Go to a food truck festival in Green Hills, attend Brooks & Dunn panel: 4 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Aug. 23-24

Cousins Maine Lobster will be among the more than 20 food trucks in attendance at the Green Hills Food Truck Festival on Aug. 24.

Cousins Maine Lobster will be among the more than 20 food trucks in attendance at the Green Hills Food Truck Festival on Aug. 24.

From an inaugural food truck festival in Green Hills to a family-friendly event at Belmont University, here are four things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville.


Listen to music under the starts at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Aug. 23-24
Enjoy two evenings of song and symphony on Cheekwood’s Swan Lawn, featuring the Music City Hit-Makers, a group of symphony musicians and songwriters behind country hits. 7:30-10 p.m. $45 (Cheekwood members), $55 (nonmembers). Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 615-356-8000. www.cheekwood.org





Attend a panel discussion with Brooks & Dunn
Aug. 24
To mark the duo's new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, "Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon," Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and manager Clarence Spalding will attend a panel discussion to share personal stories as well as photos, videos and recordings. The program is free with the purchase of museum admission, according to event organizers. 2-3:30 p.m. $25.95. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Ave. S., Nashville. 615-416-2001. www.countrymusichalloffame.org





Visit Belmont University for annual family-friendly festival
Aug. 24
Join Belmont University for the college's annual Battle of the Belmont Bands. The event, which is open to the public, features student and alumni bands, food trucks, art vendors, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and more, according to the university. 4:30-10 p.m. Free (admission). Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 615-460-6000. www.belmont.edu





Try something new at the Green Hills Food Truck Festival
Aug. 24
More than 20 Nashville Food Truck Association food trucks will be in attendance at the inaugural Green Hills Food Truck Festival. In addition to food trucks, the four-hour event also features music and inflatables. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free (admission). Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville. 615-297-5303. https://www.facebook.com/events/woodmont-baptist-church/green-hills-food-truck-festival/2867280119955764/


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