Tomato Art Fest 2015

schedule of events

JULY 1 – AUG . 5
Chicken Costume Contest
Contestants are invited post pictures of chickens
in a tomato theme to the Davidson Farmers Coop
Facebook page from which four finalists will
be chosen. Attendees can then cast votes for their
favorite feathered finalist at the Fest. The winner
receives a canvas print of the chicken photo and a
Davidson Farmers Co-op gift basket.
WHERE: Davidson Farmers Co-op Facebook page
WHEN: July 1 – Aug. 5
 
WEDNESDAY AUG. 5
Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library
The Inglewood Library will host an entertaining
story time in celebration of the “great uniter” with
stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2–5, all
featuring our juicy garden friend, the tomato.
Don’t miss this fruit and vege-bration!
WHERE: Inglewood Library | 4312 Gallatin Pike
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
COST: Free
CONTACT: Mr. Andrew at 615.862.5866
 
THURSDAY AUG. 6
Tomato Wine Dinner at Marché
Hosted by Marché
Help kick off the Tomato Art Fest at Marché
Artisan Foods. The evening’s menu features
a multiple course tribute to the tomato with
accompanying wines and beers. How does it get
any better than that?
WHERE: Marché Artisan Foods | 1000 Main St.
TIME: 5 – 9 p.m
COST: TBA (reservations not required but
highly recommended)
CONTACT: 615.262.1111 |
 
Tomato King & Queen Contest
Hosted by Apple Road
The contest is limited to 16 contestants who will
be judged in two categories: Creative Costume
and Tomato Q&A. The fee for entry is $20, with
over $400 in prizes going to the winners. Don’t
want to compete? Then come watch the show,
have a cold beer, and cheer for your favorites!
WHERE: The Crying Wolf | 823 Woodland St.
TIME: 8 p.m.
COST: Free to attend / $20 entry fee per contestant
 
FRIDAY AUG. 7
Tomato Art Preview Party
Sponsored by Art & Invention and Whole Foods Market
A wonderful night of sights, sounds, and flavors.
And a garden’s worth of tomato art.
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery
TIME: 6 – 9 p.m.
COST: $25 (reservations required)
CONTACT: 615.226.2070
TICKETS: tomatoartfest.com/the-art
 
Kids Tomato Art Show Opening Reception
Sponsored by YMCA artEMBRACE
Attendees will enjoy a wondrous and unique
collection of Tomato Artwork created by several
budding tomato artists (ages 1–18 & family
entries)!
WHERE: YCAP | 1021 Russell St.
TIME: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Leslie Gregg at 615.256.9622 ext.
SATURDAY AUG. 8
 
East Nashville Tomato 5K
Hosted by the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA
Registration is $35 per runner until Aug. 6, and
$40 on Aug. 7 – 8.
WHERE: 5 Points
CONTACT: Tim Wyckoff at 615.228.5525
 
Decorate Your Bike for the PARADE!
Hosted By Eastside Cycles
Stop by Eastside Cycles to decorate your bike for
the ride in this year’s Tomato Art Fest Parade.
You’ll be cruising in style!
WHERE: Eastside Cycles
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
CONTACT: 615.469.1079
 
PARADE!
A New Orleans Style Second Line
The parade starts at the corner of 13th & Holly
Street and ends in the center of 5 Points. Team
Tomato wants you to participate by building a
float that can be pushed, pulled, carried or worn
on your body. Entries for the parade are limited,
so sign up early.
TIME: 9 a.m.
 
KidFest
Hosted by East End Methodist Church
Fun for children of all ages — inflatables, a water
slide, hair painting, popsicles, crafts, and good ol’
storytelling will be provided.
WHERE: The park at the corner of 12th & Holly
TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CONTACT: Kim Kennedy at 615.715.4164
 
Art and Music at The Building
Hosted by The Building
Enjoy music and art at The Building. Proceeds
will benefit Best Buddies Nashville.
WHERE: The Building
TIME: Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing
throughout the festival
 
Tomato Art Show
Hosted by Art & Invention Gallery
We think there is no finer collection of tomato
art to be found east of the Mississippi, and maybe
even in the entire tomato-eating world!
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery
TIME: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
COST: Free
CONTACT: 615.226.2070
 
Tomato Art Festival
Over 200 vendors will arrive early to tempt and
delight you with their wares! Come experience
this wonderful collection of artists, small
businesses, and fabulous food.
WHERE: 5 Points
TIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
CONTACT: www.tomatoartfest.com for a list of
vendors and vendor map
 
Family Fun Open House
Hosted by Y-CAP
YMCA Community Action Project (Y-CAP)
staff and kids will be providing games & fun
activities for families to enjoy inside the Ann
Ragsdale Recreation Center located behind the
Y-CAP Building on Russell Street.
WHERE: Y-CAP | 1021 Russell St.
TIME: 10 p.m. – 2 p.m.
CONTACT: Rachel Folk at rfolk@ymcamidtn.org
 
Kids Tomato Art Exhibit
Hosted by YMCA artEMBRACE
Children’s tomato artwork will be on exhibit
during the Tomato Art Festival where visitors
will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite
individual as well as their family entry in the
very popular “People’s Choice Award” Winner
Showdown.
WHERE: Y-CAP Chapel
TIME: 10 p.m. – 3 p.m. (voting ends at 3 p.m.)
CONTACT: Leslie Gregg 615.256.9622 ext.
 
