The RC Foundation

The Rustic Cow Foundation is a not-for-profit organization set up for the purpose of providing music and performance-art related shows and educational events in Newport and Cocke County, TN. 

Based out of The RC Entertainment and Events Center, in the Rustic Cow Ice Cream Eatery and Cow Cafe complex, The RC Foundation is set up to grow, headquarter and produce these programs. 

We wish to inspire the young, and young-at-heart through music and the performance arts starting with hospitality in the ice cream eatery and coffee shops - located in the home of Rocky Top with a strong history and heritage of music and arts - in an atmosphere where we offer a space in which everyone can gather, inspire and encourage each other, and be a part of our family in the beautiful Appalachia Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. cream and music don't discriminate.

The Rustic Cow Ice Cream Eatery and Cow Cafe are located at 205 East Broadway in downtown Newport, TN

The Rustic Cow Ice Cream Eatery and Cow Cafe are located at 205 East Broadway in downtown Newport, TN

The RC Mercantile Stage is Now Available

To learn how to bring your band or event to The RC Mercantile Stage in The RC Complex complete with ice cream, coffee, food and fun, check out our Live At the RC link! 

Many of you have seen our banner on The Rustic Cow Ice Cream & Smoothies building. 

We are working to rehabilitate a 4,000 square foot space to turn it into The RC Entertainment and Event Center - Presented by The RC Foundation! 

We wish to bring music shows, performance art shows, specialty events, and rent for private and corporate functions. 

And, we need YOUR HELP! 

We are looking for volunteers to help clean, do construction, paint and more! 

We can offer TN Promise, Volunteer Graduation Community Service hours, work study, community service hours, etc. 

The goal of our foundation is to bring as many low cost and FREE events here as we can - so, we would love to do this with as little out of pocket expense as possible and use donations and granting opportunities to pay for larger building expenses and the productions and artists we want to bring here. So, no donation of time or money is too little!

Want to learn more about it? 

Contact us at 
Call 423.532.8480 or 423.840.0056 
Visit us here often, join our mailing list, and sign up below, volunteer and donate! 


We are fully operational 501 C 3.  Your donation will be used to bring Music and Performance Arts and Education to Newport and Cocke County, TN.  You can donate here with any credit card or with Pay Pal.

Thank you! 

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