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children (minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and remain seated with their group.

The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.

Food Available
On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, Exalting Him Barbque, Top Dog Hot Dogs and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note: Creamy Cup and Top Dog Hot Dogs will locate across the street from the mansion allowing for customer social distancing on the sidewalks while waiting in line. Exalting Him Barbque will be located on the opposite side of the venue in the ally. Look for their BBQ flag.

Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. This is the first concert of 2020.

Event Partners

Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System, Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright Architect. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers.

July 23 lineup includes: The Chris Johnson Band and Tennessee Champagne. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information












July 23 Lyrics on the Lawn Opens with The Chris Johnson Band followed by Headliner Tennessee Champagne

The Chris Johnson Band Starts the Night at 7:00pm with Tennessee Champagne at 8:00pm

Fourth 2020 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert Features Chris Johnson Band and Tennessee Champagne Thursday July 23rd

Main Street Greeneville’s 2020 Summer Concert Series fourth show is Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. This week’s concert and the fourth one of the season will open with a The Chris Johnson Band followed by headliner Tennessee Champagne from Elizabethton. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8. The event is scheduled to happen rain or shine on the lawn of the mansion. Severe weather may force a cancellation so stay tuned to all forms of media for updates.

Chris Johnson Band Bio
Chris’ love for music began at an early age. Born and raised in East Tennessee, he started out singing in church. In middle school he joined the school band to play the trumpet. In 2011 he co-founded the band Step Cousins, as vocalist for Step Cousins he performed at local and regional venues –The Capital Theatre, NPAC, Relay for Life, Jiggy Ray’s, and the Bijou just to name a few. They are also a crowd favorite at festivals and events such as homecoming tailgates, American Downtown Greeneville Fourth of July festivities, the Greene County Fair and First Fridays. In 2016 they released an EP How We Live featuring songs Chris performed and co-wrote.

Chris joined the newly formed band Straight Shooterz in 2017 as lead vocalist and rhythm guitar. He joined Hillbilly Bonez in 2019. He continues to perform in clubs, at festivals, community events and charity events. He also does solo acousic shows.

The Chris Johnson Band is comprised of Chris Johnson, Tim Smyth, Noah Ricker, Stanley Lemons and P-Frank Solo. Their shows are high energy shows featuring Country and classic rock music. The guys have performed at Hillbilly Jam in Maggie Valley, Colbough Harley Davidson, and many other area events.

Tennessee Champagne Bio

Tennessee Champagne is a band from Elizabethton, TN, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The group set out to craft an earnest and energetic sound, with a lot of character. Their musical vocabulary is extensive and diverse, borrowing from the deep tradition of great American music. From folk and blues to outlaw country and rock, anything goes!

Their blend of massive southern rock grooves and insightful songwriting marks the coordinates of the band, and their studio work, including their most recent EP, which represents Tennessee Champagne’s personality.

The group’s music bridges the subtle gap between the energy of rock and the appeal of a good hook, tipping the hat off to iconic acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, The Black Crows, and The Allman Brothers, among others. Ultimately, Tennessee Champagne has a sound that perfectly reflects their moniker: smooth, yet full-bodied and somewhat gritty!

Find out more and listen: www.tnchampagne.com www.facebook.com/tnchampagne

COVID-19
Safeguarding Guidance

In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will be new and different this year. UPDATE Per Mask Mandate — Wearing of cloth masks will be required while within the event boundaries. This has been modified to include even while seated within the boundaries. Announcements, as related to COVID-19, made at the time of the event will supersede all other requirements and guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children (minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and remain seated with their group.

The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.

Food Available
On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, Exalting Him Barbque, and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note: Creamy Cup will locate across the street from the mansion allowing for customer social distancing on the sidewalks while waiting in line. Exalting Him Barbque will be located on the opposite side of the venue off the alley. Look for their BBQ flag. For this week only, they will have hot dogs as Top Dog Hot Dogs will not be able to attend.

Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. This is the first concert of 2020.

Event Partners
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System, Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright Architect. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers.

