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May 2014

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MAY AT THE Home of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony

Studio Tenn Presents

NEIL SEDAKA

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events THIS MONTH’S FEATURES: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry 2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday in May. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Vince Gill (pictured), Kix Brooks, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Paslay, Terri Clark, Gene Watson, Deana Carter, Josh Turner, Suzy Bogguss, Radney Foster, Lee Greenwood, Darryl Worley, Little Big Town, and many more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Thursdays – Opry Country Classics Emanating from the Ryman Auditorium during the spring and fall season, Opry Country Classics is hosted by Opry member Larry Gatlin and features performances of the country music the world knows best – performed by legends of the genre as well as the rising stars the legends have influenced. For tickets and information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Daily – Tours of the Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North. A must-see for anyone visiting Nashville, this National Historic Landmark is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 –1974. The guided backstage tour takes you through dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman’s rich musical past including Minnie Pearl and Hank Williams. These same dressing rooms are used by all the biggest stars performing today from Brad Paisley to Bruce Springsteen. Be sure to visit the Hatch Show Gallery and the Gift Shop. The self-

guided tour is $14 for adults and $9 for children ages 4–11. The backstage tour is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 4–11. For more information, visit ryman.com or call (615) 889-3060.

May 1-5, 15-22, 27-31 – Nashville Sounds Home Games Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut Street. Take me out to the ballgame – guaranteed family fun. The Nashville Sounds home games are May 1 vs. New Orleans Zephyrs; May 2-5 vs. Iowa Cubs; May 15-18 vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks; May 19-22 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers; May 27-30 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox; May 31 vs. Iowa Cubs. Games are various times. For tickets and details, check the website nashvillesounds.com.

Every Saturday – Musicians Corner Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. Free family-friendly weekly festival with stellar music, a mix of Nashville’s best food trucks, free Kidsville activities, Dogville, and a Beer Garden serving Nashville’s local brews. 12–5 pm. May 3 – Music by Jars of Clay, Holly Williams, David Mayfield Parade; May 10 – Andy Davis, Nathan Angelo, Derobert and the Half Truths; May 17 – Jon McLaughlin, Tristen, 18 South; May 24 – COIN, The McCrary Sisters, River Whyless; May 31 – K.S. Rhoads, Lucie Silvas, Jason Eskridge. musicianscornernashville.com

May 2 - 4 – Tennessee Craft Spring Fair Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. One-ofa-kind, handcrafted works at this juried fair are perfect gifts for friends, family… and yourself! Enjoy food from area vendors, family-friendly activities in the Kids’ Tent and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes. Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am–5 pm. Free and open to the public. tennesseecrafts.org

May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26 – Tennessee Renaissance Festival 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington. Travel back to 16th century England with skilled artisians displaying their wares and specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they 3


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echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of games of skill and man-powered rides. Tours of the Castle Gwynn first floor and grounds are included with festival admission 11 am–3 pm (weather permitting). Festival hours: 10 am–6 pm. Free parking, and free admission for children 5 and under. No pets. tnrenfest.com

May 3 – Music City Derby Day Centennial Art Center, 25th Avenue North & Park Plaza. Bridges (formerly League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) begins a new tradition with the Inagural Music City Derby Day – an afternoon to remember with mint juleps, finger sandwiches, fancy hats, stick horse races, live music – complete coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Admission $75, includes 2 drink tickets and food. VIP Ticket $125, includes 4 drink tickets, food and a souvenir Mint Julep Cup. 4 pm–8 pm, bridgesfordeafandhh.org

May 3 – Kentucky Derby Party Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike. Put on your best Derby hat and outfit and come out for the best Derby party in Tennessee. Watch the Derby on the big screen while enjoying our Derby buffet and sipping on Derby cocktails. Play your luck at our many game of chance tables and enter to win the best dressed contest. Admission $100, 3–6:30 pm, bellemeadeplantation.com

May 3 – Fairgrounds Speedway Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Join us for Military Night! Admission $10, Kids 12 and under/Seniors $8, Military $5. Pit Gates open at 10:30 am, Grandstand Gates at 3 pm, the Green Flag falls at 5 pm. fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com.

May 3 – Tres de Mayo Riverfront Park, 100 First Avenue North. 40+ restaurants and bars in the ultimate Margarita showdown! Guests of this event will have the opportunity to sample margaritas from all participating vendors. 12–7 pm, tresdemayonashville.com

May 3 – Sevier Park Street Fest Sevier Park and along parts of 12th Avenue. Live entertainment on 2 stages include one of country music’s brightest stars Brandy Clark (Grammy nominee for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” recorded by Miranda Lambert), along with a number of other regional and local acts. Family fun events, food, and zany contests throughout the day. 10 am–8 pm, sevierparkfest.com

events May 10th – Iroquois Steeplechase Percy Warner Park. The premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit iroquois steeplechase.org or call (615) 591-2991.

May 10 – Franklin Rodeo Parade Downtown Franklin. Founded in 1949, the Franklin Rodeo brings over 18,000 screaming fans, year after year, to enjoy the excitement of national rodeo competition events. The fun starts at noon in downtown Frankin with floats, horses, clowns and more! Additional Rodeo events below and page 6.

