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 Contest, take an Italian Wine Class, and enjoy music from Nathan Pacheco, and more!

Schedule of Events

Buy VIP tickets for music and dinner with Nathan Pacheco on Saturday. Click below to sign up for our other exciting events!


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


10:00 TSU Commercial Music Ensemble
12:00 Merging Blue
1:15 Lynn Becker
2:30 Kathy Chiavola
2:30 FREE Wine Tasting
2:00 Kathy Chiavola
3:15 Lynn Becker
3:00 Meatball Eating Contest
3:30 Devin Williams
4:30 FREE Wine Tasting
4:00 Eight O’Five Jive
5:00 TBA
6:00 Enzo Cilento with Patti Franklin
6:30 FREE Wine Tasting
7:00 Tyler Ray Jacobson (American Idol)
7:30 Radio Daze
8:30 Nathan Pacheco


10:00 TBA
11:00 Patti Franklin
12:00 Tom Shinness
1:00 Bobby Cochran
1:30 FREE Wine Tasting
2:00 John Swaim
3:30 Erik Blue Band
3:00 Meatball Eating Contest
5:30 FREE Wine Tasting
5:00 Announcements and Closing Ceremony
* - All Weekend • - Weather Permitted


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 parkingĀ  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.


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