May 2019 Guide To Family Events In Nashville


May is here and the warm weather is a welcome addition! Here is our monthly round-up of all things family friendly happening around town. As we enter into a typically rainy month, please make sure to verify event details before heading out! Happy May!


The Nashville Soccer Club
The Nashville Sounds

Ascend Amphitheater

(Please note that any shows that were sold out at time of publish were not included.)

May 4th: Hillsong United
May 17th: Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals

Adventure Science Center 

May 4th: Super Science Saturday
May 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th: Early Explorers
May 11th: Second Saturday
May 25th: Member Morning
May 25th: Family Fun Lab

Arrington Vineyards

May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st: Food Truck Friday
May 5th: Cinco De Mayo! Food trucks and live music!
May 12th: Mother’s Day Celebration – Food trucks, live music and an art sale!
May 25th & 26th: Special Holiday Weekend Celebration: Food trucks and live music!
Various Dates: Bluegrass In The Barn (Various Artists)
Various Dates: Jazz In The Pavilion (Various Artists)

Bridgestone Arena

May 9th: New Kids On The Block
May 11th: Dave Matthews Band
May 16th: The Who


Make sure to check out one of Cheekwood’s amazing art installations being displayed through May! And don’t forget to sign up for one of their Summer Camps!

Country Music Hall Of Fame 

The Country Music Hall Of Fame is a busy place! In addition to the events listed here, make sure to check out the dates for their exhibits, Creative Zones, and concerts!

May 5th: Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print
May 11th: Family Program: Learn To Sew
May 18th: Family Program: Songwriting 101
May 25th: Family Program: Paint With Stardust

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Special Events 

Various Dates: Multiple Farmer’s Markets and 5ks!
May 3rd – 5th: Tennessee Craft Fair at Centennial Park
May 3rd – May 5th: Cinco De Mayo events in Nashville (Some of these are 21+ events)
May 4th: Strawberry Jubilee
May 11th: Yoga On The Field
May 17th: Full Moon Pickin’ Party
May 24th – 26th: Nashville Flea Market
May 25th: Zooofari Slumber Party
May 25th: Yoga Under The Stars
May 25th: East Nashville Crawfish Boil

Frist Art Museum

In addition to these events, check out the list of exhibits!
May 2nd & 16th: Educator Appreciation Evening 
May 2nd: Music At The First
May 4th: Architecture Tour
May 9th: Music At The Frist
May 10th: Music At The Frist
May 13th: Family Monday
May 16th: Educator SPARK Evening
May 20th: Senior Mondays
May 30th: Music At The Frist
May 31st: Music At The Frist

Grand Ole Opry

Remember to check out the lineup at this historic venue, y’all!

The Nashville Ballet

May 4th: Degas and The Little Dancer (Free Event)
May 10th: Academy Showcase
May 17th: Future Artist Showcase
May 31st: Carmina Burana

Nashville Symphony 

May 2nd – 4th: Rach Three & Sibelius Five
May 7th: Side by Side
May 8th: Boney James
May 9th – 11th: ABBA The Concert With The Nashville Symphony
May 14th: 2019 Symphony Fashion Show
May 17th & 18th: Thibaudet Plays Turangalîla
May 19th: KC & The Sunshine Band
May 23rd – 26th: Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix in Concert
May 31st – June 3rd: Carmina Burana

The Nashville Zoo

May 4th: Meet Me At The Zoo: Star Wars
May 4th: Gardening Class
May 24th: Zoovie Night
May 25th: Zooofari Slumber Party
May 31st: Brew At The Zoo (21+ Event)

Ryman Auditorium 

May 1st: Buddy Guy
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th: Opry Country Classics
May 2nd: Derek Hough
May 3rd: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
May 4th: Cody Johnson
May 5th: Midland: Cinco De Mayo Show
May 6th: Jon Anderson of the band Yes
May 8th: Eddie Izzard
May 10th: Johnnyswim
May 11th: Gladys Knight
May 12th: Michelle Obama
May 13th & 14th: Shinedown
May 15th: Mavis and Friends
May 17th: Lukas Nelson And The Promise of Real
May 18th: Amanda Palmer
May 19th: George Benson
May 21st: Carol Burnett
May 31st: Adrian Uribe Y Consuelo Duval


May 9th: Black Violin
May 10-12th: The Cradle Will Rock
May 11th: The Spotlight Awards
May 12th: PJ Masks LIVE! Save The Day!
May 18th: Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends
May 21st: Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos
May 23rd: Ask Me Another


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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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