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Events in Rutherford County

There's something exciting going on nearly every day here in Rutherford County. Our music and folk festivals, such as Uncle Dave Macon Days, Old Timers’ Day and the Murfreesboro JazzFest, draw visitors from far and wide to take part in celebrating. For those interested in the classics, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Middle Tennessee Choral Society and The Main Stage Music & Dance Studio provide a regular slate of performances. Add to that the great variety of sporting events Rutherford County hosts, from MTSU games to TSSAA championships and many more, and you'll see why this is the place to be no matter what your favorite flavor of fun!
August 2014
Ranger Programs at the Stones River National Battlefield
08-18-2014 to 10-31-2014

Park rangers will present a 30-minute talk at 2 pm on weekdays. Weekends will feature an 11 am talk and a caravan tour of the battlefield at 2 pm.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
October 2014
A House in Mourning
10-01-2014 to 10-31-2014

The Sam Davis Home will host "Cult of Mourning" which was at its peak during 1850-1890. The house will be prepared for a funeral, with mirrors draped in black cloth and clocks stopped at the time of death. View the Mourning artifacts and learn the history of this practice to respect and mourn for the deceased.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Sharing Our Past Heritage Month
10-01-2014 to 10-31-2014

Join Stones River National Battlefield and their partners for an array of programs throughout the month focusing on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County's role in the major events of our nation's history.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Haunted Hayride
10-22-2014 to 10-25-2014

Old Scream Road--Murfreesboro's scariest hayride ever!  dark to 9 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Not-So-Haunted Hayride
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

A happy hayride in the backcountry.  Fun for the whole family! 5 pm-7 pm.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • $4 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Barfield Halloween Bash Carnival
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

Games, prizes, costume contests, candy, food, music, dancing, cake walks and more.  Free admission.  Fees for food and game tickets.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Ghost Tours
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

Ghost Tours offers an answer to the commonly asked question: Is the Sam Davis Home haunted?  This storytelling event gives visitors a chance to hear a different tour of the historic house and property.  Visitors will first board a haunted hayride and hear tales of the property as well as the custom of mourning facts before being dropped off at the front walk of the historic Sam Davis Home.  Storytellers inside the house and outbuildings will share the hauntingly true tales experienced by visitors, staff, and volunteers as guests are guided along the walking tour.  The event begins at 7 pm with ghost tours (consisting of the haunted hayride and walking tour) departing every fifteen minutes until 10 pm.  Admission is $5 per child ages 12 or under and $10 per adult. Parental discretion is advised, and the event is not recommended for children under the age of ten.  Ghost Tours is a weather-dependent event.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-24-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village
10-25-2014

Come celebrate fall in true pioneer fashion with old time music and dance, hayrides, pottery demonstrations, broom making, blacksmithing, art and antique auto exhibits. Local crafters and food vendors . 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 312 South Front Street
    Murfreesboro, TN
  •  
  • Held at Cannonsburgh Village
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 890-0355.
Halloween in the Park
10-25-2014 to 10-25-2014

3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Natural Area
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
La Vergne Trail of Treats
10-25-2014

Children can trick or treat along the trail.

  • Location:
  • 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • Veterans Memorial Park
For more information, please call (615) 793-6295.
A Frightful Night
10-25-2014 to 10-25-2014

The Sam Davis Home invites guests to have a frightfully good time at A Frightful Night.  The evening will begin with a catered dinner in the Creek House at 6 p.m.  followed by a frightening film in the museum theatre.  Those brave enough to continue the evening after the spooky film will embark on a haunted hayride to the front porch of the historic Sam Davis Home.  Throughout the hayride and ghost tours of the historic house and property, guests will hear true haunting tales experienced by staff, visitors and volunteers.  Reservations are required for the event with pre-paid admission of $30 per person.  To make a reservation or to receive details regarding the meal and film, please call (615) 459-2341.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $30 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Main Street Saturday Market
10-25-2014

Vendors will be on the west, north and south side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in downtown Murfreesboro offering fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and flowers, 8:00 am-12 noon.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Bicycle Tours of the Stones River National Battlefield
10-25-2014

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bicycle tour of the battlefield, 9 am

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-28-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Community Heritage Talks
10-28-2014

Bring your lunch and hear Dr. Carroll Van West of MTSU Center for Historic Preservation discuss Murfreesboro's Architecture.  11:30 a.m. Event is part of the Sharing Our Past Heritage Month.

  • Location:
  • 225 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • The Heritage Center
For more information, please call (615) 494-8869.
Mysteries and Tales in the Mansion
10-29-2014 to 10-31-2014

Just like the Addams Family on TV, the Victorians had creepy, kooky, mysterious & spooky down to an art! Students will be entertained by tales from the past as they sit on the porch for stories and a special tour of the mansion during “Weird Wednesday”, “That’s Crazy Thursday” and “Freaky Friday” on Halloween. Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Lunches may be enjoyed under the shade trees for an “old-fashioned” picnic on the lawn. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • $5 per student
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Great Pumpkin Festival
10-30-2014

Join Discovery Center in a fun, family-friendly Halloween event! 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center
  • Admission:
  • $3 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
Teaching With Primary Sources at MTSU Teacher Workshop
10-30-2014

Area educators will find ways to help their students learn our history with this workshop at the Heritage Center. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Event is a part of the Sharing Our History Heritage Month. To register email Kira Duke at kira.duke@mtsu.edu

  • Location:
  • 225 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • The Heritage Center
For more information, please call (615) 494-8869.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
10-31-2014 to 10-31-2014
  • Location:
  • 940 New Salem Highway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Admission:
  • Free Admission
For more information, please call RCSO Community Service Unit, (615) 904-3019.
12th Annual Trick or Treat around the Square
10-31-2014

Held on the historic Murfreesboro square from 3 pm-6 pm. Visit the downtown businesses for trick or treating.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Trick or Treating at the "Old Maney Mansion"
10-31-2014

Come get your candy if you dare enter the dimly lit halls at Oaklands Mansion, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (or until all candy is given away.) Free and open to the public.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Fall Celebration and Hayride
10-31-2014

Come out and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun, stories, games, laughs, hayrides and candy. There will be a variety of activities for the family to participate in while strolling through the village. 2 pm-5 pm

  • Location:
  • 312 South Front Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Cannonsburgh Village
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-0355.
National Academy Championship Finals
10-31-2014 to 11-01-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-31-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Murfreesboro Obedience Club Agility Trial
10-31-2014 to 11-02-2014

8 am

  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Donna Simpson (615) 869-8267.
November 2014
Saturday Morning Stories at the Museum
11-01-2014

Help your child connect with history! Cozy up for the reading of a story in the Sam Davis Home Visitor Center and participate in a related craft. Story time begins at 11:00 a.m. and is free of charge. No reservation required. For children up to 10 years of age and their caregivers. Regular admission rates apply for museum and house tours.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sam Davis Home and Museum
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
MTSU Football Game
11-01-2014

Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on BYU, 2:30 p.m., Held at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Tickets available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location.

