Welcome to the Down Home

This site highlights key points in the history of the Down Home, a place in Johnson City that has played important roles as a music venue, theater stage, community center, recording platform.  As of this writing in 2016 – for forty years – the Down Home has been the focal point for many people’s contributions to the local social, artistic, and business landscape.  Students in the East Tennessee State University  “Bluegrass History II” course (spring 2016) created the content of this site, and the instructor, Dr. Lee Bidgood, provided editorial oversight.