This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Sept. 20

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Do you feel like walking with ghosts? Maybe you want to solve a murder or just enjoy some Shakespeare. There’s also movies, music and festivals across the region. Fall brings something for everyone across the Upper Cumberland. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Sept. 20 – 21

Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Night at the Museums: Ghost Walk.” From 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, the storytelling spirits will escape from the Cookeville History and Depot Museums and share their spooky stories with everyone brave enough to listen to their thrilling true tales from all over Tennessee! 

Sept. 20 – 29

Morrison –Warren Arts Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a classic comedy of love and error in the woods that is the first locally produced Shakespeare production in nearly 30 years. Show times and ticket information here.

Sept. 20 – Oct. 5

Woodbury – The Arts Center of Cannon County presents Clue: The Musical, based on the board game Clue. The plot concerns a murder at a mansion, occupied by several suspects, that is solved by a detective; the ending is determined by cards drawn by audience members that select the murderer, murder weapon and location of the murder. Show times and ticket information here.

Sept. 20

Cookeville – Red Silo presents George Shingleton from7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes The Smokey Mount’n Bandits from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Crossville – Come and enjoy the Friday night family movie showing of “The Lego 2 Movie: The Second Part” at the Art Circle Public Library from 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Crossville – Billy Kemp performs live “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop. 

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

Sept. 21 – 22

Crossville – Enjoy two days of old-fashioned family fun at the Homesteads Apple Festival with live music, craft and 100 vendor booths, quilt show, fresh fried apple pies, apple cider and much more. For information, call Sheila Long at 931-210-8210.

Sept. 21

Cookeville – Red Silo presents Melissa Ellis from8 – 10 p.m. Melissa Ellis lives up to the term “southern spitfire” by delivering high-energy vocal performances that leave concertgoers awestruck and breathless, always coming back for more. 

Jamestown – The Pub welcomes the Split Decision Band taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Livingston – Come out for the Summer Showcase at Central Park and celebrate local talent. Roll the Dice Band will take the stage at 5 p.m. and Jessie Hummel will follow at 6 p.m.


Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Cookeville Crazy Quilters: Still Crazy About Quilts After 30 Years,” a showcase of quilting in the area with live demonstrations on Saturdays throughout the show. Show runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Crossville – Don’t Dress For Dinner – Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Young Frankenstein– This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Show runs Sept. 13 to Oct. 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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