Bobbing For Tomatoes & Tomato Toss
Hosted by Wags & Whiskers
Bobbing for (real) tomatoes, tossing (faux)
tomatoes at a target, prizes, treats for the pooches,
wading pools to cool hot paw . . . fun for pets and
those who love them!
WHERE: Wags & Whiskers
TIME: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CONTACT: 615.228.9249
 
Bike Valet
Hosted by Tomato Art Fest
Why drive & struggle with parking, when you
can bike to the festival? Members of Walk/Bike
Nashville will park your bike while you enjoy the
festival.
WHERE: Choose from two locations: The corner
of 11th & Forrest, or the corner of 11th & Russell.
TIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Faux Paw Fashion Show
Sponsored by LSNA
If you like to dress up your pet, and parade it
around town, then this event was made for you!
More details about registration will be available
soon.
WHERE: The Contest Stage
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
COST: $10 entry fee (Proceeds go to support EAST C.A.N.)
 
Biggest | Littlest | Ugliest Tomato Contest
Hosted by Art & Invention Gallery
Enter your Ugliest Tomato, Biggest Tomato,
and Littlest Tomato to our booth for a chance to
win PRIZES!
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery
TIME: Drop off entries between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Winners announced between 1 – 1:30 p.m.
 
Tomato Art Fest
Cornhole Tournament
Two players tossing bags of corn at a 6-inch
hole 10 yards away. Sound easy? Don’t be fooled!
Come show off your skills and walk away king of
the Cornhole toss.
TIME: 11 a.m. – until a champion is crowned!
 
Haiku Winners Take the Stage!
Sponsored by Tomato Art Fest
Be sure to take the time to come by and hear the
winners of the Tomato Haiku Competition read
their award-winning poetry. Whether they are
serious or hilarious, these haikus are just good
fun!
WHERE: The Contest Stage
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
 
Theater Bug Performance
Sponsored by The Theater Bug
Come watch these budding artists perform a
cabaret of musical acts from past productions.
You’ll be glad you did.
WHERE: The Contest Stage
TIME: Noon – 12:45 p.m.
 
Giant Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza
Sponsored by Pied Piper
Calling all kids ages 2–10 to help build the largest
ice cream sundae in East Nashville!
WHERE: Pied Piper Creamery
TIME: Noon
CONTACT: 615.227.4114
 
Beautiful Tomato Contest
Hosted by the shops at The Idea Hatchery
Costume contest for your tomatoes. Entries must
be submitted by 1 p.m. to be eligible.
WHERE: The Idea Hatchery
TIME: 1 – 2 p.m. (Entries must be at Alegria by 1
p.m. to be eligible)
CONTACT: 615.227.8566 | alegriagifts@yahoo.com
 
Red Head Competition
Sponsored by Tomato Art Fest
Just show up with your tomato red locks! This
contest is open to all red heads- men, women, boys,
girls, and those whose red hair is just NOT REAL!
WHERE: The Contest Stage
TIME: 2 – 3 p.m.
 
Recipe Contest
Sponsored by the Nashville Farmer’s Market
The best tomato salad recipes in East Nashville
will duke it out in this year’s contest.
Entries are limited to the first 25 who contact
us, so email Nashville Farmers Market today to
reserve your spot!
WHERE: Margot Café
TIME: Drop off entries between 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
(judging starts promptly at 2 p.m.)
 
Story Telling
Sponsored by Explorastory
Explorastory of Rock Castle is dedicated to
the art of the oral tradition of storytelling and
bringing stories to our community. Come hear
our tales, so you can find a yarn of your own to
share later.
WHERE: The Contest Stage
TIME: 1 – 1:30 p.m.
 
Bloody Mary Competition
Discover the best Bloody Mary in town at the
place where everybody knows your name.
WHERE: 3 Crow Bar
TIME: 3 p.m.
CONTACT: 615.262.334
 
Music
LINEUP
FRIDAY AUG. 7
Xfinity Main Stage
 
8 p.m.        DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES
9:30 p.m.   NEULORE

 
SATURDAY AUG. 8
Xfinity Main Stage
 
 

10 a.m.      HALFBRASS
11 a.m.      BOY NAMED BANJO
12 p.m.      FANNY’S HOUSE OF MUSIC PRESENTS
1 p.m.        MAGNOLIA SONS
2 p.m.        FLORALORIX
3 p.m.        NEW CITY SAVAGES
4 p.m.        KYLIE MORGAN
5 p.m.        KINK ADOR
6 p.m.        MYZICA
8 p.m.        THEM VIBES
Edley’s Bar-B-Que Stage
11 a.m.       CAROLINA STORY
12 p.m.       JESSICA DAWN
1 p.m.         SHANNON LABRIE
2 p.m.         THE HIGHJIVERS
3 p.m.         NATHAN BELT & THE BUCKLES
4 p.m.         DON GALLARDO

 

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