Appalachian Storyteller Dinner -2021

Join us as we present the Appalachian Storyteller Dinner!

This year we’ll celebrate coming together with a traditional Appalachian dinner served over 2 nights at 2 historic locations:
the Historic, Garrott’s Stonewall House, Gallatin, TN, December 12th, 7-9pm
and Rock Castle Historic Site Hendersonville, TN, December 13th, 7- 9pm

During An Appalachian Christmas Dinner, guests will feast on an authentic Appalachian dinner complete with moonshine, wine, and stack cake and authentic Appalachian storyteller, and live music! Storytelling will be provided by Tom Hicks and Susie Monick and Joe, whose original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia.

STORYTELLER:

Tom Hicks

Tom Hicks Appalachian StorytellerTom Hicks was born in 1954, one hundred years after the death of one of his favorite authors and naturalists Henry David Thoreau, and grew up in his own Walden near Norris Lake in East Tennessee. Tom is an entrepreneur and has been involved in the recycling and environmental business for more than 40 years. He is the grandson of a bootlegger and the son of a barber who played banjo and steel guitar. He was a shoeshine boy in his Daddy’s barber shop where he heard many stories. Tom has worked as an actor, director, and producer in local theater and a speaker about spiritual issues in the modern age. He has authored ten book and plays, and several film projects. His characters “Tommy Typical” and “Hickey” which are in fact alter egos appear in five of his works and explore the sacred nature of everyday life on Planet Earth and Beyond. His motto is “Relax. You are eternal.”

 

 

MUSIC :

Joe Collins
As a songwriter Joe Collins has had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice, Randy Travis, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, Eric Church, Chris Ledoux, Andy Griggs, Cletus T Judd, Confederate Railroad, Dixiana, The Whites, Jett Williams, Deryl Dodd, Kacey Jones, Margo Smith, Randy Kohrs, Dallas Smith and many others.
As a keyboard player Joe spent years traveling the country and the world performing with Tom T Hall. He also did stints with Michael White, Rodney Atkins, Paulette Carlson and many others. He was a member of The Drifting Cowboys (for years alongside legendary steel guitar player Don Helms) performing with Jett Williams. Joe is also a founding and long time member of the vocal trio Phillybilly with fellow songwriters Rich Fagan and Kacey Jones. And his newest band project as a member of Holly Wood and the Extras.

Sue Collins Appalachian Music ProSusie Monick
Susie was the founding member of Buffalo Gals, the first all girl Bluegrass Band in the 1970s. She has been a ballet dancer since age four and studied with George Balanchine in New York City. Her album “Melting Pots” is hailed as the first jazz banjo album. She played and recorded with Richard Dobson and State of the Heart, Vassar Clements, Woody Herman, Townes Van Zandt, Josie Kuhn, Doug Dillard, and Ginger Boatwright. Her Grand Ole Opry debut was with Nanci Griffith and The Blue Moon Orchestra. Susie fronts her own band Holly Wood And The Extras. She plays banjo, mandolin, and button accordion. As an actor, Susie was the lead in the 48 Hour Film Festival short film “Miracle on Juneteeth” which won the Audience Favorite award. She has appeared in several music videos and movies. As a true Renaissance Woman, Susie also paints with watercolors and makes clay sculptures.

DETAILS

Where: Garrott’s StoneWall House, Gallatin, December 12th and Rock Castle Historic Site, Hendersonville, December 13th

When: December 12th and 13th

Registration/Tickets: $50.00

Time: 7:00pm

Benefits: Sumner County Museum

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CONTACT

For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:
HolidayFest at HolidayFestInfo@gmail.com or call 615-517-5714.

BENEFITING


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The Sumner County Museum began in the 1970’s with the vision of John Garrott, a local businessman who also has the love and knowledge of history of the county. Their mission is to make the history of Sumner County meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by collecting, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting through educational programming, special exhibits, publications and research.

 

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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Supporting Sponsorships:

F & M Bank ASAP Printing fox 17 news nashville The Smith Group Nashville, TNWilson Bank & TrustHendersonville Lifestyle Magazine

 

 

 

   

 

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Join us as we present the Appalachian Storyteller Dinner this year with dinner delivered FROM this hearth to YOURS.

This year we’ll celebrate together ~ while remaining apart ~ with a traditional Appalachian dinner served at tables all across the city.

During An Appalachian Storyteller Dinner, guests will feast on an authentic Appalachian dinner. Storytelling will be provided by Adam Booth, whose original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia.

Sumner County’s most coveted caterer, Celeste Davidson of GoGo Gourmet is a chef who’s caught the attention of the city’s most discerning gala supporters.

Want to make this a festive Dinner at Home?

~ Consider hosting a small party with your closest friends.

~ Need to hire a server to heat and serve so you can enjoy your party? Ask us!

~ Let us coordinate the meal delivery to your home!

It will be a delicious twist on an evening that is Sumner County Museum’s annual fundraising event.

DINNER DETAILS

CONTACT

For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:
HolidayFest at HolidayFestInfo@gmail.com or call 615-517-5714.

BENEFITING


sumner county musuem logo

The Sumner County Museum began in the 1970’s with the vision of John Garrott, a local businessman who also has the love and knowledge of history of the county. Their mission is to make the history of Sumner County meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by collecting, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting through educational programming, special exhibits, publications and research.

 

HOLIDAYFEST PRESENTING SPONSOR

kimbro air

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

fox 17 news nashvilleThe Smith Group Nashville, TN

 

   

 

Appalachian Christmas Dinner 2019

 

Appalachian Christmas Dinner 2019

During An Appalachian Christmas Dinner, guests will feast on an authentic Appalachian dinner complete with moonshine, wine, and stack cake and authentic Appalachian storyteller, and live music!

Three nights to choose from: December 8th, 9th, 10th. Space is limited.

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DETAILS

Where: Garrott’s StoneWall House

When: December 8th, 9th, 10th,  2019

Registration/Tickets: $50.00

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Benefits: Sumner County Museum

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TICKETS:

$50.00

Purchase Tickets

 

 

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ABOUT OUR STORYTELLER:

Storytelling will be provided by the author of “Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures”, Bill Landy with music by Holly Wood & The Extras – Susie Monick, Joe Collins, and Lauren Saks.

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CONTACT

For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:

Lynda Evjen, HolidayFestTN President
615-517-5714

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BENEFITING


sumner county musuem logo

The Sumner County Museum preserves the history of Sumner County through meaningful and attractive exhibits to a broad audience by collecting, studying, exhibiting and interpreting our history through educational programming, special exhibits, publications, and research.

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HOLIDAYFEST PRESENTING SPONSOR

kimbro air

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

 

fox 17 news nashvilleLiberty Party Rental HendersonvilleThe Smith Group Nashville, TNUltimate Party StoreWindham Professionals Hendersonville, TNosteostrongLippman