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Volume 25, Number 4 — April 2018

Arts Calendar

Master storyteller Donald Davis returns to Jonesborough
Donald Davis

Master storyteller Donald Davis returns to Jonesborough

Date(s):  April 16 - 17, 2018
Venue: Jonesborough Visitors Center
117 Boone Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
423.753.1010

JONESBOROUGH, TN — Donald Davis, one of America's favorite master storytellers, is coming to the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center April 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. The two-night concert features Davis telling different stories each evening.

Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian Mountain world that was rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them.” Davis says as he recounts tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.

This year, the Town of Jonesborough has new additions to everyone’s favorite storytelling performance. Before Davis hits the stage, live music will be provided by Scott Wild, an American singer/songwriter specializing in vintage folk rock. Directly after his concert Davis will host a meet and greet for fans.

Davis’ resume boasts numerous experiences including Davidson College, Duke University Divinity School, a retired Methodist minister and former chairperson of the board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association. He is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival and has also served as a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institute, the World’s Fair as well as festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world.

For Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life. He invites each listener to come along, pull deep inside for one’s own stories and personally share the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit. For Davis, storytelling “is not what I do for a living, but it is how I do all that I do while I am living.”

General admission to the concert is $12. A special group rate for 15 or more people is also available for $10 per person. For tickets or more information, call 423-753-1010 visit Donald Davis Concert Facebook page or Jonesborough.com/tickets


Topics: Storytelling

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