This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Pumpkin patches, hay rides, ghost hunts, cemetery tours, fall festivals, Oktoberfests, a Roller Coaster Yard Sale, whiskey festival and beef festival are on tap to kick off autumn. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Fall Fun

Taft – Lyons Family Farm has all the fall fun with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, kids’ zone, music, fireworks and more. Check the website for a complete schedule of special events through Nov. 3.

Estill Springs – Opening Day and Fall Market Samplings are underway through Nov. 4 at Granddaddy’s Farm. All season, guests can pick their own pumpkins, take hay rides, play in the kids’ zone, journey through the corn maze and get fall decorations.

Nashville – Celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest at Cheekwood with more than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn colors. Stop by to see the Scarecrows invading their Turner Seasons Garden or pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch.

Eagleville – Visit the Pumpkin Patch & Fall Family Fun Festival at Lucky Ladd Farms with fall festivities including a corn maze, pumpkin carving contest, giant pumpkin slingshots, homemade pumpkin pie, kettle corn and caramel apples.

Pulaski – For the month of October, Limoland Farm has fall family fun for everyone including a pumpkin patch, big slide, haystacks, corn maze, farm animals and more.

Knoxville – Celebrate local craft artists at Art Market Gallery through October. “BeDazzled” is a special show featuring five jewelry artists held in conjunction with Tennessee Craft Week held Oct. 5-14.

Chattanooga – You can run, but you can’t hide from Dread Hollow at Ruby Falls’ off-sire location 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419. Wander through abandoned fairgrounds of the cursed Brine Bros. Circus, the ghostly Belle Royale Hotel and sinister darkness covering 20,000 square feet of pure horror.

Gatlinburg – The Smoky Mountains Harvest Festival is a 12-week celebration of the fall season with new decorations, 3-dimensional scarecrow people and area events including a chili cook-off to let guests experience autumn in the Smokies.

Gatlinburg – Ober Gatlinburg will celebrate October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. Special Oktoberfest biers will be served along with traditional German fare during Oktoberfest.

Pigeon Forge- Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is even more spectacular this season with thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and family-friendly fun.

Toone – Autumn brings Falcon Ridge Farm’s biggest event. Take a tractor-drawn hayride, pick pumpkins right off the vine, play in the corn box, ride a pony, pet animals and enjoy other fun fall activities during the Falcon Ridge Fall Festival.

Sept. 27

Henderson – The Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of the famed recording session between rock ‘n’ roll icons 7:30 p.m. at Freed-Hardeman University’s Loyd Auditorium.

Lenoir City – Experience a unique runway, dinner, silent auction and the fabulous local Hunks in Heels. The not-to-be-missed event 6-9 p.m. at the Venue at Lenoir City benefits Iva’s Place Crisis Center for Women.

Nashville – Sit by the fireside and hear tales & a reading of one of Washington Irving’s most famous stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 7-9 p.m. at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Tickets for the special event are $30.

Nashville – Experience the music of Prince with the full Nashville Symphony orchestra. 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince brings the icon’s musical legacy to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Nashville – Woolworth on 5th hosts The Big Idea, an interactive theatrical experience exploring how stories of the past shape the future. See “Rosa,” a tribute to the life and times of Rosa Parks, 7 p.m. in the New Era Ballroom. Tickets are $25.

Nashville – Musicians Corner is offering a free concert each Thursday in September at Centennial Park. September Sundown concerts showcase local artists like Amy Stroup, the Whigs and Birdtalker with food trucks, local artisans and Kidsville activities.

Sept. 27-29

Clarksville – The 1950s are out and the 1960s are in as lovable teen Tracy Turnblad tries to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show” during Hairspray at Roxy Regional Theatre. Tickets are $25.

Dickson – Journey down the rabbit hole as Alice in Wonderland Jr. hops onto the Renaissance Center stage into a world with the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and a rapping caterpillar.

