Nashville Parthenon

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. – Website

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Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures, which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon dating back to 438 B.C. The originals of these powerful fragments are housed in the British Museum in London.

The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum. The focus of the Parthenon’s permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

We hope you will read our detailed timeline of the history of the Nashville Parthenon

Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Hours and Location

The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park serving Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists that travel to Nashville every year.

Since opening its doors in 1991, the Zoo has grown from a small, private operation in Cheatham County to an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility with international conservation involvement. Over 960,000 visitors come to Nashville Zoo annually, making us one of the top attractions in Middle Tennessee.

 

ZOO AT A GLANCE (2017):

  • Animal Species: 375
  • Individual Animals: 2,675
  • Annual Attendance: 964,760
  • 36,510 membership households
  • More than 48,500 school children visiting as part of their education
  • More than 2,500 volunteers contributing more than 41,000 hours

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Mansion Nashville TN

About Belle Meade Plantation
Nashville TN
Tour Information

Come to Belle Meade Plantation to experience everything that is beautiful about the South. Guests are warmly invited to delve into the rich history of this lovely home and estate by taking part in a diverse list of both enjoyable and educational activities. This site is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s Victorian architecture, history, and equestrian legacy.  Visitors can enjoy tours, educational outreach programs, shopping, diningwine tastingsweddings and other happenings knowing that their patronage supports the educational mission of Belle Meade Plantation.

The rich story of Belle Meade comes alive as our period-dressed guides lead guests through the mansion and tell the exceptional and intimate stories of the various people that created Belle Meade Plantation. Throughout the 45-minute guided tour of the Greek-Revival Mansion, a century of the plantation’s history is told through the stories of the Harding-Jackson Family. Another perspective is offered in our Journey to Jubilee tour, an experience in which you will uncover the stories of those skilled laborers who contributed so much to the preeminence and renown of this estate. Additionally, explore and enjoy the rich history and nature of Belle Meade on a Guided Segway tour of our property. From the complimentary wine tastings to the newly refurbished ice cream and fudge shop, Belle Meade provides many activities for the entire family.

NASHVILLE JULY 4TH 2018

NASHVILLE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS

Nashville 4th of July

LINEUP:

LADY ANTEBELLUM, CHRIS JANSON, LUCIE SILVAS, SHANNON SANDERS, ANDREW COMBS, KID POLITICS, JASON ESKRIDGE, KATIE SCHECTER, AND THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY WILL PLAY THE FREE MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH PARTY!

You know you’re coming. Go ahead and book your Vacation Package which saves you money, so you can do more for less in Nashville.

LOCATION:

The main stage will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway. After the concerts, the show will shift to Cumberland Riverfront with a fireworks show synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony who will play from Ascend Amphitheater.

GET THE OFFICIAL EVENT APP:

The FREE Nashville July 4th app is all the information you need for the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration in the palm of your hand. Download it.

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Know before you go: House Rules • Schedule • Parking & Transportation
With any other questions, take a look at our FAQs page at visitmusiccity.com/july4th-faq or ask us on social media.

We’ll be sharing all the fun by posting on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Snapchat. Start following now for event updates, news, music, and more.

 

Real Estate Offices Nashville TN

Real Estate Offices Nashville TN
Real Estate Companies in the Nashville Tennessee area.

Belle Meade, TN – Real Estate Offices Belle Meade, TN 37205

Bellevue,  TN – Real Estate Offices Bellevue, TN 37221

Downtown Nashville – Real Estate Offices Downtown Nashville 37201, 37219, 37210

Green Hills Nashville – Real Estate Offices Green Hills Nashville 37215 – 37204

Tennessee Whiskey Trail

TENNESSEE DISTILLERS GUILD ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE TENNESSEE WHISKEY TRAIL Tennessee distillers come together to unveil a 25-stop whiskey tour across the state NASHVILLE, Tenn., JUNE 19, 2017 — The Tennessee Distillers Guild, a membership organization consisting of 25 Tennessee distilleries, is proud to announce the official launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 25-stop distillery tour.

