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Lamplight Theatre: Sounds of Freedom

KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 9, 2017 – Hear the song of America resonate throughout LampLight Theatre’s 13th Annual Americana production, Sounds of Freedom! Feel the spirit of freedom infuse the room in this musical presentation of our freedom, liberty, and faith! Sounds of Freedom premieres this summer in Downtown Kingsport and will honor those who have served or are currently serving our country, providing for the freedoms that we enjoy.

A NEW production to the LampLight stage, Sounds of Freedom exhibits a plethora of favorite musical classics, dance, and visual arts, including a time to honor members of all branches of the armed forces. The Sounds of Freedom will ring out with a World War II tribute, a section showcasing classic country music that has made America great, a cappella numbers to impress, and inspirational ballads that commemorate the sacrifice of our American soldiers as well as the sacrifice we know from Christ. Our own Foggy Valley’s “Flo Rakestraw” brings her crazy antics to the stage along with Otis Purdy, in charge of security! Join Billy Wayne and a multi-talented cast of singers, musicians, comedians, and dancers as they commemorate the heritage of our nation!

Performances of Freedom’s Anthem will be June 30 – July 2 and July 5-9, Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:00 pm with additional Matinees Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Admission is a Suggested Donation of $10 for adults, $5 for students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Doors will open one hour prior to all performances. A love offering will be taken at each performance.

Saturday, July 1st, we will host a Freedom Feast! in The Emporium Banquet Hall adjacent to the theatre preceding the 7pm show. This deliciously catered meal will include fried chicken and barbeque ribs, several sides, rolls, and beverages! What better way to celebrate our country’s freedom than to fellowship over a meal and hear the beautiful music of America to follow? The Feast and Show admission is $30 adults, $17 students (4-12), and free children (0-3). (Group rates available – call for details.)

In appreciation to all veterans, active duty & reserve military, policemen, and firemen, we will offer FREE admission for them to any performance (excluding dinner).

For reservations and more information, please contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit us online at

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Lamplight Theatre: Summer Comedy Nights

The following release is being announced from Vision Productions, Inc., LampLight Theatre. Vision Productions is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Thank you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carmen Phillips

Theatre Manager

Vision Productions, Inc.

LampLight Theatre

(423) 343-1766


“Summer Comedy Nights”

Downtown Kingsport at the Emporium on Broad

KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 8, 2017 – Are you ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a night of laughs? If so, downtown Kingsport is a great place this summer to spend your evenings. With the opening of The Emporium on Broad comes another prodigious venue for remarkable entertainment. Vision Productions, Inc./LampLight Theatre continues to bring something new to downtown Kingsport and promises to bring evenings filled with laughter and fun through their Summer Comedy Nights hosted at The Emporium on Broad.

The Summer Comedy Nights will run on 3 Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Acclaimed professional illusionists and comedians will be coming from around the country to take the stage at The Emporium on Broad. No need to worry about the content of the shows because all performers will provide “clean” entertainment.

The comedy series will be held June 24, July 29, and August 5. All performances will be held at 7:00 PM at The Emporium located next to LampLight Theatre at 146 Broad Street in downtown Kingsport, TN. The “kick-off” performance will host comedic illusionist, Joseph Young on June 24th. Joseph’s performance includes “audience interactivity, squeaky clean humor, and amazing illusions.” July 29th, the series will host the 2012 winner of the Clean Comedy Challenge, Marty Simpson, and August 5th, we will welcome Carlos Massey “Big Los”, a clean comedian and one of the most requested headliners in the North Carolina Triad area.

Admission: Performances are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 & under. This includes entertainment, delicious appetizers, and drinks (non-alcoholic). Exquisite desserts and specialty coffees and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available for an additional charge. Doors will open one hour prior.

For reservations and information, please contact the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at

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Vision Productions Inc., is a non-profit organization devoted to sharing the gospel through music, seminars, and performing arts. Our mission is to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and to see fellow Christians edified and challenged to a deeper walk of faith.

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Busking Around The World

Busking Around The World revolves around the idea of promoting the talents of local performers (musicians, dancers, artists, craftspeople, entertainers, etc.) and encouraging more of a vibrant, walkable downtown area.

The term “Busking” represents the age old tradition of street performing, where various forms of entertainers would play for tips on busy corners and sidewalks in downtown areas.

