Sleep Inn & Suites
200 Hospitality Place
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: (423) 279-1811
Fax: (423) 279-0877
The Kingsport Theatre Guild, one of the oldest community theaters in the state, ensures high-quality productions and provides a valuable educational experience for all those who participate, as actors, musicians, crew, or technicians.
State Theater in downtown Kingsport is being restored to its original 1935 Erle Stillwell-designed architecture with an interior "Mediterranean Garden" theme and an "Aztec Art Deco" exterior. State Theater will be a multi-use venue with a state-of-the-art digital cinema, VIP balcony seating, food, drinks, and a live performance stage.
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.
During the month of October, fans and locals are invited to race their own cars each Tuesday and Thursday night at the dragway.
From November to January, enjoy a winter wonderland at the Speedway where over 1 million lights are lit as you visit Santa's Village or ice skate along the 4.3 mile driving course.
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.
Showing the most recent dramatic, romantic, and action movies Hollywood has to offer.
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.
An outdoor arts and music event, the Blue Plum Festival features live music, a 5k run, homemade ice cream making contest, an animation festival, children
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.
Viking Hall is the host of many concerts in Bristol. Past musical performances include Travis Tritt, B.B. King, and the Paul Colman Trio. Plays and other performances may also be seen here.
Guests wil enjoy sampling candies as well as feasting their eyes on homemade items, including arts and crafts while at this show held each November.