BLUE PLUM ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS 

The Blue Plum Organization is excited to announce a new program for 2021 that will assist local businesses and organizations to bring music and arts to downtown Johnson City. Due to COVID restrictions, the organization is unable to host the festival this year, so they are offering grants for small scale community events to be held the month of June. 

The mission of the organization is to invest in Downtown Johnson City through cultural experiences that create lifelong memories for today and tomorrow.  The Blue Plum Festival has been the premiere music and arts festival in downtown for 19 years and plans to return as soon as possible. In the meantime, $20,000 has been set aside through the Blue Plum Gives Back program to support public programs, events and initiatives that stimulate art, music and culture in Downtown Johnson City.  

The Blue Plum Gives Back program came about in 2020 as the organization was seeking ways to support arts in Downtown. The first project, was to cosponsor a mural with Johnson City Public Art. This mural will be completed sometime in 2021. They also provided funding towards the Downtown Square Breezeway project.  

“The Blue Plum Organization had really hoped to be able to bring the festival back this summer, but for a festival the size of ours, planning begins 9 months ahead of time,” says Jenny Lockmiller, Board President. “There were too many unknowns for the all-volunteer organization this winter, without knowing what the pandemic numbers would be in June. But the Gives Back program is a way that our board felt we could support downtown businesses and organizations and still provide arts and music to our community.” 

The grant application opens February 25, with a deadline of March 25and all events must be held in the month of JuneEvent organizers will need to submit a written proposal, a video and show how the activity relates to the Blue Plum mission. To download the application and for more information about Blue Plum and Blue Plum Gives Back, please visit:  Blue Plum Grant Application Form There is no application fee. 

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Questions? Contact:
Caroline Abercrombie
Vice President, Blue Plum Organization

Apply for the Grant at:
Blue Plum Grant Application Form

BLUE PLUM ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS 

The Blue Plum Organization is excited to announce a new program for 2021 that will assist local businesses and organizations to bring music and arts to downtown Johnson City. Due to COVID restrictions, the organization is unable to host the festival this year, so they are offering grants for small scale community events to be held the month of June. 

The mission of the organization is to invest in Downtown Johnson City through cultural experiences that create lifelong memories for today and tomorrow.  The Blue Plum Festival has been the premiere music and arts festival in downtown for 19 years and plans to return as soon as possible. In the meantime, $20,000 has been set aside through the Blue Plum Gives Back program to support public programs, events and initiatives that stimulate art, music and culture in Downtown Johnson City.  

The Blue Plum Gives Back program came about in 2020 as the organization was seeking ways to support arts in Downtown. The first project, was to cosponsor a mural with Johnson City Public Art. This mural will be completed sometime in 2021. They also provided funding towards the Downtown Square Breezeway project.  

“The Blue Plum Organization had really hoped to be able to bring the festival back this summer, but for a festival the size of ours, planning begins 9 months ahead of time,” says Jenny Lockmiller, Board President. “There were too many unknowns for the all-volunteer organization this winter, without knowing what the pandemic numbers would be in June. But the Gives Back program is a way that our board felt we could support downtown businesses and organizations and still provide arts and music to our community.” 

The grant application opens February 25, with a deadline of March 25and all events must be held in the month of JuneEvent organizers will need to submit a written proposal, a video and show how the activity relates to the Blue Plum mission. To download the application and for more information about Blue Plum and Blue Plum Gives Back, please visit:  Blue Plum Grant Application Form There is no application fee. 

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Questions? Contact:
Caroline Abercrombie
Vice President, Blue Plum Organization

Apply for the Grant at:
Blue Plum Grant Application Form

Our mission is to invest in Downtown Johnson City
through cultural experiences that create lifelong
memories for today and tomorrow.

We produce three events each year in the Downtown Johnson City area that bring
the community together and promote health, community and the arts!
The Blue Plum Organization is a not for profit 501c3 organization.

Blue Plum Festival

The Blue Plum festival began in 1999 with the idea of bringing awareness to Downtown Johnson City- and having a little fun!  We have watched our downtown flourish and continue to bring the festival to the greater Johnson City community each year- highlighting our growing and thriving downtown area!

The festival consists of a 5K race, two days of music, art and craft vendors, children’s area, food court and much much more!  Our goal is to create events that families and friends can enjoy and make memories for years to come!

This years festival will take place on June 5 & 6 in Founders Park of Downtown Johnson City. Event’s include music & arts, a 5K, a kids zone, and even a silent disco (yes you heard that right!). There is so much to this years Blue Plum festival you have to attend to see it all. Interested in being a vendor or need more information? Learn More

Christmas Parade

The Blue Plum Organization is proud to present the Johnson City Christmas parade each year!  People of all ages come out to see the floats, dance teams, and local high school bands perform!  This is a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!

The Christmas parade has something for the whole family Interested in participating this year or need more information? Learn More

Bunny Hop 5k

The Blue Plum Organization is bringing back the Bunny Hop 5K and Kids’ Dash. This certified 5K course starts promptly at 8:30 AM on April (TBD). The Kids’ Dash will begin at 9:30 AM and a joint awards ceremony will be immediately after. After you HOP across the finish line, stay for the community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Munsey Church in Founders Park beginning at 10:30 AM! Register online at http://www.athlinks.com/event/bunny-hop