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May Events in Nashville

Listing of May 2014 Events in Nashville

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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 - 5/1/2014

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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Holiday & Seasonal Event
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 Belle Meade Plantation Opening Art Show

This May The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation will feature the work of Middle Tennessee artists Joan Porter Jannaman and Mary Eubanks Veazie. About Artist Joan Porter Jannaman Joan Porter Jannaman is an artist who specializes in equine/equestrian and wildlife themed oil paintings. Her Lakehill Studio is in Hendersonville, TN. A childhood full of riding, showing and caring for horses has enhanced her ability to understand and capture the true form and spirit of her subjects. About Artist Mary Eubanks Veazie Painting in the style of realistic impressionism, Mary utilizes a strong design framework, beautiful harmonic color and masterful paint application. Mary is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the American Woman Painters, the Portrait Society of America, and the Women Painters of the Southeast. Joan and Mary's work will be on display at the Shop at Belle Meade Plantation through out the month of May. Belle Meade Plantation opening art show receptions are held the first Thursday of each month 5:30-7:30 p.m. and feature wines from West Meade Wine and Liquor Mart located at 5402 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 (615-352-3001). Artists Joan P. Jannaman and Mary E. Veazie Opening Reception and Wine Tasting Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

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

5/1 Watkins YART Sale

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film's most popular community events, the YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students, returns on Thursday, May 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center. This year's edition - "Watkins on Paper" - will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. All proceeds will benefit participating student artists and the student government association. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center; free parking is available in the campus lot. From the Heart Café, located in the student center, will be open for snacks, sandwiches, salads and homemade baked goods.

5/2 East Nashville Hope Exchange Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

East Nashville Hope Exchange aims to increase literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville and strengthen caregiver and community involvement in children's education. The six week summer program provides reading skills instruction to improve literacy and help prevent summer learning loss. Date/Time: May 2, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm Location: St. Ann's Episcopal Church 419 Woodland St., Nashville 37206 Cost: $25.00 per person Major fundraiser for East Nashville Hope Exchange

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.

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