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Nashville Events & Happenings: May 2022
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Nashville Events & Happenings: May 2022

It’s already time to start planning for May … but with this calendar of events, we aren’t complaining. Check out all that’s happening in Nashville this month.

May 13, 14, 20, 21, and 27 – 29, 2022: Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner is a beloved annual event in Nashville, and it returns to Centennial Park starting Friday, May 6. The free concert series includes performances from artists like Illiterate Light, Devon Gilfillian, The Minks, and many more. The spring series continues through Saturday, June 25. musicianscornernashville.com

May 14, 15, 21, 22, and 28 – 30, 2022: Tennessee Renaissance Fair

Travel back in time to 16th-century England by attending the Tennessee Renaissance Fair! Taking place at Castle Gwynn in Arrington, the annual event includes an artisan marketplace, specialty food and drinks, and live music. Plus, new this year is Tea with the Queen, which invites patrons to enjoy pastries and tea with the Queen and her court. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and general admission tickets are $25. tnrenfest.com

May 7 – September 4, 2022: COLORSCAPES

COLORSCAPES is Cheekwood Estate & Garden’s newest exhibit. Exploring the perception of the physical world through color, the immersive experience takes place throughout Cheekwood, offering indoor and outdoor installations. Entry to the display is included with garden admission. cheekwood.org

May 13, 2022: Hammers & High Heels

Habitat for Humanity’s Hammers & High Heels event returns for another year to raise funds for a local family in need. The nonprofit organization hopes to raise $70,000 by offering live music from Burning Las Vegas, a plated dinner, signature cocktails from O’ Be Joyful, and a silent auction. The event begins at The Factory at Franklin at 6:30 p.m., and tickets start at $100. hfhwm.org

May 13 – 15 & 19 – 22, 2022: TASTE: Italian Villa

Enjoy the beauty of the Italian countryside without leaving Nashville! Hosted at Nightscape, The Gulch’s new multi-sensory venue, TASTE is an immersive dining experience. In partnership with Zane Dearien, Executive Chef of Pastaria and a James Beard nominee, the series kicks off on Friday, May 13. Early seatings begin at 5:15 p.m., and late seatings begin at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $129. explorenightscape.com

May 14, 2022: Iroquois Steeplechase

“Nashville’s grand tradition” returns on Saturday, May 14. In addition to the horse race, attendees can enjoy tailgating, hat and style contests, the Parade of Hounds, and more. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. at Percy Warner Park. Individual tickets are $50 and include access to tailgating, the Iroquois Shoppe, and the family area. Upgrade packages are also available. iroquoissteeplechase.org

May 14, 2022: Nashville Rosé Festival

Cheers, Music City! The Nashville Rosé Festival returns to East Park to offer unlimited samples of over 100 rosé wines, cocktails, and craft beers. The event also includes a DJ, vendor village, food trucks, and lawn games. The fun begins at 3 p.m., and tickets are $60. Non-drinking tickets are also available. eventbrite.com

May 17 – 22, 2022: Nashville Sounds Home Games

Baseball season is officially underway for the Nashville Sounds, and there are plenty of opportunities to catch a home game! In May, the Sounds are slated to take on the Norfolk Tides (May 3-8) and the Louisville Bats (May 17-22). Games begin at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday. Single-game tickets start at $15 each. milb.com

May 18, 2022: 121st Annual Spring Outing

The annual Spring Outing is one of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s premier fundraising events benefitting its education programs and preservation projects. This year’s keynote speaker is White House historian and author Jennifer Pickens, who has conducted interviews with members of America’s first families, White House social secretaries, and other prominent figures. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., and individual tickets are $150. thehermitage.com

May 19 – 22, 2022: Ballet Extravaganza with the Nashville Symphony

Enjoy special performances from the Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony at this one-of-a-kind event. Ballet Extravaganza includes performances of Firebird and Billy the Kid Suite, which both feature choreography from Paul Vasterling. Performances take place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and tickets begin at $25. nashvilleballet.com

May 21, 2022: Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience

In celebration of International Tennessee Whiskey Day on Saturday, May 21, join the Tennessee Whiskey Trail for its inaugural Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience held outside Nissan Stadium. In addition to whiskey tastings, the event includes educational and mixology experiences from Whiskey University and Tennessee Whiskey Workshop. Educational classes run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the main tasting event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets begin at $39, and designated driver tickets are also available. tnwhiskeytrailexperience.com

May 22, 2022: Mutt Strutt 5K

Grab your pup and head to Shelby Bottoms Park to walk for a fantastic cause! Hosted by the Nashville Humane Association, the 2022 Mutt Strutt raises money for at-risk or homeless cats and dogs. Registration is $20, and 5K and one-mile fun run options are available. Races begin at 8 a.m. nashvillehumane.org