The 20th annual Umoja/Unity Festival will begin at 3:00 p.m. on September 2nd and 3rd, 2016. in downtown Johnson City. Umoja is Swahili for “Unity” which is to be in harmony, and of one accord, to combine and to include all. For many years, the Umoja Arts & Cultural Inc., which is comprised of approximately 20 board members, has provided Northeast Tennessee with a variety of entertaining and educational opportunities. Our mission, “to bridge and unify diverse cultures through education and artistic presentations of art, culture and heritage” is to improve and promote the region.
The Little Chicago Downtown Music & Arts Festival is a new event, coming August 12-13, 2016, that is being fueled by the Downtown Merchants Association and an enthusiastic group of volunteers who have a heart for Downtown Johnson City. Our region has a rich heritage in music, arts and food, and the Little Chicago Downtown Arts & Music Festival is a great opportunity to bring the community together, celebrating what makes our downtown awesome! First and foremost, our goal with the Little Chicago Downtown Music & Arts Festival is to provide a FREE festival for our community to enjoy. Our vision is to see the streets of Downtown Johnson City filled with families enjoying fantastic regional music, fine arts and crafts, and the best in local and regional foods. We encourage everyone to stop in and shop at any of the wonderful downtown businesses while strolling through and enjoying the festive atmosphere
We return to our favorite Brewery!
Gonna celebrate Tracy Slagle graduating from ETSU! Be there and indulge!!! Great BBQ and great Blues!
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