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    Looking for Things to Do in Nashville & Middle Tennessee during the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday? Gobble Your Way to These Exciting Events!
    (Nov. 21 - 30)
     
     

     

    Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry

    Presented by Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, Nashville

    January 31 - November 21, 2014

    Join your host Ciona Rouse for a jam packed poetry event full of local and nationally known talent!  Lyrical Brew takes place the last Friday of each month at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt.   Always free parking in the 2525 garage behind the bookstore!

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    Haunted Tavern Tours

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    April 2, 2008 - Ongoing

    From the people who brought you the critically acclaimed original Nashville Ghost Tours comes their newest...more

    George Dickel Distillery Tour

    Presented by George Dickel Distillery at George Dickel Distillery , Tullahoma

    October 1, 2009 - Ongoing

    You won’t find Cascade Hollow on most maps. Nestled on the Highland Rim of the Cumberland Plateau, you will find us about halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. The ancient limestone...more

    Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

    Presented by Jack Daniel Distillery at Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lynchburg

    October 1, 2009 - Ongoing

    Whenever you're in the vicinity of Lynchburg, just over an hour's drive from Nashville, drop by for a firsthand look at our Distillery. One of our...more

    Historic RCA Studio B Tours

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    Historic RCA Studio B is one of the world's most important and successful recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including more than 1,000 American...more

    The Original Nash Trash Tour

    Presented by Nash Trash Tours at Nash Trash Tours, Nashville

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Original NashTrash Tour is a one-of-a-kind country musical-comedy extravaganza. Hop on the Big Pink Bus and Sheri Lynn & Brenda Kay (the Jugg Sisters) will dish the dirt on your favorite...more

    The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour- Pick Up at Nashville Palace

    Presented by The Redneck Comedy Tour at Nashville Palace, Nashville

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    Ever wonder what country stars do when not on the radio or in jail? Where are the free redneck hangouts? Is Music Row really haunted? What is a Goo Goo Pie and a Moon Pie? Where do they come from?...more

    Opry Backstage Pass Tours

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    February 23, 2012 - Ongoing

    Take a tour of the Grand Ole Opry® House! Experience a behind the scenes look at the show that made country music famous.


    All Aboard for a Trains! Encore

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 22, 2012 - Ongoing

    If you loved last year’s Trains! exhibit at Cheekwood, you’re in for a treat this fall. We’re thrilled to have special selections from our wonderful garden...more

    The Nash Trash Murder Mystery Tour

    Presented by Nash Trash Tours at Nash Trash Tours, Nashville

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    NashTrash Inc is proud to present our new series, The NashTrash Murder Mystery Dinner Tour! Climb aboard the Big Pink Bus for a rollicking adventure featuring a brand-new original show, "A...more

    Franklin Food Tours

    Presented by Franklin on Foot at Historic Downtown Franklin, Franklin

    June 16, 2012 - Ongoing

    It's Franklin's first food tour! Home to more than 20 locally-owned and operated restaurants, guests will explore Southern staples at six...more

    Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    August 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015

    Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson

    With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered...more

    Alan Jackson Exhibit and Artist Residency

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    August 29, 2014 - March 1, 2015

    The Alan Jackson exhibit, an expertly curated deep-dive into Jackson’s career, opens August 29, 2014. It will interweave the professional and the personal, including awards, instruments,...more

    Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    October 31, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    The first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934, Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy explores the role of the...more

    RiverWorks Discovery Exhibit at Adventure Science Center

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    September 27, 2014 - January 19, 2015

    Watersheds, wetlands, wildlife – oh my! The exhibit encourages Science Center visitors of all ages to explore hands-on, interactive activities designed to bring America’s waterways to...more

    Belle Meade Plantation's 100 Years of Christmas

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    October 31, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    As the staff at Belle Meade Plantation packs up Christmas decorations every January, we begin thinking about the next year’s Christmas exhibit. This year we chose to do something very...more

    Christmas at the Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    November 9, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    Take a trip back in time for a Victorian-styled Christmas Season at the Belmont Mansion.

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    Helen Pashgian: Columns

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    September 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

    Helen Pashgian explores the nature of perception by using natural and artificial light to illuminate reflective, translucent or transparent...more

    Kandinsky: A Retrospective

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    September 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Vassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring over 80 paintings,...more

    Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    September 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Helen Pashgian explores the nature of perception by using natural and artificial light to illuminate reflective, translucent or transparent industrial materials such as fiberglass, polyester...more

    Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Brave Nashville's only extreme six-lane tubing hill covered in 1.5 million pounds of REAL SNOW! Get ready for heart-pounding thrills as you race with your family and friends to see who can...more

    Glacier Glide Ice Skating

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Enjoy a perfect day or evening under the stars by going on a yuletide glide at Gaylord Opryland’s new 6,000 square-foot outdoor ice rink. Rink-side private cabanas are available. DJs on...more

    ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    See Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap and more as the classic holiday poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, is brought to life in 2 million pounds of colorful ice...more

    Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Hosted by Gingy, the most famous of all Gingerbread men, choose a delectable gingerbread creation to decorate – either a cookie family, house or snowman cookie. After you’ve decorated...more

    31st Annual A Country Christmas 2014

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Gaylord Opryland Resort's 31st annual A Country Christmas will make memories of a lifetime for the thousands of people who travel from around the world to experience the most...more

    The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    March 23, 2012 - December 31, 2014

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    ShrekFeast Interactive Breakfast

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 15 - December 31, 2014

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Become an honorary Ogre and join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos. Discover a Magic Fountain bubbling...more

    DreamWorks Character Holiday Meet & Greets

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 14 - December 30, 2014

    The DreamWorks gang is all here, and you can meet them all! Stroll through Shrek's swamp for a face-to-face encounter with the green ogre himself; explore the island of Madagascar; discover...more

    Free Admission Mondays to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    November 3 - December 29, 2014

    Beginning Monday, November 3, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to guests bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle...more

    Restless Heart: A Season of Harmony Dinner Show

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 20 - December 25, 2014

    Country music powerhouse group Restless Heart is bringing its rich, soaring harmonies to Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas with the all-new A Season of Harmony Dinner...more

    Radio City Rockettes® Christmas Spectacular

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    November 21 - December 24, 2014

    Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes bring their legendary eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in America's #1 holiday show, the Radio...more

    John Witherspoon

    Presented by Zanies Comedy Night Club at Zanies Comedy Night Club, Nashville

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday...more

    Challenge In Music City

    Presented by Nashville Municipal Auditorium at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Challenge in Music City, Basketball Tournament


    The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 30, 2014

    To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public.


    Writers Night with special guest Don Schlitz - Hosted By Steve Goodie

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    November 30, 2014

    Writers Night with special guest Don Schlitz and hosted by Steve Goodie. We do not take reservations for this show. Seats are first come, first served. Doors open at 7:30pm.

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    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
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    Shuitar Demonstration: Matt Glassmeyer

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 30, 2014

    Matt Glassmeyer found a guitar on a rain-soaked junk pile in Miami in 1997. It didn't work as a guitar, so he began beating on it in porch jams. With additions, subtractions, and...more

    North Pole Express with Santa to Watertown

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Come ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Watertown! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras!...more

    Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets

    Presented by Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League led by team captain Shea Weber and head coach Peter...more

    Opry at the Ryman ft. Rhett Walker Band, Jeannie Seely, Mike Snider, John Conlee, KT Oslin and more

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Make a Paper Christmas Tree

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    The paper Christmas tree is a nostalgic craft from the sixties. We will use Reader's Digest magazines and assorted decorations to create a cute and simple tree to brighten up your home this...more

    Little Women: The Musical

    Presented by Roxy Regional Theatre at Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville

    November 7 - November 29, 2014

    Louisa May Alcott’s American classic is brought to life on stage! Follow the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March for a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the...more

    The Dirty Guv'nahs with Cereus Bright

    Presented by Cannery Ballroom at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    I don’t believe that things happen by chance… incredible things happen when people work hard, live humbly, and give credit where credit is due. You just gotta stay curious and dig...more

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents: Deck the Hall Holiday Concert: Ronnie Milsap

    Presented by CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    With 40 No. 1 hits and more than 35 million albums sold, Ronnie Milsap remains one of country music's most beloved crossover artists. Just a month after his Country Music Hall of Fame...more

    TTU Women's Basketball hosts Georgia

    Presented by Tennessee Technological University at Tennessee Tech University - Hooper Eblen Center, Cookeville

    November 29, 2014

    Join Tennessee Technological University Women's basketball as they take on Georgia Bulldogs!


    Family Program | String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow/animation puppetry, and an ever-changing set are used to tell country music history as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City. Experience...more

    Holiday Dinner Concert: Jack and Diane, Nancy Casteele, Shay Watson of Nashville Unleashed TV Show

    Presented by Nashville Unleashed and World Music Nashville (Store, School & Live Venue) at World Music Nashville, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Nashville Unleashed is a new, hit, International Television Series. Jack and Diane are the...more

    Boutique Bazaar presents Christmas Show

    Presented by EPIC Event Centre at Epic Event Centre, Gallatin

    November 29, 2014

    60 Boutiques and Crafters on Small Business Saturday


    Ring in the Holidays with Stephanie Urbina Jones and more!

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Ring in the holiday's! Mama's Gotta sing with Sherrie Phillips and Stephanie Urbina Jones featuring Porter Howell from Little Texas with Special Guest Jonell Mosser.


    "Turkey's Revenge" with The RB Morris Band

    Presented by The Stone Fox at The Stone Fox, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Shake off the tryptophan & get your groove on at this EARLY show with The RB MORRIS Band on Thanksgiving...more

    Guilty Pleasures

    Presented by 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill at 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    We are the amazing 80's cover and party band your friends keep talking about. Known for spot on covers of all your guilty favorites from the late '70's through the early '90's,...more

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