Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Monday, April 22, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.

Ongoing

Crossville, Tn. – “The Miracle Worker” – The true story of Helen Keller and her teacher who brought light, words and the world to a blind, deaf child will be performed at the Cumberland County Playhouse until May 17. For more information, visit www.ccplayhouse.com.

May 13-14

Fairfield Glade, Tn. – TPGA – Tennessee’s section of the PGA Senior State Open tour will be played at Stonehenge Golf Course. For more information, visit www.golfhousetennessee.com.

May 16

Lebanon, Tn. – Jammin’ with the General – Enjoy a night filled with 50’s music by Randy Moore and the Fabulous Suedes and a cruise-in 5:30 p.m. at the Public Square. Jammin’ with the General occurs the third Thursday May through June. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/JamminWithTheGeneral.

May 17

Elizabethton, Tn. – Colonial Kids at Fort Watauga – Kids 8-12 years old will love a taste of 18th century life with old-time games, black powder muskets, tomahawk throwing and more at this all-day event at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Admission is free but reservations are required. For more information, call 423-543-5808.

May 18

Memphis, Tn. – H2Oh! Splash Luau! – Enter a tropical paradise with palm trees and ocean breezes, grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and tropical delights 5:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit www.CMOM.com.

May 18-19

Greeneville, Tn. – Annual Iris Festival – Browse arts and crafts vendors, enjoy music and dance, food and fun at the community’s major festival of the year in downtown Greeneville. For more information, visit www.greenecountypartnership.com.

May 21-25

Lewisburg, Tn. – Rotary Festival on the Rocks – Enjoy a carnival, barbecue cook-off, a talent show and more at the Rock Creek Park. For more information, visit www.festivalontherocks.com.

May 23

Nashville, Tn. – Cirque Musica – Take a faraway journey in mystery, suspense and beauty as the world’s greatest circus performers thrill and amaze with stunning symphonic music 7 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center until May 25. For more information, visit www.nashvillesymphony.org.

May 24

Jonesborough, Tn. – Jonesborough Open Juried Art Show 2013 – See 60-75 traditional and non-traditional works of differing artistic mediums at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School until June 14. An opening reception will be 6 p.m. May 24 at the Jonesborough International Storytelling Center. For more information, visit www.jonesboroughtn.org.

May 25

Brownsville, Tn. – Exit 56 Blues Fest – Celebrate Blues heritage May 25 at the Delta Heritage Center with arts, crafts, a car cruise-in and live Blues music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.westtnheritage.com.

Granville, Tn. – Granville Heritage Day – The famous Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor show, crafts, Civil War re-enactments and more will be featured. For more information, visit www.granvilletn.com.

For more information on Tennessee happenings, visit tnvacation.comfacebook.com/tnvacation, tnvacation.com/triptales/, instagram.com/tnvacationtwitter.com/tnvacation/ or pinterest.com/tnvacation/.


Tennessee Tourism Round Up: The Soundtrack Of Summer

The summer heats up in Tennessee as internationally-acclaimed music festivals sweep the state from Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee; CMA Music Festival in Nashville; and Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga. See chart-topping performers and legendary musicians. It’s the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” June 8-11 Manchester – Bonnaroo Music ... (click for more)

The O.J. Bronco Displayed At Alcatraz East - 22 Years Later

The anniversary of the scene made famous when 95 million people tuned in to watch O.J. Simpson flee the police in a white Bronco is quickly approaching. June 17, 1994, is a date many recall because of the news he made that day, having been accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend. Rather than turn himself in, as ordered by police, the former football star fled with cameras ... (click for more)

Public Markets To Manage And Operate Finley Stadium

The Stadium Corporation board of directors, at a special board meeting Thursday, gave approval for Public Markets, Inc., (PMI) the entity that oversees the Chattanooga Market, the River Market, the Collegedale Market and Cambridge Square Market, to handle the management, operations and administration of the stadium. Executive Director of PMI Chris Thomas and his staff stepped ... (click for more)

Man Charged In North Chattanooga Murder Says "Wrong Number" Led To Drug Deal That Went Bad

A man charged in a North Chattanooga murder said a "wrong number" led to his chance meeting with victim Charles "Chas" Holsey and a drug deal that led to the March 2, 2015, slaying. Briston "B.J." Smith Jr. told investigators he thought he was dialing a friend named "Clack" who he said sells marijuana. By getting one digit wrong, he wound up texting with Holsey, who by chance ... (click for more)

Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.    While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Leaders Stand ‘Way Back’

Franklin McCallie, a former principal at Howard School and the maverick in one of Chattanooga’s finest families known for education, delivered an impassioned speech before the Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday. Sadly, his remarks came after the commissioners had passed the FY2018 budget that has no financial methodology for the Department of Education, much maligned in the ... (click for more)