Brews & Tunes hosts J.P. Mathes II & Fiddling Leona

Published 1:58 pm Friday, June 10, 2022

Brews & Tunes, one of Jonesborough’s outdoor music concerts, will host JP Mathes II & Fiddling Leona in downtown Jonesborough on Sunday, June 12. Brews & Tunes takes place at the International Storytelling Center Plaza each Sunday evening through September 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Music starts at 5 p.m.

JP Mathes II & Fiddling Leona perform this Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. They are featured cast members of Netflix’s show Swap Shop, performers, vocalists and food truck owners. Fiddling Leona is a fiddler from Tokyo, Japan, and a violin instructor. Leona has performed all across the United States and Japan as a featured artist. During 2009 and 2010 Leona was invited to perform as a part of the American Bluegrass Master’s Tour. The artists featured in this tour were Grand Ole Opry star Bobby Osborne, the Lonesome River Band, J.D. Crowe, and many others. Leona has released three featured solo albums. Her first debut album was entitled “A New Peace Within” and her second all original album is entitled “Love & Peace, Leona,” and finally her latest album is entitled “On My Own.” JP Mathes II has performed American roots music all across the United States and internationally since he was 13. They are also owners of John Paul USA’s “mobile food experience,” a food truck that serves up authentic Tokyo Street food in East Tennessee.
Brews & Tunes is a free event open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to ensure seating.

There will be rotating food trucks and beer options. Brews will be on tap from Mayday Brewery, and food will be provided by the Project Waffle Family & Eshta food trucks.
Yoga in the Park takes place during Brews & Tunes at 4 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling Center. Each class lasts an hour. There is no cost to participate, but donations are welcome. All levels are welcome from beginners to advance, and this series will be taught by certified area instructors. Participants can bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. These classes are weather permitting. There will be no class held on July 3.

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