Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Wilson County.

1Thank You Very Much

Photo courtesy of Playhouse615 Facebook page

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, various times

11920 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN


The evening includes a one act by Ellen Byron called “Graceland” and a performance by Elvis impersonator, Wess Aaron. The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, the time, five o’clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred space. Bev is a middle-aged lady with too much make-up and a brassy down-home style; Rootie is young, shy, and somewhat intimidated by the raucous Bev. Wary at first, the two soon progress from dispute to shared confidences and a growing compassion that, in the end, moves the essentially warm-hearted Bev to defer the place of honor to her waif-like and touchingly sincere rival.

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2Mt. Juliet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Photo courtesy of Charlie Daniels State Park Facebook page

Saturday, July 16, 4:00pm-9:00pm

2425 N Mt. Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN

Charlie Daniels Park

Attention Mt. Juliet! You are invited to the Celebrate Mt. Juliet 50th Year Anniversary presented by Volunteer State Bank! Save the date for this Saturday at Charlie Daniels Park. This is an event for children and adults and for anyone that lives or has lived in Mt. Juliet. The headliner will be Daryl Worley, and the evening will include food trucks, hot air balloon rides, fireworks, water inflatables, splash pad, dunk tank, children’s activities with local churches, a history pavilion and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to MJ4 Hope and Everyone’s Wilson!

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3Watertown Jazz Festival

Photo courtesy of Watertown Jazz Festival Facebook page

Friday, July 15 to Saturday, July 16

The Historic Watertown Public Square has hosted the Music and Arts Festival/Jazz Fest since the very first event, which was originally the Watertown Jazz Festival. This year, the festival is returning as the Watertown Jazz Fest. With a great line-up of performances and some terrific help from sponsors, the organizers are excited to take this great community event even further! 

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4Tim Atwood

Photo courtesy of Tim Atwood Facebook page

Sunday, July 17, 10:30am

3581 Benders Ferry Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN

Cedar Creek Yacht Club

For 30+ years Tim Atwood played for music’s elite on the most venerable stage in country music history-The Grand Ole Opry. During that time Tim backed legends and legends-in-the-making including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. Tim’s versatility on keys also allowed him the opportunity to play for those outside of the country box, performing with Barry Gibb, Keb Mo, Lisa Marie Presley and Jewel. Beyond the stage Tim continues to be a sought after studio musician in Nashville playing on recordings for some of those very artists with whom he shared the spotlight’s fringe–artists who include Dolly Parton, Ray Price, George Jones and Charley Pride. The audience can expect piano pounding thrills as Tim performs songs from piano greats Mickey Gilley, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Ronnie Milsap and Charlie Rich. Along with bouts of laughter as he dishes out backstage jokes and stories as only an insider can. With a musical arsenal that includes hundreds of selections, Tim can fire off a country song with ease, pull the trigger on a rock and roll favorite and reload with some back water blues. Tim always delivers a great performance. Tim Atwood will entertain you!

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580s Brunch

Photo courtesy of City Winery

Sunday, July 17, 12:00pm

609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN

City Winery

A Mixtape – 80s Tribute Band concert is so much more than just a concert. The setlists will take you back in time on a journey through one of the greatest decades in music history. The band will bring you into the show with a multimedia display that’s designed to stimulate every one of your senses. While ordinary tributes will play hits from one band or artist, Mixtape will keep you on your feet with number one hit after number one hit! You will also be blown away by a fully customized 80s laser lights and video display as you will no doubt spot some of your favorite 80s music video moments on stage. This will be a live concert experience that you will never forget!

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