Welcome to the GRAND OLE GAMEROOM EXPO, Nashville's annual Arcade, Pinball, and Video Game Expo. We are back for year three at a new location. The Expo is taking place at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville November 9-11, 2018.
The Grand Ole Gameroom Expo is a public event for gamers of all ages. 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 Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy. We also have air hockey, skeeball, and other family friendly games.
The Expo also has over 80 game consoles spanning the Atari 2600 to the latest Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation VR. There are multiple tournaments for casual players and competitive players on games like Super Smash Bros.
Friday Nov 9, 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday Nov 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday Nov 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. Vendors will also have new pinball games for sale.
There will be multiple tournaments and special events taking place during the expo including the Southern Strike-Out Pinball Tournament and the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament. An expo pass is required for entry.
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.
To get the most out of the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo we recommend you stay at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. The expo will open early and stay open till late at night. This gives you a chance to keep the party going and play games when the day crowds have died down. If you plan to visit downtown Nashville during your stay the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Music City Center. We have a special discounted room rate for attendees so be sure to book your room with the link below or use the Group Code: 1811GRANDO when contacting the hotel.
Here is a sample from past events. View the full Gallery HERE
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, this year we will be doing "Best in Show" awards for the best arcade and pinball games brought to the show. Do you own a rare or exceptionally nice arcade or pinball game? Bring it to the show and you may win a cash prize, a trophy, and the envy of your peers.