May 10 & 25 – Nashville Venom Home Games Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North. Nashville’s professional indoor football league plays May 10 vs. Georgia Fire at 7 pm, and May 25 vs. Columbus Lions at 2 pm. nashvillevenom.com

May 10 – Second Saturday at Adventure Science Center Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. After-hours showings of stunning planetarium shows and special Laser Music Shows in the Sudekum Planetarium (exhibits are closed). It’s a perfect way to start your evening or a great afterdinner date. 6:30–11:30 pm. Admission $6, members $4. sudekumplanetarium.com

May 10 – Nashville Doll & Bear Show Marriott Hotel – Airport, 600 Marriott Drive. Antique to modern dolls and bears. Doll furniture, clothes and accessories, and minor doll repairs. Something for every doll and bear collector. Dealers from 7 states. Free parking. Food on site. Adults $6 ($5 with coupon at door), Free 12 and under, 9:30 am–1 pm.

May 14 – Franklin Rodeo “Experience” Kick-off Party Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. Experience the cowboy’s point of view of rodeo life with a whole lot of fun thrown in! Meet 5


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and greet rodeo personalities, shop rodeo merchandise, Ram trucks on display. Free, 6–10 pm.

May 15-17 – Franklin Rodeo Downtown Franklin. One of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi! Enjoy the excitement of national rodeo competition events – bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. Tickets $5–20. Learn more about each event at franklinrodeo.com.

May 16 -18 – Goodguys Nashville National Car Show LP Field, Tennessee Titan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. Featuring over 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks through 1972 vintage. Vendor exhibits, swap meet, and Auto Trader Classics cars-for-sale area, special “themed” parking areas on Saturday, Goodguys Autocross to test vehicle agility and performance, lots of fun for the entire family! Friday and Saturday 8 am–5 pm, Sunday 8 am–3 pm. $18 admission; $6 for ages 7–12; Free for 6 and under; $5 active or retired military ID. Parking $5. good-guys.com

events May 30 – Brew at the Zoo Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road. Animals, live music, local food trucks, and 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours, adults only event (age 21+). Wander the Zoo’s pathways, catching a glimpse of elephants, giraffe, and primates, while sampling beer from more than 35 craft breweries. Exhibits will be open until sundown with zookeepers to answer guests’ questions. Tickets are $60 per person, and can also be used for half-off one Zoo admission in June. A limited number of designated driver tickets are available for $20. 6:30 –11 pm, nashvillezoo.org

May 30-June 1 – Nashville Screenwriters Conference Union Station Hotel. 1001 Broadway. The enormously successful, open-to-the-public conference brings Hollywood’s top writers, producers, directors, managers, agents and other studio executives to Nashville to provide aspiring screenwriters and individuals interested in worlds of film and TV the opportunity to network, learn and explore the inner-workings of Hollywood. nashscreen.com

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Through May – The Perils of Francois This traveling murder mystery dinner show is set in the Palatial Boudreaux Manor in the French Quarter is the scene of Bob and Bunny Boudreaux’s annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball. The guest of honor is Bob’s life-long friend, Francois Andre Midas Fibian V. A freak storm that threatens to turn into an out-of-season hurricane has arisen as the guests arrive. Enjoy an evening of singing, dancing, thunder, lighting, Voodoo, prizes, “whodoneit” and so much more!Tickets include dinner, variety of locations, various price ranges. Call (615) 417-2034 or online at melodramatheater.org.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687-6401. Dianne Reeves on May 2 at 8 pm (without orchestra); Studio Tenn Presents Les Miserables with the Studio Tenn Orchestra on May 3 at 7 pm and May 4 at 2 & 7 pm; Neil Sedaka on May 8 at 7 pm and May 9 & 10 at 8 pm; Branford Marsalis Plays John Williams on May 15 at 7 pm, May 16 & 17 at 8 pm; Indigo Girls with the Nashville Symphony on May 23 at 8 pm; Brahms’ Requiem Thursday, May 29 at 7 pm on May 30 & 31 at 8 pm. For tickets, call the box office at (615) 687-6400 between 10 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday or 10 am and 2 pm Saturday, or go to the website at nashvillesymphony.org.

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Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike. Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet follows the enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. streettheatrecompany.org

The historic Ryman Auditorium is located downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North and has been named Pollstar’s Concert Industry Theatre of the Year three times, most recently in 2011, and was voted 2009 Venue of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Concerts and events this month are Opry Country Classics hosted by Larry Gatlin (pictured) on May 1; CPA – Remembering. Honoring. Celebrating on May 3; Opry Country Classics hosted by Larry Gatlin on May 8; Neon Trees on May 12; Opry Country Classics hosted by Larry Gatlin on May 15; Cast of Impractical Jokers on May 16; Dennis Miller on May 17; Bill Burr on May 18; Ingrid Michaelson on May 21; Opry Country Classics hosted by Larry Gatlin on May 22; Eddie Izzard on May 24; Morrissey on May 28. Buy tickets from any Ticketmaster location, the Ryman box office or online at ticketmaster.com or ryman.com. Call (615) 458-8700. 8

Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Ben Folds performs his daring combination of new art live on stage, along with two beloved 20th century ballets. For showtimes and tickets call (615) 782-4040. tpac.org

May 2-18 – Women’s Work Festival Z. Alexander Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. An exhilarating celebration created by women that showcases poets, singers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, among others. Allaccess pass $35, each show $5. twtp.org

