Christmas Celebration at the Plantation
5025 Harding Road • Nashville, TN 37205
Located at Belle Meade Plantation
Step back in time as this 1853 mansion is lavishly decorated for the holidays with the charm of an old Southern Christmas before the Civil War. Guests are welcomed to enjoy crafts, Santa Claus, music, and wassail by guides dressed in 1860 style ball gowns.
Early Tennessee Christmas, An
636 Farrell Parkway • Nashville, TN 37220
Located at Travellers Rest Plantation
Experience an 1830s Christmas during this event which features costumed guides welcoming guests to a lavishly decorated home filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of a Southern Christmas as celebrated prior to the traditions of Santa Claus and Christmas trees. Visitors will also learn the story of the Twelfth Night during this special event. more...
Playhouses & Forts
1200 Forrest Park Drive • Nashville, TN 37205
Located at Cheekwood Botanical Garden
An annual family summer exhibition at Cheekwood which lasts from June to November and allows families to let their imagination run wild while walking through or climbing one of the several playhouses and forts scattered among 55 acres.
Sponsored By: SunTrust Bank
Kickoff to a Cure
Located at The Coliseum
During the Tennessee Titans game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, visitors can help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by buying tickets or a Family Fun Pack. It will be a good time for a great cause. Held in September.
Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City, A
This outdoor interactive exhibit brings to light the day-to-day living conditions of the 33 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict or natural disaster. Visitors to the exhibit, which is made up of materials used by Doctors Without Borders in the field, are invited to explore the tents that provide shelter, taste the biscuits that are used to combat malnutrition, learn how basic health care is administered, and see how epidemics are controlled. Tours by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers are open to the public.
Music City Holiday Spectacular
Located at the BellSouth Acuff Theatre
Part of Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas, this holiday extravaganza features a “Gingerbread hoedown” in a dancing Christmas kitchen, aerialists, "live" toys, a reenactment of Christ child’s birth, and a live orchestra performing new treatments of traditional Christmas songs. Enjoy all of the scenes and sounds of this enchanting holiday production which lasts for over a month. more...
Sponsored By: All State
Located at Mansker's Station Frontier
Step back in time to the 1700s to celebrate the Christmas season during this two day holiday event that features docents in period dress reenacting the customs of Christmas in Colonial days.
Nashville International Auto Show
601 Commerce Street • Nashville, TN 37203
Nashville Convention Center
The latest vehicles will take over the Nashville Convention Center for the 2013-Model Nashville International Auto Show. This exciting automotive event will offer an up-close look at the newest cars, crossovers, trucks, alternative fuel vehicles and more, as well as the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive several hot, new rides. The Nashville International Auto Show offers something for everyone. more...
Regal Bellevue Cinema 12
7741 Highway 70 South • Nashville, TN 37221
There are 12 theaters showing newly released films at this cinema that features comfortable seating and a large concession stand.
154 Second Avenue North • Nashville, TN 37201
Voted by Nashville Scene as the "Best Place to Feel Like You're Not in Nashville" two years in a row, this swanky martini cigar bar and dinner lounge seems to be poised between retro nostalgia and urban sophistication. Enjoy casual dining then dance the night away as a DJ spins tunes spanning several decades. more...
Robert's Western World
416 Broadway • Nashville, TN 37205
This famous downtown honky-tonk offers Nashville's best rockabilly and traditional county artists playing seven nights a week. The narrow room includes a long main bar and a small dance floor beneath the relatively high main stage. An assortment of boots lines the walls which are for sale. more...
Jack Daniel's Saloon
2800 Opryland Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located at Opryland Hotel
A great place to get together for drinks, appetizers, and camaraderie, this lively saloon provides a variety of live entertainment nightly.
2208 Elliston Place • Nashville, TN 37203
A landmark music venue for locals and guests to Music City that has been host to a wide variety of world famous artists such as R.E.M., The Allman Brothers, B.B. King, Chuck Mangione, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Police, comedian Steve Martin, and many others. more...
2219 Elliston Place • Nashville, TN 37201
An intimate club setting, featuring various musical styles. One of the coolest dives in town, this club has an intimate setting and they host various musical styles throughout the week. An impressive list of famous groups on their way up, such as R.E.M. and White Stripes, have played here. more...
2608 Franklin Road • Nashville, TN 37204
Live music, such as blues, jazz, folk, and country by national and regional acts, are presented Monday through Saturday at this night spot.
Level 88 Jazz Bistro
609 Ninth Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37212
An upscale establishment that features house band, Higher Ground and a live pianist every night until 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for special events and is available for private parties. Opened for lunch and dinner. more...
