Sleep Inn & Suites
2020 Franklin Terrace Ct.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone: (423) 915-0081
Fax: (423) 915-0029
Established in 1976, Down Home has, for a long time headed the mantle of being the ultimate live music haunt in Johnson City. Featuring live music on most days of the week, this unassuming yet intimate concert venue has splendid acoustics and amazing speakers, which can give any modern concert venues a run for their money. Walk in to enjoy a wide range of music right from rock-n-roll and pop music to the country and blues music. Legends like Bela Fleck, Townes Van Zandt, as well as famous contemporary bands like Sons Of Bluegrass and Mandolin Orange have graced the stage at Down Home in the past. And if you think you can match up to the talents of these performers, then visit the venue on Wednesdays for the Open Hoot night, where you get a chance to perform in front of the crowd. The venue has an extensive beer and wine list, which you can pair with a selection of delicious small bites to eat.
Chrome Restaurant & Bar is one of Johnson City's college students' favorite haunts. Saturday late night dance parties are celebrated at Chrome, providing great opportunities to mingle with new people and make memories.
The ETSU Memorial Center is a gleaming white domed structure on the East Tennessee University campus. The center, known ironically as the "Mini-Dome," is a 8,539-seat multi-purpose arena that changes its dimensions according to the sports seasons. Inside the center there is a basketball court floor, Gentry Field, two auxiliary basketball courts, a six-lane, 280-meter track, six racquetball and handball courts, six tennis courts, a rifle range, two gymnasiums, a strength training facility, several locker rooms and a physical education research laboratory. The arena hosted an NBA preseason game in 1994, when it stretched its already generous proportions to fit more than 14,000 spectators.
Stretching over 100 acres (40 hectares), Maple Lane Farms is a family-farm that carries out several entertaining family activities all throughout the year. Beginning with berry picking in summer to Halloween celebrations in October, this farm is a great family outing with fresh gifts and sweet memories to take home.
This venue, located along the Tennessee border, plays host to a series of events. A large ice-skating rink brings together enthusiastic skaters, both amateur and professional. In November catch the popular 'In Lights' show, where speedway participants follow thousands of lights as they complete laps amidst cheers from onlookers. Kids will love the Animated Snowman, Dinosaur Village and Christmas Village. Other events include Food City 250, Blue Lizard Pole Day, Sharpie MINI 300, the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. Catch the action live in the facility along with the other 25,000 spectators as the racers push their cars to touch unexpected limits. For a day full of thrills, this is your best bet.
The Bristol Train Station has a very sophisticated charm to it. Functioning as a very busy traveling junction, it is a very popular location for private events today. Be it a wedding or a private banquet, this place is one of the most ideal locations in the city!
The Carter Family Fold is meant to commemorate the famous Cater family, whose first recordings in 1927 sparked the commercial country music industry. Now, you can come in every Saturday night to see a performance of old-time country and folk music. This place is a true piece of Virginia history.