Music on the Square Fundraiser

One of Jonesborough’s most popular events, Music on the Square, is gearing up for a fundraising event on Friday, September 24 from 5 p.m. to 10  p.m. in downtown Jonesborough.

This event is to support the free live music series, Music on the Square, held every Friday night, May through September. The fundraising event, which will include a silent auction, a live auction, live music and food, will take place at the last Music on the Square of the 2021 season.

Attendees may come early to bid on silent auction items at the International Storytelling Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a chair to enjoy a performance by Polyphony Marimba beginning at 7 p.m.

Dinner will be available from Rockin’ Rivet food truck from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or from one of Jonesborough’s local restaurants.  The live auction will take place during intermission at 8 p.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse. Some items to bid on will be a vintage camper stay, a rafting and caving trip with USA Raft, local artwork and a stay at the Historic Eureka Inn.

Help To Continue The Tradition

This Historic Jonesborough tradition of over 20 years is seeking support to continue this community event. Normally, the Music on the Square fundraiser takes place in March but was canceled the last two years due to COVID-19. To offset the costs, the event is accepting donations.

About The Event

Your visit to Historic Jonesborough in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains would not be complete without attending our Music on the Square weekly music festival. It’s music at its best with the townscape of downtown Jonesborough as the setting. Music on the Square provides live concerts featuring a variety of music that ranges from Americana, Bluegrass, Celtic, Irish, Old-Time, Blues and Jazz.

 

Held each Friday evening, July through September, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic, and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the concerts that begin at 7pm.

This music festival is loved by all and attended by many; residents from all over East Tennessee including Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport take part in this weekly event. Folks love to visit, chat, enjoy the music and meet new friends while in the picturesque setting of Tennessee’s oldest town.

MOTS Food Truck Schedule:

  • August
    • August 13- Shane’s Place
    • August 20- Southern Cross Food Truck
    • August 27- Eshta Food Truck
  • September
    • September 3- Trucky Cheese
    • September 10- Trucky Cheese
    • September 17- Rockin’ Rivet Pizza
    • September 24- Rockin’ Rivet Pizza

Looking for more food options? We have you covered!

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Music on the Square 2021 SCHEDULE

 

Other Ways To Support Music on the Square

Attendees can also show support by purchasing Music on the Square tees, CDs, and posters. The tees were created by Summer Buchanan and the poster is a beautiful design by Bill Bledsoe and each is individually signed with only 300 printed. Contact the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium at 423.753.1010, come in and shop, or make your purchase at the merchandise booth during the remainder of the Music on the Square concerts taking place each Friday evening through September. Items can be shipped.

Music On the Square