Bolivar – The Tennessee Forest Festival is packed with activities, including a tennis tournament, fashion show, highland games, cornhole competition, barbecue competition, color run, parade, pickleball, log sawing competition and live music.

Pigeon Forge – The biggest event in Southern gospel music, the National Quartet Festival, will draw more than 40,000 individuals to the LeConte Center for nightly concerts and artist showcases.

Sept. 27-30

Memphis – Goner Records, Memphis’ own punk/garage-rock label, kicks off the international Gonerfest 15 international music festival across from its record store in the Cooper-Young Neighborhood. Bands and fans from around the world collide.

Jackson – The Al Chymia Shrine Circus has been delighting Mid-South audiences for more than 75 years under the big top and now they’re coming to Oman Arena for the 2nd annual Jackson Shrine Circus.

Jackson – All the world is a stage at The AMP at West Tennessee Farmers Market as the Jackson-Madison County Library presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring a picnic, blanket and lawn chairs.

Jackson – Romantic entanglements and chaos abound in the hilarious comedy Leading Ladies at The Ned.

Lawrenceburg – There’s lots of fun at the Middle Tennessee District Fair including a demolition derby, tractor pull, tough truck challenge, motocross and concerts. Tracy Lawrence will perform Sept. 28.

Sept. 27-Oct. 14

Knoxville – Is she innocent, mad or a scheming murderess? The stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace stuns at the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Sept. 27-Oct. 26

Crossville – The Tony Award-winning macabre musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street thrills at Cumberland County Playhouse.

Sept. 28

Memphis – The Stax Museum of American Soul Music presents an opening reception 6-8 p.m. at Crosstown Arts. “Give a Damn!” features never-before-seen artifacts, including Isaac Hayes’ desk and stage clothing, rare photos, short films, music and artwork. The exhibit is open through Dec. 2.

Memphis – The National Civil Rights Museum hosts its free outdoor concert series 6-8 p.m. at Museum Founders Park. Concerts also feature spoken word artists, stand-up comedians, MLK speeches and DJs, Sip & Shop and food trucks.

Jackson – Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music and fun during the 5th annual Make it Shake Martini Party 7-11 p.m. at Gardens of Larue. Tickets are $65 and money raised supports Redemption Road Rescue.

Cookeville – The Cookeville Whiskey Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. will feature more than 100 varieties of whiskies, scotches and bourbons. Tickets are $125 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundations Pediatric Programs.

Nashville – The Nashville Predators host their first ever PredsFest 3-10 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena. Fans can also take part in games, food, live music and activities at Walk of Fame Park.

Nashville – Come out to the barn for the Full Moon Pickin’ Party 7-11 p.m. at Warner Park. Bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles, while three headlining bands perform on stage. Grab delicious fare from local food trucks and stop by the photo booth.

Franklin – Experience a Farm-to-Table Dinner under the stars at Fork & Vine 6-9 p.m. at Gratitude Ranch. The event features live music, a silent auction and benefits S.A.F.E., which serves foster youth & families.

Franklin – The Bootlegger’s Bash has a sampling of local whiskeys, delicious Southern cooking and a live band 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the garden at Carnton. Money raised benefits the Carnton springhouse restoration.

Franklin – The Still House Sessions V1 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Leiper’s Fork Distillery is an intimate songwriter showcase with Erin Enderlin, Tony Mullins and Phillips Lammond, who’ve written hits for Luke Bryan , Alan Jackson & Lee Ann Womack.

Pulaski – The Thousand Hills Band with Bob Curlee blends country, classic rock and contemporary Christian. Join them with Nashville talent Danny Potter and local artist Nikki McLeod in a free concert 7 p.m. at the STAAR Theatre at Antoinette Hall.

Knoxville – Bring your instruments to join in on pickin’ sessions at the Rocky Top Pickin’ Party at the historic Mabry-Hazen House. The event will feature live music, food, beer, moonshine, cocktails and ice cream. Tickets are $5 or $10 at the door.