207 Broadway • Nashville, TN 37201
Bootleggers Inn has taken the history of prohibition, combined it with great music, and landed right in the heart of downtown Nashville. Two floors of "bootlegging," live music, moonshine, whiskey barrels, mason jars, and fun...join the newest Nashville tradition. They have historic private event space in one of the most popular areas of town. more...
Murder Mystery Company
8204 Highway 100 • Nashville, TN 37221
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
They provide a 2 1/2-hour, interactive murder mystery show with a full 3-course meal included in the price. It is like being in a live-action version of the game CLUE. Murder, mystery and a lot of laughs are waiting for you. more...
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick Street • Nashville, TN 37219
Home of the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera Association, Nashville Ballet, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre among others, this performing arts center plays host to numerous shows, as well as offers a variety of educational and outreach programs. more...
3839 Murfreesboro Road • Nashville, TN 37013
An outdoor theatre which provides concerts and performances by many of today's hot artists. A wide variety of sandwiches, hot snacks, and cold beverages are also offered in the party plazas.
Bellsouth Acuff Theatre
2804 Opryland Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located Adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry House
Named after Grand Ole Opry Legend and Country Music Hall of Fame member, Roy Acuff, this 1,800 seat theatre features numerous family shows, special events, lavish spectaculars, musical theatre productions, and great concerts.
Nashville Nightlife Breakfast & Dinner Theater
2620 Music Valley Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located Across from Opryland Hotel
Complete with a state-of-the-art sound and light system, this 300-seat theater offers guests an expansive, exclusive buffet of down home Southern cooking, followed by "The Best of Country Music Show," which features great country music from yesterday and today. more...
2400 Music Valley Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located Across from Opryland Hotel
Featuring acts familiar to fans of the Grand Ole Opry, this venue is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and it features live country and western music, a dance floor, and a full restaurant. more...
Tribute To The King Through The Years, A
2416 Music Valley Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located at the Texas Troubadour Theatre
A highly acclaimed, continuously running event, this is one Elvis show you don't want to miss. Performed on Mondays and Thursdays, this full stage production takes the audience through six phases of Elvis' career from 1953-1977. Shows start at 7:00 p.m. more...
Bridgestone Dancin' In the District
P.O. Box 120935 • Nashville, TN 37212
Located at Riverfront Park
Live music every Saturday from June 19th to September 18th is featured at this exciting venue that also offers group ticket discounts for groups of 25 or more. No shows are held on July 3rd and September 4th.
2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 140 • Nashville, TN 37205
Experience one of Music City's newest and most unique entertainment packages and witness live tributes to superstar entertainers, like Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, and Garth Brooks, while at this entertainment venue. more...
3628 Trousdale Drive • Nashville, TN 37204
Located at The Performing Arts Center
Typically producing four main stage performances and one school tour a year, this opera association also holds a three show residency Young Artist Program for young professional singers and conducts numerous community outreach programs.
One Symphony Place • Nashville, TN 37201
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
With over 200 performances annually, this symphony orchestra features a full schedule of classical, pops, and special events concerts playing various venues that include the Performing Arts Center, Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry. They also perform with the Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre. more...
Linda Davis Family Christmas Dinner Show
2800 Opryland Drive • Nashville, TN 37214
Located at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Part of Gaylord Opryland's "A Country Christmas" event lineup, this holiday show is for the whole family. Grammy Award winner Linda Davis and her family will be joined by other talented artists to perform your favorite Christmas songs. Performances on November 18-23 will take place in the Presidential Ballroom, while performances on November 24-December 25 will take place in Delta A Ballroom. more...
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place • Nashville, TN 37201
Located Downtown in the SoBro Neighborhood
Named in honor of the late Maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the critically acclaimed Nashville Symphony, which performs more than 100 classical, pops and special concert events each season. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center also houses the Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall, the home to the Symphony’s ongoing education initiative "Every Child, Every Grade, Every Year." A public garden and a cafe are also on the property. more...
Rites of Spring Music Festival
Vanderbilt University- Alumni Lawn
Year after year, Rites of Spring Music Festival is the place to be in April! Drawing the most exciting and freshest new artists, there’s something for everyone at Rites of Spring. This year’s must-see line-up includes Colbie Caillat, DJ Kool, Feist, Lil Jon, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Lady Antebellum, Wild Sweet Orange and more.
Nashville Children's Theatre
724 Second Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37210
Behind the Metro Howard School Building Complex
Tennessee's only professional, nonprofit theatre dedicated to children and families, this theatre seeks to introduce young people to the art and magic of live theatre performances and offers numerous educational outreach programs throughout the season. more...
Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show
500 Westwood Avenue • Nashville, TN 37203
TN State Fairgrounds - Banquet Hall
See a huge selection of beads and jewelry all under one roof. Find semi-precious & precious gemstone beads in all shapes and sizes, precious metal beads and findings, freshwater pearls, seed beads, lamp work & vintage glass beads, tools, supplies, and much, much more. The show is Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. more...
