Thursday Night Out

June 21, 2018 – August 30, 2018   |   5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Out

Soak up the summer with our annual Thursday Night Out featuring Cracking Art. Pack up the family and join us for an evening under the stars featuring live music, food trucks, bars, and our featured outdoor art exhibition Cracking Art. Thursday Night Out is free for Cheekwood members, and half-price for all not-yet members.

Every Thursday Night | 5 – 10 pm
June 21 – August 30

• Food Trucks and Bars
• Live Music
• Lawn Games
Free for Members

Reserve Tickets Here

New!
Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl
June 21 | July 19 | August 16

This fun walking tour takes you through our summer gardens and featured outdoor art exhibition Cracking Art as you “crawl” from bar to bar, tasting signature craft cocktails along the way.

Reserve Cocktail Crawl Tickets Here

*Please note, Cheekwood will be closed for a private event on Thursday evening, August 9.

Thursday Night Out is sponsored by

                 

Thursday Night out is supported by

Thursday Night Out Featuring Dog Nights of Summer!

We’re going to the dogs! During our Thursday Night Out in August, dogs are welcome to join for a night out in the gardens. All pups must be on a leash.

Thursday Night Out Lineups

Thursday, July 12

  • Food Trucks: That Awesome Taco Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Bradley’s Curbside Creamery 5 – 9pm | Parking Lot B
  • Cash Bar 5 – 10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live music by Sonja Hopkins 6 – 9pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5 – 7pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5 – 8pm| Arboretum Lawn

Thursday, July 19

  • Cocktail Crawl: Cat Head 5-10 pm | Color Garden, Japanese Garden, Wisteria Arbor, Herb Garden
  • Cash Bar 5-10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Food Trucks: Two Thompsons, Bahn Mi & Roll Factory, Rita’s Ice Truck | 5-10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live DJ, Dan Buckley 6 – 9pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5-7pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5-8pm I Arboretum

Thursday, July 26

  • Food Trucks: Florinda’s, Cousins Maine Lobster, Rita’s Ice Truck| 5 – 9pm | Parking Lot B
  • Cash Bar 5 – 10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live music by Route 40 | 6 – 9pm | Arboretum
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5-7pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5 – 8pm | Arboretum Lawn

Thursday, August 2 – Dog Nights of Summer

  • Food Trucks: That Awesome Taco Truck, Funk Seoul Brother, King of Pops/ Pups | 5-9pm | Parking Lot B
  • Cash Bar 5 – 10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live music by Sonja Hopkins 6 – 9pm | Arboretum
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5 – 7pm | Arboretum
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5-8pm | Arboretum

Thursday, August 16 – Dog Nights of Summer and Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl

  • Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl featuring Ketel One 5 – 10 pm | Color Garden, Japanese Garden, Wisteria Arbor, Herb Garden
  • Cash Bar 5 – 10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Food Trucks: Two Thompsons, Cousins Maine Lobster, King of Pops/ Pups 5-10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live music by Dead Poets 6 – 9pm | Arboretum
  • ‘ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5 – 7pm | Arboretum
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5 – 8pm | Arboretum

Thursday, August 23 – Dog Nights of Summer

  • Food Trucks: That Awesome Taco Truck, Funk Seoul Brother, King of Pops/ Pups 5-9pm | Parking Lot B
  • Cash Bar 5-10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live music by Rob Higginbotham 6 – 9pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5 – 7pm | Arboretum Lawn
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5 – 8pm | Arboretum Lawn

Thursday, August 30 – Dog Nights of Summer

  • Food Trucks: Two Thompsons, Puckett’s Trolley, King of Pops/ Pups 5 – 9pm | Parking Lot B
  • Cash Bar 5 – 10pm | Parking Lot B
  • Live DJ, Keith Johnson 6 – 9pm | Arboretum
  • ART’ivities inspired by Cracking Art 5 – 7pm| Arboretum Lawn
  • Cracking Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn games: corn hole, garden dominoes, giant Jenga 5-8pm | Arboretum Lawn

About Cracking Art

This summer, Cheekwood’s gardens and historic architecture will come alive with an exhibition of colorful works by Cracking Art. Cheekwood is delighted to collaborate with the Milan-based artist collective Cracking Art to share a truly unique and extraordinary visual experience this summer. Cracking Art uses 100% recyclable plastic materials to explore the moment when something natural becomes artificial. They create animal forms for site-specific installations, playfully arranging colorful meerkats, birds, snails, and other creatures in surprising invasions of familiar landscapes.

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