Sept. 28-29

Bartlett – Enjoy great local music, dancing, “Beards for Bartlett” contest, arts, crafts, a car show, children’s activities and a barbecue cooking contest for the community-oriented Bartlett Festival at W.J. Freeman Park.

Henderson – Find out why Chester County is the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of the world. Enjoy great food, live music, arts and crafts and family-friendly fun during the 41st annual Chester County Barbecue Festival downtown.

Linden – Remembering World War II in downtown Linden honors our remaining veterans and features one of the areas only World War II reenactments, uniforms, artillery, tanks, period jeeps, motorcycles planes.

Smyrna – In conjunction with Smyrna Depot Days, the Smyrna Artist Cooperative will host an art show at the Carpe Artista Building. There will be a cruise-in with vintage cars, live music and food/drink vendors.

Townsend – The Fall Festival and Old Timers Day at the Townsend Visitors Center celebrates Appalachian skills and heritage with bluegrass music, clogging, jam sessions, demonstrations of cornmeal making, blacksmithing, apple butter, basketry, weaving, spinning and quilting, arts and crafts booths, an antique tractor show and storytellers.

Sweetwater – Held in historic downtown Sweetwater, the National Muscadine Festival features live music, parades, muscadine stompers, wine tastings, U-pick muscadines, barbecue contests and fun activities.

Hohenwald – Put on your dancing shoes for line dancing, clogging, two-stepping and live music for Stepping at the Strand 7 p.m. at Strand Theatre & Art Gallery. Concessions will be available. The series is the fourth Friday of every month.

Sept. 28-30

Paris – Spend the weekend celebrating the visual and performing arts with theater performances, live music and entertainment in a variety of venues for the Eye Full of Paris Weekend.

Sept. 28-30, Oct. 4-6

Nashville – Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a game of love and mistaken identity in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Belmont University’s Trout Theatre.

Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7

Red Boiling Springs – Get ready for Halloween if you dare by joining paranormal investigators at the overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday night. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

Sept. 28-Oct. 13

Woodbury – A classic murder mystery begins with 10 guilty strangers being trapped on an island. See if you can solve the clues for the stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Sept. 29

Memphis – Join Opera Memphis 7 p.m. at Clayborn Temple for a free performance of Movin’ Up in the World. The touching performance was a featured opera in the Midtown Opera Festival.

Jackson – The Jackson International Food and Art Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Court Square has a parade of cultures, food booths, music, dancing, storytelling and artist and craftsmen booths.

Jackson – Experience a Jackson tradition with a night under the stars as the Jackson Symphony performs classical favorites, film music and more. Pack a picnic to enjoy the Starlight Symphony’s free concert 6:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

Caryville – Set amid the natural beauty of Cove Lake State Park, the Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival celebrates community with live music, heritage crafts, regional arts and quilts, and children’s entertainment and activities.

Humboldt – Spend the day with Crown Winery 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. celebrating the venue’s first ever Harvest Festival. Activities include the stomping of the grapes, DIY crafts, a beer garden and live music.

Kenton – Kick back with a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres & music at Vine & Dine 6-9 p.m. at White Squirrel Winery.

Darden – Classic aircraft, cars, trucks and motorcycles, live music and food are in store at the Beech River Regional Airport Fly-in and Car Show at Beech River Airport. Admission and parking are free.

Crump – Crump River Day’s 30th Birthday Celebration includes an antique car show, live music, West TN Valley Rally Bike gathering, pony rides, scavenger hunt, slug burger eating contest, games, food and a memorial helicopter honoring veterans.

Pocahontas – Join the park staff in a guided tour of the Tuscumbia and Hatchie River for the Hatchie River Kayak Float in Big Hill Pond State Park. Meet at the state park’s office at 8:45 a.m. Kayaks are $5 per person.

Hendersonville – Celebrate the start of fall at the Pumpkin Patch Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Streets of Indian Lake. The fun includes pumpkin painting, face painting, fall harvest vendors, kid zone & carnival game center. Then, enjoy free live music during the free Fall Concert Series 6:30-9 p.m.

