Tuesday, May 3

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Music City

When I was a little girl growing up in Texas I celebrated Cinco de Mayo every year in school.  I wore a Mexican embroidered dress, hit a piñata blindfolded and ate homemade tortillas that were made fresh in front of my eyes.  It was a magical holiday, but I had no idea why I was celebrating.  So why is Cinco de Mayo one of America's favorite holidays?


Cinco de Mayo is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. (Source Wikipedia) Today America is a melting pot of all cultures it is now celebrated to unite and embrace all Latin cultures.

So make plans Thursday, May 5th for a fiesta!  Do yourself a favor and dedicate this one evening to celebrate life and be thankful, or do what everybody else does ... get drunk and eat tacos.  There are a lot of festivities going on all weekend in Middle Tennessee, so grab your sombrero and join the party.

On the first Thursday of each month from 5-8 pm Hillsboro Village hosts artists, bands, food & more! You'll find great stores, unique art and music with little snacks in almost every location.  It's a lot of fun a would a great start to a long eventful evening.

Songwriter Showcase at Bluebird Cafe Nashville, TN - May 5th 6-8 PM

USA Songwriting Competition to present a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN. The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and the venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. (www.bluebirdcafe.com)

Sol Restaurant in Historic Downtown Franklin will attempt to break the Guinness Book Record for the Largest Tequila Toast in the world. Main Street will be closed from 4th to 5th Avenues to allow for the festivities. The tequila toast will take place at 7:00 p.m.

SixtyFour at Sopapillas, Franklin, TN - May 5th & 6th 6-8 PM

Come join SixtyFour, Nashville's top Beatles tribute band, at Sopapillas restaurant in Franklin as we help celebrate Cinco De Mayo and Sopapillas 1st Birthday! Call ahead seating recommended (615) 794-9989.

The Harding Art Show Fiesta Friday Party Nashville, TN  -  May 6th 6-9 PM

The 2011 Harding Art Show will be held Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. This year’s show will mark the thirty-sixth year of what has become one of Middle Tennessee’s premier art events. The show highlights fine art available for purchase from over 70 artists from the Southeastern United States.  Open to the public, admission free, Mexican fare with beer, wine, and Margaritas.

Bring your sombrero and your poncho to Nashville's biggest Cinco de Mayo party. Complimentary margaritas, Michelob Ultra, Mexican food, collectors' cups, t-shirts and more await runners at the finish line of the Cinco In The Gulch 5K/10K. The run/walk begins at 5:00 pm and concludes with fireworks and a Cinco de Mayo block party lasting as long as you can still shake your maracas!

Check out more celebration details at HispanicNashville.com and don't forget to be prepared for the party - my muy caliente hand picked Cinco de Mayo must haves from Etsy.com will get you started.  Ole!

Yellow Embroidered Mexican Dress, Vintage Leather Bag
Mexican Sombreros
Vintage Mules, Tile Earrings
Vintage Ice Bucket, Vintage Margarita Glass
Rose Tooled Leather Bag, Leather Tooled Wallet
Sombrero Chip and Dip Bowl, Vintage Mexican Tray
Necklace, Fiesta Leg Warmers


CzechChic said...

Thanks so much for featuring my orange leather wallet! Love your blog! XOXO

Margaret (BohemianSeed on Etsy)

Cori said...

I love this post! Thank you for sharing my miniature tile earrings!!!

Mademoiselle Mermaid said...

Fabulous and fun post!! Love it!! ...Now that you mention, it IS my duty to get drunk and eat tacos this Thursday jajaja:) Count me in!!...Oye! y muchas gracias por incluir mis leg warmers;)