May 2015

Found 31 blog entries for May 2015.

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running through summer. The May 29 lineup will feature Someday Soon, Back 80 Bluegrass, Lonnie Jones & Hard Drive. These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee's finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this beloved Nashville tradition. Pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds, while three headlining acts perform on the main stage.

Food is available for purchase, and water, soft drinks, and up to four beers (for adults 21 and up) are included with admission. Glass, large coolers, and alcohol may not be brought into the event. Limited seating is

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Join other activists for an All American three course dinner that features American Born Moonshine Cocktails and benefits Operation Stand Down Nashville.  First course - Spring Green & Strawberry Salad paired with a White Lightning Collins; Second Course - 6 oz Filet with BBQ Bacon Butter served with Smoky Chipotle Fingerling Potatoes and Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes paired with Dixie Tea; Third Course - Bleu Cheese Souffle with Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods paired with chilled Apple Pie Cider.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Operation Stand Down Nashville.

Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so they can be self-sustaining  and better connected to the community.

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Bark in the Park will be at the Wilson Co Fairgrounds near the Rabbit and Poultry Barn. This is a fun day for the entire family, even your dog! The purpose of Bark in the Park is to raise funds for the care of the animals under our protection, provide education, raise awareness and continue helping when emergencies arise.

Bark in the Park is a fundraiser for New Leash on Life. Funds raised help with an array of animal welfare programs available at NLOL including The Spay Station, The Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, The Wellness Clinic, The Adoption Center and various emergency needs that arise when NLOL helps rescue animals from environments such as puppy mills, hoarding situations or even settings where animals are being abused or neglected.

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Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the fourth annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, May 29 from 6:30pm to 11pm. Animals, live music, local food trucks and 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event voted the 2014 best beer event in Nashville by Nashville Scene. Tickets can also be used for half off admission at Nashville Zoo throughout the month of June. A limited number of designated driver tickets are available for $20. This event is for adults ages 21 and over, and children will not be allowed to attend the event.

The Zoo’s hyacinth macaw, meerkat, Gibbon Islands, African Elephant Savannah, giraffe, lorikeet, Critter Encounters, Flamingo Lagoon and Kangaroo Kickabout exhibits will all be open until sundown

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What makes a good photograph? Study photos taken by country music superstar Kenny Rogers, an accomplished photographer, to see what elements comprise a captivating still image. Learn tips and tricks to make your photos look their best before you explore the galleries to take your own photographs. Walk away with your photo in a custom frame.

Cameras are optional, and the event is being held in support of the exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years. Ages 5 and up at the Taylor Swift Education Center. Even better? Participating children and up to two accompanying adults may tour the Museum for discounted rates. 

The Venue

he mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to

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This will be Barefoot Charlie's first wine tasting of the year.  The venue will offer three reds and three whites with delicious appetizers to complement the wines.  Music will be provided by Mark Gallant with some acoustic folk and easy listening rock.  The tagline is "Island Attitude, Local Latitude" and we aim to help you relax as if you were on a "staycation".  The doors will be open with a great view of Old Hickory Lake. 

The Venue

If you’re wishin’ you were fishin’, or reaching for the beach, you’ll find it at Barefoot Charlie’s. They’ve got a mouth watering island-style menu with portions as big as the smile on your server’s face served in their relaxed tropical dining room or on their waterside patio with a resort lounge where you can

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Nashville is known for country stardom, fast finger-picking gurus, and a residency of the best hired-gun music-slingers you could ask for. When a few of those hired-guns decide to come together and step up to the front of the stage, it's a straight-up gun show. The Nashville Gun Show is a diverse acoustic trio that bobs and weaves a bluegrass tapestry of blues, americana, and folk. Three is all you need when three part harmony, slick-picking, and a heart-felt song come together.

Long-time east Nashville resident Jeff Burke has played the honky-tonks & main stages with a range of Music City's finest, and glints his steel on guitar and mandolin. On the dog house bass is Sam West, songwriter & busy side-man you can likely find playing out on any given

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The Wolf’s Bane, the historical tale of a Nashville werewolf written by author Betsy Phillips and illustrated by print makers Lesley Patterson-Marx, Carrie Cox, Megan Kelley, Bryce Coatney, and Jessica Crouch from Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts, will be released in 2015 by Nashville Limited Edition Club and made available through East Side Story.

The Nashville Limited Edition Club is a collaboration between Brown Dog and East Side Story which pairs a Nashville author with a Nashville artist for one year culminating in a collaborative, limited edition publication printed and bound by Nashville businesses and made available through East Side Story, a bookstore focused solely on Nashville authors. 

The Venue

Nashville is rich with

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Mayor Karl Dean is inviting Nashville residents to join him on his new health initiative- 100 Miles with the Mayor, a new community-wide initiative where he will walk, bike and paddle 100 miles across Davidson County over the span of 19 days. There are a total of 18 events across Nashville in neighborhoods and along greenways, bikeways, and waterways. The 100 Miles with the Mayor events are totally free but RSVP is encouraged. There are only a few legs of the walk left!

  • Harpeth River Greenway on Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm: Bike, 15 miles; Walk, 3 miles. Start and end at Morton Mill Trailhead.
  • First Tennessee Park Walk on Wednesday, May 20, 4:30pm: 3 miles. Start and end at Nashville Farmers’ Market.
  • 28th Avenue Connector Walk on Thursday, May
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As we all increasingly download our music rather than browsing through the shelves of our local record shop, album artwork is less important. Or is it? There is evidence to suggest that musicians and audiences are still interested in imagery surrounding music.

Album art can be as memorable and significant as the music it depicts. An eye-catching cover design grabs a listener’s attention and makes a statement about the music and the artist before a note is heard. In this hands-on workshop, young artists will draw inspiration from the exhibit Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary before creating original album art for display in the Taylor Swift Education Center. Ages 5 and up. 

The Event

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the

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