It’s here, it’s here! The weekend has arrived. And Nashville’s lineup is strong for the next couple of days. Just take a look below at what’s happening this weekend, a Nashville must-try restaurants, upcoming concerts, and what will occur the following week.
(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)
Catan Con 2015 – April 24-26
Families and children of all ages will love to venture to Gaylord Opryland for Catan Con. During this convention you can enjoy your favorite Mayfair games on the Mammoth Carpet, play Catan games, compete in tournaments, and more.
Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday – April 26
This year, The Bard (William Shakespeare) is turning 450 year’s old and The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is celebrating with the Biggest Balcony Scene Ever. Everyone who attends can play Romeo or Juliet in a mass recitation of the famous balcony scene. Plus there will be live music, karaoke, and costume contests taking place at Nashville’s Public Library. It’s perfect for inspiring thespians and FREE to all.
Improv Comedy with LOL Nashville – April 25
Enjoy a night of laughs at the City Winery Nashville during Improv Comedy with LOL Nashville. And yes. It takes place on April 25th. And yes. Doors open at 8pm. And yes … They will do a better job at improve then us.
Jackalope’s Four Years of Beer – April 25
Man how time flies. Nashville’s Jackalope Brewing Company will celebrate four years this weekend. Join them in celebration, at their taproom, as they party with great beer, food trucks, and live music.
Lightning 100’s Marathon Village Block Party – April 25
Check out this lineup: All Them Witches, The Black Cadillacs, Sol Cat, American Hotel, and Smooth Hound Smith. That lineup will perform at the Ligntning 100’s Marathon Village Block Party. And if by chance you’ve never heard of any of those bands just know Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, knows their stuff and would not do you wrong when it comes to live music.
Low Country Shrimp Boil – April 26
The annual Low Country Shrimp Boil will offer all the beer and shrimp you can eat while supplies last. You can find a lot more information by reading our post from the other day.
Spring Fest – April 26
Green Door Gourmet will host Spring Fest that’s free to the public. Executive Chef Jay Flatley, of Nashville’s Tavern, and Executive Chef, of Green Door Gourmet, will cook a New Orleans inspired brunch experience. Children can hangout in the kids area with games, face paint, balloon art, and Mr. Steve the Music Man. In addition, there will be flower workshops, square dancing in the grand barn, and more.
Nashville Film Festival – April 16-25
TOMORROW, April 25, will be the last day for this year’s Nashville Film Festival. Make it count and see a show!
Nashville Flea Market: Spring Extravaganza – April 24-26
Head on over to the The Fairgrounds Nashville for the Nashville Flea Market: Spring Extravaganza. Between 800 to 1200 dealers and vendors from 30 states will bring their supplies for you to see, purchase, and marvel in.
Nash Spring Bash – April 26
Centennial Park will host Nash Spring Bash, presented by Project 615, which will feature food trucks, local vendors, and some groovy tunes for the day. All the proceeds aid in the fight against human trafficking. Some of the vendors include: Miriam Designs, Blush Boutiques, t-615, Hey Wanderer, Fashionable, Margaret Grace Design, the Well, and more.
Otaku South presents Ramen Festival – April 25
Ramen lovers must check out this year’s Otaku South presents XL3 Ramen Festival. Ramen chefs from around the country will provide the cuisine. Like any good festival there will be craft beer. And all the proceeds go to support PABLOVE FOUNDATION. OH! Just so you know, the festival is free. You just have to pay for the food and drinks.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Nashville Symphony – April 24-26
The greatest love triangle story ever told will be displayed this weekend, at TPAC, during A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Nashville Symphony. Bring a date and make it a classic night in Music City.
St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon – April 25
Grab the shoes and go for a run during Nashville’s St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Over 30,000 runners and walkers will descend upon the streets of Nashville. 28 stages will line the path offering great music throughout the day. Plus there will be a post-race concert, that night, featuring headlining act Martina McBride. Don’t forget to let the kiddos run, too! KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee happens April 26. It’s a non-timed, non-competitive event for children in gra
des K-7, so they can get involved with the marathon excitement and run with kids their own size.
Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike – April 9-25
Saturday, April 25, will be the last day of Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike. The most recent production from Nashville’s Repertory Theatre. It’s a laugh out laugh production that is sure to offer its money’s worth.
Zoovie Nights – April 24
Snag a blanket and watch a film under the stars at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere during Zoovie Nights. April 24 will be the first movie of this season and they will showcase Epic. The other films for the season include Toy Story (May 15), Ice Age (June 12), and How to Train Your Dragon (September 4).
San Antonio Taco Co.
One of Nashville’s best Tex-Mex spots is none other than San Antonio Taco Co. in Midtown. Or as we, the locals, call it: SATCO. It’s perfect for a nice sunny day in Nashville as the patio is shaded by trees so you can feel the warmth, but not get burned by the rays. One of the best parts is how you order the food. You are provided with a check list that has everything from tacos to enchiladas. You make the checks, you tell them what you want, and BAM, out it comes like magic. Check it out, or enjoy it again, and make sure to let us know what you think on Twitter.
Ten Out of Tenn @ Ryman Auditorium – April 24
Tyrone Wells @ City Winery Nashville – April 24
Lightning 100’s Marathon Block Party ft. All Them Witches, The Black Cadillacs, Sol Cat, and more @ Marathon Music Works – April 25
Post-Race Concert ft. Martina McBride @ Bridgestone Arena – April 25
Hope the above information provided you enough to make stellar plans this weekend in Nashville. Just make sure to pay attention next week as we talk about Beer & Hymns, Sevier Park Festival, First Saturday Art Crawl, and more!