June 2013 Events in Tennessee

May 20, 2013

By Rachel Bertone

CMA Music Festival

Coopertown Barrel Festival – June 1, Coopertown
Join in the celebration as Coopertown presents its first annual Coopertown Barrel Festival. This outdoor event honors the heritage of the cooper, as well as the founders of the town. Enjoy live music, carnival games, local food, talents and wares from the community. CONTACT: (615) 382-4470

National Moofest Dairy Festival – June 1, Athens
Celebrate June Dairy Month at the National Moofest Dairy Festival. Participate in ice cream and dairy-themed contests, enjoy music, arts and crafts, food and more. CONTACT: nationalmoofest.com

Germantown Charity Horse Show – June 4-8, Memphis
Don’t miss this exciting all-breed event with more than 800 horses including hunter/jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Roaster and Hackney ponies and Tennessee Walking Horses. CONTACT: (901) 754-0009

CMA Music Festival – June 6-9, Nashville (pictured) 
“Country Music’s Biggest Party” brings country fans from all over the world to see some of the genre’s biggest artists for four days and nights of live music. CONTACT: (800) 262-3378

Blue Plum Art & Music Festival – June 7-9, Johnson City
This outdoor music and arts festival in downtown Johnson City features children’s entertainment, live music and more. CONTACT: blueplum.org

Riverbend Festival – June 7-15, Chattanooga
Make your way to this internationally award-winning 9-day music festival! Enjoy multiple stages of diverse music on the waterfront plus fireworks, a 5K and 10K run and a children’s village. CONTACT: (423) 756-2211

Bonnaroo Music Festival – June 13-16, Manchester
A 100-acre village brings together the best performers in rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and more at this four-day festival. This year’s lineup includes legends such as Paul McCartney and popular British band Mumford & Sons. CONTACT: (931) 728-7635

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival – June 14-15, Nashville
Bring the whole family to this lively music festival. Enjoy great food and see local jazz and blues musicians perform. CONTACT: (615) 726-5867

Bell Buckle’s RC & Moon Pie Festival – June 15, Bell Buckle
Celebrate a true Southern tradition with music, cloggers, games,crafts and the cutting of the world’s largest Moon Pie. CONTACT: (931) 389-9663

Fruits of the Backyard – June 18, Spring Hill
This free educational event offers visitors a chance to learn about the production of small fruits like grapes and blueberries, and how they can easily be grown in the backyard. The field day also trains guests on maintaining the more traditional “fruits” of their yards, such as beautiful shrubs and lush lawns. Begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center. CONTACT: (731) 425-4768

Secret City Festival – June 21-22, Oak Ridge
This 11th annual citywide celebration commemorates the 68th anniversary ending of WWII and features the largest multi-battle WWII reenactment in the South, as well as tours of the Manhattan Project sites, children’s festival, arts, crafts and more. CONTACT: (865) 425-3610

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales – June 21-Aug. 10, Gatlinburg
The 7th anniversary of this annual celebration features storytellers, musicians and cloggers at different locations along the Parkway. CONTACT: (865) 436-0500

Tobacco Beef & More – June 27, Springfield
The Mid-South’s beef and tobacco producers will want to attend this free educational event which features the state’s leading experts on topics such as animal health, forage, burley and dark fired tobacco production. Tobacco Beef & More begins 7 a.m. at the Highland Rim Research & Education Center. CONTACT: (731) 425-4768

Kuumba Festival – June 28-30, Knoxville
This fun event showcases local African-American art and artists, featuring entertainers performing on three stages, live demonstrations and food vendors. CONTACT: knoxville.org

Lancaster Parade – June 30, Lancaster
Take part in the celebration of “One Nation Under God” as patriots from all over Middle Tennessee come to participate in this year’s 9th annual Independence Day parade. Stay for Bluegrass on the Greens, a special performance by the 129th Army Band, great barbecue, pie, homemade ice cream and a spectacular fireworks show at dark thirty. CONTACT: (615) 683-6131

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