  • Location:
  • Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-2109.
MTSU Block and Bridle Little International
11-03-2014 to 11-06-2014
  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Dr. Jessica Carter 615-898-2419.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: A Salute to Our Veterans: Love and War Through Music and Letters
11-07-2014 to 11-07-2014

Stirring music, conveying a wide array of emotions, bring to life real, war-time love letters written throughout American History. Selections by Dmitri Shostakovich, William Walton, Malcolm Arnold, Glenn Miller, John Williams, and more.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37127
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
The Who’s Tommy
11-07-2014 to 11-09-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Volunteer Ranch Horse Show
11-08-2014 to 11-09-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Wilderness Walk
11-08-2014
  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Park
For more information, please call (615) 459-9742.
Veterans Day
11-11-2014 to 11-11-2014

United States Veterans and their families are welcome to attend the Sam Davis Home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to take a free tour of the historic house, property, and museum.  Hours of admission are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the last guided tour leaving at 3 p.m.  Please call (615) 459-2341 for more information.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony
11-11-2014

Held at 11:11 a.m. at the Gazebo by City Hall

  • Location:
  • 5093 Murfreesboro Road
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • La Vergne City Hall
For more information, please call (615) 793-3224.
History Detectives
11-12-2014 to 11-13-2014

Students will examine original artifacts and make deductions about the people depicted in the photographs and documents. History Detectives will use the visual clues found in our objects to learn about the individual or circumstance. They will be asked to “look” and make observations to spark conversations about the time period. This program also includes a tour of the mansion and scavenger hunt. Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Lunches may be enjoyed under the shade trees for an “old-fashioned” picnic on the lawn. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • $5 per student
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
16th Annual Fall Harvest Hayride
11-14-2014

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s'mores around the campfire.  An old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway is great fun for the whole family.

  • Location:
  • 1450 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • General Bragg Trailhead
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person, ages 2 and under free
For more information, please call (615) 893-2141.
Music City Arabian Horse Show
11-14-2014 to 11-16-2014

Free admission, 2 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • Location:
  • 304 B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Fall Harvest Hayride
11-14-2014

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s'mores around the campfire. An old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway is great fun for the whole family. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Greenway. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1450 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • General Bragg Trailhead
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person, ages 2 and under free.
For more information, please call (615) 893-2141.
The Who’s Tommy
11-14-2014 to 11-16-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Campfire Cookout
11-14-2014
  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Park
For more information, please call (615) 459-9742.
Stones River Pony Club Show
11-15-2014 to 11-16-2014

Combined test and dressage show

  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Kellye Boylan , (615) 308-6886.
The Who’s Tommy
11-21-2014 to 11-23-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
21st Annual Art Studio Tour
11-22-2014 to 11-23-2014

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee area craft artists will open their studios to the public, offering a unique, wide selection of artwork and demonstrations. Craft studios open with displays selling the work of regional crafts people. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  •  
  • Murfreesboro and Rutherford County
  • Admission:
  • Free admission.
For more information, please call (615) 848-1079.
Future of Horsemanship with Pat and Linda Parelli
11-22-2014 to 11-23-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
MTSU Football Game
11-22-2014

Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on Florida Atlantic, 6 p.m., Held at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Tickets available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location.

  • Location:
  • Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-2109.
Smyrna Christmas Tree Lighting
11-25-2014

6 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Smyrna Town Centre
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
Borodash
11-27-2014

Borodash is a 4-mile Thanksgiving Day run through historic Murfreesboro, TN, including Middle Tennessee State University and the historic Courthouse square!

 

  • Location:
  • 1500 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • MTSU Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium
  • Admission:
  • Single Runner: 3 and Under-FREE, Early bird registration until 10/31-$30, Nov 1 – Nov 25 (noon)- $35, Nov 26 & 27-$40; Family 4-Pack: Early bird registration until 10/31-$100, Nov 1 – Nov 25 (noon)- $120, Nov 26 & 27-$140
Holly Trolley Christmas
11-29-2014

Visit historic downtown Murfreesboro from 1 pm-5 pm for free trolley rides, refreshments and more!

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
December 2014
Gingerbread Workshop
12-02-2014
  • Location:
  • 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Smyrna Town Centre
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
Murfreesboro Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
12-05-2014

Held on the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse, Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN.  6:00 p.m. Musical performances, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to hear children’s wishes inside the Courthouse.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-05-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-05-2014 to 12-07-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
It's a Wonderful Life
12-05-2014 to 12-07-2014

Add to your holiday enjoyment with this classic full stage adaptation of the story of George Bailey.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
La Vergne Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony
12-06-2014

The night time light parade will travel down Murfreesboro Road and end at City Hall.  Following the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony will take place. 

  • Location:
  • Veterans Memorial Park
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 793-3224.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-06-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
31st Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
12-06-2014 to 12-06-2014

Usher in the holiday season with this enchanting tour of historic homes. The 31st Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The tour will feature beautiful and historic private homes as well as the graceful Oaklands Mansion. Set in the historic district of Murfreesboro, stops along the delightful tour will be festively adorned historical homes and churches, dressed in holly and evergreens. Additionally, living history demonstrations will be presented on the lawn of the mansion.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • Admission is charged.
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
A Victorian Christmas
12-06-2014 to 12-06-2014

Take a look back in time as you watch the Davis family prepare their home for Christmas in 1861.  Jane Simmons Davis will entertain guests as the young ladies in the household prepare for an evening out at a Christmas Ball.  Visit with young Sam Davis and his brothers as they load their muskets to shoot down mistletoe for the traditional front hall Christmas decoration. This event is $5 per person and is only offered one day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The historic house will remain decorated throughout the Christmas season beginning the first of December.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Cedars
12-06-2014 to 12-07-2014

Park rangers and volunteers will present an array of programs commemorating the last battle at Murfreesboro which set the stage for the climactic Battle of Nashville one week later.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Holiday Open House
12-06-2014

11 am-4 pm, Free admission

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
Smyrna Christmas Parade
12-07-2014

The 40th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade is a great way to begin the month of December. The theme is "A Storybook Christmas." Folks of all ages will brave the weather to gather along Lowry Street in anticipation of the arrival of floats, drill teams, classic vehicles, bands and, of course, Santa Claus. Held at 2:00 p.m. The parade route is on Lowry Street from Mayfield Drive to Nolan Drive (running north).

  • Location:
  • Smyrna, TN 37167
For more information, please call Roseanne Peppers, (615) 459-2553.
Holidays with the Maneys
12-08-2014 to 12-18-2014

Oaklands Mansion is decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome students December 8-18. Children will explore the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas as they are guided through the elegant mansion. They will also listen to a popular Christmas poem written in the early 1800’s and make a period craft or ornament to take home.  Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged.
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Home School Holiday Tour
12-10-2014

Home school students are invited to visit Oaklands Mansion for the holidays.  Children will make a period craft or ornament to take home. 10 am, After making their craft, guests are invited to tour the elegant Oaklands Mansion where children will learn about Victorian holiday customs such as the cobweb room and Saint Nicholas. Reservations are required and space is limited.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-12-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-12-2014

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-12-2014 to 12-14-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
It's a Wonderful Life
12-12-2014 to 12-14-2014

Add to your holiday enjoyment with this classic full stage adaptation of the story of George Bailey.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
Bethlehem Marketplace
12-13-2014 to 12-14-2014

This event is a re-enactment of how the village of Bethlehem might have appeared just after the birth of Jesus. Put on entirely by church members, it features Roman soldiers, live camels and other animals, tentmakers, weavers, carpenters, merchants...all in period costumes and more. 

