Little Tennessee
Little Tennessee
Little Tennessee



Little Tennessee is a free 4-day event where you can get a little taste of Tennessee’s biggest flavors. It’ll be packed full of live music, authentic southern eats and plenty of activities for you to explore without having to leave Toronto.

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Eat Like a Rock Star


King Calaway


Thursday, June 15



Friday, June 16

Tommy Prine


Saturday, June 17


Little TN Lineup
Little TN Lineup


Check out our detailed schedule of everything happening at Little Tennessee to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

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A Little Bit of Everything
Tennesse After Dark

We're taking over The Drake Hotel and transforming each floor into replicas of famous Tennessee music venues featuring live performances from various Tennessee artists.


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Experience TN


Tennessee is a state full of movers and makers and we’ll be showing off the fun in Toronto. Prime yourself for the mountains on our climbing wall, relax while you browse crafted items from Tennessee makers, or try some of our finest spirits at a whiskey tasting.

Live Music


There are more songs written, recorded and played live in Tennessee than anywhere else in the world, so we’ll have a sampling of great music from different genres all day, every day on the Little Tennessee stages.

Food & Drink


Our food trucks will feature Tennessee’s most famous foods from the tingly heat of our world-famous Nashville hot chicken to the soul-warming smoke from Memphis BBQ. Then, wash it all down with a cold one from our beer garden or a craft cocktail from the bar.

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What is Little Tennessee?

Little Tennessee is a 4-day, outdoor event featuring live music, Southern food and crafted experiences all imported directly from Tennessee to Toronto. As part of NXNE, Little Tennessee takes place from Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18 in Liberty Village.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Little Tennessee is hosting a kickoff event at the Drake Hotel from 7pm to 2am. We’re transforming each floor into replicas of famous Tennessee music venues, complete with live performances by musicians from Memphis, Nashville and the Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee. This is a one-night-only event and open to the public.

Why is it called Little Tennessee?

From Little Italy to Little Tokyo to Little Poland, Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Now, it’s getting a big taste of Southern Hospitality and culture with a new, pop-up neighborhood: Little Tennessee.

Is it free to attend?

Yes. Little Tennessee is a free event with food and drink available for purchase.

Do I need tickets?

No. You can RSVP through EventBrite to let us know you are stopping by.

Where is the event?

Kickoff event located at The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

Little Tennessee is located at Carpark 181 in Liberty Village in front of Allan A. Lamport Stadium Park

What are the hours?

Wednesday, June 14 at The Drake Hotel 7:00pm-2:00am 

Thursday, June 15 11:30am to 10:00pm

Friday, June 16 11:30am to 10:00pm

Saturday, June 17 11:30am to 10:00pm

Sunday, June 18 10:30am to 5:00pm

Is there an age restriction?

All ages are welcome to attend Little Tennessee. Alcohol being served is restricted to 19+ with valid ID.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, and actually encouraged. There’s a dog park in the “Knoxville” section of Little Tennessee.

What Covid-19 safety precautions will be taken?

Little Tennessee's COVID-19 policy has been designed with the safety and comfort of audience members, patrons, artists, staff and crew as the top priority. We will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible. We ask audience members to monitor their symptoms and please not attend festival events if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. All residents and visitors of Toronto must follow the City of Toronto’s current Public Health regulations. Click here to view the current Public Health Regulations for the City of Toronto.

Is there parking?

Liberty Village, Toronto has parkades, street parking and parking meters. The costs range from $2 per hour to $6 per hour.

What is the nearest TTC station or stop?

You can get to Liberty Village by Bus, Subway, Train or Streetcar. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby:

Bus: 4763929

Train: LW

Subway: 12

Streetcar: 504

Are credit card accepted, what about debit, cash?

We will be accepting credit & debit. The event is cashless.

Will there be vegetarian food at Little Tennessee?

Yes. There will be vegetarian and vegan options available.

Will there be restrooms?

Yes. There will be public restroom.

Is Little Tennessee wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Little Tennessee will be wheelchair accessible.

What are the laws around Cannabis?

As of October 2018, Ontario law states that you must be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. Adults 19+ can possess up to 30 grams of legally-produced cannabis. Although medical marijuana may be smoked or vaped in public where tobacco smoking is allowed, recreational cannabis may be consumed only inside private dwellings, or in yards attached to those dwellings, never in a public place or in a vehicle.

Are there things we cannot bring?

The following is a list of items that are not allowed in the venue:

Alcohol or drugs

Weapons or fireworks

Cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco

Lawn Chairs