Weekend Plans In This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, March 23, 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.


Nashville – Brunch just got better with Brunch 2-4-1s, two-for-one priced mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails, 10:30 a.m.

to 2 p.m. CT at City Winery.

Nashville – To celebrate March Madness, drink specials are offered through April 4 with 15% of proceeds benefitting March of Dimes at Party Fowl.

March 24-26

Cookeville – Join exhibitors from across the nation to view the tiny model homes that have become a trending lifestyle as the Tiny House Road Show returns to Hyder-Burks Pavilion. The three-day event highlights home construction, technology and purchase options.

Knoxville – The Big Ears Festival is a weekend of world-class musical performances and artistic creation in historic theaters, clubs, galleries and more at various locations in Knoxville.

McMinnville – The live PBS taping of Season VII of Bluegrass Underground features artists like The Mavericks, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Conor Oberst, Parker Millsap and many more 333’ ft. underground in the Volcano Room of Cumberland Caverns.

March 24-28

Jackson – Little Women: The Musical is performed by the Union University Players 7:30 p.m. CT March 24-25 and March 27-28 with a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee in the W.D. Powell Theatre.

March 25

Chattanooga – Laugh with the Penguins Yoga Session features certified yoga instructors leading participants through voluntary laughter for two sessions: 8-8:30 a.m. ET and 8:30-9 a.m. ET at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Cornersville – A House in Mourning explores the 19th century mourning customs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Historic Lairdland Farm House.

Knoxville – Larry Sparks, one of the top names in bluegrass, performs his iconic bluegrass standards 8 p.m. ET at the Laurel Theater.

Memphis – A Free Family Day has imaginative fun surrounding America’s true fairytale, Wizard of Oz with arts and crafts, Latin dancing, ballet and more beginning 12:45 p.m. CT at the Ballet Memphis Studios at 7950 Trinity Rd.

Nashville – CrossFit Night with the Preds features the CrossFit Mayhem Freedom Team and 4x Fittest Man on Earth Rich Froning as they are honored by the Nashville Predators. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket benefits Mayhem for Mustard Seed Ranch.  

Nashville – Enjoy music by Keny BlazyRay StephensonTim James and Savannah Conley 12:30 p.m. CT as part of Backstage Nashville Live! at 3rd and Lindsley.

Nashville – Maneet Chauhan’s Perfect Pairs Chef Series continues with Hattie B’s John Lasater as they prepare a dish based on their childhoods. The meal is six dishes and three coursesnoon to 2 p.m. CT at Chauhan Ale & Masala House.

Nashville – Reach for the Stars: A Sensory Friendly Concert features works by John Williams, Beethoven, Holst and more performed by the Nashville Symphony 3 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Nashville – Yoga under the Stars promotes inner peace with the help of instructor Durden Napier, stunning NASA visualizations and 6.5 million stars 9 a.m. CT at Adventure Science Center. Tickets are $17.

Union City – The first 300 guests can purchase a duck for $10 and get free admission during the Rubber Ducky Race where races occur at 1 p.m. CT with a chance to win prizes at Discovery Park of America.

March 25-26

Memphis – Orchestral Fireworks! features works from Bates, Britten and Respighi 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts and 2:30 p.m. CT Sunday at Germantown Performing Arts Center.

March 26

Nashville – Jazz on the Move – A 100th Birthday Tribute to Lena Horne, presented by Connye Florance is a jazz performance and education series 3 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

March 27

Knoxville – A night of exceptional music can be experienced when Local Natives performs along with Little Scream 8 p.m. ET at The Mill & Mine.

Maryville – Come face to face with history through the series Women in Southern Appalachia as Loretta Howard, Judy Knight and Anne Van Curen present composites of women: Cherokee, African American and European who lived in Southern Appalachia 7 p.m. ET at the Blount County Public Library.

March 27-April 2

Columbia – Mule Day is a celebration of the mule’s agricultural contribution celebrated with arts and crafts, wagon train, competitions and more in downtown Columbia.

March 29

Nashville – The Flaming Lips are one of the most influential and universally respected bands of their generation, performing for audiences 8 p.m. CT at War Memorial Auditorium.

March 30

Murfreesboro – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Discovery Center by participating in the Egg Hunt that features prizes and eggs hidden throughout the museum 1 p.m. CT at the Discovery Center.

Nashville – Keegan McClellan and Kirby Jane Easler, two of Nashville’s preeminent fingerstyle guitar players, perform for audiences 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Cafe at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

March 30-April 2

Oak Ridge – A series of performances and outreach activities feature Rachel Barton Pine, internationally-renowned violinist at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center and Pollard Auditorium.

March 31-April 1

Savannah – Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest is a KCBS sanctioned cook-off with live music, a car show, a motorcycle poker run and a 5K held at Wayne Jerrolds River Park.

March 31-April 9

Memphis – Opera Memphis’ 5th annual Midtown Opera Festival features three intimate operas by living American composers, aerialists, dance performances, panel discussions, cabaret and cocktails and more at the Playhouse on the Square.

Savannah – Shiloh’s 155th Anniversary welcomes thousands of re-enactment troops for a living history lesson at the Shiloh National Military Park. 

April 1

Cookeville – Enjoy a weekend of all-star high school hoops as the best-of-the-best from East to West descend upon Cookeville for the 2017 BCAT/TACA All-Star Basketball Classic with the girls’ game at noon CT and boy’s game 2 p.m. CT at Cookeville High School.

Silver Point – The Celebration of Craft Open House offers an opportunity to explore the facilities and grounds 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a remote campus location of Tennessee Tech University. Admission is free.

Vonore – Learn how to make a cornhusk doll with Monroe County local, Tonya Dockery 10 a.m. ET to noon at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. The class fee is $15.

April 3-9

Hendersonville – Anglers compete for the $5,000 prize at the 2017 Ray Scott National Championship where they’ll try to reel in the biggest catch on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville.

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