Events This Week
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 11 AM - 2 PM
The Nashville Food Truck Association will kick off the second annual Nashville Street Food Month on Thursday, May 1 at Spring Into Street Food! More than 18 local food trucks will serve both breakfast and lunch menu items on Deaderick Street between 3rd and 5th Avenue North. During the entire month of May, there will be a series of large scale truck events, special menu items and truck anniversaries. Full truck schedules can be found on the NFTA app for iPhone and Android, as well as participating food trucks' social media.
More than 200 orchestral students from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet and Martin Luther King Academic Magnet high schools will perform under the direction of Sally McFadden in the Hume-Fogg Auditorium. Students will showcase selections by Gershwin, Vivaldi, Elgar and Puccini. Plus, the concert will recognize graduating seniors. The event will be McFadden's final concert before retirement.
FRIDAY, MAY 2 - SUNDAY, MAY 4, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $35 - $95
Ben Folds will debut his daring combination of new art live on stage to display the diverse talents of Music City’s dance and musical communities. The show will combine Folds' original piano concerto with a performance by the Nashville Ballet to create a poetic narrative influenced by both classical and popular music.
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. The performance platform along 5th Avenue will feature live music by Leah and the Blackland Ballad. Plus, Frothy Monkey will be offering refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Two free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm to 10 pm. Note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, May 3. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 615-889-5640. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Several downtown locations will be open especially for the crawl. Cute & Comfy Shoes (5 Arcade) will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm and will offer complimentary wine. Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 10 pm with 20% off clothing, free refreshments and art on display by Sarit Jacobsohn. St. Mary's Catholic Church (330 5th Avenue North) will debut a new group, Anamnesis, which will meet four times a year. Each session will feature a different artistic theme, guest speaker and relating artwork from 7 pm to 9 pm. This session's theme is Anamnesis, or re-remembering the art of remembering. Plus, the church's gallery will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm with refreshments.
SATURDAY, MAY 3 - SUNDAY, MAY 4, SATURDAY: 7 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM AND 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $49 - $109
Studio Tenn's season finale production of "Les Miserables" will celebrate Claude-Michel Schönburg's stirring, masterful score. The performance will feature some of the finest vocal talent from Broadway and beyond, adorned with exquisite costuming and backed by a full symphony orchestra.
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8:30 AM - NOON
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE
Mayor Karl Dean will host this free, citywide Field Day. The event will begin with a one-mile walk starting at LP Field at 8:30 am. Other activities include an obstacle course, educational fitness fair and field games in a relaxed, tournament-style format. Tennessee Titans players, cheerleaders and mascot T-RAC will participate. Plus, attendees who complete their activities will receive a free t-shirt and family four-pack to the Music City Sports Festival on Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1 at Music City Center. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. Nashville MTA will provide free transportation on all bus routes to Field Day participants.
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 10 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Relay For Life offers the opportunity for the community to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Teams of people will camp out and take turns walking/running the track. The day is filled with food, music, a kids' zone and more. Plus, the traditional Luminaria Ceremony, which remembers loved ones lost to cancer and honors cancer survivors, and the Fight Back Ceremony. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Click here to register in advance.
SATURDAY, MAY 3, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $40
Tres de Mayo will feature some of Nashville’s best restaurants and bars in the ultimate margarita showdown. The event includes unlimited samples of artisan margaritas and more than 15 types of Mexican beers, as well as several stages of live music. Plus, join the official after party at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville beginning at 8:30 pm with drink specials and more live music! Click here to purchase tickets. Note: road closures associated with this event. Beginning as early as 8 pm on Friday, May 2, the eastbound lane on Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) will be closed. Beginning as early as 6 am on Saturday, May 3, Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) and 3rd Avenue (Commerce Street to Demonbreun Street) will be closed. Closures will end as late as 2 am on Sunday, May 4.
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 1 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: M STREET $25
St. Anejo is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early on Sunday, May 4 with a party along M Street! The event includes Mexican street food, tequila tastings, live music, dancers, a photo booth and more. Tickets include two drink tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.
Note: road closure associated with this event. McGavock Street (11th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South) will be closed beginning as early as 1 pm and ending as late as 10 pm on Sunday, May 4.
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35 - $50
An all-star lineup of country music celebrities, including Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, will team up for the 5th Annual We're All 4 The Hall Benefit Concert. Each artist will perform a selection of songs and share the stories behind them. Proceeds benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE
Plan ahead and visit Church Street Park on your lunch break to enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Katelyn Pope beginning at 11:30 am. Plus, food available for purchase from Jonbalaya from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors while listening to great live music. Shaded tables and chairs will be set up for this event.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY $25 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE DOOR
Bounty Bev, The Bloomy Rind, Nashville Universe and Jackalope Brewing Company are teaming up with the Tennessee Respite Coalition for an event to raise awareness for family caregivers across Tennessee. In addition to a beer and cheese tasting, enjoy music by singer/songwriter Kristina Wrenn. Click here to purchase tickets.
Spring White Sale at Rachel's Boutique!
The Hermitage Hotel. 231 6th Avenue North. 615-345-7149. Rachel's Boutique is celebrating the arrival of spring with a white sale through Sunday, May 11. Enjoy 30% off all white apparel, accessories and gifts for the home, including Frette bed and bath linens. Sale excludes locally made crafts and accessories. Complimentary parking for shoppers. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm, Friday - Saturday, 8 am - 10 pm and Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm.