Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Concerts And Celebrations

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 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.

Aug. 14-16

Memphis – Continue to celebrate Elvis Presley’s music contributions to the world with Elvis Week featuring events like the Elvis in Tribute Concert, seminars, the Candlelight Vigil 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Gates of Graceland, and much more.

Aug. 15

Bristol – Enjoy free admission, kids’ and family activities all day to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Nashville – Take a bite out of science during the Shark Day Celebration featuring touch tanks, shark myths, shark adaptions and a scavenger hunt 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Adventure Science Center.

Aug. 16

Jonesborough – Main Street Brews and Tunes continues with music by DixieGhost and beer selections from Starr Hill Brewery 1 p.m. on the Plaza outside of the International Storytelling Center.

Aug. 18

Memphis – Favorite Hollywood and Broadway musicals and 10 different wines are paired together for a memorable night 6-8 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square. Tickets are $65 at the door.

Aug. 20

Nashville – Solo fingerstyle guitarist James Scott will perform with friends Grant Ferris, Tom Shinness, and Keegan McClellan for a night of music 6-8 p.m. at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Café.

Maryville – Local band Pistol Creek Catch of the Day will perform Americana songs as part of Hot Summer Nights Concert Series 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library.

Cookeville – Enjoy 3rd Thursday in the Park, a free concert with The Ballinger Family Band in downtown Cookeville.

Franklin – A free lecture series featuring Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson and Franklin Civil War Roundtable founder Greg Wade will center “The Founders, the Evolution of America, and the Road to Civil War” 6 p.m. at the Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation.

Goodlettsville – The Music on Main Summer Concert Series continues with the NashTones at Goodlettsville City Hall Park.

Nashville – Songwriters Night continues with Amanda Colleen Williams, Susan Ruth, Jesse and Noah, and Leilah Hayman 7:30 p.m. at the Johnny Cash Museum Café.

Aug. 21

Collierville – See the new animated movie Big Hero 6 rated PG during Movie Mania beginning at dusk at Carriage Crossing.

Cordova – Wrap up summer with Luau Night with an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, one attraction admittance, photo booth and more 6-8 p.m. with doors opening 5 p.m. at Your Incredible Pizza Store.

Nashville – Fiddler Justin Branum will bring his improvisational music skills 6-8 p.m. to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Café.

Aug. 21-30

Statewide – Enjoy the world’s greatest hunting show and sale during Bass Pro Shops’ 2015 Fall Hunting Classic with local pro hunting tips and seminars, boat specials, and a raffle to win a hunting trip with famous hunter Doug Koenig in Bass Pro Shops around the state.

Aug. 21-Sept. 5

Cookeville – The state, regional and national award-winning production of Escanaba in da Moonlight with the original cast will delight audiences at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

Aug. 21-Sept. 6

Memphis – The one-man comedy Buyer and Cellar follows a struggling L.A. actor who accepts a job working in Barbra Streisand’s basement at The Circuit Playhouse.

Aug. 21-Sept. 13

Jonesborough – Kick off the new season with Anything Goes performed at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $16 and $14 for students and seniors.

Aug. 22

Knoxville – Learn the importance of biodiversity formally through the BioBlitz 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at High Ground Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Milan – Dawg Daze Street Festival is a pet-friendly event featuring a pet pageant, inflatables, live entertainment, chalk art show, arts and crafts and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Milan.

Jonesborough – Hear spooky Graveyard Tales in Appalachia 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount Historic Site. 

McMinnville – The Volunteer Stringband and Jimbo Darville will play for audiences at Bluegrass Underground in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.

Rugby – U.K.-only cars and motorbikes are welcome for the British Car Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Rugby.

Gatlinburg – The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will host The Kids Day Back to School Bash featuring train rides, eco-activities, a water balloon extravaganza, face painting and more 9 a.m. to noon at the Covered Bridge in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

Aug. 23

Nashville – Jonathan Brown will give a fingerstyle guitar demonstration 1 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Aug. 28

Nashville – Three-time Grammy-winning Keb’ Mo’ will make his inaugural performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Aug. 28-29

Townsend – Celebrate Native American culture through live music, storytelling, demonstrations and more at the Mountain Magic: Native American Music and Cultural Festival 6-10 p.m. Aug. 28 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

Wartrace – A town-wide yard sale will be held 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in downtown Wartrace.


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