5 things happening in Middle Tennessee this week: November 11 - 15

Posted at 12:12 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 13:12:26-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — From Veterans Day parades to the CMA Awards, there's a lot going on around Middle Tennessee this week.

Veterans Day in Tennessee

There are many ways you can thank America's veterans for their service and dedication across Middle Tennessee. Below is a list of several events happening in the area:

Lebanon Veterans Day Parade: Begins at 10 a.m. at W. Main Street and S. Hatton Avenue followed by a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Wilson County Veterans Plaza on E. Main Street.

TSU Veterans Day: Lt. Col. Bernard House, who served 22 years in the Army and earned numerous service medals, will assist the university in the grand opening of the new Student Veterans Center. The program will be held at TSU's Avon Williams Campus at 10:30 a.m., followed by the opening of the center at 11:20 a.m.

Tullahoma Veterans Memorial Walk: Base Commander, Col. Jeff Geraghty will speak at the City of Tullahoma's annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the South Jackson Civic Center at 10:45 a.m. Following the ceremony, there will be a dedication and ribbon cutting for the Veterans Memorial Walk at History Park at 12:30 p.m.

Fallen Soldiers 32 Mile March: The Honor March will begin at 5:30 a.m. at Tennessee Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville and will end at Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum in Lebanon at 5 p.m.

Nashville Veterans Day Parade: The parade, hosted by the Davidson County Coordinating Council, starts at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at 14th Avenue and travel down Broadway to Third Avenue.

Franklin Veterans Parade: The City of Franklin's Veterans Day Parade will travel down Main Street from Five Points to Second Avenue beginning at 11 a.m.

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Hamilton tickets go on sale - Nashville
Monday, 10 a.m.

Tickets for the Broadway show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center finally go on sale. The show is running at TPAC from December 31 - January 19.

There is an eight-ticket limit per account.

You can get tickets online at or in person at TPAC in downtown Nashville.

Frankie Pierce Park grand opening - The Gulch
Wednesday, 10 a.m.

The Gulch's first park and largest greenspace will officially open this week at 130 Lifeway Plaza. Metro Parks and Recreation Department, the Greenways Open Space Commission, Capitol View and Mayor John Cooper will be in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The park is named for Nashville native Juno Frankie Pierce, an influential leader in the African American community and in the Woman's Suffrage movement.

53rd Annual CMA Awards - Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Downtown Nashville will be bustling with Country Music's finest for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards. This year's show will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

A Harrowing Story of Survival with Irving Roth - Gordon Jewish Community Center
Thursday, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Irving Roth, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor will give his first-hand account of surviving Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, presented by Chabad of Nashville.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking here.