May 25

Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville

The band will also play at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ's annual "One Nation Under God" concert at 6:30 p.m. July 1. There will be free ice cream and a professional fireworks display on the church lawn, 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

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The super interactive "spray pad" at Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 6...

The 12th annual Hot Chicken Festival is July 4 at East Park, 700 Woodland St. The rain-or-shine event starts with a parade of fire trucks at 10:30 a.m. You can try free hot chicken samples from numerous local hot chicken establishments. There is live music and kids activities.

Bells Bend Nature Park, at 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., will celebrate its 10th birthday June 9 with a day of hikes and other programs. The park also has a Pioneer Game Day scheduled for 10 a.m. June 16 for ages 6-12 and other programs through the summer. 

The Franklin Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the back of The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road. In addition to the produce, it features live music and family events, including a tomato festival on July 14 and a watermelon festival on August 18.

Nashville's 24th annual Movies in the Park will be in Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., on Thursdays in June. The schedule includes: June 7, "Coco;" June 14, "Legally Blonde;" and...

The City of Franklin offers outdoor family movies at 8 p.m. at Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road. On June 22, it is "LEGO Ninjago Movie," and on July 13, it's "Descendants 2."

Radnor Lake State Park, 1160 Otter Creek Road, offers ranger-led hikes, birds of prey programs, reptile programs and canoe floats during the summer. The programs are free, but some have a reservation fee. 

...largest inland stone fortification built during the Civil War. There's a visitor center at 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., which offers interpretative exhibits, interactive touch screens, artifact displays and videos about the Civil War...

...on 17th Avenue North across from M.L. King Magnet School. Kirkpatrick Sprayground is at 620 S. Ninth St. in East Nashville. Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and...

This concert series from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in The Grove at Fontanel, 4241 Whites Creek Pike, runs through June 21.

...living history event is June 23 at the historic Amqui Station and Visitor’s Center, 303 Madison St. The event includes the living history encampment, guest speakers, vendors, exhibits, a Stage Door Canteen...

There are plenty of local galleries, and many have receptions for exhibit openings. They include: Vanderbilt's Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S., where the exhibit through July 14 is "America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler."

Goodlettsville has a Music on Main summer concert series with live music, food trucks, and a kids zone from 6:30-8 p.m. at Goodlettsville City Hall, 105 S Main St. The lineup: June 7, Martin Family Circus; June 21, Adam Cunningham from "The Voice;" July 5 South Street Players; and July 19, TBD.

    Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville
    If you are looking for free summer fun, my " Ms. Cheap Guide to Summer 2018" is the ticket. My guide features free Middle Tennessee concerts, festivals, movies, family programs, hikes and nature events, ideas for learning new things, plus a list of free places to get wet and cool off in the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day!
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May 23

Nashville Best Food Trucks is feeling hungry....

For week 4 of #burgermonth2018, Hoss' Loaded Burgers is featuring "The King". It's a 1/3lb patty of Porter Road Butcher 50/50 ground bacon and beef topped with Benton's bacon, grilled bananas, creamy peanut butter, and strawberry preserves. "Suspicious Minds" might questions the strawberry preserves, but it's sweetness counters the saltiness of the other ingredients so well that you wouldn't want it any other way. Believe us, it'll have you "All Shook Up". It's only on the menu for 1 week, so "It's Now or Never". You can find them today at: Harpeth Hills CoC 1949 Old Hickory Blvd Brentwood, TN 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM For their full weekly schedule visit: www.hossburgers.com/schedule

    Nashville Best Food Trucks
    For week 4 of #burgermonth2018, Hoss' Loaded Burgers is featuring "The King". It's a 1/3lb patty of Porter Road Butcher 50/50 ground bacon and beef topped with Benton's bacon, grilled bananas, creamy...
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May 14

Helen Farmer, long-time music industry and nonprofit executive, passes away at 92

Her funeral will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Congregation Micah in Brentwood (2001 Old Hickory Blvd).

    Helen Farmer, long-time music industry and nonprofit executive, passes away at 92
    Helen Farmer, the trailblazing Music Row executive and nonprofit executive, died in Nashville on Sunday of natural causes. She was 92. Farmer worked for the Country Music Association for over 20 years, rising to the position of programs and special projects when she retired in 1994.
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Apr 24

Home Tour 2018 Sneak Peek: Elliott Park

...Sneak Peek of the 15th Annual 12 South Home Tour, please meet the Homeowners of 2300 Elliott: Chris and Meitra Aycock. Once referred to as Elliott Park, 2300 Elliott was built in...

    Home Tour 2018 Sneak Peek: Elliott Park
    In today's Sneak Peek of the 15th Annual 12 South Home Tour, please meet the Homeowners of 2300 Elliott: Chris and Meitra Aycock. Once referred to as Elliott Park, 2300 Elliott was built in 1875 and believed to be the oldest home in Waverly Place. In its lifetime, this estate in the city, has only...
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