Tennessee Tourism Roundup: How To Enjoy The Colder Months

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Jan.

22-24

Chattanooga – Embark on a two-hour Sandhill Crane Cruise 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Cruises are limited to 65 passengers.

Jan. 23

Nashville – Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Musicians continues with famed guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Duane Eddy 2 p.m. CT in the Ford Theater of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Brownsville – The third annual Sleepy John’s Country Blues Jam recognizes the birthday and legacy of Blues pioneer "Sleepy" John Adam Estes with skills clinics, a symposium and an acoustic jam 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Knoxville – Moon Taxi brings their Nashville indie rock to audiences with special guests The Lonely Biscuits 8 p.m. CT at the Tennessee Theatre.

Jan. 25

Nashville – The Tenors come to Music City on their Under One Sky Tour 7:30 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jan. 28-31

Nashville – The 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend hits Music City with a Fan Fair at Music City Center; All-Stars Skills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena.

Jan. 29

Memphis – Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour takes audiences on a galactic adventure through music and film 7:30 p.m. CT at The Orpheum Theatre.

Union City – Bodies Revealed is an immersive exhibition that takes visitors through the intricacies of the human body at Discovery Park of America.

Jan. 29-30

Nashville – Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Bernstein’s ‘On the Waterfront’ and Classic Movie Music with the Nashville Symphony 8 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jan. 30

Elizabethton – Repair Tennessee antiques by learning how to replace chair bottoms with Cathy Broyles 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at Sycamore Shoals State Park.

Feb. 1

Memphis – A free, community-wide celebration of 40 years of art will take place at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Feb. 3-April 29

Maryville – Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet brings together science, technology, engineering and math to explore Earth’s ever-changing physical and biological systems through interactive media experiences.

Feb. 5

Memphis – Moon Mouse takes kids on a starry adventure in his homemade rocket where he meets a cast of misfit creatures in this lovable performance 6:30 p.m. CT at The Orpheum Theatre.

Kingsport – An Evening with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley with special guest JP Parsons takes place 7:30 p.m. ET at the Renaissance Arts Center Theatre.

Nashville – Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting and Guido van der Werve: Nummers 2 6 8 14 are open at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Feb. 6

Memphis – Cirque du CMOM celebrates Cuba with “Havana Nights” 7 p.m. to midnight CT at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. The party is for persons 21 years and older. Food from 17 Memphis restaurants, 10 open bars and three dance floors enhance the festivities.

Spring City – The Wannabeatles perform for audiences 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Tickets are $12.

Covington – Enjoy endless chocolate delights just in time for Valentine’s Day during the Chocolate Tour 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT in downtown Covington. Tickets are $7.

Feb. 6-March 4

Crossville – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The New Musical is performed on stage at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

Feb. 7

Nashville – Zooperbowl Kickoff Special includes half price admission before the big Super Bowl game 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Nashville Zoo.

Woodbury – Warm up and enjoy the big game during the Super Bowl party with dining and cocktails for patrons wearing a favorite team jersey at Short Mountain Distillery and Stillhouse Restaurant.  


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