Mother’s Day will be this Sunday and there are plenty of things to do that will entertain the whole family. See below for the upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week in Music City.
76TH RUNNING OF THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE
Percy Warner Park will play host to the 76th Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase on May 13. It’s the premier spring race meet in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring. Each year, they offer new and exciting ways to view the race. From tailgate spots to skybox suites, guests, and yourself, can find all the options here: visitmusiccity.com/steeplechase.
Mother’s Day is May 14 this year. Nashville has plenty of places serving brunch and offering fantastic events to please any hard-working mother. Find details at: visitmusiccity.com/brunch.
Musicians Corner begins this weekend. The free concert series will take place each Saturday from May 13th to June 24th. This year’s lineup includes Rayland Baxter, Margaret Glaspy, John Paul White, and more. musicianscornernashville.com
The Fairgrounds Nashville will be lit up with exquisite lanterns, traditional performers, art, and more during China Lights happening May 12-June 11. visitmusiccity.com/chinalights
SAVOR NASHVILLE CELEBRITY CHEF DINNER
The Savor Nashville Celebrity Chef Dinner, benefiting the James Beard Award Foundation and Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee will take place at the Hutton Hotel on May 11. The Host Chef will be Kerri Roach of 1808 Grille who will be joined by Tandy Wilson of City House, Andrew Little of Josephine, Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale and Masala House, and Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen. Read more from the press release.
On May 11, City Winery Nashville will host Generous Helpings ft. some of the best Nashville restaurants serving samples to benefit Middle Tennessee’s Table. Some of the participating restaurants include Fin & Pearl, The Grilled Cheeserie, Tànsuŏ, and Sinema. secondharvestmidtn.org
HISTORIC RURAL LIFE FESTIVAL
Tennessee Agricultural Museum is presenting their annual Historic Rural Life Festival May 11-12. The festival will feature old-time activities, crafts, blacksmithing, and more. tnagmuseum.org
Comic Paula Poundstone will perform TPAC on May 12. tpac.org
NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY AT CHEEKWOOD
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with free admission on May 12. They will have live music, a beer garden, activities, and more to take part in. Read more from the press release.
CLOSED COURSE DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Music City Dream Cars will offer a closed course driving experience at Nissan Stadium on May 13. Find more information.
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
The popular TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, will be performed live, on May 16, during Whose Live Anyway? at TPAC. tpac.org
SHONEY’S 5K FAMILY FUN RUN
Shoney’s is hosting their 5K Family Fun Run on May 13. The starting line will be Nissan Stadium. Find more information.
NASHVILLE BALLET PRESENTS FERDINAND THE BULL
The Nashville Ballet will perform Ferdinand the Bull at Nashville Ballet Studio A from May 14-21. nashvilleballet.com
Looking for a new place for lunch, a drink before or after a Preds Game or Bridgestone Arena event? Stop by Tavern ‘96, located just outside the Nissan SoBro Entrance. Be sure to check out the great selection of beer, delicious food offerings and sports programming on a daily basis. Open for lunch, dinner and post-game, Tavern ‘96 is your destination! bridgestonearena.com
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors @ Ryman Auditorium – May 12-13
An American Requiem @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 12-13
The Righteous Brothers @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 14
Ruth B. Davis @ 12th & Porter – May 14
Phoenix @ Ryman Auditorium – May 15
Georgia On My Mind @ Ryman Auditorium – May 16
New Kids on the Block @ Bridgestone Arena – May 17
Mastodon @ Ryman Auditorium – May 17
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender @ Gaylord Opryland – May 18-21
After-Hours Laser Shows @ Adventure Science Center – May 19
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 19-21
Capitol District Street Fair @ Germantown’s Morgan Park – May 20