Peter Nappi will be hosting a Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) fundraiser with a live performance by Margo Price. Our giveaway is for a chance to win two VIP passes to Bonnaroo, tickets to the fundraiser and concert + a Peter Nappi gift certificate! Enter to win! First prize: Travel to Nashville & accommodations for two (up to $1,000 reimbursed) and
Southern Events & Happenings
StyleBlueprint finds fun things to do in the South each month. No matter if you live in Virginia or Louisiana or somewhere in-between, you will find events perfect for a road trip or to embrace in your own backyard
Decatur knows how to throw a festival and this pedestrian-friendly city does it up right when it comes to May’s Arts Festival. Besides the lovely art, food and music at this free event, some other highlights include the Theater and Literary Arts Tent, the Comedy Tent and dance performances and one-hour classes at nearby Decatur
Centrally located in Midtown Atlanta, the seventh annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will bring together more than 180 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and pit-masters from Texas to the District of Columbia June 1 – 4 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Through in-depth learning experiences, all-you-can indulge tasting tents, distinct dinners and events, and a talented advisory council,
Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is alive with beauty and … a million blooms through the month of May. The display, which began in March, has offered stunning displays of roses, daffodils, peonies and more. In May, specifically, visitors can expect to see peonies, iris, azaleas and pitcher plants. Learn more and plan your visit
Peanuts Worldwide tour of the “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion” traveling exhibit at the Mall at Green Hills on May 17-June 11. The exhibit features a rare collection of mini-couture outfits by many well known designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Betsy Johnson, Rachel Zoe & including brand new designs by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala
Outdoor enthusiasts come together for educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects for National Trails Day. While this takes place across the country, you can celebrate locally at state parks. They will offer a variety of ranger-led hikes. For events near you, visit their website: nationaltrailsday.org.
Come learn how bourbon plays a role in the production of Alltech’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, then take a tour of the Town Branch Distillery, led by Master Distiller Mark Coffman. Afterwards, guests will have a chance to fill, cork and label their own bottle of Town Branch Single Barrel Bourbon. The day will include
Begin your Bourbon journey at the historic My Old Kentucky Home train depot with a tasting of Beam’s award-winning whiskey portfolio hosted by legendary Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe. Hop aboard the steel skirted train cars built in the late 1940’s after World War II for a 3-course lunch and cocktails as you take
Brace yourself for four days of all-things-country when thousands of country fans from around the world flock to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. With guests ranging from well-known country acts to smaller names (including the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Chas Rice, Chris Stapleton, Jana Kramer and Maren Morris), it’s the biggest country
Can you believe the Festival of the Bluegrass is now in its 44th year?! This year’s traditional Bluegrass Music Festival will take place in the heart of the Bluegrass at Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, KY. The family-run festival, established in 1974 has been described as a ‘family reunion on steroids’, has a little
Spend the week on the banks of the Tennessee River listening to nearly 100 different artists on five different stages. (Click here to see the full lineup.) Tickets start at $42, with various ticket packages available, and if you want to bring the fam, kids ages 10 and younger get in free! Learn more here.
Norfolk Harborfest®, America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival, is now in its 41st year. The historic waterfront festival will offer a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea June 9 through 11. Attendees will see tall ships, the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, work boat races, unique and unusual performances, one
Enjoy this free two-day event now in its 31st year. The French Market Creole Tomato Festival takes place at French Market, the nation’s oldest city marketplace, and features a cooking contest, live music, great food and drink booths and more. Learn more here.
Thunder on the Cumberland is a free weekend-long festival hosted by Acme Radio featuring the fastest boats in the world racing on the Cumberland River. On June 17-18 head down to Riverfront Park on Lower Broadway to enjoy boat racing, food trucks, family-friendly fun, cold beer and more. http://www.thunderonthecumberland.com
The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin®, which takes place every June off the Florida panhandle in one of the most productive fisheries in the US, has set the precedent for world-class, million dollar sportfishing tournaments. The tournament is timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season. In addition
The Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival is Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant spirit and captures the melting pot of Bayou culture. This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style. There will be two stages featuring national
Head to the birthplace of R.E.M. and enjoy a three-day weekend filled with fabulous music and visual art by some of the most talented local and regional musicians and artists. Events take place through downtown Athens and celebrate AthFest Educates, a nonprofit dedicated to providing funding for music and arts education for youth. Venue events
This event, which embraces the weirdness that defines Austin, features live music, food, a costume contest, a 5K and more. Tickets are $25. So do your part, and Keep Austin Weird at this one-day event. Learn more at keepaustinweirdfest.com.
This tribute to Rock & Roll is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock”. National and regional tribute artists will cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history. All performances, which are free to the public, are held on two “Dueling stages”. For more information and full lineup, visit: beachstreetusa.com
Break out your favorite outfit and get your dancing shoes ready: it’s music festival season. Forecastle Festival is back this year with a great musical lineup. The three-day festival features hometown conductor Teddy Abrams and friends, Cage the Elephant, NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah and the Lion, Capital Cities, X Ambassadors, Waka Flocka Flame, and many more. Enjoy Forecastle for