Tennessee Whiskey Tour

Tennessee is known the world over for our music and hospitality. And our whiskey. Tennessee has been a leader in spirits distillation throughout our nation’s history. That includes the time before, during, and after Prohibition. Our pride in craftsmanship and our spirit of independence led Tennesseans to make some of the world’s finest whiskey and some of the nation’s most sought after moonshine. And it drives us to this day. Today Tennessee distillers are crafting distilled spirits as diverse as the music born in this State. From Blues to Bluegrass and from vodka to Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee distillers are bringing our innovative and legendary spirits to our communities and the world. http://tnwhiskeytrail.com/

Nothing gets glitzier or says music better than our capital city of Nashville. Middle

Tennessee is also home to 13 outstanding distilleries, including the iconic Jack Daniel

and George Dickel distilleries. Located in towns with names like Lewisburg,

Thompson’s Station, Lascassas and Clarksville, the distilleries of Middle Tennessee are

in the areas famous for moonshining in the 1920’s and 1930’s. More sophisticated

today, the distilleries in the region offer a variety of tours and other sightseeing

adventures.

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is made up of approximately 30 distilleries across the state. These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, you will experience the history and tradition of Tennessee Whiskey as well as the innovation Tennessee distillers are bringing to whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and even moonshine. Along the Trail, you’ll get to know the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks, and genuine Southern hospitality that has influenced our spirits for generations and that embody the great state of Tennessee. From The Great Smokey Mountains to the rolling hills and honky-tonks of Middle Tennessee to the jazz-filled streets of Memphis beside the mighty Mississippi River, The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is an adventure across our land and our culture. So come be a part of our story and let your adventures run on Tennessee Whiskey.

IT’S ALL ABOUT HISTORY, TRADITION & INGENUITY

Tennessee is known the world over for our music and hospitality.  And our whiskey.  Tennessee has been a leader in spirits distillation throughout our nation’s history.  That includes the time before, during, and after Prohibition.  Our pride in craftsmanship and our spirit of independence led Tennesseans to make some of the world’s finest whiskey and some of the nation’s most sought after moonshine. And it drives us to this day.   Today Tennessee distillers are crafting distilled spirits as diverse as the music born in this State. From Blues to Bluegrass and from vodka to Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee distillers are bringing our innovative and legendary spirits to our communities and the world.

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is made up of approximately 30 distilleries across the state.  These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, you will experience the history and tradition of Tennessee Whiskey as well as the innovation Tennessee distillers are bringing to whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and even moonshine.  Along the Trail, you’ll get to know the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks, and genuine Southern hospitality that has influenced our spirits for generations and that embody the great state of Tennessee. From The Great Smokey Mountains to the rolling hills and honky-tonks of Middle Tennessee to the jazz-filled streets of Memphis beside the mighty Mississippi River, The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is an adventure across our land and our culture. So come be a part of our story and let your adventures run on Tennessee Whiskey.

Our History

Tennessee has long been a leader in producing distilled spirits. As our nations early founders moved west, they carried with them the craft of whiskey.  Fortunately for Tennessee, the land, water, and climate is nearly perfect for the production of whiskey.  So make whiskey we did.

Tennessee was a leading producer of distilled spirits even prior to the Civil War. In fact, Tennessee made so much whiskey, that the then Confederate government of Tennessee outlawed whiskey production in order to field and supply the army. This was the nation’s first act of prohibition.  Following the Civil War, Tennessee quickly rebuilt its distilled spirits industry.  In 1908 Tennessee had hundreds of registered distilleries across the state.  Unfortunately for Tennessee and enthusiasts of fine spirits everywhere, Tennessee again led the way in prohibition in 1910, banning the production of whiskey ten years ahead of the Federal ban in 1920.

Tennessee would remain dry until 1939, six years after the Federal ban was lifted.  While these laws destroyed the legal spirits trade in Tennessee, Tennesseans across the state kept making whiskey and maintained Tennessee’s reputation as a place for fine whiskey and moonshine.  The Jack Daniel Distillery reopened soon after the law allowed in 1940, and George Dickel returned in the 1950’s, and both began rebuilding our once proud legal distilled spirits industry.  In the mid-1990’s Pritchard’s distillery opened Tennessee’s first craft distillery and that is where progress stalled.  In 2009, Tennessee began reforming its prohibition-era laws and eliminated many nearly insurmountable legal barriers to entry.

