Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville Tennessee

Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville

Mark your calendar and check out the best upcoming Family-friendly fun events that rock Nashville and middle Tennessee! Discover events packed full of family fun including Music, Food, Animals, Kid Activities, Sports, Events & much more all happening this week.

There are a number of ongoing events including indoor happenings for those rainy days when the kids need a fun activities. Check out all of the upcoming Family Events and our Kid and Family Guide for the best Family resources in Middle Tennessee.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Upcoming Family Friendly Events

E.g., 09/18/2018
E.g., 09/18/2018
Dates: 
09/20/2018 - 10:00am
09/21/2018 - 10:00am

Open now through May 20, 2019

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Open Tuesday - Sunday Reservations Encouraged The Rabbit Hole VR Arcade is a place for gamers, non-gamers, families, friend groups, locals, tourists and everyone in between to escape the everyday and immerse themselves in a virtual world fo

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live out the stories you love. Here’s how it works: You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape.

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Great on a rainy day or any day for the entire family. Always have new and exciting science adventures for young minds. Adventure Science Center should be at the top of every families To Do List!

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Underneath the 63-foot Sudekum Planetarium dome, you’ll find yourself immersed by 6.5 million stars as you’re whisked away on your journey across the planet, the galaxy and beyond.

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Saturday

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 9:00am
10/21/2018 - 9:00am

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Open 9-5PM for Scenic Canoe Rides

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 7:30pm
09/22/2018 - 7:30pm

The Grand Ole Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music.

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 (All day)
09/20/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Sunday || Sept 19 - Oct 28, 2018

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 7:00pm
09/21/2018 - 7:00pm

September 21st through November 10th at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!

 
Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 7:30pm
09/28/2018 - 7:30pm

Friday Night Contra Dances
A beautiful hall, lively music, expert callers…

When: Friday nights, 8:00-10:30 pm
Free lessons: for beginners, 7:30 pm

Where: Second Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:30am
09/29/2018 - 10:30am

Stop in Parnassus Bookstore for stories, giggles, and songs every Saturday morning!

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Dates: 
11/15/2018 (All day)
11/16/2018 (All day)

Elf: The Musical · Nov 15 – Dec 29, 2018 · (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Dec 9, 2018)

 
Dates: 
09/20/2018 (All day)
09/21/2018 (All day)

Sept 20 – Oct 27, 2018 ·All productions take place Thursday- Saturday (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Oct 7, 2018)

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:00am
09/29/2018 - 10:00am

Each Saturday at 10 AM join us for Saturday Family Films at The Belcourt Theatre - check website to see which film and the suggested children's ages.

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Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 6:00pm
11/03/2018 - 6:00pm

Admire works of art from both local artist as well as artist from around the world. The first Saturday of each month you can enjoy this free art event from 6 PM to 9 PM in downtown Nashville.

 
Dates: 
10/05/2018 - 6:00pm
11/02/2018 - 6:00pm

The First Friday of Each Month is the Franklin Art Crawl in the beautiful downtown Franklin core and historic buildings!

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 12:00pm
09/22/2018 - 12:00pm

TASTE OF TENNESSEE Select dates (See Website), March 9- November 11, 2018, Mid-day cruises on the General Jackson Showboat will present a musical TASTE OF TENNESSEE.

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
09/23/2018 (All day)

Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through October every Saturday and Sunday. To view the entire schedule please visit our Event Calendar.

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Dates: 
09/20/2018 - 5:00pm
09/27/2018 - 5:00pm

2018 Fall Clubs - Williamson County Parks and Rec - Nolensville TN
Thursdays | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | 7-12 years

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Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 5:00pm
10/13/2018 - 5:00pm

Grab your favorite costume and join us on one of our 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun.

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Dates: 
09/18/2018 - 4:30pm
09/25/2018 - 4:30pm

Saw It On YouTube Science Club

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Dates: 
09/24/2018 - 3:00pm
10/01/2018 - 3:00pm

CRAZY CHEMISTRY SCIENCE CLUB

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 (All day)
10/06/2018 (All day)

Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.

 
Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 11:15am
09/30/2018 - 11:15am

Available on Sunday Midday Cruises only! Join us on the General Jackson for Sunday in the South! Each Sunday, this rousing show takes us on a musical journey through a typical southern Sunday.

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 - 3:30pm
09/26/2018 - 3:30pm

May - October | Wednesdays Afternoons 3:30 PM - 6 PM
Farmers Market in East Nashville supporting local producers and local businesses in Shelby Park. Support your local economy. We accept SNAP!

 
Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 9:00am
10/27/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
10/13/2018 (All day)
10/14/2018 (All day)

Weekends Oct 13-28, 2018
Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in Mt Juliet!
Open weekends beginning October 13 through October 28 - no reservations needed.
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 11:00am
09/30/2018 - 11:00am

This family-friendly special event includes the rides you love at Holiday World, lots of fun seasonal activities, plus a huge new walk through adventure in 2018.

 
Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 9:45am
12/28/2018 - 9:45am

December 27, 28 & 29, 2018
NEW: January 4 & 5, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost $10/hiker

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Dates: 
09/24/2018 - 8:00am
09/25/2018 - 8:00am

Remington College Nashville Campus is making it easy for people to smile in September by offering discounts on all Oral B products.

 
Dates: 
09/20/2018 - 3:00pm
09/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Thursday 3PM - 7 PM

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
10/27/2018 (All day)

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is held on the 4th weekend of each month, except the month of December, when the Flea Market is held on the 3rd weekend just in time for your Christmas shopping.

