A longtime Nashville favorite, The American Artisan Festival returns to Centennial Park this Father's Day weekend, June 17-19. This will be the 46th year for the city’s longest running outdoor art show, and after a two year break due to Covid, 100-plus artisans from around the country are returning to Nashville to showcase their work. In addition to art, there will be live music, a kids corner and more.
Thanks to a move to the Park’s Bandshell, AAF will be offering more music than in previous years. “We are excited this year to be partnering with SESAC and Virgin Music Label And Artist Services on a full line-up of live music and performances at The Bandshell ranging from Americana to country to gospel, and more.” says Samantha Saturn, AAF director and daughter of Nancy Saturn, the festival's founder. Attendees can enjoy fare from favorite food trucks, cool off with handcrafted drinks and watch onsite art demonstrations. There will also be a shaded area with art booths offering a variety of activities for children of all ages.
The family friendly event is free, and those looking for something extra can purchase Weekend and Single Day Patron Passes that include parking, an exclusive food and beverage area, VIP seating for performances, a commemorative poster created and printed by Laura Baisden of Camp Nevernice, and an on-site art advisor available for free private consultations about purchasing art for your home.
A portion of proceeds from the Patron Passes benefit Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee, a non-profit organization that provides free cancer support services and programs to patients and their families. For passes, the full schedule and more, visit americanartisanfestival.com.