12. Nineteen Things To Do This Weekend Including Mother’s Day Fun!


Time for another edition of weekend fun! See below for a full list of  weekend happenings, a Nashville Restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to check out what will occur the following week, too!

WEEKEND EVENTS

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The Tennessee Craft Fair will take place May 6-8. During this annual event, hundreds of Tennessee Craft artists showcase their handmade treasures on the lawn of Centennial Park for thousands of guests looking for that one-of-a-kind piece. visitmusiccity.com/tncraft

CHEEKWOOD NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art will provide free admission to all for National Public Gardens Day on May 6. Read more from the press release.

HAPPY HOUR WITH HEART
The Big Bang Dueling Pianos Bar is hosting Happy Hour with Heart to help fundraise for the Hearing Loss Association of America on May 6. They will have drink specials, giveaways, and live music. Find more information.

SEVIER PARK FEST
This year’s headliner for the Sevier Park Fest will be Blues Traveler. In addition to great live music, you may experience art and fun activities in the unique 12South neighborhood from May 6th to the 7th. sevierparkfest.com

MUSIC MASTERS: A CONVERSATION WITH BOB NEUWIRTH
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s next Music Masters will feature Bob Neuwirth and take place in the museum’s Ford Theater on May 7. The program is presented in support of the exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City. Read more from the press release.

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR
The popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor will be at Ryman Auditorium on May 7. ryman.com

17TH ANNUAL RAJIN’ CAJUN CRAWFISH BOIL
Cumberland Park will be rockin’ during the 17th Annual Rajin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil featuring New Orleans-style food, 4,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, and cold beer on May 7. The ticket proceeds go to benefit Safe Haven. Find more information and tickets.

4TH ANNUAL MCCABE PUB CRAWFISH BOIL
A ticket to the 4th Annual McCabe Pub Crawfish Boil, happening May 7, will include all-you-can-eat crawfish and 3 drink tickets. The proceeds from the event benefit LAM Foundation. Find more information and tickets.

STRAWBERRY JUBILEE
The freshest strawberries from local and regional farmers will be available for purchase during Strawberry Jubilee at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on May 7. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

ZANIES COMEDY NIGHT CLUB
Margaret Cho will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club May 5-7. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

MOTHER’S DAY TEA FT. AMERICAN GIRL AUTHOR DENISE LEWIS PATRICK
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is hosting a special Mother’s Day Tea featuring American Girl Author Denise Lewis Patrick on May 7. thehermitage.com

GEORGE JONES MUSEUM – FREE ADMISSION
The George Jones Museum is offering free admission to moms on Mother’s Day. Find more information.

MAGNOLIAS & MIMOSAS – MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum will offer a special Magnolias & Mimosas – Mother’s Day Brunch on May 8. travellersrestplantation.org

NASHVILLE MOTHER’S DAY 5K
The Nashville Mother’s Day 5K will begin at Shelby Park on May 8. active.com

ADVENTUREWORKS
Moms will only have to pay $16 at Adventureworks this Mother’s Day. Find more information.

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS INGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Festival is taking place May 4-14. This year’s works include: We See What Happen by Jonathan Alexandratos, Thrill Day by Helen Banner, This Is About You by Edith Freni, and more. nashvillerep.org

OZ ARTS NASHVILLE PRESENTS SPEAK EASY
OZ Arts Nashville’s next show is Speak Easy: A Celebration of the Written and Spoken Word taking place May 4-7. ozartsnashville.org

FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, 6-9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

ARTS & MUSIC AT WEDGEWOOD/HOUSTON
Art enthusiasts will love to take part in Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston. The event takes place every first Saturday of every month featuring a ton of galleries that display new groundbreaking art plus live music. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl#WeHo

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

Edley’s Bar-B-Que
Edley’s Bar-B-Que unites the Nashville tradition of meat & three restaurants with the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi. The fast casual eatery serves smoked pork, chicken, turkey, brisket, ribs, and wings, as well as fried shrimp and catfish sandwiches. They smoke their meats low and slow and only serve meat that was smoked that day, so you know it’s fresh. Southern sides are prepared fresh daily with special sides according to the season. Edley’s has indoor and patio seating, multiple HDTVs, and a full premium bar. Check it out.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Gill Shaham @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 5-7
The Avett Brothers @ Bridgestone Arena – May
Larkin Poe w/ Harrison Whitford @ 12th & Porter – May 6
Emmylou Harris & Friends ft. Patty Griffin & Buddy Miller @ City Winery Nashville – May 6
Captain Ivory, Kara Clark @ The Basement – May 6
Triple Run, Will King, Michael May @ The Basement – May 6
Clayton Risner and Ariel Petrie @ The Basement East – May 6
DJ Trap Vibes Crew w/ Special Guest and Preshcru @ The Basement East – May 6
Animal Collective @ Marathon Music Works – May 6
Disturbed and Rob Zombie with Special Guests Pop Evil @ Ascend Amphitheater – May 7
Jonathan Timm, Nathan K @ The Basement East – May 7
Pop Life, A Tribute To Prince to benefit Music Cares @ The Basement East – May 7
Jessica Dawn, The Cold Stares @ The Basement – May 7
Sticky Fingers @ The Basement – May 7
An Evening with The Purple Masquerade @ 12th & Porter – May 7
Trampled by Turtles & The Devil Makes Three @ The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – May 7
The New Mastersounds @ Exit/In – May 7
Citizen Cope @ City Winery Nashville – May 7-8
The Isley Brothers @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 8
The H.O.A, Cumberland Queen, The Saturns, Down Home, Victoria @ The Basement East – May 8
Elliot Root with The Social Animals @ 3rd and Lindsley – May 8
Us and the Ship, Human Ottoman, Scale Model, Moxies @ The Basement – May 8
Filter @ Exit/In – May 8
Lucinda Williams @ Ryman Auditorium – May 8

NEXT WEEK

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

Generous Helpings @ City Winery Nashville – May 12
Historic Rural Life Festival @ Tennessee Agricultural Museum – May 12-13
Exploring Homebrew @ Pavillion EAST – May 13
Nashville Scene Margarita Festival @ Pine Street – May 13
Goodguys 11th Nashville Nationals @ Nissan Stadium – May 13-15
Iroquois Steeplechase @ Percy Warner Park – May 14
Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Westhaven – May 14
Carrie’s Crawfish Boil @ Carnton Plantation – May 14

And so much more.

Until next time!

12. Nineteen Things To Do This Weekend Including Mother’s Day Fun!

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