The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange provides Jonesborough with a monthly live radio performance at the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough, and provides the Tri-Cities region with a monthly broadcast of these shows on the local NPR station 89.5 FM. These productions celebrate the culture, history and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Now in its third season, “Yarn Exchange Radio Show” is a monthly, scripted production, based on local stories and regional music, and performed by an inter-generational, multi-cultural cast of local actors, storytellers, and musicians, to create an audio patchwork quilt of what it means to be home in the mountains.
The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange is a community building group and open to anyone who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome, from all ages and backgrounds, regardless of experience. If you live here, you belong! If you have a story to tell, this is the place!
Information for Open Auditions can be found HERE.
In addition to the live performances and the local broadcasts, the production is also streamed online by the local NPR affiliate WETS FM 89.5 on their HD channel 1, so the world can listen to and be inspired by the stories of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the people of Appalachia. The radio performances are aired the last Wednesday of the month on HD Channel 1 HERE
For tickets to the live production, held the fourth Monday of every month at the International Storytelling Center, call 423-753-1010 or purchase at the door.
The Yarn Exchange Celebrates Black History Month story HERE
The Yarn Exchange Celebrates Volunteers story HERE
The Yarn Exchange Celebrates Veterans HERE
The Yarn Exchange was recently featured in the Johnson City Press and the Herald and Tribune. You can see the articles HERE.
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