Jun 26-Jul 5: Merridian’s Independence Day Sale

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Don’t miss Merridian Home Furnishings Independence Day Sale which starts June 26. 15% off all furniture, including handmade wooden furniture, custom upholstery and special orders. This sale goes through July 5. For more information and to peruse their collection online, click here: www.merridian.com


Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Family Night at Cheekwood


Cheekwood invites you and your family back for their popular summer series. Every Thursday evening in July gather your family together for fantastic performances and shows, a ‘kids dance zone,’ and magical memories made in the beautiful gardens at Cheekwood! cheekwood.org/FamilyNightOut Family Night Out will now include a different food truck each week in addition to […]


Jul 3: July’s Art Crawl


July’s Art Crawl will take place on Friday night instead of Saturday, so kick off your Independence Day weekend at the closing reception for Lyle Carbajal’s Romancing Banality at Tinney Contemporary! Make sure to experience Carbajal’s transformative installation before it’s gone. The exhibition runs through July 25. www.tinneycontemporary.com  


Jul 3: Trisha Yearwood Exhibition CMHOF

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Whether it’s “She’s in Love with the Boy” or “How Do I Live” or “XXX’s and OOO’s” or any of her numerous other hits, we’ve all connected with and felt empowered by Trisha Yearwood. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, in recognition of her incredible success, honors Trisha’s career through their five month exhibition about the […]


Jul 3: Spanish Nights at Cheekwood


Join Cheekwood for Spanish Nights inspired by Cheekwood’s exhibition, Human Landscape, featuring works by Barcelona based artist Jaume Plensa. Explore his art both in the gardens and the museum while experiencing the sounds and culture of Spain. It will be a night filled with music, live performances, and so much more! http://cheekwood.org/Public_Programs/Spanish_Nights.aspx • Duo Sudeste | classical […]


Jul 4: Acme 4th of July Party


Trying to avoid the sweaty crowds and long lines for food and drink this 4th of July? Mosey over to Broadway for Acme’s Rooftop 4th of July VIP Party. A prepaid VIP ticket gets you access to the dinner buffet, a rooftop survival kit, and an incredible view for people and fireworks watching! VIP tickets […]


Jul 4: Music City July 4 5K/10K

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Before you start munching on chicken or sipping on cold beer, get some exercise and run or walk at the Music City July 4 5K or 10K. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, so wake up early and get your jog on! Race starts at 8 a.m. sharp, registration is $40. To register, go to whatdoyourunfor.com/july-4th-5k10k.


Jul 4: Let Freedom Sing

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When planning your Fourth, be sure to include a trip downtown for the Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing celebration! There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including games and inflatables during the day, live music by Martina McBride and Mikky Ekko, and of course, one of the country’s biggest fireworks […]


Jul 4: Music City Hot Chicken Festival

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Crispy, spicy, juicy – these are the words that come to mind when we think of hot chicken. And what better day to bite down on a delicious hot chicken leg than the 4th of July? Before going downtown for fireworks, head over to East Park for the 7th Annual Hot Chicken Festival. The fun […]


Jul 4-5: Jackson’s Fight for Our Independence at the Hermitage


Sign the Muster Roll and join Jackson’s Fight for Our Independence! Featuring a Haversack Family Adventure, kids can go through marching and drill training, hear from War of 1812 soldiers about their experiences, talk to women of the period, and build a boat for the Raingutter Regatta! Learn how to celebrate properly with some dancing […]


Jul 6: Iron Tribe’s Intro 101 Classes start


Iron Tribe’s Intro 101 classes start Monday, July 6. All Nashville locations. Morning and evening options available. If you’ve wondered what Iron Tribe is all about, come experience it for yourself by visiting the first class on July 6 … for free! Follow the link to find the closest location to you and contact the manager […]


Jul 7: TPAC Presents: Anthony Bourdain – Close to the Bone


Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social […]


Jul 7-25: LAND RUSH at David Lusk Gallery


This July David Lusk Gallery-Nashville presents LAND RUSH, a blockbuster group exhibition exploring the immense and diverse world of landscape art. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculpture, and photographs by 21 nationally and internationally renowned artists. From detailed and representational to loose and abstracted, LAND RUSH explores the landscape from a number of vantage points […]


May 26 – Aug 16: Penny Weight Pop Up and Launch Party at Wilder


Wilder, a design shop for home and life, will host a three-month Pennyweight pop up event this summer, curated by Elise Joseph. Elise is a Nashville-based stylist, blogger, creative consultant and social media influencer. The pop up shop will kick off on Tuesday, May 26 and will run through Sunday, August 16. The launch party event, […]


Jul 10: Red, White & Zoo


Head down to the Nashville Zoo for Red, White and Zoo, their inaugural wine tasting event. Experience the Zoo’s exotic habitats while enjoying wine from around the world. This is an adults-only evening fundraiser, guests must be 21 to attend. The fun goes from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes unlimited wine tastings, a commemorative glass, food […]