May 2-4 – Street Theatre Company presents Violet Pride Night

May 3 – An Evening with Sandi Thom Andrew Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Enjoy the versatile stylngs of this Brit award nominee, who also won a Digital Music Award for artist innovation, Album of the Year at the Scottish Music Awards and an Ivor Novello award for excellence in songwriting. For more info call (615) 782-4040. tpac.org

May 3 & 17 – The Parthenon presents “Wish You Were Here” Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. A oneman play about photographer, painter, diplomat,


and networking genius William J. Stillman, performed by Richard Northcutt. 11 am & 1 pm. Price included in Parthenon admission. (615) 862-8431, conservancyonline.com

May 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Olde Worlde Theatre presents Three Little Pigs Belcourt Theatre, 2202 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village. Come join this fun and interactive familyfriendly theater company for a classic pig tale. A show for all ages, filled with whimsy, special effects, movement, mime and mystery. Saturday mornings at 10 am. Admission $8, advance tickets at belcourt.org. For groups and parties, call (615) 3000374. oldeworldetheatre.com

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Bye Bye Liver: The Nashville Drinking Play Blue Bar and Rack Room, 1911 Broadway. This fastpaced sketch comedy takes a satirical look at the drinking culture. Audience members choose sides in a game of Would You Rather, guess songs in Name That Tune, or find love as different contestants are tested in Match Maker. Tickets are $12 each. Must be 21 or over. Call 1-800-650-6449 or go to byebyeliver.com/nashville.

May 4, 11, 18 & 25 – Sunday Bluegrass Jam Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. Free admission every Sunday evening at Nashville’s premiere listening room for bluegrass and roots music. (615) 255-3307, stationinn.com

May 6, 13 & 20 – The Doyle and Debbie Show Zanies Comedy Club, 2025 8th Avenue South. This hilarious love letter to the country music community and its stars is hysterical, and the music is finely-crafted. The two stars, Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, have the acting and singing chops to carry it all off beautifully. Tickets are $20 with a two item minimum. It is an 18-and-over show that begins at 7 pm. Call (615) 269-0221 for reservations or go to zanies.com. For more information and to hear the music, visit doyleanddebbie.com.

Nail, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Lee Ann Womack, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap round out the evening. This year’s theme, Songtellers (A LARGE Intimate Evening) will have each artist perform songs that they’ve recorded and/or written, or a classic…and they’ll tell the story behind the song. Showtime is 7 pm, tickets $35–$50. bridgestonearena.com

May 6-11 – Million Dollar Quartet Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. This Tony® awardwinning Broadway musical was inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. For showtimes and tickets call (615) 782-4040. tpac.org

May 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Music City Roots The Loveless Barn, 8400 Highway 100. Wednesday night’s weekly, two-hour live radio show showcases Nashville’s rich music scene, from country to Americana. $10 general admission; $5 children ages 6–18; Free for 5 and under; $5 students 19 and older with valid college ID. Get details and tickets at musiccityroots.com.

May 8 – Spoon Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street. With their heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock, enigmatic, Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre’s premier commercially and critically acclaimed acts. Spoon’s new album will be released this summer. 8 pm, $30–$35/ticket, 18 and over, marathonmusicworks.com

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performing arts May 9 – The Color Purple Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North. This hit musical showcases the talents of Grammy-nominated R&B singer Angie Stone and entertainer Ann Nesby. Tickets are $39.50 and $47.50, and $2 more day of show, available at ticketmaster.com. 8 pm, (615) 361-5639, nashville auditorium.com

Through May 11 – Lyle the Crocodile Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton. A joyful, hilarious stage adaptation of the picture book classic, where the Primm family finds a crocodile living in the bathtub. He’s caviar-eating, saxophone-playing, loveable Lyle the Crocodile! For tickets and showtime information, call the Box Office at (615) 252-4675 or visit nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

May 11 – Ledisi War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Avenue North. Over the past 13 years, New Orleans native Ledisi Anibade Young has recorded six albums, gained eight Grammy nominations including a nod for “Best New Artist” in 2008, performed six times at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, and earned a place in the pantheon of the best soul singers of her generation. wmarocks.com

May 14-18 – Wild West Comedy Festival Various locations: Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Jack White’s Third Man Records, and Zanies. Some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events you won’t find anywhere else. The lineup includes Aziz Ansariat, Ahmed Ahmed, Killer Beaz, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Billy Gardell, Dick Gregory, Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Impractical Jokers, Roy Wood Jr., Eugene Mirman, Daniel Kitson, Kathleen Madigan, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Seth Meyers, Dennis Miller (pictured), B.J. Novak, Nick Swardson, Aisha Tyler, Vince Vaughn, Ron White. wildwestcomedyfestival.com

May 14 – Concert for Seniors by Nashville in Harmony Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our fantastic community chorus, 10

“Nashville in Harmony” at Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. Linger afterwards and enjoy the gardens. Free. Complimentary admission for concertgoers offered by Cheekwood. 10:30–11:30 am, musicforseniors

May 15 -31 – Oklahoma! The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration is set in western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their timeless love story. Dinner and show $18–$27, show only $13–$22. Call (615) 883-8375 or visit thelarrykeetontheatre.org.

