March 24, 2019 6pm
The Conservancy is introducing a new live music series inside Nashville’s historic Parthenon, the most unique setting in Music City. ECHO is an engaging chamber music series that will feature new classical and choral music composed for the unique reverb of the Parthenon Naos and performed in front of the 42 foot statue of Athena. Join us beginning on March 24 or the first in a series of four Sunday evening events at the Parthenon featuring Lockeland Strings performing new works composed for the Parthenon by young Nashville composers.
Chef's Odyssey - SOLD OUT
April 3, 2019 6:30pm, April 4, 2019 6:30pm
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 are SOLD OUT
The Conservancy is proud to announce Chef's Odyssey, a new series of educational culinary journeys where a Master Chef joins forces with Master Foodie Mara Papatheodorou to present guests with a unique tasting dinner highlighting the flavors, flair, and facts of the chosen delectable theme and its traditions.
You are invited to join us at our first Chef's Odyssey event, Bee My Honey at Lockeland Table on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 PM. This multi-course tasting dinner is being created by award-winning Master Chef Hal M. Holden-Bache, a James Beard nominee.
Cost is $75 per person and includes two glasses of wine. Seats are limited and reservations can be made by calling Lockeland Table at 615.228.4864.
Kidsville Honey Bunny Festival
April 13, 2019 10am
Our inaugural Kidsville Honey Bunny Festival will take place in Centennial Park on Saturday, April 13 from 10 AM - 3 PM on the ellipse lawn outside the Parthenon. Join us for a free spring fest featuring bunnies, bees, and lots of fun family activities including a special appearance by Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street.
Mosaic Craft & Drafts
April 18, 2019 6pm - 8pm
Join us for “Mosaic Craft & Drafts,” an educational program featuring a visually delicious combination of craft beer and fine art.
Come explore the Parthenon on April 18 from 6 PM to 8 PM and view the two current displays featuring mosaic art with the juried fine art exhibition, “Ancient Made New: The Society of American Mosaic Artists 17th Annual International Exhibit” and “One Hundred Moments in Mosaic,” while hearing from local and regional brewery experts about their mosaic hops offerings.
MUSICSPEAK: ARTIST MGMT 101
April 24, 2019 6:30pm
Join us for Musicians Corner's MUSICSPEAK panel event on April 24th at Trimble House. The discussion topic for the evening will be Artist Management 101. Come to hear music industry panelists discuss all aspects of artist management, including merchandise, sales and distribution, fan engagement, marketing and digital strategy, and more! After the panel portion of the evening, stick around for an hour of connection and networking over drinks and appetizers.
- Johnny Gradone - Artist Manager at Hard 8 Working Group Management
- Lisa Jenkins - Personal Manager at Vector Management
- Aaron Sawyer- Artist Manager at Red Light Management
- Josh Terry - Founder/CEO at Workshop Management
Own a Part of the Park - The Chestnut Group
May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019
The Conservancy and The Chestnut Group, a local nonprofit organization of plein air painters, will co-host a fundraising art show and exhibit "Own a Part of the Park". The exhibit is open on May 23, 24, 25, and 27 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and May 26 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM at The Parthenon.
"Plein air" is a French expression for painting outside in the open. Artists from the Chestnut Group have been painting outside in Centennial Park for the past year. The art show will feature works by over 60 artists. Almost half of sales will support The Conservancy and help underwrite our programming in the Parthenon and Park.
SPECIAL PREVIEW PARTY - MAY 22 - The Conservancy and The Chestnut Group are hosting a Preview Party on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 - 8 PM. This is the opportunity for our loyal supporters to have the first viewing and selection of the art for purchase, and to make a substantial contribution to The Conservancy. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parthenon Architecture Tours - Every Weekend
Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents to learn about the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens. Tours are free for Conservancy members and included with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members. No advance reservations are required.