Jul 10: “Roman Holiday” at Frist Center


Film: Roman Holiday at 7 p.m. at Frist Center Auditorium Gallery admission required; members free First come, first seated The first Hollywood film to be shot and produced on location in Italy, Roman Holiday made Audrey Hepburn an enduring international star and fashion icon. Princess Ann (Hepburn), on a visit to Rome, decides to try to escape her […]


Jul 11: Red, White and Brew


The Tomorrow Fund’s Red, White and Brew will celebrate America and freedom at Sevier Park on July 11 with a mid-summer fest, with red and white wine, local brews, tasty food, music and a few games, too. Join us in the fun, and taste samples from several of Nashville’s most delicious restaurants and food trucks! This […]


Jul 13: Barenaked Ladies at Woods Amphitheater

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Woods Amphitheater offers the perfect setting a summer concert and mid-month The Barenaked Ladies will take the stage with Violent Femmes and Colin Hay. There are still plenty of seats available in all sections but we suggest grabbing a general admission lawn ticket. Enjoy a casual evening listening to great music as the sun goes down. Doors […]


Jul 16: Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations Book Launch


Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, the brain child of Nashville writer Lily C. Hansen, is a softcover coffee table book of interviews and portrait photography. It is a series of interviews with prolific Nashvillians in the art, culinary and music industries. The “Wild card” section encompasses individuals who eclipse any of those categories. On Thursday, July 16 at 6 […]


Jul 19: Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Cottage Tour and Bazaar


Make of day of it and visit one of this region’s best annual traditions! The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Woman’s Association will be holding the 50h Annual Cottage Tour & Bazaar on Friday, July 19. Seven historic cottages will be open, located within the Assembly’s grounds, as well as the Auditorium (1927) and Gymnasium built in 1884. Bazaar shopping, a variety of lunch options, […]


July 23-25: The 36th Annual l’Eté du Vin

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Nashville Wine Auction hosts wine-themed events in an effort to raise money to support to fight against cancer. l’Eté du Vin is the three-day events which includes Grand Cru, an auction preview, Vinters’ Tasting, a tasting event, Partrons’ Dinner, a champagne reception and gourmet dinner, and the 35th Annual l’Eté Du Vin, the main wine auction […]


Jul 23: Artists’ Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers Presented by Amanda Valentine at Frist


Artists’ Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers Presented by Amanda Valentine, VALENTINE/VALENTINE founder and designer and Project Runway finalist, and Mclaine Richardson, jewelry designer, Margaret Ellis, Inc. at 6:30 p.m. Frist Center Auditorium Free | First come, first seated Inspired by the exhibition “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945,” the Frist Center’s summer Artists’ Forums will feature some of Nashville’s […]


Jul 24: Art After Dark: “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″ at Frist Center


Art After Dark: “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″ Presented by Ginny Soenksen, assistant curator of interpretation, Frist Center for the Visual Arts at 6:30 p.m. Meet at exhibition entrance Gallery admission required; members free | Reservations recommended, but not required Enrich your Friday nights. Join in an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and […]


Jul 25: Mafiaoza’s Music City Brewer Festival


The 14th Annual Music City Brewer’s Fest is one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the country. It is an opportunity to sample some of the most respected brews from over 40 local, regional, national, and imported breweries! You can try beer here that is not normally available in Nashville. It is an […]


Jul 31: Full Moon PIckin’ Party

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Friends of Warner Parks is celebrating its 15th season of Full Moon Pickin’ Parties. These laid-back fundraisers feature Nashville’s finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full (or nearly full) moon. Pickin’ Parties are held at the Warner Park Equestrian Center and admission includes complimentary water, soft drinks, and beer for adults. warnerparks.org


Aug 8: YMCA’s Tomato 5K


Participating in the YMCA race series not only changes your life by committing to a healthy lifestyle, but also the lives of those in your community. All money raised by the series supports the Y’s efforts to give everyone in our community, regardless of age, income or background, the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. https://give.ymcamidtn.org/races


Aug 14: “The Barefoot Contessa” at Frist Center


Film: The Barefoot Contessa at 7 p.m. Frist Center Auditorium Gallery admission required; members free | First come, first seated Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Dawes, a recovering alcoholic and film director who plucks simple nightclub dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) out of obscurity and transforms her into an international movie star. The Barefoot Contessa details the rise […]


Aug 20: Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville” at Frist Center


Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville” Presented by Karen Elson, British top model and singer-songwriter, and Libby Callaway, fashion media professional and stylist at 6:30 p.m. Frist Center Auditorium Gallery admission required; Members free | First come, first seated Join one of the fashion world’s most sought-after models, Karen Elson, and […]


Aug 28: Frist Friday with Those Darlins

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Those Darlins are edgy and seductive, both in sound and personal style. The fashion- and attitude-forward Nashville trio has released three albums since their formation in 2006, the most recent of which, Blur The Line (2013), received widespread praise and the “Best Live Act of 2014” award from Paste magazine. Members Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes, […]