5 things happening around Middle Tennessee this week: November 18 - 22

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 13:26:59-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — With one week to go before Thanksgiving, Nashville is as busy as ever. Here are five happening around town this week.

Annual Nashville Christmas Parade talent announcement: Midtown
Monday, 10 a.m.

Parade officials will announce the new Nashville Christmas Parade Hometown Hero, and share the names of who will be featured in this year's parade, which is in its 92nd year. Santa Claus and other festive parade characters will be at First Tennessee Theatre at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for the special announcement.

Fight Flu TN - Various locations

November 19 is free flu vaccine day across the Volunteer State. Tennessee county health departments are holding Fight Flu TN events in every county to increase the number of people vaccinated. No appointments are needed to receive the free flu shot.

To find a map of locations and contact information, visit

Best Buddies Unplugged: Vince Gill & Friends - Franklin
Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Vince Gill will take the stage at Franklin Theatre for a concert supporting friendship and inclusion. He will be joined by Henry Smiley, assistant professor of the Belmont University School of Music, as he leads the Best Buddies Choir in a song to close out the show and kick off the holiday season. In addition to the concert, there will be a silent auction and an ornament pull benefiting Best Buddies Tennessee.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more information on how to reserve tickets.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance - Music Row
Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence. It occurs every year on November 20. A ceremony to remember the victims will be held at Scarritt Bennett Center at 7 p.m.

For more information, click here.

GLOW opens - Germantown

GLOW Nashville will feature one of the tallest Christmas trees in the country, millions of lights adorning larger-than-life sculptures, ice skating, tubing and other holiday fun. The event opens for the season this week through the end of the year at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds.

For tickets and more information on GLOW, click here.