May 16 – Full Moon Pickin’ Party Warner Parks Equestrian Center, Old Hickory Blvd. & West Minister Road. Bluegrass and roots 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 beer (adults 21 and up) are included with admission. No glass, large coolers, or alcohol. Limited seating available, bring blankets or camping chairs. Family-friendly. Dogs on a leash welcome. Rain or shine. 7–11 pm, Tickets: $5–$20, friendsofwarnerparks.com

May 16 – Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike. Enjoy a live country music experience from Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel! 6:30– 11 pm, Tickets $40–$125, woodsamphitheater. fontanelmansion.com

May 17 & 18 – Carnival of the Animals The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon Street. A mighty lion learns the value of diversity in this engaging children’s ballet. The king of the jungle cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him, but a wise and patient bird introduces the lion to a host of jungle creatures – including an elephant, swan and fish – to teach him that we are all unique, and it’s exactly those differences that make life interesting. Showtimes at 10 am and 2 pm.


May 22 – Sister Hazel at Wildhorse Saloon 120 Second Avenue North. Three floors of fun with five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. This month’s special concert is Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band whose style blends elements of folk rock, pop, classic rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is available. Show starts around 7:30 pm. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Tickets $20–$60. wildhorsesaloon.com

May 22 – BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet One of the best known and most highly respected cajun bands in the world is due to fiddler Michael Doucet’s desire to keep the unique southern Louisiana culture and music from extinction. But while BeauSoleil originated to help preserve his cajun musical heritage, over the years it has also been known for its innovation. They are continually adding spice from other musical genres including jazz and Caribbean. In this way, BeauSoleil keeps the music vital and contemporary. Their band name literally means “good sun.” Showtime is 8 pm, tickets are $35–$49, available at franklintheatre.com.

May 22-June 1 – bare, a pop opera Holy Trinity Community Church, 6727 Charlotte Pike. Bare is a rock musical focusing on coed students at a Catholic board school who are wrestling with identity, sexuality and religion, as well as other trials of adolescence. This is a provocative and raw look at today’s teens with heartbreaking honesty and heartfelt emotion. Rated PG-13 for depictions of drug abuse and suicide. (615) 332-7529, circleplayers.net

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May 29 - 31 – Nashville Ballet presents Emergence The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon Street. Three choreographic voices, selections from American composer Paul Moravec, live music from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and vocal collaboration from choral group Portara Ensemble combine to create three new works. Banning Bouldin brings a contemporary cutting edge, European style of movement accompanied by classical music. Nationally in-demand choreographer James Gregg combines classical ballet and contemporary movement with varying dynamic shifts. Gina Patterson creates a new work full of intense artistry and a feminine perspective. Performances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. nashvilleballet.com

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Opry Mills Mall. Sensational seafood in a unique setting. Dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Delicious menu selections from burgers to seafood platters. After your meal, visit the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You can make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations recommended. (615) 514-FISH, aquariumrestaurants.com

592 12th Avenue South. Delicious margaritas, fresh guacamole made at the table, and authentic Mexican food prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients make this restaurant in the Gulch a great destination for lunch, dinner or special events. (615) 259-9282, cantinalaredo.com

Claim Jumper Opry Mills Mall. Celebrate special occasions, host a business lunch or gather with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby-back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. Relax in the saloon with cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. (615) 649-0785, claimjumper.com

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater 2416 Music Valley Drive, Music Valley Village, across from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Nashville’s premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show, with songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars. Many guest stars appear including Opry Star Jeannie Seely, “The Fiddle Man” Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30 pm and show time is 6:30 pm. Dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Tour groups welcome. (615) 885-4747, nashvillenightlife.com

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Opry Backstage Grill The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as after the show. Now open across from the Gaylord Opryland Resort at the Inn at Opryland. Visit oprybackstagegrill.com for more information.

Rainforest Café This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, ranging from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones.” Don’t forget to stop by the Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs! (615) 514-3000, rainforestcafe.com

The Smiling Elephant 2213 8th Avenue South. A gem of a Thai restaurant regaled by the locals. The specialty of the house is Pad Thai. All dishes use the freshest ingredients. Enjoy exquisite food and the gentle spirit that you feel upon entering. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Open for dinner on Saturday. (615) 891-4488, thesmilingelephant.com

Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering 222 Fifth Avenue South, in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Serving Southern comfort food with a twist, made from fresh, mostly local foods. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both with great views of downtown. Open Monday –Saturday, 11 am–2:30 pm. Two Twenty • Two 2Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and beverages seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm. The 2Go bar accepts orders by phone and fax. Call (615) 291-6759 or fax (615) 291-6761.

Wildhorse Saloon Located on historic Second Avenue, downtown. The Wild­horse offers three floors of action-packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. Hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps, with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Open for lunch every day except Monday. Open for dinner nightly. Try the award-winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information call (615) 902-8211 or go to wildhorsesaloon.com. Hours subject to change due to private events.

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The Cat Shoppe 2824 Bransford Avenue, Berry Hill. Unique toys, the world’s strongest catnip cigars, handmade dragonfly toys, locally made cat-scratching posts (recommended by feline behaviorist). For cat lovers: jewelry, statues, Laurel Burch purses, ceramics, books and frames. Be sure to visit the rescued cats awaiting adoption. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am– 6 pm; Sunday 1–4 pm. Call (615) 297-PURR (7877).

Cotton-Eyed Joe Located on the corner of Second Avenue and Broadway in the District, Nashville’s easy-to-find tourist hot spot. On the main floor, you are surrounded by a vast selection of gifts, souvenirs, T-shirts, jewelry and novelties at low prices. The Bargain Attic Area upstairs has close-out souvenirs, gifts, jewelry and T-shirts priced 50% off. Visit the Gift Gallery section, featuring new and unusual home decor and gift items. Tour buses welcome. Call (615) 726-3302 for more information.

