Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Earth Day, Spring And Memphis In May

Thursday, April 04, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

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

Ongoing

Springfield – “The Diary of Anne Frank” – See the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett based upon “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” at 7 p.m. at the Springfield Middle School Auditorium until April 27. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.ticketsnashville.com.

Nashville – “Ded Herring” – See this suspenseful play about a game of cat and mouse between a husband and a cheating wife until May 19 at the Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $40 for the show and $60 with dinner and the show. For more information, visit www.dinnertheatre.com.

Nashville – “Stop. Take Notice!” – See the community art project reinterpreted by teaching artists Chris Cheney, Michael Lapinski and Laura Wallace in the Frist Center’s Conte Community Arts Gallery until Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fristcenter.org.

April 20 – 21

Henning – Annual Civil War Re-enactment Weekend – Discover what life was like for Civil War soldiers through living history programs at Fort Pillow. For more information, call 731-738-5581

April 20

Memphis – Spring Hunt – Children can find as many April rain showers as they can around The Children’s Museum of Memphis beginning at 11 a.m. and win a prize. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.

Franklin – Spring Has Sprung! – Kids will walk through the garden to pick a few flowers, herbs and leaves and learn about the 1800s craft of herbariums and pressed plants 10 – 11 a.m. at Carnton Plantation. For more information, visit www.battleoffranklintrust.org.

Huntingdon – Bluegrass Show – Enjoy music from bluegrass band Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at 2 p.m. on The Dixie stage. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.dixiepac.net.

Wartrace – Dixie Line Days – Ask questions of a steam locomotive engineer and learn about the romance of the rails at the Walking Horse Hotel. For more information, call 615-428-7366 or e-mail contact@thedixieflyer.net.

Gray – Earth Day 2013 Celebration – Solar telescopes, a watershed model, recycling basketball and habitat puzzles will be featured from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site. The museum will be open for tours. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children. For more information, visit www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum.

April 22 – 27

Paris – World’s Biggest Fish Fry – Chow down with over 12,500 pounds of catfish that is served at the celebration at the Bobby Cox Memorial Fish Tent. For more information, visit www.paristnchamber.com/fishfry.htm

April 22

Memphis – “Earth Day is Every Day” – Take part in the many activities and crafts that encourage taking of the environment, the planet and the world in two sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.

April 23 – 27

Gatlinburg – Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – The annual five-day pilgrimage includes natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours and more at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, visit www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org.

April 23 – 28

Memphis – “Memphis: The Musical” – Enjoy this explosive musical with irresistible songs and dancing set in the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre. Tickets begin at $15. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.

April 23

Nashville – Sarah Silverman – Have an evening of endless laughs with Sarah Silverman as she performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For more information, visit www.nashvillesymphony.org.

April 25

Memphis – Pay It Forward Day – Children can learn about the international day with flower pot decorating for their neighbors and Pay It Forward cards from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.

April 26 – 28

Nashville – “Romeo and Juliet” – See the Nashville Ballet’s rendition of these star-crossed lovers at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. Tickets begin at $35. For more information, visit www.nashvilleballet.com.

April 27 – 28

South Pittsburg – National Cornbread Festival – Live entertainment, a 5K road race, arts and crafts and, of course cornbread will be featured at the two-day festival. For more information, visit www.nationalcornbread.com.

April 27

Jackson – Spring Arts Festival – Browse over 30 outdoor booths with jewelry, paintings, pottery and more with live music and more. For more information, visit www.caseyjones.com.

April 30

Memphis – Boz Scaggs Concert – Enjoy the music of Boz Scaggs which features blues and R&B, rock and jazz at 7:30 p.m. at The Memphis Orpheum Theatre. Tickets begin at $39.50. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.

Franklin – “Voices for Children” Benefit – Join Kix Brooks, half of the country duo Brooks & Dunn, for a fundraiser that benefits Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates at 7:45 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre. Tickets begin at $100. For more information, visit www.franklintheatre.com.

May 2 – 4

Nashville – “Debussy and Brahms” – Enjoy a night of beautiful compositions by Debussy and Brahms performed by the Nashville Symphony at 7 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For more information, visit www.nashvillesymphony.org.

May 3 – 4

Townsend – 21st Annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival & Old Timers Day – Enjoy storytelling, wildflower walks, Southern food, Bluegrass music and more from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.SmokyMountains.org.

May 3 – 5

Chattanooga – Choo Choo Jazz Fest – Nights of traditional jazz awaits you as some of the country’s best Dixieland jazz is featured at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom. For more information, visit www.choochoojazzfest.com.

May 4 – 6

Memphis – Memphis in May Music Festival – Over 1.1 million music fans are attracted to the multistage, three-day festival of contemporary rock, blues, soul and modern talent on Beale Street. For more information, visit www.memphisinmay.org.

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

       


Tennessee Aquarium's AquaScarium Family Halloween Party To Have Unique Start This Year

Families who arrive early for the Tennessee Aquarium's AquaScarium VII Halloween party will get an extra special treat - the chance to see someone walk a line suspended between the Aquarium's peaks. Local world-class highliner Edward Yates will rig lines of great heights on the Tennessee Aquarium peaks and then walk across them as a unique feature of RiverRocks 2014. ... (click for more)

Governor Bill Haslam Addresses Tourism Industry At Annual Governor's Conference In Knoxville

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addressed industry professionals during the 2014 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism on Friday   in his hometown of Knoxville. “You can take pride in the fact that your industry is one of the key contributors to Tennessee’s success,” said Governor Haslam. “For the eighth consecutive year, tourism has generated ... (click for more)

Man Shot At Apartments On Tunnel Boulevard Wednesday Afternoon, Then 2 Juveniles Shot At Rec Center On Oakwood Drive With Suspects In Custody

Chattanooga police officers responded to the apartment buildings at 404 Tunnel Blvd. Wednesday at 1:21 p.m., where residents say they heard multiple shots fired.  Witnesses said they saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene on foot behind the complex.  The male victim was taken to a local hospital for life threatening gunshot wounds.  Later Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)