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May Events in Nashville

Listing of May 2014 Events in Nashville

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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 A Night Of Song Hosted by Gordon Kennedy

Get a taste of the "real" Nashville! Hoover Hope Foundation presents the 4th Annual Songwriter's Night, and this year we are honored to have the incomparable Gordon Kennedy as our host and headliner. A multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, he is a world-class guitarist and visionary at the forefront of Nashville's music community. He has co-written "Change The World" for Eric Clapton that won "Song of the Year" at the 1997 Grammys, among many others for artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, and Alison Krauss. Also on the bill are Tommy Sims, Chris Rodriguez, Danny Flowers, Susan Ashton, Bryan Kennedy, and Ben Cooper.

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.

5/15-5/17 Franklin Rodeo

The Franklin Noon Rotary Club event stampedes into the Williamson County Ag Center May 15-17 at 7 p.m. each night. Proceeds from this event benefit area charities. Rodeo tickets are available online at www.franklinrodeo.com and at the gate. $20 for adults, $10 for 12 and younger.

5/16 Margarita Festival

Join the Nashville Scene for the 3rd annual Margarita Festival. Enjoy bites from your favorite Gulch restaurants. Sample from the city’s best margo-makers, vote on your favorite, and a winner will be crowned at the end of this best ‘rita fest. This street festival held in the Gulch is awesome squared, rimmed with salt and served up real chill.

5/17 Urban Gardening Festival

Nearly 60 unique exhibitors, artisans, food trucks, societies, and suppliers will be featured at this year's Urban Gardening Festival on May 17, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; and no two will be alike. The Festival will be located at the Demonstration Garden at Ellington Agricultural Center, 5201 Marchant Drive. Admission and parking are free. The Master Gardeners of Davidson County, a nonprofit association with a mission to promote gardening and home horticulture through education, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.

5/17 Health and HappyFest

The Friends of Haiti Nashville invites you to our 4th annual “Health and HappyFest” scheduled for Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 510 Woodland Street, from 11am to 4pm. This annual fundraiser gathers medical and health professionals in addition to people from all sectors for the celebration of health and wholeness. The Fest features: Live bands, health screenings, international foods, silent auction, assorted vendors, basketball tournaments, and so much more!

5/17 Rock the House Music Jam

Davis House Presents Rock the House Music Jam - Performers include Lee Thomas Miller, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Monty Criswell, and more! Proceeds from this event fund the programs and services provided by Davis House Child Advocacy Center to child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse in our community.

5/17 Bellevue Community Picnic

On Saturday,the fun will start at around 10am and continue until an explosion of colorful fireworks fills the Bellevue sky that night at the annual Bellevue Community Picnic. If the food and the rides don't keep you busy you will find music and entertainment around the clock. Where: Red Caboose Park, Hwy 70, Bellevue

5/21 Voices for Children

Please join Williamson County CASA for its 2014 Voices for Children event, and an evening with "Music City Hit-Makers"--featuring some of Nashville's most elite songwriters! The Music City Hit-Makers are lending a unique “song meets symphony” aspect to the evening, with featured artists sharing the stories behind some of the biggest hits they’ve penned. Grammy award-winner and two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Brett James will lead the night’s performance with fellow award-winning artists Jessi Alexander and Kyle Jacobs. It's an extraordinary musical experience—like only Nashville talent can offer—that you don't want to miss!

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