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Tickets are now on sale for the Sesquicentennial Black Tie Gala, a public event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Johnson City’s founding. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the VENUE at King Centre.

“This event is sure to be one of the highlights of our Sesquicentennial year,” said Nora Jane Wexler, co-chair of the Gala committee. “So many people, lifelong residents as well as newcomers, love Johnson City. This is a special way to come together and celebrate our wonderful corner of the world.”

The Sesquicentennial Black Tie Gala will feature hors d’oeuvres and a six-course meal prepared by River Creek Farm as well as dancing to the live music of Lucky Pocket. The celebration will continue into the evening with a mayoral proclamation, cutting of the cake, and a midnight toast to commemorate the Dec. 1, 1869 founding of Johnson City.

“The Sesquicentennial Commission has spent the year celebrating our city’s history and we have followed their lead,” said Kathy Calhoun, co-chair of the Gala committee. “The décor and other special touches have been chosen to give guests the feeling of being in a dining car on a passenger train.”

Individual, couple and table tickets are available now at Limited seating is available and all guests must be 21 years of age. Guests may select a gluten-free meal option or choose to forgo the dinner portion of the event and purchase tickets for the late night festivities only. For additional information, please contact Ann Marie French at 423-434-6021.

For more information about Johnson City’s sesquicentennial, visit or follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook.