This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – May 31

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Whether your interests lie in folk medicine or 70’s rock legends, the U.C. has you covered. There’s also movies, hiking and live music, if you’re so inclined. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

May 31 – June 1

 Red Boiling Springs – Southern Marketplace Barn Sale A two day marketplace and shopping events; tour with Land Unique Farm Tour or Farm-to-Table Dinner. Many vintage & homemade products. For information visit

May 31

Baxter – Cigar Nights are back! at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards. Come out and experience great wine, food and cigars! 

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

Cookeville – Come out for Local Singer-Songwriter Travis Humphrey at Red Silo from 8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Catch Smithville musician Seth Willoughby & Friends at Spankies from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Livingston– The Central Park @ Dark Summer Movie Series kicks off with Mary Poppins Returns. Movie starts at dark. Free admission and door prizes. Bring your chair/blanket and enjoy!

June 1

Byrdstown – Cordell Hull State Park will host Voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, a celebration of the 72-year struggle to win the right of America’s women to vote. Activities at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Cookeville – The Downtown Green Market presents live music from Jonathan Nelms beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Cookeville – Cummins Falls State Park will host a National Trails Day hike from 9 – 11 a.m. Hike is free but reservations are preferred, visit here.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes My Heart, Your Heart from 8 – 10 p.m.

Cookeville – Jig Head Brewing Co. welcomes American Idol alum and singer/songerwriter  Justin Suede to the stage from 7 – 9 p.m.

Gassaway (Cannon County) – Community Homecoming Day & 1890 Bank Restoration Starting with a Ham Breakfast and ending with a Fish Supper with Live Entertainment and a parade plus reopening of the old Melton Bank as a Museum for Gassaway. For more information, contact Gary and Jama Hancock 615-563-2387.

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

Livingston – Split Decision Band live at Mitchell Creek Marina 6-8 p.m.

Red Boiling Springs – Red Boiling Springs Folk Medicine Festival. Beginning at 9:00 am. Step back time to learn about skills and traditions from old-time medicine to natural healing arts. 

Sparta – Puckaroo 1st Bike Night hosted by Big Pucketts Campground featuring Ratnip and Sleep Nation. 

June 2

COOKEVILLE – Come out and celebrate the 40thAnniversary of Juniors Farm with Wings drummer Geoff Britton with MerseySide from 3 – 6 p.m. More information here.

June 6 

Crossville – Downtown Crossville, Inc. kicks off its free summer concert series with Steep Creek 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 7-8

Carthage – Come out for the Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival with bluegrass music, handcrafts, parade, etc. For info see here.    

June 7 – 15

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

June 7

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

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back Billy Mac from8 – 10 p.m.

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

June 8

Cookeville – The Upper Cumberland Pride Festival will be held at Dogwood Park from noon to 6 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes back The Smokey Nights from8 – 10 p.m.

Granville – Come out and enjoy Track 145 Bluegrass 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.

Granville – Wildwood resort hosts singer songwriter night featuring Michael Logan and Jenn Bostic. For information

Sparta – The 1st annual Puckaroo Music Fest will be held at Big Puckett’s Campground starting at 5 p.m. For more information here.

June 9

Rugby – Visit the British Car Show and Street Fairfind British goods & local carts, nature art, well as Classic Cars. For more info, visit


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 – 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.

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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