Country Music Hall of Fame Museum Store 222 Fifth Avenue South. There’s no admission fee to shop the Museum Store. Here you’ll find autographed items, apparel, books, DVDs and CDs, souvenirs, Hatch Show Prints, and exhibit related merchandise. To participate in autograph signings, you must purchase artist-related product as specified by the signing guidelines.

The Dog Store 2824 Bransford Avenue, Berry Hill. A large selection of gifts for people in your favorite breed in-

cluding mugs, frames, statues, and books. And for the special dog in your life, all natural treats, leather collars, bowls, toys and food. Open Monday– Saturday 10 am–6 pm and Sunday 1–4 pm. Call 279-WAGS (9247).

Gas Lamp Antique Mall 100 Powell Place, across from 100 Oaks Mall in Berry Hill. Voted “Nashville’s Best Antique Mall” for the past six years in the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville poll, Gas Lamp Antique Mall houses 160 dealers in 25,000 square feet of space, and is open seven days a week. Antique, retro and vintage furniture and home accessories are all featured. Call (615) 297-2224. The second location, Gas Lamp Too, is located at 128 Powell Place, less than a half mile down the same street in the last building, with parking in front and also under the I-65 overpass. Call (615) 292-2250. For more information, go to the website at gaslampantiques.com.

The Great Escape Featuring a huge selection of current and outof-print DVDs, CDs, video games, comic books, records, CCG and role-playing items, posters, books, memorabilia and more. Low, low prices! Two locations: Superstore in West Nashville at 5400 Charlotte Avenue (includes their outlet store, The Great Escape 1/2-Price-Or-Less Store), (615) 385-2116; and near Opry Mills at 111-B Gallatin Road North at Old Hickory Boulevard, (615) 8658052. Open 10 am–9 pm, Monday–Saturday and 11 am–7 pm, Sunday. Need cash? The Great Escape also buys!

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shopping The Hermitage Museum Store Home of President Andrew Jackson, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, (615) 889-2941. A lovely selection of decorative accessories, books and videos, toys and collectibles, home décor, and gourmet gifts including Hermitage preserves and Lynchburg BBQ sauce. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise support the activities and programs of the museum.

The Johnny Cash Museum Store 119 Third Avenue South. Featuring Johnny Cash merchandise including T-shirts and other apparel, mugs, backpacks, tote bags, and more. Call (615) 256-1777 or visit johnnycashmuseum.com.

Nashville Flea Market – May 23-25 Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, (615) 862-5016. You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Admission is free; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

Located in the heart of downtown at 300 Broadway (Broadway at Third Avenue). Nashville’s famous “Lower Broadway” area known around the world for its honky tonks and one-of-a-kind authentic country music attractions, Opry Originals brings together the iconic roots of the Grand Ole Opry and country music’s contemporary culture for a shopping experience like no other.

2804 Opryland Drive. Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry experience anytime with a stop at The Opry Shop, located within the Grand Ole Opry House. It’s the place for great Opry gifts and collectibles for all ages. Open seven days a week.

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Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 200 stores, including several first-inmarket name-brand additions. Opry Mills’ impressive roster of designer outlet stores include: Coach Factory Store, G by GUESS, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley and more. Other popular value retailers include Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store Outlet, LEGO, RCC Western Wear and Under Armour Factory House. Opry Mills is home to a variety of family dining and entertainment venues: Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Claim Jumper and Dave & Buster’s. And in true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on Opry Mills’ Entertainment Stage.

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Wildhorse Saloon Gift Shop 120 Second Avenue North, (615) 902-8200. This nationally recognized store offers a vast selection of shirts, hats, hard goods and Nashville memorabilia.

Woodcuts Gallery and Framing 1613 Jefferson St., (615) 321-5357 telephone and (615) 321-2134 fax. Offering hundreds of open and limited edition prints, serigraphs, original pieces, framed art, cards, figurines, and fast custom framing. See woodcutsfineart.


attractions Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. With the child-sized Curiosity Corner and ever-changing blockbuster exhibits, the Adventure Science Center provides unique opportunities for discovery for both children and adults. Admission is $13 for adults and teens, $11 for children ages 2–12, $12 for seniors (65+) and free for toddlers under age 2. Open 10 am–5 pm daily. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or see adventuresci.org. Belle Meade Plantation 5025 Harding Road. Listed as one of America’s grandest mansions by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine, this 1853 Greek Revival mansion s the place where the bloodlines of Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral and Funny Cide started. Living History programs are featured daily. Most of the demonstrations will center around the Frontier Life era 1790–1820. Demonstrations vary and include gardening, blacksmithing and cooking. Restaurant and gift shop on property. Call (615) 356-0501 or log on to bellemeadeplantation.com. Belmont Mansion 1700 Acklen Avenue, Belmont College Campus. This 1850’s Italianate villa has long been recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South. Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 am– 4 pm, Sunday, 1– 4 pm, closed all major holidays. Call (615) 460-5459 or go to belmontmansion.com for more information. Bicentennial Mall State Park 600 James Robertson Parkway. The Bicentennial Mall is a public park, with statues, monuments, fountains, trails, bell towers, and an amphitheater. The scenery and atmosphere give visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history, geology, and scenic wonder. Walk along a timeline inscribed with tidbits of Tennessee history. The wall of history breaks up during the Civil War, representing the breakup of the United States. Then, in 1865, the wall lines back up again, showing reunification after the war ended. Each of the 31 erupting geyser fountains represent one of Tennessee major rivers. The war monument, an 18,000-pound granite globe, float-

