Rutherford Weekend: 5 Things to Do This Weekend

1. Wreaths Across America at Stones River National Cemetery

WHAT: On Saturday December 15, 2018, members of the Rutherford County community will gather at Stones River National Cemetery to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of Wreaths Across America Day.

The program will begin at 12 noon on Saturday at the cemetery flag pole. Parking for the event will be in the visitor center parking lot.

Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be presented and placed at the cemetery flag pole. Additional wreaths will decorate graves throughout the national cemetery honoring veterans from the Civil War through Vietnam.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 15, 12pm

WHERE: The Stones River National Battlefield Visitor Center, 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro

2. Sanders Family Christmas


WHAT: The Sanders family will be returning to Springhouse Theatre for “Sanders Family Christmas.”

A sequel to their last year’s smash hit, Smoke on the Mountain “Sanders Family Christmas” runs on the Springhouse main stage this weekend December 14, 15, 16. The show times on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30 and the Sunday matinees are 3:30.

About “Sanders Family Christmas”
“Sanders Family Christmas”—written by Alan Bailey, Gary Fagin, John Foley, and Connie Ray—is the sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey’s wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical, “Smoke on the Mountain.” It’s December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders, of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites.

Learn more here.

WHEN: December 14, 15, 16. The show times on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30 and the Sunday matinees are 3:30.

WHERE: Springhouse Theatre, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna,

3. Country Music Hall of Fame Free Family Day

WHAT: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is partnering with the Ford Motor Company Fund for the museum’s 10th Ford Community Day. Museum admission will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, as a way to say “thank you” to the Middle Tennessee community and to reward lucky out-of-town visitors. Tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will also be free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The trio Runaway June made up of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne will be the featured performers at this year’s Ford Community Day. Museum visitors will have a special opportunity to hear the trio in a free concert before they join Carrie Underwood in 2019 for her Cry Pretty Tour 360.

WHEN: Sunday, Dec 16, 9am – 5pm

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville

4. Phoenix Rising at Memories Bar & Grill

WHAT: Phoenix Rising is a high octane rock ‘n roll band of professional dedicated musicians. Their originals have a rock and blues feel with a heavy infusion of classic rock. Phoenix Rising’s performances are about more than just the music; they are a SHOW!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 8pm

WHERE: Memories Bar & Grill,  574 Waldron Rd, La Vergne

5. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Mayday Brewery

WHAT: It’s time to find your ugliest Christmas sweater! Join Casi Joy and Mayday Brewery December 15th for an ugly Christmas sweater party and the launch of their Soul Dark Lager! Casi will be performing her brand new Christmas album Joy for the Holidays, and will be signing CDs after the show.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 15, 7pm

WHERE: Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Rd, Murfreesboro

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