This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Jan. 18

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – On this cold weekend, dress warm when you watch the eagles or the lunar eclipse. There are lots of ways to warm back up. You can grab some coffee or sample some chili.For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Jan. 17

McMinnville – Bring the family to Collins River BBQ for Collins River Song Writers Night LIVE! hosted by Rooster 101.5 FM beginning at 6 p.m. This showcase of some of the mid-TN’s most talented musicians is also broadcast live on Rooster 101.5 FM

Jan. 18-20

Red Boiling Springs – Join paranormal investigators for thrills and chills at the overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday night. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

Jan. 18

CrossvilleGrinder House Coffee Shop Presents “In the House” 6 p.m. a live singer-songwriter show with a performance by Gerald Smith.

 McMinnville – The Park Theater presents Nashville Song Writers Night bringing threeup and coming starts to the stage for a night of inspiring songs and stories. Show will be from 7-9 p.m. For ticket information visit

Jan. 19

Celina – For those that enjoy being out in the rain and can “weather” the weather, there are spaces opening up for the Dale Hollow Lake Annual Eagle Watchscheduled for 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Dale Hollow Lake. For more information and to confirm your space call 931-243-3136.

Granville – Take in a Southern meal and live music at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour 6-8 p.m. at the T.B. Sutton General Store. Tickets are $20 for dinner and admission. Tom Brantley & Missionary Ridge will perform.

Sparta – Come out to the Mad Raven for the 1stChili Cookoff from 5-7 p.m. to select the best chili in Sparta. 

Sparta –Drop into Happy Trails Brewing Company and enjoy a pint while you listen to Soddy Daisy from 8-10 p.m.  

Jan. 20

Byrdstown – Dress warm when you join the folks at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park for their Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon Campfire. The fun starts at 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 25

CrossvilleGrinder House Coffee Shop Presents “In the House” 6 p.m. a live singer-songwriter show with a performance by Randy Moore.

Jan. 26

Granville – Stoney River takes the stage at Sutton Old Time Music Hour at T.B. Sutton General Store. Tickets are $20 for the show and a Southern dinner.

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

*Information provided byJill Kilgore, public relations media manager for the TN Department of Tourist Development. For more information contact Jill at 615-741-9069 or by email at

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