Upcoming Tour Dates and Times:
Saturday, March 9 - 10 am | Sunday, March 10 - 2 pm
Saturday, March 16 - 10 am | Sunday, March 17 - 2 pm
Saturday, March 23 - 10 am | Sunday, March 24 - 2 pm
Saturday, March 30 - 10 am | Sunday, March 31 - 2 pm
Kidsville at the Parthenon - Saturdays at 11:00 AM
Join us each Saturday for storytelling, arts & crafts at our free weekly educational event taking place inside the Parthenon from 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Parthenon admission is free for families with children 12 and under. More details on our Kidsville website. (There are no events on April 13, Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 24, Dec. 21 & 28)
Mosaic Arts International 2019 Fine Art Juried Exhibition at The Parthenon
January 26, 2019 - May 19, 2019
The Parthenon presents Mosaic Arts International 2019 Fine Art Juried Exhibition and One Hundred Moments in Mosaic. Both exhibitions feature art made by assembling small pieces of variously colored materials such as stone, glass, and shell to create a design or picture. These exhibitions are produced by Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) and run through May 19, 2019.
Parthenon Symposium: On the Sacred Rock
March 28, 2019 6pm
Join us for “On the Sacred Rock: the Athenian Acropolis from the Drawing Board to the Digital” on March 28. The lecture will be given by Dr. Dorina Moullou of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Department. Dr. Moullou will demonstrate how survey, photography, and photogrammetry can be employed to preserve, restore, and present ancient monuments.
Parthenon Symposium: African Athena: A Discussion
April 4, 2019 6pm - 8pm
The Parthenon and DC Consult International are delighted to welcome African American Studies Lecturer & Public Historian Uzoma Obiora to The Parthenon. “African Athena: A Discussion” examines African origins of Greek civilization, and discusses how ancient African and Near Eastern cultures influenced the making of classical Greece.
CENTENNIAL PARK EVENTS
Water Lantern Festival
April 13, 2019 5:30pm - April 13, 2019 10pm
Water Lantern Festival is an incredible experience where thousands of family, friends, and strangers celebrate life together. Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night.
Black Box Theater
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
The Black Box Theater, located in the Centennial Performing Arts Studios, hosts a variety of ongoing music and theater events.
Centennial Art Center
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center is a Historic Building located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza corner of Nashville, Tennessee's beautiful Centennial Park. Originally built as a swimming complex in 1932, it closed in 1959 and was renovated in 1971. The first Metro Nashville owned structure rehabilitated for “Adaptive Reuse,” it earned Museum Status by reopening as Centennial Art Center – a gallery and visual arts teaching facility that includes painting and pottery studios.
Metro Parks Music: 2019 Summer Centennial jamBands Camps
June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019, June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019, June 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Are you or someone you know between the years of 10 and 18? Do you play guitar, bass, drums or keyboards? Come to Metro Parks' Summer Music Centennial jamBands Camps. We will cover grooving, jamming, improvising, stage presence and learning songs. Students will learn to work together as a cohesive unit and above all, how to listen to each other. The week will culminate in a Friday evening concert.
- June 10-14 - Rookie Camp
- June 17-21 - Teen Camp
- July 15-19 - All Star Camp
A placement audition/interview is required. Please call 615-862-8440 or email email@example.com to register.
Centennial jamBands Open Jam
April 19, 2019 5pm - 7pm
Come check out our renovated and refreshed rehearsal space. It is our hope that students, parents, staff and alumni will come hang out on this special Friday afternoon. We'll all being jamming together! And Kidsville will be onsite to lead some fun and creative activities.
Cultural Arts Dance Summer Intensives and Camps
June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Metro Parks and Recreation Dance Division's purpose is to provide high-quality, affordable dance training to children and adults in a supportive environment, provide resources to local dance artists for work development, and develop educated dance audience members. Through a wide variety of classes and events that foster critical discussion about the art form, we are able to serve toddlers to seniors, novices to professionals, and everything in between.
Cultural Arts Dance Summer Intensives and Camps registration now open.
Centennial Youth Ballet Spring Performance
April 26, 2019 7:30pm, April 27, 2019 7:30pm, April 28, 2019 7:30pm
Join us for the Centennial Youth Ballet Spring Performance at the Z. Alexander Looby Theater. Performances include a newly commissioned piece by Erin Kouwe, Character Suite from Swan Lake Act III staged by Matthew Christensen, Le Corsaire Grand Pas de Deux staged by Matthew Christensen and coached by Jennifer McNamara and...the heart is an organ of fire by Jennifer McNamara.
Metro Parks Theater: 2019 Summer Camps
June 8, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Come play, explore, and create with us! Metro Parks Theater has a variety of camps for ages 3-18 that will ignite your child’s imagination and sense of play. By listening and working together as a team, students will build stories, bring characters to life, and build confidence for the stage! There’s a little something for everyone this summer at Metro Parks Theater!