Murfreesboro – Oktoberfest features local craft brewers such as Blackstone Brewing and Mantra Artisan Ales, German fare, delicious treats and live music 5-9 p.m. at Oaklands Mansion.

Columbia – The Columbia Cycling Club hosts the Jailbreak Triathlon 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Trace Park. The off-road triathlon features canoeing, mountain bike and trail running with a two-person team base. The cost is $55.

Carthage – Journey back to the time of pioneers. William Walton Days Harvest Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse transforms into a craftsmen’s fair with blacksmiths, cotton weaves, soap makers, basket weavers and quilters.

Knoxville – It’s a night of razzmatazz and a celebratory Prohibition-style cocktail party with a nod to the Roaring Twenties, when the Tennessee Theatre first opened in 1928. The 90-Year Speakeasy includes swing jazz, dancing, casino games, a photo booth, themed cocktails and delectable bites.

Maryville – Professional storytellers Millie Sieber, Shari Liles and Janice-Brooks Headrick will get you laughing 6-7:30 p.m. at Vienna Coffee House. Be sure to grab coffee & dessert.

Sept. 29-30

Memphis – With more than 15,000 attendees, Memphis Pride Fest has become one of the South’s largest and most colorful events. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, education, celebration and the Pride Parade down Beale Street.

Tullahoma – The annual 41A Music & Arts Festival downtown features food, family-friendly entertainment and music, including a Dustin Lynch benefit concert and performances by Saved by the 90s & The Velcro Pygmies.

Knoxville – Great Smoky Mountain Food Days highlights and celebrates the food traditions and culture of the region and will feature demonstrations on preservation, fermentation, wild edibles and history at the UT Visitors Center.

Sept. 29-Nov. 3

Gallatin – Hear stories of restless spirits on Gallatin’s haunted square and historic homes during the Gallatin Ghost Walk. Tickets are $15.

Sept 30

Memphis – Contemporary and traditional Japanese music, trapeze artists, aspiring martial artists, circus magic and Japanese cuisine will be front and center during the Memphis Japan Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.

Knoxville – The Mabry-Hazen House hosts Lineage & Legacy 2-4 p.m. with the one-act play, A Civil Debate, about four famous Knoxvillians and their experiences during the Civil War. Tickets are $5 and include tours of the historic house.

Knoxville – Alison Krauss headlines the Tennessee Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. for the 90-Year Gala, an event to celebrate the milestone and raise money to maintain, operate and preserve the historic theater.

Oct. 1

Knoxville – Enjoy a vintage cartoon, newsreel, a comedy short, a Wurlitzer organ performance and screening of a vintage film during A 1928 Night at the Movies, 7:30 p.m. at the historic Tennessee Theatre.

Chattanooga – The BigPicture exhibit opens at the Tennessee Aquarium and highlights works of the world’s best nature and conservation photographers including local, internationally-acclaimed photographer Donna Bourdon.

Oct. 2

Wartburg – Celebrate the 50-year Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic River Act with a Junior Ranger program, prizes, a scavenger hunt, short films and live country and bluegrass music at Obed Wild & Scenic River.

Oct. 2 & 9

Nashville – Every Tuesday, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free Concert in the Courtyard from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to great live music.

Oct. 3

Memphis – See two of Motown’s greatest bands, The Temptations and The Four Tops, on one stage 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

Nashville – Artists and experts from your favorite makeup, skincare and haircare lines will be on hand for a Girls Night Out 4-7 p.m. at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics. There will be deluxe samples, door prizes and food bites.

Oct. 4

Knoxville – Stretch out on your mat, relax and vinyasa to the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss an incredible night of Unstaged Flow 6:30 p.m. at The Mill & Mine.

Oct. 4-6

Livingston – Bargain hunters won’t want to miss the Rollercoaster Yard Sale with 150 miles of yard sales, crafts, antiques and flea markets from Kentucky to Tennessee. In Livingston, the event includes an extravaganza around Dale Hollow Lake.

