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Covered Bridge Days - Elizabethton, TN

Elizabethton, TN

Annual Covered Bridge Days in Elizabethton, TN

Merle Monroe on stage at Friday at 8 p.m. FREE

By Lynn J. Richardson Elizabethton’s upcoming Covered Bridge Days’ organizers are announcing the festival’s line-up of musical entertainment which will include everything from traditional favorites to exciting new acts. The event, filled with activities, attractions, crafts, food and entertainment, is set to begin the evening of Friday, September 24, and continue through Sunday, September 26.

Main Stage entertainment will kick off on Friday evening, 6 – 7:30 p.m., with Songs of the South, an Alabama tribute band led by local musician, Wayne Kelly. They will be playing Alabama favorites like “Tennessee River,” “Dixieland Delight,” “Dancing On The Blvd.,” and “Old Flame,” and many more to get the festival officially underway.

They will be followed by Merle Monroe, at 8 p.m., a group that has burst on the bluegrass and country music scene, gathering award nominations including one from the International Bluegrass Music Award — New Artist of the Year. The group is led by Tim Raybon and local musician, Daniel Grindstaff. The group’s album, “Songs Of A Simple Life,” has included four number one songs — “Hello Sunshine,” “God’s Still In Control,” “I’m Leaving Town Tonight,” and “Goodbye Marie.”

On Saturday, The Covered Bridge Days’ special guest and headliner T.G. Sheppard will take the stage at 8 p.m. Sheppard has had 21 number one hits between 1974 and 1986, including “Devil In The Bottle,” “Tryin’ To Beat The Morning Home,” “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” and “Only One You.” The Tennessee native has performed with the likes of Mac Davis, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin, Eddie Rabbitt and B.J. Thomas. He is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time.

Then, following Sheppard’s performance on Saturday night, Nanney is promising a spectacular fireworks show, beginning at 10 p.m.

The entertainment will begin again on Sunday at 2 p.m., with a group that is the of culmination of different churches and different bands, forming One Church Worship, directed by David Whaley.

For more information, please contact the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department at 423-547-6441.

Homestead Hall Welcomes Merle Monroe

Rory Feek's Homestead Hall at Hardison Mill, 4544 Highway 431, Columbia, TN 38401

Rory Feek's Homestead Hall Welcomes Merle Monroe October 23, 2021

$25 Online or At the Door

SHOWTIMES Parking gates open at 5:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Show starts at 7:00 pm

TRAVEL The Concert Hall is about 45 mins south of Nashville, just 5 miles off I-65.
The address is: 4544 Highway 431, Columbia, TN 38401 The closest airport is the Nashville International Airport

HOTELS There are lots of hotel options nearby. These are just a few: FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 1545 Halifax Dr, Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 548-8444 COMFORT INN 1544 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 388-2500 SLEEP INN , Columbia, TN, 38401 (931) 548-2900 RED ROOF INN 1548 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 381-1410

HAMPTON INN 1551 Halifax Drive, Columbia, TN 38401 (931-540-1222)

RV Parking

We do NOT have RV hookups at the concert barn. There are two places nearby that does.

Campers RV Park - 1792 Bear Creek Pike Columbia, Tn 38401 931-381-4112

Henry Horton State Park - 4209 Nashville Hwy Chapel Hill, Tn. 37034 931-364-2222

MEALS Our family owned cafe MARCY JO'S MEALHOUSE is only a mile away. Their hours are: Weds thru Sat: 7 am - 2 pm Fri Nights: 5 pm - 8 pm Sundays: 8 am - 2 pm

If you visit downtown Columbia during your trip, be sure to visit MARCY JO'S MULETOWN at 105 E. 6th St. Columbia, Tn. 38401.

Open Mon-Fri 7:00 am - 2 pm

Sat & Sun 7:00 am - 2 pm

$25