About Us

Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee

Downtownjc.org is the place to learn all about First Friday, the Johnson City Christmas Parade, New Year’s Eve events, and the Blue Plum Music & Arts Festival  produced by Blue Plum! Blue Plum is a volunteer-based nonprofit 501(C)3 organization.

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!

Visit the 2016 Blue Plum Festival Site

Tennessee Tourism guide features Johnson City’s Blue Plum



First Fridays

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!

View more about this month’s First Friday