Pulaski – Here’s the beef. The TN Beef Festival is packed with events like the chili cook off, downtown kick-off jamboree, farm tours, stock yard sale, farm-to-table dinner, 5K, kids’ fun run, bingo and more.

Oct. 4-7

Hurricane Mills – The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch will showcase the area’s devotion to music, motorcycles, food, art, entertainment and southern hospitality.

Oct. 4-8

Nashville – The new Tennessee State Museum at Bicentennial Mall celebrates its grand opening Oct. 4, featuring the state’s history and personal stories through interactive experiences and a Digital Learning & Outreach Center. Special events will take place all weekend.

Oct. 5-6

Silver Point – Cherry Hill Farm hosts the family-friendly Silver Point Arts & Music Festival celebrating excellence in folk music and craft artisans surrounded by the beauty of Center Hill Lake and Caney Fork River.

Nashville – The Breakaway Music Festival at Bicentennial Park will feature hip-hop and EDM artists from across the country, as well as a silent disco, food vendors and multiple bars. The line-up includes Wiz Khalifa, Griz, Illenium and more.

Portland – See a sawmill in action, antique tractors and steam engines, tractor parade, sample homemade apple cider and ice cream and listen to live music at the Days Gone By Tractor and Threshing Show at Days Gone By Museum.

Alcoa – The New Midland Plaza Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will host more than 60 artisans, as well as food vendors, face painting and balloons along the ½ mile shopping center. Admission is free.

Oct. 5-7

Tiptonville – The Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival features more than 300 exhibitors including artists, potters, carvers and jewelry makers, plus live music, barbecue and more at Reelfoot Lake State Park.

Nashville – The time-honored tradition of the Al Menah Shrine Circus dazzles at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Red Boiling Springs – The Biodynamic Celebration at Long Hungry Creek Farm focuses on organic and biodynamic farming and gardening, holistic health, homesteading and healthy living. Gourmet meals are farm fresh and included with the ticket.

Oct. 5-14

Statewide – Tennessee Craft Week is a collection of craft events & fairs across the state, shining a spotlight on the collective impact that Made in Tennessee craft has on the state’s culture, community & economy. Here is the complete list of events.

Memphis – Flocktoberfest, the world’s greatest hunting expo and sale, returns to Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Join thousands for free seminars and demonstrations, live music, kids’ activities and Duck Calling Championships.

Oct. 6

Union City – Sample more than 50 different brews at Beer, Blues & Brats 6:30-10 p.m. at Discovery Park of America. Ghost Town Blues Band will perform and food trucks will be on site. Tickets are $25.

Memphis – Spend a day in historic Overton Park for a Day of Merrymaking and enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, live music, vendors and more.

Savannah – The National Catfish Derby/World Championship of Catfishing began in Hardin County in 1952. Activities include bank and boat fishing tournaments, a kayak race, catfish cooking contest, kids’ scavenger hunt and live music downtown.

Savannah – The Savannah/Hardin Co. Airport hosts Wings over Savannah Fly-in and Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with airplane and helicopter rides. Admission is free.

Selmer – Take part in a traditional art and hear interesting stories at the 38th annual McNairy County Quilt and Craft Trail. The trail will start at the Latta Theater and end at Jack McConnico Library.

Lewisburg – The annual Oktoberfest 6-4 p.m. in the downtown square in Lewisburg features German fare, a pancake breakfast, booths and live entertainment.

Clarksville – The inaugural Oktoberfest 2-10 p.m. in Downtown Commons will feature a Bavarian Bier Garden with German brews, Stein Hoist competition, brat eating contest, wiener dog races and kids zone with full-size carousel and games.

Clarksville – Explore handmade, homemade and vintage treasures 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Clarksville Vintage Fair at Beachaven Winery. Guests can enjoy wine tastings, local food, live music and booths of antiques and handmade goods.