 

  • Location:
  • 708 Minerva Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN
  •  
  • Held at the Southeast Baptist Church
  • Admission:
  • No admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 896-0940.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-13-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Holly Trolley Christmas
12-13-2014

Visit historic downtown Murfreesboro from 1 pm-5 pm for free trolley rides, refreshments and more!

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Murfreesboro Christmas Parade
12-14-2014

The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starts at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard, goes down East Main to the square, around the square and onto West Main, and ends on Walnut Street. 2:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37130
For more information, please call WGNS, (615) 893-5373.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Sounds of Christmas
12-18-2014

A Rutherford County holiday tradition featuring Murfreesboro soprano Katherine Sandoval Taylor and the Murfreesboro Symphony Chorus. The entire family will enjoy hearing the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Chorus bring to life everyone’s favorite Christmas music. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-19-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-19-2014

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-19-2014 to 12-21-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-20-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
152nd Anniversary Programs
12-26-2014 to 01-03-2015

Join rangers and volunteers for a variety of walks, talks, tours and living history demonstrations that will tell the story of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Stones River. The highlight of the programs will be a series of living history demonstrations on December 27-28, 2014.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Countdown to Noon
12-31-2014

10 am-noon

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Admission:
  • $6
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
January 2015
The Wizard of Oz
01-09-2015 to 01-25-2015

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
February 2015
African Americans on the Davis Plantation Special Exhibit
02-01-2015 to 02-28-2015

To commemorate Black History Month, the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is featuring a special exhibit for the month of February. Visitors will learn about several of the Davis enslaved, including Isaac, an enslaved worker purchased by Charles Davis in 1854 and Charlie Waldron, born to Sallie Waldron who was believed to have been enslaved on the Davis Plantation. Charlie left after emancipation but returned after 1900, and for many years, he lived in the kitchen. He passed away in 1925 at the age of 83. Visitors will learn more about Charlie and other enslaved workers on the Davis Plantation, with emphasis on their lives after emancipation.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Curator Talk and Tour at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
02-07-2015

The Curator Talk and Tour will be based on our featured exhibit, African Americans on the Davis Plantation. Guests get an inside look into the featured exhibit and an in-depth tour with the museum's curator. Learn what went into creating the exhibit, dig into the history that the exhibit does not explore, and take a topic-specific guided tour of the historic house and grounds with the curator. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. Admission is $15 per person with reservations requested in advance by emailing education@samdavishome.org or calling 615-459-2341. Limited space available.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per person, advance reservations requested
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra Java II
02-08-2015

A Sunday afternoon serenade

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Sabrina Fair
02-13-2015 to 02-15-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
A Raisin in the Sun
02-13-2015 to 02-22-2015

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Sabrina Fair
02-20-2015 to 02-21-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
Sabrina Fair
02-27-2015 to 03-01-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
March 2015
Lessons for Ladies
03-01-2015 to 03-31-2015

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Sam Davis Home offers a special month-long tour in March titled Lessons for Ladies.  The tour features the domestic arts, etiquette, and education of women during the 19th century as well as a special museum exhibit. Many women did not have the opportunity to tell their story during the 19th century in the United States. Now, their stories, everyday activities, and special occasion celebrations can be heard at the Sam Davis Home.  Reservations for a tour on a weekday made at least 72 hours in advance will include a set tea time.  Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or by email at education@samdavishome.org.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Curator Talk and Tour Series
03-07-2015

The Curator Talk and Tour will be based on our featured exhibit Lessons for Ladies. Guests get an inside look into the featured exhibit and an in-depth tour with the museum's curator. Learn what went into creating the exhibit, dig into the history that the exhibit does not explore, and take a topic-specific guided tour of the historic house and grounds with the curator. The program takes place at 1:00 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. Admission is $15 per person with reservations requested in advance by emailing education@samdavishome.org or calling 615-459-2341. Limited space available.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per person, advance reservations requested
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: We WIll Rock You: The Music of Queen
03-12-2015

The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are proud to bring the music of Freddie Mercury’s Queen to Middle Tennessee. Join the MSO for this unforgettable event as we pay homage to a great artist and band that has influenced the world of rock for the past four decades. Guest artists for this performance will include the fine musicians of Blue Jeans & Classics. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: We Will Rock You: The Music of Queen
03-12-2015
  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Teddy Bear Tea
03-14-2015

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal or doll) to attend Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 4-10 to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and special lady, whether she is her mother, grandmother, aunt, older sister, or another. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while creating a fun craft for your teddy bear friend. Take a tour of the Sam Davis Home with Sam's sister as she shows you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Then, cozy up for story time in the museum theatre!  Teddy Bear Tea will be held o from 10 am-12 pm and from 2 pm-4 pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest, excluding teddy bears. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one! 

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per guest
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Young Ladies Tea
03-21-2015

Dress in your Sunday best and attend Young Ladies Tea at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 11-15 who have graduated from the Teddy Bear Tea age and want to spend a few hours with their nearest and dearest reenacting tea time in the 19th century. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while learning about 19th century clothing and etiquette. Then take a women's history tour of the Sam Davis Home to learn what life was like for the Davis ladies in the 1800's. Young Ladies Tea will be held on March 21 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per guest
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
April 2015
The Giver
04-10-2015 to 04-11-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
The Music Man
04-10-2015 to 04-26-2015

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.  The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Scheherazade
04-15-2015

Murfreesboro native Nicholas Zumbro will perform Eduard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16. The MSO will end the evening with the epic orchestral warhorse Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Selections include the “Intermezzo” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Shostakovich and Scheherazade
04-16-2015
  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
The Giver
04-17-2015 to 04-18-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
The Giver
04-24-2015 to 04-26-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
May 2015
44th Annual Days on the Farm
05-14-2015 to 05-15-2015

Where can you find pigs in a pen, a blacksmith making tools, and a spinner who transforms wool into yarn?  You can find all that and more at the 44th Annual Days on the Farm hosted by the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation on May 14th and 15th.  Days On The Farm will feature more than 20 demonstrations including how soap was made from pig fat and lye.  With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier and how quilts were made to keep people warm during the cold winter months.  After you tour the historic home and visit the museum exhibits, stop by the gift shop to pick up a reproduction historical toy or some old-fashioned candy sticks.  All are welcome and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it under the trees while out on the grounds of this historic plantation.  The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Admission is $5 per person.  Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more.  This is a weather-dependent event.  Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 for more information.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Bonnie & Clyde
05-15-2015 to 05-31-2015

America’s most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure.  At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Wine On The Veranda
05-29-2015

Wine on the Veranda at the Sam Davis Home goes beyond a wine tasting, featuring a variety of wines expertly paired and showcased with foods from local restaurants.  This event not only focuses on wine tastings, but also grants an opportunity to learn how to pair the best wine with your meal and explore the pairing of the two. In addition, guests will enjoy tours of the museum and live music. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Your ticket grants you admission to the event and admission for a tour of the Sam Davis Home and Museum on the following Saturday, as well as a souvenir glass for tasting to take home. There is a limited availability of tickets, and the event will take place rain or shine. Reservations and ticket purchases can be made by contacting the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smryna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
June 2015
Southern Fried Murder
06-12-2015 to 06-27-2015

