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.

Show Hours
  • 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


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, $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


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Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville

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.

Reserve your Room HERE


Tournaments/Special Events

There will be multiple tournaments and special events taking place during the expo.

An expo pass is required for entry in all tournaments.

Grand OGRE Matchplay Pinball Tournament

Tennessee's Largest IFPA Pinball Tournament

Grand Ogre Matchplay Pinball Tournament

TNEA Arena

TNEA Arena at the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo

Tennessee Esports Alliance is pleased to host the TNEA Arena at the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo. Over $7,000 in prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners.

Register for Tournaments at Smash.gg

  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Tekken 7
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Rocket League 2v2
  • Hearthstone
  • Goldeneye N64


Pictures from the Expo

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 plaque, and the envy of your peers.

Sign up to bring a Game HERE

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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