EVENTS

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in April. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. See the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music on the stage where many of them got their start and some are experiencing the thrill for the very first time. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Wynonna, Old Crow Medicine Show, Maddie & Tae (pictured), Dustin Lynch, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Morgan, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Thursdays – Opry Country Classics

Beginning at the Opry and later emanating from the historic Ryman Auditorium during the spring season, Opry Country Classics is hosted by Opry member Larry Gatlin (above) and features the country music the world knows best, performed by legends of the genre and the rising stars those legends have influenced. Catch the spring run Thursdays through May 30. For tickets and information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Tuesdays Through Sundays – TN State Museum Highlights Tours

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Our free Museum Highlights tour is a great way to see some never-before-seen artifacts and hear some of the great stories of Tennessee history. Meet on the second level lobby area near the stairs every Tuesday through Sunday from 2–2:45 pm (except for holidays). tnmuseum.org

April 2-6 – Nashville Fashion Week

Various locations. All four nights of runway shows will be at OZ Arts Nashville. A city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and its vast array of creatives – featuring local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Buy an all access pass or individual event tickets. nashvillefashionweek.com

April 4-8, 16-22, 29-30 – Nashville Sounds Home Games

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame for games April 4-8 vs. Iowa, April 16-18 vs. Round Rock, April 19-22 vs. San Antonio, and April 29-30 vs. Omaha. nashvillesounds.com

April 4, 6 – Nashville Predators Home Games

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on April 4 vs. Vancouver Canucks and April 6 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, both games at 7 pm. predators.nhl.com

April 5, 12, 16, 26, 30 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. huckabeetix.tv

April 5, 12, 19 – Barbecue, Beer & Bourbon: Nashville Adventure

Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Avenue South. Learn the stories behind three of Nashville’s most popular food and drink destinations! You’ll go behind the scenes to get a taste of the best the Music City has to offer. Each day at 11:45 am and 5:15 pm. mintjuleptours.com

April 6 – Tennessee Health Fair

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7220 Charlotte Pike. Come and seek alternative health solutions, get screened, see demos, samples and more. Juicing, body shapers, detox, nail art, skincare, supplement, pain relief, green household products. Healthy lifestyle is our ultimate goal. Free admission, 11 am–3 pm.

April 6 –4th Annual Nashville VegFest

The Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue. Vegans, vegetarians and veg-curious will experience and enjoy plant-based food samples, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, children’s activities, giveaways and more. nashvillevegfest.com

April 12-13 – Rites of Spring Music Fest

Vanderbilt University Alumni Lawn. The perfect way to enjoy the sun while listening to the hottest talents in music today. 21 Savage joins artists Moon Taxi, Big K.R.I.T., Soulja Boy, Jamila Woods, Ari Lennox, and more. Tickets available at vanderbilt.edu/ros.

April 13 – Second Saturday Planetarium Laser Shows

Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. A beloved tradition for many planetarium-goers, we offer laser shows all year round with extended evening hours on the Second Saturday of each month! Enjoy watching a wide array of music brought to life with incredible fulldome digital imagery, brilliant lasers and millions of stars! Three laser shows feature a different soundtrack. See a single show or make it a full evening and buy tickets for all three shows! The Beatles Twist and Shout at 7:30 pm; Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven at 8:30 pm; Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon at 9:30 pm. adventuresci.org

April 13 – Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival & Walk

Public Square Park, Deaderick Street. This family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture begins with the 2.5-mile Cherry Blossom Walk. Highlights include live Japanese music and dance, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, artists, vendors and a variety of Japanese food, including special festival menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks. Walk 9:30 am, Festival 10 am–5 pm. nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org

April 13 – 10th Annual Pinwheel Festival

Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Lane. Come play, connect, and celebrate everything that is great about childhood! Local children’s groups will perform, and everyone will have the opportunity to make crafts, play games, and eat! Bounce houses, face painting, and puppets are just some of the fun you’ll find at this free festival, 10–2 pm.