ing on water and rotating, pays tribute to the 5,631 Tennesseans killed during World War II. Free park tours Monday and Wednesday at 10 am, 1 and 3 pm. (615) 741-5280 or 888-TNPARKS. Bike the Greenway Bicycle Rentals Briley Parkway (TN-155) at Two Rivers Parkway (Exit 10). Two Rivers Park Trailhead is within minutes of Gaylord Opryland Resort, Music Valley Drive Hotels, and Nashville Airport Hotels, and offers miles of dedicated greenway. Hourly or ½ day rentals. Call 615-920-1388 or visit bikethe greenway.net to arrange your bike rental and transfer to trailhead (if needed). Carnton Plantation 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. Carnton Plantation, home of The Widow of the South, was a field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Plantation includes a home tour, museum, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, a fully restored garden and slave quarters. Open 9 am–5 pm on Monday–Saturday and noon–5 pm on Sunday. Closed most major holidays. For more information, visit BattleofFranklinTrust.org. Centennial Park 2500 West End Avenue. Nashville’s premier park features the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, arts activity centers, beautiful gardens, a band shell, events shelter, sand volleyball courts, a dog park, and an exercise trail. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Beautiful botanic gardens located on a 55-acre estate with a residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion houses American and European art and a newer building is dedicated to presenting contemporary art. In the summer and fall there are themed art installations in the gardens that change annually. Open Tuesday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (65+), $10 for college students with ID; $7 for youth 3 to 17, and free to children ages 2 and under. There is a 50% discount for military personnel with current ID. Parking $3. Special rates are offered for group 23


attractions tours. Call (615) 353-9827 for details. See the website at cheekwood.org. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum 222 Fifth Avenue South. You haven’t seen Nashville if you haven’t visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the largest popular music museum in the world. Experience the history of America’s music through exciting new exhibits, entertaining films, interactive displays, and an incredible array of costumes and instruments. The current exhibit Reba: All the Women That I Am chronicles the life of one of country music’s most successful Renaissance women, from childhood performances through her induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The highlight is a collection of Reba’s costumes, spanning her entire career. Other items include a check stub to The McEntires for a performance in 1971; report cards; awards ranging from ribbons for childhood athletic competitions to Grammy, CMA and ACM trophies; and items reflecting her status as an icon, including a Reba Barbie and Reba lunchbox. Open daily 9 am–5 pm. Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for youth (ages 6 to 17) for the Gold Package and $35 for adults and $26 for

youth for the Platinum Package, which also includes a tour of historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs. Then shop at the Museum Store and savor a made-from-scratch meal at Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering. Call (615) 416-2001 for more information or log onto country musichalloffame.com. Fort Nashborough 170 First Avenue North. This reconstruction of the original settlement of Nashville is authentic in many details, reflecting the lifestyle of frontier pioneers in the late 1700s. Located in Riverfront Park, the self-guided tour facility is convenient to shopping, restaurants, hotels and museums in downtown Nashville. Franklin On Foot Tours Downtown Franklin. Join one of our dynamic tour guides and explore Franklin’s fascinating history and sometimes scandalous past, either by foot or on two wheels. Various tours are available, including the most popular Ghost Tour. Franklin is just crawlin’ with ghosts – and we’re the ones who know the stories behind each tragic tale. Visit franklinonfoot.com for more details and call (615) 400-3808 to make your reservation.

Encounter, experience, explore... history at Andrew Jackson’s presidential home.

From mansion to slave cabin—and throughout 1120 acres of “much more” at the home of America’s seventh president—you’ll be face-to-face with the times, the challenges, and the contradictions, that shaped our young nation. Yesterday is always present at The Hermitage. One of America’s premier National Historic Landmarks, just 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville, TN.

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway. The downtown attraction features many traveling exhibitions, and focuses on art education for the community, children and adults. Open Monday–Wednesday and Saturday 10 am– 5:30 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am–9 pm and Sunday 1–5:30 pm. For more information call (615) 244-3340 or go to fristcenter.org. Current exhibit info on page 30.

General Jackson Showboat Climb aboard the General Jackson Showboat for a unique entertainment experience! This 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat cruises the Cumberland River offering fantastic shows and delicious meals. Sumptuous Southern fare as well as an entertaining show are included on the evening cruise. For tickets and more information call (615) 458-3900 or buy online at generaljackson.com.

ters and the church that Jackson built for his family. Special garden and farm tours are given seasonally as well as tours through active archaeology sites. Shop the museum store for unique gifts and dine in the delightful restaurant. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, $14 for students 13–18, $9 for children 6–12 and children under 6 are free. A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is $45. Active military are admitted free (ID required). (615) 8892941, thehermitage.com. Historic Mansker’s Station Frontier Life Center 705 Caldwell Drive, in Moss-Wright Park, Good­ lettsville. This staffed, living history site represents

