From larger-than-life bugs to music legends performing for Tennessee audiences, this week’s events look to this weekend and ahead for culture events made in Tennessee. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.
Knoxville – More than 50 paintings and works by artists are part of American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony on display through Nov.
12 at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Union City – The traveling exhibition, BUGS! features larger-than-life insects that move and “buzz” and is on display through Jan. 7, 2018 at Discovery Park of America.
Memphis – Master Metalsmith: David Secrest showcases his work through Dec. 31 at the Metal Museum.
Memphis – Soulsville USA Festival has three stages of live music from Stax Music Academy, Candice Ivory, DeRobert & the Half Truths and many more 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT in the historic Soulsville USA district on College & McLemore Streets.
Nashville – Enjoy a full day of free music with 25 performers on four stages, kids’ activities, instrument petting zoo, food vendors and a beer garden 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Paris – Downtown Spooktacular: A Howling Good Time features contests with prizes, trick or treating, live music, free crafts and additional entertainment noon to 3 p.m. CT in downtown Paris.
Oct. 21, 27
Knoxville – Bryan Bowers performs songs and the autoharp 8 p.m. ET Oct. 21 at the Laurel Theater. Additionally, John McCutcheon performs songs and stories 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Laurel Theater.
Memphis – The first installment of Old Dominick’s Pure Memphis Concert Series features Mark Edgar Stuart 7:30 p.m. CT at Old Dominick Distillery. Tickets are $20 and include cocktail specials and light appetizers.
Nashville – Riffs on the Rails is a live music series featuring a performance by Ava Oellerich 5-7 p.m. CT at Union Station Hotel.
Athens – Rupert’s Birthday and Other Tales from Appalachia, a series of monologues by Ken Jenkins and Jo Carson is performed by the Athens Community Theatre 7:30 p.m. ET at The Arts Center.
Oct. 26, 28, 30
Memphis – Catch a Memphis Grizzlies home game when they go head-to-head with the Mavericks Oct. 26; the Houston Rockets Oct. 28; and the Charlotte Hornets Oct. 30 at FedEx Forum.
Jackson – The annual family-friendly tour, Downtown Ghosts: A Walking Tour features live portrayals of people and ghosts of the past beginning 5:30 p.m. CT in Riverside Cemetery.
Jackson – The Jackson TN Brewfest has more than 20 craft brewers, live music, door prizes and giveaways, a cornhole tournament and more 1-5 p.m. CT at the Jackson TN Fairgrounds.
Knoxville – A Ghostly Evening features ghost tours and a screening of “Ghostbusters” 7 p.m. ET with doors open 5 p.m. ET at the Bijou Theatre.
Nashville – Macklemore brings his Gemini U.S. Tour 8 p.m. CT to War Memorial Auditorium.
Nashville – Music legend Patti LaBelle performs 7:30 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Knoxville – The hit interactive stage show, Price is Right Live! takes place 3 p.m. ET with doors open 2 p.m. ET, and 8 p.m. ET with doors open 7 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Theatre.
Memphis – Indie Memphis Film Festival is a connecting point for filmmakers, musicians, artists and audiences showcasing a range of independent features, documentaries and short films.
Memphis – Manipulated Memories by Sharon Grinspan showcases vintage photographic images with an array of color and visual texture, on display 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Mondays to Saturdays at Fratelli’s Cafe at the Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden.
Memphis – See and hear the music giants, The Beach Boys in concert 7 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets range from $49 to $125.
Eva – Battle of Johnsonville Commemorative Living History Event features artillery, infantry, cavalry and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach to commemorate the Battle of Johnsonville, an 1864 Civil War battle.
Lewisburg – Hay & Holly Days features vendor shopping, live music, food and a wine and beer garden 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Jubilee Hills.
New Johnsonville – Battle of Johnsonville Civil War Days features artillery, infantry and civilian living history programs that commemorate the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville which took place Nov. 4, 1864.
Waverly – Quilts Show & Christmas Open House is an annual event that features handmade quilts and boutiques with handmade items.
Gallatin – Grand Ole Gallatin Music Festival brings lots of music and other entertainment 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT to the Douglass-Clark House.
Greenfield – Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival features birds of prey, live animal programs, walks on the boardwalk, food and more.
Hendersonville – Bluegrass and Brews at the Castle include local and regional beers and music 5:30-9 p.m. CT at Historic Rock Castle.
McMinnville – Enjoy music by Ronnie Reno Tradition with Teea Goans 1 p.m. CT at Bluegrass Underground in the Volcano Room of Cumberland Caverns.
Memphis – Michael McDonald performs his distinctive and soulful repertoire with special guest Marc Cohn 8 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets start at $39.50.
Spring City – Verlon Thompson, a 30-year professional songwriter and troubadour, performs 7:30 p.m. ET at Tennessee Valley Theatre. Tickets are $10.
Townsend – Experience the thriving craft spirits of Tennessee at the Townsend Grains and Grits Festival, a celebration of Southern spirits and gourmet grub.
Gallatin – Enjoy the 7th annual Sumner County Artists & Artisans Studio Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and 1-5 p.m. CT Sunday at 1711 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.
Knoxville – “The Garden” by The Katharine Slowburn Experience features 14 dance numbers that create a living garden filled with sorrow, strength and more 9 p.m. ET Nov. 4 and 2 p.m. ET Nov. 5 at Modern Studio.
Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018
Pigeon Forge – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is the ultimate Smoky Mountain family Christmas destination with more than 4 million lights, Parade of Many Colors, fun rides and attractions, and award-winning shows.