Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Jan. 8-19

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 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.


Union City – The traveling exhibit In the Footsteps of Sergeant York remains open through Feb. 14 at Discovery Park of America.   

Jan. 8-9

Spring City – Matt Cordell performs a tribute to Jason Aldean on Friday and to Elvis on Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.



Chattanooga – An expert crew shares a two-hour Sandhill Crane viewing cruise 10 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET on the River Gorge Explorer.

Jan. 9

Chapel Hill – Local Tennessee wineries and heavy hors d’oeuvres are featured at the Taste of Horton 2016 6 p.m. CT at Henry Horton State Park Lodge. Tickets are $40 for meal and membership.

Cookeville – Win prizes and meet WestSide merchants 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the WestSide Scavenger Hunt at the Cookeville Depot Museum.

Nashville – Experience a musical journey with scenery from around the world and from NASA science data during Bella Gaia as part of Dome Club 6 p.m. CT at Adventure Science Center.

Jan. 10

Nashville – It’s your last chance to see Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows before they close at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jan. 12-17

Memphis – Matilda the Musical brings its heart-warming story to Memphis at The Orpheum Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $125.

Jan. 14

Nashville – Enjoy music by Choro Nashville, a six-member acoustic music group that performs century-old Brazilian music 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Café at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jan. 16

Maryville – Hansel and Greta Opera by Humperdinck is performed as a full opera by the Knoxville Opera Company 11 a.m. ET in the Main Gallery of Blount County Public Library.

Granville – The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour has its 400th performance of the syndicated radio show 6 p.m. CT in the Sutton General Store.

Jan. 16, 28

Bristol, TN/VA – Local community members can share their Tennessee Ernie Ford stories, photographs and memorabilia as part of History Harvests 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Jan. 16 and 1-5 p.m. ET Jan. 28 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Jan. 16-17

Elizabethton – Learn from Tennessee crafters in watercolor painting 9 a.m. to noon ET Jan. 16 and sewing 1-4 p.m. ET Jan. 17 as part of the Traditional Arts Winter Workshops at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

Jackson – See the latest and greatest at the Gun and Knife Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Jackson.

Jan. 17

Nashville – Let Freedom Sing is an annual music tribute to the triumphs of the civil rights movement performed by the Nashville Symphony 7 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jan. 19

Memphis – The Science of Beer brings together professional and home brewers while educating attendees on breathalyzer chemistry, the history of beer and beer making and PTC Paper and Bitter genetics 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT at The Pink Palace Museum.

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