Loving the Labor Day Weekend, in and around Nashville

Labor Day 2017Labor Day is commemorated on the first Monday in September. The holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

In addition, many regard the Labor Day weekend as last big outdoor hurrah of the summer season. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we realize how hard you have worked all year and Labor Day is the perfect occasion to say farewell to summer and have a little fun. Here are just a few of the events going on in Music City this weekend, there is something for everyone!

  • Cavalia Odysseo opens August 30th and run through September 17th, under the white big top near Opryland at Briley Pkwy. at exit 12. Cavalia Odysseo is the largest touring production on Earth, the immersive theatrical experience features 65 magnificent horses and 50 talented riders, acrobats, dancers, and musicians under a big top the size of a football field.

Nashville Labor Day Celebrations

 

  • First Saturday Art Crawl @ Nashville’s 5th Avenue of the Arts – September 2nd. Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience. The Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl spans across all of downtown, allowing you to see everything at 5th Avenue of the Arts5th Avenue South, and in The Historic Arcade.

Movie night on the grass

  • Zoovie Night ft. Zootopia @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – September 1st. Family- friendly Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel and zipline! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo. This Labor Day weekend, Zootopio is the featured movie.

And of course, what is Labor Day without fireworks…Labor Day Fireworkds in Nashville

 

  • Fireworks @ Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort – September 3rd. Fireworks at Nashville Shores are like two shows in one with the beautiful reflections of color on Percy Priest Lake. Fireworks will begin at dusk at approximately 8:30 p.m. The park hours on all firework days are 10 am – 8 pm.
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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, make sure your outside living area gets special treatment so you can extend enjoyment into the cooler months ahead. Nashville outdoor lighting is the perfect way to enhance the function and versatility of all your outdoor spaces! Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call to learn more at  (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we love our Preds!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we support our local teams. Whether it is the Titans or our numerous local college teams, our heart is in Tennessee. Our love for the Nashville Predators runs deep as they reach the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in the franchise’s history. The Preds and their fans are the talk of the sports world and beyond, evidenced by recent articles in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and USA Today, just to name a few.

Now that the Preds have defeated the mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the music city is now being referred to as “Smashville” as they head to the finals.One more challenge stands between the Predators and their first championship. They must either unseat the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins or derail the upstart Ottawa Senators. The winner of that Eastern Conference series, which could be determined as soon as Tuesday if the Penguins win Game 6, will host the Predators in Game 1 on Monday.

If you look closely, your will see our own Bob Lyons Jr., helping to hold the sign at a recent Preds. game.

The excitement in Nashville is palpable as we prepare for Monday nights game — Memorial Day, a fitting way to add to the holiday weekend ahead. The Tennessean posted the most recent schedule of the finals, it is as follows:

May 29: Game 1 at Pittsburgh/Ottawa (NBC)

May 31: Game 2 at Pittsburgh/Ottawa (NBC SN)

June 3: Game 3 at Nashville (NBC SN)

June 5: Game 4 at Nashville (NBC)

x — June 8: Game 5 at Pittsburgh/Ottawa (NBC)

x — June 11: Game 6 at Nashville (NBC)

x — June 14: Game 7 at Pittsburgh/Ottawa (NBC)

x — if necessary

The entire team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is rooting for the Preds. Rest assured, when it comes to local team dedication and support, we have our pucks (and our hearts) on the ice with you!

 

 

Come see us at the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show this weekend!

ag-showThe Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Show Dates and Hours

February 3-5, 2017
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 27th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

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— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Color Saturation outdoor lighting is perfect for the holidays, or anytime you want a burst of color!

nashville-colorful-holiday-outdoor-lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the region’s innovator when it comes to cutting-edge outdoor lighting technologies. We are poised to provide our clients with the highest-quality outdoor lighting, with the best design while staying above the curve of trending technology. One of our newest outdoor lighting introductions this season is our color saturation LED outdoor lighting.

WOW! The dramatic images shown below using color saturation on this home in Brentwood, TN, speak volumes of the drama you could create for the upcoming holidays, special occasions or anytime you want to add pizzaz to your outdoor lighting scheme. You can also see more images of this amazing design by visiting our Houzz gallery.

Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.

A rainbow of colors is possible with Nashville RGB LED outdoor lightingTraditional colored LED outdoor lighting is grand, however our color saturation LED outdoor lighting takes colored to a whole new level allowing you to change the color of your LED’s and your freedom of expression on a whim! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is now offering this capability for use with our LED up lighting and down lighting landscape lighting designs. This technonolgy allows you to use RGB LED controllers via  Bluetooth controls to create unique lighting effects using our RGB LED lights.This means you can customize the color of your lighting any time you want, and just as easily return to traditional clear, at the drop of a hat.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

If you would like to learn more about this new and innovative outdoor lighting technology, and more cutting edge options for your property, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville Special Event Lighting Offers Design, Install and Removal for a Worry-Free Event!

Belle Meade TN Birthday Party Outdoor Temporary Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville does a lot of special event and temporary lighting around Music City for innumerable commercial and residential special events. We work with many wedding planners and party coordinators to add decadent flair to evening celebrations of all kinds, and we recently had such an opportunity in the prestigious Belle Meade area where we had the challenge of lighting a long tablescape under the stars. We hung our orb lights over the table and it looked as these globes were simply floating above the guests. The mood set once the sun goes down is magical and it was a big hit!

We offer permanent and temporary lighting for special events, so if you’ve got a backyard or outdoor venue where you’d like to host a fabulous affair during the twilight hours—we can give your event tons of sparkle and glimmer that will promote an unforgettable feel your guests will always remember. We can light a party tent, the property around it so your guests can easily navigate around and we can generate fabulous atmosphere thanks to elegantly staged fixtures that are strategically hung so as to make a memorable impact. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville collaborates with many event planners and homeowners on an annual basis to make their outdoor event spellbindingly theatrical.

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

We can create any mood you are looking for, including using our festival style string lights that offer a romantic café vibe. We can use our orb lights like we did in Belle Meade and hang them under tree limbs for a truly ethereal feel, we can use colored lights, swag lights, twinkling lights or give the whole area a wash of moonlight. Our lighting designers can customize any look you want to achieve at a reasonable price point, and best of all, when the party is over we come right back out and remove everything so you can go about your business. We make set up and removal easy!

Nashville wedding & special event lighting

We service Nashville and the surrounding areas, and help you create gorgeous displays for virtually any event you can host outdoors: weddings, birthdays, reunions, a business event or any other outdoor celebration you want to illuminate in a beautiful way. Plus, we enable your guests to safely and easily get around the grounds or your backyard easily so they can have plenty of visibility and feel comfortable walking around no matter how late the party goes. If you want a party under the shimmer of the stars, we can help you achieve a breathtaking setting your guests will not soon forget.

Belle Meade TN Special Event and Outdoor Party Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s event lighting team will give you the perfect look and our packages include the design services, installation and then we take everything down when your party is done. You will have a hassle-free experience, and we take great care with any structure we will be illuminating including tents, canopies, trees, garden beds and more.

Trust us to get your outdoor evening party sparkling! Let us handle your temporary lighting plan with ease so you don’t have to worry about it. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Memphis BBQ Contest Showcases Nationwide Talent and Gets Us Thinking about Illuminating Your Outdoor Kitchen and Grill Area for Summer

Nashville SkylineBeing part of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is something we absolutely love to do as a team. We enjoy meeting clients, being creative with lighting and we are always up to a challenge when it comes to making things work in the most unique situations to give our customers exactly what they want. We also love to support Nashville’s local community events and give back whenever we can.

Springtime means barbecue time!We’ve participated in many fun events such as the Memphis In May BBQ competition with the team at Peg Leg Porkers, which brings in the county’s best BBQ teams for a cook off while raising awareness that provides education, international and economic program opportunities for the people of Memphis. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it this year, but we wanted to tip our hat to the Peg Leg Porkers team for their stellar effort this year.

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is quite a big deal for those of us with our hearts deep in BBQ, and it’s no different than ranking in a golf major or even the Kentucky Derby. They take barbeque seriously in the Memphis area, so it’s no surprise its home to this event. Any team taking the top three slots garners some pretty significant bragging rights throughout the entire USA and the BBQ world. Judging is serious business and determining the final winner in various categories is quite the heart-stopper.

