TOMATO ART FEST 2017

Schedule of Events

  • WED AUG. 9
    
    TOMATO STORY TIME AT THE INGLEWOOD LIBRARY
    
    TIME: 10:30 a.m. | WHERE: Inglewood Library | 4312 Gallatin Pike
    
    COST: Free! | CONTACT: Mr. Andrew, 615.862.5866
    
    It’s tomato time at the Inglewood Branch of the Nashville Public Library! Join us for an entertaining story time that celebrates the great uniter, the TOMATO! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5, all featuring our juicy garden friend! Don’t miss this fruit and vegebration!
    
    
    FRI  AUG .11
    
    TOMATO ART PREVIEW PARTY
    
    TIME: 6-9 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery | 1106 Woodland St.
    
    COST: $25 (reservations required)
    
    CONTACT: 615.226.2070 |
    
    meg@artandinvention.com
    
    Always a popular event, the Tomato Art Preview Party offers the art lover a wonderful night of sights, sounds, and flavors! Partygoers get to be the first to view this year’s tomato art while enjoying tasty tomato treats. Special thanks to our sponsors: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Walker Feed Co and Deep Eddy Vodka.
    
    TOMATO ART FEST KICK-OFF CONCERT
    
    TIME : 6-11 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Beyond the Edge parking lot | 112 S. 11th St.
    
    COST: Free!
    
    Sit down and enjoy a delicious meal from our food vendors in our lighted food court next to Bongo Java East and cross the street for exciting performances from these talented local acts!
    
    7:00 p.m. Waterfall Wash
    
    8:15 p.m. Becca Mancari
    
    9:30 p.m. Futurebirds
    
    WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
    
    TIME : 7 p.m.
    
    WHERE:11th between
    
    Woodland & Holly
    
    COST: Free!
    
    Largest gathering of people dressed as Fruits and Vegetables Gear up and help us break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruit and vegetables. Don’t have anything to wear? Come out anyway, and we will help you get dressed up.
    
    
    SATURDAY AUG. 12
    
    EAST NASHVILLE TOMATO 5K
    
    Hosted by the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA
    
    START TIMES: Children’s Fun Run: 7 a.m. | Tomato 5K: 7:30 a.m.
    
    WHERE: 7th & Woodland (East Park)
    
    WHAT: Fundraising event for the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville
    
    REGISTRATION: http://give.ymcamidtn.org/events/tomato5k
    
    CONTACT: Ronald Gooch, 615.228.5225
    
    Whether you jog, walk, or run, this exciting race will take runners through the heart of Historic East Nashville’s neighborhoods! After the race, stick around for the Tomato Art Fest and make a day of it!
    
    DECORATE YOUR BIKE FOR THE PARADE!
    
    Hosted by Eastside Cycles
    
    TIME: 8:30 a.m.
    
    WHERE: Eastside Cycles | 103 S. 11th St.
    
    CONTACT: 615.469.1079 | bikeseastside@gmail.com
    
    Come to Eastside Cycles at 8:30 a.m. and decorate your bike to ride in the Tomato Art Fest Parade! Just bring your favorite decorations, and we’ll have a supply of shiny, tomatoey things, too!
    
    TOMATO ART FEST “PUSH, PULL, & WEAR PARADE”
    
    TIME: Line up: 8:30 a.m. | Parade: 9 a.m. sharp
    
    WHERE: Starts:12th & Russell | Ends: in the center of 5 Points
    
    Team Tomato wants you to participate by building a float that can be pushed, pulled, carried, or worn on your body. Entries for the parade are limited so sign up early. It is free to participate.
    
    TOMATO ART FEST VENDOR MARKETPLACE
    
    TIME: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    
    WHERE: 5 Points area
    
    Over 200 vendors will arrive early to tempt and delight you with their wares! Come experience this wonderful collection of artists, small businesses, and fabulous food. Our vendors aim to please!
    
    EEUMC’S TOMATO ART KIDFEST 2017
    
    Hosted by East End United Methodist Church
    
    TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | WHERE: 12th & Holly
    
    CONTACT: Kim Kennedy at kjkennedy23@yahoo.com or 615.715.4164
    
    Once again, children of all ages are invited to the Tomato Art KIDFEST, a celebration of community fun just for kids (and their families) during the 14th Annual Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville. FREE activities will include inflatable fun with a water slide and bounce houses, FREE popsicles, FREE “tomato head” hair painting and a FREE kid’s craft.
    
