194. Eleven Things To Do In Nashville this Weekend (November 27-29)

After all that Turkey I bet you’re ready to work it off with some events, right? Well you’re in luck. Just see below for a list of weekend happenings, and upcoming concerts. Then, check out what will occur the following week.


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The 12 Days of Science
Discover and play at the Adventure Science Center with a lineup of seasonal programs for the entire family lasting from November 28th to December 31st. adventuresci.org

Black Friday & Cyber Monday
We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. Here’s a list of places open and offering the best deals for the occasion: visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleshopping. Also, everyone can shop the Music City Marketplace at any time for the best Nashville items here: shop.visitmusiccity.com.

Deck the Hall
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s holiday celebration Deck the Hall begins with a tree lightning ceremony and performance from Tanya Tucker on November 27. Plus, all season they will be celebrating with holiday-themed programs for the whole family including some special concerts from Ricky Skaggs and the Whites (12/2), Brenda Lee (12/9), Lonestar (12/16), and The Oak Ridge Boys (12/23). Read more from the press release.

Family Friday
On November 27, Loveless Cafe will host a slew of special activities that will get families into the holiday spirit. That includes inflatable slides, story readings, cooking demonstrations, and more. lovelesscafe.com

Gray Line Holiday Tours
Gray Line of Tennessee offers two holiday tours this year that will be available from December 1st to December 28th (select dates for both tours). Twinkling Tennessee Christmas takes you for a ride through Nashville and Franklin to see some of Tennessee’s most beautifully decorated homes and neighborhoods. The tour also includes a visit to the Lotz House, decorated in mid-1800s fashion. The Holly Jolly Trolley takes a trip to one of the most decorated and honored synchronized light shows in the country, with a stop at Santa’s Village.

Holiday at Cheekwood
Celebrate the season at Cheekwood with holiday concerts, cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and LIVE reindeer from November 27th through January 17th. Also, for the first time ever the mansion and grounds will be lit up with 750,000 lights during Holiday LIGHTS. cheekwood.org

Let There Be Light: A Grand Holiday Lights Tour
You may choose between two magical tours from Grand Avenue to celebrate the holiday season starting November 28th and lasting until December 30th. The North Pole route takes guests through The Dancing Lights at Jellystone Park, and the South Pole route travels to see festive homes in Brentwood and Franklin with a stop at the Lotz House.

Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story will take place November 27th through December 20th at TPAC. nashvillerep.org

North Pole Express with Santa
Take a ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Watertown on select dates from November 28th to December 12th. tcry.org

String City at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Families and friends of all ages will love to see String City happening November 27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s a colorful telling of the history of country music in Nashville through puppetry. countrymusichalloffame.org

Holiday Harmony
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City and the holiday season offer joyful celebrations and beautiful decorations for people of all ages. Please take the time to see the Music City happenings that are sure to offer guests exactly what they need this holiday season. visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony


Elle Macho with Kuzin ft Jessica Maros @ The Basement – November 27
Guilty Pleasures @ The Basement East – November 27
Mel & The Party Hats @ Marathon Music Works – November 27
Griffin House @ City Winery Nashville – November 28
Will Hoge with Don Schiltz @ The Basement East – November 28
Jelly Roll’s Thanksgiving Coat and Blanket Drive w/ Alexander King @ Exit/In – November 28
Opry at the Ryman ft. Tracy Lawrence, Restless Heart, Grander Smith, and more (7pm show) @ Ryman Auditorium – November 28
Opry at the Ryman ft. Tracy Lawrence, Restless Heart, Grander Smith, and more (9:30pm show) @ Ryman Auditorium – November 28
Doc Sinister with Eye On The Sky, Scent of Remains, and Cadutus @ The Basement – November 28
Butthole with Us & Them and Levi Ray @ The Basement – November 29
Will Hoge with Sam Palladio @ The Basement East – November 29


We hope you have a wonderful time this weekend. And make sure to be there for any of these amazing events in the coming weeks (see below).

