Don’t miss the most highly anticipated concert tour of 2017. Head to the FedEx Forum to see American country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform for their 3 day concert tour here in Memphis. Thursday, February 2 through Saturday, February 4. Purchase tickets online: www.ticketmaster.com
Southern Events & Happenings
StyleBlueprint finds fun things to do in the South each month. No matter if you live in Virginia or Louisiana or somewhere in-between, you will find events perfect for a road trip or to embrace in your own backyard!
The Memphis Open is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP World Tour. This year’s lineup includes the John Isner, Sam Querry, Ivo Karlovic, Taylor Fritz and many more. February 11 through February 19 at 5111 Sanderlin. Purchase tickets online: www.memphisopen.com
The Houston Museum kicks off its very popular annual Antiques Show & Sale Feb. 24-26 at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. in Chattanooga. Attendees come to the show and sale to shop at the dozens of richly adorned booths from some of the country’s top antiques dealers and specialists. Visitors will find everything from pottery to furniture,
Each January, The International Blues Challenge kicks off in Memphis, Tennessee. Hosted at different, uniquely Memphis locations around this music-filled city, you will leave cherishing the unique sound of the region. Make plans to listen to the best blues music in the country as they battle it out in a challenge like none other. Click
Oysters in January in one of our favorite food cities in the entire country, Charleston! Okay, it’s actually just across the bridge in Mt. Pleasant, but that’s basically Charleston … Over 80,000 pounds of oysters will be shucked and eaten at this event deemed a top 20 events to attend in the southeast by the Southeastern
Spend a weekend mingling with home and garden experts, and find infinite inspiration for your springtime projects around the home. Special guests, including DIY Network’s Alison Victoria, will be on-hand, and explore everything from birdhouses to decorative concrete. Click here for more information.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, features 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. With the mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global jazz community through performance, education and advocacy, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be performing an unforgettable show this January 18
Observing Martin Luther King Day at The King Center is something to add to your list of “musts.” The King Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, hosts 10 days of event surrounding MLK Day, this year observed on January 16. One of the marquee events is the annual “Salute to Greatness” Awards Gala. “The ‘Salute to Greatness’ Award,
Hit that jive, Jack, at a festive throwback weekend at Asheville’s Omni Grove Park Inn. For lovers of the Big Band era, this is a weekend not to miss, complete with live performances and plenty of chances to lace up your dance shoes and take to the floor. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
Tad Lauritzen Wright rings in the New Year for David Lusk Gallery as the first show of 2017 in Memphis. The entirety of Wright’s show, The Politics of Power, is made up of his signature single line drawings, centering on Greek and Roman mythology. Details online at David Lusk Gallery. .
January brings a fresh start and a fresh crop of great events to check out throughout the South. Here are a handful that we’re excited about! Image: Grove Park Inn
A Christmas Story will be at Andrew Johnson Theater in Nashville, TN – December 14 through December 21, 2016! This is Nashville Rep’s eighth consecutive year performing A Christmas Story for Nashville, and we’re pretty sure you don’t need another description of the show. There’s a leg lamp, a pink bunny suit, and “Deck The
Discover the most popular holiday entertainment in Nashville during A Country Christmas. Marvel at lavish holiday displays, more than 2 million twinkling lights and festive new décor! Enjoy our exclusive Opryland holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season! http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/christmas/y477rbs/home-page.mi
On Sunday, December 25, celebrate Christmas Day at the South’s Grand Hotel. The Peabody is always the place to see and be seen but this is especially true during the holiday season. Christmas brunch on the Mezzanine will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Christmas Dinner at Chez Philippe will be from 5 p.m.
We are pretty excited about all the items we’ve added to our SB Marketplace … but this Cindi Earl silver wire + 10 oval freshwater pearls, for just $99, is gorgeous. Wear it for extra sparkle this holiday season. Wear it to a summer wedding or with your white jeans at the beach. Wear it
‘Tis the season to shop and Atlanta-based Indie Craft Experience (ICE), purveyors of dynamic craft markets and pop-up shops throughout the year, will once again not disappoint. Saturday, December 10th marks ICE’s debut in Chattanooga at the stunning Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza (850 Market Street). A one-day only event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the
Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? This fun, first-time event features a yummy cook-off, with categories like “most cheesiest,” “most ridiculous” and, of course, “best tomato soup!” The event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, 412 N. Cleveland St., is open to the public. General admission tickets cost $5, and proceeds benefit ALIVE
Nashville’s favorite holiday shopping tradition is back! The Porter Flea Holiday Market returns in December to showcase hundreds of jury-picked vendors, thousands of the region’s best handmade wares, the city’s finest food trucks and, of course, a surprise or two. Shop pottery by Handmade Studio TN, sweets by Baked in Nashville, furniture by HollerDesign, art
Once again, Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, will be celebrating Christmas at the Ryman. For nine nights, they will be singing classic tunes and seasonal hymns at the Historic Ryman Theatre. Get your tickets now and celebrate the season at this annual holiday show. This is a two hour treat that you will not want
Come out to the Alabama Theatre throughout this winter month as they celebrate the holidays with all of our favorite Christmas classics! Enjoy films like The Polar Express, Elf, A Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street! Tickets are $8 each. See the entire list of movies and purchase tickets by visiting, alabamatheatre.com.
Birmingham’s very own St. Paul & The Broken Bones brings it home for the holidays with two nights of their fabulous, soul-filled sound with special guest Heath Green & The Makeshifters at the Alabama Theatre December 28 and 29. These local boys are making Birmingham proud all around the world as they tour their critically
Visit Shelby Farms Park for a brand new show, all while participating in a time-tested Memphis holiday tradition. View more than 1.5 million lights in the biggest drive-through holiday light show in the region. This year’s show highlights Memphis’ iconic landmarks and includes new versions of old favorites. $20 for car, truck, or minivan, or
Get out and experience the magic of the season, whether it’s in your own town or another Southern city. Here are some of our top picks for December events around the South.
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of the Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal!” It’s The Book of Mormon,