Each month’s script is adapted from stories collected in the hills, hollers, and mountains of East Tennessee. These monthly, hour-long performances celebrate and explore the culture, heritage, and history of the surprisingly diverse voices found in this region. Home to the town of the first Abolitionist Newspaper in the Country. Home to the state that made Women’s Suffrage a reality. Home to Warner Institute, training Freedmen and Women as teachers less than a decade after the Civil War. Surprising, heartwarming and often hilarious stories of the independent East Tennessee people come to life with a voice and accent that can be found nowhere else.
Since 2011, The Jonesborough StoryTown performance has traditionally taken place at the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough, but due to COVID-19 StoryTown currently performs at the McKinney Center on the fourth Monday of each month.
The performance is aired monthly on local NPR station 89.5 FM, WETS on the last Wednesday of each month at 8PM, and streams live at this time on their HD Channel 1 station at: https://www.etsu.edu/wets/programming/listen.php
StoryTown Podcast features a mix of current and vintage productions, and is available for free on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. It is also available at www.storytown.simplecast.com
The Jonesborough StoryTown Radio Show is open to anyone who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome, from all ages and backgrounds, regardless of experience. If you have a story to tell, this is the place.
For more information contact Jules Corriere at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.794.6320.
2021 StoryTown Season Live at the McKinney Center
Purchase Tickets Here link www.Jonesborough.com/tickets Or Call the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010
Shows Begin at 7PM
Here’s our schedule of events and themes for 2021:
January 25: MUSICAL TRADITIONS-
February 22: BLACK HISTORY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
March 22: WOMEN IN MOTION (Stories of Women Educators)
April 26: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
May 24: NATURE CALLS
June 28: OUR PLACE IN HISTORY
July 26: CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS
August 23: CUSTOMS, TRADES, and CULTURES
September 27: APPALACHIAN FOOD WAYS
October 25: CURIOSITIES
November 22: HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
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The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.