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Whitetop Mountain Band to perform for Jonesborough MOTS on Aug. 19

Whitetop Mountain Band.

From Staff Reports

Music on the Square, a Jonesborough outdoor music series, will host the Whitetop Mountain Band in downtown Jonesborough on Friday, Aug. 19. Music on the Square takes place in front of the Washington County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough each Friday evening through Sept. 30 from 7  to 9 p.m.


This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to ensure seating.


The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop regions’ style of old time fiddling and banjo picking, and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. The band is currently led by Emily Spencer, who was a founding member of the group in the mid-1970s.


This season Music on the Square will feature a diverse range of music including bluegrass, jazz, rock, americano and blues.


Food options every Friday night include a weekly rotating food truck and downtown Jonesborough restaurants including East Tennessee Hemp Company, Gigi’s Pantry, Jonesborough Barrell House and Texas Burritos & More. Carry out options are available. This week’s food truck is BD&F Farms Kitchen.


For more information go to or call the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. This year’s music series is sponsored by Bright Ridge, Cumulus Media, McCleod Organics, Humana and Wolfe Development.


Jonesborough’s Yoga in the Park is in conjunction with Jonesborough’s Music on the Square and Brews & Tunes. Yoga in the Park takes place twice weekly each Friday through September 30 at 6 p.m. in Mill Spring Park in downtown Jonesborough and Sundays at 4 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough. Each class lasts an hour. There is no cost to participate, but donations are accepted. All levels are welcome from beginners to advance. Participants can bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. There will be no class held on September 2. These classes are weather permitting.