Since then, the number of Tennessee distilleries has grown from three to the now thirty distilleries Tennessee host’s across the state.   These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations making traditional and innovative spirits to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations. The Tennessee Whiskey Trail was established in 2017 by these distilleries to bring you our State’s great spirits heritage.

Learn About the Craft of Making Spirits

All forms of alcoholic beverages—beer, wine, and spirits —are based on fermentation.  Fermentation is the natural process where yeast consumes sugar, leaving alcohol as result. With beer and wine, fermentation is the end of the alcohol production process.  Spirit production involves the extra step of distillation, which involves heating up beer, wine or sugar-based wash in order to concentrate the alcohol through evaporation.
Distilled spirits can be classified into two broad categories: brown spirits and white spirits. Brown spirits are spirits aged in wood barrels, and include aged whiskies, such as Tennessee Whiskey and bourbon, as well as aged rums and repesado tequila.  White spirits are un-aged spirits and include vodka, gin, and clear, unaged rum and tequila.

Whiskey, including Tennessee Whiskey, is any distilled spirit made from a fermented mash made of grain. Brandy, for example, is a distilled spirit made from fermented mash made of fruit, such as grapes or apples, and as such, is not whiskey.  The four primary steps to make whiskey are mashing, fermenting, distilling, and aging. Each distiller uses grain combinations chosen by that distillers to produce a specific type of whiskey.  Tennessee Whiskey, for example must be at least 51% corn.  Other common grains in Tennessee Whiskey are barley, rye, and/or wheat.

Those grains are ground into a fine meal, mixed with water, and cooked until the starches in the grain have been converted into sugars. This process creates a mash that is mixed with yeast, which then converts the sugars into alcohol. The fermented mash, also known as beer, is then pumped into a still and heated up, where evaporation and steam condensation allows the alcohol to separate from the water and grain byproducts.

Whiskey, like all spirits, is colorless when it comes off the still. The distilled spirit must be aged in an oak container to become whiskey. Tennessee Whiskey goes a step farther and requires that the spirits be first filtered through sugar maple charcoal and then aged in new, charred, white oak barrels to become Tennessee Whiskey.  The aging process refines the whiskey and gives it all of its color.  Once the whiskey is properly aged and bottled, the next – and final – step is to just sip and enjoy!

What’s Cookin’ Nashville
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Fate Sanders Marina Smyrna, TN

Fate Sanders Marina – Econo Boat Lifts
615-278-8219

Fate Sanders Marina
3157 Weakley Lane
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee 37122
Phone: (615) 459-6219

Fate Sanders Marina is located on beautiful Percy Priest Lake between Nashville and Murfreesboro. Our state of the art rental slips can accommodate any size boat or Yacht. Our Restaurant serves a variety of dishes from breakfast to dinner. We have a tackle shop that fit every fisherman needs. We are open 360 days a year at 6 am. Come out, enjoy dining on the water with us and don’t miss the beautiful sunsets.

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* NEW * JUST COMPLETED 40 foot covered slips with extended roof height to accommodate most any flying bridge. $290.00 per month

State of the art boat slips for all types of boating enthusiasts from open slips to 60 ft covered slips we can handle your boating needs.

Rental Slips Rates

Slip Size
Type
Power Rating
Price
10 Ft X 24 Ft
COVERED SLIPS
115 V PLUG
$175
12 FT X 30 FT
COVERED SLIPS
30 AMP POWER
$210
13 FT X 30 FT
COVERED SLIPS
30 AMP POWER
$225
16 FT X 40 FT
COVERED SLIPS
50 AMP POWER
$290
18 FT X 50 FT
COVERED SLIPS
50 AMP POWER
$375
18 FT X 60 FT
COVERED SLIPS
50 AMP POWER
$425
24 FOOT
OPEN SLIPS
115 V PLUG
$405 PER QUARTER

Boat Rental Rates

Fate Sanders Marina offers pontoon boats and fishing boats for your boating pleasure. All of our boats are equipped with electric start four stroke engines.
We have 25 and 30 foot pontoon boats pontoon boats with upper deck and a slide.

