A Johnny Cash Christmas
The Man in Black, "White Christmas," & Holiday Bluegrass
3 Days | Nov 29 to Dec 1, Dec 6-8, or Dec 13-15, 2022
Starting At $369
In Clarksville, TN we celebrate a small town Christmas filled with music, lights and cookie making. But the feature show is a tribute to the Johnny Cash Christmas Specials of the 1970’s. Hosted by Johnny’s nephew at Johnny’s Storyteller Farm with film clips and live music.
From the 1977 Johnny Cash Christmas Special
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Day 1 – Tuesday – Clarksville, TN – Tanglewood House Dinner & Cooking Making – Holiday Bluegrass Performance – Christmas on the Cumberland
Arrive today in Clarksville, TN where you enjoy a two-night stay.
Let the Christmas cheer begin tonight with a night full of lights, cookies and great music. First, we will go to the Tanglewood House for dinner and a great time creating holiday cookies. Each guest will leave with an apron and a little gift box of cookies.
When the cookies are finished, we will enjoy a traditional holiday meal before being delighted by the songs and sounds of Passenger Creek. This group of talented bluegrass musicians will deliver an excited evening of traditional bluegrass tunes, as well as your holiday favorites.
After dinner, head to the Cumberland Riverwalk to stroll through the lights at “Christmas on the Cumberland.” The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is sure to create lasting memories this holiday season as thousands experience the captivating displays of over one million lights! (D)
Day 2 – Wednesday – “White Christmas” Stage Show – Miss Lucille’s Marketplace – Storyteller Museum & Hideaway Farm – Christmas Show with Mark Alan Cash
After breakfast, head to downtown Clarksville for a quick driving tour before settling in at the Roxy Regional Theatre for a stage production of the holiday classic, White Christmas. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters enroute to their Christmas show at a Vermont Lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song.
After the show, stroll through downtown Clarksville to do a little shopping and have lunch on your own in one of the local restaurants.
Next, we will head to Miss Lucille’s Marketplace for a unique shopping experience. They have a variety of merchandise ranging from vintage finds, handmade goods, rare antiques, gift items, and new upholstered furniture. The marketplace offers shopping carts for all your finds, wide aisles because you can expect a crowd, and handicap accessibility. With over 200 vendors, you might need a break or a bite, so stop by the in-store café for some coffee or dessert.
Country Music fans will be excited for the next stop. We will drive an hour south to the tiny town of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, home of the Storyteller Museum and Johnny Cash’s Hideaway Farm. Owned by Johnny Cash for more than 30 years, he commonly referred to the farm as the “center of my universe.” From the holiday decorations to the farmhouse and the legendary “One Piece at a Time Car,” Johnny Cash Fans will be delighted by this stop.
In 1976, Johnny Cash filmed half of his annual televised Christmas special at the farm. Tonight, after dinner, we will go to the Storyteller Museum for a Christmas show featuring scenes from that television special and live music from Johnny’s nephew, Mark Alan Cash. It will be a wonderful evening of nostalgia and music that will leave your guests delighted and ready for Christmas. (B,D)
Day 3 – Thursday – Depart for Home
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for home. Merry Christmas! (B)