2024 StoryTown Schedule

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The StoryTown Radio Show is an exciting live production presented in the style of an old-time radio show. Each month features a new theme of humorous and heartwarming stories, all drawn from true tales from Jonesborough and the East Tennessee region. In addition to the great storytelling, the show also features a different music guest from among the best music acts in the region, playing a variety of old-time, jazz, country, bluegrass, and R&B. The ensemble cast features an array of professional and just beginning voice actors and storytellers in this inter-generational, multi-cultural performance group. 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.

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.

StoryTown currently performs at the McKinney Center on the fourth Monday of each month.

The performance is aired 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. It also includes the new “Voices from the Archive” mini-podcast, featuring clips of original interviews with area residents. The StoryTown podcast is available for free on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. It is also easily accessible online 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.

Help StoryTown continue to bring the stories and music that make East Tennessee proud to the stage and air waves by contributing to our annual fundraiser at https://townofjonesborough.thundertix.com/campaigns/2512.

For more information contact Anne Mason at annem@jonesboroughtn.org or 423.788.8101.

The StoryTown Radio Show is a proud recipient of an Arts Project Support grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

2024 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

2024 Show Schedule:

February 26th : Love Leads the Way; Musical Guest Cast of Crowns

March 25th : I Will Not Be Moved: Stories of Perseverance; Musical Guest Momma Molasses

April 22nd : Gardens and Games; Musical Guest Portail du Son

May 27th : Our Animal Friends; Musical Guest Sweetwater Troubadours

June 24th : Salute to Veterans: Musical Guest Jonesborough Novelty Band

July 22nd : Epic Summer Fails; Musical Guest TBD

August 26th : Back to School; Musical Guest The Academics

September 23rd : Workaday World; Musical Guest DCHS Madrigal Singers

October 28th : Legs in a Barrel Murder Mystery, Musical Guest Golden Heirs Choir

December 2nd : Soups and Songs Fundraiser, Musical Guest Jonesborough Novelty Band


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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.


Phone: 423.753.0562

103 Franklin Ave.
Jonesborough, TN 37659