359. Two Things To Do For Your Sunday Funday

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The Parthenon
Located at Centennial Park is one of Nashville’s most popular attractions, The Parthenon. It is the only full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek temple and a beautiful sight to see in Music City. If you have never seen it? You’re missing out. If you have, there’s never any reason not to revisit. Find out more.

Tennessee Craft Fair
Also, within Centennial Park is the Tennessee Craft Fair. 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 during this festival. This will be the last day of the Tennessee Craft Fair until fall. It will be open from 10am to 5pm and it is free to the public. Find more information.

359. Two Things To Do For Your Sunday Funday

358. Cheekwood to Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

Not sure if you know, but May 12 is National Public Gardens Day. Nashville’s own Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a perfect spot to celebrate the occasion as they are offering FREE admission all day.  To receive free admission you must present a printed coupon at Cheekwood’s Visitor Services. How do you get said coupon? Download it at: APGA’s website. Parking is $5 and not included. The fun will last from 9am to 5pm and they will have a beer garden, live music, food trucks, and fun activities for all ages. Go!

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358. Cheekwood to Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

357. Taco Fest – May 6-7

Over the next two days, Na837d4_d585fc486c5049009672bb672af6346d-mv2_d_1987_1425_s_2.pngissan Stadium will be home to Taco Fest, a full-on celebration of one of the greatest things every crafted in the culinary world. Participants from all over will compete in the Best Taco Competition, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Taco Eating Contest, and so much more. There will even be a Kids Zone so you can bring along the littles ones to educate them on all things taco. If you need more reasons head to: nashvilletacofest.com.

 

357. Taco Fest – May 6-7

356. Twenty-Two Things To Do This Week In Nashville (May 3-10)

Hump Day! Perfect time to plan your week if you ask us. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

STREET FOOD MONTH
May, in Nashville, is Street Food Month. Our wonderful food trucks celebrate the occasion through special events like Street Food Thursdays when 18 food trucks gather each Thursday at Fourth Avenue and Deaderick from 11am-2pm. Read more from the press release.

BROADWAY BRUNCH
Nashville Repertory Theatre is presenting their annual Broadway Brunch at City Winery Nashville on May 7. The honorary chair will be former Tennessee Titan Eddie George. broadwaybrunch.org

NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN DERBY BED RACE
The Nashville Downtown Derby Bed Race will take place at 5th & Broadway on May 6. This is a competition where teams build their best “beds” to race. Proceeds go to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. donate.tjmartell.org

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER’S SPORTS SCIENCE DAY
The Adventure Science Center will host a Sports Science Day on May 6. Families and friends can take part in science activities with the common theme of sports. Read more from the press release.

STRAWBERRY JUBILEE
On May 6, the Nashville Farmers’ Market will host its annual Strawberry Jubilee featuring fun activities built around celebrating the fruit. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

NASHVILLE TACO FEST
The Nashville Taco Fest will take place at Nissan Stadium May 5-6. The event will feature tacos, food competitions, a kid zone, live music, and more. nashvilletacofest.com

TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR
The spring Tennessee Craft Fair will be, May 5-7, at Centennial Park. Festival goers will be able to shop from local crafters displaying their goods. The festival is free and open to the public. visitmusiccity.com/tncraft

SEVIER PARK FEST
This year’s Sevier Park Fest will occur May 5-6. The ticketed concert, on May 5, will feature The Lone Bellow. Followed by the free festival, on May 6, featuring the food, art, fashion, and more of the 12South, Belmont, and Hillsboro Village communities. sevierparkfest.com

JOHN CAPARULO
John Caparulo will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club May 4-6. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

NASHVILLE SHORES
The Nashville Shores will open this weekend on May 6. They will only be open weekends until May 25th when they will start daily operations which will last until August 6th. nashvilleshores.com

KIDZ BOP “BEST TIME EVER”
Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel will host Kidz Bop “Best Time Ever” on May 6. fontanel.com

ERNEST TUBB MIDNITE JAMBOREE 70TH ANNIVERSARY
Ernest Tubb Record Shop will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Midnite Jamboree on May 6. Glenn Douglas Tubb will host the evening. etrecordshop.com

ROCK OUT EAST NASHVILLE
East Park will host Rock Out East Nashville featuring live music, beer, and food on May 6. The lineup includes Los Colognes, J Marco, and more. rockouteastnashville.com

FRIST CENTER – FREE ADMISSION
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has three great exhibits to see at the moment. The first is Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea (which will close May 7), the second is Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling (which will close May 7), and the third is Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. AND they are offering free admission to each visitor who presents their hotel room keycard. Also, they will have their FREE Family Festival Day, on May 7, providing an excellent opportunity to see some of their closing exhibits before it is too late. visitmusiccity.com/frist

NASHVILLE BALLET PRESENTS SEVEN DEADLY SINS
The Nashville Ballet’s next production will be Seven Deadly Sins featuring Ten out of Tenn. The show will occur at TPAC May 5-7. nashvilleballet.com

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

IMPARABLES, ADRIAN URIBE Y OMAR CHAPARRO
Imparables features two of Mexico’s top comedians, Adrian Uribe and Omar Chaparro, and will take place, May 5, at TPAC. tpac.org

CHAFFIN’S BARN DINNER THEATRE’S BEAU JEST
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre’s current show is Beau Jest. You can see the performance from now until May 27th. dinnertheatre.com

STUDIO TENN PRESENTS MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Studio Tenn will begin performing Monty Python’s Spamalot at The Factory at Franklin May 4-21. studiotenn.com

