Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM


To be featured on WCTE TV

The Sutton General Store- Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, Granville and WCTE TV announced today that "The Best of the Sutton Olé Time Music Hour" will air on Channel 22 beginning on February 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

This is a four part series called “The Best of The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour “It was shot live In Granville, Tennessee in the T. B. Sutton General Store. It will air at 7:00 p.m. with the following bands featured:

February 2nd Tennessee Mafia Jug Band,
February 9th John Tomlin & Co.,
February 23rd The Rigneys
March 2nd Code of the Hills.

The four programs will air again three more times throughout
the year of 2017. This program will also be airing on the Tennessee Channel at a later date to be announced. WCTE is channel 22 via antenna and Dish & Direct. Local cable companies may vary so people can call their cable company if they are not familiar with the station on their network.

“ We love being able to exploit venues from our Upper Cumberland Region and are thrilled to be a part of bringing the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Bluegrass Show from Granville to our viewers!” Celeste Flatt Bennett Account Manager WCTE TV stated.

This taping was made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Tourism program “ The Soundtrack of America- Made in Tennessee."

The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour began in April, 2008 and has occurred each Saturday night since that time with a family style dinner at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. With music beginning at 6:00 p.m. and live taping at 7:00 p.m.

Chris Neeley, Technical Support Manager of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour stated that the show airs each week on 45 radio and online stations, with listeners in all 50 States and 153 countries around the world.

Sam Stout creator of the show stated the show brings each week the best in bluegrass and old time music. Since 2008, we have achieved and preserved over 450 live performances. The 1880 Sutton General Store has just been chosen by Country Living Magazine as one of the "Thirteen Most Charming General Stores in America."

Each week reservations can be made for the show by calling 931-653-4151 With up to 50 seated at each dinner seating. The weekly show is made possible by the following sponsors: Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Gainesboro, Rockie Williams Premier Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Mt Juliet, Wilson Bank & Trust, Lebanon, The Cumberland Auto Center, Cookeville,
Advanced Propane, Inc. Cookeville, South Carthage Sav-Way-Carthage, D. T. McCall & Sons, Home Depot- Lebanon, and Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Christmas 16

Pictured front row are Diego Gomez as Billy; Wyatt Curtis as Opie; Lisa Gomez-Lights and Sound
Second Row Stan Webster as Andy Taylor, Sam Moore as Barry Fife, Randall Clemons as Otis Campbell, Liz Bennett as Aunt Bee,
Kay Loftis as Ellie, Rich Caliri as Mr. Goss, Betty Caliri as Clara, Brenda Curtis as Thelma Lou.

The Sutton Store Players, Sutton General Store Granville will present their Valentine Dinner Theatre on February 2,3, 8, 9 and 10th entitled “ A Special Kind of  Love in Mayberry”.  

The two act play is based on two of the Andy Griffith shows dealing w
ith Love in Mayberry which have been rewritten by Kaye Loftis and directed by Rich Caliri.  Sutton Store has been doing dinner theatre since 2007 and has become one of Middle Tennessee best known Dinner Theatres. 

The 1880 General 
Store is a great venue for the play with the store and dining room of the general store seating 50 people for each of two plays done each evening. 

A great Valentine Dinner is served by Timberloft Restaurant in Gordonsville. Seatings for the play a
re at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on February 2, 3, 9 and 10th with day seatings on February 8th at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The plays are great humor with great actors that play each part of the well-known television show.  Reservations are required by calling 931-653-4151.  
Winners of the 2016 Granville Quilt Festival are listed below.   The Club, Group, or Guild Winner was the Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival Board with 102 entries.  Thank you to everyone who entered items this year!

Granville Quilt Show 2016 Winners List

 Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Winterfest

 opens on January 7th with John Tomlin & Company

 Sutton General Store, Granville Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

 will be having Bluegrass Winterfest during the months of

 January and February each Saturday night.

The bluegrass dinner show will be having special bands perform during this special time leading up to the 9th
Anniversary of the show on April 8, 2017. Bluegrass Winterfest is a special time during the winter months
When Sutton Ole Time Music Hour brings the best bluegrass music in Middle Tennessee to the Corner Stage
at the 1880 Sutton General Store. The unique country store has just been Recognized by
Country Living Magazine as one of the 13th Most Charming General Stores in America.

The bluegrass dinner show which began April 1, 2008 has now recorded some 450 live performances
and is now heard around the world each week.

The bands to perform for Bluegrass Winterfest are as follows:

January 7th John Tomlin & Company,
January 14th- Michael Feagan & Fiddlegrass Band,
January 21st Muddy Water Bluegrass Band,
January 28th Valley Grass Express,

February 4 Davenport Brothers,
February 11 Bluegrass Solutions,
February 18 Andy Todd & Friends
February 25 Travis Alltop & Friends.

The dinner show serves a great southern family Style dinner and reservations are required by calling 931-653-4151.

The weekly bluegrass show is sponsored by Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home,
Gainesboro, Rockie Williams Premier Dodge, Chrsyler, Jeep, South Carthage Sav-Way,
Advanced Propane, Inc., Wilson Bank & Trust, D. T. McCall & Sons, Cumberland Auto Center,
Cookeville, Tennessee Arts Commission, Tennessee Department of Tourism, and UCEMC

For more information on Historic Granville visit


People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions, edited by Tennessee Tech professors Michael Birdwell and Calvin Dickinson, will be featured in a lecture by Dickinson and Dr. Opless Walker at noon on October 1 during the Fall Festival in Granville.  The event will be in the museum at Granville.  Copies of the book will be sold at the event, and will be autographed by the authors.  The book won the Tennessee History Book Award for 2015, given annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Dr. Walker’s essay in the book, “Folk Medicine,” and his lecture in Granville, deal with the historic home medicine remedies of the Upper Cumberland Region. He discovered that these remedies were often successful, and some of the unsuccessful ones were actually humorous.  Historic folk medicine has provided the basis for some modern remedies and medical techniques.  Dr. Walker, the former chief pharmacologist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, has long researched folk medicine and has explored the fascinating history of this practice.

Other essays in the book, which will be introduced by Dr. Dickinson, include a number of interesting and important people of the region, as well as important places in the Upper Cumberland. “American Indians in the Upper Cumberland” by Randy Williams, “Life and Leisure on the Cumberland River” by Mike Allen, “Early Careers of Cornell Hull and John Gore” by Mark Dudney, “The Legend of Champ Ferguson” by Troy Smith, “Upper Cumberland Moonshine” by Michael Birdwell, and nine other essays provide an interesting story of life in the Upper Cumberland region.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to the Granville Museum on October 1 at noon.


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