Performance featured in the Gallery with dinner served.
Way down south in Dixie, there’s something’s rotten in the cotton! Wealthy family matriarch Magnolia Capote has summoned her kith and kin to dinner in a fancy restaurant to discuss her will. But when Mrs. Capote is killed wither her walking stick, mayhem ensues and her possible heirs become involved….  The audience is totally involved in this mystery/comedy with one member actually recruited from the audience to play a small part.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
School of the Soldier Summer Camp
06-22-2015 to 06-26-2015

Young men and women participating in School of the Soldier will experience an action-filled summer camp portraying the Civil War era. Most of their time will be spent outdoors learning drill and actual Civil War marching. They will build their own tents, make lanterns, and discover spies. Children 10-14 years of age,
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • Fee charged
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
July 2015
West Side Story
07-17-2015 to 08-02-2015

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminalretelling of Romeo and Juliet.  From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Smyrna, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
September 2015
Harvey
09-11-2015 to 09-20-2015

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
October 2015
The Addams Family
10-16-2015 to 11-01-2015

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
November 2015
The Glass Menagerie
11-13-2015 to 11-22-2015

Performance featured in the Gallery with dinner served.
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
December 2015
White Christmas
12-04-2015 to 12-20-2015

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs.  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II.  With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
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August 2014
Ranger Programs at the Stones River National Battlefield
08-18-2014 to 10-31-2014

Park rangers will present a 30-minute talk at 2 pm on weekdays. Weekends will feature an 11 am talk and a caravan tour of the battlefield at 2 pm.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
October 2014
A House in Mourning
10-01-2014 to 10-31-2014

The Sam Davis Home will host "Cult of Mourning" which was at its peak during 1850-1890. The house will be prepared for a funeral, with mirrors draped in black cloth and clocks stopped at the time of death. View the Mourning artifacts and learn the history of this practice to respect and mourn for the deceased.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Sharing Our Past Heritage Month
10-01-2014 to 10-31-2014

Join Stones River National Battlefield and their partners for an array of programs throughout the month focusing on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County's role in the major events of our nation's history.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Haunted Hayride
10-22-2014 to 10-25-2014

Old Scream Road--Murfreesboro's scariest hayride ever!  dark to 9 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Not-So-Haunted Hayride
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

A happy hayride in the backcountry.  Fun for the whole family! 5 pm-7 pm.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • $4 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Barfield Halloween Bash Carnival
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

Games, prizes, costume contests, candy, food, music, dancing, cake walks and more.  Free admission.  Fees for food and game tickets.

  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Barfield Crescent Park
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 890-5333.
Ghost Tours
10-24-2014 to 10-25-2014

Ghost Tours offers an answer to the commonly asked question: Is the Sam Davis Home haunted?  This storytelling event gives visitors a chance to hear a different tour of the historic house and property.  Visitors will first board a haunted hayride and hear tales of the property as well as the custom of mourning facts before being dropped off at the front walk of the historic Sam Davis Home.  Storytellers inside the house and outbuildings will share the hauntingly true tales experienced by visitors, staff, and volunteers as guests are guided along the walking tour.  The event begins at 7 pm with ghost tours (consisting of the haunted hayride and walking tour) departing every fifteen minutes until 10 pm.  Admission is $5 per child ages 12 or under and $10 per adult. Parental discretion is advised, and the event is not recommended for children under the age of ten.  Ghost Tours is a weather-dependent event.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-24-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Halloween in the Park
10-25-2014 to 10-25-2014

3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Natural Area
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
La Vergne Trail of Treats
10-25-2014

Children can trick or treat along the trail.

  • Location:
  • 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • Veterans Memorial Park
For more information, please call (615) 793-6295.
A Frightful Night
10-25-2014 to 10-25-2014

The Sam Davis Home invites guests to have a frightfully good time at A Frightful Night.  The evening will begin with a catered dinner in the Creek House at 6 p.m.  followed by a frightening film in the museum theatre.  Those brave enough to continue the evening after the spooky film will embark on a haunted hayride to the front porch of the historic Sam Davis Home.  Throughout the hayride and ghost tours of the historic house and property, guests will hear true haunting tales experienced by staff, visitors and volunteers.  Reservations are required for the event with pre-paid admission of $30 per person.  To make a reservation or to receive details regarding the meal and film, please call (615) 459-2341.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $30 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Main Street Saturday Market
10-25-2014

Vendors will be on the west, north and south side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in downtown Murfreesboro offering fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and flowers, 8:00 am-12 noon.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Bicycle Tours of the Stones River National Battlefield
10-25-2014

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bicycle tour of the battlefield, 9 am

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-28-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Community Heritage Talks
10-28-2014

Bring your lunch and hear Dr. Carroll Van West of MTSU Center for Historic Preservation discuss Murfreesboro's Architecture.  11:30 a.m. Event is part of the Sharing Our Past Heritage Month.

  • Location:
  • 225 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • The Heritage Center
For more information, please call (615) 494-8869.
Mysteries and Tales in the Mansion
10-29-2014 to 10-31-2014

Just like the Addams Family on TV, the Victorians had creepy, kooky, mysterious & spooky down to an art! Students will be entertained by tales from the past as they sit on the porch for stories and a special tour of the mansion during “Weird Wednesday”, “That’s Crazy Thursday” and “Freaky Friday” on Halloween. Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Lunches may be enjoyed under the shade trees for an “old-fashioned” picnic on the lawn. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • $5 per student
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Great Pumpkin Festival
10-30-2014

Join Discovery Center in a fun, family-friendly Halloween event! 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center
  • Admission:
  • $3 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
Teaching With Primary Sources at MTSU Teacher Workshop
10-30-2014

Area educators will find ways to help their students learn our history with this workshop at the Heritage Center. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Event is a part of the Sharing Our History Heritage Month. To register email Kira Duke at kira.duke@mtsu.edu

  • Location:
  • 225 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • The Heritage Center
For more information, please call (615) 494-8869.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
10-31-2014 to 10-31-2014
  • Location:
  • 940 New Salem Highway
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Admission:
  • Free Admission
For more information, please call RCSO Community Service Unit, (615) 904-3019.
12th Annual Trick or Treat around the Square
10-31-2014

Held on the historic Murfreesboro square from 3 pm-6 pm. Visit the downtown businesses for trick or treating.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Trick or Treating at the "Old Maney Mansion"
10-31-2014

Come get your candy if you dare enter the dimly lit halls at Oaklands Mansion, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (or until all candy is given away.) Free and open to the public.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Fall Celebration and Hayride
10-31-2014

Come out and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun, stories, games, laughs, hayrides and candy. There will be a variety of activities for the family to participate in while strolling through the village. 2 pm-5 pm

  • Location:
  • 312 South Front Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Cannonsburgh Village
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person
For more information, please call (615) 890-0355.
National Academy Championship Finals
10-31-2014 to 11-01-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Rutherford County Farmers' Market
10-31-2014

Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more. 7 am-12 noon

  • Location:
  • 315 John R. Rice Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  •  
  • Lane Agri-Park
For more information, please call (615) 898-7710.
Murfreesboro Obedience Club Agility Trial
10-31-2014 to 11-02-2014

8 am

  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Donna Simpson (615) 869-8267.
November 2014
Saturday Morning Stories at the Museum
11-01-2014

