SEP 2015

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 45 T E N N E S S E E JOHNSON CITY "Johnson City is in the heart of a region filled with tradition, culture and genuine Southern hospitality, with modern meeting spaces, top-notch hotels and unique restaurants," said Brenda Whitson, executive director, Johnson City CVB. Whitson noted a unique off-site event venue, the Bristol Motor Speedway. "Guests may enjoy a catered meal in a VIP room, tour the track and have the option of tak- ing a lap on the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile' or speed down the 'Thunder Valley' Dragway." Quieter options include the Brewly Noted Craft Beer Trail (kicking off this fall) and the annual Storytelling Festival in historic Jones- borough. The International Storytelling Center campus includes the 14,000-square-foot Mary B. Martin Hall, with plaza and courtyard, and other event venues, including a 95-seat theater. The Millennium Center, certified by the International Association of Conference Ober Gatlinburg Gatlinburg CVB ➤

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