    BIKE VALET:
    
    Hosted by Tomato Art Fest
    
    TIME: 10 to 6 p.m.
    
    WHERE: 11th & Woodland
    
    Why drive & struggle with parking, when you can bike to the festival? Members of Walk/Bike Nashville will park your bike while you enjoy the festival.
    
    TOMATO ART FEST COOKING STAGE
    
    Hosted by Tomato Art Fest
    
    TIME: 10 to 6 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Grass lot next to Bongo Java
    
    Enjoy cooking demonstrations by chefs from your favorite East Nashville restaurants, including Two Ten Jack, Calypso Cafe East, Local Taco, Burger Up, Rumours East, The Pharmacy, and more.
    
    BOBBING FOR TOMATOES | TOMATO
    
    TOSS
    
    Hosted by Wags & Whiskers
    
    TIME: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Wags & Whiskers (At 5 Points, between Red Door
    
    & 5 Spot, under the Hip Zipper)
    
    CONTACT: 615.228.9249
    
    Bobbing for (real) tomatoes, tossing (faux) tomatoes at a target, prizes, treats for the pooches, wading pools to cool hot paws … it’s all about fun for pets and those who love them!
    
    FAUX PAW FASHION SHOW:
    
    TIME: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    
    WHERE: Contest Stage
    
    COST: $10 entry fee (Proceeds go to support EAST C.A.N.)
    
    If you like to dress up your pet and parade it around town, then this event was made for you! The Faux Paw Fashion Show is open to pets of all species and doubles as a costume contest to see who can dress their dog, cat, bird, monkey, lizard, ferret, reptile, marsupial, insect, etc. in the best-looking tomato-inspired outfit ever dreamed into existence!
    
    TOMATO FAIRY & ELF CONTEST
    
    Hosted by Fairy Tales Bookstore
    
    TIME: 11 a.m.
    
    WHERE: Fairy Tales Bookstore | 114 S. 11th St.
    
    CONTACT: 615.915.1960
    
    Get out the glitter, gather your wings, hats, twinkle-toed shoes, and put on your elf ears, for Fairy Tales Bookstore is having a Tomato Fairy & Elf costume contest! The contest is open to all ages and genders, with prizes for all contestants. Judges will award GRAND prizes in 3 categories:
    
    • Most Creative • Best Costume (under 13 years old)
    
    • Best Costume (13 years and up)
    
    Grand Prize is a $30 gift card to Fairy Tales. Plan to join us for the Parade starting at 9 a.m.
    
    CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
    
    TIME: 11 a.m-noon
    
    WHERE: Contest Stage
    
    The Tomato, THE uniter of all fruits and vegetables, loves to celebrate even the simple grains. This fun event involves two players tossing bags of corn at a 6-inch hole, 10 yards away. Sound easy? Don’t be fooled! Come show off your skills and walk away king of the Cornhole toss. Advance registration is required. To register, visit tomatoartfest.com.
    
    TOMATO ART FEST HAIKU CONTEST
    
    TIME: 11:30 am (deadline to submit entries is 6 p.m. CST, Sunday, Aug. 6)
    
    WHERE: Contest Stage
    
    CONTACT: tomatohaikucontest@gmail.com
    
    Winners will share their poetic brilliance on-stage at the Tomato Art Fest, and snag some pretty sweet prizes. The annual Tomato Haiku Contest is back! Submit tomato-related haiku in classic 5-7-5 style in these three categories:
    
    Adults, Kids (16 & Under), Humor
    
    Or try the new fruits & veggies free form category limerick, sonnet, prose ... anything goes! It's free to enter the contest, and each person can submit up to five entries to the email address above. Winners will be announced — and prizes awarded — during the
    
    Tomato Art Fest on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the contest stage starting at 11:30 am.
    
    GIANT ICE CREAM SUNDAE EXTRAVAGANZA!
    
    Sponsored by Pied Piper
    
    TIME: Noon
    
    WHERE: Pied Piper
    
    Creamery | 114 S. 11th St.
    
    CONTACT: 615.227.4114
    
    Calling all kids ages 2 -10 to help build the largest ice cream sundae in East Nashville! How do you get to be part of this fun event? Just SHOW UP! And what is the reward for all this “hard” work? You get to eat the ice cream! Really, how does it get any better than that?
    