Help your child connect with history! Cozy up for the reading of a story in the Sam Davis Home Visitor Center and participate in a related craft. Story time begins at 11:00 a.m. and is free of charge. No reservation required. For children up to 10 years of age and their caregivers. Regular admission rates apply for museum and house tours.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sam Davis Home and Museum
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
MTSU Block and Bridle Little International
11-03-2014 to 11-06-2014
  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Dr. Jessica Carter 615-898-2419.
The Who’s Tommy
11-07-2014 to 11-09-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Volunteer Ranch Horse Show
11-08-2014 to 11-09-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Wilderness Walk
11-08-2014
  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Park
For more information, please call (615) 459-9742.
Veterans Day
11-11-2014 to 11-11-2014

United States Veterans and their families are welcome to attend the Sam Davis Home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to take a free tour of the historic house, property, and museum.  Hours of admission are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the last guided tour leaving at 3 p.m.  Please call (615) 459-2341 for more information.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony
11-11-2014

Held at 11:11 a.m. at the Gazebo by City Hall

  • Location:
  • 5093 Murfreesboro Road
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • La Vergne City Hall
For more information, please call (615) 793-3224.
History Detectives
11-12-2014 to 11-13-2014

Students will examine original artifacts and make deductions about the people depicted in the photographs and documents. History Detectives will use the visual clues found in our objects to learn about the individual or circumstance. They will be asked to “look” and make observations to spark conversations about the time period. This program also includes a tour of the mansion and scavenger hunt. Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Lunches may be enjoyed under the shade trees for an “old-fashioned” picnic on the lawn. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • $5 per student
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
16th Annual Fall Harvest Hayride
11-14-2014

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s'mores around the campfire.  An old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway is great fun for the whole family.

  • Location:
  • 1450 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • General Bragg Trailhead
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person, ages 2 and under free
For more information, please call (615) 893-2141.
Music City Arabian Horse Show
11-14-2014 to 11-16-2014

Free admission, 2 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • Location:
  • 304 B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Fall Harvest Hayride
11-14-2014

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s'mores around the campfire. An old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway is great fun for the whole family. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Greenway. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1450 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • General Bragg Trailhead
  • Admission:
  • $2 per person, ages 2 and under free.
For more information, please call (615) 893-2141.
The Who’s Tommy
11-14-2014 to 11-16-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Campfire Cookout
11-14-2014
  • Location:
  • 1000 Espey Drive
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Sharp Springs Park
For more information, please call (615) 459-9742.
Stones River Pony Club Show
11-15-2014 to 11-16-2014

Combined test and dressage show

  • Location:
  • 1720 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
For more information, please call Kellye Boylan , (615) 308-6886.
The Who’s Tommy
11-21-2014 to 11-23-2014

Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
21st Annual Art Studio Tour
11-22-2014 to 11-23-2014

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee area craft artists will open their studios to the public, offering a unique, wide selection of artwork and demonstrations. Craft studios open with displays selling the work of regional crafts people. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  •  
  • Murfreesboro and Rutherford County
  • Admission:
  • Free admission.
For more information, please call (615) 848-1079.
Future of Horsemanship with Pat and Linda Parelli
11-22-2014 to 11-23-2014
  • Location:
  • 304-B West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 494-8961.
Smyrna Christmas Tree Lighting
11-25-2014

6 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Smyrna Town Centre
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
Borodash
11-27-2014

Borodash is a 4-mile Thanksgiving Day run through historic Murfreesboro, TN, including Middle Tennessee State University and the historic Courthouse square!

 

  • Location:
  • 1500 Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • MTSU Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium
  • Admission:
  • Single Runner: 3 and Under-FREE, Early bird registration until 10/31-$30, Nov 1 – Nov 25 (noon)- $35, Nov 26 & 27-$40; Family 4-Pack: Early bird registration until 10/31-$100, Nov 1 – Nov 25 (noon)- $120, Nov 26 & 27-$140
Holly Trolley Christmas
11-29-2014

Visit historic downtown Murfreesboro from 1 pm-5 pm for free trolley rides, refreshments and more!

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
December 2014
Gingerbread Workshop
12-02-2014
  • Location:
  • 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Smyrna Town Centre
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
Murfreesboro Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
12-05-2014

Held on the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse, Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN.  6:00 p.m. Musical performances, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to hear children’s wishes inside the Courthouse.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-05-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-05-2014 to 12-07-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
It's a Wonderful Life
12-05-2014 to 12-07-2014

Add to your holiday enjoyment with this classic full stage adaptation of the story of George Bailey.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
La Vergne Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony
12-06-2014

The night time light parade will travel down Murfreesboro Road and end at City Hall.  Following the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony will take place. 

  • Location:
  • Veterans Memorial Park
    La Vergne, TN 37086
  •  
  • 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 793-3224.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-06-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
31st Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
12-06-2014 to 12-06-2014

Usher in the holiday season with this enchanting tour of historic homes. The 31st Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The tour will feature beautiful and historic private homes as well as the graceful Oaklands Mansion. Set in the historic district of Murfreesboro, stops along the delightful tour will be festively adorned historical homes and churches, dressed in holly and evergreens. Additionally, living history demonstrations will be presented on the lawn of the mansion.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Mansion
  • Admission:
  • Admission is charged.
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
A Victorian Christmas
12-06-2014 to 12-06-2014

Take a look back in time as you watch the Davis family prepare their home for Christmas in 1861.  Jane Simmons Davis will entertain guests as the young ladies in the household prepare for an evening out at a Christmas Ball.  Visit with young Sam Davis and his brothers as they load their muskets to shoot down mistletoe for the traditional front hall Christmas decoration. This event is $5 per person and is only offered one day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The historic house will remain decorated throughout the Christmas season beginning the first of December.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Cedars
12-06-2014 to 12-07-2014

Park rangers and volunteers will present an array of programs commemorating the last battle at Murfreesboro which set the stage for the climactic Battle of Nashville one week later.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Holiday Open House
12-06-2014

11 am-4 pm, Free admission

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
Smyrna Christmas Parade
12-07-2014

The 40th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade is a great way to begin the month of December. The theme is "A Storybook Christmas." Folks of all ages will brave the weather to gather along Lowry Street in anticipation of the arrival of floats, drill teams, classic vehicles, bands and, of course, Santa Claus. Held at 2:00 p.m. The parade route is on Lowry Street from Mayfield Drive to Nolan Drive (running north).

  • Location:
  • Smyrna, TN 37167
For more information, please call Roseanne Peppers, (615) 459-2553.
Holidays with the Maneys
12-08-2014 to 12-18-2014

Oaklands Mansion is decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome students December 8-18. Children will explore the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas as they are guided through the elegant mansion. They will also listen to a popular Christmas poem written in the early 1800’s and make a period craft or ornament to take home.  Programs are open to large school groups and private schools with a minimum of 20 students. Reservations are required by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org with admission cost of $5 per student.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged.
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Home School Holiday Tour
12-10-2014

Home school students are invited to visit Oaklands Mansion for the holidays.  Children will make a period craft or ornament to take home. 10 am, After making their craft, guests are invited to tour the elegant Oaklands Mansion where children will learn about Victorian holiday customs such as the cobweb room and Saint Nicholas. Reservations are required and space is limited.

