Aug 1: Hot Shot Festival at Bridgestone Arena

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As Middle Tennessee’s favorite hot chicken restaurants come together with local and national bourbon and whiskey distilleries, folks will flock to Bridgestone for an afternoon of fun. For $60, you can enjoy chicken and unlimited whiskey and bourbon tastings, and for $40, you can enjoy some tasty chicken; everyone will be treated to live music. […]

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Aug 1: Tinney Contemporary’s 9th Birthday Celebration

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Tinney Contemporary celebrates its 9th birthday and the opening of a new exhibition by José Betancourt! Join them for Collectors Art Night, First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, and the opening of “Cuba: reconstructing memories/ New Work by José Betancourt.” For more information, visit their website: http://tinneycontemporary.com/exhibitions

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Aug 1: Watermelon Picnic & School Supply Drive

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The Nashville Mom is hosting a Watermelon Picnic and School Supply Drive at Sevier Park. Supplies will go to a Metro Nashville school. There will be watermelon slices, drinks and games for everyone to enjoy–just bring some supplies to donate! https://www.facebook.com/events/1455659494736263/

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Aug 1: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Presents “The Spaces We Leave Empty”

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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “The Spaces We Leave Empty”, an exhibition of photography, video and mixed media by Watkins Photography alumnae Sam Angel, Lisa Deal and Abby Whisenant (Nashville), Jennifer Georgescu (San Francisco), C. A. Greenlee (Oakland), and Jenna Maurice (Denver), at its downtown gallery WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) during the […]

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Aug 1: First Saturday Art Crawl

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Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 1,000 people attend this very popular monthly event. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free, First Saturday Art […]

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Aug 1: American Sign Language Guided Exhibition Tour

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On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpreters will be available for this informal docent-guided exhibition tour. Frist Center visitors may join these tours without a reservation Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. as available and on some weekends. The docent-guided walk-up tours focus on one of the current exhibitions and require […]

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Jul 27 – Aug 1: Cute & Comfy Shoes Annual Clearance Event

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Cute & Comfy Shoes will be having their Annual Summer Clearance Event! 10% – 60% off Spring and Summer items, such as Naot, FLY London, Gentle Souls, Wolky and more! All prices will be marked and ready to go home to you closet. This is their biggest sale of the year. Don’t miss out! http://www.cutecomfyshoes.com

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Aug 1-31: The Price is Right at David Lusk

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The Price is Right exhibition is back, from August 1 to 31 This annual exhibit at David Lusk in Nashville this August is bringing another great selection of almost 45 artists all showing original works priced under $1000. The artists represent a wide range of backgrounds and influences from different parts of Tennessee and across the nation. Stop by to see sculpture, […]

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Aug 2: Riverfront Park Open House

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Cheekwood has announced their new partnership with the city of Nashville and Metro Parks Board for their debut of “Riverview Garden.” The garden will be part of the 11-acre Riverfront Park that opens July 30. They will be planting tulips and chrysanthemums to coincide with the seasonal festivals. Swing by on August 2 for the […]

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Aug 5-9: Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds

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The Nashville Sounds are well into their 2015 season and for five will host the Memphis Redbirds at state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park in North Nashville. Stop by for some good baseball in a fun atmosphere. http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t556&m=8&y=2015

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Aug: 6-9: Ink-N-Iron

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There is no denying the presence of tattoos in Music City, and Ink-N-Iron celebrates this culture and artistic movement. Dubbed as a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival, Ink-N-Iron brings hot rods, live music, burlesque, art, fashion and the tattoo convention to downtown Nashville. Five stages will showcase bands, cabaret shoes, a tattoo content and a pageant. nashville.ink-n-iron.com/

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Aug 7-8: Tomato Art Fest

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The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. The Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 35,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities. The Tomato Art Fest will return […]

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Aug 7: Spanish Nights at Cheekwood

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Join Cheekwood for Spanish Nights inspired by their 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! • Duo Sudeste | classical Spanish […]

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Aug 8: An Art Deco Affair

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Celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a chance to view “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″ and “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection” at the Frist. The affair is modeled, with some liberties, on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. […]

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Aug 8: YMCA’s Tomato 5K

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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

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Weds: Punch & Swizzle $6 Cocktails at Sinema

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The Lounge at Sinema will launch ‘Punch & Swizzle: a revival of classic cocktails,’ this Wednesday, July 22. Running every Wednesday all summer, open to close, Punch & Swizzle will feature $6 cocktails with refreshing, seasonal flavors ideal for escaping the heat of summer. The punch and the swizzle both predate the cocktail. Swizzle is an […]

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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 […]

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Aug 11: Three-Course Cooking Demonstration and Dinner at Amerigo Cool Springs

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Enjoy a three-course cooking demonstration and dinner presented by Chef Steven Robilio! Chef Steven will demonstrate how to prepare a three-course dinner that can be easily replicated in your own kitchen. Each course will be paired with wine or craft cocktails, all for $40 per person. Reservations are required and available by calling 615-377-7070. http://www.amerigo.net/

