Welcome to the GRAND OLE GAMEROOM EXPO, Nashville's annual Arcade, Pinball, and Video Game Expo. We are back for our second year at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs on November 10-12, 2017. We are just 20 minutes south of Nashville in the Cool Springs Galleria shopping and business district of Franklin.
This 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, Game of Thrones, and Metallica.
The Expo also has over 60 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 10, 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday Nov 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Sunday Nov 12, 10:00 am - 5:00 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.
There will be multiple tournaments and special events taking place during the expo. An expo pass is required for entry. Sign up for our Newsletter to stay up to date on the latest expo news.
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 Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. We are located just 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville surrounded by upscale shopping, dining and history. Key hotel amenities include Stave's Regional Kitchen And Lounge, a Fitness Center, and Indoor Pool.
The expo will open early and stay open till 3am Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday till 5pm. This gives you a chance to play games when the day crowds have died down. If you are visiting from out of town you also have more weekend time to check out Nashville during the day while still having plenty of time to game at night. We have a special discounted room rate for attendees so be sure to book it with the link below.
Here is a sample from 2016. View the full Gallery HERE
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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 Stern Aerosmith 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 Aerosmith Pinball Machine from Stern is brand new for 2017. You can get more details on the machine by visiting the Stern website HERE. You will want to bring in games from out of town for a chance to win this machine.
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