At the end of the day you’ll have a big, delicious meal and the satisfaction of knowing you actually can hand-fold ravioli if you spend enough time standing in your kitchen and yelling at the dough. Make a game out of it by quizzing each other on trivia from your awkward young adulthoods.
The highway is frozen over, so take memory lane instead. True or false: I was captain of the underwater improvisational mathlete dance club? You do not need to be the tragic tale of the lovers who fell through the ice.
This production, a collaboration between the Hall of Fame and the Nashville Public Library's Wishing Chair Productions, incorporates 50 puppets, marionettes, rod puppets and shadow puppets to chronicle the history of country music. The popular Saturday-night Centennial Park Big Band Dances, which include free dance lessons and a full orchestra playing big band music, run June through August in the Event Shelter at Centennial Park. Metro Parks' Red Caboose Concert Series, featuring live music for families, is held Friday nights in June at Red Caboose Park in Bellevue. Dragon Music Sundays, organized by the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association and Metro Parks, usually take place in May and June at Fannie Mae Dees Park on Blakemore Avenue. First St., features smooth and traditional jazz one Sunday a month May through October. The Preds' practices at Centennial Sportsplex are free and frequently open to the public. Attendees must have a program pass (they are free and are distributed 30 minutes prior to each session) to guarantee admission since seating is limited.
The museum also does a fall break and spring break deal with free admission for local students. Nashville Public Library offers about 100 storytimes almost every month at the Main Library and various branches in Davidson County. Surrounding communities' libraries have lots of story times, too — Brentwood, Hendersonville, Williamson County and others.
The beach areas are great for the dogs to stay hydrated but are also wonderful and relatively clean swimming areas.
If you’re after a more conventional date night in the city, you can certainly hit up several bars for delicious drinks and live music. Uber and taxi prices are outrageous compared to our hometown of Dayton, Ohio, and drinks do not come cheap either.
Nick and I like this trail for the scenic, cliffside views of the lake and the ample opportunities to actually go into the water.Timothy Moore is a full-time editor and doggy daddy, but he likes to devote time when he can to writing — whether it’s for his own novel or online.He is new to the Nashville area and is excited to explore the city with his partner. Enjoy some some beers and live music at the author's favorite lakeside bar, Shipwreck Cove at Percy Priest Lake.It has reasonably priced drinks, great bands on the weekends and the city’s best catfish. Nick and I have taken our dogs there to walk around the pond (and to play with so many other people’s dogs), and we’ve also spent afternoons together people-watching from the swings placed throughout the fields.
Nick and I like this trail for the scenic, cliffside views of the lake and the ample opportunities to actually go into the water.Timothy Moore is a full-time editor and doggy daddy, but he likes to devote time when he can to writing — whether it’s for his own novel or online.He is new to the Nashville area and is excited to explore the city with his partner. Enjoy some some beers and live music at the author's favorite lakeside bar, Shipwreck Cove at Percy Priest Lake.It has reasonably priced drinks, great bands on the weekends and the city’s best catfish. Nick and I have taken our dogs there to walk around the pond (and to play with so many other people’s dogs), and we’ve also spent afternoons together people-watching from the swings placed throughout the fields.CMA Music Festival hits Nashville every June, and there are four days (June 8-11) of great free music and activities, featuring artists performing free at venues all over downtown in addition to the ticketed events at Music City Center and Nissan Stadium. The New Year’s Eve musical extravaganza with big-name artists like Keith Urban is known as the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville, and takes place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Several Middle Tennessee wineries offer free outdoor concerts to bring a picnic, buy a bottle (or not) and enjoy live music. Sumner Crest Winery in Portland has concerts May through October. Beachaven Winery in Clarksville holds Jazz on the Lawn concerts on some Saturday nights May through October. Murfreesboro's Friday Night Live concert series runs June through September on the historic downtown square. Crockett Park in Brentwood has a popular series of summer Sunday concerts at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater, including The Answer Band on June 4, Nashville Symphony on June 11, and the Wanna Beatles on June 25. Be a part of Trinity Music City's live studio audience at several "Praise" concerts through the year and monthly "JUICE LIVE Nashville" concerts. Metro Nashville's "Live on the Green" mini-music festival series runs Thursdays in August and September at Public Square Park. Nashville Public Library's Courtyard Concerts offer lunchtime music on Tuesdays in late summer and early fall at the main library, 615 Church St. Churches of all denominations all over the Midstate are great sources of wonderful free music. Cheap's Guide to the Holidays" in late November for a full calendar including Merry Tuba Christmas, Nashville Unlimited Christmas concert, Messiah Singalong and lots of other church and community musical offerings. Nashville Shakespeare Festival's annual Shakespeare in the Park takes place at Centennial Park on weekends in mid-August through mid-September and in Academy Park in Franklin Sept. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested. African American Cultural Alliance's annual three-day African Street Festival takes place in Hadley Park in September with music (gospel, reggae, jazz, blues, African drumming and R&B), street dance,ethnic cuisine, international block party, bike repair station and children's activities. Buchanan Log House Folk Festival in mid-September at 2910 Elm Hill Pike, is an early 19th-century celebration with an encampment, period costumes and demonstrations such as candle making, spinning, quilting, soap making, wood carving, basket weaving, dulcimer building, live music and old-time children's activities. Tennessee Craft Fair, with more than 200 fine arts craftspeople comes to Centennial Park twice a year, in May and September. The fall Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park showcases more than 60 music and dance performances on multiple stages and includes a marketplace with handcrafted and imported items, more than 50 food vendors, interactive children's area, an area just for teens and the Global Village, where you can experience the traditional music, languages, food, colorful clothing, decorations and traditions of the cultures that are right here in Nashville. Granville is a beautiful riverboat community near the Jackson/Smith County line. The annual Gallatin Main Street Festival is in early October with two music stages, children's area and crafts. The Metro library system also has nearly 150,000 DVDs that you can check out as well as movies to stream online. The zoo usually also has a free day for seniors (65-plus) once or twice a year, and a free afternoon for kids during the Week of the Young Child. Check out one of our Midstate farmers' markets, many of which are adding programming.