88. The Bayou Boogaloo Crawfish Boil and Booze Sunday Funday

Orleans Avenue, a New Orleans style restaurant (who would have guessed), is offering a great event for your Sunday Funday. The Bayou Boogaloo Crawfish Boil, happening July 31, will have a live brass band and DJ providing popping tunes to tap your toes to. Crawfish will be served by the pound and each pound comes with red potatoes, corn on the cob, and andouille sausage. Also, the kitchen will be open with an extended menu just in case you’ve haven’t had a chance to try this restaurant. Go check it out!

Find tickets at: eventbrite.com.
Please be aware this is a 21 and up event.

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88. The Bayou Boogaloo Crawfish Boil and Booze Sunday Funday

87. Music City Sup Race

Racing time! Nashville’s Paddle UP is hosting a race on the Cumberland River, July 30, and you’re invited. There will be free festival fun for spectators on the East Bank Riverfront Landing just in case you don’t feel like racing. At 12pm they will have the award ceremony, followed by an Afterparty with SweetWater Brewing Co. at Acme Feed & Seed. You can register and find more information at: paddleguru.com/races/musiccitysuprace2016.

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87. Music City Sup Race

86. #NashvilleNow – Private Homes & Gardens Tour

In celebration of Southern Living’s 50th anniversary, the magazine and the city of Nashville have teamed up to bring you a weekend of experiences that celebrate the city’s food, fashion, art, and, of course, music. Each event has been curated by Southern Living editors to provide you with an inside look into the authentic happenings in Music City. One of the major events is the Private Homes & Gardens Tour occurring September 2. See the details below and purchase your tickets here.

cheekwood300x197.jpgTour some of Nashville’s most beautiful private homes and gardens with Southern Living Home Editor Zoe Gowen, and meet some of the Nashville designers featured on the pages of the magazine. Guests will be treated to refreshments along the way. Then it’s on to the ultimate Nashville garden tour at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art. Enjoy a tour with Patrick Larkin who heads up Cheekwood’s grounds and learn about the fifty-five acre site which includes the original Cheek gardens, designed by Bryant Fleming, with pools, fountains, statuary, extensive boxwood plantings and breathtaking views of the rolling Tennessee hills. Guests will also visit the Japanese garden, an herb garden, two perennial gardens, a color garden, water garden, seasons garden, and an award-winning wildflower garden.

86. #NashvilleNow – Private Homes & Gardens Tour

85. Music City Hot Wing Festival

You scream, I scream, we all scream for hot wings. While that may not be how the song goes, we are certainly singing it due to the upcoming Music City Hot Wing Festival happening, August 6, at Cumberland Park. An event built around the delicious hot wing where teams compete for bragging rights through patrons voting their favorites. Ticket options include general admission for $15, all you can eat for $40, and VIP for $150. Get tickets.

Over 30 cooking teams are participating, craft vendors will be around selling goods, and cornhole competitions are taking place off to the side. Of course, live music will be played throughout the day by Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Music City Toppers, AJ & The Jiggawatts, and The Gripsweats.

Need more head to: musiccityhotwingfestival.com.

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85. Music City Hot Wing Festival

83. Nashville’s Upcoming Events (July 20-26

Plenty to do over the next week. How do we know? Because we looked below at the  events a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to check out what will occur the following week, too!ShelbyBridge1280x630.jpg

EVENTS

GOO GOO SUMMER CHEF SERIES
From July through September, the Goo Goo Shop will be celebrating their Summer Chef Series as local chefs produce their best version of the classic combination candy bar and display it for all to try. googoo.com

NASHVILLE SCENE’S BURGER WEEK
From July 18th through the 24th, multiple restaurants around Middle Tennessee will offer their best version of the burger for only $5 during Burger Week presented by the Nashville Scene. Some of the participating restaurants include Embers Ski Lodge, Puckett’s Grocery, City Winery Nashville, and Bar Louie. burgerweek.nashvillescene.com

ICE DAY
The Nashville Zoo’s annual Ice Day occurs, July 23, featuring fun activities, ice cream eating contests, an inflatable water slide, and more. nashvillezoo.org

WATERMELON FESTIVAL
Lucky Ladd Farms will celebrate Watermelon Festival on July 23. Free slices of the summer favorite will be passed around while children play in the splash zone, on inflatable slides, and more. luckyladdfarms.com

NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET: AMERICANA COOL
The Nashville Flea Market will be open, July 22-24, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This weekend’s theme is Americana Cool. thefairgrounds.com

ARIES SPEARS
Aries Spears, star of MADtv, will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club July 22-24. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

ELLISTON PLACE STREET FEST
To celebrate Exit/In’s 45th anniversary they are hosting a special Elliston Place Street Fest featuring the music of Diarrhea Planet, The Delta Saints, The Features, and more on July 23. exitin.com

ACME UNPLUGGED
Acme Radio’s monthly songwriter series, Acme Unplugged, features Steve Cropper and friends taking place on July 25. We will be live tweeting the show, which starts at 7pm, and encourage everyone to join along. visitmusiccity.com/acmeunplugged

ARRINGTON VINEYARDS’ WINE TASTING DINNER
Arrington Vineyards is hosting a seven-course dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House on July 26. See the menu and make a reservation by calling 615-761-3707.

BLUEGRASS NIGHTS AT THE RYMAN
The Ryman’s annual concert series, Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman, features the best in the Bluegrass world. The next show will be Thursday, July 21, featuring The SteelDrivers. Followed by Ricky Skaggs on July 28. ryman.com

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

The Country
The Country is a unique, friendly, neighborhood bar, and music venue that is a nod to all things Nashville. They celebrate the local and regional breweries by serving some fine selections on draft at their back bar. Their menu offers Southern-inspired dishes, and they have a stage built for Music City songwriters. thecountrynashville.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

AWOLNATION @ Carl Black Woods Amphitheater – July 21
Michael Franti & Spearhead @ War Memorial Auditorium – July 22
Dave Barnes @ Ryman Auditorium – July 23
5 Seconds of Summer @ Bridgestone Arena – July 23
Firekid with Becca Mancari @ 3rd and Lindsley – July 24
Culture Club @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – July 26

NEXT WEEK

There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

Way Late Play Date: Star Wars vs. Star Trek @ Adventure Science Center – July 28
WWE Smackdown @ Bridgestone Arena – August 2
MAFIAoZA’s Music City Brewer’s Festival @ Music City Walk of Fame Park – August 6
First Saturday Art Crawl @ 5th Avenue of the Arts – August 6
Art & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston – August 6

And so much more.

Until next time!

83. Nashville’s Upcoming Events (July 20-26