June 2015 Events in Tennessee

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Germantown Charity Horse Show – June 2-6, Memphis
This all-breed event will feature more than 800 horses including hunters/jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Roaster and Hackney ponies, and Tennessee Walking Horses. CONTACT: (901) 754-0009, gchs.org

Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival – June 5-6, Dunlap
Historic Coke Ovens Park is home to scenic Sequatchie Valley’s 29th year musical event. Bluegrass musicians perform Friday 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with morning workshops. CONTACT: (423) 309-0069, cokeovens.org

Blue Plum Art & Music Festival – June 5-7, Johnson City
This lively outdoor music and arts festival in downtown Johnson City features children’s entertainment, music and more. CONTACT: (423) 797-6449, blueplum.org

Tennessee Polk Salad Festival – June 6, Harriman
Musicians, area artists, traditional craftsmen, writers and lots of good old-fashioned food, plus free entry to the festival make for a unique opportunity to celebrate Polk Salad in Roane County. Held in the beautiful setting of David Webb Riverside park, many of the arts and craft will demonstrate their techniques through out the day. A group of experienced ladies from the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary cook the Polk and serve it with pinto beans and cornbread. CONTACT: (931) 284-8065

Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival – June 6-7, Lenoir City
Join in the fun at this annual arts and crafts festival on beautiful Fort Loudoun Lake. The event is in its 53rd year with arts, crafts, live music, storytelling, demonstrations and festival food. Park your car and ride one of our buses to the front gate or bring your family via boat. There is a $3 gate fee as a contribution to the Woman’s Surburbia Club and Lion’s Club. CONTACT: (865) 986-3880, lenoircityartsandcraftsfestival.com

Riverbend Festival – June 6-13, Chattanooga
Guests can enjoy multiple stages of diverse music plus fireworks, 5K and 10K runs, and a children’s village. CONTACT: (423) 756-2211, riverbendfestival.com

Highway 70 Yard Sale – June 11-13
Antique collectors and flea market fans alike can search to their heart’s desires between Memphis and Nashville at the 12th annual Highway 70 Yard Sale. CONTACT: Highway 70 Yard Sale Facebook page

CMA Music Festival – June 11-14, Nashville (pictured) 
“Country Music’s Biggest Party” brings country fans and artists together for four days and nights of live music. CONTACT: (800) CMA-FEST, cmafest.com

Bonnaroo Music Festival – June 11-13, Manchester
A 100-acre village brings together the best performers in rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and more. CONTACT: (931) 728-7635, bonnaroo.com

Secret City Festival – June 12-13, Oak Ridge
This 10th annual citywide celebration commemorates the ending of WWII with the largest multi-battle WWII reenactment in the South, as well as tours of Manhattan Project sites, children’s festival, arts and crafts, and exhibitors. CONTACT: (865) 425-3610, secretcityfestival.com

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales – June 12 – Aug. 8, Gatlinburg
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales | Music every night will feature storytellers, musicians and cloggers at different locations along the Parkway. CONTACT: (865) 436-0500, gatlinburg.com

“Grits and Glitz” Barn Sale – June 19-20, Granville
Historic Granville Sutton Homestead Pioneer Village will have 70 vendors featuring some of Tennessee most unique home furniture, decor, clothing, jewelry and other items of yesteryear. CONTACT: (931) 653-4151, granvilletn.com

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival – June 20, Nashville
Great music, food and family fun are had as local jazz and blues musicians perform. CONTACT: (615) 726-5867, jumpnashville.com

69th Annual Rhododendron Festival – June 20-21, Roan Mountain
This annual festival hosts many arts and crafts vendors from across the nation. Visitors will enjoy old-time bluegrass music, while browsing hand-made arts and crafts and tasting a variety of delicious foods. CONTACT: (423) 895-1641, roanmountain.com

Kuumba Festiva– June 25-28, Knoxville
This event showcases local African American art and artists, featuring entertainers performing on three stages, live demonstrations, and crafts people and food vendors. CONTACT: (865) 217-6786, kuumbafestival.com

11th Annual Independence Day Parade – June 28, Lancaster
Take part in the celebration of “One Nation Under God” as patriots from all over Middle Tennessee come to participate in Lancaster’s 11th annual Independence Day Parade beginning at 6 p.m. (line-up at 5 p.m.). Stay for Bluegrass on the Greens, a special concert performance of the 129th Army Band, great barbecue, apple pie, homemade ice cream and a spectacular fireworks show at dark thirty. Bring your lawn chairs and be a part of small town U.S.A. celebrating in a big way! CONTACT: (615) 683-6131, lancasterparade.org


  1. albert beatty

    June 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    keep up the GREAT work!

  2. Cheryl

    June 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Most recent issue referenced Hwy 70 Flea Market. ..can’t find information here as suggested

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