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Listing of May 2014 Events in Nashville


5/3-5/4 Regions Free Day - Tennessee Renaissance Festival

For its May Free Day event, Regions Bank is partnering with the popular Tennessee Renaissance Festival, an annual celebration that showcases the entertainment, food and artisan treasures of 16th Century England. Courtesy of Regions, 300 free tickets will be available on Saturday, May 3 as well as Sunday, May 4. Tickets will be provided at the Regions Free Day table at the Festival and are limited to two per party. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.tnrenfest.com/.

5/6 We're All For The Hall

We're All For The Hall - A Benefit for The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return here to Bridgestone Arena.

5/8-5/9 Remington College Free Prom Night Makeovers

Remington College Nashville Campus is again offering complimentary student salon services for local high school students headed to prom. The event is called Prom Night Makeover and the goal is to help students look and feel their best at the big dance - all at no cost. The complimentary student salon services will be available on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and April 18, and again on Thursday and Friday, May 8 and May 9. Girls can get updos, manicures, pedicures and makeup; guys can get haircuts. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 615-493-9390.

5/8-5/10 Neil Sedaka

A certifiable pop music legend, Neil Sedaka has written some of the most memorable pop songs ever recorded, from “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” to “Laughter in the Rain” to “Love Will Keep Us Together.” He’ll pull out these tunes and many more from his extraordinary career when he joins the Nashville Symphony for an enchanting night of music and memories.

5/10 A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion - Garrison Keillor live at the Ryman.

5/10 Sunflower Cafe Spring Market

Local Table Magazine, Middle Tennessee's premier guide to local food, and The Green Fork Academy, a non profit nourishing community through food education, is working with The Sunflower Cafe, 2834 Azalea Place, Berry Hill to present a Spring Market of homegrown and handmade items. Local farmers and nurseries and artisans will be offering a great mix of garden plants and items and handcrafted items. Visitors can shop, eat and drink! The Market will run from 11 AM through 3 PM. The Sunflower Cafe will again be featuring a Market lunch special. For more information about the day's menu, the public can call 615-457-2568. The cafe is an all-vegetarian farm to table restaurant promoting a healthful and nutritious lifestyle. Their gourmet dishes serve a variety of eaters ranging from vegan, gluten-free sensitivities to a children's menu that takes a healthy approach to kid's favorite dishes. Some of the vendors include Gardens of Babylon, Nashville Foodscapes, Five Points Mercantile, Hatchwood, Garden Blends, and DoTerra Essential Oils. Come buy for Mother's Day and join us for healthy food and plants and fun gifts for the garden. The Sunflower Cafe Spring Market Co-sponsored by Local Table Magazine & The Green Fork Academy Saturday, May 10, 11 AM - 3 PM 2834 Azalea Place, Berry Hill, Nashville

5/11 Ledisi

Ledisi will be at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN - May 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Doors: 7:00 PM VIP Tickets: A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include a copy of Ledisi's latest album, which will be available for pick-up at the venue box office night of show. You can tell when a woman has finally come into her own. It's in the swivel of her hips, the growl in her voice and the joy that brightens her face when she smiles. A woman filled with confidence is a force to be reckoned with. For singer songwriter Ledisi, that exuberance rings through on every track of her new album The Truth.

5/14 Friends of Tim: A Comedic Celebration of the Life of Tim Wilson

Benefit: Friends of Tim Wilson featuring Ron White, Kathleen Madigan, Ralphie May & more! will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - May 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Friends of Tim: A Comedic Celebration of the Life of Tim Wilson” will benefit the Tim Wilson Memorial Fund and celebrate his comedic legacy. As part of the Wild West Comedy Festival presented by Bud Light in association with Netflix, the show will take place on May 14th, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall, and will feature Ron White, Billy Gardell, Kathleen Madigan, Ralphie May, James Gregory and Killer Beaz. There will be a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet tickets available for purchase.

5/15-5/17 Branford Marsalis

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Nashville Symphony for a dynamic program featuring John Williams’ Escapades, a jazzy piece based on the composer’s music for the hit film Catch Me If You Can. Marsalis will also show off his astonishing soprano sax skills on Villa Lobos’ charming and lyrical Fantasia. George Gershwin’s bustling An American in Paris closes the evening with music that captures all the excitement and romance of life in the big city.

5/23 The Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls with the Nashville Symphony - Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still doing what they do best: bringing their sublime harmonies to their heartfelt catalog of songs. This stop in Music City marks their first ever performance with the Nashville Symphony. Experience all-time favorites like "Kid Fears," "Power of Two" and "Closer to Fine" as never before, performed with a full symphony orchestra! 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014

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