  • Location:
  • 900 North Maney Avenue
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-12-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-12-2014

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-12-2014 to 12-14-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
It's a Wonderful Life
12-12-2014 to 12-14-2014

Add to your holiday enjoyment with this classic full stage adaptation of the story of George Bailey.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
Bethlehem Marketplace
12-13-2014 to 12-14-2014

This event is a re-enactment of how the village of Bethlehem might have appeared just after the birth of Jesus. Put on entirely by church members, it features Roman soldiers, live camels and other animals, tentmakers, weavers, carpenters, merchants...all in period costumes and more. 

 

  • Location:
  • 708 Minerva Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN
  •  
  • Held at the Southeast Baptist Church
  • Admission:
  • No admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 896-0940.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-13-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Holly Trolley Christmas
12-13-2014

Visit historic downtown Murfreesboro from 1 pm-5 pm for free trolley rides, refreshments and more!

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Downtown Murfreesboro
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Murfreesboro Christmas Parade
12-14-2014

The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starts at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard, goes down East Main to the square, around the square and onto West Main, and ends on Walnut Street. 2:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37130
For more information, please call WGNS, (615) 893-5373.
Downtown Carriage Rides
12-19-2014

This holiday season horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro will be available each Friday leading up to Christmas. Free carriage rides will be available from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Historic Downtown Murfreesboro
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-19-2014

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
The Christmas Schooner
12-19-2014 to 12-21-2014

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Santa in the Courthouse
12-20-2014

Bring your own camera and take a photo of Santa with the kids in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.  Noon-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1 Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887.
152nd Anniversary Programs
12-26-2014 to 01-03-2015

Join rangers and volunteers for a variety of walks, talks, tours and living history demonstrations that will tell the story of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Stones River. The highlight of the programs will be a series of living history demonstrations on December 27-28, 2014.

  • Location:
  • 1563 North Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Admission:
  • Free
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501.
Countdown to Noon
12-31-2014

10 am-noon

  • Location:
  • 502 S.E. Broad Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Admission:
  • $6
For more information, please call (615) 890-2300.
January 2015
The Wizard of Oz
01-09-2015 to 01-25-2015

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
February 2015
African Americans on the Davis Plantation Special Exhibit
02-01-2015 to 02-28-2015

To commemorate Black History Month, the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is featuring a special exhibit for the month of February. Visitors will learn about several of the Davis enslaved, including Isaac, an enslaved worker purchased by Charles Davis in 1854 and Charlie Waldron, born to Sallie Waldron who was believed to have been enslaved on the Davis Plantation. Charlie left after emancipation but returned after 1900, and for many years, he lived in the kitchen. He passed away in 1925 at the age of 83. Visitors will learn more about Charlie and other enslaved workers on the Davis Plantation, with emphasis on their lives after emancipation.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Curator Talk and Tour at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
02-07-2015

The Curator Talk and Tour will be based on our featured exhibit, African Americans on the Davis Plantation. Guests get an inside look into the featured exhibit and an in-depth tour with the museum's curator. Learn what went into creating the exhibit, dig into the history that the exhibit does not explore, and take a topic-specific guided tour of the historic house and grounds with the curator. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. Admission is $15 per person with reservations requested in advance by emailing education@samdavishome.org or calling 615-459-2341. Limited space available.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per person, advance reservations requested
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra Java II
02-08-2015

A Sunday afternoon serenade

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Sabrina Fair
02-13-2015 to 02-15-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
A Raisin in the Sun
02-13-2015 to 02-22-2015

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Sabrina Fair
02-20-2015 to 02-21-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
Sabrina Fair
02-27-2015 to 03-01-2015

The delightful love story of the chauffer's daughter and the industrial tycoon. It served as the basis for the movie Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, later remade with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
March 2015
Lessons for Ladies
03-01-2015 to 03-31-2015

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Sam Davis Home offers a special month-long tour in March titled Lessons for Ladies.  The tour features the domestic arts, etiquette, and education of women during the 19th century as well as a special museum exhibit. Many women did not have the opportunity to tell their story during the 19th century in the United States. Now, their stories, everyday activities, and special occasion celebrations can be heard at the Sam Davis Home.  Reservations for a tour on a weekday made at least 72 hours in advance will include a set tea time.  Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or by email at education@samdavishome.org.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Curator Talk and Tour Series
03-07-2015

The Curator Talk and Tour will be based on our featured exhibit Lessons for Ladies. Guests get an inside look into the featured exhibit and an in-depth tour with the museum's curator. Learn what went into creating the exhibit, dig into the history that the exhibit does not explore, and take a topic-specific guided tour of the historic house and grounds with the curator. The program takes place at 1:00 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. Admission is $15 per person with reservations requested in advance by emailing education@samdavishome.org or calling 615-459-2341. Limited space available.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per person, advance reservations requested
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: We Will Rock You: The Music of Queen
03-12-2015
  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
Teddy Bear Tea
03-14-2015

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal or doll) to attend Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 4-10 to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and special lady, whether she is her mother, grandmother, aunt, older sister, or another. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while creating a fun craft for your teddy bear friend. Take a tour of the Sam Davis Home with Sam's sister as she shows you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Then, cozy up for story time in the museum theatre!  Teddy Bear Tea will be held o from 10 am-12 pm and from 2 pm-4 pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest, excluding teddy bears. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one! 

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per guest
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Young Ladies Tea
03-21-2015

Dress in your Sunday best and attend Young Ladies Tea at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 11-15 who have graduated from the Teddy Bear Tea age and want to spend a few hours with their nearest and dearest reenacting tea time in the 19th century. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while learning about 19th century clothing and etiquette. Then take a women's history tour of the Sam Davis Home to learn what life was like for the Davis ladies in the 1800's. Young Ladies Tea will be held on March 21 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $15 per guest
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
April 2015
The Giver
04-10-2015 to 04-11-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
The Music Man
04-10-2015 to 04-26-2015

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.  The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Shostakovich and Scheherazade
04-16-2015
  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
The Giver
04-17-2015 to 04-18-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
The Giver
04-24-2015 to 04-26-2015

The stage adaptation of the modern classic novel which was also the basis for the 2014 movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • Location:
  • 14119 Old Nashville Highway
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Springhouse Theatre
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $15, Seniors 55 and older & Students: $10, Children 4-12: $8.00
For more information, please call (615) 852-8499.
May 2015
44th Annual Days on the Farm
05-14-2015 to 05-15-2015

Where can you find pigs in a pen, a blacksmith making tools, and a spinner who transforms wool into yarn?  You can find all that and more at the 44th Annual Days on the Farm hosted by the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation on May 14th and 15th.  Days On The Farm will feature more than 20 demonstrations including how soap was made from pig fat and lye.  With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier and how quilts were made to keep people warm during the cold winter months.  After you tour the historic home and visit the museum exhibits, stop by the gift shop to pick up a reproduction historical toy or some old-fashioned candy sticks.  All are welcome and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it under the trees while out on the grounds of this historic plantation.  The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Admission is $5 per person.  Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more.  This is a weather-dependent event.  Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 for more information.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • $5 per person
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
Bonnie & Clyde
05-15-2015 to 05-31-2015

America’s most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure.  At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
Wine On The Veranda
05-29-2015

