This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Nov. 29

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Take a break from shopping this weekend to listen to some live music or catch some theatre. There’s also lots of Christmas activities to choose from. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit

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Nov. 29

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Scott Steele from 6-9 p.m. 

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

Cookeville – Soul Fish returns to Red Silo to rock the house from 8-10 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies presents Lucas Live! featuring Lucas McCoy beginning at 9:30.

Crossville – GrinderHouse Coffee welcomes Sean Gasaway Live “In The House” from 6-8 p.m. 

Short Mountain– Short Mountain Distillery presents Delyn Christian live from 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 30

Carthage – Ebel’s Tavern welcomes Sam Mullins from 6-9 p.m. If you’re a true music lover of all genres and styles, Seth is your man! 

Cookeville – Come out as RedSilo welcomes Melissa Ellis back from8 – 10 p.m. 

Short Mountain– Short Mountain Distillery presents Miranda Louise and Big Mike live from 6-8 p.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewing Companypresents Sadie & Seth from 8-10 p.m.


Cookeville – The Holiday Light Display at Hidden Hollow Park will be open from Nov. 28 – Dec. 31. More information available here.

Crossville – Elf– Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Show runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 21. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Winter Wonderettes– The Wonderettes are back in this  seasonal celebration that finds Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy, and Betty Jean entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.  Show runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 22. Times and ticket information available here.

Granville – Historic Granville will host the Festival of Trees and Sutton Homestead’s 1960’s “It’s a Wonderful Season” from Nov. 8 thru Dec. 28. For information, call 931-653-4151.

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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