    BEAUTIFUL TOMATO CONTEST
    
    Hosted by Alegria
    
    TIME: 1-2 p.m. (Entries must be at
    
    Alegria by 1 p.m. to be eligible)
    
    WHERE: Alegria in The Idea Hatchery | 1108 Woodland St.
    
    CONTACT:
    
    alegriagifts@yahoo.com | 615.227.8566
    
    Here is how it works: Take an ordinary tomato and dress, adorn, and decorate it as if it were an entrant in a beauty contest, or headed to a costume party.
    (It helps to think of your tomato as a small, round person who is just ripe to get dressed up and go out on the town!) Winners receive praise and a bunch of swell prizes!
    
    TAF RED HEAD COMPETITION
    
    Sponsored by Tomato Art Fest
    
    TIME: 2-3 p.m.
    
    WHERE: The Contest Stage
    
    No registration needed, just show up with your tomato red locks! This contest is open to all redheads — men, women, boys, girls, and those whose red hair is just not real!
    
    BIGGEST/ LITTLEST/UGLIEST TOMATO CONTEST
    
    TIME: Drop off entries from 9 a.m.-noon |
    
    Winners announced between 1-1:30 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Info booth, 11th &
    
    Woodland
    
    CONTACT:
    
    meg@artandinvention.com
    
    We love ugly tomatoes! That’s right, the uglier the better. We also love those big tomatoes and the teeny weenie ones, too! Enter your Ugliest Tomato, Biggest Tomato, and Littlest Tomato for a chance to win prizes!
    
    TAF BLOODY MARY COMPETITION
    
    Sponsored by 3 Crow Bar
    
    TIME: 3 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Bloody Mary Stage behind 3 Crow Bar | 1024 Woodland St.
    
    CONTACT: 615.262.3345
    
    Who has the best Bloody Mary recipe in all the land? Come to the Bloody Mary Stage as 10 finalists vie for the title of BEST Bloody Mary of 2017. Who knows, if you get lucky, you might just get to taste the winning entry! Emceed and judged by a panel of experts!
    
    *Call 3 Crow Bar for details on how to apply online for entry in the contest.
    
    
    TOMATO ART FEST MUSIC LINEUP
    
    37206 STAGE PRESENTED BY XFINITY
    
    Presented by Tomato Art Fest
    
    TIME: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    
    WHERE: Beyond the Edge parking lot | 112 S. 11th St.
    
    11 a.m. YEAH! Southern Girls Rock Camp
    
    Noon Academy of Rock
    
    1 p.m. Fanny’s House of Music presents Queens of Noise
    
    (Teen Runaways Tribute Band)
    
    2 p.m. Jess Nolan
    
    3 p.m. Parker Gispert of The Whigs
    
    4 p.m. Josie Dunne
    
    5 p.m. Morgan Bosman
    
    6 p.m. Skyway Man
    
    7 p.m. Okey Dokey
    
    8 p.m. Smooth Hound Smith
    
    COLD LUNCH
    
    RECORDS STAGE
    
    TIME: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    
    WHERE: 12th & Woodland
    
    10 a.m. Jacob Disedare
    
    11 a.m. Telefones
    
    Noon The Burps
    
    1 p.m. Lean
    
    2 p.m. The Inscape
    
    3 p.m. Big Surr
    
    4 p.m. Microwave Mountain
    
    5 p.m. Ian Ferguson
    
    WOODLAND STAGE
    
    Presented by The Basement East
    
    TIME: Noon-6 p.m.
    
    WHERE: 10th & Woodland
    
    Noon Cali Rodi
    
    1 p.m. Jon Latham
    
    2 p.m. New Respects
    
    3 p.m. Daddy Issues
    
    4 p.m. Them Vibes
    
    5 p.m. Caleb Groh
    
    6 p.m. Eclectic Tuba
    
    MUDDY ROOTS STAGE
    
    TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    
    WHERE: 11th & Russell
    
    9 a.m. DJ Mudfather
    
    10 a.m. Dylan Walshe
    
    11 a.m. DJ Mudfather
    
    Noon Pat Reedy
    
    & the Longtime Goners
    
    1 p.m. DJ Jason Galaz
    
    2 p.m. Tommy Ohs
    
    3 p.m. DJ Jason Galaz
    
    4 p.m. Smoky White Devils