Main Street Music & Heritage Festival 2012

Date Time Event Location
Wednesday, July 25 Community Night of Musical Praise & Worship
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Tower Street String Band Altizer Stage / Main St.
7:40 p.m. – 8:10 p.m. Blue Praise Altizer Stage / Main St.
8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lamar n Co. Altizer Stage / Main St.
Friday, July 27 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Victor Lawson’s Boogie Chillen Wham Bam Blues Band Tazewell High School
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Police Experience Tazewell High School
Saturday, July 28 7:00 a.m. Vendor Set Up Main St.
9:00 a.m. VFW Post 7136 Flag Raising Altizer Stage / Main St.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Booths Open Main St.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Inflatables Altizer Stage / Main St.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Clinton Collins & The Creek Boys
12:30 p.m. Main St. Mini-Park
1:00 p.m. Tazewell Tae-Kwon Do Dawg Pound Martial Arts Demonstration Altizer Stage / Main St.
7:00 p.m. Green Dog 5K (6:00 p.m. Registration) Four Seasons YMCA
7:00 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. Sarah Turner Altizer Stage / Main St.
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Exile Altizer Stage / Main St.
Sunday, July 29 6:00 p.m. Gordon Mote Altizer Stage / Main St.

Back of the Dragon 2012

Tazewell celebrated Back of the Dragon Day 2012 on Saturday, June 2nd. The day included live music, bike shows, car shows, motorcycle and car company displays, and various vendors. Bill Dixon, a three time stunt national champion, amazed the audience with his performances.

Skirmish Reenactment

President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln were on hand, along with General Robert E. Lee. A period ball was held with music by Ron Mullennex and the Skirmish Band.

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The annual Jeffersonville Civil War reenactment was held at Crab Orchard Museum on April 20th through April 22nd.
The events included a ladies tea, battle reenactments, games for children, and a glimpse of life in a cavalry camp.
The skirimish is a reenactment of a battle that happened in Tazewell, which was named Jeffersonville at that time, near what is now Ramey’s Chevrolet. In the spring of 1864, General William Woods Averell was advancing from the Kanawa Valley area into Abbs Valley and Wittens Mill with the intention of attacking the salt works in Saltville. When he reached Tazewell, he encountered Confederate troops and a battle ensued. After the battle, he learned that the salt works were heavily defended by General John Hunt Morgan, and opted to redirect his target to the VA/TN railroad bridge in Wytheville. General Averell was later defeated when General Morgan and General William E. “Grumble” Jones circled his troops in Crockett’s Cove, and he then retreated to Monroe County.

Clean Up Month

Just a reminder that April 15 to May 15 is officially designated as “clean up month”. During this time, the Town sanitation crews will collect any special garbage free of charge, excluding appliances and any items the landfill will not allow such as paint, oil, and tires. During this month, you may stop by the Town Municipal Building and receive 5 free trash bags.