Wine on the Veranda at the Sam Davis Home goes beyond a wine tasting, featuring a variety of wines expertly paired and showcased with foods from local restaurants.  This event not only focuses on wine tastings, but also grants an opportunity to learn how to pair the best wine with your meal and explore the pairing of the two. In addition, guests will enjoy tours of the museum and live music. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Your ticket grants you admission to the event and admission for a tour of the Sam Davis Home and Museum on the following Saturday, as well as a souvenir glass for tasting to take home. There is a limited availability of tickets, and the event will take place rain or shine. Reservations and ticket purchases can be made by contacting the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smryna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
June 2015
Southern Fried Murder
06-12-2015 to 06-27-2015

Performance featured in the Gallery with dinner served.
Way down south in Dixie, there’s something’s rotten in the cotton! Wealthy family matriarch Magnolia Capote has summoned her kith and kin to dinner in a fancy restaurant to discuss her will. But when Mrs. Capote is killed wither her walking stick, mayhem ensues and her possible heirs become involved….  The audience is totally involved in this mystery/comedy with one member actually recruited from the audience to play a small part.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
School of the Soldier Summer Camp
06-22-2015 to 06-26-2015

Young men and women participating in School of the Soldier will experience an action-filled summer camp portraying the Civil War era. Most of their time will be spent outdoors learning drill and actual Civil War marching. They will build their own tents, make lanterns, and discover spies. Children 10-14 years of age,
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 1399 Sam Davis Road
    Smyrna, TN 37167
  •  
  • Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
  • Admission:
  • Fee charged
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341.
July 2015
West Side Story
07-17-2015 to 08-02-2015

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminalretelling of Romeo and Juliet.  From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Smyrna, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
September 2015
Harvey
09-11-2015 to 09-20-2015

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
October 2015
The Addams Family
10-16-2015 to 11-01-2015

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
November 2015
The Glass Menagerie
11-13-2015 to 11-22-2015

Performance featured in the Gallery with dinner served.
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.
December 2015
White Christmas
12-04-2015 to 12-20-2015

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs.  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II.  With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

  • Location:
  • 110 West College Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  •  
  • Center for the Arts
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 904-2787.

Festivals in Rutherford County

Festivals are one way that Rutherford County comes together to celebrate its rich and diverse history. From jazz and old-time music to tractors and antique cars, there is always something exciting happening in Rutherford County.
International FolkFest
JazzFest
Old Timers' Festival
Pioneer Power Days
Uncle Dave Macon Days
October 2014
Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village
10-25-2014

Come celebrate fall in true pioneer fashion with old time music and dance, hayrides, pottery demonstrations, broom making, blacksmithing, art and antique auto exhibits. Local crafters and food vendors . 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 312 South Front Street
    Murfreesboro, TN
  •  
  • Held at Cannonsburgh Village
  • Admission:
  • Free admission
For more information, please call (615) 890-0355.

Music in Rutherford County

Delight to the sounds of seasoned voices singing in harmony, soar upon the swelling strings of a symphony concerto, or enjoy the thump and strum of bluegrass, rock and folk at our numerous live music events.
Regular Events
Friday Night Live

In summertime, check out Main Street’s Friday Night Live concerts, with music on Murfreesboro’s downtown square. Friday Night Live is held the first Friday of the month from June-September. Admission is free.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro Public Square
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Organizations
Middle Tennessee Choral Society
  • Location:
  • P.O. Box 296
    Murfreesboro, TN 37133
For more information, please call (615) 896-2260 .
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra
  • Location:
  • 201 East Main St., Ste. 106
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862 .
Regular Events
Smyrna’s Music at the Mill

Another fun summer music series, held at Smyrna's Gregory Mill Park between May and August. Admission is free.

  • Location:
  • Gregory Mills Park
    390 Enon Springs Rd.
For more information, please call (615) 459-9773.
Organizations
The Main Stage Music & Dance Studio
  • Location:
  • 598 Waldron Rd.
    La Vergne, TN 37086
For more information, please call (615) 793-7777.
November 2014
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: A Salute to Our Veterans: Love and War Through Music and Letters
11-07-2014 to 11-07-2014

Stirring music, conveying a wide array of emotions, bring to life real, war-time love letters written throughout American History. Selections by Dmitri Shostakovich, William Walton, Malcolm Arnold, Glenn Miller, John Williams, and more.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37127
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
December 2014
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Sounds of Christmas
12-18-2014

A Rutherford County holiday tradition featuring Murfreesboro soprano Katherine Sandoval Taylor and the Murfreesboro Symphony Chorus. The entire family will enjoy hearing the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Chorus bring to life everyone’s favorite Christmas music. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
March 2015
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: We WIll Rock You: The Music of Queen
03-12-2015

The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are proud to bring the music of Freddie Mercury’s Queen to Middle Tennessee. Join the MSO for this unforgettable event as we pay homage to a great artist and band that has influenced the world of rock for the past four decades. Guest artists for this performance will include the fine musicians of Blue Jeans & Classics. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.
April 2015
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Scheherazade
04-15-2015

Murfreesboro native Nicholas Zumbro will perform Eduard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16. The MSO will end the evening with the epic orchestral warhorse Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Selections include the “Intermezzo” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. 7:30 p.m.

  • Location:
  • 265 West Thompson Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  •  
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-1862.

Sports Events in Rutherford County

With first-rate facilities and a moderate climate, Rutherford County is the perfect place to host sporting events of all types.
We host a variety of regular sporting events, including MTSU and TSSAA games.
MTSU

The direct link to MTSU's athletics schedule is GoBlueRaiders.com/Calendar

TSSAA

The events currently held in Murfreesboro include the championships in volleyball, cheerleading/dance, bowling, basketball, and the BlueCross Spring Fling, which includes baseball, softball, tennis, boys’ soccer and track & field.

November 2014
MTSU Football Game
11-01-2014

Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on BYU, 2:30 p.m., Held at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Tickets available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location.

  • Location:
  • Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-2109.
MTSU Football Game
11-22-2014

Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on Florida Atlantic, 6 p.m., Held at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Tickets available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location.

  • Location:
  • Greenland Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  •  
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Admission:
  • Admission charged
For more information, please call (615) 898-2109.

TSSAA in Rutherford County

Rutherford County has become the premier location for high school sports championships. Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) crowns the following state championships in Rutherford County:
  • Visitors Arrow Bowling
  • Visitors Arrow Basketball
  • Visitors Arrow Spring Fling: Boys’ soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track & field
  • Visitors Arrow Volleyball
  • Visitors Arrow Cheerleading
  • Visitors Arrow Dance
TSSAA
  • Location:
  • 3333 Lebanon Road
    Hermitage, TN 37076
For more information, please call (615) 889-6740.

Facilities & Venues in Rutherford County

Aquatics
Four Corners Recreation Area

Paved parking areas, picnic areas, picnic shelter, drinking water, Couchville Pike restrooms and swimming pool

  • Location:
  • Four Corners Recreation Area
    La Vergne, Tennessee
Patterson Park Community Center

Pool Facility: Indoor pool with 25-yard lap area and zero-depth area.

  • Location:
  • 521 Mercury Blvd.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Sports*Com

Pool Facility: 25-yard indoor pool and 50-meter outdoor pool

  • Location:
  • Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Boating
Fate Sanders Marina

Fate Sanders Marina, on J. Percy Priest Lake is the definite fishing headquarters in Smyrna, Tennessee. This marina is one of the region's oldest family owned/operated marinas and is considered by many to be the finest fishing facility in Tennessee.


