Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.
Memphis, – Special Exhibit: “And the Grammy Goes to Memphis!” – See this year-long exhibit through Oct. 31, 2014 featuring 20 Grammy statues with never-before-seen photographs, videos and more memorabilia in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and the 10th anniversary of the Stax Museum.
Nashville – Celebrate Reading – Snacks, stories and special animal guests are on the schedule for the programs throughout November at the Nashville Zoo’s outdoor amphitheater.
Crossville – “A Sanders Family Christmas” – Enjoy an evening of laughter, music and faith with this fun play through Dec. 22 at the Cumberland County Playhouse.
Knoxville – Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” – Try to solve this whodunit mystery through Nov. 9 at the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. Tickets are $12.
Portland – Fall Fest – Go through the world’s largest rolled-hay maze, ride the train, slides and more through Oct. 31 at Bottom View Farm.
Knoxville – Discover Pinta and The Niña – Explore replicas of Columbus’ ships will be docked through Nov. 6 at Calhoun’s on the River.
Nashville – Dueling Pianos – Don’t miss this cool opportunity to see piano soloist sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton perform together with the Nashville Symphony 8 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Franklin – “A Victorian Halloween” – Children can participate in games and spooky activities just like the residents of Carnton Plantation would have during the mid-1800s 10 a.m. at Carnton Plantation.
Shiloh – Living History Weekend – Living historians portraying Quartermasters in the Union Army will be on hand for the weekend along with a Civil War encampment and demonstrations at Shiloh National Military Park.
Nashville – Nash-Up – Attend the day-long summit with panels and discussions that will explore Nashville’s creative industry 9:30 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library. The event is free with registration.
Pigeon Forge – Halloween Celebration – Free hay rides, spooky storytelling, kids circus, a costume contest and more are on the schedule to celebrate Halloween 5:30 p.m. at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
Jonesborough – Halloween Haunts & Happenings – Participate in games, ghost stories, a costume contest and trick-or-treating 6 p.m. in downtown Jonesborough.
Nashville – “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” – See the legendary American illustrator’s working process and paintings through Feb. 9, 2014 in the Frist Center for the Visual Art’s Upper-Level Galleries.
Huntingdon – Fleetwood Mac – Hear world-class musicians recreate Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” live 7:30 p.m. at The Dixie Carter Performing arts & Academic Enrichment Center.
Chattanooga – Christmas Open House – This family-friendly event includes festive foods, Christmas workshops, shopping and family photographs in Christmas wreaths at The Barn Nursery.
Nashville – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Enjoy a day of sippin’, tastin’ and eatin’ with more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of barbecue at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Memphis – Dia de los Muertos Fiesta – Experience culture and tradition with music, Latin cuisine and more 7 p.m. at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Guests are asked to dress in black and white and no Halloween costumes.
Chattanooga – Head of the Hooch Rowing Regatta – Attend one of the world’s largest rowing regattas as more than 8,600 rowers compete starting 8 a.m. at Chattanooga’s riverfront. The event is free and open to the public.
New Johnsonville – 149th anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville – See cannon firing demonstrations, infantry musket and Civil War drill demonstrations, a walking tour and more at this commemoration event at Johnsonville State Historic Park. All activities are free.
Chattanooga – Classical’s Top Hits – The Chattanooga Symphony will perform popular pieces including Wagner’s Die Walkure, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center. Tickets are $25.
Nashville – 47th annual CMA Awards – See the CMA Awards live as country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host “Country Music’s Biggest Night” live from Bridgestone Arena.