With the “May-hem” of graduations, spring weddings and Steeplechase finally coming to a halt, June is the time to sit back, relax and enjoy some of Nashville’s great events. The sun is shining, and we’re ready to slide into a cool pair of sandals and a fresh dress. Fortunately, there are plenty of great opportunities to don a new frock in June. Whether you need a head-turning gown for the Swan Ball or just want an easy number to wear to outdoor concerts, we’ve got some fantastic looks to present. Today, we’ve partnered with Flip, H. Audrey, MODA and Gus Mayer, all of which have provided some inspired outfits for the month’s festive events!
The event: Yum!East — Thursday, June 4
Experience the culinary creativity of some of Nashville’s most poplar East Nashville restaurants, including Eastland Cafe, The Local Taco, Marche, Pomodoro East, Two Ten Jack and Rumours East, among others. Guests can sample some bites and enjoy craft beer and wine, along with fantastic live music. Proceeds from the event benefit The Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. To purchase tickets, click here.
Because this is an outdoor festival, dress is casual. We recommend an easy summer dress and flat sandals, or a cute shirt and short combo with funky accessories. Whatever you choose, be comfortable, but be hip. You’ll be in East Nashville, after all!
(Of note: This a 21+ event, so be sure to bring your ID.)
The event: The Swan Ball — Saturday, June 6
As one of Nashville’s premier charity events, the Swan Ball is a white-tie gala that benefits Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. The gala includes a formal seated dinner, a silent auction with outstanding items and musical entertainment by Grammy Award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson. With more than 850 guests typically in attendance, this is certainly the time to dress to impress.
Even if Swan Ball if not your thing, we can all appreciate these eye-catching gowns, which could also be worn to a formal summer wedding (well, maybe not the red one … )!
The event: Frist Fridays — Friday, June 26
This monthly music concert series at the Frist Center is a family-friendly event that welcomes guests to enjoy outdoor fun and experience diverse artwork in the Frist Center galleries. On June 26, The Frist welcomes musical guest Al (Piper) Green & The Hard Times to celebrate the opening of its summer exhibition, Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, which beautifully displays the evolution of the luxurious women’s and men’s clothing for which Italy is known. This is a casual event, so dress comfortably for summer weather!
And if you want to look around for even more options at your favorite local boutiques, check out the SB Guide.