The facility is an ideal mix of superb dockage, a top-notch fueling station, well-stocked marine store, new and pre-owned boat sales center, comprehensive tackle department, award-winning restaurant and numerous related businesses, all on-premises. Fate Sanders Marina is home to some of the best fishing tournaments in Tennessee.

  • Location:
  • 3157 Weakley Lane
    Smyrna, TN 37167
For more information, please call (615) 459-6219 .
Hurricane Creek Recreation Area

Paved parking area and boat ramp

  • Location:
  • La Vergne, Tennessee
Campgrounds
Poole Knobs Recreation Area and Camp Grounds

Paved parking area, camper dumping station, camping grounds, drinking water, fee area, boat ramps, paved parking area, picnic areas, picnic shelter, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and trails

  • Location:
  • 493 Jones Mill Rd
    La Vergne, Tennessee
For more information, please call (615) 459-6948.
Facilities
Barfield-Crescent Park
    • Eight-field baseball/softball complex with parking for 600 cars (lighted fields, two concession stands, scorekeeper areas and scoreboards).
    • Administrative office of the Parks and Recreation Department.
    • Over 7 miles of both paved and unpaved hiking and walking trails.
    • 10 picnic shelters with tables (four shelters seating 24 in each, one shelter seating 76, four shelters seating 108 in each and a corporate shelter seating 315+).
    • An 18-hole championship Disc Golf Course.
    • Wilderness Station with two education classrooms, restrooms and outdoor store.
    • 12 private campsites and one group site.
  • Location:
  • 697 Veterans Parkway
    Murfressboro, TN
McKnight Park

McKnight Park is an 81-acre community park located at 120 DeJarnette Lane in the northern area of Murfreesboro. Facilities include:

 

  • Sports*Com, an indoor/outdoor multipurpose sports and recreational facility composed of a gymnasium, 1/16 mile track, aerobics area, fitness equipment, game room, meeting room, 25-yard indoor pool, 50-meter outdoor pool and a sand volleyball court.
  • Four youth softball fields and concession stand (home of the Stones River Kiwanis Girls Softball Program).
  • Star*Plex, a five-field youth/adult baseball/softball complex with concessions and restroom facilities (home of the Optimist Little League Baseball Program).
  • Eight youth/adult soccer/football fields with a picnic shelter, concession stand and rest room facilities.
  • One medium-sized picnic shelter located next to the side parking lot of Sports*Com
  • Location:
  • 120 DeJarnette Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro Greenway System
  • The Murfreesboro Greenway System consists of the Stones River and Lytle Creek trails. The Stones River and Lytle Creek Greenways are available for you to enjoy nature hikes, walking, running, bicycling, or in-line skating along the 4 ½-miles of riverside trails. Small watercraft access points are also available for paddlers to enjoy the Stones River. The Murfreesboro Greenway System connects historical sites, parks, neighborhoods and businesses; it also serves as a conservation corridor to preserve precious natural and cultural resources.

  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN
Oakland Park

Oakland Park is a 31-acre neighborhood park and historic site located at the corner of North Maney and Roberts streets.

 

  • Oaklands Mansion National Historic Site
  • Oaklands Spring area, nature trail (undeveloped)
  • Volleyball area
  • Two picnic shelters with six tables per shelter
  • Two ball fields (one Babe Ruth, one Little League) with lights, press box and rest rooms.
  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Old Fort Park
  • Old Fort Park is a 50-acre community park located at 1025 Old Fort Pkwy.


    Facilities include:

     

    • Two picnic shelters (one with rest rooms)
    • One small playground near shelter #1 
    • Kids’ Castle Playground
    • Two baseball fields with lights, concession stand, press box and restrooms
    • Volleyball area
    • Large open space with backstop
    • 20 electrical hookups
    • Two greenway trailheads: Old Fort Park Trailhead and Fortress Rosecrans
    • Eight lighted tennis courts with pro shop
  • Location:
  • 1025 Old Fort Pkwy.
    Murfreesboro, TN
Patterson Park

Patterson Park consists of 10 acres and a 110,000-square-foot facility located at 521 Mercury Boulevard. Facilities include:

 

  • Patterson Park Community Center, an indoor/outdoor multipurpose sports and recreational facility composed of two gymnasiums, 1/8-mile track, aerobics area, fitness equipment, game room, conference center with three meeting rooms and dining room, indoor pool with 25-yard lap area, zero-depth area, interactive play system and triple-loop slide, theater, arts and crafts room, and MGL Library.
  • Multi-purpose field for soccer, flag football and more
  • Two tennis courts
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Small and large picnic shelters located by parking lot and playground
  • Location:
  • 521 Mercury Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN
Richard Siegel Soccer Complex and Community Park
  • Richard Siegel Soccer Complex and Community Park is a 137-acre soccer complex and community park. The park is located at the corner of 231 North and Cherry Lane. Siegel is one of the premier soccer facilities in the Southeast region. Facilities include:

     

    • One lighted championship field with stadium seating
    • Ten lighted regulation soccer fields
    • Four youth soccer fields
    • Two multi purpose fields
    • Five pavilions
    • Two concession buildings
    • Two meeting rooms
    • Two sand volleyball courts
    • Basketball courts
    • Horseshoe pits
    • Cross country trail
    • Three walking trails
  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN
Veteran’s Memorial Park

(Highway 41/70 North)

 

Includes:

 

  • 55 acres of land
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Two baseball/softball quadplexes with concession area
  • In-line hockey rink
  • Football/soccer field
  • Playground equipment
  • Swings
  • Sand volleyball
  • Horseshoe pitching area
  • Walking trails
  • Exercise equipment
  • Two pavilions
  • Grills
  • Numerous picnic tables throughout park
  • Location:
  • 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr.
    La Vergne, TN 37086
Parks
Lee Victory Recreation Park

Amenities Include:

 

  • Playground
  • 3 restroom facilities
  • 4 lighted softball/baseball fields
  • 2 football fields with lights
  • 2 basketball courts with lights
  • 4 tennis courts with lights
  • 4 picnic shelters (reservation only)
  • 2 full-service concessions
  • Location:
  • 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy.
    Smyrna, TN
Volunteer Park

8th Avenue (Smyrna Airport)

 

  • Four 6-foot tables
  • Grill
  • Electricity
  • Lights
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Boat ramp (six tables in wooded area at ramp)
  • Location:
  • Smyrna, TN 37167

Events in Rutherford County

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Rutherford County Events Calendar
Events in Rutherford County
08-18-2014 - 10-31-2014
Ranger Programs at the Stones River National Battlefield
Park rangers will present a 30-minute talk at...
1563 North Thompson Lane,Murfreesboro, TN 37129
10-01-2014 - 10-31-2014
A House in Mourning
The Sam Davis Home will host "Cult of Mournin...
1399 Sam Davis Road,Smyrna, TN 37167
10-01-2014 - 10-31-2014
Sharing Our Past Heritage Month
Join Stones River National Battlefield and th...
1563 North Thompson Lane,Murfreesboro, TN 37129
10-22-2014 - 10-25-2014
Haunted Hayride
Old Scream Road--Murfreesboro's scariest hayr...
697 Veterans Parkway,Murfreesboro, TN 37128

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