Grand Ole Opry 2804 Opryland Drive. The world’s longest-running live radio show features the best in country, bluegrass, comedy and more. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Vince Gill, Kix Brooks, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Paslay, Terri Clark, Gene Watson, Deana Carter, Josh Turner, Suzy Bogguss, Radney Foster, Lee Greenwood, Darryl Worley, Little Big Town (pictured), and many more! Shows: Tuesday & Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 7 pm & 9:30 pm. For tickets, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY. Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours 2804 Opryland Drive. Guided tours offer visitors an up-close look at the celebrated 4,400-seat venue and country’s most famous show, including themed dressing rooms, the artists’ entrance, the Opry stage, and more. Daytime tours are available seven days a week February–October featuring Blake Shelton as your video tour guide. Tours are also available following most Opry performances with video tour guide Darius Rucker. For a once-ina-lifetime experience, try our Behind the Curtain VIP tour. For more information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

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attractions the station built by Kasper Mansker in the late 18th-century. Six times a year, artisans, craftsmen and volunteers populate the station for a weekend, giving a true representation of pioneer life. A tour begins inside the Bowen House, a plantation house of the era, with a short history film of both sites. Tours of the house and station are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Group rates available. Call (615) 859-FORT (3678) for more information. Historic RCA Studio B 1611 Roy Acuff Place, Music Row. Known as one of the world’s most important recording studios where more than 35,000 songs were brought to life, like Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and many hits by Elvis. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum today to learn how you can experience historic RCA Studio B. Call (615) 416-2001 or visit the website at country musichalloffame.com. Johnny Cash Museum 119 Third Avenue South. Featuring the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world, the museum has everything from his earliest childhood artifacts to the last song he wrote. Exhibits chronicle The Man in Black’s life with stunning graphics, artifacts and interactive technology and include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. Experience a three-dimensional walk through the life and legend of this international icon. From handwritten lyrics for “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” to a stone wall from Johnny and June’s home in Hendersonville, this museum holds the very essence of the man. The Museum Store features the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles. Staff members include Cash family members and friends who love to share stories with guests. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. Open 11 am –7 pm seven days a week. For more information call (615) 256-1777 or see johnnycashmuseum.com. Lane Motor Museum 702 Murfreesboro Pike. (615) 742-7445. Discover unique vehicles from A to Z at Lane Motor Museum. One of the few museums in North America to specialize in European cars, with over 150 cars and 26

motorcycles on display from all over the world! Over 45 marques representing North and South America, Asia, and Europe – definitely not your typical car museum! Open Thursday–Monday, 10 am–5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65+), $3 for youth (ages 6–17) and free for kids ages 5 and under. Call for more information or visit the website lanemuseum.org. The Lotz House 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin. Come to The Lotz House for the compelling story of the Battle of Franklin, the Lotz family and the fine antiques of the Civil War era. Trip Advisor’s #1 attraction in Franklin features guided tours daily. There is a value ticket available which includes Carnton Plantation and The Carter House, located across the street. For more information, call (615) 790-7190 or visit LotzHouse.com. Mel O’Drama Murder Mystery Unique ‘fun & family’ theatre focused on comedy that will have you laughing like you’ve never laughed before. Full of singing, dancing & audience interaction, brought to your location or finding a special location to accommodate your tour group, family and friends – you choose. Shows change every 3 months. Check out locations where we are performing at melodramatheater.org or call (615) 417-2034. Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater 2416 Music Valley Drive, in Music Valley Village, across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Nashville’s premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show. Voted Nashville’s #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars. Many guest stars appear such as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, “The Fiddle Man” Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. There is entertainment for the entire family. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30 pm and show time is 6:30 pm. Admission for the dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Don’t miss this Nashville tradition. Tour groups are welcome. Call (615) 885-4747 for information and reservations or go to nashville nightlife.com. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere 3777 Nolensville Road. From African elephants and Caribbean flamingos to Bengal tigers and red pandas, Nashville Zoo is home to more than 2,100 animals from all over the world. Spend a day enjoying mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and birds


and learning about their habitats. Savor the sights by exploring Gibbon Islands, Bamboo Trail, Critter Encounters, three-acre beautiful African Elephant Savannah, and many other exhibits. Take a spin on the Wild Animal Carousel, and enjoy DinoTrek, a hair-raising adventure featuring lifelike dinosaurs. Step back in time and tour the 19th century Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. Run wild on the humongous Jungle Gym playground, and then take a break and enjoy one of the educational animal shows. Call (615) 833-1534 or visit the website at nashvillezoo.org. The Parthenon Located in Centennial Park off of West End Avenue, this Nashville treasure is recognized as one of the world’s most impressive scale reproductions of an ancient classic. It houses Alan LeQuire’s magnificent 42-foot statue of Athena, the largest indoor sculpture in North America. There are also fine art exhibits in the Parthenon Museum. Current exhibit info on page 30.

