Food truck Thursday. Enjoy a gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event will take place every other Thursday through the fall.

MAY 30-31

Nashville Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo

This event is your opportunity to meet with representatives from top franchise concepts who want to expand or develop in the area. Plus, free educational seminars with industry professionals and free legal, financing and business planning advice. Music City Center. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information:

Music City Sports Festival

Clinics, open to participants ages 5-18, cover basketball, hockey, football, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, martial arts, archery, fishing, softball, running volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading and more. Music City Center. $5 for single day, $8 for both. Information:


Real Estate Investors Network

Rutherford County Subgroup. Meets the first Monday of each month - No registration required, open to members and guests. 6:15 p.m. Keller Williams Real Estate Office, 450 St. Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro. Information: Additional May opportunities:

  • Tuesday, June 2: DEALS, DEALS, DEALS Subgroup. An opportunity to learn where investors find deals, sell deals, and to learn about the mechanics of various sorts of deals. 6:20 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200., Nashville.
  • Thursday, June 4: REIN Lunch Network. Meet in a small group and enjoy lunch together with like-minded investors. Share your deals you’d like to sell / buy. Present deals you know about that would interest investors. Discuss trends and hot real estate topics of interest to the experienced and active real estate group members. 11:15 a.m., Anatolia’s Restaurant, 48 White Bridge Rd, Nashville.
  • Saturday, June 6: REIN Homes Tour. The Rehab Homes Tours are a long-standing REIN offering that is widely viewed by those attending as one of the most beneficial educational opportunities available to REIN members and guests because it provides a unique, hands-on opportunity to visit and talk with several REIN members who are actually “making it happen” on a day-in, day-out basis with their properties in the Nashville area. Typically, those on the tour will visit 4-5 properties that REIN members are currently renovating for rental or re-sale. 8 a.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.
  • Monday, June 8: General Meeting. Featured presentation (7-9 p.m.): Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Rental Cash Flow with “Mr. Landlord,” Jeffrey Taylor, who will share his newest info and technology to fill our vacancies faster, keep good tenants longer, and maximize the rent we get. Breakout sessions 5:30-6:20 p.m.
  • Monday, June 15: Landlording subgroup: Meets every Third Monday of the Month. 6:30-8 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, June 16: DEALS, DEALS, DEALS Subgroup. An opportunity to learn where investors find deals, sell deals, and to learn about the mechanics of various sorts of deals. 6:20 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200., Nashville.
  • Thursday, June 18: Williamson County Lunch Meeting: Meets the third Thursday of the month, bringing together serious, experienced real estate investors. 11:15 a.m., The Egg and I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.


Chamber East Metro Council Candidate Forum

With 28 of the 40 Metro Council seats up for election, this year’s Metro Council elections are especially important. This forum is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Police Department East Precinct, 936 East Trinity Lane, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3053615-743-3053


8th Annual Taste of Gallatin

The event showcases restaurants, caterers, groceries and other businesses in the Gallatin area. Tickets ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) are on sale at Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, 118 West Main Street, and Perkins Drugs & Gift Shop, 532 Hartsville Pike. Information:

JUNE 5-6

4th annual Drive 4 Dinger Celebrity Golf Tournament

The event, held at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, is held in memory of former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger raises money for the foundation’s Meals 2 Heal program. Olympic skater Scott Hamilton has agreed to lead the lineup of celebrities for 2015. The two-day event will begin on Friday evening with a dinner and auction at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links Clubhouse. Patrons will enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction before dinner, live auction and special entertainment. Tickets to the dinner and Auction are sold separately at $75 per ticket / $125 per couple (tables also available). Saturday registration for golf begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. The shotgun start is at 1:30. An awards dinner will follow play at approximately 6:30 p.m. Single golfer: $500; foursome: $1,600. Information: 615-669-6058615-669-6058,


Putting on the Ritz Gala at Rock Castle

A 1920s-style soiree at Historic Rock Castle, along the shores of Old Hickory Lake, in Hendersonville. Featuring: family-style dinner, silent auction for five trips, the music of ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox, contests; jazz dance expo and dancing. Period attire admired but not required. Funds raised benefit the preservation of Historic Rock Castle, Walter Durham Annual Scholarship and Children’s Historic Educational programs. $95 per person. Information:


Metro Nashville Mayoral Candidate Conversation

Join members of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for a mayoral candidate conversation with candidates Megan Barry, Charles Robert Bone, David Fox, Bill Freeman, Howard Gentry, Jeremy Kane and Linda Eskind Rebrovick. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Music City Center, Room 104, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3063615-743-3063.


Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

Learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber's mission of creating regional economic prosperity. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3063615-743-3063.


Zoo Outdoor Movie Series

Nashville Zoo’s outdoor movie series. Guests can pack a picnic, put down a blanket and enjoy “Ice Age” as the sun goes down. Zoovies take place after the Zoo closes at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy inflatables and games, face painters and rides on the Wild Animal Carousel. Additional dates include:

  • Sept. 4: How to Train Your Dragon

Zoovies are included with Zoo admission or membership. For non-members arriving after the Zoo closes at 6 p.m., the cost is $6. Wild Animal Carousel and face painting are additional fees.


Business Studio Workshop: CEO Health - Developing Keystone Behaviors

Dana El Gammal, creator of The 7 Habits of Healthy People (a collaboration with FranklinCovey to bring the power of Dr. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits to Wellness), and founder and CEO of InspireHealth, will introduce his process for adopting and executing keystone habits and goals around the four dimensions of health: body, heart, mind and spirit. 8-9:30 p.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3060615-743-3060.


Chamber West Metro Council Candidate Forum

Network with business and community leaders while meeting the candidates for Metro Council in districts 23, 24, 25 and 34. 8-9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3063615-743-3063.


Chamber North Metro Council Candidate Forum

network with business and community leaders while meeting the candidates for Metro Council in districts 1, 2, 3 and 19. Information:, 615-743-3063615-743-3063.