Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Year Ahead

Best wishes for the New Year to the fans of the Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City, TN! In about six months, the 2010 Blue Plum Festival will get underway. This coming festival has been extended to include an additional day of entertainment and fun!

The festival will be Friday June 4, 2010 through Sunday June 6, 2010. Last year the attendance was about 80,000 so we are expecting a record turnout for the 2010 festival! Remember this is a free music and arts festival in downtown Johnson City, TN...that's right...FREE!

Our volunteer program, "Plum Up", will kick off in January we'll be asking some of our friends to help in planning and executing the biggest outdoor event in the Tri-Cities area!

For now, we would just like to say Happy New Year and stay safe!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a "Blues Christmas"

Facebook Fan Page Giveaway
"I'm Dreaming of a Blues Christmas"
The Blue Plum Festival is proud to announce our newest giveway just in time for Christmas! We are teaming up with Slackjack Guitars in Jonesborough, TN to offer a one-of-a kind Cigar Box Guitar as the prize for our giveway.
To find out more about Slackjack Guitars click HERE
Pictures of the actual guitar along with more information about the contest will be posted on the evening of Wednesday Dec 16th. The contest does have limitations...
A member of the Blue Plum Festival Committee
A member of the Friends of Olde Downtowne
Be Age 21 and over (proof will be required)
Live within the Tri-Cities, TN region (no further than 50 miles from Johnson City, TN)
Agree to take delivery no later than Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sign a release authorize use of your photo to be used in promotional photos for the Blue Plum Festival and Slackjack Guitars.
The giveaway will be a triva based contest. The first winning answer (posted on the facebook fan event page) who meets all of the criteria, will be named the winner.
The contest will be held on Friday, December 18th..and the winner will be announced on Saturday, December 19th. So again, good luck..and Merry Christmas from the Blue Plum Festival!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winners for the Downtown Christmas Window Display Contest

Winners Announced for the Downtown Christmas Window Display Contest

First and foremost, a big thank you to the merchants who particpated in the contest. There were so many unique windows. Also, a thank you to our judges, including those who texted their vote for the "People's Choice". We received over 800 text votes!

Congratulations to the 1ST place winner - NUMAN'S

2nd Place - ETSU Physicians

People's Choice - ETSU Arts Department

Congratulations to the winners, and once again thank you to everyone who participated!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Happenings with Jake Legg's Lost State Tours

Jake Legg's Lost State Tours, Johnson City, Tennessee's first and only bus tour and charter company, is full of holiday cheer this year! They are now offering a variety of ways for residents and visitors to take advantage of the region's seasonal celebrations.

This year, Lost State Tours will also offer tours to the Bristol Motor Speedway so that large groups can ride in comfort and style to enjoy the annual Speedway in Lights that benefit the Speedway Children's Charities. The Speedway tour has become an annual tradition for many families, and by utilizing the bus tour, you will get a vantage point and have an experience that you just can't get by riding in a lower riding passenger vehicle.

Lost State Tours can also offers options for your "Office Holiday Party." From private tours, progressive dinners, to pub crawls, they offer many packages to accommodate your needs. The bus seats 23 guests comfortably, and you are encouraged/welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Looking for a special gift for that someone in your life? Let me suggest a gift certificate as a stocking stuffer. Give the gift of a memory!

Mention this BLOG POST and you will receive $10 worth of Jake's bread---valid for tour tickets or a charter.

Give the Boss Woman at (423) 557-4248 or visit the tour online at

Become a fan of Lost State tours on facebook!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blue Plum Festival Director Visits Daytime Tri-Cities

Mr. David Pennington visited the set of Daytime Tri-Cities today to talk about the upcoming First Friday and Christmas Parade in Downtown Johnson City, TN. Thank you to Morgan King for being such a gracious always.

Blue Plum looks forward to appearing on the show again to update the area on the activities slated for the 2010 Blue Plum Festival!