OLDE WORLDE THEATRE PRESENTS GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS
Olde Worlde Theatre’s next production is Goldilocks & The Three Bears. You may see the show at the Belcourt Theatre Saturdays, May 6-27. belcourt.org

THE DADA EFFECT: AN ANTI-AESTHETIC AND ITS INFLUENCE
The Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt’s current exhibit is The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence which will remain open until May 27th. as.vanderbilt.edu

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

MARGOT CAFE AND BAR
At Margot Cafe and Bar, you will find a rotating menu of creative and seasonal French and Italian fare. Served in a comfortable bistro setting, Margot Cafe and Bar offers dinner Tuesday through Saturday and a delightful Sunday brunch.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

A Perfect Circle @ Bridgestone Arena – May 3
Coheed & Cambria @ Marathon Music Works – May 3
Classical Mystery Tour with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – May 4-6
Bastille @ Ascend Amphitheater – May 5
Rival Sons @ Cannery Ballroom – May 5
Pixies @ Ryman Auditorium – May 5
Luke Bryan @ Bridgestone Arena – May 5-6
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds @ Ascend Amphitheater – May 6-7
Outcry Tour @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium – May 9
Steve Winwood @ Ryman Auditorium – May 10

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Generous Helpings @ City Winery Nashville – May 11
Historic Rural Life Festival @ Tennessee Agricultural Museum – May 11-12
Paula Poundstone @ TPAC – May 12
National Public Gardens Day @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – May 12
China Lights @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – May 12-June 11
Iroquois Steeplechase @ Percy Warner Park – May 13
5 Lap Closed Course Driving Experience @ Nissan Stadium – May 13
Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – May 13

356. Twenty-Two Things To Do This Week In Nashville (May 3-10)

355. The Big Payback

Tomorrow, May 3, The Big Payback will take place. This annual fundraiser is Middle Tennessee’s largest online giving day with thousands of people donating to non-profits including many organizations within Nashville. Some of the participating non-profits include Adventure Science Center, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President, Belcourt Theatre, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Boy Scouts of America, and Boys & Grils Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Please take a moment tomorrow and donate at: thebigpayback.org.

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355. The Big Payback

354. Iroquois Steeplechase @ Percy Warner Park – May 13

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring sincSteeplechaseCouple4.jpge 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. This year’s race will mark 76 years for the Iroquois Steeplechase and more than seven decades of Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality, and Southern fashions.

Those who attend the event enjoy areas for families, well-appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger-than-life hats, Honey Jack Juleps, and crowd-pleasing recipes. More importantly, guests support a cause at the heart of the event. Since being designated as the official charity in 1981, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $10 million from Iroquois Steeplechase proceeds.

TICKET OPTIONS

HUNT CLUB EXPERIENCE – SPECIAL DISCOUNT

Located along the box seats, this completely-tented area gives a front-row seat to the excitement. Ticket includes gourmet catered food and beverages, live music, and one of the best views on the grounds in a prime location. Get tickets!

TAILGATING PACKAGES

It’s Nashville’s biggest spring tailgate, and one of our greatest traditions! Each space includes armbands for eight guests and two Lot T parking passes. See your options.

INDIVIDUAL TAILGATING ARMBANDS & SHUTTLE PASS

Looking to join in the Iroquois Steeplechase tailgating experience, but don’t want to go with a big group? Here’s your chance! These armbands provide access to all tailgating areas on the grounds, including the Iroquois Shoppes, the family area, and the food truck section. Parking at Highway 100 is included, and a shuttle to and from the grounds will be provided. Get your tickets.

THE FOX DEN – NEW THIS YEAR!

Located in the middle of the infield, the Fox Den is an add-on option for adult racegoers to enjoy food, beverages and entertainment all day. Get your tickets.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Gather your family and friends and pack a picnic for a perfect day at the races. The hillside venue for General Admission is the preferred spot for hundreds of race fans. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the General Admission entrance on race day. These sell out quick! Get your tickets.

FAMILY AREA TAILGATING SECTION

The Family Area offers every member of the family a chance to enjoy race day. This is an alcohol-free tailgating area located adjacent to Gaucho Road, which offers more flexibility in departure from race grounds and boasts a terrific play area for the kids and close proximity to the track for race viewing. Reserve your area.

SKYBOX SUITES

Experience the race in style, the Skybox Suites offer a phenomenal panoramic view of the track from a private, elevated luxury suite and covered deck. Each suite includes air conditioning, hardwood floors, granite countertops, wet bars, a private bathroom, TVs, and more! Click for more information.

HOSPITALITY VILLAGE

Adjacent to the box seats, Hospitality Village is the perfect venue for Steeplechase guests who want to see and be seen. This action-packed area offers an up-close view of the races and jumbotron. Tents sizes vary and can accommodate parties ranging from 20 up to 130 guests. Reserve your space.

354. Iroquois Steeplechase @ Percy Warner Park – May 13

353. Two Things For Your Sunday Funday

Today, we’re thinking about trying something new before purchasing something new. It will all make sense once you read the brief paragraphs below. Get to it.

Brunch, Brunch, and Brunch
Three Nashville restaurants have begun serving brunch and they include Urban Cowboy Public House, Henrietta Red, and answer. They are each new(ish) to Nashville’s food scene and are sure to offer an experience this Sunday Funday. Read more from Nashville Eater.

Project 615’s Nash Spring Bash
After you get done eating, head on over to Centennial Park for Project 615’s Nash Spring Bash featuring 50 local business vendors, live music, and food trucks. This annual spring festival is free and open to the public. Go check it out! Find out more.

353. Two Things For Your Sunday Funday