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Aug 12: Guitar-B-Que

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Guitar-B-Que is back and of course it’s bigger than ever! With Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, A Thousand Horses, Cam and Jon Pardi all in the same place, you know it’s gonna be a party! It’s all going down Wednesday, August 12 at Loser’s Bar! 21+ only. Tickets are on sale now – $20 in advance and $25 at […]

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Aug 13-15: The Gulch Gives Back

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee has partnered with the Gulch for the 2nd annual The Gulch Gives Back charity event, August 13 -15. By purchasing a $10 shopping card, guests can take advantage of exclusive discounts and offerings from their favorite participating hotspots in the Gulch neighborhood in Nashville. All of the proceeds from the shopping cards will […]

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Aug 13: Third Annual Wine & Wishes Party and Silent Auction

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The Third Annual Wine & Wishes Party and Silent Auction will be held on August 13. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This is a business-casual/snappy-casual event, party and silent auction with wine-tastings, heavy hors […]

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Aug 13: Curator’s Tour: “Postcards of the Wiener Wekstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection”

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The Wiener Werkstätte (or Vienna Workshops) employed some of the most significant artists of the twentieth century with the purpose of designing everyday objects that were so beautiful that they would be considered works of art. Join curator Katie Delmez for a guided tour that will feature postcards and decorative arts objects by artists such […]

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Aug 14-15: West End Church of Christ Consignment Sale

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If you are looking to update your kiddo’s closet without breaking the bank, the West End Church of Christ Consignment Sale can help. This bi-yearly sale features children’s attire and always has a plethora of good choices without the clutter. The sale kicks off on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and runs on Saturday from 8 […]

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Aug 14-15: Music City Hot Wing Festival

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The Music City Hot Wing Festival will be held on August 14-15 at the intersection on Broadway and 1st Ave. Delight your palate with the regions best hot wings–and if wings just aren’t your thing, there will be plenty of food vendors on site! There will be local Tennessee vendors displaying and selling their work and […]

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Aug 14: “The Barefoot Contessa” at the Frist

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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 and fall of the starlet-turned-aristocrat. The film, shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome and featuring glamorous costumes […]

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Aug 15: Idina Menzel at Ascend Amphitheater

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This is only one of the great summer concerts being held at Ascend Amphitheater this month. Idina Menzel, who was the voice of Elsa in Frozen and performed as Elphaba in Wicked, has made a name for herself through performances on Broadway and the big screen. Her voice is electrifying and captivating. Catch her performance mid-month […]

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Aug 15: Family Day at OZ Arts Nashville

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Indoor and outdoor art activities are offered to young people and families during this full-day event. Designed to spark creativity and expression, kids will be encouraged to take part in imaginary fun. Local artists will be on hand and food trucks will be serving up food. Sound Maze, an interactive experience of sound and mechanics […]

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Aug 15: Arrington Vineyards’ Harvest Party

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Make a trip out to the breathtaking Arrington Vineyards for their annual Harvest Party. Folks of all ages are invited to this family-friendly event, which includes live music by Kix Brooks, eats from Simply Living Life’sFood Cottage and of course wine, for those who are legal. Gates are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. so head there early […]

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Aug 15: CenWood Appliance Warehouse Sale

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CenWood Appliance is clearing out a ton of overstock/out of the carton/scratch and dent/returned items from their Nashville warehouse. They’re also giving away a special Coyote CC2 grill (with storage cart included). All of the items will be significantly marked down in price–so if you’re planning a renovation or just want a second fridge in the […]

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Aug 15: Benefit at the Cannery for Crossroads Campus

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Enjoy music and entertainment from local award winning singers and songwriters on Saturday, August 15 at the Cannery Ballroom. Nashville Veterinary Specialists hosts the event each year in honor of their favorite local nonprofit, Crossroads Campus, whose mission is to better the lives of both people and pets in Nashville through the healing power of the […]

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Aug 16: Jazz on the Cumberland

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Jazz on the Cumberland, a monthly concert series at Cumberland Park on the banks of the great river, returns for 2015. Concerts take place every third Sunday, August through October. The concerts, held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the park’s amphitheater (located at 592 South 1st Street, Nashville, TN) are free and open to […]

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Aug 17: The Frist Center Presents Senior Mondays

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The Frist Center presents Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their senior status. On these days, gallery admission is $6.00 (1/2 the price of regular admission) for seniors. Senior parking is $3.00 in the Frist Center lots as long as spaces are available. Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on Gift […]

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Aug 20 & 27 and Sep 3 & 10-12 : Live On The Green

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Produced and presented by Lightning 100, Live On The Green is a free, outdoor music festival held in Public Square Park in Nashville, TN. The 2015 season will run Thursdays August 20, 27, & September 3, and Thursday – Saturday September 10, 11, 12. The lineup includes Ben Folds, Lord Huron, Cold War Kids, Houndmouth, Elle […]

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