Welcome to the GRAND OLE GAMEROOM EXPO, Nashville's first annual Arcade and Pinball Expo. The event is taking place at the newly renovated Franklin Marriott Cool Springs on November 11-13, 2016. We are just 20 minutes south of Nashville in the Cool Springs Galleria shopping and business district of Franklin.

Join us for a weekend packed with over 200 arcade and pinball games all set to free play. Play classic arcade games like Donkey Kong, Centipede, Ms Pac-Man, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II, and many others. Also play many classic pinball games like Black Knight, The Addams Family, and even some of the latest pinball games from Stern like KISS, the Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. The Expo also has over 60 game consoles spanning the Atari 2600 to the latest Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U. There are multiple tournaments on games like Super Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat XL, and Street Fighter V. If you need a break from playing video games you can also play in the 1,000 sq ft Table Top game area.

Show Hours
  • Friday Nov 11, 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
  • Saturday Nov 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 am
  • Sunday Nov 13, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • *Console and Table Top Game Rooms open 24 hours
Games for Sale

Games will also be for sale at the event.  This is a great event to attend if you are in the market for an arcade or pinball machine for your home. Collectors who bring games have the option to sell them at the close of the event on Sunday. You can try the games out in person and contact the owner if you want to buy.

Tournaments/Special Events

There will be multiple tournaments and special events taking place during the expo. Sign up for our Newsletter to stay up to date on the latest expo news.

Check out the Full List of Tournaments See Tournaments

Special Guests
Patrick Scott Patterson
Patrick Scott Patterson

The Original PSP, Patrick Scott Patterson will be joining us this year. He is well known to the online game community, and now you have a chance to meet him in person. He will be speaking on panels, involved with tournaments, and maybe even setting some high scores of his own.

Gaming since 1981, Scott is a Video Game Advocate has appeared in a variety of documentary films and television programs. He has also worked with live events such as E3, San Diego Comic-Con and South By Southwest. Among his current projects is curating an archive of various video game media and promotional items in efforts to expand the global knowledge base for video game history and the origins of eSports.

Read more about Scott on his website.


Special room rates are available so consider booking a room at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The expo will be open till the wee hours of the morning so you can stay late and game all night when the crowds have died down.

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Tickets for the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo can be purchased in advance at a discounted price or at the door the day of the event. We recommend the Discounted 3-Day Weekend Pass so you have plenty of time to play your favorite games. We also encourage you to bring the whole family. Kid's tickets are discounted even more so bringing the whole family won't break your budget. If you are traveling from out of town we recommend booking your hotel and buying your tickets early.

  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $60 Adults, $20 Kids
  • Single Day Tickets: $30 Adults, $10 Kids
  • * Adult ticket prices are for age 16 and up
  • * Kids discounted ticket prices are for ages 6-15
  • * Kids 5 and under are free


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Bring a Game to the Expo

We want the Expo to have as many arcade and pinball machines as we can fit in there and power. We want to have all your favorite games here and maybe some games you never got a chance to play. To do that we need your help.


First, bringing a machine to the expo gets you a Free Weekend Pass to the event. You receive one weekend pass for every machine you bring up to a maximum of four passes. So if you bring one machine you receive one pass, four machines you receive four passes, 10 machines you will receive four passes.

Second, for every machine you bring you will receive an entry for our VPCabs Virtual Pinball Machine Giveaway. Every Arcade Game counts as one entry. Every Pinball Machine counts as one entry. So if you bring two Arcade Games and one Pinball Machine you get three entries total. Simple right? This is a fantastic prize only offered to those who bring machines to the event. The VPCabs Classic Virtual Pinball Machine is a full sized virtual pinball machine that plays tons of classic pinball tables. You can get more details on the machine by visiting the VPCabs website HERE. You will want to bring in games from out of town for a chance to win this machine.

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