Nashville – The free & vibrant Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Park features dance and musical performances, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes, children’s activities, a marketplace and more.

Nashville – The Bluebird Cafe travels to the Dyer Observatory for live music under the stars. Hit songwriters play 8-10 p.m. for Bluebird on the Mountain. After the performances, the telescope is opened for visitors to get a look at the night sky.

Nashville – Stroll through more than 20 art venues during the free First Saturday Art Crawl 6-9 p.m. at 5th Avenue of the Arts in the historic Arcade.

Gallatin – Walk a candle-lit path among old gravestones and towering memorials dating back to the early 1800s at Gallatin City Cemetery. Tours are $10 and start at 4 p.m.

Columbia – Take a tour of the historic Athaneum by candlelight 7-9 p.m. to learn the mourning customs of the 19th century south and hear ghost stories. Tickets are $5.

Thompson’s Station – More than 30 breweries, German-style food, steins of specialty brews and beer-inspired ice cream will fill The Barn at Homestead Manor 5-9 p.m. for Oktoberfest.

Waynesboro – Crisp fall weather brings Main Street’s annual Market Day with all-day entertainment, live music, dancing demonstrations, sidewalk sales, children’s activities and dozens of craft, specialty and food vendors.

Johnson City – To commemorate the Johnson City Sessions’ 90th Anniversary, the historic Down Home will hold a tribute concert, featuring local artists Corbin Hayslett, Bill and the Belles and the Brother Boys. Tickets are $15, $8 for students. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Knoxville – During a hands-on workshop, learn what it took to cook a meal for your family in the 18th and 19th centuries 10 a.m. at Historic Ramsey House. The Open Fire Cooking class is $40.

Sevierville & Pigeon Forge – Join the Rocky Top Wine Trail’s Stomp Out! Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The event includes wine tastings, celebrating, door prizes, foods and fun at Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery & Hillside Winery.

Oct. 6-7

Memphis – Audiences can relive the magic of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in concert with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre.

Memphis – The two-day Mempho Music Festival at Shelby Farms Park features performances by Beck, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe and more. Camp under the stars or check out VIP packages that include artist meet and greet.

Sneedville – Hancock County celebrates the season with the 42nd annual Fall Festival with crafts, a tractor parade, music, demonstrations and more at Hancock County Elementary School.

Nashville – Fall Fest at the Hermitage is a spectacular weekend of art, music and history at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Admission is free.

Cleveland – The Junkin’ It! Craft & Vintage Market at Bradley Mall is an upscale, vintage-inspired market with handmade/homemade crafts, boutique clothing, antiques, vintage, shabby chic, rustic and re-purposed items.

Newport – The streets of downtown Newport will be filled with people, food, crafts and entertainment at the Newport Harvest Street Festival. Enjoy all your favorite festival foods, fresh-squeezed lemonade, corn dogs and spiral taters.

Oct. 7

Hendersonville – The Guitars & Cadillacs exhibit featuring country singer Marty Stuart’s photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour as a boy opens 3-7 p.m. at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center.

Ongoing

Memphis – Origami in the Garden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum quality metals at Memphis Botanic Garden. Special events & activities are planned through the exhibit’s run.

Nashville – Get up close and personal with legendary hit songwriters at Backstage Nashville, Music City’s only daytime hit songwriters show noon at 3rd & Lindsley. Enjoy complimentary bourbon tastings, hit songs and the stories behind them.

Murfreesboro – Enjoy the incredible talent of Murfreesboro’s own singer-songwriters for MTSU Music Mondays at Puckett’s Murfreesboro. Three artists perform each hour, swapping songs and stories in the round.

Bristol – The exhibit Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion through Your Eyes highlights images of bands and musicians, buskers on the street and the festival through the eyes of attendees. The exhibit is on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Chattanooga – Ever wondered how flying squirrels manage to stay afloat? Find the answers to questions about some of nature’s most eccentric creatures during the month-long ODDtober celebration with special daily programs at the Tennessee Aquarium.

 

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