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Another Liberty Celebration beautiful memory! Our granddaughter, Izzy, sang in the Liberty Celebration Kids Choir in 2018, and " holded the Tennessee flag" during the singing of Rocky Top. Izzy will be singing again in Liberty Celebration 2024, along with two other grands, Harper and Solo.

Performances are Friday, June 28th at 7pm, and Saturday, June 29th at 2pm, Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, Kingsport. Don't miss it!

Liberty Celebration: Stirring up your Patriotism since 1997!

Tickets are available at Eastman Employee Center Box Office, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, and Liberty Celebration Choir members. We're expecting a Sellout, so get your tickets soon!!!

Sharon Eldridge

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"Drum Roll!

As of last night's practice, Liberty Celebration 2024 has 100 choir members registered! It is not too late to join us. We hope to see you at our next practice at 9:00AM Saturday, June 1 at Higher Ground Baptist Church!"

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Posted May 20th

"The 2024 Liberty Celebration Choir as directed by Dr. Marc Strand will be a participant in the Kingsport Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, at 11:00AM. Several selections from the 2024 program will be presented. Tickets to both performances, Friday, June 28th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 29 at 2:00PM will be available for purchase. We hope to see our friends and supporters in attendance at this impressive service."

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Posted May 14th

"Liberty Celebration has dedicated choir members who have participated in our performances since almost "the beginning of time." Nathan Goodwin, Joe Poore, Tony Bowman and Eldon Lufi we appreciate you and celebrate you!"

Thank you!

Posted May 7th

Liberty Celebration 2024 wishes Baxter Hood, our founder, a wonderful 80th Birthday! The first unofficial Liberty Celebration was held in the 1980's. Performances have taken place biannually since 1997 with thousands of participants spanning the last thirty-four years. We hope to see each of you on June 28 @ 7:00 PM and June 29 @ 2:00 PM for our two limited engagements!

Baxter Hood 80th Birthday!
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Posted May 4th

Liberty Celebration 2024 tickets are now on sale at the Eastman Employee Center, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce or ask any Liberty Celebration choir member you may know. Please remember the tickets are specific to the Friday and Saturday performances and are not interchangeable.

Kingsport Chamber of Commerce

Posted April 29th

Liberty Celebration 1997 alumni. Our singers are truly dedicated. Please let us know if you were in this class and missed the picture.

We are still recruiting new members so please join us."



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Posted April 26, 2024

Don't forget our practice this Saturday and  every Saturday at 9AM at Higher Ground Baptist Church. We are looking for more registrants! Separate tickets for each of the performances on Friday evening and Saturday matinee are now available from choir members! We will post our various sales locations by May 1.

We were pleased to welcome Maureen, a newly naturalized American citizen from Scotland, who joined the Liberty Celebration choir tonight. Her love of our country and singing motivated her to join. Please join us and share your story!

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Posted April 26, 2024

We are off and running for an outstanding 2024 performance year as we welcomed 15 new singers yesterday! Hope to see you there on June 28 and 29.


A most successful Kickoff Breakfast for Liberty Celebration 2024 was attended by over 50 registrants. Thanks to Joan Wilder and her crew for preparing a delicious breakfast. Our esteemed director, Dr. Marc Strand and accompanist, Marissa Diamond led the run through of "We Are America" selections. Practice starts this Monday, April 22nd at Higher Ground Baptist Church at 7:00PM. Registration will continue with new singers receiving music notebooks and event t-shirts! Tickets are now available for purchase! Please join us!


Posted April12, 2024

Greetings Liberty Celebration friends!

The official 2024 Liberty Celebration Kickoff is just a week off! We extend a special invitation to new and returning choir members to join us at 8:30 AM Saturday April 20 at Higher Ground Baptist Church (1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport.)

We will start the day with a full delicious breakfast in the choir room. Event registration cost remains at $10 and provides choir members a 2024 Liberty Celebration t-shirt. Music notebooks will be distributed for the 9:30 music run-through. We are honored that Dr. Marc Strand, will lead the orientation and serve as our esteemed director. Please mark this date and location on your calendar. All choir and orchestra practices will take place at Higher Ground until the week of June 24th.

Again, if you have not yet responded to our previous email invitations to confirm your breakfast attendance please reply. RSVP's are due by Thursday, April 18! You may reply to Dave Williams at or Joan Conant@

Planning for the 2024 edition of Liberty Celebration is already well underway!  The Planning Team began meeting in 2023 and will soon be meeting weekly to ensure that this year’s Liberty Celebration will be an awe-inspiring, energizing, joyful musical extravaganza that promises to be the most memorable performance in our 25-year history!


Our large choir has already begun to form, the musical selections have been chosen, major sponsors have signed on, a venue has been selected and booked, a theme is taking shape, and ticket outlets are being identified.  Details will be announced soon, so continue to check back with us here at for everything you need to know about the premier event in the Tri Cities this summer!

Would you like to be a part of Liberty Celebration?  Help us produce or promote the show?  Perhaps even be in the show?

Click here to Get Involved and let us know you’re interested.  It won’t truly be a Celebration without you!