Converse Rubber Tracks @ Historic Studio A – November 30-December 4
Rifftrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny @ The Belcourt Theatre – December 3
Home Alone in HD with the Nashville Symphony & Chorus @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 5
The 62nd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade @ Downtown Nashville – December 5
12South Winter Warmer @ Sevier Park – December 5

(See upcoming events)

Until next time!

194. Eleven Things To Do In Nashville this Weekend (November 27-29)

193. Small Business Saturday

11214249_10153344657249372_7403215045913008112_nSmall Business Saturday is coming up! And we have the perfect place to support the Nashville community. From 10am to 2pm shop from more than 50 local business including farmers, artisans, crafters and more at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. If you love to see the best of Nashville’s local community then this is the place you need to be. PLUS! they will be serving mimosas, bloody marys, and local beers. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a fun Saturday if you ask us. Go check it out!

Need a little more? Head to: nashvillefarmersmarket.org.

193. Small Business Saturday

192. Deck the Hall

Friday is the start to Country Music Hall deckthehall272.pngof Fame and Museum’s annual celebration Deck the Hall. This year, they have something for everyone. And we mean everyone! Children can take photos with Santa, enjoy cookie decorating, and other festive things during this joyous time. The adults can check out the amazing holiday concerts from Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, Brenda Lee, Lonestar, and The Oak Ridge Boys. It all kicks of with the tree lighting ceremony and performance by Tanya Tucker on November 27. Hope you can make it out and celebrate the season.

Skaggs Family Christmas ft. Ricky Skaggs and The Whites – December 2
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree with Brenda Lee – December 9
An Evening with Lonestar – December 16
The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Night Out – December 23

Photos with Santa ClausNovember 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Each weekend until December 20 they will have Santa available for photos!

String CityNovember 27-December 4
Witness the amazing must see String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry. It’s the complete telling of the history of country.

Coffee, Country, Cody, and ChristmasDecember 4
Each and every year the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts 650 WSM’s Bill Cody. This year will feature holiday performances from Exile and T. Graham Brown. Plus, they will have a buffet catered by 2/22.

Tour and Concert: A Legendary Holiday at Historic RCA Studio BDecember 18-20
Take a journey to Historic Studio B for a special holiday tour and concert by guitarist, great niece of Chet Akins, and pianist Jason Coleman, grandson of Floyd Cramer.

If you need any more information just head on over to: countrymusichalloffame.org.



192. Deck the Hall

191. Converse Rubber Tracks

Have you heard? Next week, you may have the chance create your own record at the Grand Victor Studio aka RCA Studio A. The same place where legends like Ben Folds (currently records), Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, and more have recorded. It’s all a part of Converse Rubber Tracks, a global family of community-based professional recording studios who let emerging musicians of all genres apply for FREE studio time. The recording dates will be November 30th through December 4th and you can register right here: converse-music.com. Spread the news to any and all inspiring artists.


191. Converse Rubber Tracks

190. Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Nashville’s beloved treasure, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, will be decorated for the holidays with 750,000 lights! Yep, wrapped around trees & bushes are thousands of lights providing an amazing view for families this season. Plus, during the Holidays Cheekwood always has the best activities like LIVE Reindeer to see, s’mores pits, holiday carolers, and so much more. IMG_2022.JPGAND they even partnered with the Norman Rockwell Museum to present the famed artist’s holiday cover illustrations from The Saturday Evening Post. This one stop holiday extravaganza begins November 27th and lasts until January 3. Join the fun!

For more information head to: cheekwood.org.

190. Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

189. Nashville Lifestyles’ Brunch & Bloodys

Union Station will be host to Dtwn-29.pngNashville Lifestyles’ Brunch and Bloodys TODAY. This is the spot to be if you are a fan the beverage. TONS of Nashville restaurants will be serving up their  concoction to see if they truly serve the best bloody mary in Music City. Participating restaurants include: 1808 Grille, Chauhan Ale & Masala House, The Farm House, Fifty First Kitchen & Bar, Josephine, and more. In addition, they will have bottomless breakfast bites, too! Tickets in advanced are only $20, and $25 at the door. While supplies last, of course. (That means you better hurry and buy your ticket.) Purchase your tickets!

189. Nashville Lifestyles’ Brunch & Bloodys