This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – June 14

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Whether you’re interested in bidding or just catching a musical, or maybe you are a fan of tractors, it’s all available in the U.C. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

June 13-16 

Upper Cumberland – Catch the WCTE Great TV Auction 2019 from 7 – 11 p.m. nightly. It’s WCTE’s biggest event of the year. Items donated from local and corporate businesses will be showcased On-Air and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Don’t forget…bid high and bid often!

June 13 – 15

McMinnville – Catch Grease The Musical live at the Park Theater starting all your local McMinnville faves. For showtimes and information visit here.

June 14 – 15

Crossville – 24th Annual Antique Tractor & Farm Equipment Show from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day at the Cumberland County Community Complex featuring antique tractors, farm equipment, static displays, working displays and more! For information 931-210-7624.

June 14

Cookeville – After Dark Movies in the Park presents Mary Poppins Returns at Dogwood Park beginning at 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly night in the park.

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Just Jeff from8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes back BIG Jake Hoot Live! from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Morgan Clark @ Spike’s Sports Grille from 6 – 9 p.m. For information call 931-707-7249.

Crossville – Grinder House presents Larry Scroggs Band  Live “In the House” from 6 – 8 p.m. For information 931-707-0440.

McMinnville – Don’t miss Main Street Live! McMinnville’s free summer concert series in its 15th year. Sail On – The Beach Boys Tribute will be kicking off at 7 p.m. 

Sparta – Come enjoyLive music with Joe Allen and Delnora Reed at the Coffee Collective starting at 7 p.m.

June 15

Byrdstown – Good Neighbors Theatre presents Who done it? Detective Series beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, call

Cookeville – The Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission presents the Sustainable Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cookeville – After Dark Movies in the Park presents Ralph Breaks the Internet at Dogwood Park beginning at 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly night in the park.

Cookeville – Come and hang out for The Lovers LIVE @37 Cedar starting at 9 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back The Deep Fried All-Stars from 8 – 10 p.m.

Granville – Come out and enjoy Foxfire Newgrass Band as they perform at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Enjoy this show as it is broadcast through the web to a world-wide audience.

Lake Tansi – Come out and enjoy a movie on the beach. Catch How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents the Smokey Mountain Bandits live from 5-8 p.m.

Livingston – Mitchell Creek Marina presents Greg & Suzie live from 6-8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. More information at

June 17 – 21 

Cookeville – National Speleological Society Convention in Cookeville – Tennessee cavers are proud to be hosting the 2019 NSS Convention. From this location, Cookeville is the near centroid of Tennessee’s 10,000+ cave locations. For more information or to register, visit our website at

June 20

Cookeville – Come out for the grand opening celebration of the Park View Skate Park at 3 p.m.

Crossville – Downtown Crossville, Inc. presents its free summer concert series with Blue Mother Tupelo beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater, 29 Division Dr. Bring your chairs and blankets for a great evening of local music.

June 21

Carthage – Wilson Bank & Trust presents Movie Night featuring Small Foot beginning at 6 p.m. next to Carthage office, 1300 Main Street North. B ring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Cookeville – After Dark Movies in the Park presents Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse at Dogwood Park beginning at 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly night in the park.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back The Lovers from 8 – 10 p.m.

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

Sparta – The City of Sparta presents Bluegrass on the Square featuring Clearview Bluegrass and Bluegrass Solutions at Liberty Square. Show begins at 7 p.m. and will move to the Sparta Civic Center in the event of rain.

June 22 

Cookeville – Come and hang out for Seth Willoughby at Red Silo from 8 – 10 p.m. 

Livingston – The Steel Coop presents Jeff Crouch live from 5-8 p.m.


Crossville – Red, White & Tuna starring Smoke on the Mountain’s Jason Ross and Patty Payne. The denizens of Tuna, Texas are back in this sequel to mega-hit Greater Tuna. Take a hilarious ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town with this side-splitting spoof of life in rural America. Show runs May 31 – August 8. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Matilda is an inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life, this Tony Award-winning musical revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl-power romp that will delight children and adults alike! Suitable for ages 6 and over. Show runs June 14 – August 18. 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

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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