July 30 lineup includes: The Dependents and Aaron Walker Band. This is the last concert for summer 2020. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information










July 30th RESCHEDULED Final Lyrics on the Lawn for 2020 Closes the Series with The Dependents Followed by Headliner Aaron Walker Band

RESCHEDULED — July 30th NOW AUGUST 6th Has The Dependents Taking the Stage at 7:00pm and Closing Out the 2020 Series is Aaron Walker Band

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT MOVES CONCERT TO AUGUST 6th

Main Street Greeneville’s 2020 Summer Concert Series final show for 2020 is Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. This week’s concert and the ffifth and final one of the season will open with a The Dependents by headliner Aaron Walker Band. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8. The event is scheduled to happen rain or shine on the lawn of the mansion. Severe weather may force a cancellation so stay tuned to all forms of media for updates.

The Dependents

The Dependents are a backyard act from downtown Johnson City, TN. The trio focuses on their musicianship while weaving elements of humor and their Appalachian heritage throughout their performance.

While busking is their regular gig, the youngsters have also shared their talent at local venues including the Down Home, Barter Theater, the Blue Plum Festival, Abingdon's Buskerfest, and local farmer's markets. The trio brings to life old-time, good-time Appalachian music that is sure to get you singing and your toes tapping along.

Aaron Walker Band

If there was a sound that captures the words Outlaw, Hey Y'all, and Yee Haw this side of the Nolichucky, there would be no other group that comes to mind more clearly than Aaron Walker and the band that backs him. Aaron Walker Band delivers a very energetic feel on stage with passion and a burning for what some may say is missing in certain realms of country music today. They are a group of guys all born and raised in the hills of East Tennessee and have been bringing their own style and sound to the country music scene. The band consists of Taylor Johnson on guitar and vocals, Daniel Messer on guitar and vocals, Ethan Maltsburger on bass, Tad Norton on drums, and the man with the name himself Aaron Walker handling the reins and lead vocals

COVID-19
Safeguarding Guidance

In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will be new and different this year. UPDATE Per Mask Mandate — Wearing of cloth masks will be required while within the event boundaries. This has been modified to include even while seated within the boundaries. Announcements, as related to COVID-19, made at the time of the event will supersede all other requirements and guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children (minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and remain seated with their group.

The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.

Food Available
On site event food vendor for this concert includes, Top Dog Hot Dogs and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. This is the first concert of 2020.

Event Partners
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System, Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright Architect. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers.

This concludes the concert series for summer 2020. We hope to see you on the lawn in 2021.












NPAC Updates Schedule as of 4.30.20





Taste of Greeneville Rescheduled to June 9th

‘Taste of Greeneville’ Rescheduled for June 9th at General Morgan Inn

The 31st annual ‘Taste of Greeneville’ originally scheduled for May 5, has been rescheduled.

In making the announcement event co-hosts The Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street: Greeneville stated: The current climate in our community with regard to COVID-19 along with the welfare of our friends and neighbors is of upmost importance to us. For this reason we are moving the Taste of Greeneville to Tuesday, June 9th. We are hopeful this new date will enable us to proceed as planned. However, rest assured, we will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to local, state and federal protocols as we move forward.
When the time comes to proceed we will be happy to once again be among family, friends and neighbors celebrating with local restaurants and others in the food industry who will provide attendees with samples of food, drinks or desserts that they proudly display in their decorated space. Some will offer coupons and specials that only those attending will receive.
This year the event is sponsored by The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville and TEVET.
Those already holding tickets dated May 5 should keep their tickets as they are valid and will be honored at the future event. Contact the Main Street Greeneville office, 423-639-7102 to make purchase arrangements along with members of The Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street Board members. Proceeds benefit the programs of both 501(c)3 organizations with a portion of them going to The Boys and Girls Club.






Bobby Horton — AJHA Musical Heritage — March 20

Civil War Musician Bobby Horton to Perform at Fund-Raiser

The Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, the Official Friends Group of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, announces a fund-raising dinner scheduled for March 20, 2020 at the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville, Tennessee.

The guest presenter for the event is Bobby Horton, acclaimed Civil War musician.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of educational programs of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association. This includes: African-American programs for students and the general public. Also, Transportation Grants to purchase fuel and/or pay bus drivers’ salaries for schools that might otherwise be unable to visit he Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
Funds are also being raised to purchase supplies and materials for public education programs and to support the Youth Conservation Corps summer employment program at the Park.

The event will also raise funds to support “Wreaths Across America,” which places Christmas wreaths on all 2,000 veterans’ graves at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. In addition, funds will be raised to support the Andrew Johnson Scholarship Program for high school seniors and college students.

Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period. A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has performed with the musical-comedy trio Three On a String, throughout the United States and Canada for 40 plus years. He has also produced and performed music scores for sixteen PBS films by Ken Burns – including “The Civil War”, “Baseball’, and most recently “Country Music,” two films for the A&E Network, and twenty-one films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organizations and publications throughout America and Europe.

The fund-raiser is on March 20, 2020 at the General Morgan Inn. A cash bar will be available beginning at 6:00 pm. Dinner and the program will be at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the offices of Main Street: Greeneville; Andrew Johnson Bank (Main Street); and Consumer Credit Union (E. Andrew Johnson Hwy). Payment by check is preferable. Or, by contacting George Collins at 423-525-0240 or e-mailing at shay46@earthlink.net. At this time, major sponsors for the program include Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, Unity Urology, Scott Niswonger, GCS Partnership, Youth Builders of Greeneville, Morning Pointe of Greeneville, and Copies Unlimited.













Lyrics on the Lawn Moves to Capitol Theatre July 18

July 18th Concert — Please Note:

Lyrics on the Lawn FREE concert has been moved tonight to the Capitol Theatre located at 104 South Main Street. The theatre is only a couple blocks from the Dickson-Williams mansion in the heart of downtown.

No tickets are needed — just come on in.

Beth Snapp takes the stage at 7:00 pm with Brandon Rohr at 8:00pm.







Lyrics on the Lawn Fans — Enjoy Music on the Fourth at Walter State Niswionger Campus in Greeneville

Lyrics on the Lawn this week supports "American Downtown" at Walters State Niswonger Campus.

See you back at Dickson-Williams Mansion Thursday, July 11th for our regular music concerts featuring:

The Flyin' J's and The Billy Crawford Band















Taste of Greeneville May 7, 2019 at General Morgan Inn

Taste of Greeneville’ Set for May 7 at General Morgan Inn

The 30th annual ‘Taste of Greeneville’ will be held on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the General Morgan Inn located at 111 North Main Street. Weather permitting, the event will be held on the terrace overlooking beautiful historic downtown. In the event of inclement weather it will be held in the ballroom of the hotel.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of two local non-profit organizations the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street: Greeneville, co-hosts of the event. New this year is a Modern Woodmen matching funds grant for up to $2500 to be donated to the Hardin Park All-inclusive Playground. Jake Ottinger is the Modern Woodmen matching partner.

Vote for the Best

Bragging rights are up for grabs between the twenty-seven area restaurants, chefs and food professionals offering attendees “tastings” of food, drinks or desserts this year to see who the best is. Each year a friendly competition takes place as the attendees will be asked to vote for their favorites in the categories of Best Savory Food, Best Sweet Food, Best Beverage and Best Display. Will the favorite be a former champ or one of the several new first time entries to the event? Attend and cast your ballot.

The 2019 food vendors include: Bojangles, Brumley’s at the General Morgan Inn, Coke, Creamy Cup, Dairy Queen, Davy Crockett Travel Center IHOP, FATZ Cafe, Gathering Place Café, Handlebar Grill, Holston Home Catering Meals with Meaning, Jill’s Soul Food, Lost Mountain Catering, Mi Favorito Restaurant/Tamaleria, Mt. View Country Market, Pals Sudden Service #06, Pizza Inn, Premium Waters, Publix Supermarkets, Salsa’s, Sweet Creations Catering Service, Tusculum University Catering, TCBY, Tennessee Jack’s on the Highway, Top Choice BBQ, Top Dog Hot Dog, and Yoder’s Country Market. Jann Mirkov, Main Street: Greeneville Executive Director states “We are so pleased to have all these professionals participating in this year’s event. It is a great way for the vendor to connect and introduce their product to the public. Several of them will be offering coupons that only those attending will have access to.”

30 Years and Going Strong

Kathy Bird, President of the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club and one of the event’s co-hosts, said “It is exciting to be hosting an event that has been around for thirty years. People continue to support us just like it was yesterday. They look forward to the annual Taste of Greeneville and all the goodies the vendors bring to share. We encourage everyone to get their tickets early as the event is usually a sellout.”

350 Tickets Going Fast

Tickets for the Taste of Greeneville are $15 each. Sales are brisk with a limited number remaining. They may be purchased at the front desk of the General Morgan Inn. Anyone wanting tickets is encouraged to get them right away. For further information contact the Main Street: Greeneville office at 423-639-7102.


