Entertainment, On A High Note

S&EN weekend recommendations

Music City is bustling this weekend with a variety of activities ranging from film to a lifestyle convention to free springtime events. Here is this week’s list of recommendations.


Nash Spring Bash

 Nothing says celebration like a bash that features many of your favorite food trucks and local vendors. All day Sunday, head to Centennial Park and check out goods from places like MoonDance Sister, The Cotton Mill Boutique, The Trunk, Walk/Bike Nashville and several more, along with food trucks including Bradley’s Creamery, The Grilled Cheeserie, The Brothers Burger – just to name a few. In addition, the event benefits Blood:Water, an organization that aims to fight the water crises in Africa, so your day will be time well spent.

When: Sun., April 17, 11am – 5pm

Where: Centennial Park

Admission: Free


Nashville Film Festival

 This weekend marks the kickoff of the Nashville Film Festival, taking place all week long. Check out a diverse range of cinema including documentary, short films, drama and more from a variety of filmmakers. You can also purchase tickets for events from the Nashville Writers Conference which covers topics like how the film business works, working with industry executives, writing for modern day TV and much more. This is an exciting event that brings an abundance of film culture to the city – don’t miss it!

When: Now – Sat., April 23, varying times

Where: Various locations (see site for details)

Admission: Various prices (see site for details)


Spring Night Market

The city’s only open air market offers attendees all of their farmers market favorites inside, while fabulous food trucks and additional vendors make a home for themselves outside under the Farm Shed. This edition of the night market also features authentic Venezuelan dishes like iced cinnamon chicha and plantains inside the Grow Local Kitchen. Live music and local beer and wine will also be on tap at this festive event.

When: Fri., April 15, 5pm – 8pm

Where: Nashville Farmers Market

Admission: Free


Southern Women’s Show

 Get ready for three days full of shopping, lifestyle tips, pampering and much more when the Southern Women’s Show makes its way to Nashville this weekend. A variety of health, spa, cooking and beauty exhibitors that will be on hand include Belk, Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, Cutco Cutlery, Stella & Dot and several more. Plus, Kellie Pickler will make an appearance to promote her Selma Drye exhibit, autograph purchased items and take pictures with fans.

When: Fri., April 15, 10am – 8pm; Sat., April 16, 10am – 7pm; Sun., April 17, 11am – 6pm

Where: Music City Center

Admission: $6 – $12