Music, Movies And Global Fun In This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

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


Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair is seeking regional talent for available performance slots in their Pepsi Community Tent during the 94th annual fair Sept. 6-15. All family-friendly entertainers are welcome to apply.

Memphis – “A Decade of Gifts” from Howard Foote – See a collection of artworks ranging from abstraction to realism until Aug. 11 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

July 11-13

Franklin – Calicos and Cadets Summer Camp – Kids ages 8-12 can learn about life during the Civil War with reenactors, crafts, activities and drilling 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $100 for each child.

Livingston – Genealogy Bonanza – Learn more about historical and genealogical backgrounds with a “Research Day,” a tour of historic areas and more at the Millard Oakley Public Library.

July 12

Nashville – “Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface” – Browse 70 works by the Nashville-based photographer Jack Spencer in the Upper-Level Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Nashville – Harry Connick, Jr. – The crooner will perform 8 p.m. at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. Tickets start at $46.31.  

July 12-13

Ripley – 30th Annual Tomato Festival – Pay tribute to tomato growers and their produce with arts, crafts, food vendors, carnival rides and more at the Ripley City Park and downtown court square.

July 13

Spring City – “David Carroll & Friends” – Carroll takes the audience through the history of local broadcasting 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Admission is free.

Nashville – “Clash of the Titans” – See the myth of Perseus as he battles an assortment of mythical beasts 8:05 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre. Admission is free.

Nashville – “Tunes, Tales & Treasures: Discover More about the Civil War” – Learn more about the Civil War homefront through a Discovery Day 1 p.m. at the Tennessee State Museum.

Rugby – 3rd Annual Rugby Antique Car Show – See muscle cars, early Fords and 1950s classic cars as well as antiques, a raffle and artwork 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

July 14

Nashville – “20 Feet from Stardom” – Hear the stories of famed backup singers Kim Parent, Marcia Ramirez and Britt Savage 5:25 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre.

July 15-19

Nashville – The Global Teenager: A Film Seminar for High School Students – Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can take the opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting, see and discuss films and more 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre. The five-day seminar is $75 per student.

July 19

Nashville – Dive-In Movie: “The Hunger Games” – See the suspenseful blockbuster hit 8:30 p.m. at Nashville Shores as part of the Dive-In Movies. The event is included with park admission.

Memphis – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – Audience participation is key as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet find themselves at the weird castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $7.

July 19-20

Red Boiling Springs – Ghost Hunt Weekend – Stay the night in a haunted hotel with paranormal researcher and author Chad Morin as your guide at the Thomas House. Tickets start at $99.  

July 20

Murfreesboro – Hallowed Ground – Learn to look beyond the stones and into the stories of the men and women of the Civil War during a lantern tour 7:45 p.m. at Stones River National Cemetery. Reservations are required.

Jonesborough – Movies on Main – Enjoy a free viewing of “Ghostbusters” 8:45 p.m. on Main Street as part of Jonesborough’s Movies on Main.

July 19-21

Murfreesboro – 46th annual Antique Show & Sale – See the finest antique dealers from across the country for appraisals and more 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Murphy Center.

Nashville – The World Music and Food International Festival – Enjoy the extravagant multi-cultural festival that features dance groups, food and music from around the world 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Centennial Park. Tickets are $15.

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