Tennessee Tourism Round Up For March 3-18

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 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.

Ongoing

Murfreesboro – Learn women’s roles during and after the Civil War with a park ranger 2 p.

m. CT every Saturday and Sunday in March beginning March 5 at Stones River National Battlefield.

Nashville – Backstage Nashville Live! Daytime Hit Songwriters Party features Gary Nicholson, Buddy Owens, and Ray Stephenson with Zander Hawley with doors open at noon and the show starting 12:30 p.m. CT every Saturday at 3rd and Lindsley.

March 3

Memphis – Samantha Fish, blues guitarist and singer, performs 10 p.m. CT at Lafayette’s Music Room.

March 3-5

Cookeville – See the latest trends in home building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping plus learn about area visitor attractions at the Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show/Stay & Play Travel Expo 4-8 p.m. CT Friday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. CT Sunday at Tennessee Tech University’s Hyder-Burks Pavilion.

March 3-12

Morristown – The Bridges of Madison County, based off the best-selling novel and film, is performed by Encore Theatrical Company at Walters State Community College.

March 4

Cookeville – Join Cookeville’s Outdoor Experience team for the OE Kayak Roll Class 5:30-8:30 p.m. CT at the Putnam County YMCA. Bring your own boat or request one from Outdoor Experience. Space and equipment are limited. The class fee is $15.

Cookeville – Enjoy a night of suspense for a Murder Mystery Dinner 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT at The Saltbox Inn & Stables. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Proceeds benefit Cookeville Children’s Museum.

Memphis – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience with Marcella & Her Lovers performs for audiences 7:30 p.m. CT at the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum.

Nashville – Learn from makeup masters at The Art of Special Effects Makeup, an interactive workshop with Face Off artists Chloe Sens, Tate Steinsiek, and Rashaad Santiago 1-4 p.m. CTat Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theater.

March 4-5

Blountville – Bridgestone Tire Day brings a full day of exciting motorbike races at Muddy Creek Raceway.

Pigeon Forge – The Chuck Wagon Cook-off has a cook-off, workshops, cowboy dance and cowboy church service 9 a.m. ET March 4 to noon ET March 5 at Clabough’s Campground.

March 5-11

Cookeville – Take a culinary crawl while benefiting patients of the Cookeville Regional Foundation for Cookeville Restaurant Week, highlighting 17 local restaurants.

March 6

Knoxville – Jimmy Eat World with AJJ perform 8 p.m. ET at The Mill & Mine. Doors open 7 p.m. ET.

March 6-12

Memphis – Eat, empower and engage during Black Restaurant Week, an opportunity for black-owned restaurants to offer dining deals and raise awareness in various locations of Memphis.

March 7

Athens – Arts on the Side welcomes Tracy Gartmann Graybeal with an interactive drum circle noon ET at The Arts Center.

March 7-April 7

Union City – Students receive $2 off general admission Tuesdays through Fridays at Discovery Park of America.

March 8

Memphis – ZZ Top bring their iconic blues music 8 p.m. CT to the Orpheum Theatre.

March 9

Memphis – Decades Rewind is a concert that takes a trip down memory lane with more than 60 songs blended into medleys from the most prominent decades in music history 7:30 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre.

Nashville – The Southern Word Grand Slam Semifinal welcomes the region’s youth poets and spoken word artists to compete for top lyrical honors 5 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Auditorium of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

March 10

McMinnville – “Faithfully" - Journey Tribute Band performs from Journey’s famous discography 7-9 p.m. CT at the Park Theatre.

March 10-11

Knoxville – The smash-hit musical, Rent plays as part of the Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre series 8 p.m. ET March 10 and 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET March 11 at the Tennessee Theatre.

March 10-12

Memphis – Enjoy wine, food and music from the best in artisanal wines, local flavors and top-notch tunes at Vintage901 Food & Wine Festival in Memphis.

March 11

Cookeville – Explore, snap photos and enter to win during the WestSide Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT beginning at Cookeville Depot Museum. Admission is free.

Cookeville – Break out your favorite 80’s concert tee and stonewashed jeans and head to the opening reception of the new exhibition, Cookeville: Back to the ’80s 1-3 p.m. CT at the Cookeville History Museum. The exhibit is displayed through April 29.

Gallatin – The Gallatin Shamrock Run 5K & 10K takes place 6:30 a.m. CT at Calvin Short Football Field.

Lewisburg – Attend the Spring Craft Fair that has two buildings filled with vendors ranging from archery to gift baskets, purses and handmade jewelry with door prizes drawn every hour9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

March 12

McMinnville – Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Joe Robinson performs at Bluegrass Underground 1-3 p.m. CT in the Volcano Room of Cumberland Caverns. 

Nashville – Yogis of all levels can enjoy Yoga in the Lounge led by instructor Laurel Desmarais 10:30 a.m. CT followed by a complimentary brunch mimosa in the Barrel Room Restaurant with the purchase of a brunch entree at City Winery.

March 13

Nashville – Tànsuo, the newest restaurant concept by Chef Maneet Chauhan and Chef Chris Cheung officially opens on 12 Avenue.

March 16

Union City – Sounds of Memphis Dinner Theater features the cast from Badgett Playhouse and a barbecue dinner beginning 5:30 p.m. CT in the Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America.

March 18

Bell Buckle – The 40th Daffodil Day features horticulture seminars, The Daffodil Flower Show, and a seed exchange in downtown Bell Buckle.

Erin – Irish Day Celebration hosts a parade, food, entertainment and crafts 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at the largest Irish Day celebration and parade in this area.

Nashville – Enjoy the opening of Jack Spencer’s exhibition, “This Land, an American Portrait” and book signing 4-7 p.m. CT at David Lusk Gallery.

Nashville – Cheekwood in Bloom features six weekends of family activities, entertainment and natural inspiration all with a backdrop of 100,000 tulips through April 23 at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

Pall Mall – 2017 Spring Trek through the Trenches takes guests back to World War I 10 a.m. CT with replica war trenches at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park.

Rugby – Hidden Trails. Hike Rugby! is an event that takes hikers of all skill sets on 10 trails through Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the Rugby State Natural Area with registration at 9:30 a.m. ET and hikes starting 10 a.m. ET from the center of downtown Rugby.



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