TACA Fall Craft Fair
The TACA Fall Crafts Fair is the state's premier outdoor showcase for American fine craft artists. Celebrating its 37th anniversary, this popular event annually attracts over 55,000 people to view the works of more than 200 of the finest craftspeople from across the nation. A signature event at Nashville 's Centennial Park , held the first weekend in May, TACA's Spring Fair offers shoppers the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists, eat and drink from an international food court, enjoy live music and children's arts and activities, visit special exhibits and demonstrations, and purchase a wide-variety of unique handcrafted works. Held in September. more...
Music City Brewer's Festival
121 4th Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37201
Brewers from around the country call the Music City Brewer's Festival one of the best festivals they participate in all year! Attendees can sample beer from over 30 local, regional and national breweries. They will get to learn about brewing their own beer while watching local bands perform all day on the Sam Ash Music Stage. Delicious food from area restaurants will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Also get away from the hot July heat in the Uptown's Smoke Shop Cool Zone! About 15 percent of net ticket sales from the Music City Brewer's Festival will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee! Helpful Information: Event patrons are welcome to bring camping chairs, blankets, and shade umbrellas (handheld or chair-mounted umbrellas only - we cannot allow anything that has to be driven into the ground). A 21 or older event...sorry, no children are allowed. No tents, coolers or outside food & beverages will be permitted. No pets allowed except service animals (animals trained to provide service to individuals with disabilities). Held in July. more...
Nashville Shakespeare Festival
161 Rains Avenue • Nashville, TN 37203
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every playShakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Once a month,we will gather at the Nashville Public Library downtown to read one of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with the first play he wrote and ending with his last. more...
7th Annual Music City Brewers Festival
11 Music Circle South Suite 11a • Nashville, TN 37203
The Annual International Black Film Festival of Nashville presents Southern Style "Feels Like Home." What comes to mind when you think of the comforts of home? In the South for many it is hanging out on the front porch in a rocking chair with a glass of sweet tea waving at your friends as they go by. It is walking through your neighborhood sharing colorful stories and organizing impromptu barbeques on the weekend. It is meeting new acquaintances that eventually become lifelong friends after only a few days. The International Black Film Festival of Nashville has that same warm, sharing, welcoming feeling. With Nashville dubbed, "Music City USA", it proudly boasts rolling hills, mild climate, diverse population, robust economy, and an exploding international business community...setting the stage for a global celebration! But we promise... to always make it feel like home. Numerous screenings, special events, celebrity forums, workshops and panels will be held throughout the four-day festival. Screenings will be held at the Historic Belcourt Theatre in midtown. Held in September. more...
International Black Film Festival Of Nashville
1604 Eighth Avenue South #310 • Nashville, TN 37203
Established in 1988, Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF) enriches the lives of Middle Tennesseans with bold, innovative and relevant productions, setting the community standard of excellence in productions of Shakespeare. NSF employs Nashville's finest theater artists to create innovative programs accessible to audiences of all ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances. NSF enriches the lives of Middle Tennesseans with bold, innovative and relevant productions, setting the community standard of excellence in productions of Shakespeare and other classic theatrical works. Held in October. more...
Mayor's First Day Festival
One Music Circle South • Nashville, TN 37203
CMA Music Festival delivers the full range of concert experiences with equal parts nighttime fireworks and daytime sizzle. While the evening concerts at LP Field provide full-tilt excitement, the Daytime Stages offer a more intimate setting for daylong, non-stop music from your favorite hitmakers in Downtown Nashville. Held in June. more...
Shakespeare In The Park
2600 West End Avenue • Nashville, TN 37203
Enjoy an enchanting evening of theatre under the stars at The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Annual FREE Shakespeare in Centennial Park. THE TEMPEST is Shakespeare's magical tale of old enemies and young lovers, timeless folly and enduring wisdom. This sumptuous and touching play will be a delight for all ages. Held in the summer. more...
One Cannery Row • Nashville, TN 37203
The greatest Beatles fans in the world will be right hereÂ in Nashville on October 23-25 for the Fab Four Festival 2008Â in the Cannery Ballroom. The three-day event features live music, informative panels, and a wide array of Beatles memorabilia celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the British Invasion. more...
5th Annual Tomato Art Festival
1000 Main St. Ste 103 • Nashville, TN 37206
Voted "Best Festival" in the 2007 Nashville Scene Reader's Poll, the Tomato Art Fest is held in August. Located in Historic East Nashville' s Five Points area, which has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as "Nashville's version of New York's East Village," this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for thousands more...
