Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee
Originally, Friends of Olde Downtowne formed in 1999 to throw the first downtown block party, Spring Fest, which eventually grew into what is now the Blue Plum Music & Arts Festival also including other seasonal events.
2016 Blue Plum Festival
In this, the 17th year, people from near and far will gather in downtown Johnson City over the course of 2 days to enjoy music, arts, food and so much fun!
Here is the schedule for the FUN* FREE* FIRST FRIDAY of the month series!
Remember: there is ALWAYS a First Friday celebration downtown, these are the dates where we take it to the streets!
April 1: Corazon Latino
May 6: Jazzz Jam & Buzzz Fest
August 5: Beach Music with Outdoor expo
September 2: Umoja Festival
October 7: Blues Little Chicago Style
November 4: Country Music Heritage
December 3: Christmas Parade – 12 Days of Christmas
New Year’s Eve, December 31: Hello Downtown 2017!