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May 2018 Guide To Family Events In Nashville

The end of the school year and the beginning of Summer! May is one of the busiest months of the year, rivaled only by the holidays. If you’re looking for a way to spend  day of fun, Nashville has got you covered this time of year! If we missed your favorite May event, make sure to add it in the comments. As always, double check the info we provide as event details can always change! 

Ascend Amphitheater

May 3rd: The  National With Big Thief

May 4th: Brantley Gilbert

May 6th: Beck With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

May 10th: Vance Joy

May 12th: Odesza

May 18th: Willie Nelson and Family with Allison Krauss

May 19th: Portugal. The Man with Jack Harlow

May 20th: Steely Dan with The Doobie Brothers

May 31st: Poison with special guests Cheap Trick and Pop Evil

Adventure Science Center 

May 1st: Homeschool Lyceum

May 3rd: Spirograph Keychain

May 5th: Honeyfest

May 7th: Early Explorers

May 8th: Homeschool Science Lyceum

May 10th: Print it: Geometric Planters 

May 12th: Print it: Geometric Planters

May 12th: Second Saturday

May 14th: Early Explorers 

May 17th: Make it: Conductive Sewing

May 21st: Early Explorers

May 24th: Code it: Spirograph Keychain

May 26th: Yoga Under the Stars

May 28th: Early Explorers

May 29th: Teacher Professional Development


May 4th: Foo Fighters 

May 9th: Justin Timberlake 

May 26th: U2


Varies Dates: Hoppy 

May 1st: May Day Celebration 

May 2nd: The Big Payback

May 3rd: Hoppy Hour

May 4th: Hoppy Hour

May 10th: Hoppy Hour

May 11th: Hoppy Hour

May 15th: Glowga

May 17th: Hoppy Hour

May 18th: Hoppy Hour

Country Music Hall Of Fame

May 2nd: Musical Petting Zoo at the Nashville Public Library: Green Hills Branch

May 5th: Musical Petting Zoo at the Tennessee Craft Fair

May 5th: Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures

May 5th: Hatch Show Print Block Party

May 6th: Family Program: Make Letterpress Art With Hatch Show Print

May 12th: Family Program: Learn Garageband

May 12th: Songwriter Session: Gretchen Peters

May 12th: Musical Petting Zoo: Musicians Corner Kidsville

May 13th: Creative Zone: Hip Hats and Glamorous Gloves

May 19th: Preschool Program: Song and Story Time: American Landscapes

May 19th: Songwriter Session: Robbie Fulks

May 19th: Family Program: Country Costumes: Time McGraw and Faith Hill Style

May 20th: Creative Zone: Adorn A Microphone

May 25th: Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring 70s

May 25th: Creative Zone: Make and Outlaw Bandana

May 26th: Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

May 26th: Family Program: Songwriting 101: Willie Nelson Style

May 26th: Songwriter Session: Joe Ely

May 27th: Creative Zone: Outlaw Style: Vests

May 28th: Creative Zone: Outlaw Style: Vests

May 29th:  Creative Zone: Outlaw Style: Vests

May 30th: Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

May 31st: Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Expos

Various Dates: Tennessee Renaissance Festival

May 1st: Backyard BBQ and Beer in Germantown

May 4th: Sevier Park Fest

May 4th – 6th: Better Home Expo at The Fairgrounds

May 4th – 6th: Tennessee Craft Fair 

May 5th: 9th Annual Strawberry Festival

May 10th – 19th: The Nashville Film Festival

May 12th: Steeplechase 

May 12th: Steven Tyler at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater

May 12th: Far Out Nashville Festival

May 24th – 26th: Music City Jazz Festival

May 25th: Full Moon Pickin’ Party

May 26th: Kidsville at the Parthenon

May 31st: Movies in the Park 

The Frist Center

May 1st: Art History Course: Rome, from Foundation to Constantine

May 2nd: The Big Payback

May 3rd: Workshop: Wines of Ancient Rome

May 4th: Music at the Frist: East Side Story 

May 5th: Architecture Tour 

May 6th: Film: Spartacus

May 11th: Shakespeare in the Galleries: The Roman Plays

May 11th: Music At The Frist: Singer-Songwriter Barbara Jenice

May 17th: Educator SPARK Evening

May 17th: Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

May 17th: Music at the First: The Contrarian Ensemble

May 18th: Music At The Frist: Pianist Embers Music

May 20th: Frist Member Morning 

May 21st: Senior Mondays

May 24th: Martin ArtQuest Grand Reopening

May 24th: Music At The Frist: Classical Guitarist Grant Ferris

May 25th: Music At The Frist: Singer-songwriter Rae Hering

May 28th: Family Monday 

Grand Ole Opry

Don’t forget to check out the lineup at this piece of Nashville history! 

The Nashville Ballet

May 4th: Modern Masters: Kylián, Wheeldon, & Balanchine

May 24th – June 3rd: Emergence featuring the Bluebird Cafe at the Nashville BAllet Studio A

Nashville Flea Market

May 25th – 27th: At The Nashville Fairgrounds

Nashville Symphony

May 4th: The Arturo Sandoval Sextet

May 6th: The Pointer Sisters

May 9th: Joshua Bell With The Nashville Symphony

May 10th – 12th: Brian Wilson

May 13th: Mother’s Day With Brian McKnight

May 15th: Side-By-Side Concert: FREE

May 18th – 19th: Tchaikovsky & Copland

May 20th: Organ and Brass Recital 

May 24th – 27th: Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire in Concert

The Nashville Zoo

May 12th: Avian Awareness Day

May 14th: 26th Annual Gold Classic

May 25th: Zoovie Night

May 26th: Zzzoofari Slumber

The Ryman Auditorium

May 2nd: Justin Moore

May 3rd: Opry Country Classics

May 5th: Live From Here

May 6th: David Byrne

May 10th: Opry Country Classics 

May 11th: Dashboard Confessional

May 12th: Jimmy Eat World

May 13th: Spoon

May 17th: Opry Country Classics

May 18th: Trampled By Turtles

May 19th – 20th, 23rd: Margo Price

May 21st – 22nd: Fleet Foxes

May 24th: Opry Country Classics

May 29th: Americana For Charity

May 30th: Lea Michelle & Darren Criss

May 31st: Opry Country Classics


May 2nd: Stone Tour

May 3rd: Nashville House Concerts

May 4th – 6th: Modern Masters with the Nashville Ballet

May 5th: The Book of Mormon

May 10th: The Gipsy Kings

May 12th: Spotlight Awards

May 13th: Bubble Guppies Live!

May 16th: An Evening with Mark Bittman 

May 19th: Crossing the Cumberlands 

May 23rd: An Evening With The Ghost

May 24th – June 3rd: Emergence featuring the Bluebird Cafe

May 31st: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs 






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