Hotel information: SSSP has reserved a block of rooms for Friday and Saturday at the Carnegie Hotel (adjacent to the Millennium Centre) at a rate of $89/night for conference attendees.  To make reservations, call 866-757-8277 (toll-free), and ask for the SSSP conference rate. Attendees will not be able to receive the conference rate by making reservations online.  To receive the discounted SSSP conference rate, reservations must be placed at least one month in advance (by 10/4/11).

Airport information: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (airport code TRI) is the nearest airport to Johnson City.  The airport is serviced by Delta Airlines, U.S. Airways Express, Allegiant Air, and American Airlines.  Ground transportation is provided by F&L Taxi & Livery (423) 245-0856; (423) 325-6554.

Things to do in Johnson City

At night:

·         Johnson City Folk Festival: Nov. 3-6, downtown Johnson City.

·         First Friday: Free event held in downtown Johnson City on the first Friday of each month. Includes live music, art exhibits, and food and drink.

·         Acoustic Coffeehouse: Food, coffee, beer, and live music. 415 W. Walnut street (walking distance from campus).

·         The Down Home: Music venue/club, mostly Bluegrass and Americana music. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. 300 W. Main St.

·         For a comprehensive list of live music and events, go to


Hiking & Biking Trails:

·         Biking trails on the campus of ETSU ( – biking only

·         Buffalo Mountain Park (Johnson City; - hiking only

·         Appalachian Trail (Lake Watauga; - hiking only

·         Nearby trails in Cherokee National Forest:

·         Rock Creek Falls - hiking only

·         Laurel Fork Falls - hiking only

·         Coon Den Falls -hiking only

·         Buffalo Mountain – biking only

·         Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium (Kingsport; - hiking and biking trails

·         Warrior’s Path State Park (Kingsport; - hiking and biking trails

·         Roan Mountain State Park ( - hiking only

·         Virginia Creeper Trail ( - biking only


Other Things to Do:

·         Bristol Caverns (Bristol;

·         Gray Fossil Site (Gray;



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