25 Ft Pontoon
$255 + Tax & Ins = $279.86
$275 + Tax & Ins = $301.81
8 Persons
30 Ft With Slide Pontoon
$350 + Tax & Ins = $384.12
$375 + Tax & Ins = $411.56
12 Persons

Guided Fishing Trips
Bassboat

Click Here For Pontoon Fishing Trips

Species We Guide For

Lakes We Guide On
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Old Hickory Lake
Percy Priest Lake
Center Hill Lake
Year round Bass fishing trips
Cabins Available
Year round Bass, Crappie and Striper trips. Percy Priest is 16th on the nation for most popular Crappie lakes.
Cabins Available
Largemouth and phenomenal Smallmouth fishing December through March.
Tims Ford Lake
Normandy Lake
Fall – spring Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass fishing. Fantastic Smallmouth in late fall, winter and spring. Fall giant Crappie trips.

Lake Fishing
Bass – Crappie

Half Day Bass/Crappie (4hrs)
1-2 People = $295
Night Trip Bass/Crappie (4hrs)
1-2 People = $295
3/4 Day Bass/Crappie (6hrs)
1-2 People = $345
Night Trip Bass/Crappie (6hrs)
1-2 People People = $345
Full Day Bass/Crappie (8hrs)
1-2 People = $395
Half Day Striper/Hybrid (4hrs)
1-2 People = $295
3/4 Day Striper/Hybrid (6hrs)
1-2 People = $345
Full Day Striper/Hybrid (8hrs)
1-2 People = $395

Package Discounts (Book more than one trip and save!)
Half day (4 hours) Packages:
2 trips – $545 (Save $45)
3 trips – $795 (Save $90)
4 trips – $1040 (Save $140)
3/4 Day (6 hours) Packages:
2 trips – $635 (Save $55)
3 trips – $930 (Save $105)
4 trips – $1215 (Save $165)
Full Day (8 hours) Packages:
2 trips – $725 (Save $65)
3 trips – $1065 (Save $120)
4 trips – $1390 (Save $190)

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday April 8, 2017
Nashville Public Square

Cherry Blossom Walk   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The 9th Annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a free to the public,
family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Walk

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Cherry Blossom Walk.Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Consul General of Japan in Nashville, Masami Kinefuchi, will lead the Cherry Blossom Walk.

The 2.5 mile course begins and ends at Nashville’s Public Square, the site of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, and follows the Cumberland River Greenway, looping at Sister Cities’ Magdeburg Connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.

The Sakura Walk is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The walk is sponsored by Sister Cities of Nashville and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.

Join us for the Walk!

Sumo Suit Wrestling

Let’s SUMO!  It’s FUN!
Only $5 per match.
Suma Suite Wrestling
Hello Kitty Bounce House
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Cherry Trees

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors, 800 cherry blossom trees have been planted throughout Nashville. We are getting closer to our decade-long quest to plant 1,000 Japanese cherry trees. We can already imagine the 800 cherry trees planted in the last eight years full of beautiful, pink blossoms this spring, and we hope you will join us as we watch both the trees and the festival flourish in the years to come!
Click on this map for our interactive Tree Planting Project map with photos and descriptions of all cherry blossom tree planting locations in Nashville park and neighborhoods.Special thanks to Jennifer Higgs, Director of GIS and Mapping Services with Metro Nashville Planning Department, for designing our interactive map!

http://maps.nashville.gov/nashvillecherryblossoms/

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be on April 8, 2017.

Please click below to register online.

 

Whats Cookin Nashville Gold Line

 What’s Cookin’ Nashville
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Biscuit Love Supports Local Businesses

WE DO OUR BEST TO SUPPORT LOCAL & REGIONAL BUSINESSES

We love local. Here’s a list of some of the suppliers we work with who always provide the very best quality ingredients.

Biscuit Love The Gulch Nashville TN

Bear Creek Farm’s cattle are born and raised on 1,400 scenic acres near Leiper’s Fork, TN. Bear Creek Farms is a sustainable grass-fed, grain-finished cattle farm, raising all-natural Angus beef in a responsible and humane way. The Cherrys are people who are truly dedicated to raising happy animals and we are proud to serve both their beef and pork.

