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First Friday: Artsy Vibes

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for this engaging and fun summer series and experience the streets of Downtown Elizabethton come alive for an amazing community event. This month’s First Friday is sponsored by Brightspeed!

Community Connection • Live Entertainment • Elevated Shopping & Dining • Family-Friendly Activities

June 7 is all about the Artsy Vibes to showcase the talent throughout our community with murals, music, dance, and live art demonstrations. Pick-up a BINGO card to enjoy a list of participating businesses, activities, & a First Friday map. Complete a BINGO for a chance to win prizes.

Explore our boutiques, vintage shops, and art-centric spaces with elevated shopping as you enjoy performances and live music in the streets throughout downtown. Engage in family-friendly fun at the Fun Zone featuring a rotating schedule of complimentary activities (sponsored by Citizens Bank). Treat yourself to drinks and great food at one of our downtown establishments as well as the Mobile Food Zone on Armed Forced Drive. Discover new ways to get involved at the Community Zone in the 400 Block Breezeway, featuring non-profits and community organizations. Experience the warmth of our community and the lively atmosphere of our bustling district during First Friday!

Fun Zone (Sponsored by Citizens Bank) – Located in the Fire Department Lawn
  • History in the Making Community Mural Reveal (5:30 PM)
  • Live Art Demonstrations by Made on Elk and local artists
  • Yard Games
  • Face Painting
Community Zone – Located in the 400 Block Breezeway
  • Elizabethton Senior Center
  • Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library
  • Friends of the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter
  • Assistance and Resource Ministries Food Pantry
Mobile Food Zone – Located on Armed Forces Drive
  • Jersey Mikes Subs
  • Kickin’ Chicken Shack
  • Pan de Vida
  • Wood Fire Pizza
Live Performances
  • Mark Larkins (Fun Zone)
  • Mike Preslar (Community Zone)
  • Bekah Agin (Hellbender Outfitters)
  • The Bosses (Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria)
  • Samantha Gray (Riverside Taphouse After Party)
  • Some Old Friends (Crossroads Craftworks)
  • East Tennessee Ballet Academy
Participating Businesses
  • Appalachian Sun Brewing – On-site tie-dye clinic for $35 ($5 discount for more than one item)
  • August Muse – Live open studio featuring local artists showcasing their process and work
  • B&C Music – Live student performances to show off their talent and skills
  • Big Dan’s East TN BBQ
  • Boomtown & Co – BYOS (bring your own shirt) for on-site screen printing with a special design 
  • Brumit Sports Shop
  • Cannon’s Fine Home Furnishings
  • Cottage Boutique – Live hat burning art demonstrations by Emme Johnson
  • Crossroads Craftworks – Live music by Some Old Friends
  • Duck Crossing Antique Mall – Special First Friday features
  • Eagle Center Antiques – Live painting from local artist featured in shop
  • Elizabethton Escape
  • Hellbender Outfitters – Chalk Art & hopscotch activity
  • Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria – Live music by Jason Ellis
  • Natural Kneads Wellness: Massage & Yoga
  • Pedals on Rails – Bike frame decorating community craft + 5 After 5 featuring $5 bike rentals after 5 p.m.
  • Riverside Taphouse – DIY earring making, Chalk Zone, and Live music by Samantha Gray for the After Party
  • Simple Blessings General Store – Live painting demonstration by Tennessee Mountain Art at 6 PM
  •  Simply Elegant Bakery – Italian pottery feature 
  • The Cookie Crate – Enjoy homemade cookies from scratch 
  • The Clock Stop – Featuring 30% off all clocks during First Friday
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary – offering a free grade A crysal bracelt with each $50 purchase
  • The Wicked Whit – TAROT readings and hand wire wrapped jewelry demonstrations by local vendor, Cait Fair
  • The Vintage Elk
  • Tweetsie Trailing – Special Water Color Ice-Cream menu item, handmade from scratch 
  • Undervalley Dragway – Slotcar racing at 7:30 PM
  • Pioneer Tattoo Co. – Local artist flash sheet
First Friday is Presented By:
  • Sponsor of the Month: Brightspeed
  • Main Street Elizabethton
  • Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library
  • Carter County Tourism


June 7
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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