Welcome to the GRAND OLE GAMEROOM EXPO, the Largest Video Game Event in Tennessee. Unfortunately our 2020 show has been cancelled, but the 2021 show is already scheduled. Our next show is at the spacious 50,000 sq ft Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon, TN October 29-31, 2021.
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 Pinball like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Deadpool, and Black Knight Sword of Rage. We also have air hockey, skeeball, and other family friendly games.
The Expo also features a huge assortment of retro and modern video game consoles. You can play classic games and new homebrew games on all of the consoles from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and harder to find systems like the TurboGrafx-16, Neo Geo AES, and the Vectrex. The VR Lounge features multiple Playstation VR systems. The Modern Gaming room has the latest systems like the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch set up with games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter V.
New for 2021 is a large area for table top gaming as well as various games you can check out and play with your friends.
Back this year are ESports tournaments. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on the tournament offerings this year. They will be announced closer to the show.
We have also added an expanded vendors section selling used video games and merchandise as well as your favorite geeky stuff.
Lastly, we have special guests doing panels all weekend long.
Friday Oct 29, 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday Oct 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Oct 31, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tickets for the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo can be purchased online in advance closer to the show 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, $30 Kids
Single Day Tickets: $30 Adults, $15 Kids
* Adult ticket prices are for age 14 and up
* Kids discounted ticket prices are for ages 6-13
* Kids 5 and under are free
* We offer a 20% discount for military and first responders
We are holding the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo at the spacious Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon, TN just a short drive from Nashville. This makes the 2021 show three times the size of our 2019 show! Look for a lot of new games and activities this year.
There are multiple hotels within one mile from the venue. We will offer a room block closer to the show date.
There will be multiple tournaments and special events taking place during the expo including the Grand OGRE pinball tournament.
An expo pass is required for entry in all tournaments.
Details will be announced closer to the show.
Pictures from the Expo
Here is a sample from past events. View the full Gallery HERE
From the 2019 Grand Ole Gameroom Expo in Nashville, TN, Steve Nutter from Retro Tech discusses the history of the CRT and what type of CRT is best for Retro Gaming. For more videos from RetroTech check out their YouTube channel.
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.
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.