Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Aug. 5-27

Friday, August 5, 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.

Ongoing

Memphis – The much-anticipated Price is Right art exhibition is now on display through Aug.

27 at the David Lusk Gallery Memphis.

Nashville – Indulge in confections while wandering 12South by purchasing the new Strawberry Shortcake by Drew Barrymore available through Aug. 31. Proceeds are donated to United Friends of the Children at Sprinkles Cupcakes.

Aug. 5-6

Paris – The Costa Bassmaster High School Championships bring 170 teams of 340 anglers to compete on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

Aug. 5-13

Franklin – The 2016 Williamson County Fair features live music, carnival rides, competitions and more at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park.

Aug. 5-21

Nashville – Wines of the World Tasting features samples of award-winning wine from 15 countries at City Winery.

Aug. 6

Greeneville – The Hot Summer Nights SX Series brings motocross excitement to the I-81 Motorsports Park.

Aug. 7

Vonore – Sequoyah Remembrance Day celebrates Sequoyah’s creation of a writing system, the Cherokee Syllabary for the Cherokee people and takes place noon to 5 p.m. ET Aug. 7 at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.

Aug. 11

Maryville – Sacred and secular jazz along with spiritual songs are on the docket as Wendel Werner & Alan Eleazer take the stage as part of the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series at Blount County Public Library.

Nashville – Songwriter Ronny Criss and Friends perform a variety of original music 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Café at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Aug. 12

Jackson – Travis Cottrell gives a free concert as guests can bring a picnic basket or visit a food truck during Music at the Amp 7:30 p.m. CT at the Amphitheater at the West Tennessee Farmers Market.

Aug. 13

Cookeville – Sip and stroll during Wine on the WestSide, a street party with more than 125 wines and craft beers, 35 tasting tents, two live bands, a DJ, food samplings and vendors 6-10 p.m. CT Cookeville’s WestSide cultural district.

Denmark – Listen or join the choir for the Red Back Hymnal Singing event at the Denmark Presbyterian Church.

Franklin – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the sixth annual Bootlegger’s Bash 7 p.m. CT Aug. 13 at Carnton Plantation.

Nashville – Join internationally-recognized artist Benjamin Walls at 2 p.m. CT as he presents a lecture and conducts a tour of his exhibit, Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art Photography of Benjamin Walls now on exhibit in the Changing Galleries at the Tennessee State Museum.

Spring City – A Jazzy Evening with Robin Grant includes her sultry vocals and Broadway-show 7:30 p.m. ET at Tennessee Valley Theatre.

Townsend – Experience a chance to see bears in their natural habitat with Kim Delozier on the Searching For Bears tour 4:30-9:30 p.m. ET in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Aug. 16

Knoxville – Enjoy music by Jacob Whitesides 7 p.m. ET on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre.

Townsend – Enjoy an exclusive tour of The Walkers Sisters Quilt Exhibit & Tour 9 a.m. ET departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 

Aug. 19

Memphis – The Science of Wine includes tasting wines, sampling hors d’oeuvres, lectures, and making wine charms for glasses 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT at the Pink Palace Museum.

Memphis – Continuing the Summer Movie Series, catch the showing of Grease 7 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre.

Memphis – The exhibition Motown Black & White features photographs, memorabilia and more to highlight Stax Records’ influence at Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan opens at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Aug. 19-20

Columbia – The Maury County Fair features agricultural exhibits, motocross, tractor pull, pageant, rides, games and more at 1018 Maury County Park Drive.

Murfreesboro – The 6th Annual Quilts in the Boro Show features free demonstrations, cash prizes, vintage and antique quilts, The Bees General Store and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center.

Aug. 20

Knoxville – The East Tennessee History Fair celebrates the region with demonstrations, reenactments, tours and a variety of activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Market Square, Krutch Park, Clinch Street, and Gay Street. 

Knoxville – The Steeldrivers bring their energy to audiences 7 p.m. ET on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre.

Memphis – The Back-to-School Superhero Bash welcomes kids to dress up as their favorite superheroes and meet Iron Man, Captain America and Spiderman 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT for photos at Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Union City – The Hooked on Science Program: Engineering with Minecraft is 11 a.m. CT1 p.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT at Discovery Park of America.

Aug. 21

Castalian Springs – If These Logs Could Take series kicks off with Tonya Staggs, education director at Traveler’s Rest, to talk about Fashion from 1830-1870 2 p.m. CT at Wynnewood.

Aug. 25

Shiloh – Celebrate 100 years at the National Park Services Birthday Bash featuring a concert by Darryl Worley 5:30 p.m. CT on the Shiloh Visitors Center Lawn. The event is free and open to the public.

Aug. 26-27

Milan – The Dawg Daze Street Festival is fun for all ages with a pancake breakfast, 5k race, street dance, live music, cake walks, antique auto show and more in downtown Milan.

Millington – The World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco takes place at Memphis International Raceway.


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