Music And Movies Fill Up Summer In This Week's Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, June 27, 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.

Ongoing

Gatlinburg, Tn. – A historical birth of an African black-footed baby penguin is being celebrated with a baby shower until June 30 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Special events and giveaways are scheduled.

Jamestown, Tn. – Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat has added Pointe View Lodge to its vacation rental program. The lodge sleeps up to 20 people with seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Located near Pickett State Park and Blackhouse Mountain, the lodge is available for meetings and weddings as well.

Nashville, Tn. – “BOGO” deal – Nashville Zoo and Kroger have teamed up to give patrons a “buy one, get one” deal when patrons show their Kroger card and any Kroger receipt at the ticket booth through August.

June 28

Crossville, Tn. – Morning Paddle Boat Float – Greet the morning in peace with a relaxing cruise 9 a.m. at Cumberland Mountain State Park. For more information, call 931-484-6138.

Chattanooga, Tn. – Nightfall Concert Series – Lake Street Drive will headline the show as the series celebrates its 25th year. Milk & Honey will hand out 500 free gelatos at 7 p.m. at the pavilion and sparklers will be distributed for a singing of “Happy Birthday.” Admission is free.

Millington, Tn. – Sunset on the Patio – Wear red, white and blue for a party on the patio with music, food and more 6-10 p.m. at Mirimichi. Tickets are $20.

June 29

Crossville, Tn. – “Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard Life” – See the cars from the famous show like the Dixie Jeep, Roscoe’s Car, Cooter’s Tow Truck and ride in the General Lee 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Tickets are $5.

Jonesborough, Tn. – Movies on Main Series – Watch the loveable blue creatures in “The Smurfs” 8:45 p.m. on Main Street as part of the Movies on Main Series. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item which will be donated to the Jonesborough Food Bank.

June 30

Franklin, Tn. – Vintage Base Ball Game and Sunset Concert Series – Cheer for your favorite Base Ball team as the Franklin Farriers take on the Nashville Maroons noon to 3 p.m. at Carnton Plantation. The game is free and open to the public. Then enjoy a night of music courtesy of The One Hitters, featuring one-hit wonders from 60s, 70s and 80s 6 p.m. at Carnton Plantation. Tickets are $12.

Chattanooga, Tn. – Street Food Festival – Eat and sample local, cultural food from food trucks and vendors with barbecue, ice cream, bubble tea, empanadas and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

July 5-7

Jonesborough, Tn. – Jonesborough Days Festival – Rising country artist Logan Murrell will open the festival 5 p.m. on the Main Stage in downtown Jonesborough. Free tours, an art crawl and vendors will also be included.

July 5

Crossville, Tn. – Jeanne Jolly – Hear music from rising country/Americana music star Jeanne Jolly 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Tickets are $12.

Maryville, Tn. – “Come Party Like It’s 1399” – Teens can enjoy a medieval party with period food, crafts, music, dancing, sword fighting and archery displays 3 p.m. at Blount County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

July 6-27

Chattanooga, Tn. – Movies in the Park – Enjoy free movies beginning at sundown at Coolidge Park.

July 12-14

Murfreesboro, Tn. – 36th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival – See the National Championships in old-time banjo, buck dancing and clogging; arts, crafts and food will also be included at Cannonsburgh Village. Admission is $5.

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