Peg Leg Porker

To taste some fabulous BBQ in Nashville, definitely drop by Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch for some certified world-class barbecue and to congratulate the team.

Nashville’s own  Peg Leg Porker founder and owner, Carey Bringle, is a veteran of the Memphis in May contestant, but has never ended up in one of the coveted top-3 finalist spots.But this year was different as Bringle fielded two teams, one in his traditional category of Pork Shoulder and a second smaller team competing in Whole Hog. A brand-new competition trailer hauled everything they needed to compete, including one of his new line of smokers that he is selling, specifically the BMF-200. Fantastically, they came in third place and faced some stiff competition!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Task lighting within an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

If you live in Music City and you want to get your own BBQ groove going, we can add real value to your backyard grilling and smoking experience thanks to task lighting that makes the job easy no matter what time you are flipping meat. Your outdoor kitchen and deck/patio area will not only look great, but it will work hard for you to ensure you know exactly when the brisket is done and ready to eat. Proper visibility to cook, serve and dine is an important part of any outdoor barbeque zone, so why not let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville help you get it summer ready so you can show off your grilling skills to family and friends.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to get your backyard in gear for outdoor dining and fun! Phone us at 615-373-0638, or by email at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor festival lighting is all the rave in Nashville — but keep in mind all festival lighting is NOT created equal!

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Festival outdoor lighting recently completed in Nashville, TN, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that all festoon, festival and decorative outdoor café lighting is the same! If you compare those made and installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville versus those found at your big box or home improvement stores, you will be amazed at how much betters ours are by a stretch! First of all, our permanent festival lighting is made right here in the USA and is also made to LAST for years, and not just one or two seasons. If you are going to invest in festival overhead lighting, make sure you invest in a product that can stand the test of time and can resist the varied weather here in Nashville; such as the sun, rain, wind, snow and ice.

Nashville backyard festival lighting

We can recreate the same magic in your residential or commercial outdoor space!

Our festival lighting entails using commercial grade lighting suspended by heavy wire so it doesn’t sag over time. We professionally install everything we sell so that you can be sure it is safe, hung properly and provides a custom look that is all your own. We also ensure it is suspended with corrosion resistant hooks exactly where you want them so that it provides a gorgeous overhead lighting effect for years to come. Unlike those cheap string lights that only look like café lights, our bulbs don’t crack, yellow or fill with water. This can be highly dangerous and can cause your breakers to trip, and shock or even a fire. Don’t risk your family’s safety on cheap fixtures!

Our festoon lighting uses LED bulbs so that they are low-wattage, last 50,000+ hours and are easy on the wallet. We offer you clear, white and a rainbow of colors so that you can customize the look and change them out during any time of the year such as the holidays. It’s great to have options!

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

We’ve replaced plenty of inferior so-called café lights that our competitors are selling, and you can be assured theirs are nothing more than cut-rate imitations. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these are the same ones you see at actual restaurants and cool retail street alleys that we’ve installed all over Music City like Edgehill Village, The Gulch and homes just like yours. Check out this recent installation we did for a customer in Clarendon, where we swathed their brick patio from above with festival lights that went from a nearby tree to the back wall of their home. We are sure you will agree that it adds a ton of backyard beauty and charm with unmatched simplicity and style.

Nashville Fiesta Lighting

If you want the look of an elegant French café over your patio or deck, festoon lighting is the ideal solution for overhead. It can elegantly drape across large expanses without having to use a harsh stadium-type fixture with a large bulb that is blinding and has a tacky look. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can install your festival lighting so that it perfectly fits into your existing landscape lighting plan in a totally natural way so that it is a cohesive part of your outdoor entertaining area. You will be able to hang out with family and friends, easily be able to cook, dine and play card or board games with the kids.

Don’t waste your money on cheap imitation café lights that are nothing more than seasonal string lights that are not meant to last. Instead invest in authentic, high quality festival lights that will provide years of solid use with no headaches or disappointment over the long term.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to check out our permanent café festoon lighting options and how we can give your deck or patio the cool look of an outdoor dining venue. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.