Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Music Galore

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 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.

April 26

Gatlinburg – National Junior Ranger Day – Hands-on activities like range-guided walks, historic toy making and more are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sugarlands Visitor Center and Cades Cove Visitor Center.

Memphis – Stax to the Max Festival – Enjoy fun, arts, food, and live music 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The event is free and open to the public.

Union City – Concert at Discovery Park of America – Come enjoy the Bethel University Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and the Percussion Ensemble as they perform musical selections 1 p.m. in Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America.

Memphis – Writers/Authors Day – A meet and greet reception, question & answer session, book signings and sales, genealogy sessions and tours will be conducted 1-5 p.m. at the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center.

April 27

Chattanooga – Shostakovich and Vivaldi – Wesley Baldwin will perform Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Chorus performing Vivaldi’s “Credo” 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center.

Brownsville – J.E. Parker book signing – Meet J.E. Parker and buy a copy of his recent published work “If Good Men Do Nothing” 2-4 p.m. at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

April 29

Nashville – 2014 Symphony Fashion Show – See the Fall 2014 collection of Christian Siriano with a performance by The Band Perry 6 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets are $75.

Nashville – Family Science Lab: “Renewable Energy” – Do hands-on experiments using wind and light 2 p.m. at the Adventure Science Center.

April 29-May 4

Knoxville – Broadway at the Tennessee: Jersey Boys – See the story of The Four Seasons unfold in the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” at the Tennessee Theatre.

April 30

Jackson – Hattie Duncan & Art in the Village – See a sculpture by Hattie Duncan and various works through June 26 in The Ned’s Main Gallery.

May 1

Memphis – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Join four fearless adventurers on their quest to find a bear in this fun stage adaption of Michael Rosen’s book by the same name 6:30 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.

Franklin – Monroe Crossing – These world-class bluegrass entertainers will perform 7 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Franklin. Tickets are $15.

May 2-3

Hendersonville – Lady Bass Anglers Association Fishing Tournament – The two-day pro and amateur fishing tournament will see which angler can bring in the heaviest five fish on Old Hickory Lake.

May 2-4

Knoxville – 40th Street Rod Nationals South Plus – Marvel at vintage automobiles from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s at the Chilhowee Park & Expo Center.

May 2-9

Townsend – 2014 Spring Sunset Music Series – Bluegrass and traditional music will be performed 7 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

May 2-11

Jonesborough – The Secret Garden – See Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic story come to life at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15.

May 3

McNairy – 3rd annual McNairy County Music Homecoming – Local pickers and fiddlers will congregate to perform bluegrass, country and Americana music 6 p.m. at The Latta. Tickets are $5.

Jonesborough – 5th annual Corazón Latino Festival – A Running of the Bulls, food, arts and crafts, and a kid’s zone are on the bill for the festival noon to 10 p.m. in downtown Jonesborough.

Spring City – Elizabeth Rose: Storyteller – Rose will share stories and delight audience members 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Tickets are $10.

May 3-4

Nashville – Studio Tenn presents “Les Miserables” – Listen to the Studio Tenn Orchestra present the beautiful music to this classic Broadway show 7 p.m. May 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 4 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

May 5

Chattanooga – CSOYO Spring Concert – Join the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra for a celebration of American music and classical favorites 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.

May 8-9

Murfreesboro – Days of Washing, Churning & Learning – Pre-K to 6th grade students will participate in candle dipping, doll making, butter churning, rug beating and clothes washing 9 a.m. at the Oaklands Historic House Museum.

May 9

Nashville – “American Ballads” Now Open – “American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart” will be on display through Nov. 2 in the Conte Community Arts Gallery at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Memphis – Girl’s Night Out – Celebrate girl power with a fashion show, the Emma Webb Band, and more 6 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.


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