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December 2020

Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County VA

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 am - March 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County, Virginia, takes us through a storyline of history that includes the places, people, and events that made up the culture of local life a century ago.  During the 1880s, the art of photography expanded to use emulsion or wet plates,…

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January 2021

21st Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - February 9 @ 8:00 pm EST

Barter Theatre will be holding their 21st annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights online. The event is scheduled to start January 26th, 2021 and will occur over the span of two weeks. The festival will feature readings of several new Appalachian plays as well as offer playwriting workshops and panel discussions. Barter will also premiere its Black in Appalachia initiative during the festival with a reading of a new play written by a Black…

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at the Harvester

January 30 @ 8:00 pm EST
$34 – $50

With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year and have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations. Doyle Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in 2012 and has been SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year six times. Lawson was heralded by journalist Craig Havighurst as “one of music’s lions” following his…

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February 2021

An Evening with Amy Grant at the Harvester

February 6 @ 8:00 pm EST
$72 – $92

Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Grant has been strumming her way through a thirty-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker. Soon Grant’s iconic voice became instantly recognizable in both the Christian and pop worlds. Over the years, she has…

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Finding Presence in Mindfulness Day Retreat

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

*Due to Covid this retreat was moved from December.   Art of Mindfulness and Finding Presence. What is Mindfulness?What is Presence? How you define these questions will be the foundation for a balanced and healthy life.We are challenged in more ways than ever today. Take a walk into a deep solitude as you discover how to incorporate basic practices and tools to walk with you in the busyness of your life. You will come away…

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March 2021

Harvester Performance Center hosts Southern Culture On The Skids

March 11 @ 8:00 pm EST

Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and…

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April 2021

Free Screenings of “Lawless”

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by authorities angling for a cut of their moonshine profits. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce, this 2012 American crime drama is based on Matt Bondurant’s work of historical fiction, “The Wettest County in the World.” The Franklin County Public Library, Franklin County Office of Tourism, Westlake Cinema, and Willard Companies have…

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Byrne and Kelly at the Harvester Performance Center

April 10 @ 8:00 pm EDT
$6 – $62

What began as Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called 'Acoustic By Candlelight' back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. For tickets and…

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Amanda Shires Atmosphereless Tour w/ Jade Jackson

April 14 @ 8:00 pm EDT
$29 – $102

"It’s all rock & roll – no golf!” is how singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She’s borrowed a lyric from the track “Break Out the Champagne,” one of ten deftly crafted songs. The Texas-born road warrior, new mom, and recently minted MFA in creative writing has mined a range of musical influences to reveal an Amanda Shires many didn’t know existed. Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted songs. Her…

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Rosanne Cash at The Harvester Performance Center

April 16 @ 8:00 pm EDT
$61 – $81

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more, as well as 21 top-40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “One of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” In addition to continual touring, Cash has…

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