What’s Cooking in the Park: 8/20 – 8/23

Opening Weekend Shakespeare in the Park 2015 / Photo by Rick Malkin

Opening Weekend Shakespeare in the Park 2015 / Photo by Rick Malkin

It’s time for the second weekend of Shakespeare in the Park! Who else is gonna be there? Lots of fun people, a few dogs and some great vendors and talented musicians. We’ve got the whole line-up for the weekend right here so that you can cater the night to your liking. Make the night everything you want it to be!

Side Note: We will be catering a picnic for our Royal Package VIPs every night. Not a VIP? You can be! Find out how to experience Shakespeare in the Park in style.

Here’s what’s cooking this weekend:

Talking Shakespeare

Photo by Rick Malkin

Photo by Rick Malkin

Come to the TOUT Tent (“The Onward and Upward Tent”) in back of the seating area from 6-6:30pm before each performance for a pre-show chat about Henry V and Shakespeare. Join local scholars to ask questions, join in a lively discussion, and learn something new about Shakespeare!

Thursday, 8/20 & Sunday, 8/23

Dr. Marcia McDonald, Professor of English at Belmont University, a specialist in Shakespeare and a member of the NSF Board.

Friday, 8/21

Dr. Samantha Morgan-Curtis, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Tennessee State University and a specialist in Early Modern English literature with an emphasis in gender studies.

Saturday, 8/22

Dr. Leah Marcus, Edwin Mims Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, and an internationally recognized specialist in Shakespeare.

Pre-show Entertainment

Photo by Rick Malkin

Photo by Rick Malkin

This weekend, as with all upcoming weekends, we’ll be joined in the park by some wonderfully talented musicians (and we mean besides the amazing talents of The Princely Players, who join us onstage every night). So, who’s going to be delighting you at the park this week?

All pre-show performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 8/20
Grasstime

Friday 8/21
Chaz McKinney

Saturday 8/22
The Princely Players

Sunday 8/23
The Arcadian Wild

Many of these musicians will have music available in the Nashville Shakes tent during their performances. They’re all performing in the park for free, so if you like what you hear, support them!

Food Vendors

Photo by Rick Malkin

Photo by Rick Malkin

We like to see what people pull out of their picnic baskets every night at the park, but just because you can bring your own food, doesn’t mean you have too. Every week, we’re joined in the park by several food vendors. What will you find to snack on this weekend?

Thursday 8/20

Jeni’s Ice Cream
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn

Friday 8/21

Crepe A Diem
Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn

Saturday 8/22

Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
King Tut’s
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn

Sunday 8/23

Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
King Tut’s
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn

Stop by, grab a snack and say hello! See you at the park!

Henry V will run through September 13th at Centennial Park in Nashville. More info here.

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