294. 10 Mardi Gras Events in Music City

Nashville is offering plenty of fun to celebrate Fat Tuesday. The events kick off tomorrow and go until next weekend. See below and join the fun!

294. 10 Mardi Gras Events in Music City

293. Cochon555 – February 26

This Sunday (Feb. 26), Union Station Hotel will be the place to be for Cochon555, a culinary event featuring Nashville chefs in a healthy competition. Some of the participating chefs include Tony Galzin (Nicky’s Coal Fired), Jason Zygmony (The Treehouse), Joey Ray (Carter’s), Kaelin Ulrich Trilling (Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge), Sarah Gavigan (Otaku Ramen), and more. Ticket-owners will be able to munch on dozens of chef-crafted tastings while sipping on over 40 different types of wines, craft cocktails, and brew. You can get your tickets at: cochon555.com.

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293. Cochon555 – February 26

292. Fifteen Things To Do In Music City This Week (February 22-March 1)

This week, Nashville offers some great culinary events and more. See below for upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week in Music City.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION PAIRINGS
Nashville Wine Auction’s Pairings will occur this weekend, February 23-25. Visitors will enjoy three days of events featuring some of the best winemakers in the world. visitmusiccity.com/winepairingsweekend

FISK JUBILEE SINGERS
The Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform a free show at Franklin First United Methodist Church on February 24. fiskjubileesingers.org

COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR
Country Radio Seminar begins February 22nd and lasts until the 24th. The three-day event will feature entertainment, networking, and educational opportunities throughout Music City. Read more from the press release.

COCHON555
Cochon555 will take place at Union Station Hotel on February 26. During the event, Nashville chefs will cook with heritage breed pork to offer unique tastings. A portion of the sales will benefit the Piggy Bank Charity. cochon555.com

PRISONER WINE COMPANY DINNER
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a special 5-course dinner including dishes paired with wine from The Prisoner Wine Company on February 23. ruthschris.com

GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aka “Fluffy,” will perform TPAC on February 25. tpac.org

ERIK NIEL X BUTCHER & BEE
Butcher & Bee will begin their monthly chef series with Erik Niel of Chattanooga on February 25. During the event, patrons will enjoy a menu crafted by Bryan Lee Weaver (of Butcher & Bee) and Erik Niel. butcherandbee.com

ACME UNPLUGGED
Kree Harrison and Ryan Beaver will perform the next Acme Unplugged at Acme Feed & Seed on February 27. visitmusiccity.com/acmeunplugged

MARDI GRAS AT CAFE FONTANELLA
Cafe Fontanella will host a Mardi Gras celebration on February 28. The event will feature Louisiana style food and themed drinks. fontanel.com

RAISIN’ CANE: A HARLEM RENAISSANCE ODYSSEY
Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey with Jasmine Guy & The Avery Sharpe Trio is a work of art to celebrate and honor the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery. The event will occur at TPAC on February 24. tpac.org

SENSE & SENSIBILITY
Trevecca University is presenting Sense & Sensibility at their Benson Auditorium February 23, 24, and 25. trevecca.edu

SISTAS: THE MUSICAL BY DOROTHY MARCIC
Z. Alexander Looby Theater will feature Sistas: The Musical by Dorothy Marcic from February 17th to March 5th. Find tickets and more information.

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS POSTERITY
The Nashville Repertory Theatre’s next production will be Posterity which will take place February 9th through the 25th. nashvillerep.org

OLDE WORLDE THEATRE PRESENTS PETER AND THE WOLF AND THE GOLDEN GOOSE
Olde Worlde Theatre’s next production is Peter and the Wolf and The Golden Goose. Guests may see the show at the Belcourt Theatre Saturdays, February 4-25. belcourt.org

OVC MEN’S & WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
The OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship will take place, March 1-4, at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. visitmusiccity.com/OVC.

