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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 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


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 — call the organization at 423-639-7102 or email:

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 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 home page under Announcements — Fourth Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest.


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.


The public is asked to vote for their favorite. Voting will take place Tuesday, October 8 through Sunday, October 20 via email address: 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