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Save the Date Taste of Greeneville May 7

Taste of Greeneville’ Set for May 7 at General Morgan Inn

The 30th annual ‘Taste of Greeneville’ will be held on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at
6:00 p.m. on the General Morgan Inn Terrace (in the Ballroom if inclement weather) located at 111 North Main Street.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street: Greeneville, co-hosts of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the future Hardin Park All-Inclusive Playground.

Local restaurants and others in the food industry will provide attendees with samples of food, drinks or desserts that they proudly display in their decorated space. Some will offer coupons and specials that only those attending will receive.

Invitation to Participate

Invitations to participate have been sent to many of those within the local food industry, however, Jann Mirkov, Executive Director with Main Street: Greeneville urges anyone interested in presenting this year to email their request for registration forms to director@mainstreetgreeneville.org and put the words Taste of Greeneville in the subject line. She states “Each year we hear from interested vendors that we missed getting in touch with; so if you are out there and want to join us please email me with your request for information as space is limited.”

Limited Number of Tickets Available

Tickets for the Taste of Greeneville are $15 each this year and may be purchased at the front desk of the General Morgan Inn, Main Street: Greeneville office, 310 S Main Street, or through members of both the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street: Greeneville Board. Ann Van Buskirk, of the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club International Outreach Committee and one of the event’s co-hosts, said “It is truly amazing that we have held this event for more than a quarter of a century and people continue to support us just like it was yesterday. They look forward to the annual Taste of Greeneville and all the goodies the vendors bring to share. We encourage everyone to get their tickets early as the event is usually a sellout.” Tickets will be available beginning March 14th.

For further information contact the Main Street: Greeneville office at 423-639-7102.








Scarcrows of Main 2018

Ninth Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest included nineteen entries.


























Lyrics on the Lawn 07.05.18

The JayStorm Project Rocks the House

Fronted by Jaystorm – a Tennessee-native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son – his latest musical incarnation as “The Jaystorm Project” The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin’ style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock which leaves you with total musical genius.












































FREE Outdoor Movie December 1st

Muppet Christmas Carol — holiday movie for 2017

The movie "Muppet Christmas Carol" provided by First Presbyterian Church will be shown one time only beginning at 7:15PM Friday night, December 1, 2017. This feature film will be projected on the wall of the former Dixie Cleaners building on East Church Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee.

Families Encouraged to Attend

This free family friendly film brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppet universe together to re-tell Charles Dicken's immortal classic "A Christmas Carol". This was the first time the Muppets appeared on screen since Jim Henson's death in 1990. Michael Caine gives a magnificent performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in a world full of Muppet comedy and almost scary performances from the "Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come"

Gather up your lawn chairs and a couple blankets or even your sofa (yes there have been sofas) and plan to spend a small part of your holiday season doing something a little different by attending an outdoor movie. Refreshments will be available as a fund raiser for youth missions at First Presbyterian Church.

First Presbyterian Church is the proud sponsor of this year's movie that is in support of Christmas in Downtown — A Holiday Celebration. The event is coordinated by Main Street: Greeneville. For more details visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org


Lyrics on the Lawn 07.06.17

Hunter Grigg is a singer/songwriter from Johnson City, TN. Over the past year, he has been playing across the Southern Appalachian region extensively, regularly gigging in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. He is in the process of recording his second EP and working diligently to expand his regional, national, and global scope in spreading his music and story. Hunter was joined tonight by Katie Griffin on the fiddle.

My New Favorites

The winds that blow through our southern mountains carry echoes of the past. But if your ear is truly tuned, you'll also hear that they bring fresh and exciting things, too. So it is with the music of My New Favorites. Award-winning songwriting and top-notch players, team up to create an incredibly diverse and energetic Americana sound.

To book My New Favorites contact Jeffrey Benedict, 423-418-4701, mynewfavorites@hotmail.com
















Ras Alan Headlines Lyrics on the Lawn July 13 Concert

Ras Alan- 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae

Join Appalachian Reggae innovator, songwriter and performer Ras Alan as he chronicles the 25 year history of his original recorded music, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the historic Dickson-Williams House, 108 N. Irish St. Greeneville, Tennessee, as part of Main Street Greeneville's Lyrics On the Lawn series. The opening act is at 7pm. Ras Alan performs from 8pm-9pm.

The 2017 Ras Alan- 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae shows feature singer-songwriter performances of reggabilly hits from his 5 previous full length albums, as well as new songs from the Love the Way You Love recording sessions. Ras Alan will also debut his new line of hand built Childres Guitars during these anniversary shows.

