In 2010, I had the arduous task of putting together, from scratch, a major festival in six weeks. With the help and dedication from volunteers of the St.Pius X Church and School, The Nashville Italian Lights Festival was created.
The primary goal of this three day festival is simple:
• Provide income for Education.
• Showcase a historic community.
• Introduce the general public to the ethnicity and flavor of the Italian American community here in Nashville, TN.
Each year thousands of guests enjoy the sights and sounds of this free three day festival. The Nashville Italian Lights Festival continues to grow and provides fun for all ages.
Join us for the annual meatball eating contest. Stomp around in vats of grapes or try your talents at making wine. Join the Bocce Ball Competition, have tea with Mother Goose, just hang out in the beer and wine garden or let your children go free in our supervised Kid’s zone.
Do you have a great recipe for tomato gravy (tomato sauce) or homemade meatballs? That recipe might just win you a cash prize. Do you look like Lucy? Join the I love Lucy Bus and show off your stomping talents!
We feature a diverse array of local and international artist. We provide music on our major stage featuring authentic Italian, big band, rock and everything in-between.
Nashville Italian Lights Festival is located on 8 acres on the historic grounds of St. Pius X Church and School – 2750 Tucker Road.
Friday, September 6th 5:00 – 10:00
Saturday, September 7th 10:00 – 10:00
Sunday, September 8th 10:00 – 6:00
Be captivated by Italy in Nashville. Join us as we celebrate the sights and sounds of all things Italian!
Michael J. King
Owner – Monell’s Restaurants – - Festival Director