April 2018 Guide to Family Events in Nashville!



They tell us Spring weather is coming. With the warmer temps comes the onslaught of Springtime events in Nashville and we CAN’T WAIT! (Make sure to check out the ‘Festivals and Block Parties’ section!) As always, double check the event information on the venue website. Some events — especially those held outdoors — are subject to change. Happy Spring, y’all!

Adventure Science Center

April 2nd: Early Explorers

April 2nd – 6th: ScienceQuest Camp

April 7th: Math Moves Day

April 9th: Early Explorers

April 10th: Homeschool Science Lyceum

April 14th: Robotics Day

April 14th: Second Saturday

April 16th: Early Explorers

April 23rd: Early Explorers

April 24th: Homeschool Science Lyceum

April 26th: Way late playdate (21+ ONLY)

April 28th: Yoga Under the Stars

April 28th: Scientists on Site Showcase

April 30th: Early Explorers


April 3rd: WWE Smackdown Live

April 6th: Brad Paisley

April 7th: Go Preds!

April 15th: Lorde


April 3rd – 4th: One-day camps

April 7th: Botanical Photography 101 Workshop

April 7th: Jewelry in Bloom Workshop

April 7th-8th: Cheekwood in Bloom: Weekend Four

April 9th: Member Appreciation Day

April 14th: Writing in Bloom

April 14th: Native Plant Sale

April 14th-15th: Cheekwood in Bloom: Weekend Five

April 21st: Dogs and Dogwoods

Country Music Hall Of Fame 

March 10th – April 8th: Spring Break Fun

April 1st: Film Screening: Loretta Lynn

April 1st: Musician Spotlight: Carl Miner

April 5th: Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons

April 6th: Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons

April 7th: Guitar Workshop

April 7th: Hatch Show Print Block Party

April 8th: Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons

April 8th: Film Screening: Merle Haggard

April 8th: Family Programs: Make Letterpress Art (Multiple Times)

April 14th: Family Program: Songwriting 101

April 14th: Songwriter Session

April 15th: Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments

April 15th: Film Screening: Hee Haw

April 15th: Community Program: Musical Petting Zoo

April 21st: Preschool Program: Song and Story Time

April 21st: Songwriter Session

April 21st: Family Program: Ukulele Workshop (Multiple Times)

April 22nd: Creative Zone: Brilliant Belt Buckles

April 22nd: Film Screening: The Glen Campbell Good Time 

April 28th: Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures

April 28th: Community Program: Musical Petting Zoo

April 28th: Songwriter Session

April 29th: Creative Zone: Hip Hats and Glorious Gloves

April 29th: Film Screening: Johnny Cash

Festivals and Block Parties

April 3rd – 7th: Tin Pan South: The World’s Largest Songwriting Festival

April 3rd – 7th: Nashville Fashion Week

April 4th: Titans FREE Block Party 

April 7th: Nashville VegFest at the Fairgrounds 

April 7th: Edgehill Rocks 

April 14th: Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival 

April 14th: Dog’s Day at the Hermitage 

April 21st: Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park

April 29h: Nash Spring Bash at Public Square Park 

The Frist Center

Through April: Rome City and Empire

Through April: Slavery; The Prison Industrial Complex

Through April: We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and The Nashville Press

April 5th: Music at The Frist

April 6th: Music at The Frist

April 12th: Music at The Frist 

April 14th: Voices From the Front Line 

April 15th: Jazz on The Move

April 16th: Senior Mondays

April 19th: Workshop: Drop-In Drawing

April 19th: Music at The Frist

April 19th: Educator SPARK Evening

April 19th: Educator Appreciation Night 

April 20th: Music at The Frist

April 26th: Concert: Songs of Freedom 

April 26th: Music at The Frist

April 27th: Music at The Frist

April 27th: Workshop: Coin Design

April 27th: Photography and Activism 

Grand Ole Opry

Check out the artists performing at this historic radio show! 

The Nashville Ballet

Multiple Dates: Free Story Time: Swan Lake 

April 15th: Family Day at The Ballet 

April 17th: Inside the Ballet With Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Nashville Flea Market

April 27th – 29th – At The Fairgrounds

Nashville Symphony

April 4th: The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

April 6th: Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville

April 8th: Piano Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony 

April 10th: Friends In Low Places

April 12th – 14th: Bach, Mozart, and Elgar

April 17th: 2018 Fashion Show

April 19th – 21st: Gershwin’s Greatest Hits 

April 21st: Schoolhouse Rock! With the Nashville Symphony 

April 27th-28th: Coffee and Classics: Guerrero Conducts Ravel

April 29th: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

The Nashville Zoo

April 5th: Historic Home Digital Archives Program 

April 7th: Gardening Class

April 14th: Gardening Class

April 15th: Week Of The Young Child Kickoff

April 20th: Party For The Planet

April 21st: Gardening Class

April 28th: Meet Me At the Zoo: Star Wars

April 28th: Gardening Class

April 29th: Autism Awareness Day

Ryman Auditorium 

April 5th: Opry Country Classics

April 6th: Home Free

April 7th: India Arie With the Fisk Jubilee Singers

April 12th: Opry Country Classics 

April 13th & 14th: The Decemberists

April 15th: X Ambassadors – The Joyful Tour

April 18th: #IMomSoHard

April 19th: Opry Country Classics

April 20th & 21st: Bill Burr

April 21st: Tim Allen (18+ only) 

April 22nd: Middlesitch & Schwartz

April 23rd & 24th: Modest Mouse

April 25th: The Piano Guys

April 26th: Opry Country Classics 

April 27th: The Temptations and The Four Tops

April 29th: As The Crow Flies


Through April 21st: Inherit the Wind

Through April 22nd: WICKED

April 5th: Nashville House Concerts

April 6th-8th: Susannah

April 13th: The Fab Faux

April 14th: Rockin’ Road To Dublin

April 15th: Family Day at the Ballet 

April 17th: Weird Al Yankovic

April 17th: Inside the Ballet: Modern Masters 

April 21st: Sal Vulcano and Nate Bargatze Live! 

April 22nd: Chris D’Elia: Follow the Leader

April 25th: An Evening With David Sedaris 

April 26th: Black Violin

April 27th: Ron White

April 29th: HAIM

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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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