Newsworthy updates from Nashville and surrounding areas.

The holidays are around the corner, and we’ve heard from members of our homeowner community who are searching for ways to give back. Today, our recommendations for ten top volunteer opportunities in Middle TN spotlight organizations that serve those in need year-round yet organize special efforts around Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Whether you plan to donate your time, goods, services, or contribute financially, we appreciate each of you. Your generosity and desire to help are emblematic of the beautiful community spirit here in Middle TN. 

If you’re not a resident but will be visiting this holiday season and wish to incorporate philanthropy into your vacation, contact any of the following organizations ahead of your visit. After you’ve gone…

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In years past, heated flooring was a truly luxurious home feature, available in only high-end properties. In this century, though, heated floors are more affordable and reliable, and have gained popularity in every type of home. Tiny houses, apartments, single-family homes—even vans and buses—have either been designed with heated flooring or have been converted in recent years. Still, it’s not all good news when it comes to these comfort-boosting systems. Read on to learn more about some pros and cons of heated flooring.


1.) Compatible With Many Types of Flooring

Let’s first debunk the notion that heated floors can only be installed under tile or stone flooring. While these materials are excellent at conducting radiant heat, a skilled…

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Parks in Green Hills agent's Joan Pinkley and Sam Jovanov have closed a $3.5 million sale on a 0.47-acre property that sits on the northeastern fringe of Edgehill at 924 Eighth Avenue South, just a few blocks from downtown Nashville.

The buyer of this property is the singer-guitarist and producer of the blues-based rock band "The Black Keys", Dan Auerbach. Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound recording studio is located on an adjacent property at 918 Eighth Avenue South. Dan paid $280,000 for that property in September 2010 when his Black Keys bandmate, Patrick Carney, moved to Nashville. This studio is where records like Let's Rock, Yola's Walk Through Fire, Waiting on a Song, and The Pretenders' Alone were produced. The Black Keys founded Easy Eye Sound…

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Fall is finally here! Let the season of fall festivals, bonfires, tailgating, and cooler weather begin! Nashville Oktoberfest is back, as are other local favorites such as Franklin’s Pumpkinfest and Nashville Zoo’s Ghouls at Grassmere. New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

October 6: Nashville Cultural Festival
Centennial Park | Nashville In a city where one in six residents is foreign-born, the Nashville Cultural Festival is a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live! This festival is free and features a variety of dance and musical performances, authentic and exotic food vendors, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a…

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As we close in on the end of summer, it looks likes we’re ending the season with a bang! Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is back, as are other local favorites such as the 31st Annual Greek Festival and the Middle TN Highland Games & Celtic Festival! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

September 7-8: Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage | Nashville

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival is getting ready for the fourth annual gathering! There will be plenty of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors. This year they will also be kicking off the festival with an evening…

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As we head into the end of summer, we’re gearing up for a busy month! Live on the Green is back as in other local favorites such as the Williamson County Fair and the Tomato Art Fest! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

August 3-11: Williamson County Fair
Ag Expo Park | Franklin

Enjoy the last days of summer at the Williamson County Fair! From traditional food and attractions to entertainment and competitions, this family-friendly event is beloved by all! This year, they’ve added a number of new attractions including dinosaur exhibits, the Matterhorn ride, and more!

August 9, 16, 23, and 30th- September 1: Live on the Green
Public Square Park | Nashville

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A note on tickets for these events: although Let Freedom Sing, Live on the Green, and Musician’s corner are free events, the other festivals require tickets or passes, which can sell out almost immediately. Follow the FAQ links for each festival to learn more and plan your festival experiences.


Nashville | September 11 – 16 | Festival wristbands: $75

Hailed as “The coolest music scene today” by The New York Times, AMERICANAFEST is a 6-day full immersion experience. With 500 events taking place at over 60 of Nashville’s hottest venues, this festival promises to be well worth the remarkably modest price.

AMERICANAFEST is the music festival for true music lovers. Although it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you’re there…

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May is here! As the weather gets warmer, more and more events are popping up all over Middle Tennessee! From charities to food to music, we are filling up our weekends with these amazing events and we hope you’ll join us! As always, we are looking forward to eating lots of great food, listening to music, and enjoying the strong community that you feel all over Middle Tennessee.

May 2: The Big Payback

Online | Everywhere!

Ok, so we’ve talked about The Big Payback a lot but we just can’t help it! We’re so excited that it’s finally time! Head over to their website on the 2nd to support your favorite Middle Tennessee non-profit in all that they do!

May 4-5: Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park | Nashville

Kick off May with this great free…

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We are so excited for the Big Payback! It’s coming up on May 2nd so we want to make sure everyone is as prepared and excited as we are! There are hundreds of wonderful non-profits participating in this event. We hope you do your research and choose causes to support. Donation links will be added to each organizations page the day of the Big Payback for you to be able to participate! If you are looking for some ideas, we would love to share organizations that are near and dear to the Parks’ Family!

1. Nashville Humane Association

The Humane Society is a well-known, well-respected, and established non-profit in our area that does wonderful work protecting and saving our furry friends! Their Community Foundation profile gives amazing amounts of…

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