Showing posts from May, 2017

Chinese Lantern Festival Debuts at The Fairgrounds Nashville

    China Lights: Illuminating the Fairgrounds As the sun goes down The Fairgrounds Nashville transforms into a dramatic display of color, light, and sound at the first festival of its kind in the South. China Lights : Illuminating the Fairgrounds is a celebration of Asian culture featuring 30 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays, stage performances highlighting folk-culture, entertainment and activities, and a bustling marketplace. Lantern Displays After passing through the Welcome Gate, visitors may find that each display is more magical than the last. Over the past month, 15 artisans from China have been on-site creating welded metal frames, lighting the frames from within using various types and colors of LED lights, covering the framework in brilliantly colored fabric, and hand-painting finishing touches. Among the components emerging from the process are glowing flowers, phoenix, dragon and pandas.  Using a special technique, artisans in China create

$2.1 Million Raised During "Waiting for Wishes" Celebrity Waiters Dinner over 16 years!

Kevin Carter,  NFL veteran, Super Bowl Champion and College Game Day Analyst on ESPNU and co-host Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts held the  16 th Annual Kevin Carter’s “Waiting for Wishes” Celebrity Waiters Dinner at The Palm Restaurant on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 .  The star-studded event benefitted  The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish ® Middle Tennessee.  The event raised funds to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Nashville’s premier celebrity event raised $125,000 at this year's event and has now raised more than $2.1 million for charity since its inception in 2002.   50+ Celebrities joined in to wait tables, sign autographs and perform at Waiting for Wishes 2017.  Jay DeMarcus, Kevin Carter, Beth Torres and Ben Hanback  The sold out celebrity event was an exclusive, VIP evening where Carter and DeMarcus invited professional athletes, country music artists and various celebrities from all over the country t