Australian artist Amanda Parer uses her adorable, larger-than-life inflatable bunnies to draw attention to the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. The glowing white rabbits end their month-long run at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens on Saturday, May 27.
Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark, Amanda Shires, and Justin Townes Earle are just some of the acts scheduled for a new six-week summer concert series dubbed “Americana at the Ryman.
Check out the newly renovated Martin ArtQuest gallery featuring lots of new and familiar hands-on stations for kids of all ages at the Frist Art Museum. Closed since January, the gallery reopens Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and members preview from 11 am-3 pm, with a community opening from 3-9 pm.
The laid-back, family friendly bluegrass fund-raiser Full Moon Pickin’ Parties kick off an 18th season 7-11 pm Friday night, May 25, at Warner Park Equestrian Center. With all ticket sales going directly back into Warner Parks, the opening lineup features Lonnie Jones & Hard Drive, The Roscoe Dandie, and Collin O’Brien.
Now in its fourth year, the East Nashville Crawfish Bash includes the featured crustacean, local food and art vendors, local breweries, as well as a music lineup topped by local favorites Roots of a Rebellion. Noon-9 pm, East Park
Closing out its month-long run of joisting, jesters and joy, The 33rd Tennessee Renaissance Festival in Williamson County’s Arrington, Tennessee takes guests back to 16th Century England in the village of Covington Glen for a Celtic Weekend through Monday. The fest features a shopping marketplace with more than 70 artisans and craftsmen.
Waylon, Willie and the boys — and much, much more — are featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s long-anticipated new exhibit “Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s — which opens Friday, March 25 and is set to run until February 2021. The exhibit focuses on the blossoming and interaction of the music scenes in Nashville and Austin in the 1970s.
The long Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to see a ballgame, as the Nashville Sounds host the Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park. Extracurriculars include fireworks after the game on both Friday and Sunday nights. Saturday night includes a specialty jersey auction, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Play Like a Girl nonprofit on behalf of the Nashville Sounds Foundation.
Opening Thursday, May 24 and continuing June 1-3, Nashville Ballet’s “Emergence” series invites audiences to experience contemporary dance in a workshop setting. Choreographers and dancers worth with select Bluebird Cafe songwriting regulars for the eclectic performances.
Critically praised Richmond, Va. singer-songwriter Natalie Press, with a funky new LP ‘The Future and the Past’ due out June 1 and fresh off a “Conan” appearance, tops the lineup at the free Musicians Corner this Friday and Saturday at Centennial Park.
“American Idols” stars Diane DeGarmo, Ace Young, and Melinda Doolittle headline the classic musical “Grease,” which closes with performances Thursday through Saturday at Jamison Theater in the Factory in Franklin.
Peabo Bryson, Boney James, Maysa, Rachelle Ferrell, Damien Escobar, and Hiroshima are some of the big names set for the third annual Music City Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday at downtown’s Public Square Park.