This year we’re expanding our mindset, incorporating a multi-cultural component that promotes diversity. So, we’re going to represent and celebrate the many different cultures of the world.
Crowds will be able to walk around downtown on July 15th and immerse themselves in the cuisine, entertainment, crafts, and atmosphere of numerous cultures from across the world.

We’re very excited for our second year!

This will be a free event! It will be from 12pm to 5 pm on July 15th!

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PEAK Holler at the Moon

Holler at the Moon: PEAK

The party doesn’t have to end when the downtown concerts do! On June 9, PEAK will be hosting Holler at the Moon immediately following the downtown concert.

Sassagrass will hit our stage around 9 PM and will be followed by the Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project. There will be beer from Sleepy Owl Brewery, cider from Gypsy Circus Cider Company, and snacks from East Coast Wings.
The event is FREE for PEAK members who pre-register! The pre-registration price for non-members is $5.

HUGE thank you to our event partners: Sleepy Owl Brewery, East Coast Wings, CenturyLink, Urban Synergy, and Hibbert Davis Urban Brews.

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Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival

Please join us in welcoming the 3rd Annual Wine Festival in
Northeast Tennessee to Downtown Kingsport!

Sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Association, a dozen wineries from across Tennessee will provide samples of their labels, visitors will stroll from tent to tent enjoying tastes of rich wines, shopping local artisans, enjoying music and southern foods.

The Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival will be held on  Saturday August 5th, 2017 from 1pm – 6pm in a brand new location, in front of Glen Bruce Park! Tickets go on sale Now!

Vintners include:

Apple Barn Winery, Arrington Vineyards, Countryside Vineyards and Winery, Cades Cove Cellars, Goodwater Vineyards, Reedy Creek Vineyards and Cellars, Eagle Springs Winery, Hillside Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Stonehaus Winery, and Sugurland Cellars.

Early Bird tickets are only $25 until Friday, July 28th, after this date the price will raise to $30. Tickets are available at the door starting at 1PM on Saturday, August 5th. You may purchase tickets online until 5PM on August 4th.

**Bring valid ID to check-in.


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Kingsport’s 2nd Saturday Marketplace

Fabulous finds, vintage pieces, jewelry, antiques, original art, handmade treasures, home decor, paper and fiber arts, skin care products, edible treats, and more!



The Marketplace occurs on the 2nd Saturday of every month. I am always on the hunt for new vendors! The cost is $50.00 for an 8’x10′ space with one 8′ table and 2 chairs. Both crafters and antique dealers are welcome. My goal is to provide a variety of vendors to our customers. Our first event was May 13, 2017, so we are rolling. I hope that some of you will be interested in being a vendor.
Thank you,
Deb Ingram

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Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery: KD Diallo

Please Join Us for 
   Thursday, June 1st

5-8 pm 

Opening Night!

Delicious Hors D’oeuvres
Box Wines  
Bellafina Chocolates
Little Cake Mini Cupcakes 
Live Music by
Jared Williams
New to the Gallery


New Anne Vaughan Jewelry

From Her 
“Summer Rain” & “Smitten”




 “Lovespell”, “High Maintenance” & “Fruit Loop” 

New to our line of 

“For the Love of Suds”



New to our growing line of 
Premium Lotion Candles! 

Indigo Blossom and Mountain Laurel!

“Pea Pod” Jewelry 
Patty Osborne  



Our New Wine Nooks! Dark Walnut, Light Maple and Slate Gray

Now Available!


We Just Launched Our New Website!



NEW Hours for 2017

Monday-Thursday: 11am-5:30pm 
Friday: 11am-6pm 
 Saturday: 10am-6pm 


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Most Gallery Merchandise is
Made in theUSA! 
Photograph: “Virginia Horse Barn Flag” by Sam Bass 





Artistic Design Services
How it works:  
We will come to your office or home 
and create a custom mock-up of artwork 
from the gallery for your walls. 
This service is
FREE with a minimum purchase!

Call the gallery for more information. 

Bridal Registry


We offer Ginger Graters and Cruets by Cathey Bolton,

Cutting Boards by  Michael Ripper

Chicken Cookers and Square Casseroles by

Anthony Stoneware, 
Lace Impressed Porcelain by Craven,

Colorful Earthenware by Rikki Taylor, 
Beautiful Wood bowls by
Kent Blazier, Richard Dwyer and Ken Lewis,  
and many other pieces that will be sure to help you  
create a beautiful home. 
Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery
128 E. Market St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11am-5:30pm
Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Cindy Saadeh Fine Art, 128 E Market St, Kingsport, TN 37660
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