Category Archives: Liberty!

Audition for Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals!

Audition Dates and Times…..

Saturday February 27 from 10 am – 4 pm                

Sunday February 28 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama?  We invite you to audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. 

Auditions will take place in the Visitors Center at Sycamore Shoals.  Our 2021 performances will be held in June this year, so mark your calendars now! 

Audition Pre-Registration is required by visiting:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DABAF2DA1FDC07-liberty

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, audition slots are limited to 10 people at a time. 

Masks and social distancing are required.  Please review the

available slots by clicking the link above and click on the button to sign up.   

Auditioning individuals are subject to background checks.

2021 Performance Dates:

Friday & Saturday: June 4th & 5th; and June 11th & 12th

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: June 17th, 18th, & 19th; and June 24th, 25th, & 26th

For further information, please call the park at 423-543-5808

Liberty! opens week 2 with Veterans Night! Thursday, July 18th

 

The True Spirit of Freedom

 LIBERTY!  continues its 41st season performances on Thursday, July 18, “Veterans Night at Liberty!”

 On Veterans Night we honor and thank our veterans and an escort by offering them free admission.

Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they ask nothing in return – just the opportunity to be a part of ensuring that historic events of national significance are always remembered. Within their hearts you will find a passion and strong desire to honor our ancestors – patriots in the truest sense of the word. 

Leaving the comforts of home, long hunters, and then families, began leaving the 13 English colonies to begin a new life, free of the rule of the British king.  They crossed over the mountains beyond the Proclamation Line of 1763 discovering land that was cleared, yet uninhabited.  The “Old Fields” of the Watauga quickly became the heart of frontier settlements on land belonging to the Cherokee. Set in the 1770’s, Liberty! relates the good times and the sad times; the struggles and the sacrifices – of families who were willing to take incredible risks to create a democratic society against a multitude of obstacles.                                                

Liberty opens its second week of performances on Thursday, July 18, and continues Thursday through Saturday through July 27th.  With just two more weeks to go, we hope you will mark your calendars now to attend the 41st season performances of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama – Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, Tennessee.   

Set beside the Watauga River, the story unfolds with Fort Watauga as the backdrop.  The outdoor amphitheater provides bench seating with backs and an opportunity to sample great food within a short distance from your seat, at Carter’s Store.    

Liberty! 2019 performance dates – Thursday through Saturday, July 11 – 13,  July 18 – 20 and the 25 – 27, closing the 41st season on Saturday, July 27th.  For additional information please contact the park at:

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643 

423-543-5808 

Advance Ticket Reservations:   www.thelibertydrama.com

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals

www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

LIBERTY! continues its 40th anniversary performances

The True Spirit of Freedom 

LIBERTY! continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” 

On Veterans Night we honor and thank our veterans and an escort by offering them free admission.

 

  

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee

Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama. Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they ask nothing in return – just the opportunity to be a part of ensuring that historic events of national significance are always remembered. Within their hearts you will find a passion and strong desire to honor our ancestors – patriots in the truest sense of the word.

Leaving the comforts of home, long hunters, and then families, began leaving the 13 English colonies to begin a new life, free of the rule of the British king. They crossed over the mountains beyond the Proclamation Line of 1763 discovering land that was cleared, yet uninhabited. The “Old Fields” of the Watauga quickly became the heart of frontier settlements on land belonging to the Cherokee. Set in the 1770’s, Liberty! relates the good times and the sad times; the struggles and the sacrifices – of families who were willing to take incredible risks to create a democratic society against a multitude of obstacles.

Liberty opens its second week of performances on Thursday, July 19, and continues Thursday through Saturday through July 28th. With just two more weeks to go, we hope you will mark your calendars now to attend the 40th anniversary performances of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama – Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Set beside the Watauga River, the story unfolds with Fort Watauga as the backdrop. The outdoor amphitheater provides bench seating with backs and an opportunity to sample great food within a short distance from your seat, at Carter’s Store.

Liberty! continues July 19 – 21 and the 26 – 28, closing the 40th season on Saturday, July 28th.

For additional information :

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

423-543-5808

 

Advance Ticket Reservations:   www.thelibertydrama.com

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals