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2022 Season Passes

“StoryTown 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.

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:

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

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 or 423.794.6320.

2022 StoryTown Season Live at the McKinney Center

Purchase Tickets Here link Or Call the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010

Shows Begin at 7PM

2022 Show Schedule:

January 24 Childhood Shenanigans with Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner

February 28 Local Black History with Ubunibi-Afia Short

March 28 Leading Ladies with Momma Molasses

April 25 Work and Play with Aaron Jackson

May 23 Appalachian Folk Tales & Sayings with Rheva and Keegan

June 27 Reunions   with Virginia West

July 25 Salute to Veterans with Jonesborough Novelty Band

August 22 Before Google with Adam Bolt

September 26 Mistaken Identities with Bailey George and Jukebox Jess

October 24 Ghostly Stories with David Crockett Madrigal Singers


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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