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.


2015 Events Spring Up In Tennessee

The frost on the ground isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t stop Tennessee from planning a spectacular Spring 2015, filled with family-friendly festivals, quirky celebrations, and historic commemorations. EAST More than 200 performers from around the globe celebrate music, art, food, and dance at  Dollywood’s Festival of Nations   March 21 - April 20  in ... (click for more)

Governor Haslam Announces Tourist Development Commissioner To Depart

Governor Bill Haslam on Thursday announced that Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development, will be departing the administration after dedicating 12 years of leading the department to return to the private sector.  “Susan has done a great job of promoting the unique assets that Tennessee has to offer to visitors from across the country and around ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Proceed With Manager Bonuses In 2 Steps; Considering Employee Performance Incentive Plan

Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel said Wednesday night that the hospital plans to proceed with $1.7 million in manager bonuses in two steps. Current participants in the incentive program will receive 50 percent of the approved 2014 performance plan this month. The remaining 50 percent will be paid to the management group in July 2015. At the same time, Mr. Spiegel ... (click for more)

Caldwell Arrested In Rapes Of 2 Women Over 60 In Brainerd, Hixson

Investigators have made an arrest in the rape cases that were reported last weekend. Taken into custody was Derrick Dewayne Caldwell, 30. He is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated burglary. Police said two women over 60 years old were raped in Brainerd and in Hixson in separate incidents. (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Advice: Just Be Normal

Matthew Kerlin, by his own admission, claims to be just a normal guy. But I am of the opinion, after reading his speech following Samford University’s Winter Commencement exercises, that the university’s Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life is a bit more than that. Dr. Kerlin knows college kids well and his advice to the most recent flock of America’s graduates resonates with brilliance. ... (click for more)