Tickets: ONLY $2 | Kids under 3 FREE | FREE Parking

The 5th Annual Italian Lights Festival celebrates three days of culture and cuisine from the old country, in a family-friendly environment. Enter the Meatball Eating and Grape Stomping Contests, take part in FREE Wine Tastings (Sat. & Sun. only), enjoy live music from Nathan Pacheco, and more!

Schedule of Events

Buy VIP tickets for music and dinner with Nathan Pacheco on Saturday! Peruse our entire 3-day line-up below and  sign up for  events like the Meatball Eating Contests and Grape Stomping Competitions!


5:00 Soul Choir
6:00 Opening Ceremony (Patti Franklin sings Italian and US National Anthems)
6:30 Will Sevier and Friends
7:50 Ray Vega Ensemble
7:30 Celica Westbrook (The Voice)
8:30 Denny Jiosa Jazz Band


10:00 TSU Commercial Music Ensemble
11:45 Madge Ross
11:30 Announcements / Italian Singalong
12:00 Merging Blue
1:15 Lynn Becker
1:30 Grape Stomping Competition (12 & under)
2:30 FREE Wine Tasting
2:00 Kathy Chiavola
3:00 Meatball Eating Contest
3:30 Devin Williams
4:30 FREE Wine Tasting
4:00 Eight O’Five Jive
4:30 Grape Stomping Competition (Adult)
5:00 Tom Shinness
6:00 Enzo Cilento with Patti Franklin
6:30 FREE Wine Tasting
7:00 Tyler Ray Jacobson (American Idol)
7:30 Radio Daze
7:00 Grape Stomping Competition (Adult)
8:30 Nathan Pacheco


10:00 Patti Franklin
11:00 Stacy Ries Snyder
1:00 Bobby Cochran
1:30 FREE Wine Tasting
1:00 Grape Stomping Competition (12 & under)
2:00 John Swaim
2:00 Grape Stomping Competition (Adult)
3:30 Erik Blue Band
3:00 Meatball Eating Contest
5:30 FREE Wine Tasting
5:00 Announcements and Closing Ceremony
12:00 Rino Calandra
* - All Weekend • - Weather Permitting


The Italian Lights Festival is located on the beautiful grounds of St. Pius X School.

From Buena Vista Pike, take a slight left on Tucker Rd. The festival and parking  will be on the right.

St. Pius X School
2750 Tucker Road
Nashville, TN 37218

Become A Vendor

The Italian Lights Festival anticipates over 25,000 in attendance this Fall. Secure your spot NOW! The event committee must approve all vendors.

Fields marked with a * are required.


Become a sponsor and join us in supporting education one meatball at a time! Sponsorships NOW AVAILABLE. Click here to inquire.