Storytelling Live!

Now in its 19th season, the International Storytelling Center’s renowned Storytelling Live! performance series features 26 nationally-known storytellers in live afternoon concerts every afternoon at 2 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday) from May through October. Special events are also offered throughout the season, including workshops, evening concerts, children’s concerts, and holiday programs in December. Virtual options are also available this year.

Holiday Shows

Join us this December for various Holiday Shows. Come see Tim Lowry in A Christmas Carol or come see the Trio with Bil Lepp, Regi Carpenter, and Andy Offutt Irwin. 


Storytelling Live! performers represent the finest talent available in the world of storytelling — presented in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world. Join us for an afternoon matinee concert or attend an evening concert, children’s show, or special holiday feature in December. With 26 master tellers from across the country, there is always something new to hear!  


Each season, ISC hosts applied storytelling workshops on a variety of special topics as part of its Teller in Residence series. These workshops are designed to explore the art and science of storytelling and how it can be used across multiple disciplines like healthcare, education, and business. 

Get Involved

ISC is grateful for all of the volunteers who help during our Storytelling Live! season. Meet some new friends and hear some new stories – become a volunteer today!

Thank You to bioPURE

Thank you to the premier sponsor of the 2022 Storytelling Live! season for their support of our programming. 

We ❤️ our sponsors!

Thank You to our Friends of Storytelling Live!

Kerry Stubbs

Ron & Jeanne Beatty 

Louie Gump 

Dan & Karol Lynn Johnson 

Gary & Sandee Degner

The E.L. McKinneys

Carol & Bobby Frist

Lynda L. Wexler

Shirley Stafford

Terry & Sandy Countermine

Diana Moore

Sam & Erin Rosolina

Mary Brugh

Joe & Kaye Florence

Marilyn Stempeck

Ceil Anne Clement

Carolyn Thiedke

Dan Mahoney

Wendy Feinberg

Corinne Stavish

Jackie & Dan Thomas

Scott & Bonnie Macdonald

Christine Sweeters

Ted Parkhurst

Frances Troxler

Carolyn Andrews

Ann Wooten

Anita Thompson

Cari & Jay Jarman

Carole & Foye Webb

Surry & Parker Roberts

Charlie Pierce 

Hiram & Mary Springle 

Peggy Shuffstall 

Linda Luke

Roger & Agnese Goin

Guerry McConnell

Harry & Natalie Norris

Alfred & Mollie Light