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May Events in Nashville

Listing of May 2014 Events in Nashville


A Nashville Events Calender for the month of May that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in May.

All Events are listed in the following order:
Annual Events-Holidays-Specials-Daily Events-Ongoing Events-Venues
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Calendar Last Updated - 4/14/2014

May Annual Event Guide

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Annual Events
Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of May.

Mother's Day in Nashville

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Holiday & Seasonal Event
Nashville offers plenty of great things to ensure that one can give mom that perfect Mother's Day.

Memorial Day in Nashville

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Come celebrate a Nashville Memorial Day in a big way and see what our top picks are on how to celebrate this Memorial Day in Middle Tennessee.

5/1 Wine & Pearls

PearlPoint Cancer Support announced the first ever Wine & Pearls Nashville. The event will be held May 1, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at the brand new Lexus of Nashville (2010 Rosa L Parks Blvd). Guests will enjoy an evening of socializing, fine wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $75

5/2 Dianne Reeves

No singer knows her way around a jazz tune like Dianne Reeves does. With her distinctive jazz and R&B stylings, the four-time GRAMMY® winner is one of music’s most gifted vocalists, unrivaled in her ability to interpret old and new standards alike. She’ll perform a mix of originals and classics, all wrapped in her dazzling voice.

5/2 Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry, the renowned novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic and farmer will be making a rare public appearance in Nashville on the weekend of May 2-3. On Friday evening he will be the featured guest at a ticketed benefit for Siloam Family Health Center. This evening event at Montgomery Bell Academy will feature special music by Andrew Peterson and an extended interview of Berry by Professor Norman Wirzba (Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke Divinity School) considering the question "What Makes a Healthy Community?" Tickets for this evening will be $75 for general admission and $100 to be included in the hors d'oeuvres and wine hour at 5:30pm prior to the event (only 200 of these tickets will be available).

5/2 Sam Davis Home Golf Tournament

The Sam Davis Home will host a Golf Tournament at the Cedar Crest Golf Course on Friday, May 2, 2014 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and tee time at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the educational programs and historic structures at the Sam Davis Home. In addition to a fun-filled day of golf, participants will enjoy a catered Southern-style barbecue lunch, door prizes and skill contests. For local businesses, there are opportunities to advertise your business and support the Sam Davis Home through hole sponsorship. Registration fee of $300 per foursome or $75 per person with hole sponsorships at $100. If you are interested in participating as part of a team or you wish to be a sponsor, please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or register at http://conta.cc/1dE06VV.

5/2-5/4 Ben Folds Project

The Ben Folds Project will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - May 2 through May 4, 2014 Ben Folds performs his daring combination of new art live on stage along with two beloved 20th century ballets demonstrates the diverse talents of Music City's dance and musical communities.

5/3-5/4 Hansel & Gretel

The Father Ryan performance season will draw to a close with their Story Book Series featuring the Nashville premier of Alan Hineline's "Hansel and Gretel." The ballet follows the classic fairy tale and adventures of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel & Gretel is wholesome family entertainment filled with a multitude of choreographic twists and turns. Performances are on May 3 and 4, 2014 at Father Ryan Auditorium.

5/3-5/4 Les Miserables

Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic "Les Miserables" will celebrate Claude-Michel Schönburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, "Les Mis" is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph—its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall. Featuring some of the finest vocal talent from Broadway and beyond, adorned with exquisite costuming and backed by a full symphony orchestra, this "Les Mis" bodes absolute magnificence: a revolutionary production in substance and splendor.

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