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Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville to feature live music, Bloody Mary garden party, parades

Costumes at the Tomato Art Fest (Photo: Tomato Arts Fest)
Costumes at the Tomato Art Fest (Photo: Tomato Arts Fest)
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Nashville’s 20th annual Tomato Art Fest has announced its entertainment and ticketed events for this summer.

The free, award-winning festival announced this week it will be hosted at Five Points in East Nashville on August 11-12.

The fest will feature live music, tomato-inspired art, tomato themed food and drink vendors, tomato costumes, parades, and more tomato-related activities.

It'll begin with a ticketed PreView event on Thursday, August 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with over 300 tomato art pieces for purchase as well as snacks, drink, and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Tomato Art Show will open to the public:

  • Friday, August 11 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person, the Tomato Art Festival online gallery will be available Friday at 12 p.m.

A kid’s art show is accepting applicants until August 4 and will be displayed on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The live music schedule:

  • Friday, August 11- Teddy and the Rough Riders, Chuck Mead & The Stalwarts, Pet Envy and The Weird Sisters- beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12 at 37206 Main Stage- The Magi followed by Bee Taylor, Friday Night Funk Band, Tim Gent, Gloom Girl MFG, Crumbsnatchers, Willie Pearl and Jive Talk- beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 12 at 11 St. Main Stage- Señora Rachel Rodriguez - Bilingual Song & Story Time, Amanda Fields, Emily Justin, The Sewing Club, Iguanahead, Ryan Scott and OTNES- beginning at 11 a.m.

The annual Tomato Art Fest Push, Pull and Wear parade begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. At 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. will be a ticketed Bloody Mary Garden Party with full size Bloody Marys and a mimosa bar. Tickets can be purchased here.

Tomato Art Fest has been voted “Best Festival” consecutively from 2007-2022 in Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls.

More information on the festival can be found here.

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