Tina Turner Heritage Days

September 11, 2018

The seventh annual Tina Turner Heritage Days returns to Brownsville, Tenn., September 21-23, with a variety of activities to keep the entire family busy including an antique tractor show, stew cook-off, Nutbush tours and tribute concert. Festivities officially begin Friday morning, September 21 at 9 a.m., with a mystery tour of the region and culminate on Sunday morning when fans attend church services at Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church.

“The Tina Turner Heritage Days are an exciting time for the Brownsville community," says Tina Turner Museum and West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (WTDHC) Executive Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark, "and for Tina Fans that travel here from around the globe as we honor the international icon that was reared right here in Haywood County.”
The full offerings happening throughout the weekend are:

Friday, September 21
Activities hosted at WTDHC
9 a.m. – Ag & Art Mystery Tour – Explore the back roads of West Tennessee with stops highlighting the agriculture of the region and cultural sites. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20
6 p.m. – Fan gathering and Tinaoke

Saturday, September 22
Activities hosted at WTDHC
6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Stew Master Competition. Registration deadline September 17. Stew sales will benefit local charities. Trophy awarded at 1 p.m.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Antique Tractor Show. Presented by the Farmers Antique Tractor Club of Brownsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Trophies awarded at 1 p.m.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Shade Tree Pickers and Demonstrations. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments for an informal acoustic pickin' session under the trees throughout the day. Also on site will be basket, spinning and knitting demonstrations.

Off Site
9 a.m. – Nutbush Tour. Tour of Tina’s childhood communities (Nutbush, former homes, church, etc.) Tours will depart from the WTDHC. Cost: $10
3 p.m. – "What's Love Got To Do With It." A special showing of the movie commemorating its 25th anniversary. Showing at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center, 127 North Grand Ave. No admission costs.
7 p.m. – Love, Soul and Rock 'n Roll. A special fan tribute to the "Queen of Rock" followed by Lane College Showcase Ensemble and Vonda Peet in concert. Ann Marks Performing Arts Center, 127 North Grand Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 and avaialble online at www.tinaturnerheritagedays.com, at the door or at the WTDHC, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville.

Sunday, September 23
Activities hosted at WTDHC
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast. A continental breakfast and gathering as fans prepare to travel home.
9:20 a.m. – Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church service (Tina’s former place of worship). Fans will gather at the WTDHC and carpool.
Concessions will be onsite throughout the event. For more information about Tina Turner Heritage Days, visit www.TinaTurnerHeritageDays.com or call the WTDHC at 731-779-9000. Tickets to all events can be purchased online at the website.

Jackson's Vonda Peet and Lane College Showcase Ensemble are the featured entertainment at this year's Tina Turner Heritage Days in Brownsville, Tenn., Sept. 21-23. Activities also include an antique tractor show, stew cook-off, Nutbush tours and more. For a complete schedule visit the event website at tinaturnerheritagedays.com.

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. An official Tennessee Music Pathways location, the Delta Heritage Center is also a featured stop along the Americana Music Triangle connecting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. To learn more about the Center, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.