TGCSA Convention & Expo
1838 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 136 • Nashville, TN 37210
The Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association is the only food trade association that represents all segments of Tennessee's food market. Membership is comprised of retail grocery store and convenience store operations as well as food industry suppliers more...
Franklin Main Street Festival
2100 Belmont Boulevard • Nashville, TN 37212
For 22 years the Nashville Shakespeare Festival has entertained and educated the Mid-South community with its energetic and family friendly productions and innovative educational outreach. Join The Nashville Shakespeare Festival for its second annual Winter Shakespeare production at Troutt Theater. RICHARD THE THIRD is story of a cruel yet charismatic villain who lies, cheats, and charms his way to the throne. Held in April. more...
Best Of The Northwest
3815 Green Hills Village Drive • Nashville, TN 37215
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is a cultural institution that inspires, educates and entertains through an annual celebration of the art of motion pictures, year-round events and community outreach. Each year, NaFF receives submissions of over 1700 features, documentaries, shorts, animated works, and children's and experimental films from all over the world. Held in April. more...
Franklin Wine Festival
417 4th Ave N • Nashville, TN 37219
Get your friends together forÂ the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin' and barbeque eatin'. 60+ Brews, over 40 Bourbons and a souvenir glass. There are also numerous BBQ vendors with mouth-smacking pork for when you get hungry. A portion of the proceeds benefitÂ The Sister Slippers Foundation whichÂ seeks to provide new shoes for children in need. Held in October. more...
Purity Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin' 2008
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd • Nashville, TN 37228
Come to our annual festival of theater, poetry, dance, film, music and visual arts. We''ll have 11 different performances, at an unbeatable bargain price so come to every show! Presenters to be announced. Held in June. more...
Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 25th Floor • Nashville, TN 37243
Weigh-off of giant pumpkins for world record consideration. Crafts festival, entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show. Held in October.
Bluegrass Fan Fest
Nashville Convention Center
More than 60 artists representing the best bluegrass music from around the globe! Fan Fest is the indoor music festival of the year featuring performances by the industry's top acts, Masters Workshop Stage, Roots & Branches Stage, exhibit hall, and scores of jam sessions! Fun for the whole family. Held in September. more...
Goodman's Gun & Knife Show - Nashville
TN State Fairgrounds
At the Gun Show you will find: Guns of all kinds, Shotguns, Rifles, Handguns. Holsters and Gun Cases. Gun Parts and Manuals. Ammo and Reloading Equipment. Modern & Custom knives. Knife Sharpening. Military & Civil War items, Camouflage and Hunting Gear. Gun Repairs and Gunsmith on-site. CCW Training and Classroom Information. Wide Selections at Affordable Prices. National Instant-Check On-Site...No Waiting Periods. more...
Nashville Celebration of Cultures
A 2-day multi-cultural event showcasing the diversity of Nashville. Entertainment ranges from dance to singing to storytelling and more! Food booths with sampling of foods from around the world, a huge children's area with hands-on activities, crafts, and entertainment, and a world market with hand-crafted items make this event a MUST DO. Free admission and free parking! Held in October. more...
Southern Women's Show / Nashville
Nashville Convention Center
We have something for everyone! From savvy shopping to creative cooking ideas & healthy lifestyle tips. Plus, you won't want to miss our trendy fashion shows, great celebrity guests, and fabulous prizes. Mark your calendar to Satisfy Your Cravings at the Southern Women's Show! Held in April. more...
Century Trades Festival
636 Farrell Parkway • Nashville, TN 37220
Located at Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
See how artisans worked and lived in the 19th century during this annual two-day event. Enjoy interactive demonstrations on broom making, brick making, spinning, candle dipping, soap making, flint knapping, and quilting.
Annual Softball Coaches Clinic
12630 Old Hickory Boulevard • Nashville, TN 37167
An annual event held at the Nashville Training Facility, this is an opportunity for softball coaches to learn from other coaches. Visitors will enjoy seminars and discussions on topics including hitting, pitching, infield and outfield play, practice organization and mental aspects of the game. more...
Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Located at Centennial Park on West End Avenue
"Rock and run" at Music City's premier running event. Last year more than 8,000 runners from around the world ran the race, which features a different band every mile or so. Over 50 live bands play on 27 stages and entertain with all varieties of music. Held in April. more...
Tom King Half Marathon and 5K
One Titans Way • Nashville, TN 37201
Tennessee Titans Football Stadium
The 11th Annual Tom King Half Marathon and 5K race will start at The Tennessee Titans Football Stadium, run a flat course, and end at the fifty yard line. After the race, a free lunch buffett and live music will be at The Trap. 5K starts at 7:00 a.m. Half Marathon starts at 8:00 a.m. Half Wheelchair race begins at 7:59 a.m. Held in March. more...
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