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    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 shelf of this plateau provides water than runs fresh and clear from the nearby Cascade Springs, and it made the perfect spot to build a distillery.

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    89th Annual Waffle Shop to Benefit the Homeless

    Presented by Downtown Presbyterian Church at The Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Celebrate the Holidays and Help the Homeless at the 89th Annual Waffle Shop!

    This long-running Christmas tradition will serve up generous amounts of homemade waffles, turkey hash, southern...more

    Christmas Dinner at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Join us for our annual Christmas celebration as we dine in the elegant Belmont Grand Salon. The evening begins at Belmont Mansion where a trolley will take guests to nearby home for cocktails and...more

    Christmas Luncheon at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Join us for a Festive Christmas Luncheon in the Belmont Grand Salon. The entire home will be decorated with Christmas cheer and we will dine to festive holiday melodies.


    1st Annual Marathon Village Holiday Market & Open House

    Presented by Marathon Village at Marathon Village Building, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

     Celebrate the holidays & shop local in the historic Marathon Village neighborhood during the inaugural Marathon Village Open House & Holiday Market! Explore the most creative and...more

    Cold Moon tour of Mound Bottom archaeological site

    Presented by Tennessee Division of Archaeology

    December 6, 2014

    Prehistoric Archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf with the Tennessee Division of Archaeology will lead a full moon tour of Mound Bottom Archaeological Site at Harpeth River State Park on the evening of...more

    Livingston Exchange Club "Tour of Homes"

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 7, 2014

    The tour includes several area homes, highlighting Christmas decorations.


    Wynnewood's Christmas Open House

    Presented by Bledsoe's Lick Historic Association at Wynnewood, Castalian Springs

    December 7, 2014

    See Wynnewood ( A National Historic Landmark) and Christmas traditions from the 1800's. We will have live entertainment, refreshments and selected rooms will be decorated and open to the...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 6 - December 7, 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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    Free the Trees

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    December 7, 2014

    Put on your work boots and gloves, sharpen your trimmers and come to Owl's Hill to help free our beautiful trees from invasive honeysuckle and other exotic plants. This is a great opportunity...more

    Music City Roots: James Apollo, Helen Highwater Stringband, Kai Welch, Doug Seegers

    Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

    December 10, 2014

    Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

    150th Battle of Nashville Event

    Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission at Various Venues, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to join us as we celebrate the city-wide, all-day sesquicentennial event. There will be events commemorating the Battle of Nashville at all major historical...more

    Sesquicentennial Event

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    We will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville with a day full of cannon fire, speakers, and period demonstrations.  This event is not to be missed!


    The Head and the Heart

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 14, 2014

    The Head and the Heart's 2011 self-titled debut album on Sub Pop remains one of the label's best-selling debut releases. In a few short months, The Head and The Heart went from playing...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 13 - December 14, 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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    Nerd Night: 150th Battle of Nashville

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    December 18, 2014

    December 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. Come out to Belle Meade Plantation, a site that witnessed action during the battle, for a trivia night focused on Civil War...more

    Owl Prowl

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    October 16 - December 18, 2014

    Owl Prowl is back! Join Bob English of LEAPS for an evening of food and outdoor fun as we enjoy a meal in the Russell Gathering Pavilion, learn about Tennessee owls, then adjourn to the woods for...more

    All Through the House: An 1820s Christmas

    Presented by Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    December 19, 2014

    Come see Christmas in the making! The 1820s were a transitional time for the holiday. Some of the traditions we take for granted today were not around yet, and many of the customs of the past have...more

    42nd Annual Candlelight Tour

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

    December 16 - December 20, 2014

    In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The Christmas That Never Was." The Carter House and Carnton...more

    Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Christmas with The Rigneys

    Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

    December 20, 2014

    Enjoy a Christmas Bluegrass Dinner & Show at Sutton's Ole Time Music Hour in Granville TN.
    The Rigneys is a high energy bluegrass band that offers...more

    Winter Bird Count

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    December 20, 2014

    Join us on Saturday, December 20th as we hike around Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary counting our local bird population. All data goes into a national database that helps track migration,...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 20 - December 21, 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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    Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: The Hamilton County Ramblers

    Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

    December 27, 2014

    Enjoy Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time live music every Saturday night at Sutton General Store. The...more

    Marshmallow Hikes

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    December 28 - December 30, 2014

    Are you looking for something to do with the family during the holidays or an excuse to get out of the house by yourself? How does a nice afternoon hike in the winter woods followed by hot...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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    Milky Way Farm Chocolate Estate Tours

    Presented by Milky Way Farm at Milky Way Farm, Pulaski

    July 12, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The 1930's Chocolate estate of Candy Legend Frank Mars now opens its doors for tours of the 25,000 sq ft home and 1,100 acre farm.  Known for quality craftsmanship, amazing architecture, fine...more

