Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.
Knoxville – Visual and performing arts, outdoor adventures and vendors celebrate spring during the Dogwood Arts Festival through the end of April in downtown Knoxville.
Nashville – First Thursday Nights in the Garden take place now through September until 10 p.m. CT as Steve Tobin’s sculptures are illuminated at night at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.
Nashville – Taffetas, the musical that blends nostalgia and sentiment into one production, continues through April 24 at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.
Nashville – Christian Moeller’s Stix is welcomed to the Nashville public art collection 5-6:30 p.m. CT in Exhibit Hall D Concourse of the Music City Center. RSVP at email@example.com.
Bristol, TN/VA – The History of Mandolin Orchestras features multi-instrumentalist Lee Bidgood as he presents a lecture on the history of mandolin orchestras and their wide repertoire 7 p.m. ET at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Nashville – Dailey & Vincent take the stage with their trademark harmonies and instrumentals with the Nashville Symphony 7:30 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Memphis – Forging on the River 2016 includes workshops, a dinner and auction hosted at the Metal Museum.
Memphis – The 30th annual Africa in April celebrates the Republic of Tanzania with performances, food and more at the Robert R. Church Park.
Chattanooga –Watch the new IMAX film National Parks Adventure 3D featuring Teddy Roosevelt played by Joe Wiegand 6-7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.
Maryville – Grace Notes Flute Ensemble performs a concert 7 p.m. at the Blount County Library.
Memphis – The Milk Carton Kids perform their Grammy-nominated harmonies with inflections of jazz, classical and modern alternative 8 p.m. CT at the Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre.
Memphis – The Peabody Hotel’s 2016 Rooftop Party Season launches with David Cook and the 80s cover band The Molly Ringwalds 6-10 p.m. CT at The Peabody Hotel.
Nashville – All the World’s A Stage: Drama brings the exhibition Treasures from the House of Alba to life with a performance by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival 7 p.m. CT in the Galleries at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Martin – Bucking broncos and brave cowboys are featured at the 48th annual UT Martin Rodeo at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex.
Oliver Springs – The Spring Jamboree includes ATV and SxS competitions, guided rides, a poker run, the Windrock Wide Open Race, Challenge Race, Mud Bog, Drag Race, Ladies Dash for Cash and more at Windrock Park.
Memphis – The magic of Cinderella is presented on stage at The Orpheum Theatre.
Cleveland – Join the community for the dedication of three newly-installed markers to be featured on the multi-state Civil War Trails program at the Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library Community Room.
Winchester – High on the Hog Festival welcomes barbecue lovers to come out for a weekend of family fun with the State BBQ Championship that also includes music, a motorcycle poker run, raffle, and the Jack Daniel’s Qualifier, Butt to Butt Qualifier, and American Royal Qualifier at Winchester City Park.
April 15-16, 22-23
Huntingdon – Mary Poppins enchants audiences in this musical adventure performed by Bethel’s Renaissance Theatre Program at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.
April 15-May 7
Jonesborough – More than 30 artists with more than 50 works from around the region are part of the Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art Show, one of the region’s premier exhibitions at the McKinney Center.
Chattanooga – Scott Miller & The Commonwealth’s Ladies Auxiliary celebrate Miller’s world-class songwriting with a performance 7 p.m. ET at The Camp House.
Jackson – The 6th annual Art in the Village Spring Art Festival features work from more than 80 regional artists and craftsmen 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at Casey Jones Village.
Knoxville – EarthFest is a zero waste Earth Day celebration attended by 5,000 people. Bands, food and vendors round out the celebration 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at World’s Fair Park.
Memphis – The Bacon & Bourbon Festival combines two loved southern traditions: hearty food and distilled spirits beginning 6 p.m. CT at the Memphis Farmers Market.
Bristol – Food City 500 welcomes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the Last Great Colosseum 1-5 p.m. at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Jackson – Enjoy America’s favorite pastime as the Jackson Generals play the Birmingham Barons 6 p.m. CT at The Ballpark at Jackson.
Huntingdon –Honor the 342 firefighters who gave their lives Sept. 11, 2001 when the Never Forget 9/11 Mobile Exhibit is displayed on the Huntingdon Court Square.
Chattanooga – Southern Roots, Southern Routes is the theme for the first Southeast Regional Bicycle Tourism Summit at the Edney Innovation Center in downtown Chattanooga.
Chattanooga – Comedian, movie star and screenwriter Kevin Smith brings his hilarious show 6:30 p.m. ET to the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre.
Spring City – An Hour on the Road with Karen Elliot is a presentation of more than 20 years of travel from the show Southern Accents 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.
Nashville – Nashville Ballet ends their 30th season with the larger-than-life Carmina Burana and Paul Vasterling’s world premiere of Layla & The Majnun at the Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Chapel Hill – The Spring Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee is two days of rides, returning each evening beginning and ending at Henry Horton State Park.
Union City – Civil War Days welcomes reenactors in period clothing as they perform demonstrations of life during the Civil War on the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America.
Nashville – Sprinkles Cupcakes introduces a new gluten-free flourless chocolate cupcake at their location on 12 South.
Memphis – Catch the performance of Puscifer, featuring Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle at the Orpheum Theatre.
South Fulton – Enjoy a free concert featuring Kelli Pickler, Broseph E. Lee, Jason Pritchell, Brandon Holland, Charee White, and Trailer Choir at Unity Park Amphitheater Stage.
Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Market celebrates 16 years with an abundance of vendors, entertainment, food and more during its opening weekend.
Jonesborough – Enjoy the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange performance Oh, to be Young (and Young at Heart) Stories of Our Youth 7 p.m. ET at the International Storytelling Center.