This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – April 26

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Things are going to the dogs in the Upper Cumberland this weekend with Dogapalooza and an earth day celebration, local marketplaces and flower shows, live music and live theater. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

April 26 -28

McMinnville – Warren Arts presents Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film. Show time and ticket info available here.

April 26 – 27

Crossville – Flower and Garden Show put on by Cumberland County Master Gardeners for anyone interested in horticulture, plant sciences or agriculture will be held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.

 April 26

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Crossville – Grinder House presents Sean Gasaway Live “In the House” from 6 – 8 p.m. Gasaway is an award winning singer/songwriter, publisher, record executive and record producer.

Crossville – Spike’s Sports Grill will feature Jason Howard live from 6 – 9 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

April 27

Baxter – Baxter Napa will attempt to break into the Guiness Book of World Records for Most cars washed in an 8 hour period as they join with other Napa stores nationwide.

Cookeville – The Cookeville Higher Education Campus will host an Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music by Heart and Soul, educational exhibits, local food vendors, farmers’ market, learning activities for all ages.

Cookeville – The Biz Foundry presents the first annual Made Here Market on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with local vendors, live music and food trucks. Shuttle service will run from the Made Here Market to the Earth Day Celebration and back.

Cookeville – Come out for the 10thAnnual Dogapalooza@ Dogwood Park from 1 – 4 p.m. It’s a free, fun event for dogs and the people who love them.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Day Tripper from8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Drew Robbins live in a solo acoustic show at Jig Head Brewing from 7 – 9 p.m.

Crossville –Spike’s Sports Grill will feature Earl Patton live from 6 – 9 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989

Fairfield Glade – Come out for Wine on the Plateau at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center from 2 – 4 p.m.  

May 3

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Crossville – Bette and Bab’s Banter at the historic Palace Theatre at 7 p.m.

Crossville – Overtures, Entr’actes & Exit Music – The Playhouse Orchestra in Concert gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Playhouse orchestra in their very own concert. One night only at 7:30 p.m.

May 4

Cookeville – The Downtown Green Market Opening Day Celebration will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 20 N. Dixie Avenue.

Cookeville – Come out to the Dream Sweep yard sale at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Heart and Soul from 8 – 10 p.m.

Cumberland County – The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park will host a spring wellness fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park’s Head of Sequatchie location.

Granville – Join in theHistoric Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival


Cookeville – Cookeville High School presents Disney’s Newsies from May 2 – 11. See here for times and ticket information.

Crossville – Bright Star is inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated bluegrass and Gospel enthused score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. Show runs April 26 – June 6. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Forever Plaid is a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps the audience laughing hysterically when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950’s. Show runs March 29 – May 24. Times and ticket information available here.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at


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