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Address: 300 W Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6146
Phone Number: +1 423-929-9822
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I've been going to shows at The Down Home since I was a kid and there is not a better listening room in town. Great artists booked all year 'round with a space centered around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to shows at The Down Home since I was a kid and there is not a better listening room in town. Great artists booked all year 'round with a space centered around enjoying the music.

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Thank Erin D
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Looks like a dive, which is fine, but OMG a $15 cover! No wonder there were only a handful of customers. Didn't go in...refused to pay cover!

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Thank Donlynne L
Johnson City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The Down Home is a landmark listening room in the Americana music scene. The acoustics are superb. Many of the biggest names in Americana have played here over the decades and little had changed in those many years. It's great to have a venue where the focus is on the music.

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Limestone, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

It's small, intimate and well thought out. I'd rate it higher is the chairs were even close to comfortable and if the heat worked. Being uncomfortable isn't a good way to enjoy a good performance.

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Knoxville,TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

If you have never been to the Down Home in JC, I have one suggestion. GO! I have been to concerts throughout the south and If you can catch a good performer on a weekend night at the Down Home, you are seeing live music at its best. It is the most intimate room I have ever watched a concert... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Food was nothing but snack stuff, chips and canned cheese goo. Ventilation poor. Cozy and hot! Wait staff overwhelmed but kind. Very good acoustics. Go early-stay late. Venue 3 stars, The Boxcars 5+ stars! Need to improve food if possible.

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Gate City, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

We got to see a group called "The Boxcars". The place was packed and they were turning away people at the door. We were told to get tickets before the concert and this was a great idea. The room was not fancy but the sound system was grand. The group got started on time and played two fine sets. They... More 

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