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Johnson City has plenty of events this summer

By Adam Morrell
On May 14, 2013

It's finally summer for East Tennessee State University, but the fun doesn't have to stop. Everyone will be out enjoying the weather.
Whether that means cramming for your summer classes, or just enjoying your time off, take a moment to go and see some of the entertainment options Johnson City has to offer this summer.
The variety of events include: Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream May 9-12 at varying time slots at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.
This high-budget, family-oriented show involving singing and dancing from everyone's favorite Disney characters (from the princesses to Mickey's crew) will be a great option for anyone with kids. Freedom Hall will also be hosting a WWE: Live event on Saturday, June 8 for anyone ready to see some serious trash talking and theatrical fighting.
The Friends of Olde Downtown will be hosting several  events in the upcoming months. On June 7-9, the Blue Plum Festival will be held. This event describes itself as "one of the South's largest FREE outdoor music and arts Festivals!"
July 5 will be Paint the Town Red, White and Blue. This festival will include live music, children's activities and patriotic fun.
On Sept. 6, The Friends of Olde Downtown are calling all Contra dances to help break a world record for Contra dancing, gathering on main street.
If you're one for music, summer is to the time to hit the local shows. With all the college bands finally having time to tour, local venues (such as The Acoustic Coffee House, Capone's and Chrome) will be booking bands all summer long.
Be sure to keep an eye out for new album releases, too.
Daft Punk, Switchfoot, Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theater, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Eat World, The Lonely Island and MGMT are just some of the bands planning to release an album this summer, so keep your ears open!

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