    2014 Belle Meade Plantation Juried Art Show

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    November 6 - December 31, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to attend their 2014 Annual Juried Art Show. The highly selective exhibit features paintings and sculptures by local artists celebrating the rich architectural...more

    50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game

    Presented by Father Ryan High School at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

    January 5, 2015

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game. The first of its kind, athletes from an integrated and an all-black high school shared the court. Celebration...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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    “Rendezvous with Destiny:” the 101st Airborne Division and D-Day

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    June 6, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    The Tennessee State Museum opened an exhibition on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, commemorating the service and elite tradition of the 101st Airborne Division. The...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

    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

    Architecture Tour With ASL Interpretation

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

    February 7, 2015

    Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center! “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the...more

    Architecture Tour

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

    February 21, 2015

    Start your evening at the Frist Center on the third Saturday of each month. “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?”...more

    Reese Brothers Mule Sale

    Presented by Westmoreland Expo Center at Westmoreland Expo center, Westmoreland

    October 11, 2014 - March 14, 2015

    There are over 100 mules on the Reese Brother Greenwood farms at any time.  This ensures a greater selection of every type of mule possible.

    FACT
    Over 400 mules sell every...more

    Nashville Stamp and Post Card Show 2015

    Presented by Nashville Philatelic Society at FiftyForward Madison Station, Madison

    March 14 - March 15, 2015

    Stamp and post card show for collectors to buy and sell!


    Fight for Freedom exhibition

    Presented by Vanderbilt Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University - Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Nashville

    June 20, 2014 - April 20, 2015

    "Fight for Freedom" highlights inspiring American stories from the collections of the Rev. James Lawson, noted journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom. Items...more

    Battle Scarred: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

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

    August 2, 2014 - April 26, 2015

    The 1,600 square foot gallery of the Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation will be entirely transformed and open to the public for eight months. The display will feature never before exhibited...more

    Fisk Jubilee Singers

    Presented by Fisk Jubilee Singers at Fisk University - Fisk Memorial Chapel, Nashville

    May 3, 2015

    The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN., who sing and travel worldwide.
    The original Jubilee Singers introduced ‘slave songs’...more

    2015 Historic Rural Life Festival

    Presented by Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Nashville

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    The Historic Rural Life Festival, held in May, promotes the history of agriculture by featuring traditional crafts, farm animals, demonstrations and shade tree activities. Attracting around 2,500...more

    Salute to Excellence

    Presented by Center for Nonprofit Management at Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville

    October 22, 2015

    Every fall, CNM hosts a dinner and awards presentation that honors area nonprofits for their commitment to management excellence. In 2014, more than $210,000 were awarded in 12 categories at the...more

    Trinity Music City, USA

    Presented by Trinity Music City, USA and Trinity Music City, USA at Trinity Music City, USA, Hendersonville

    September 30, 2014 - September 30, 2017

    FREE TOURS of Trinity Music City takes you inside the TMC Church Auditorium, our television studio, WPGD-TV, our TMC Recording Studios and the former estate of country music legend, Conway Twitty....more

    Conway Twitty (former) Mansion Tour - Free to Public

    Presented by Trinity Music City, USA and Trinity Music City, USA at Conway Twitty (former) Mansion Tour, Hendersonville

    September 30, 2014 - September 30, 2017

    FREE TOURS of Trinity Music City takes you inside the TMC Church Auditorium, our television studio, WPGD-TV, our TMC Recording Studios and the former estate of country music legend, Conway Twitty....more

    The Battle of Nashville: History Unfolds at Travellers Rest

    Presented by Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    April 14, 2014 - December 31, 2017

    December 16, 1864, was a pivotal day of the Civil War. The second day of the Battle of Nashville inflicted huge losses on the Army of Tennessee. A new exhibit, The Battle of Nashville: History...more

    Stories from the Hermitage Slave Community

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    The Hermitage story is not just about Andrew Jackson and his family. In fact, the Jackson family story cannot be told without the stories of the 150 enslaved Africans who lived and worked at The...more

    The First Tennesseans

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Mississippian people, and ending with...more

    The Frontier

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Spanish conquistadors were the first Europeans to reach Tennessee, followed by the French and English explorers, and then by the first white settlers. Armor and weapons from the Europeans and...more

    The Age of Jackson

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state's development. Displays on...more

    Antebellum

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    The Antebellum period of 1840 to 1860 was a time of prosperity and cultural development for many Tennesseans. (Antebellum is from the Latin words ante, before, and bellum, war. It is used to...more

    The Civil War and Reconstruction

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    By 1860 the issue of slavery had become a tinderbox; a moral, social and economic issue which slowly divided the northern and southern states. Tennessee found itself divided when the General...more

    The New South

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Between 1870 and the 1920's, Tennessee experienced great changes fueled by the post-Civil War industrial revolution. Exhibits on women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Tennessee Centennial...more

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