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Charles Maples to perform July 24 in Jonesborough for ‘Brews & Tunes’

From Staff Reports

Brews & Tunes, one of Jonesborough’s outdoor music concerts, will host Charlie Maples in downtown Jonesborough on Sunday, July 24. Brews & Tunes takes place at the International Storytelling Center Plaza each Sunday evening through Sept. 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music starts at 5 p.m.


Charlie Maples mines the classic jazz catalogues, calls out with the Rhythm and the Blues, and flirts with the wavelength of Michael McDonald. The band’s members represent combined decades of musical exploration, performance, touring, composing, and recording in genres ranging from jazz, classical, folk, and hip-hop, to R&B, old time, rock, and ambient. Band members include singer, arranger and songwriter, Erin Dalton (arr. for Amythyst Kiah, Bill & The Belles) with husband Andrew Gibbens, drummer (of previous band projects this mountain, Amythyst Kiah, Listener), join in melodic and harmonic rhythm with fellow singer-songwriters Isaac Ratliff (Sorrel, Florencia & The Feeling) on electric piano with some smooth BGVs, and Phil Ling (Tree Hollow) on bass and reverberating guitar.


Brews & Tunes is a free event open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to ensure seating.


There will be rotating food trucks and beer options. Brews will be on tap from Blackberry Farm Brewery, and food will be provided by Lobster Dogs of Tennessee and Sunset Slush food trucks.


Yoga in the Park takes place during Brews & Tunes at 4 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling Center. Each class lasts an hour. There is no cost to participate, but donations are welcome. All levels are welcome from beginners to advance, and this series will be taught by certified area instructors. Participants can bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. These classes are weather permitting. Learn more at


For more information about Brews & Tunes call the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010, visit Main Street Brews & Tunes on Facebook or visit


This year’s event is sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants Services Association (JAMSA), Main Street Café & Catering and Six Rivers Media.