After a seemingly endless span of bad weather, we are ready to shed some layers and show a little skin! Today, we highlight some great events in the coming month that give you an excuse to purchase a full new outfit or to reinvent what’s already in your wardrobe with a few fresh pieces. We’ve enlisted our friends at Jamie, J. McLaughlin and Stacey Rhodes Boutique to show you what to wear this spring, whether you are attending a formal affair or listening to a laid-back music set at a local venue. So mark your calendars for these occasions!
The event: Best Buddies Gala & Casino — Friday, March 6
Purchase tickets to this casino-themed event and help support Best Buddies, an inspiring nonprofit organization that creates leadership and friendship opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The annual gala’s festivities include cocktails, a silent auction, and gaming and gambling, of course! Hosted at the luxurious Omni Hotel, this event promises appearances from some of Nashville’s most esteemed athletes, coaches, artists and creative legends. To purchase tickets or to purchase a table, click here.
The Best Buddies Gala & Casino is a semiformal event, so a cocktail dress or a tasteful top and pant combo is ideal. Don’t be afraid to jazz up your outfit with a textured clutch, a colorful wrap or some statement jewelry. This is a Vegas-inspired evening, after all!
The Event: Nuit Belge — Saturday, March 14
Nuit Belge is a unique event held at Marathon Music Works that features Belgian beer samples and fine cuisine from the city’s most notable restaurants and artisans, including Etch, Husk, Margot, Sinema and Olive and Sinclair. With each ticket purchase, which ranges from $99 to $149, guests receive a tulip glass for tasting and a festival guide. A night of true culinary creativity, Nuit Belge is a spectacular occasion you don’t want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here.
SB TIP: This is a 21-and-up event, so a valid ID will be required upon entry.
For Nuit Belge, sport a fun dress, or mix a sleek jacket or top with your favorite pair of dressy denim. We recommend one of these looks, which blend sophisticated and casual elements for a cohesive finish.
The Event: 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival — March 24 – 28
Experience Music City’s best established and emerging talent at the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. This lively, four-day event is hosted by the Nashville Songwriters Association, the largest nonprofit organization for songwriters in the world. Live performances take place at different venues throughout the city, including B.B. King’s Blues Club, The Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe, Station Inn and others. Tin Pan South is always a great time and features good food, good friends and some incredible music! To purchase tickets, click here.
Because this event is held at different times and venues throughout the four-day run, dress is casual. White or distressed jeans with an easy blouse, a cool pair of booties and a chic handbag will definitely do the trick!
Enjoy March! To see more great events happening in Nashville, click here!