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Blue Plum Festival

June 7 & 8, 2019

Downtown Johnson City, TN

The festival is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Friday fun begins at 4 pm, Saturday the festival opens at 10 am!

RAIN or SHINE, the festival will go on as planned this weekend

What to Expect at Blue Plum Festival: 

June Weather  Weather in the mountains can change quickly. Be sure to check the forecast and prepare accordingly (hats, sunscreen, raincoats).  

Family Fun Activities Bring chairs/blankets for lounging on the lawn or enjoying the music by the stage. You will need your athletic clothes for the Blue Plum Fast 5K, Little Plum Kids Dash, the FREE Kids Area, and YPTri Field Day experience.  There is also a downtown Blue Plum Gaming Competition this year.  An interactive map will be available to navigate your way through the schedules and activity areas.  

FREE Music, Music, Music – Bring your dancing shoes for year’s lineup! Don’t forget ear protection for younger festival goers, and the lawn is an area with less noise for four-legged friends.  

Vendors – Arts & Crafts, Rides, Food & Beverages – Bring your appetite for food and shopping! Don’t forget cash and/or cards for food, Ferris wheel rides, shopping, beverages, and over 21 armbands.  

On the Move! – Pack light – There is a lot to do with this year’s expanded festival footprint you will need comfy shoes for exploring downtown from the Market Street parking lot on into Founder’s park.  Carpool and make use of the NE State parking deck just across from the Ballad Health Stage!  Uber is available in Johnson City. Also, remember that large bags, coolers, and outside alcohol are not permitted. 

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 07

WILD WING CAFE STAGE

4:00 PM REBECCA LEE DANIELS
4:45 PM SETH THOMAS
5:45 PM JESSE LEWIS AND THE COUNTRY CLUB
6:45 PM DAYTRIPPER
7:45 PM ORIGINAL FLOW AND THE FERVENT ROUTE

BALLAD HEALTH STAGE

5:15 PM VINTAGE PISTOL
6:40 PM UNSPOKEN TRADITION
8:00 PM MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD
9:15 PM NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 08

WILD WING CAFE STAGE

10:15 AM THE DEPENDENTS
11:15 AM CAVE TWINS
12:00 PM SULPHUR SPRINGS STRING DIPPERS
1:00 PM VINTAGE PISTOL
2:00 PM SCOTT MULVAHILL (SOLO)
2:45 PM LADYBIRDS
3:30 PM CARL ANDERSON
4:15 PM ED SNODDERLY
6:00 PM EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS

BALLAD HEALTH STAGE

1:00 PM KAITLYN BAKER
2:10 PM THE GREEN FINGERS
3:15 PM MATT HECKLER
4:35 PM SCOTT MULVAHILL (FULL BAND)
6:00 PM ROANOKE
7:30 PM ONA
9:30 PM DEVON GILFILLIAN

Grab your blue attire and help us paint the town blue Saturday night during the Blue Plum Festival! We will be handing out glow sticks and bracelets to light up Downtown JC in blue. Even our Lady of the Fountain will be glowing blue!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

This year’s festival features an amazing Kid’s Zone, open Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm.

Our Silent Disco is Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – 11 pm and a special kid-friendly option from 6 pm – 8 pm.

The Ferris Wheel returns, giving you an incredible view of downtown, this has a fee, but so worth it!

All your favorite festival food can be found in the Food Court along Commerce Street.

And the Arts and Craft vendors will be some of the best ever!

Blue Plum 5k
REGISTER NOW!

This year’s Blue Plum 5K race will be held on Saturday, June 8th in Founders Park. The adult run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Little Plum Dash for kids (12 & under) will begin at 9:00 a.m. This race is moving to Saturday morning with a modified, faster course. The race is brought to the public by local sponsors and powered by Blue Plum Committee and Johnson City Run Club. New this year, the Little Plum Dash will be timed and shirts will be provided with registration. Online registration link will be coming soon. Packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet in Johnson City. Day of registration from 6:30 – 7:30 am. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Electronic B-tag timing by We Run Events. Stick around for the after party and awards ceremony.

Download the Course Map (PDF)
View the Live Interactive Map

VOLUNTEER

It takes a village to run a two-day music festival. If you love music, meeting new people and being in the middle of all the festival fun, then we’d love for you to sign-up as a volunteer and become a part of our Blue Plum Festival Team! 

We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Blue Plum Festival volunteers

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the button below to go the SignUp.

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Jason Onks at [email protected] and he can sign you up manually.

SIGN-UP TO BE A BLUE PLUM VOLUNTEER!