It’s Memorial Day Weekend! And, of course, Nashville has plenty of weekend happenings for you to enjoy. See below for all the fun, a Nashville Restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to check out what will occur the following week, too!
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has two exciting exhibits to enjoy. The first is Zoovie Night showcasing the movie Minions with games, inflatables, music, crafts, and more on May 27. Then, from May 28-29 they will host Zzzoofari Slumber allowing you the opportunity to spend the night on the grounds. nashvillezoo.org
NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET: THRIFT EMPORIUM
The Nashville Flea Market will be open March 25-26 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This weekend’s theme is Thrift Emporium. thefairgrounds.com
THE NATIONAL BBQ CUP
The National BBQ Cup will happen at Nissan Stadium May 27-29. The three day festival includes amazing food, a cook-off, live music, and more. nationalbbqcup.com
Cumberland Park is home to SuperCoolFunFest, a 90s themed festival, featuring a party zone, games, and live music from My So Called Band on May 28. Find tickets and more information.
The Nashville Shores will begin daily operations for the summer on May 27. Also, on May 29 they will showcase fireworks. nashvilleshores.com
NASHVILLE FLYBOARD SEASON KICKOFF
On May 29, Nashville Flyboard will kick off the summer season at Cap’n Dave’s Water Sports inside Nashville Shores. Find more information.
HARD WORKING AMERICANS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
The Hard Working Americans, a supergroup comprised of Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, and more, will host a free block party at Acme Feed & Seed, May 30, to celebrate the release of their new album. Find more information.
Camp NASH is a family friendly country music lifestyle event taking place, May 30, at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater. Some of the musical acts include Big & Rich, Thompson Square, Parmalee, and more. fontanel.com
PINOT WITH THE PRESIDENT
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is offering Pinot with the President, on May 31, offering you a special architecture tour, followed by wine and hor d’oeuvres in the formal garden. Find tickets and more information.
SWINE AND WINE
The next Swine and Wine, at Natchez Hills Winery, will take place May 29. This special event is a monthly series when they serve slow hickory smoked pork in their vineyard. natchezhills.com
ZANIES COMEDY NIGHT CLUB
Clayton English will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club May 26-29. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
From May 22nd to the 29th, the Bingham Cup will take place at Ted Rhodes Park. The rugby matches will begin on May 27. Find more information.
EXHIBITS AT THE FRIST
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has a great exhibit for you to see called The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film. Also, make sure to check out their Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945-1975 exhibit which opened May 27. For more information go to: visitmusiccity.com/Bellissima.
MACCHINE ITALIANE: A TOUR OF ITALY’S MOTORING SPIRIT
The Lane Motor Museum next exhibit will be Macchine Italiane: A Tour of Italy’s Motoring Spirit which will feature over three dozen vehicles including race cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles that demonstrate Italian design and engineering from 1936-2012. The exhibit opens May 26. visitmusiccity.com/lanemotor
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Disney’s classic tale, Beauty and the Beast, will come to life at TPAC from May 31st to June 5th. tpac.org
IMAGES OF CENTENNIAL PARK
The Parthenon Museum’s next exhibit will be Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century. It will open on May 28th and lasts until October 26th. Read more from the press release.
Southern Steak & Oyster
Located in the heart of the SoBro district in downtown Nashville, The Southern Steak & Oyster is a unique and animated eatery that blends over a hundred years of combined catering and restaurant experience with an individual, authentic taste where culinary meets comfort. With the combination of indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and authentically Southern hospitality, The Southern is always “south of somewhere.” thesouthernnashville.com
Mahler’s Third Symphony with Chorus @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 26-28
Broken Frame, Chris Bullard @ 12th & Porter – May 27
Tim Akers & The Smoking Section @ 3rd and Lindsley – May 27
Skyway Man w/ Andy Jenkins and Joey Scala @ The Basement – May 27
The Bluefields @ The Basement – May 27
I Love the 90’s with Salt N Pepa @ Bridgestone Arena – May 27
The Zombies with Special Guests Bruce Sudano @ City Winery Nashville – May 27
Jenifer Jackson w/ Robin Eaton and James Haggerty @ The Basement – May 28
Guilty Pleasures @ 3rd and Lindsley – May 28
Boy Named Banjo w/ Three Star Revival & Laney Jones and the Spirits @ The Basement – May 28
Will Hoge Solo Acoustic @ City Winery Nashville – May 29
Bonnie Bishop with The Quaker City Night Hawks @ 3rd and Lindsley – May 29
Alicia Michilli & Nicole Boggs @ The Basement – May 29
Bonnie Bishop @ 3rd and Lindsley – May 29
Mudcrutch @ Ryman Auditorium – May 31
There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Yum! East @ Pavilion EAST – June 2
Brew at the Zoo @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – June 3
Delanie Walker’s Celebrity Go_Karting Challenge @ Music City Indoor Karting Entertainment – June 2
COWabunga! Dairy Festival @ Lucky Ladd Farms – June 4
Opera @ Dyer Observatory – June 4
Frist Saturday Art Crawl @ 5th Avenue of the Arts – June 4
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston – June 4
Nashville International Puppet Festival @ Nashville Public Library – June 4-19
Glitter and Glam: Nashville’s Original Dog and Fashion Show @ Hutton Hotel – June 5
And so much more.
Until next time!