Ras Alan will perform original songs from his albums Native, Stone Inna Hurricane, Letter From Appalachia, Folklife- Live at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Organic. In addition to the title track "Love The Way You Love", the new material includes love songs "River", "Ital Skillet" and "Time is Right", the Appalachian dancehall one-drop-two-step shuffler "Swingaround" and cultural dreadneck mashup "Mountain Top One Drop". This show is presented in Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia by Red Pepper Records and Childres Guitars.

As a young man, Ras Alan left his guitar shop and coffee house in the mountains of North Carolina and moved to Nashville, TN, to learn more about the guitars, mandolins and other stringed instruments he had played, repaired and tinkered with for years. He apprenticed with master luthiers that would later run the Fender and Guild guitar custom shops, and spent many hours hanging around the repair shops of George Gruhn and Randy Wood. Ras Alan has decades of experience designing, engineering and building artisan wooden furniture and interiors, craftsman solar homes and award-winning historic building restorations, as well as years of composing, recording and performing his original songs all over the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. He uses useful woodworking techniques of the past and applies the best modern musical instrument innovations. His Childres guitars are each hand made in his shop in the forests of southern Appalachia, and each ringing note carries a lifetime full of experience, music and love. Check www.childresguitars.com and click the “Guitars” tab at the top of the page to see a slideshow of his building process. The “MoonShine Polish” hand rubbed finish lets the guitar breathe... no plastics or sprayed finishes are used on these instruments. Don’t panic. Organic!

Ras Alan’s original songs chart the reggabilly journey of a rural mountain guitar player... from an apple barn country dub party, to a two night run in summertime Las Vegas; from the dance floor at the iconic Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, to the dirt stage under the trees at the Rough House in Jamaica; from crewing on the hand-built Gdansk, Poland registered 31’ sailboat Bagheera off the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, to singing songs about dreadnecks at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. Ras Alan told his stories in the amphitheater of the Blue Ridge Music Center in fabled Galax, Virginia, discussed ital (vital, healthy) food with Jamaican reggae legend Bunny Wailer in the North Carolina foothills and drummed with Nigerian Babatunde Olatunje by the fire. Ras Alan was featured on Country Music Television’s Small Town Secrets along with Wayne Henderson and Jim Lauderdale, showcasing Bristol TN/VA, the “Birthplace of Country Music”, and the various branches of those musical roots. He picked informally with American musical icons Doc Watson and Jethro Burns, and sang on the porch of The Highlander Center, an Appalachian catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building for Rosa Parks, Pete Seeger and Martin Luther King. He played music and shared a tea ceremony with Africa’s “Father of the Blues”, Malian musician Ali Farke Toure, and was a featured keynote speaker at the Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase at the University of Kentucky.

“We invited Ras Alan because his work challenges and invites us to think about Appalachia in a global context” said Ann Kingsolver, director of the UK Appalachian Center.
What do people say about his music?

"Ras Alan has created a style of his own. His fusion of driving Reggae basslines and Appalachian guitar riffs transcend both genres. Besides the catchy melodies you'll find yourself humming, his lyrics are straight from the heart, deep and thoughtful. In a nutshell, a masterful artist. If you think the CDs are great, you should see him live." "True to the Roots reggae with the folk flavor." "Great to listen to when you're in a chill mood, or want to get in one." "A splendid effort in a beautiful fusion of styles." "Addicting.” "An absolute perfect blend of country and reggae.”

"Great music...socially conscious...entertaining. I've seen Ras Alan perform many times... this collection is outstanding.”

Bring your family, friends and neighbors, nod your head and thump your foot to Ras Alan- 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae, Thursday, July 13, 2017 during Main Street Greeneville's Lyrics On The Lawn series. Looking forward!

Main Street Greeneville can be reached at 423-639-7102, or www.mainstreetgreeneville.org . For more info on Ras Alan, his original music and his guitars, join us at www.rasalan.com , www.facebook.com/rasalan.1 or www.childresguitars.com .
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CONTACT:
RAS ALAN RED PEPPER RECORDS
423-330-8834 rasalan@appalachianreggae.com
1450 CEDAR CREEK CAVE ROAD, GREENEVILLE, TN 37743


USS GREENEVILLE SSN 772 Crew Visits Greeneville April 2017




















Taste of Greeneville 2017 May 2








Snow Ball 2016 Main Street Mardi Gras























Christmas in Downtown 2016
















Halloween Happenings 2016 Gallery MSG

Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. is so pleased to coordinate this community event. Downtown merchants and other businesses and organizations join together to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for children and families to trick or treat.

