Tomato Art Fest returns this year for the 14th year!
And as we always say… “The Tomato. A uniter, not a divider! bringing together fruits & vegetables!” This event welcomes everyone for a wacky day of art, music, food, contests, shopping, kids activities, and more!
Saturday, August 12th
Festival 9:00am – 6:00pm
Music 10:00am – 9:00pm
Vendor marketplace 10:00am – 6:00pm
The Tomato Art Fest Concert happens Friday August 11th from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm in 5 Points …and is also FREE!
Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this FREE, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2016, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities! 🙂
The festival and official kickoff events are FREE to attend and wide open to the public, uniting the community for an day of inspired art, wacky contests & activities, great local music, creative vendors, unique kids activities, favorite food trucks, a commitment to ensuring that the fest is green in every possible aspect, and maintains local East Nashville traditions.
Tomato Art Show
Push, Pull & Wear Parade
Bloody Mary Contest
Beautiful Tomato Contest
Biggest-littlest-ugliest Tomato Contest
Bobbing For Tomatoes/Tomato Toss
Decorate Your Bike For The Parade!
Defy Film Festival Pop Up Theater
East Nashville Tomato 5k
EEUMB’s Tomato Art Kidfest
Faux Paw Pet Fashion Show/Competition
Giant Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza
Red Head Competition
Red House Imaginarium
Super Science Spectacular Kids Program
Theater Bug Performance
Tomato Haiku Contest
Tomato Fairy/Elf Contest
Tomato Story Time At The Inglewood Library
Tomato-themed Dinner At Margot Cafe
Turnips And Tomatoes
World Record Attempt
THE TOMATO ART:
It all began by paying homage to the versatile fruit / vegetable known as the tomato through locally curated tomato art.
37206 STAGE presented by xfinity
10:00 AM Halfbrass
11:00 AM YEAH! Southern Girls Rock Camp ft. Lindsey Lomis
12:00 PM Nashville Academy of Rock
1:00 PM Fanny’s House of Music presents Queens of Noise
2:00 PM Jess Nolan
3:00 PM Parker Gispert
4:00 PM Josie Dunne
5:00 PM Morgan Bosman
6:00 PM Skyway Man
7:00 PM Okey Dokey
8:00 PM Smooth Hound Smith
The MUDDY ROOTS STAGE will return this year with an eclectic lineup of Americana and Rock artists that is always a highlight for festival-goers.
MUDDY ROOTS STAGE
9:00 AM DJ Mudfather
10:00 AM Dylan Walshe
11:00 AM DJ Mudfather
12:00 PM Pat Reedy & the Longtime Goners
1:00 PM DJ Jason Galaz
2:00 PM Tommy Ohs
3:00 PM DJ Jason Galaz
4:00 PM Smoky White Devils
WOODLAND STAGE presented by Basement East
10:00 AM Girls Write Nashville
11:00 PM Cali Rodi
12:00 PM Jon Latham
1:00 PM (Special Guests TBA)
2:00 PM Daddy Issues
3:00 PM Them Vibes
4:00 PM Caleb Groh
5:00 PM Electric Tuba
COLD LUNCH RECORDINGS STAGE
10:00 AM Jacob Disedare
11:00 AM Telefones
12:00 PM The Burps
1:00 PM The Inscape
2:00 PM Lean
3:00 PM Big Surr
4:00 PM Microwave Mountain
5:00 PM Ian Ferguson
10:00 AM Two Ten Jack
10:45 AM Lockeland Table
11:30 AM Calypso Cafe East
12:15 PM Local Taco
1:00 PM Burger Up
1:45 PM Rumours East
2:30 PM The Pharmacy
3:15 PM Margot Cafe & Bar
TOMATO ART PREVIEW PARTY (FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 6:00pm)
TOMATO KING & QUEEN (FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 6:00pm):
We have the following sponsors to thank for helping us to reach 14 years of Tomato Art Fest. www.tomatoartfest.com/sponsors/
Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living as “One of the 5 things you need to know in the South right now”, Tomato Art Fest was also voted “Best Festival” in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls (!! thank you, Nashville !!)
Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.
A percentage of proceeds benefit Friends Of Shelby Park.
Tomato Art Fest is managed by JD Events & Festivals.
If interested in supporting the event, please contact Jack Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.