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Free Summer Concert on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse July 16

Scott Steele and Stoopid Kool and the Kiss My Brass Horns will be the entertainers at the July 16, 2022 Free Summer Concert. Scott Steele will perform at 6 p.m. and Stoopid Kool and the Kiss My Brass Horns will perform at 7 p.m. The concert will be held on the steps and lawn of the Historic Smith County Courthouse in downtown Carthage.

This concert is sponsored by Tom Arnold Construction. The Summer Concert series is hosted by the American Legions Post 57 and Smith County Chamber of Commerce.

Community Pool Party Saturday July 23rd

A Community Pool Party will be hosted by The Stephens Center, The Pregnancy Help Center and The Smith County Health Department on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 p.m. The event is free but space is limited so registration is encouraged. You can register using the QR code or at Eventbrite Carthage Community Pool Party.

There will be information booths, vendors and free popsicles. Swim for free and enjoy the fun.

Get ready! The 2022 Smith County Fair on the River begins next week!

We hope that everyone plans to attend the 2022 Smith County Fair on the River! The fair will be held July 2 thru July 9, 2022.

Go to the Official Smith County Fair website, http://smithcountyfairtn.net/ for the most up-to-date information about this year’s fair. Also be sure to follow them on Facebook.

You can check out the complete schedule of events below or at https://smithcountyfairtn.net/schedule/.

This year’s fair includes two new events including the Apple Pie Baking Contest and the Rally on the River. You also don’t want to miss classic events like the Demolition Derby, the Fireworks Show, and Fairest of the Fair Pageants.

The 2022 Fair on the River will have no shortage of live entertainment. Check out the Carthage Rotary Club Stage and the Wilson Bank & Trust Community Kid’s Stage for nightly performances! On Thursday, July 7, Darryl Worley will take the stage inside the Smith County Ag Center.

There’s something for everyone at the Smith County Fair on the River! See you there!

‘Raising for the Roof’ a weekend full of concerts at the Pleasant Shade Community Center set for June 24-26; Performances by Beatles4Sale, Good Rockin’ Tonight, and the Luggnutts

Shade Tree Presents is hosting a weekend full of concerts at the Pleasant Shade Community Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – June 24-26, 2022.

Starting on Friday, June 24, “Beatles4Sale”, a Beatles Tribute Band, is set to perform at 7:00pm – doors open at 5:00pm.

On Saturday, June 25, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”, a 1950s Rock n’ Roll band, is set to perform at 7:00pm – doors open at 5:00pm.

The last show of the weekend will be by the “Luggnutts” bluegrass band. They are set to perform on Sunday, June 26, at 2:00pm – doors open at noon.

Tickets are $10 per show or you can buy a weekend pass for $25 (front row seats can be reserved for $15 each). To purchase tickets, send Shade Tree Presents or the Pleasant Shade Community Center a message on Facebook.

Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the operation and upkeep up the Pleasant Shade Community Center, including some much needed roof repairs.

The Pleasant Shade Community Center is located at 743 Pleasant Shade Highway in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee.

To learn more about this event and future events from Shade Tree Presents, visit https://www.facebook.com/shadetreepresents/

Pregnancy Help Center Open House

The Pregnancy Help Center will host an Open House on Friday, June 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 108 College Avenue W. Carthage, TN. The Pregnancy Help Center offers free and confidential life affirming, compassionate care to women, men and children who face pregnancy related issues. Visit the Pregnancy Help Center facebook page for more information.

Free Summer Concert on Courthouse Lawn Saturday, June 18th 2022

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and come out to enjoy the second concert of the Summer Concert Series this Saturday, June 18th at 6 p.m. on the steps and lawn of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Carthage. Performers will include Rhonda Funk at 6 p.m. and Ron Miller & The Roadhouse Roosters at 7 p.m.

The Free Summer Concert Series will continue with concert dates on July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27th and September 10th. The Smith County Chamber of Commerce, American Legion and several local businesses have worked together to host the concert series. Some of the funding is provided by a grant from the State of Tennessee and Tennessee Arts Commission.

2nd Annual Fred Keith Memorial Ride and Poker Run

The Caney Fork CMT/ABATE will sponsor the 2nd Annual Fred Keith Memorial Ride and Poker Run this Saturday, June 18th, 2022. Registration will be 8-8:45 a.m. at the Veterans Hall, 222 Main Street, Carthage. The ride will start at 9 a.m. All vehicles are welcome. Cost is $20 per bike or vehicle, $10 additional passenger or additional poker hand.

Mary Etta Nixon celebrates 90th birthday

Mary Etta Nixon

The family will host a birthday celebration for Mary Etta Nixon on June 19th, 2022 at the Fellowship Hall of Hickman Baptist Church from 2 – 4 p.m. Hand-dipped ice-cream cones like those served by her at Nixon/Paschall Store back in the day will be shared. If you life was touched by Mary Etta Nixon be sure to share your presence with her at the celebration, but no gift please.

Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival this weekend – June 10-11, 2022

The annual Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Defeated Creek Marina and Campground on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2022. 

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on both nights, and live music will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Admission to the festival is $3 per adult. 

The hosts of the festival recommend bringing your own lawn chair and coming prepared to have a great time!

The Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival is a fundraiser for the Defeated Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and all proceeds from the event go to the Fire Department.

VBS at Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Vacation Bible School will be hosted by Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church on June 5th-9th beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 21 Sloan Branch Road in Pleasant Shade. The VBS Kick-off will be Sunday 3- 7 p.m. and the program runs from 6-8:45 Monday-Wednesday. Thursday will be a special program for parents and families with a meal after the 6 p.m. program.