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For 30 Years the Nashville Scene has been the source for the best of people, places and things in Nashville. To celebrate our anniversary, and kick off the “Best of Nashville” season, join us for the inaugural FEST of Nashville -
a celebration of our coveted Best of Nashville 2018 Winners.


Shop from vendors and enjoy food, drinks, live music and more at this event that will be open to the public, and we can’t wait to see Nashville show up in the masses! Vendors will be a curated list of our winners of the BON 2018 Reader's and Writer's poll.
 Get to know the best businesses in Nashville, peruse goods from pop up stores,
indulge in food, drinks, giveaways, games and more!

August 3 - 4PM to 9PM
Capitol View's Festival Street
11th Avenue North and Nelson Merry Street
FREE - All Ages 



Fest of Nashville is made possible by our partners and sponsors!

Sponsored By



Shop, peruse, explore and grab some grub from our vendors-
all winners of our Best of Nashville 2018 Reader's or Writer's Poll in their category!

Art & Entertainment


Enjoy live performances and entertainment all night long at our
resented by:


Performances By


Enjoy performances from
Third Coast Comedy Comedian, Allison Summers!

Get a preview of Nashville Shake's Summer Shakespeare Program:

The Tempest and Pericles performance, with shows starting August 15th!




Q: Where is Fest of Nashville?

A: Capitol View's Festival Street (corner of 11th and Nelson Merry Street. 500 11th Ave North)


Q: Can I bring a chair or blanket?

A: Yes, but please sit only in the area designated for chairs by the stage.


Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Yes, Fest of Nashville is a family-friendly event! Stay tuned for fun announcements about kids activities and more. We hope to see the whole family out!


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes! Pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times. Be considerate and pick up any doggie leftovers. Dog cages and/or pens are not allowed. 

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Q: Is there an entry fee?

A: Nope, it's a free event! Come ready to shop and grab food & drink from our vendors.

Q: Will food be available?

A: We will have food for purchase from the Best Businesses in town and bars on-site. Be sure to bring cash as not all vendors will be able to accept credit/debit cards.


Q: Can I bring alcohol?

A: No. Outside alcohol is not allowed. We’ll have drinks on sale from our awesome sponsors and partners! Grab a drink and stick around for the shows and live music.


Q: It's raining! What now?

A: Follow us on Facebook or Instagram at @NashvilleScene for the most up-to-date info with any inclement weather, but this event is rain or shine.


Free Parking is available in the Capitol View garage off 11th Avenue North, use the address
500 11th Avenue North for directions. Capitol View also provides 2-hour free street parking! 

Drive safe, rideshare or carpooling is encouraged! 

Use Code "LyftPromo15" for $15 for $5 off your first 3 rides for new users with Lyft! 


To request an accomodation please call 615-744-3362 or email 

Special Thanks to our Partners

Sizemore Event Solutions, Eternal Returns, Liberty Party Rentals, Action Tent Rentals, Bright Events, TomKats Catering, FLWR Shop, Jive! Printworks Studio, Black 13 Tattoo Shop, Corsair Gin, Frugal Macdoogals and the Oasis Center. 

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Best Nonprofit 2018 Reader's Poll

In 1969, a group of young lawyers came together to establish the "Rap House," a simple community center for runaway teens and youth struggling with addictions.  Fifty years later, the "Rap House" has evolved into the Oasis Center, where over 3,000 youth and families turn for help and direct support every year.  Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access.  Their 20+ programs and services are based on the foundation of four areas for youth success - Safety, Belonging, Empowerment, and Generosity.  All of their work is also firmly rooted in the evidence-based principles of
Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed Care.

 Bar Sales at Fest of Nashville will Benefit the Oasis Center 

Sponsor to support this community event and engage people of Nashville.

Want to Get Involved?

Volunteering gets you a behind the scenes look at how this event comes together and some fun event perks! 

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Fest of Nashville is managed by FW Publishing LLC and the Nashville Scene.
If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Olivia Moye at

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