Jonesborough Yarn Exchange

OctJYEmusicsmThe 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, historyOctJYEkidsm and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Now in its seventh 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!  For more information contact Jules Corriere 423.794.6320.

 

2018 Season Line-Up

January 22    

Courageous Acts and Hometown Heroes Feature Story HERE

Music Guest: Freddie Vanderford

     
February 26  

Affrilachia

Music Guest: We Five

     
March 26  

Strong Women of Jonesborough

Music Guest: Tatum Spears

     
March 31   Open Auditions
     
April 23  

May I Serve You?

Music Guest: Aaron Jaxon

     
May 28  

Salute to Veterans

Music Guest: Freddie Vanderford

     
June 25  

Sweet Love

Music Guest: Mark Caliham 

     
July 23  

Farmer's Life

Music Guest: Nate Harris

     
August 27  

If These Walls Could Talk

Music Guest: Marian Short

     
September 24  

Music of Our Place

Music Guest: Heritage

     
October 22  

Haunted Jonesborough: Tales of the Mysterious

Music Guest: David Crockett High School Madrigal Singers

     
November 26  

Annual Christmas Soup Bowl Fundraiser and Performance

Music Guest: Novelty Band

 

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. Some shows do sell out so advance purchase is recommended. Note: The November performance is at the McKinney Center.

 

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

 

The Yarn Exchange Radio Show was recently featured in the Johnson City Press and the Herald and Tribune. You can see the articles HERE.

 

Find us on Facebook HERE 

The  current Yarn Exchange Radio Show newsletter  HERE

Information for Open Auditions can be found HERE. 

 

Last modified on Monday, 22 January 2018 11:11

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