Dogs & Dogwoods - Cheekwood
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Celebrate the blooming of Cheekwood’s nationally certified dogwood collection with your best four-legged friend! Cheekwood’s spring dog-friendly weekend features food trucks, local vendors, special performances, and more.⁠

Schedule of Events


Saturday, April 20th

9 AM – 4 PM | Café 29
10 AM – 12 PM | Children’s Garden | TOTS! Art Activities

Music
11 AM – 2 PM | Beer Garden

Charles Treadway Organ Trio

Experience the mesmerizing sounds of Charles Treadway, a renowned organ maestro, along with his trio, comprised of Nashville’s top musicians. The CTO3 will deliver a dynamic fusion of electrifying soul-jazz, blues and funk, creating sounds of reminiscent of organ legends Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, and Jimmy McGriff.

Food Vendors
9 AM – 4 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B
Cousins Maine Lobster
Gypsy Crepe
Hoss’ Loaded Burgers
Livvi’s Lunchbox
Rolled 4 Ever
Taste of Aloha
The Pepper Pott

Dog Vendors
9 AM – 4 PM | Front of Botanic Building
Mars Petcare

9 AM – 4 PM | Lot B
Blonde Sausage Co.
Dancin’ Dog
Made with Heart
Meadow Flower Farm
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Pet Musings
Weenie Wraps

Sunday, April 21st

9 AM – 4 PM | Café 29

Music
11 AM – 2 PM | Beer Garden

Vanderbilt Blair Academy Flute Ensemble
11 – 11:30 AM

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt is the precollege and adult program of the Blair School of Music. Our mission is to provide the highest caliber of music education for children, youth, and adults, so they may achieve their full potential as artists, citizens and leaders.

Chester Thompson
12 – 2 PM

Chester Thompson is a renowned drummer/percussionist, highly regarded for his ability to move seamlessly between multiple genres. Thompson’s known best for his work with Genesis and Phil Collins, with whom he shared the worldwide stage, as well as time in the studio, for over 30 years.  Other notable legends Chester performed or recorded with include Frank Zappa, Weather Report, John Fogerty, Santana, Michael McDonald, Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Kirk Whalum, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’.

Food Vendors
9 AM – 4 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B
Bondi Bowls
Cousins Maine Lobster
Gypsy Crepe
Little Cancun On The Go
Livvi’s Lunchbox
Moosic City Ice Cream
The Grilled Cheeserie
Yayo’s OMG (Original Mexican Gourmet)

Dog Vendors
9 AM – 4 PM | Lot B
Addy and Olive
Blonde Sausage Co.
Dancin’ Dog
Doggie Doodles by Dina
Pet Musings
SOAR Nashville
Weenie Wraps

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Please keep all pet friends on leash at Cheekwood and do not bring them into any of the buildings.

We will have water refill and doggie bag stations on the property. Please BYOBowl to fill and refill with water for your dog. If you don’t have a collapsible bowl and want something that’s easy to carry around, try making one out of materials you could already have at home. Like this one from a dog food bag or this one from a cereal box and bag.

For more information on why we no longer provide communal bowls, check out this article from the AKC and this article from Preventative Vet.

Schedule of Events


Saturday

10 AM – 12 PM | Children’s Garden | TOTS! activities

12 – 3 PM | Beer Garden | Cristina Vane

9 AM – 4 PM | Café 29

9 AM – 4:30 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B | Food Trucks

  • Music City Fish & Chicken
  • Bag Lady’s
  • Gypsy Crepe
  • Tennessee Tater Cakes
  • King of Pops
  • Bradley’s Creamery
  • Hoss’ Loaded Burgers

9 AM – 4:30 PM | Lot B | Dog Vendors

  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • Metro Animal Care & Control
  • Weenie Wraps
  • Wendy Jo Photo
  • Dog Bandana Co.
  • Doggie Doodles by Dina
  • Pet Musings
  • Proverbs 12:10
  • SOAR Rescue
  • The Village Unleashed
  • Movement Lounge
  • Spotted Dog Bakery

Special Musical Performances in the Beer Garden- Noon-2pm

April 20- Saturday Sounds with Charles Treadway Organ Trio

April 21- Sunday Jazz at Cheekwood with Chester Thompson

Sunday

12 – 3 PM | Beer Garden | Les Sabler Quartet

9 AM – 4 PM | Café 29

9 AM – 4:30 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B | Food Trucks

  • Moosic City
  • Yayo’s OMG
  • Daddy’s Dogs
  • Livvi’s Lunchbox
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Simeon Chicken Enchiladas
  • The Rolling Recipe

9 AM – 4:30 PM | Lot B| Dog Vendors

  • Weenie Wraps
  • Wendy Jo Photo
  • Dog Bandana Co.
  • Doggie Doodles by Dina
  • Pet Musings
  • Proverbs 12:10
  • SOAR Rescue
  • The Village Unleashed
  • Movement Lounge

Reserve Tickets


Gardens Only Gardens + Mansion
Adults $22 $28
Youth (3-17) $15 $21
Ages 2 & Under FREE FREE
Members FREE FREE

A $2 service fee will be added to all paid transactions.

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