This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – May 24

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

May 23-26

Rickman – Enjoy the Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Outreach Appalachia, Americana Music & Art Festival. Three days packed full of original American music, family-friendly activities and more! For tickets and campsite reservations visit the website at

May 24

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

Cookeville – Billy Mac will rock the house at Spankies from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Jason Howard @ Spike’s Grille! 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Crossville – Grinder House presents Nicholas Edward Williams Live “In the House” from 6 – 8 p.m. For information 931-707-0440.

May 25

Crossville – The Cumberland County Playhouse presents the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass a 30-piece professional brass ensemble at 7:30. More info at

Granville – Celebrate the 21st Annual Heritage Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Solid Gold Memories, White Walls & Fender Skirts.” Antique Car Show & Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival

Lake Tansi – Come out and enjoy a movie on the beach. Catch Avengers Infinity Wars from 8 – 10 p.m. at Lake Tansi Beach.

Smithville – Center Hill Business Association Summer Kickoff Party invites you to join them for the First Annual Summer Kickoff Block Party on West Main Street in Downtown Smithville. Freeevent with live music, booths vendors, and fun for kids. Businesses staying open late!For more information, follow us on Facebook at


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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