Thank you to Dr. Dan Donaldson for his photos and contribution to this event. Enjoy!













Halloween Happenings 2016 Photos by Mary Beth Mastel

Halloween Happenings 2016 was a first for newcomer Mary Beth Mastel. Delighted with the sights and sounds of the event she shares her photos with Main Street Greeneville and the community.

To her we say thank you and a job well done.










































































































































































Benefit Auction Tuesday August 23

Save the Date — August 23, 2016

Come Lift Your Paddle to Raise Funds for Main Street: Greeneville

Just a few of the items available at our auction. Please join us and help us raise as much as we can. See you on Tuesday August 23.

If you would like to donate and help us that way please contact the Main Street office 639-7102.

























Lyrics on the Lawn July 28, 2016

The Color 7 and Loose Change Bring the House Down

The weather may have taken the event inside to the beautiful Capitol Theatre for the final concert of the 2016 season but it certainly did not dampen the talent of the bands nor the spirit of the crowd. A little more than 300 people throughout the evening listened to the opening act, local band, The Color 7 and headliner Loose Change who closed out the session with Rocky Top bringing the crowd to their feet. Our thanks go to Sound Studio Live, Road Show Mobile Stages, John Brown and the Capitol Theatre for pitching in to get us moved and set-up for a great evening of music. Thanks too to our food vendors Top Dog Hot Dogs and Creamy Cup for going with the flow. We appreciate everyone for their support.












































Lyrics on the Lawn July 14 2016

The sun was out as were the people then the rain came and everyone scattered. They only went to their cars to wait it out. Once the sky cleared he concert went on with a small delay. Our thanks to Living Testament for their wonderful music and to Michael Jacobs who drove in from Murfreesboro to share his original songs with us.











































Blue Carpet Corner & Jazzmatics at Lyrics July 21







Lyrics on the Lawn July 7, 2016

The third season for Main Street Greeneville's summer concert series Lyrics on the Lawn started on Thursday July 7 in historic downtown Greeneville. With a break in the weather the outdoor concerts were able to go on as scheduled. Steve Brown opened this year's series to the delight of his hometown fans. My New Favorites from Johnson City, TN were a hit with the crowd of approximately 250 — 300. The rains came and cut their set way short. The fans hung in there but lightening ruled. Kudos to the band they tried to make the most of it by singing an on the spot original to the volunteers under the tents close to the stage and teasing the audience with "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More". If only that had been true.

Join us each Thursday evening in July on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of historic downtown Greeneville, TN. Music starts at 7:00 pm.














Lyrics on the Lawn Free Summer Concert July 14

Main Street Greeneville’s Second Concert Set for Thursday July 14th

Lyrics on the Lawn 2016 Summer Concert Series continues Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner takes the stage at 8. In the event of inclement weather the concerts will be held inside at The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville located on South Main Street.

Living Testament

Since 2009, Living Testament has provided music for churches, city festivals, benefit concerts, and school/FCA events across East Tennessee, mainly in Greene County. The band plays a variety of musical styles, infusing worship music with a classic rock influence. They also appreciate the great hymns of the church and often perform some during their live sets or on their recordings.

Songs that speak truth — Some songs, like Collective Soul’s “Shine,” or Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” may not be traditional worship songs or hymns, but they do communicate truth, and have been known to show up in the setlist from time to time.
Band members include: Mike Smyth — Lead / Background Vocals, Bass, and Mandolin;
Chance Lamb — Background Vocals, Guitar; Jared Ramsey — Drums, Percussion; Alex Smyth — Lead / Background Vocals, Keyboards, Banjo, and Ukelele along with Mark Rothe – Guitar

Michael Jacobs

Award-winning recording artist Michael Jacobs creates a compelling musical mixture of roots rock, pop, and folk. His songs will entertain, inspire and challenge you. His passion and insights into the "human condition" are obvious. And while the songs are fruits of a well-traveled soul, they do not reflect a jaded one.
Besides receiving numerous awards and nominations, Michael's music has been used in many documentaries and other video presentations. To date, Michael’s performed at over 250 colleges and universities in 45 states, besides numerous libraries, museums, pow-wows, festivals, fairs, house concerts and other gatherings across the U.S. and Canada. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Michael’s an accomplished musician, and writing great songs remains his sole desire and fuels his ambition.