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 7:00pm
11/10/2018 - 7:00pm

Second Saturday @ 7 p.m. in the Sudekum Planetarium of the month, we're bringing you after-hours and laser shows for the whole family. Tour the night skies, follow the adventure of a girl saving her family, and rock out to laser light shows!

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 6:00pm
10/13/2018 - 6:00pm

Our concerts are free admission with free parking. You gotta admit, that's the best deal around! The music always starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm.

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 9:00am
10/27/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
09/28/2018 - 7:00pm
10/26/2018 - 7:00pm

These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this beloved Nashville tradition.

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Dates: 
10/19/2018 - 8:30pm
10/20/2018 - 8:30pm

Oct 19 & 20, 2018

 
Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 5:00pm
10/07/2018 - 5:00pm

Green flag racing in Nashville at the Speedway. Mark your calendars and get the kids ear plugs because this is one LOUD and FUN event!
Race Days:
SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2018 - BIG MACHINE RECORDS DAY

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

Competition Pow Wow
Intertribal Dancing
Native American Food
Native American Arts & Crafts
Native American Music
Hoop Dancer
Dance Contest

 
Dates: 
11/10/2018 (All day)

November 10, 2018
Nolensville is proud to host an amazing Veteran's Day Parade each November celebrating our Men and Women of the US Military. Please join us in showing our hometown support!

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 7:30pm

Chris Young at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 7:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. South Carolina

 
Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $30 Family of 4; $15 Adult + Child; $10 add’l persons

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On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Trevecca is hosting a Jazz Field Day with a clinic at 10:30 AM and concert at 1 PM featuring Derek Brown, the Sax Beat Box Guy from Chicago, IL.

 
Dates: 
10/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/14/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

September 22 – October 21, 2018 | TUESDAY – SUNDAY 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 4:00pm

Saturday October 27, 2018
Friends of Two Rivers Mansion invites you to join us for our Annual Halloween at the Mansion. Admission is Free!

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 7:30pm

Maroon 5 at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
10/07/2018 - 2:00pm

Best Buddies Tennessee will hold its seventh annual Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 7 from 2-5 p.m. at Music City Walk of Fame Park.

 
 
Dates: 
10/21/2018 - 1:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Kentucky

 
Dates: 
11/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost $20 / person

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Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 11:00am

The first-annual Nashville Denim Days Festival will take place on November 10 - 11, 2018.

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/21/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, October 13 from 11am-3pm
FREE admission: Costume Contests, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Vendor Booths, and LOTS OF FREE CANDY!!!!
Costume Contest
Times are approximate. Please arrive early.

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Dates: 
09/19/2018 - 10:00am

The mind-bending corn maze will keep you guessing at every turn at this popular Middle TN attraction! Conquer the maze by finding six hidden checkpoints inside and your name will be entered to win a grand prize!

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Dates: 
10/07/2018 - 8:00pm

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 10:00am

We will be hosting an event for Zoo guests on Sunday 9/22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can participate in activities that focus on the conservation of the white rhinoceros.

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Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 6:00pm

Friday, December 21, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost $20 / person

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 10:00am

Good Neighbor Day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor. Don't miss the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Day Festival!

 
Dates: 
10/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/23/2019 - 4:30pm

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)

November 23 - December 22, 2018 A Christmas Story will be at Andrew Johnson Theater in Nashville, TN

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:00am

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at Lucky Ladd Farms and pick the perfect pumpkin – TN’s favorite fall family tradition!

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Dates: 
10/08/2018 - 8:00pm

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 9:00am

Where to Next? Race is a brand new kind of adventure race that we're bringing to Nashville!

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am
Cost: $8/hiker

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Dates: 
10/02/2018 - 7:00pm

HOT Season for Young People | La Traviata Dress Re...at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
10/23/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/25/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Saturday December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm and concludes at 8:00pm.

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Dates: 
11/16/2018 (All day)

Two Days of Great Southern Artisans
MADE SOUTH events celebrate the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South! 100+ makers & artisans, chef tastings, distiller samples, live music and more!

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Dates: 
09/30/2018 - 12:00pm

Bring your Middle TN scouts to Lucky Ladd’s for a day of fun and to participate in this community service project. Area Scouts and their families are invited to join us, Sunday, September 30, for our Ninth Annual Scouts AG Day.

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Dates: 
10/19/2018 - 8:00pm

Josh Groban at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:30am

Feel your heart pound to the beat of drums, as you experience the beauty and passion of a Native American Pow Wow in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
Competition Pow Wow featuring Native American arts, crafts, food, music, and dancing.

 
Dates: 
04/19/2019 (All day)

April 19th – 21st, 2019
Major Events: Cosplay Contest, Ramen Eating Contest, Anime Music Video Contest, Electronic Dance, Lolita Tea Party, Otaku Ball, Risque Cosplay Contest, J-Fashion Show, Lip-Sync Contest.

 
Dates: 
10/19/2018 - 8:00pm

KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018 at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 2:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 7:00pm

MTSU vs Ole Miss at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/05/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
10/24/2018 - 8:00pm

Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road at Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 12:00pm

Nashville, TENN --- Organizers of Hoedown On The Harpeth have announced the lineup of entertainers for the 2018 installment of one of Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing events.

 
Dates: 
11/09/2018 - 7:30pm

Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
10/30/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/09/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 7:00am

November 10, 2018 | 7 AM

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 7:30pm

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00PM

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 (All day)

Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising event. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, the events raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education.

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 9:00am

The annual Nashville Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Tennessee, supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the a

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Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:30pm

Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s 20th Anniver...at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/29/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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