New York City is having quite a love affair with Nashville these days. From all the articles the New York Times has printed about “48 Hours in Nashville” trips to the sheer amount of people who have moved here from the NYC area, it’s more than obvious that Nashville is hot. It makes sense then that the “city that never sleeps” was ripe for a Greetings from Nashville month-long pop-up event showcasing some of the many quality makers, chefs and singer/songwriters for which Nashville is known. This brilliant idea was the brainchild of Libby Callaway, of The Callaway, and the good news is that Nashville itself can experience this shopping experience this coming weekend as part of a bigger shopping event, Denim Days.
Denim Days is designed for denim lovers (which means everybody, right?!) and takes place this weekend — Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. You will be able to shop a selection of new, handmade and vintage denim. Plus, there will be interactive displays, indigo dyeing workshops, new denim designers, established brands and denim mills, as well as in-store events, a vintage denim market, parties and DJs. While the show will be held inside Marathon Music Works, the fun spills outside, too, with a street bazaar with food, live entertainment, games, art, selfie stations and more.
But back to Greetings from Nashville …
This show ran the entire month of October at Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn with Nashville artist Alicia Henry‘s work on display to ensure a continuous Nashville thread was found throughout the experience. While the shopping part of the pop-up showcased 35 Nashville vendors, including clothing, jewelry, vintage items, housewares and more, the show also held some intimate events such as dinners headlined by Nashville female chefs Julia Sullivan of Henrietta Red and Julia Jaksic of Cafe Roze. Adding to the Nashville vibe, Caroline Randall Williams read some of her poetry at one of the dinners, local artist Bryce McCloud had a public art project, there was a screening of the film It All Begins With A Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter, and Nikki Lane, the “Queen of Outlaw Country” closed out the month-long event with a live performance.
How cool is that? Nashville had its own set of ambassadors in NYC for the entire month of October. The entire Callaway team set up shop in Brooklyn and allowed that city to talk and shop Nashville and see what all the fuss is about. During this time, it also became apparent that Nashvillians themselves would likely enjoy seeing this curated pop-up of Music City makers and designers, because if Nashville does one thing well (okay, we do many things well, but …), it supports local people like none other. This weekend is your chance to see this collection, albeit a more edited version as the booth at Denim Days is only so big in comparison to a hotel in Brooklyn!
The $10 pre-sale ticket to Denim Days ($15 at the door, more information here) will open your eyes to all-things indigo plus great added entertainment and food as well as Nashville’s chance to experience the recent pop-up that took Brooklyn by storm, Greetings from Nashville.
Location: Marathon Music Works
Hours: Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
And, who knows … Greetings from Nashville may be on its way to becoming a multi-city pop-up event spreading the Nashville gospel and kindness with each trip. I certainly hope so!
Photos from the Brooklyn experience as a preview of what the edited vibe at this weekend’s show will be:
For more information on Denim Days: denim-days.com
For more information on Greetings from Nashville: greetingsfromnashville.net
For the fun stuff going on in Nashville this weekend, see SB Happenings: styleblueprint.com/nashville/happenings
Look for an article coming soon about Nashville locals in NYC and their favorite places to eat, play and stay. We’re including some of The Callaway team’s favorites since they had a month to do some homework for us!