Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Summer Art

Thursday, August 7, 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.


Johnson City- – Dig Days – The public is invited to help the paleontologists dig on-site through Sept.

27 at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.

Nashville- – Cosmic Concert series – Music from Led Zepplin, U2, Black Eyed Peas, and more will be played to digital effects and lasers everySaturday night through August at the Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre at Adventure Science Center.

Aug. 8

Memphis- – Chinese Symbol in Art – This exhibit features a variety of subjects that played a meaningful role in the lives of the Chinese both in art and everyday life at The Belz Museum.

Aug. 8-9

Savannah- – Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run: Bow Ties and Country Skies – Songwriters, dinner, performances and auction items are included in the festivities 6:30 p.m. at White Pillars – 620 College St.

Jackson- – The Cadillac Band – The Swedish music group will perform rock-a-billy hits 8 p.m. at the Oman Arena.

Aug. 9

Spring City- – Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats – Enjoy a tribute to Johnny Cash as his entire career is covered through song 7:30 p.m.at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.

Brownsville- – Concert on the Porch – Hear music from singer/songwriter Ken Mallard followed by Wildwood Express 7 p.m. at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Aug. 10

Chattanooga- – FiveStar Food Fight – Local chefs will compete live in front of a panel of judges 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Market.

Aug. 11-15

Townsend- – Baseball – Make a baseball card, learn about legends of the game, meet the Tennessee Smokies mascot, Slugger, and more 10 a.m. at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

Aug. 15

Nashville- – Highballs & Hydrangeas – Gardens, music, and cocktails will be featured 7 p.m. at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Oak Ridge- – Hero Night – Get ready for a heroic night of family-friendly entertainment and movies at Oak Ridge After Dark summer series 7 p.m.at A.K. Bissell Park.

Aug. 15-16

McKenzie- – Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea Festival – Sample Southern fried foods and wash it all down with the best sweet iced tea at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown McKenzie.

Aug. 16-17

Halls- – Wings Over Halls Air Show – Former WWII aircraft will be on display with a helicopter performance and rides at The Veterans Museum.

Rugby- – Basket-making classes – Learn simple weaving, techniques for wooden-based bowl baskets and more 10 a.m. EST at Historic Rugby.

Aug. 17

Nashville- – Free Wessyngton Plantation Film Screening & Tour – See the documentary that follows the lives of the Washington families from the years of slavery to freedom after the Civil War 2 p.m. at the Tennessee State Museum.

Aug. 20

Memphis- – Crosby, Stills, and Nash – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash will perform songs from their extensive catalogues 7:30 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.

Aug. 21

Nashville- – Wild Impressions – The after-hours fundraiser offers masterpieces from animals 6:30 p.m. at the Nashville Zoo. Proceeds go to support lemur conservation.

Aug. 22

Nashville- – The Art of Beer –Learn about classic cartoons and altered states while Yazoo, Jackalope, and Turtle Anarchy breweries talk about their artistic process with beer 6-7:30 p.m. at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Auditorium.


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