Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Jan. 22 – Feb. 12

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.


Granville – Winterfest Bluegrass Celebration – A night of music awaits at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, featuring wonderful bluegrass musicians. The show is syndicated for radio. Dinner is 5 – 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://granvilletn.com/granville-ole-time-music-hour.

Jan. 22 – 27

Nashville – Catch Me If You Can – This big-hearted Broadway musical based on a true story of con artist Frank Abagnale Junior is playing at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $35 to $60. For more information, visit http://patron.tpac.org.    

Jan. 27

Chattanooga – Gems from the CSO Principals – Listen to some of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra musicians’ favorite works at 3 pm. in the Silver Ballroom of the Read House. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

Feb. 1

Murfreesboro – Winter Evening Mansion Tour and Exhibit Showing – Take a dimly lit tour of Oaklands Mansion 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. See elegant wedding dresses displayed in Maney Hall as well. For more information, visit www.oaklandsmuseum.org.  

Feb. 1 – 3

Tiptonville – Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival – Enjoy a bus or van tour of eagles nesting and flying. Tours are $5 and reservations are required. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, food and wintery fun. For more information, visit www.reelfoottourism.com/eagle.html.

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