Tennessee Tourism Round Up For May 28-June 12

Friday, May 27, 2016

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 – Get your $70 weekend passes for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion hosted in downtown Bristol, TN/VA.

Gatlinburg – Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales happens all summer long June 10-July 31 as attendees can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. 

Knoxville – The Concerts on the Square music series happens 7-9 p.m. ET Thursdays through June 30 on Market Square. The event is free and open to the public.

Nashville – Celebrate Negroni Week, a celebration of the storied cocktail that helps raise money for charities around the world, with the Orange Blossom Negroni ice cream at Sprinkles on 12th South Ave.

May 28

Jonesborough – The Movies on Main series kicks off with Star Wars: The Force Awakens 8:30 p.m. ET on Main Street. Other activities include extended downtown business hours of boutiques and shops until 7 p.m. ET and Candy Bingo 8 p.m. ET at Lollipop Shop in downtown Jonesborough.

Lenoir City – Rockin’ The Docks is back with live music, food and fireworks 5 p.m. ET on Fort Loudon Lake.

Lewisburg – Enjoy music by The Bird and the Bear 6-9 p.m. CT at the Picker’s Creek Winery.

Nashville – Jaunt around the world without leaving Nashville while tasting six sparkling wines from various world regions during Wine Bootcamp 101 6 p.m. at City Winery.

Nashville – Wolf to Woof is a new hands-on exhibit on canines and wolves with displays and multimedia elements opening and on display now through Sept. 5 at Adventure Science Center.

May 28-29

Brownsville – Exit 56 Blues Fest includes live blues music, arts and crafts, a car show and barbecue-eating championship at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

May 28-30

Shiloh – Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend with a plethora of activities from Civil War music concerts to the annual memorial service at Shiloh National Military Park.

May 29

Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Street Food Festival celebrates 16 years of Chattanooga Market with some of the best food concepts of the region including barbecue and dozens of street vendors at Chattanooga Market.

May 30

Union City – Military, veterans and dependent family get free admission and a special Memorial Day service takes place 2 p.m. CT in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall at Discovery Park of America.

May 31-June 7

Gatlinburg – Synchronous fireflies perform their amazing “flashing” display 7-11 p.m. ET in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

June 2

Nashville – Nashville food writers and cookbook authors Mindy Merrell and R.B. Quinn present the Sadie LeSueur Southern Roots Supper during First Thursday Nights in the Garden summer series at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.

June 3

Memphis – Beverly Hills Cop is shown as part of the Summer Movie Series 7 p.m. CT at The Orpheum Theatre.

Nashville – An exclusive trunk show of Orostani Couture 2-6 p.m. CT featuring designer elements by Olga Yuditsky takes place at pet boutique Winston Dog.

June 3-5

Brownsville – Explore the outdoors during the 4th annual Hatchie BirdFest that includes hikes, educational seminars, exhibits and more at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

June 4

Gatlinburg – The opening of the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is met with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, games, bluegrass music and more beginning 8 a.m. ET at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.

Jackson – Live in the Vine concert series hosts music by David Lee Murphy and Elvis Impersonator Tony Roi beginning 4 p.m. CT at Crown Winery.

June 5-11

Murfreesboro – The 29th annual Secret Garden Week includes a Secret Garden Party brunch, stroll, and Secret Garden Tour at the Discovery Center.

June 9

Collierville – Listen to the sweet sounds of Blind Mississippi Morris as part of the 25th anniversary of the Summer Concert Series 7 p.m. CT on Main Street Collierville.

June 9-10

Memphis – Escape the heat and watch The Sound of Music 7 p.m. CT June 9 and The Rocky Horror Picture Show 8 p.m. CT June 10 at The Orpheum Theatre.

June 10

Knoxville – HAIM, the Los Angeles-based band of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, perform 7:30 p.m. ET at The Mill & The Mine.

Nashville – The exhibition Found Narratives opens at Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

June 10, June 12

Knoxville – See the raucously hilarious Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe 8 p.m. ET June 10 and 2 p.m. ET June 12 at Tennessee Theatre.

June 11

Henderson – The 5th annual Youth Fishing Rodeo includes prizes for every child that signs up for a few hours of fishing beginning with registration 8:45 a.m. CT at Chickasaw State Park.

Tennessee Aquarium Leaping Into World Lemur Day On Oct. 20 With Special Programs, Activities

Never mind their captivating charisma and seemingly endless abundance of energy, being a lemur is a pretty tough gig.   Thanks to a host of ecological challenges in their native Madagascar, all of the more than 100 species of these acrobatic animals are endangered to one degree or another. As a group, they are the world’s most-imperiled class of mammal.   ... (click for more)

Parades, Planes, Playgrounds, And More At The 2018 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

The seventh annual  Wings Over North Georgia Air Show  is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Air show performances will include 70-year old warbirds, a fifth-generation fighter jet, skydivers, jet cars, world-renowned aerobatic performers, and a 45-minute reenactment of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The air show will be Oct. 13-14, in Rome, Ga. ... (click for more)

County Schools To Push Forward With Equity Effort; Magnet Schools To Get More Diversity With Lottery Change

The county schools will push forward with an equity effort that appeared to have been paused after board members Rhonda Thurman and Joe Smith in May said  they rejected the idea that county schools need to “racially and economically integrate.” An equity task force did not meet for several months and the schools did not move forward on hiring an outside consultant to help ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium For 2020 Season

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club is building a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific facility, where the team will host home games beginning in 2020. For its inaugural season, the club will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019.   David Stanton Field seats 3,500, and the club plans to install additional temporary seating allowing up to approximately ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)