Nashville Italian Lights Festival 2013-save the dates!

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2013
“La Bella Vita” Comes to Nashville: 4th year of the “Nashville Italian Lights Festival”
Little Italy can be found in Nashville on the weekend of Sept. 6-7-8, 2013 at Nashville Italian Lights Festival. Held on the beautiful campus of St. Pius X Classical Academy in north Nashville, just minutes from downtown, the festival will highlight the food, wine, music and traditions of the vibrant Italian lifestyle. Live music performances will feature internationally renowned tenor Nathan Pacheco, classical crossover soprano Diane DiStasio, big band orchestra Radio Daze, among others.
Nashville Italian Lights Festival is a free three-day fun-filled event for all ages packed with a full roster of Italian cultural activities: Bocce Ball Tournament, Grape Stomping Contest, Meatball Eating Contest, Kids Zone, Tea with Mother Goose, Italian Wine Garden, and the Italian Marketplace. Enjoy Italian Food Demos by celebrated local Italian Chefs, Italian Wine classes conducted in the Wine Garden, Italian language lessons and Italian sing-a-longs. Stroll along the booths for handcrafts, art, Italian themed aprons, caps, t-shirts and more. Terrific prizes include a trip-for-two-to-Italy plane tickets, $500 Bocce Tournament Team Prize, and much more.
“This is the best Italian-themed event our city has ever seen,” says Mike, a retired longtime Nashville resident.

“It’s just like our Italian Feasts up north!” says Joe, a young professional who moved to the South from Upstate New York.

Michael King, owner of Monell’s Restaurants and festival founder commented, “I started this new Nashville tradition to feature the growing Italian-American community in town. Our efforts support education in this historic community as we enjoy the sprawling 8 acres of the grounds of St. Pius.”

Nashville Italian Lights Festival
September 6,7,8, 2013
2750 Tucker Road
Nashville, TN 37218
Contact: Michael or Catherine at[masked], or email: [masked]

Festival Hours:
Friday, September 6th: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, September 7th: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, September 8th: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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  • Linda C.

    Enjoyed it so much on Friday we are going again today! :)

    September 8, 2013

  • sherry

    Darn, I wish I could have gone! I am in Dallas/Fort Worth all weekend for training! Hope y'all had fun!

    September 6, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Isn't there anyone who is going tonight? It's my only night to go and I can't find anyone to go with me. If someone would like to meet me there and just hang out, let me know. What's the point of a meetup group if no one will meet up with me?! Lol

    September 6, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Hey, is there anyone who will be going to the festival tomorrow evening that I could meet up with? My job is on that end of town and I'd like to go right from work. Please let me know...

    September 5, 2013

  • George

    Sorry I will have to miss this one. Really enjoyed my first meeting with this group and will definitely attend other events.

    September 5, 2013

  • Patti Franklin N.

    Ciao a tutti! I will be near the stage during the entire festival, so come by and say hi. Also come visit the "Italian For Fun!" Booth and say hi to the "Secret Italian Society"...what a weekend this will be! It is free to get in, just fill up the car, to park costs $7.00 but then all the music is free! Great food will be sold, wine and beverages. Go to for more info. Coordinate to ride out there together with friends, or with members of this group.

    September 5, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Are we all meeting there Friday?

    September 4, 2013

  • Patti Franklin N.

    Hey all, go to to see all the fun offered at the Festival. You pay $7 for parking so fill the car up, but entry is FREE to the festival. Lots of Italian food, there are contests that you can take part of, grape stomping, bocce tournament, buy a ticket for a free ticket to Italy, etc. The music is OFF the chain, I would suggest that you be there for sure for Saturday Night, Nathan Pacheco sings around 8pm

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be there.

      September 1, 2013

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