Tennessee tourism start of summer events

tennessee tourism summer events  2By Amanda Stravinsky

June 5

Memphis – The official 2015 Summer Movie Series continues with Back to the Future 7 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.

June 6

Lewisburg – The annual Bark in the Park welcomes dog lovers and owners for pet contests, doggie demonstrations, food and craft vendors, music and more 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rock Creek Park.

Hendersonville – Attend a 1920’s soiree Putting on the Ritz with speakeasy, family-style dinner, silent auction, music by Johnny Maddox, and more at Historic Rock Castle. Tickets are $95 per person.

Nashville – Go on a musical journey through space with Laser Shows 8:30 p.m. at Adventure Science Center.

June 7-12

Southside/Clarksville – The 6th annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS) will take place for high school students across Tennessee with outdoor activities and more at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex.

June 8-12

Memphis – Discover the science behind optical illusions during Camp Illusion Conclusion 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Admission is $150 per session with snacks and lunch included.

June 10

Adamsville – The Catfish Cup marries golf, food, drinks, and great prizes for a day of fun noon at Shiloh Golf Course.

June 11

Nashville – Enjoy a performance from Lunch Money as part of the Family Night Out program 6:30 p.m. at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

June 11-13

Cumberland Gap – History will come alive in the streets with re-enactors, craftsmen, speakers and more during the 5th annual Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day in downtown Cumberland Gap.

June 11-14

Manchester – Some of the world’s best music artists will flock to Bonnaroo for one of Tennessee’s largest music festivals in Manchester, Tenn.

Nashville – See the biggest and brightest country music stars on a variety of stages at CMA Music Festival. Enjoy free entertainment, vendors, food and more as well in downtown Nashville.

June 12

Pigeon Forge – Hear music from Chubby Checker 8 p.m. at Country Tonite Theatre. Tickets are $35.

Nashville – Enjoy the adventures of Manny, Sid, Diego and acorn-obsessed Scrat in Ice Age, playing as part of Zoovies 6 p.m. at the Nashville Zoo.

Townsend – Attend Music in the Round, a fundraiser for The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, featuring Leslie Ellis, Jeff Gilkinson, Casey Kelly and CJ Watson 6 p.m. at The Barn Event Center of the Smokies.

Jackson – Enjoy a free concert by Little Boys Blue as part of the AMP Free Concert 7 p.m. at The Amp.

Collierville – A dream, a glass slipper, a rags-to-riches story encompasses the classic movie Cinderella playing at dusk at Carriage Crossing.

June 13

Portland – Four on the Floor will perform 50’s and 60’s music during the Shake Rattle & Roll Tribute to 50’s and 60’s 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Sumner Crest Winery.

June 14

Nashville – Participants learn about Crime Scene Chemistry as part of the Young Chemist term at Adventure Science Center.

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