Nuit Belge celebrates the centuries-long relationship between beer and food, showcasing 25+ breweries from Europe and the US, covering the 15 core styles for which the Belgians are famous. This upscale tasting features the best chefs in Nashville, creating unique bites that pair perfectly with Belgian and Belgian inspired beers. In 2019, Nuit Belge introduces artisanal cheese and chocolate, plus the Gulf’s finest oysters. You won’t go home hungry!
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One of Nashville's largest food and drink festivals takes you on a tastebud tour of Nashville, with samples from the best local restaurants and local beverage flavors. Nashville's top chefs cook on-site and provide demos; plus there’s live music from local artists.
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Country music’s biggest names come to Music City for the biggest and best country music festival of the summer. CMA Music Festival takes place around three venues downtown: Music City Center, The Riverfront Park, and Nissan Stadium. Don’t miss the best labels in town showing off the top artists of today!
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Nashville’s “best and wackiest art festival” celebrates all things tomato. The Tomato Art Fest was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007-2018 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls. Things kick off with a concert Friday night, then continue with entertainment on festival stages on Saturday including a Cooking Stage, where your favorite East Side restaurants host cooking demos inspired by...what else? The tomato.
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Mingle with chefs and indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from 80+ purveyors at The Grand Taste. There’s demos, tastings, tips, and more—straight from chefs, experts, and sommeliers. Harvest Night features the nation’s brightest culinary stars on Saturday. Sunday morning, stellar chefs serve up creative brunch fare and eye-opening cocktails with a spirited live gospel performance.
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Pilgrimage Music Fest offers a diverse lineup of over 60 musicians playing rock n’ roll, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel, pop, and blues on six stages. This boutique festival features a food truck park dubbed “Farm to Turntable,” kids programming, a Makers Village marketplace, and more, all on a farm in Franklin.
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Music City throws down for Oktoberfest with German food, local beer, arts and crafts vendors, live German music, the Dachshund Derby, an enormous parade through downtown, a 5K, and more! The fest sprawls through 10 city blocks, drawing in a quarter of a million people annually.