Welcome To Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 40

 Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend! If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further! 


Join us at The Cedar Tap on July 16th for an exhilarating Mario Kart 64 Tournament! Get ready for some intense head-to-head racing action in a double elimination format. Hurry and secure one of the limited 20 spots available to show off your Mario Kart skills!
The entry fee is $15, which not only guarantees your spot in the tournament but also includes a drink token that can be redeemed for a refreshing draft beer, a well drink, or a soda. As we prioritize a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, this tournament is perfect for both seasoned competitors and casual gamers looking for a fun time.
Compete against fellow racers, conquer challenging tracks, and strive for victory. Don't miss your chance to claim the top spot on the podium! The top three participants will be rewarded with exciting prizes that will make their gaming triumph even sweeter.
Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us at The Cedar Tap for an unforgettable Mario Kart 64 Tournament on July 16th. Get ready to race, drift, and power-slide your way to glory!
*Must be 16 and older to compete

AKAICON BRINGS OVER TWO THOUSAND COSPLAYERS, GAMERS AND FANDOM ENTHUSIASTS TOGETHER.
FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, AKAICON HAS BEEN A PLACE FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL TYPES OF FANDOMS REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE TO HANG OUT AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS. AKAICON IS A PLACE FOR ALL PEOPLE, AND WE HOPE TO PROVIDE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE EACH YEAR. WE HAVE EVENTS PLANNED FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY. SINGLE OR MULTI-DAY PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT AKAICON.COM OR AT THE DOOR.
WHEN WE STARTED AKAICON BACK IN 2013, DEVIN ADKINS, CODY THOMAS, AND CODY BOTTOMS ALL HAD A VISION TO OFFER A FUN AND SAFE PLACE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO DRESS UP IN A COSTUME AND BE A SUPER-HERO FOR THE WEEKEND. WE WANTED EVERY PERSON IN ATTENDANCE TO FEEL WELCOMED LIKE FAMILY. WE INVITE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO ATTEND.
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, WE HAVE HAD ATTENDANCE RANGE FROM 500 PEOPLE, AT OUR START, TO OVER 2,000 PEOPLE AT OUR PEAKS. OUR NUMBERS KEEP GROWING, AND THIS IS BECAUSE THE ATTENDEES ARE PROVIDING WONDERFUL ENERGY TO OUR EVENT. WE ALSO PROVIDE UNIQUE AND FUN ENTERTAINMENT DUE TO THE DEDICATION OF OUR OTHER STAR COCHAIR AND PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR DEE POWERS.
WE STRIVE TO BRING A FUN AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT – EVEN IF COMIC BOOKS ARE NOT YOUR THING. WE HAVE GAMING TOURNAMENTS, WE WELCOME COSPLAYERS TO JOIN US, WE HAVE OVER 60 ARTISTS AND VENDORS PRESENT IN OUR CURATED DEALER ROOM.

Please join us for our first annual Gearheads & Gardens Car, Truck, and Bike Show benefiting Makers FARMacy! The event will be held Saturday, July 15th from 10am-3pm at Snow White Drive In in Lebanon, Tennessee.
From 8-10am we’ll have a $10 pancake breakfast (cash only) with pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Snow White will open early at 10am to serve lunch.
Registration is from 8-10am with judging to follow.
Awards at 2pm.
Registration is $25. Additional vehicles $15 each.
The first 100 entries will receive a dash plaque. We will award prizes for Best of Show for Car, Truck, and Bike as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places within each class.
Class Info:
Cars: Stock, Stock Modified ‘72 and under, Stock Modified ‘73 and over, Custom, Rat
Trucks: Stock, Stock Modified ‘59 and under, Stock Modified ‘60-’72, Stock Modified Square Body, Custom, Rat
Bikes: Stock Modified ‘84 and under, Stock Modified ‘85 and above, Custom, Rat
*In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Saturday, July 22nd. Same time. Same place.

This is our Fender Grand Opening. Come in and enter for a chance to win one of two Guitar. Hourly giveaways, Fender Rep will be here, Music Trivia, Cookout, and FREE Merch. you do not want to miss this.

Saturday will be an afternoon and evening full of great music with some amazing performers!
We will have great local, regional, and national talent. We will be hosting a free workshop with our national talent. As always, this festival will be free to attend with great regional food vendors and lots of vendors, artists, and pop-up markets around the square. Come and enjoy this great jazz opportunity in a small town atmosphere. 

City Winery presents Puddles Pity Party live in concert on Saturday, July 15th, 2023 at 8 PM. 
Originally from River City before kicking around Atlanta, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More.
Puddles has since performed all over the planet, garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Belgium’s Gent Fest, Outside Lands and the Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy Festival. He was a feature performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award. He was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just for Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus,” gala filmed for HBO Canada, and Jack Black selected Puddles for multiple performances at Festival Supreme.  And he recently enjoyed a Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace.

Nashville’s Original Beer Festival has moved to GEODIS Park! Join us on Friday night, July 14th and taste from approximately 50 breweries and over 100 beverages in your souvenir cup. Enjoy live music, a DJ, yard games and sample tasty beverages while supporting Operation Stand Down! Tickets are limited so get your tickets NOW!
VIP tickets include early access to the Music City Beer Festival, VIP Seating, VIP Lanyard, a Pretzel necklace and more!

Sun’s out fun’s out!
The Nashville Punk Rock Flea Market will be returning to Further Farms on July 15!
This will once again be a FREE and ALL AGES show.
We are bringing back the Early Bird tickets to enter the farm an hour before the gates open to the public.
(You can thank us later for that!)
Tickets will be available on nashvillepunk.net
We have some amazing bands on the lineup!
We also have some amazing local stand-up comedians that will be joining us brought to you by Nashville Comedy!
Enjoy special performances by Further Flyers!
Please explore the farm and check out our vendors and food trucks!
Enjoy a beer from East Nashville Beer Works!
We cannot wait to be back at the farm to bring this circus to life! Mark your calendar, we gonna get silly!

Come join us & the kitties for a great night of fun. 
You are booking your kitty time with one included drink, and you have to option to join the Bingo game free! As always you are welcome to just play with the kitties.  The Catio Cat Lounge will try to host a monthly bingo event, so if this event is sold out, check out future dates. 

Join us for our #1 nationally ranked Jazz On The Cumberland Concert Series 2023. FREE, family friendly, and open to the public, Located at the Nashville Cumberland Park, next to the Nissan Stadium. $10 Parking in Lots R&T. Enjoy Live Entertainment from local, regional, and national acts. There's a great variety of food trucks, concessions, and vendors. We even have a fun Kid's Play Zone that overlooks the amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the scenic backdrop of downtown Nashville with area residents, tourists, and music aficionados alike. Go to www.jazzonthecumberland.com for full schedule or call 615-731-9001 for info. (handicap accessible) No tents, large umbrellas, or alcoholic beverages allowed.

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If you make it to any of these awesome events we would love to hear what you thought and for you to share any pictures of your experience!  


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