Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Feb. 1-14

Monday, February 1, 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.


Bristol, TN/VA – To celebrate Groundhog Day, enjoy ticket deals and a furry keepsake giveaway that includes Tenneva Phil, Punxatawny’s southern cousin, throughout the month of February at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Feb. 1-11

Chattanooga – The IMAX 3D Film Festival shows a plethora of 3D films at the IMAX 3D Theater.
College students can receive half-off admission to the Tennessee Aquarium and the Film Festival through the month of February.

Feb. 2-3

Nashville – Diana Ross with the Nashville Symphony takes center stage for two unforgettable performances 7:30 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Feb. 4-5

Nashville – The B-52s with the Nashville Symphony perform mega hits like “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Summer of Love,” and “Legal Tender” at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Feb. 4-7

Jackson – The classic musical Oliver! is based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” and is on the stage 7 p.m. CT at The Ned.

Feb. 5

Clarksville – Blues in the Night heats things up through Feb. 20 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jackson – Live at the Carnegie features a priceless collection of historic guitars and the music of Jackson 7 p.m. CT at The Carnegie.

Feb. 6

Crossville – Step into the chocolate factory with the new musical Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka through March 4 at the Cumberland County Playhouse. 

Nashville – Songwriter Al Anderson shares stories and songs on Poets and Prophets 1:30 p.m. CT at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Feb. 6-7

Jackson – Browse through the Love Day Pop-up Shop featuring stationary, flowers and gifts by local artists for sale 2-9 p.m. CT at The Neely House.

Feb. 7

Union City – Enjoy the animal program Wings to SOAR at Discovery Park of America.

Nashville – Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community closes at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Memphis – Spend the afternoon celebrating the opening reception of Contemporary Classics for Champagne Sunday noon to 2 p.m. CT at The Metal Museum.

Feb. 9-14

Memphis – The Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is a musical comedy for the ages at The Orpheum Theatre.

Feb. 11-27

Nashville – Enjoy 25 percent off tickets of Good Monsters, which explores how human beings maneuver through tragedy at The Nashville Rep.

Feb. 12

Athens – Melinda Doolittle: It Must Be Love comes just in time for Valentine’s Day 7:30 p.m. ET to The Arts Center.

Memphis – The Daddy Daughter Dance includes a chance to win a free birthday celebration, games and more 5 p.m. CT at Incredible Pizza.

Feb. 13

Jonesborough – Chocolate Fest hosts more than 20 businesses offering special chocolate treats from strawberries to peanuts to clusters 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET in downtown Jonesborough.

Jackson – Enjoy a performance by the Jackson Symphony as they present An Evening with Anthony Kearns 7:30 p.m. CT at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Greeneville – Appraisers, antique dealers, museums, historical attractions and more are on sight for the Antique Appraisal Fair & Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Greeneville High School.

Maryville – The Harp Ensemble Valentine’s Concert features multiple, full-size harps and multiple harpists from East Tennessee under the instruction of William Lovelace 2 p.m. ET in the Reading Rotunda of the Blount County Public Library.

Feb. 13-14

Woodbury – Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a performance by pianist Heather Moulder at Stillhouse Restaurant.

Feb. 14

Nashville – Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art closes at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.


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