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Experience the Music, Art and Cuisine of France

Take in the views, capture a photo at a replica of the Eiffel Tower and complete your Parisian journey by viewing works of art by Edgar Degas inside the museum galleries.

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Cabaret at Cheekwood

The Frist Learning Center Great Hall transforms into a French Cabaret for the opening weekend of Cheekwood in Bloom, featuring acoustic music on Saturday and a vocal trio on Sunday.

March 9

12 – 2 PM | Isaac Eicher Quartet

March 10

12 – 2 PM | Justyna Kelley

Le Jardin de Bière

The Beer Garden transforms to Le Jardin de Bière to celebrate French music en plein air. French food and wines will be available to complete the après-midi parfait or perfect afternoon!

March 16

12 – 2 PM | Brook Sutton

March 17

12 – 2 PM | Jerome Degey Trio

Saturday Sounds

April 13

Denny Jiosa
Jazz guitar with quartet

April 14

Lisa Stewart
Jazz vocals with quartet


Figure Drawing

March 16 – 17 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Frist Learning Center Great Hall | Included with Admission

Leap into your inner artist! Nashville Ballet dancers will pose as living art while modeling the work of Edgar Degas. Practice your hand at figure drawing with live models for reference. All drawing materials will be provided.

Nashville Ballet



French Culture with Amélie de Gaulle *

April 6 | 10 AM

*We are no longer accepting reservations. This program is at capacity.

Join Amélie de Gaulle, Honorary Consul of France for Tennessee and great niece of past President of France, General Charles de Gualle, as she talks all things France. A native Parisienne, Ms. de Gualle will share stories of her homeland and discuss the best of French culture.

Cafe 29


Pop Up: Little Gourmand
April 13 | 10 AM | Open Until Sold Out

Frist Learning Center Great Hall
Guenievre Milliner, a Parisian native, moved to Nashville in 2014 and started the Little Gourmand. Come taste authentic French pastries and other delicacies available for purchase.

French Cheese 101*
April 13 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Sold Out

French cheese is so much more than brie! Learn about the many types of fromage and how to best enjoy them from the cheese mongers of Grey Cheese.

French Wines 101*
April 13 | 1 – 2:30 pm | Sold Out

France is arguably the wine world’s most important country, and home to famed regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Under the guidance of a trained sommelier, taste a few of the best of what France has to offer.

All About Crêpes
April 14 | 1 – 2:30 pm

Crêpes originated in France around Brittany all the way back in the 13th century. Crêpes can be filled with sweet or savory items, making them a favorite throughout the day. Join the experts of Black Diamond Culinary to learn about the history of crêpes, taste a few versions, and even try your own hand at creating one.

* Additional registration and purchase required.

Food Vendors

April 13
Serving 11 AM – 3 PM
Daddy’s Dogs
Gypsy Crepe
Livvi’s Lunchbox
Loveless Cafe
Moosic City Ice Cream
Retro Sno

April 14 | Serving 11 AM – 3 PM
Bondi Bowls
Gypsy Crepe
Livvi’s Lunchbox
Loveless Café
Roadhouse Grille


March – May | Tuesday – Saturday | 10 AM – 12 PM 

TOTS! returns in 2024 with more fun for the little ones in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden. Beginning March 9, tots and their guardians can enjoy drop-in style hands-on activities and storytimes Tuesday through Saturday. Join a member of the garden staff for a crowd favorite, Turtle Talks, as they feed the turtles and answer questions about the Children’s Garden’s shelled residents. Each week’s theme is inspired by current exhibitions or seasonal festivals, encouraging exploration of art and the natural world. 

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