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The 6th Annual Brews and Boos will be hosted in Downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, October 30 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Brews & Boos is set in Storytelling Park with a series of ghost stories featuring world renowned storytellers, Sheila Arnold, Tim Lowry and Connie Regan-Blake. The event is co-produced by the International Storytelling Center featuring three of the Festivals most popular tellers.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE or by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center by calling 423.753.1010. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to come early, grab a beverage before the start of the show, and enjoy live music. Main Street Café & Catering will be serving Depot Streets Octoberfest and Loose Caboose as well as a seasonal cider while concessions will also be available. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, ground seating only.

Brews and Boos Featured Storytellers

Sheila Arnold

Sheila Arnold has been a full-time storyteller since 2003, traveling throughout the country sharing her stories and songs, historic character presentations, and haunting tales that stay with listeners long after they leave.  Known for her interactive style which often incorporates song, Arnold’s been featured at multiple festivals across the U.S. She has produced two CDs and two books including a picture book, Weeping Willow, or, Why the Leaves Change their Colors.  Arnold credits her son, Kriss, as the reason she became a storyteller.  What does she tell?  “Whatever fits in my mouth,” she says.  “She was passionate about the storytelling…slipping in and out of characters with ease.  Her performance demanded attention.”  – Culpeper Star-Exponent

Visit Sheila’s website at

Tim Lowry

Audiences across the country enjoy storyteller Tim Lowry, as he mixes stories from American History with a variety of folktales, ghost tales, and personal narrative.  The award-winning recording artist and author has performed on television and in hundreds of appearances nationwide. When he is not on the road, he makes his home in Summerville, South Carolina, where he often performs stories of southern culture and history from the “Sweet Tea Trail.”  He has recorded a number of storytelling CDs, filmed a DVD, and written a storytelling handbook. “From the time he took to the stage, Tim Lowry claimed the full attention of his audience.  They followed him wherever he was performing.  They loved Tim’s style, his humor, his material and the man himself.”  – Connecticut Storytelling Festival

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Connie Regan-Blake

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people with her powerful performances. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited by the Library of Congress to house the compilation of memorabilia from her life’s work as a storyteller, including her role in the birth and beginnings of the American Storytelling Revival. “With artful direction she lures us into the depths of joy and terror, hilarity and grief. One minute we feel the pangs of regret, revenge, even the chill hand of death . . . in the very next story we luxuriate in the rib-bursting laughter of a mountain Jack Tale. It’s all part of the storyteller’s magic.” – School Library Journal

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