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Savoir faire in our own fair city! Residents of Lawrenceburg and the surrounding community don't have to travel to large cities to enjoy cultural events; these can be found right here at home!

Many community organizations in Lawrenceburg are working to bring residents and tourists cultural events to enjoy - all family-friendly - and to encourage development of Arts & Culture in the community. Lawrenceburg's Creative Arts Center is located next to the historic Crockett Theatre, just off the square in downtown Lawrenceburg.


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Lawrenceburg's art deco Crockett Theatre was built in 1950, complete with a custom-laid terrazzo lobby floor, and is one of the few theatres from this era still operating in the United States. It is listed on the National Historic Registry and has been lovingly refurbished by the Crockett Theatre Board.

Groups such as The Singing Carter Family with Mother Maybelle and the Carter girls have graced its stage. Reel-to-reel features such as Gone with the Wind, Smokey and the Bandit, and Elvis movies have entertained full houses. Many a child growing up in Lawrenceburg fondly remembers being on stage at the Theatre for dance recitals, band competitions, and other community events. Today, the stage is named to honor the work of Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Jeter, a native of Lawrenceburg, TN. It is actively used by for performances and conferences.

Come to historic downtown Lawrenceburg to enjoy your choice of arts and events, then browse the Square for antique shops, stores, and restaurants that you won't find anywhere else!
Note: Both the Crockett Theatre and the Creative Arts Center may be reserved for special events and receptions*.
Special Events
Performance Series - Each year, the Creative Arts Center, the Theatre Board, and the Chamber of Commerce collaborate to arrange a series of special musical performances to please every palate! The lineup often includes the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and has featured the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Peasall Sisters, and many more talented performers. The Theatre was recently the site of a program honoring the work of Hollywood actor and Lawrenceburg native Michael Jeter.
Community Theatre - Lawrenceburg has an active and talented Community Theatre Board that produces plays throughout the year, including a Christmas play.

An Art Affair - MainStreet sponsors an annual arts event on the Lawrenceburg Square. Features include sculpture, painting, pottery, hands-on children's projects, plus musicians, dancers, puppeteers, mimes, and other attractions. The museums are open for public tours on that day, also. This is fun for family members of all ages.

James D. Vaughan Southern Gospel Festival -
The birthplace of southern gospel music, Lawrenceburg, TN host the annual James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival beginning Wednesday July 27, 2016 and continuing throughSaturday July 30, 2016.
The southern gospel quartet festival kicks off Wednesday evening, July 27 at 7:00p.m. with a first time performance by "Legacy Five". Also appearing; "the Hoppers", as seen on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour, and “the Mark Trammell Qt”.
On Thursday July 28 at 7:00PM, it will be Inspirational Night featuring mountian style, bluegrass gospel quartet music by "the Inspirations", "the McKameys", and the "Primitive Quartet".
Friday evening July 29, at 7:00p.m. the Festival welcomes the most awarded quartet "Gold City", the mighty "Kingsmen Qt", America’s favorite mixed quartet "the Perrys", and a special performance by “the Guardians” with guest bass vocalist, Pat Barker.
To cap off the festival,Saturday July 25 beginning at 6:00p.m., its an all-star night with America's number one quartet "Triumphant Qt", "Brian Free & Assurance", “LeFevre Qt” and the oldest traveling quartet on the road, the "Blackwood Brothers Qt".
There will be FREE matinee shows each day at 1:00pm. Thursday; Soul’d Out Qt, Friday; Southmen Qt, and Saturday; Freedom Qt and the Caltons.
Host Quartet and Lawrenceburg's own, the Kellys, will appear each evening. Josh Franks will be the MC for the entire festival.
The Vaughan Quartet Festival will once again be held at the historic Crockett Theater. Tickets are on sale now and good seats remain available. For more information or tickets call 1-800-547-6500 or you may order your tickets online HERE










The Heritage Festival - MainStreet features a Heritage Festival each year on and around the Square to celebrate the rich heritage of this southern community. Children dress up in David Crockett-era costumes for a parade, and there are food booths and special events galore.

Christmas Pops - Singers and musicians from across the community present a free Christmas Pops concert each December to a full house in the Theatre. Often accompanied by a special instrumental group, this event is an inspiring way to start your holiday celebration. This event is co-sponsored by SunTrust Bank and Parkes Lumber Company.


The Crockett Theatre may be reserved for events and performances. The cost is $500 per day ($300 for non-profit organizations.) For more information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 931/762-4231
City Hall - 931/762-4459
Chamber of Commerce - 931/762-4911
Crockett Theatre Board - Wanda Maib - 931/762-6816
MainStreet - April Judkins - 931/629-1216

For a community-wide calendar of events, please visit the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce web site 


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