Food Available

On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, and Top Dog Hot Dog. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

Family Friendly Event

Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. Next concert will be Thursday, July 21st.

Event Partners

Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Appalachian Lending, Consumer Credit Union, First Tennessee Foundation and Greeneville Federal Bank. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Light & Power System, Heritage Community Bank, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Town of Greeneville, Towne Square Package Store, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, Greeneville Police Department and Unaka along with a host of volunteers. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.











Capitol Theatre of Greeneville Lineup

What's going on at The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville!


Main Street Mardi Gras Saturday, February 27th

STERL THE PEARL HEADLINES MARDI GRAS BALL

Main Street: Greeneville announces its’ 2016 Snow Ball themed ‘Main Street Mardi Gras Ball’ and identifies their headliner Host and DJ, Sterl the Pearl. For those loyal UT fans, Sterl the Pearl aka Sterling Henton needs no introduction. As a University of Tennessee quarterback, Sterling led UT to four bowl victories (Liberty, Peach, Cotton and Sugar) Sterl the Pearl has been heard all over the US, in Canada, Mexico, Bahamas and Indonesia. Now, he is a motivational speaker and the official DJ for the Vols. Anyone who has heard him at Neyland Stadium knows he can spin some tunes and liven up an event!

“We are so thrilled to have Sterling as our Host and DJ to lead us in our Mardi Gras celebration and Fun,” said Chris Thorpe, President of Main Street: Greeneville. “He will also crown our Mardi Gras King and Queen. “So everyone is invited to come to eat, drink and listen to a variety of music, PARTY and DANCE! Gather your family, friends and neighbors to attend and vote for you as King or Queen!” says Jann Mirkov, Executive Director of the Main Street program.

Details to see Sterl the Pearl and join in the fun:

Saturday, February 27th, 7-11 pm
Link Hills Country Club, Greeneville, TN
Hors d’oeuvres, jambalaya bar, desserts and beverages will be provided.
Tickets: $55.00/person are available at:
• Main Street: Greeneville office at 310 South Main St Call 423-639-7102 for more info!
• Richland Creek Gifts, 129 A North Main St
• General Morgan Inn, 111 North Main St

Katherine Trummer, Event Chairman adds, “While masks and costumes are optional for your party attire, a good time is a MUST-New Orleans style!”

Jann Mirkov points out that this event is a major fund raiser for the Main Street: Greeneville program. The focus of the Main Street program is the preservation and revitalization of downtown Greeneville.
“We help polish the jewel that everybody in the community creates,” said Mirkov. “We really encourage involvement from the public and private sectors to help maintain and sustain the downtown area that celebrates our heritage for the present and future.”

Proceeds from “Mardi Gras” will go to Main Street: Greeneville and will promote the organization’s various activities, including economic development programs and funding tours of the downtown area.

For more information about “Main Street Mardi Gras” or about Main Street: Greeneville, visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org — call the organization at 423-639-7102 or email: director@mainstreetgreeneville.org.


Sterl the Pearl DJ's event











45th Annual Holiday Bazaar November 7-8






Scarecrows of Main 2015

The Sixth Annual Scarecrows of Main contest brought out all sorts of entries including, a BBQ/Bluegrass Pig, Minions, a bride, a mountain man and a ball player to name a few. Browse through our gallery and get your entry idea ready for 2016.



















Asbury Kids help to put up the entry.









Lyrics on the Lawn July 23, 2015

Lyrics on the Lawn happens each Thursday evening during the month of July in the heart of historic downtown Greeneville, TN. A project of Main Street: Greeneville the Summer outdoor concert series is in its second year. Showcasing regional musical talent is the goal of the organization. Anyone interested in being a part of this series is asked to contact Main Street: Greeneville at 423-639-7102 or director@mainstreetgreeneville.org. Band selections take place in January each year.

The fourth concert this year was moved to the rain venue The Capitol Theatre. Mother Nature had other ideas for this week's concert. The crowd found the new location and was treated to a great evening with Gospel singers The Scott Family followed by the evening's headliner, Bakersfield for some down home Honky Tonk.










































Lyrics on the Lawn July 16, 2015

Lyrics on the Lawn Summer Outdoor Concert Series takes place each Thursday evening in July on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of historic downtown Greeneville, TN. The opening act this week was Thursday Night Boys from Elizabethton followed by the headliner for the evening The Wilhelm Brothers from Asheville, NC. The event brings out people of all ages and is family friendly. Check out the photos of the children chasing bubbles. Who knew they would have so much fun.








