PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain: September 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

“Avast, Ye Swabbies!” Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the Horizon!

The first annual Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the horizon.

This daytime family-friendly costume-play event is being produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, and will be held at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site in Harriman--just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek.  Patrons will feel transported to the fictional town of Port Royale in the Tortugas, circa 1700-1800’s.
We are throwing a pirate party and everyone is invited,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager & Entertainment Director.  “International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day (September 19) was a great warm up to ‘Get Your Pirate On!

Patrons are encouraged to dress in costume and enter the costume contest to win a prize.  There will be two categories, ages 5-12 and 13+, and winners will be decided by audience applause.  Free activities will be available to play, including karaoke by Ward Entertainment, porthole (corn hole), volleyball, tetherball, limbo, stocks, and steel drum.  Also, for $2, children may participate in a treasure hunt.

Outlaw Ritual

Pirates, Inc.

Tortuga Twins
Professional entertainment includes the Tortuga Twins, an interactive comedy show; Pirates, Inc., sea shanties; Outlaw Ritual, blues/swamp rock duo; PanEZ, Caribbean steel drum; Three RRR’s, comedy stunt show; Trouble the Waters, Irish musical duo; Captain Anton Neal and the Sirens, sea shanties; and Kombat Kroquet.  An entertainment schedule will be available online and at the entrance gate.
The village of Port Royale will consist of interactive street characters--including British red coats, the Governor’s household, and pirates.  Merchants will also help create the village, selling custom crafts, festival food, and hot and cold beverages, including beer.

The Pirate Fest will be held on October 8 & 9 from 11am-6pm ET--rain or shine.  Ticket prices are $13 for ages 13+, $8 for ages 5-12, and there will be free admission for children 4 and under.  Parking is free, and tickets may be purchased with cash or credit at the ticket house on show days.

The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN.  Festival rules include the following:  No sharp weapons or loaded guns (stage weapons must be sheathed and zip-tied); no pets (service animals only); no outside food or drinks; no visibly intoxicated persons will be admitted; no onsite patron camping (for a list of local accommodations, please visit 

For more information, please visit, call 865-248-8414, or “Like” them on Facebook.
Get Your Pirate On!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Sweet Clifford" Has Died

Clifford Curry, who once appeared on the Princess Stage, has died at age 79!

Clifford, an East Tennessee native who was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995, was best known for his 1967 single "She Shot a Hole in My Soul."

Curry began singing as a teenager. He performed with groups like The Five Pennies before embarking on a solo career in the mid-1960s. He recorded a handful of singles for Nashville-based label Excello Records under the name “Sweet Clifford.”

Check out THIS LINK to see more photos from that music filled night at the Princess. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Eh440 - Coming To The Princess September 20th!

Sep 20 2016 - 07:00 PM


As a popular and well known a cappella music group from Toronto, Eh440 has won numerous awards for their 2014 CD “Turn Me Up” and received rave reviews for their latest work. The five-artist quintet often tours both Canada and America, wowing both young and older crowds with an upbeat eclectic mix of harmony, R & B, beatboxing, and more. Their crisp sound and electric performances are like nothing else you will see!

Come join this amazing, talented group as they perform live at the Princess Theatre in Harriman!

Admission is free and the general public is welcome. Generously sponsored by the Roane State Campus Activities Board.

Doors open at 6. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Movie Night — Lincoln

Sep. 15, 2016 - 07:00 PM

The RSCC Arts and Lectures Committee is pleased to sponsor September’s free movie night: Lincoln (Rated PG-13, 2012).
This soul-searching movie explores the tragedy of the Civil War, the carnage of the battlefields, and the many difficult decisions made by one of our most interesting presidents. With an introduction by local historian and professor John Brown, we invite you to celebrate Constitution Day at the Princess Theatre.

General admission; free to the public. Donations appreciated and accepted.

Running time: 150 minutes.
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