Beaverdam Creek Farm is made up of 73 acres of rolling hills, lush green pastures, and woodlands bordered by the clear-flowing waters of Beaverdam Creek in Coble, TN. The Lingos stay true to their guiding principle of raising their produce the way our Creator intended: free of harmful chemicals, antibiotics, growth stimulants, and GMOs. Their seasonal produce serves as the inspiration for many of our seasonal dishes.

Blackberry Farm Brewery has made waves with their saisons. From a refreshing summer saison to a Fall saison aged in oak barrels to their current offering, a moody, dark Winter saison, we are positive you will enjoy each one as much as we have.

Bloomsbury Farm is nestled in the hills between Smyrna and Nolensville, TN. While vegetables and herbs are a large part of the operation, their variety of Heritage chicken eggs are what keep us coming back.

Biscuit Love Nashville Monday Breakfast

Bourbon Barrel Foods started in the garage of founder Matt Jamie in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ve been enjoying and using their Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Extract (aged in barrels that used to hold some fine Kentucky bourbon) to give our food even more of a Southern flavor. Their motto is “Slow. Small. Simple.” We think they should also add “Superb” to it.

Cruze Dairy Farms is a family dairy farm in Knoxville, Tennessee. They milk Jersey cows and bottle their own whole pasteurized Jersey milk and real churned buttermilk. And as their t-shirts state, we can attest that biscuits really do rise better with Cruze buttermilk.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. We fell in love with the Charleston Tea Plantation on a trip to Charleston, and you will fall in love with our sweet tea! It is an exceptional product being grown right here in the South.

Jackalope Brewing Company has been supporters of Biscuit Love since our days on the truck and as long-time fans of theirs, we are thrilled to be able to reciprocate! Their American Pale Ale, Thunder Ann is made with honey and biscuit malts which we think is a perfect complement to our menu and pairs very well with The Princess.

Biscuit Love Nashville TN Sat.

Helen Hooper-Hirst Pottery uses Tennessee clay to hand-make her pottery in her home studio in Lockeland Springs in East Nashville. In floating blues and iron-saturated browns, her work is inspired by the Tennessee landscape’s rich, natural colors which we enjoy each time we sip from our beautiful coffee mugs.

Weisenberger Mill has been “the baker’s choice” since early 1865. Owned and operated for six generations by the Weisenberger family, the mill is nestled on the banks of the South Elkhorn Creek in the heart of central Kentucky. One trip to this water powered mill was enough to convince us that our biscuits wouldn’t be quite Southern enough without their flour.

Whats Cookin Nashville Gold Line

What’s Cookin’ Nashville
615-673-1112
Info@WhatsCookinNashville.com

America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

By Mike Pomranz Posted March 09, 2017

Market Force Information is the most recent company to try their hand a teasing out the true fast food cream from the rest of the crop. According to CNBC, these customer experience experts culled responses from more than 11,000 people to create “a composite loyalty index that measures satisfaction with the food quality, service, value and restaurant experience, among other things.” (I’m envisioning those “other things” as Happy Meal toys.) From there, Market Force was able to assess what restaurants it believes people truly love (and actually hate) for a bunch of major fast food categories.

 In-N-Out Burger

For burger chains, cult favorite In-N-Out Burger took the top spot in a victory that fans of the West Coast chain certainly won’t find surprising. Meanwhile, in another unsurprising result, the oft maligned McDonald’s was bringing up the rear, eking out Burger King for the lowest ranking. Similarly, in the chicken category, the beloved Chick-fil-A took the top spot while less favorably looked upon brands like Popeye’s, Church’s and KFC rounded out the bottom.

Some more unique names took top honors in the pizza and sandwich categories. Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza was the highest rated pizza joint. Though the chain has nearly 1,000 locations, Marco’s was a new name at the top of this sector. Meanwhile, Florida-based Firehouse Subs took a pretty commanding victory when it came to sandwiches.

But possibly the most surprising result was for favorite Mexican restaurant. Chipotle Mexican Grill finished number one, narrowly beating out Moe’s Southwest Grill and El Pollo Loco. Come on. That’s a comeback story. The other burrito spots have to be looking at Chipotle thinking, “Seriously? We lost to that guy after all he did?”