Valentine’s Day is upon us, and in a place like Music City, you can bet there is a surplus of celebration going on. While every weekend in Nashville is jam-packed with activity, this particular one brings with it some of the city’s best events. Here’s what we recommend.
The Antiques & Garden Show serves as one of Nashville’s premiere events and is taking over the city all this weekend. Explore the more than 150 dealers that range from antique to horticulture, along with stunning gardens, and talk to professionals in the fields of gardens and interior design, including this year’s headlining lecturer is Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. In addition to the main series, there are countless other events taking place such as book signings, music in the gardens, a bourbon party where you’re treated to impeccable bourbon, barbecue and bluegrass and so much more.
When: Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 (various times)
Where: Music City Center
Admission: $20 – $200
Get your taste buds ready for a Valentine’s event like no other. Head to The Rosewall in the Gulch tomorrow night, where the exclusive venue will hang edible wall art all around cozy lounge seating. A doughnut wall, chocolate fountain and other desserts are just a few of the items on the menu, plus an array of specialty cocktails. You can even grab a Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, as Kitty Boutique and other local shops will be on hand. Whether you’re single and hitting the town or going with a loved one, everyone will enjoy indulging in the endless sweets, delicious drinks and lively atmosphere.
When: Sat., Feb. 13, 7pm
Where: The Rosewall
Admission: $30 – $50
A fan favorite here in Music City, the Nashville Ballet presents its acclaimed production “Attitude” again this Valentine’s weekend. Bringing together some of the best of Nashville’s art scene, “Attitude” spotlights an array of collaborations across the city, combining captivating choreography with live music from local musicians. Just some of the songs you’ll see come to life through dance and live performance are Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” and “I’m In,” Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” and many more.
When: Fri., Feb. 12 & Sat., Feb. 13, 7:30pm; Sun., Feb. 14, 2pm & 7:30pm
Where: TPAC’s James K. Polk Theatre
Admission: $28 – $72
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with the Nashville Chili Festival, courtesy of Yazoo Brewing Company. Spend the afternoon sampling many different types of chili at an event that also includes live music, activities for the kids and even a pepper-eating contest (if you think you’re up for the challenge!). It’s all in benefit of Community Shares, which works to create a healthy community in Nashville from culture and art to healthcare. A panel of judges will determine which chili reins supreme, along with one determined by the fans.
When: Sun., Feb. 14, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Yazoo Brewing Company
Admission: $15 – $35
Sheryl Crow makes her debut with the Nashville Symphony for a true Valentine’s Day treat. The acclaimed singer will perform hits ranging from “Soak up the Sun” to “Strong Enough” and many other notable songs in between. And being backed by our incredible full symphony orchestra for the first time, it is sure to be an evening of musical bliss.
When: Sat., Feb. 13, 8pm; Sun., Feb. 14, 7:30pm
Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Admission: $55 – $155