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

OTAKU SOUTH
A Ramen Shop and bar in the Gulch, Otaku Ramen’s focus is making traditional Japanese ramen with the local bounty of Middle Tennessee. Patio is enclosed and available all year around. otakuramen.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Dashboard Confessional @ The Basement East – February 21-23
ZZ Top @ Ryman Auditorium – February 22
JoJo Hermann’s Slim Wednesday @ City Winery Nashville – February 23
Josh Gracin @ Tin Roof Broadway – February 23
The Rite of Spring @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – February 23-25
All Them Witches @ Exit/In – February 24
Little Big Town @ Exit/In – February 24-25
Daya @ Mercy Lounge – February 26
AJR @ The High Watt – February 26
Deana Carter @ City Winery Nashville – February 27
Leon @ Mercy Lounge – February 28

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Music City Irish Fest @ Throughout Nashville – March 1-17
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – March 2-5
The Art of Special Effects Makeup @ TPAC – March 4
Repticon Nashville Reptile & Exotic Animal Show @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – March 4-5
GnashVegas Casino Gala & Auction @ Bridgestone Arena – March 5

And so much more.

292. Fifteen Things To Do In Music City This Week (February 22-March 1)

291. Erik Niel x Butcher & Bee – February 25

Butcher & Bee over in East Nashville will be presenting their first chef series event on February 25. The crew at the restaurant has partnered with chef Erik Niel of Chattanooga to provide a never before seen or tried menu. Erik Niel was named a James Beard Award Semifinalists for Best Chef: Southeast and also voted “Chef of the Year” by Tennessee Tourism & Hospitality Association. You can make reservation at: butcherandbee.com/nashville or over the phone (615-226-3322).

Find more information at: butcherandbee.com.

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291. Erik Niel x Butcher & Bee – February 25

290. OZ School Days: President’s Day

Tomorrow will be President’s Day! Not sure if you know, but OZ Arts Nashville presents school days on a regular basis. They are typically when schools have the day off like President’s Day. Of course, tomorrow will be no exception as they are hosting a daylong multi-arts program for ages 5-15. The event will take place at the Centennial Performing Arts Studio and you can find the full schedule below. Join the fun!

Find more information at: ozartsnashville.org.

SCHEDULE:

8:30–9am – Registration + Drop off
9–9:30am – Group Activity #1
9:30–9:35am – BELL
9:35–10:35am – Session # 1
10:35–10:40am – BELL
10:40–10:50am – Restroom Break + Snack*
10:50–11:50am – Session #2
11:50–11:55pm – BELL
11:55–12:55pm – Lunch* & Playground
12:55–1pm – BELL
1–1:30pm – Group Activity #2
1:30–2:30pm – Session # 3
2:30–2:35pm – BELL
2:35–2:45pm – Restroom Break + Snack*
2:45–3:45pm – Session # 4
3:45–4pm – Pick-Up

*Please provide your child with a nut-free lunch & snack for breaks*

290. OZ School Days: President’s Day

289. Two Things For Your Sunday Funday

The weather prediction for Sunday (checked on Friday, Feb. 17) is sunny with the high of 73°. Despite the calendar date, it’s spring! And we’re taking advantage of the spring weather by planning to head outside. Join us!

Hillsboro Village
Hillsboro Village is the perfect spot to get a taste of Music City while being outside. You can take a walk down the street and pop your head in and out of the many boutiques. Enjoy a meal outside at restaurants like Jackson’s Bar & Bistro or Double Dogs. You can even snag a cup of coffee from Fido and take it outside. And, of course, take a load off at Fannie Mae Park just down the road. But that’s not all. See more at: visitmusiccity.com/hillsborovillage.

Yazoo Taproom Pub Sing Sing-Along
After a long day of exploring we are going to chill out at Yazoo Brewing Company for a Yazoo Taproom Pub Song Sing-Along presented by Make Music Nashville. During the event, pints will be consumed while members of Nashville’s premiere barbershop quartet will play. Check it out!

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289. Two Things For Your Sunday Funday

288. Little Big Town at Mother Church Residency

In case you have not heard, Ryman Auditorium is doing their first artist in residency program this year. The featured band is Little Big Town and they are calling it Little Big Town at the Mother Church. There will be a total of nine shows to see with the first being February 24. See below for the full schedule and be there for this momentous occasion in Music City.

February 24 – Get tickets
February 25 – Get tickets
May 19 – Get tickets
May 20 – Get tickets
July 28 – Get tickets
July 29 – Get tickets
September 15 – Get tickets
September 16 – Get tickets
November 27 – Get tickets

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288. Little Big Town at Mother Church Residency