Ryman Auditorium 116 Fifth Avenue North. 2003, 2004 and 2011 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards “Theater Of The Year” and 2009 Academy of Country Music’s

“Venue of the Year.” The Ryman continues its more than 100-year music tradition by offering the best in entertainment. Built as a church in 1892, the Ryman famously served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943–1974, and was completely renovated in 1994. The premier performance hall has many shows and concerts scheduled year-round. For tickets, call (615) 889-3060, visit the Ryman Box Office, or ryman.com. Monthly event schedule on page 8. Ryman Auditorium Tours 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown. This National Historic Landmark is most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943–1974. Take the selfguided tour where you’ll discover the divine inspiration behind the building’s construction as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in the 1880’s in the welcome video. Self-guided tours are $14 for adults, and $9 for children ages 4–11. Backstage tours are $18 and $13. To buy tour tickets, go to ryman.com or call (615) 889-3060. Tennessee Performing Arts Center 505 Deaderick Street, downtown. TPAC is home to the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Opera, the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Ballet and the Tennessee State Museum. There are three

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performance venues, named for the three U.S. presidents who hailed from Tennessee (Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater and Andrew Johnson Theater). For tickets or schedule, call Ticketmaster at 255-ARTS (2787); for administration call 782-4000. Website is tpac.org. Tennessee State Capitol Charlotte Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The historic Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when completed in 1859. Several areas, including the first floor hallway, library and Supreme Court chamber, have been restored to their 19th-century, Greek Revival appearance. Free guided tours leave from the Information Desk on the first floor of the Capitol every hour, on the hour; with the first tour at 9 am, and the final tour at 3 pm. Self-guided tours are also available at the Information Desk. Tennessee State Museum Fifth Avenue and Deaderick Street, downtown. The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Of special interest are Sam Davis’ boot (cut open to search for hidden papers when he was charged with spying for the Confederate Army), and an 1864 presidential campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Open Tuesday –Saturday, from 10 am – 5 pm and 1– 5 pm on Sundays. Closed on Mondays. Admission is free. Paid parking on weekdays. Free weekend parking at the State Employee parking lots west of the State Capitol, off Charlotte Avenue. For more information, call (615) 741-2692, 1-800-407-4324 or at the website tnmuseum.org. Current exhibit info on page 30.

Tribute To The King 1953–1977 On Mondays and Thursdays this high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley fea-

attractions tures all six eras of the King’s career, including over 30 songs and five costume changes, has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to the King in Music City, where he recorded over 300 songs. “A great show, very authentic! I look forward to seeing it again,” raved DJ Fontana, Elvis’s longtime drummer. Audiences continue to give standing ovations at every show. A must-see show while in Nashville. To order tickets and more information, show dates and times, call (615) 758-0098 or visit thenashvilleking.com. The Upper Room 1908 Grand Avenue, midtown. An active chapel and museum, The Upper Room features a nearly life-size wood carving of da Vinci’s The Last Supper. There are permanent exhibits, as well as a peaceful garden. Special seasonal exhibits include an exhibit of 100 nativity scenes during the Christmas holidays, a Madonna and Child Gallery exhibit, and a Ukrainian egg display during Lent and Easter. Come experience the tranquility of the Upper Room amid the city’s tumult. Open Monday–Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm. Closed holidays and weekends. Call (615) 340-7207 or visit upperroom.org/chapel. Wildhorse Saloon Second Avenue, downtown. The Wildhorse offers three floors of action-packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. The Wildhorse is the place to hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Be sure to try the award winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information, call (615) 902-8200 or go to the website at wildhorsesaloon.com.

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galleries & exhibits

ongoing: Call or check websites for more info, hours and admission.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Fine art collection includes American art, American and British decorative arts, outdoor Woodland Sculpture Trail, and the Cheek Mansion itself. (615) 356-8000, cheekwood.org

Centennial Art Center 25th Avenue North & Park Plaza in Centennial Park. Contemporary art from local and regional artists. (615) 862-8442, nashville.gov/cac

Nashville Downtown Library 615 Church Street. The Civil Rights Collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the civil rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville – locations of many sitin protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement.

Through August 17 at the Parthenon Museum 2600 West End Avenue. The James M. Cowan Collection – 63 paintings by 19th and 20th-century American artists, emphasizing the landscape and seascape. (615) 862-8431, parthenon.org

Through August 31 at Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick Street. Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee. Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit reconstructs the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and details of what happened to them before, during, and after the Civil War. (615) 741-2692, tnmuseum.org.

the month of may: May 1-3 – Annual Harding Art Show Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Drive. Original art and handmade items, mediums such as oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, ceramics and mixed media, 30

and in styles ranging from realism to impressionistic to abstract. artshow.hardingacademy.org

May 2 – First Friday Franklin Art Crawl Downtown Franklin. Charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be from 6 to 9 pm. franklinartscene.com

May 3 – First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown Nashville. A festive atmosphere with participating venues from Fifth Avenue of the Arts to the Historic Arcade to 8th Avenue to Broadway from 6 to 9 pm. nashvilledowntown.com/play

May 3-24 – Annual Juried Exhibition The Rymer Gallery, 233 Fifth Avenue North. (615) 752-6030, therymergallery.com

Through May 11 at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway. Frank Lloyd Wright: Building the Imperial Hotel explores how a single Western architect approached the melding of Japanese and Western aesthetics to create a hotel that was intended to symbolize both cultural exchange and Japan’s modernity. Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan explores the fruitful encounter between East and West by showing Japanese prints and decorative arts alongside works of Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch and the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery presents recent works that were inspired by eighteenthand nineteenth-century texts, political cartoons, and engravings. (615) 244-3340, fristcenter.org

May 15 – UnBound Arts The Building, 1008-C Woodland Street. East Nashville’s Third Thursday event begins at 7 pm, and features local art, music and performance.

Through May 24 – “Celebrating the Portrait as Art” Haynes Galleries, 1600 Division Street. A diverse, well-curated collection of works by some of today’s most exciting contemporary Realists showcasing a range of styles and a great depth of emotion. (615) 312-7000, haynesgalleries.com


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