April 13 – Tennessee Quilts: Discovery and Identification

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. In conjunction with our exhibition, Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts, join us for this free all-day symposium with lectures from notable quilts experts and an opportunity to have your own quilts identified. tnmuseum.org

April 13 – Southeast Nashville Easter Egg Hunt & Festival

5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. A group of community leaders plan this multi-cultural event that includes egg hunts for all ages, vendor booths, a character parade, live entertainment, inflatables and special prizes. Bags for the hunt will be provided. 10 am–2 pm. southeasteasterevent.com

April 13 – Kidsville Honey Bunny Festival

The Ellipse in front of the entrance to the Parthenon in Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave. The Kidsville Honey Bunny Festival will feature local vendors, food trucks, area nonprofits, family friendly activities, and spring-themed events for all! Free Admission. Hours: 10 am–3 pm. kidsvilleonline.org

April 13 – Nashville Soccer Club

First Tennessee Park. Kickoff on Nashville SC’s historic season began in 2018, and the team has continued to build its fanbase, averaging over 10,000 fans a game. Cheer on soccer as they take on the Memphis 901 FC. Tickets $15-25. nashvillesc.com

April 13 – East Nashville Beer Festival

East Park, 700 Woodland Street. Try the best of Music City’s craft beer community in one of Nashville’s unique neighborhoods. There will be tons of beer, food trucks, and live music. Ticket includes entry to the festival, 5-ounce tasting glass, and samples of all beers. Designated drivers will receive $10 food truck voucher. Admission: $60, VIP: $100, Designated drivers: $25. Hours: 12–5 pm. Ages 21+. eastnashvillebeerfest.com

April 13 – Water Lantern Festival

The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue. Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. Admission: $25. Hours: 5:30–11 pm. waterlanternfestival.com

April 13 – Public Star Party

Edwin Warner Park, 61 Vaughn Road. Join the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society from 8:30–10:30 pm as they set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view of the night sky! In case of cloudy weather, a free program on the night sky will be presented inside the Nature Center. bsasnashville.com

April 14 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Grandstand gates open at 10:30 am, the green flag at 12 noon. During intermission we will have the 4th Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza where we will give out over 10,000 Easter eggs to kids up to age 12. Admission: $15; Senior and Military $12; Ages 6-12 $5; 5 and under free. fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

April 19 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! All are welcome for live music and family-friendly activities. Free admission, 5–9 pm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

April 19-21 – Middle Tennessee Anime Convention

Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike.This annual event dedicated to anime, gaming, music, and Japanese popular arts and culture provides enthusiasts with a forum to share knowledge and passion in our collective interests. Admission: $35-$60. mtac.net

April 20 – Presidential Easter Egg Hunt

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Over 4,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden at the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. Easter Egg Hunts will be divided into three age groups, each with their own field and start time. Families can have a special photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, make springtime crafts, play historic lawn games, and enjoy story time! Tickets: online, cash only at the gate. $12 participating kids (ages 1-10), $6 adults and older kids. Infants and Hermitage member adults free. Tickets do not include general admission to The Hermitage, but discounts will be offered when you present your event ticket at the box office. Face painting and food trucks will also be on-site for additional purchase. thehermitage.com

April 20 – Spring Art Hop

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. The 27th Annual Spring Art Hop will feature egg hunts, live performances, ‘art’ivities, garden games, food trucks and more! Admission: $13-$20. 9 am–5 pm. cheekwood.org

April 20 – Nashville Earth Day Festival

Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue. This free, family-friendly festival will feature exhibits and activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment. Fun and exciting hands-on activities, and live entertainment for all ages. 11 am–6 pm, nashvilleearthday.org

April 20 – Nashville Wine and Food Festival

Omni Hotel Nashville, 250 5th Avenue South. Join us to share our love of unique local food, superb wines, and great live music! This event is Nashville’s premier wine and food experience with over 50 wineries, 20 local restaurants, a Beer Garden with 10+ breweries, and an Artisan Market featuring local producers. Guests can enjoy wine and food seminars from top sommeliers and chefs, and taste their products. It’s truly an ultimate wine and food experience, benefiting the Nashville Symphony. Admission: $95, VIP: $135. Hours: 12–4 pm. thenashwineandfoodfestival.com

April 25-27 – 2019 NFL Draft

Downtown Nashville. As part of the NFL Draft Experience – a massive football festival – fans of all teams will meet players, play games, and be treated to incredible live music from over 20 Nashville-based acts spanning the genres. Test your football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Free admission. Hours: Thursday, Friday 12-10 pm; Saturday 9 am-6 pm. nfl.com/draftexperience

April 26-28 – Nashville Flea Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

April 27 – Hermitage Yappy Hour

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Bring your favorite canine and enjoy the preserved woods and historic landscapes with your family, and then stop by the festival area for animal-friendly vendors, food trucks, music, a Bark Park play area, Doggie splash pools, and an Adoption Event with local area animal shelters! $15 members, $20 non-members. thehermitage.com

April 27-28 – Franklin Main Street Festival

Downtown Franklin. Celebrate spring at one of the largest events in the southeast, featuring more than 150 artisans, live entertainment for all ages on three stages, a dedicated kids’ area and an international food court. downtownfranklintn.com