Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Adventure Camp, Blueberries And A “Zoovie”

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

June 22

Jackson, Tn. – Hardin County Night – Enjoy a night of baseball as the Jackson Generals play the Mobile BayBears beginning at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Spring City, Tn. – “Victoria’s House” – See this thriller play about Neil Bannister who kills his wife and thinks he’s committed the perfect crime until forces start working against him 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Plot twists turn this play into a must-see. Tickets are $10.

June 23

Chattanooga, Tn. – Blueberry Festival – Pies, donuts, soda, chutney and even blueberry beer will be featured at the festival beginning 11 a.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Nashville, Tn. – “No Army without Music” – Musicians will perform famous and lesser known songs from the Civil War as radio personality Michael Lasser tells stories behind some of the most popular Civil War songs 2 p.m. at the Tennessee State Museum. Admission is free.

June 24-28

Chattanooga, Tn. – Appalachian Adventure CampKids 12-16 years old can go whitewater kayaking, climbing, hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains as part of Appalachian Adventure Camp. Reservations are required.

June 24

Jonesborough, Tn. – Jonesborough Yarn Exchange – Enjoy songs, skits and stories dedicated to “Baseball, Mom and Pies, Pies, Pies” 7 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.

June 25

Johnson City, Tn. – “Fossil and Artifact ID Night” – Bring fossils, rocks, minerals and artifacts to be identified and photographed 4 p.m. at the Natural History Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

June 27

Brownsville, Tn. – “Off the Beaten Path: Scenes of West Tennessee” – See photographer Joe B. Guinn’s best nature shots with a special artist reception 6 p.m. at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

June 28

Nashville, Tn. – Frist Fridays Concert Series – Kick off the summer concert series with a performance by the The MaleMen 6 p.m. in The Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Turner Courtyard.

Nashville, Tn. – Zoovie Night – See the hilarious animated movie, “Madagascar” 6 p.m. at the Nashville Zoo’s Festival Field. The movie is included in zoo admission or $5 for guests arriving after the zoo closes.

July 2

Huntingdon, Tn. – The 129th Army Band of the Tennessee Army National Guard – Enjoy a night of music and celebrate Independence Day 7 p.m. at The Dixie. The event is free and open to the public.

July 5

Knoxville, Tn. – “East Meets West” by Eun-Sook Kim – An opening ceremony for “East Meets West,” Eun-Sook Kim’s exhibit featuring ceramics, Chinese watercolor paintings and woodblock prints, will take place 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres at the Emporium Center.

July 5-7

Granville, Tn. – Genealogy Festival – Learn your family history at the festival that will feature cemetery tours, speakers and Surname booths at the Granville town square.

July 6-7

Pulaski, Tn. – Berry Festival – Wear red, white and blue and bring a lawn chair to enjoy some Southern music and have shortcake loaded with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries with whipped cream. Hayrides, tours for $5 and more will be included at Milky Way Farm.

To find your next vacation sweet spot explore tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.


Discover Tennessee Trails And Byways Android Apps Launched

The public can now sign in to Google Play or visit  tnvacation.com/travel-apps  and download all 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways and the Civil War 150 free, interactive Android apps. The app project was a collaborative effort between app developer Designsensory, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and trail committees made up of tourism entities ... (click for more)

Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Music And Art

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit  tnvacation.com/calendar . Ongoing Memphis – “Iron and Gold”  includes jewelry and tools work from Karin Jones, Ben Dory, and Rob Jackson that are on display through  April 19  at the Metal Museum. Jan. 15-25 Knoxville ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Value-Added Friendship

I need to take you through the back door on this one because it is a story that my friend Sandy Pohfal just sent me from Texas. Sandy happens to know Dr. John C. Dealey, a business-consultant wizard in Dallas whose advisory councils have made folks a lot of money. In turn, Dr. Dealey knows a guy he’ll only refer to as “Raymond.” Of all the guys I just mentioned, you need to focus ... (click for more)