Here's the Spring in Your Step Nashville

Looking for a little spring in my step!

As I sit at my desk, looking out the window as I write this blog contribution, I am subtracted (read on – you will understand in a moment) as the sun has finally decided to grace us with her presence, the skies are that crisp clear winter blue and there is not a cloud in sight.  I actually went to my mailbox in a t-shirt and only experienced just a little chill in the air.  Ah……there is hope for the coming of spring.  I know it is still January and this is just a tease, but oh what a welcome momentary subtraction (again, read on).  I must have patience, I must have patience.  Speaking of patience, I have just come across one of the best definitions given by a very special girl, the niece of a friend of mine, who nails it:

“Patience means to be honest with yourself.  To be caught in the moment and not get subtractive.”

Now, I think she actually meant “distracted” instead of “subtractive”.  Or maybe she didn’t – she may have just made up a new word – and I have decided it is my new favorite word.  This explains the presence of this beautiful word in my first paragraph.

So on this beautiful, cool, clear January day, I am going to lift my face to the sun, take a deep cleansing breath, be thankful for all there is to be thankful for and not get subtractive!

If you want to bring a little spring into your life you must put a trip to the Music City Center during the weekend of January 30th – February 1st as our beautiful new Convention Center will host the Celebration of the 25th year of the Antiques and Garden Show.  The keynote speaker this year will be Diane Keaton.  There are fun parties, spectacular gardens, informative lectures, great books available for purchase, including several by Ms. Keaton and loads of beautiful antiques.  For more information and to purchase tickets on line check out the web site at

There are amazing opportunities on the music scene in February and I will highlight some.  These are for the first part of February as I will be blogging on Valentine’s Day and late February happenings later.

January 18 – A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center – free event

January 27th and 28th – John Mellencamp at the Ryman

February 2 – Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox will be at The City Winery

February 5 – 7  Dvorak’s Beloved ‘New World’ at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center

February 6 – Umphrey’s McGee at the Ryman

February 7 – Trampled by Turtles at the Ryman

February 8 – Diana Ross at the Ryman

February 12 – 13 Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Ryman

For more listings for The Schermerhorn Symphony Center and The Ryman, check out their web sites – some amazing concerts are available.

And now for the favorite man in your family…….wait for it………..

February 9th – the official release of the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition.

February 11th and 12th – Downtown Nashville will be swimming in models as Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Issue Celebration will be held here!  Lower Broad will be roped off and tented to create Swimville.  This is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Run, don’t walk…….  Kings of Leon will play at The Schermerhorn on February 11th as part of this celebration.

For those men (and women) who really want to see a sporting event you can catch a Predators game on the following dates and The Bridgestone Arena:

January 27 vs Colorado Avalanche

February 5 vs Anaheim Ducks

February 7 vs NY Rangers

And for the foodie:

February 8 – Nashville Chili Festival at Yazoo Brewery.  There will be live music and fun from 12:00 – 3:00 benefitting Community Shares.  Check out details at

This should keep most of us busy and our minds subtracted from the thoughts of the cold winter.  Spring really is just around the corner.

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