Lyrics on the Lawn July 9, 2015

Main Street: Greeneville presents free outdoor concerts each Thursday evening during July on the lawn of The Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of historic downtown Greeneville. This week the bands included Austin Baze and Stemwinder.






























Lyrics on the Lawn July 2, 2015

Main Street: Greeneville presents Lyrics on the Lawn Outdoor Concerts at the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of historic downtown each Thursday evening in July beginning at 7:00 pm. No small undertaking this week with the threat of bad weather as organizers watched the weather pattern hour by hour. Everyone had faith that the first concert of the season would in fact take place on the lawn and take place it did. A damp lawn in no way dampened the spirits of the crowd. Now in it's second season the free concerts are family friendly. This week The Les Ford Band opened the evening followed by Daisi Rain.


















































Lyrics on the Lawn July 24, 2014 Dances til Dark

The Fourth Lyrics on the Lawn Concert opened with three young talented musicians from Church Hill, TN known as Just Bcuz Music. They got the crowd going. Joining the crowd that evening were several work camp groups from across the United States. They and others danced until dark to the sounds of the night's headliner Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders. The crowd of about 450 enjoyed the evening's festivities.






































Lyrics on the Lawn Second Concert Packs Them In

Step Cousins opened the concert on July 10th and had the crowd jumping. Samantha Gray and the Soul Providers brought down the house or should we say the lawn. See for yourself the evening of fun.


















Lyrics on the Lawn July 3, 2014

First Concert of the 2014 Summer Season Lyrics on the Lawn featured Yesterdaze Child and The Madisons



















The Madisons Lyrics on July 3, 2014
Yesterdaze Child Lyrics July 3, 2014













Lyrics on the Lawn

Franky B and the New Cronic Dream
Step Cousins
Just Bcuz Music
Fiddlin' Carson Peters Band
Samantha Gray and the Soul Providers
Jaystorm Project
The Madisons
Yesterdaze Child
Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders


















Halloween Happenings 2013

Halloween Happenings Brings Thousands to Downtown















Scarecrows of Main

Main Street Greeneville announces the fourth annual “Scarecrows of Main” competition to be held in downtown Greeneville. Entries are not limited to only those within the display area. Entries must however come from within Greene County or be a current 2013-14 member of Main Street Greeneville. This contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, clubs and businesses. Each person, family or group may only enter one time. There are 4 different categories: Residential, group/organization, business or youth.

The display area will include the twelve block downtown area known as the Main Street District along with Main Street from the 11E Bypass to Crescent School. Entries from outside the display area will be assigned a location within the area where they may place their scarecrow.

Let your imagination run wild as you create that scarecrow you have always wanted to make. Could it be that we will see a straw ballerina, lawyer, shopkeeper, etc. hanging out in downtown for the next couple of weeks? Scarecrows should be family friendly – whimsical, humorous, mischievous not frightening.

No Entry Fee – Pre-registration Required

Pre-registration IS required at the Main Street office, 310 S Main St, beginning Monday, September 23 through Tuesday October 1. Display locations will be assigned and confirmed at time of registration. Those who do not reside nor have a business in the display area are encouraged to also enter the contest as limited additional display space is available on a first come first served basis. Only those registered will be eligible for judging. Contest rules, District boundaries and entry forms are available now at the Main Street: Greeneville office 310 S Main Street or on the website www.mainstreetgreeneville.org home page under Announcements — Fourth Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest.

Displays

All entries must be in place by 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 8th. All entries will be on display to the public from Tuesday, October 8th through Monday, November 4th. Further information regarding scarecrow locations will be announced via the media prior to judging.

Judging

The public is asked to vote for their favorite. Voting will take place Tuesday, October 8 through Sunday, October 20 via email address: scarecrowsofmain13@gmail.com. Winners will be notified prior to Halloween Happenings, Thursday October 31 and prizes/certificates will be awarded. Winning entries will be so marked and identified.






















Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee

A collection of photos from around downtown Greeneville.














Happy Days on Main, Greeneville, TN, 2010

Bob and Chris Thorp at Happy Days on Main Street, Greeneville, TN