Join us in welcoming spring this weekend at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show!

This image features a garden from a previous Nashville Lawn and Garden show booth with our outdoor lighting.

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to join us as we welcome spring! This year’s show is going on now through Sunday, March 5th. at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future”, is the theme, and the show includes live gardens, lectures and demonstrations, a floral design gallery, and vendors marketplace. The event will also feature a one-day wine festival on Saturday, showcasing some of the best local vineyards and wineries.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event showcasing all aspects of outdoor living, including acres of beautiful gardens and the newest outdoor lighting designs and ideas!  Our lighting can be seen used in a variety of the garden displays and you can also stop by our featured booth to learn about making your landscape and gardens a showstopper at night!

One of this year's display that features our lighting. "Glamping" never looked so good!

One of this year’s display that features our lighting. “Glamping” never looked so good!

We will be in booth #219 located in the Vendor Marketplace where we will be sharing a wealth of ideas about landscape lighting for your gardens, trees, hardscapes, outdoor living spaces and more. The emphasis towards “green” outdoor lighting continues to grow here in Nashville and we will have our newest LED outdoor lighting technology on display and our talented team will be on hand to discuss lighting control automation, LCA, to carry the benefits of green outdoor lighting technology a step further.

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We are located in booth #219, stop by and say hello!

Dates and times for the show are as follows:

Show times are:
Thursday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m.; Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Location:
The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

ETickets for the show are available online or may be purchased at the door.

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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 at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

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.

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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 Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will be at the Antiques and Garden show this weekend!

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Flashback photo from the 2015 Nashville Antiques and Garden Show.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 26th 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.

The 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:

Nashville outdoor lighting working in unison with Siteworks hardscapes at 2015 Antique and Garden showFebruary 12-14, 2016

  • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and will allow you attendance during the run of the show, (attend as many days as you like). Tickets for seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students are $12 at the door or in advance. Children 12 and under are free.

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!

Antiques and Garden Show of NashvilleThis year’s featured speaker is well-known actress, founder and chief creative officer of the weekly lifestyle publication Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden show will also include over 150 dealers. Over the past 25 years, the volunteer-managed show has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood and ECON. The show is an annual charity event whose purpose is to raise funds for Cheekwood and ECON, by exhibiting the highest quality antiques, landscaped gardens, and horticultural items and by offering a related educational outreach program.

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Cheekwood garden exhibit from 2015.

Cheekwood is Nashville’s beloved 55-acre estate, Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Recently awarded sixth best garden on the list of “Top 10 Best Public Gardens” in the USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Cheekwood brings art, education and horticulture to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, impacting our region by enhancing the lives of many through its Outreach and Educational Programs. Thousands of school children visit annually allowing them to experience the beauty of the relationship between art and horticulture and to grow to have an appreciation for culture in their community.

The Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for over 20 various charities with a focus on children and families in the Nashville area. ECON provides a dynamic forum for community leaders to discuss economic, social and political issues of special interest to Nashvillians.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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!

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

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville chosen to light the tree for Christmas at the Capitol for 4th consecutive year!

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The excitement is mounting!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is honored and proud to have been chosen to light the Tennessee state capitol Christmas tree this year! This will mark our 4th consecutive year in lighting the tree. This year’s tree and celebratory “tree lighting” in the capitol promises just as much magic and family fun as year’s past. Being involved in-depth with the festivities, we do not want to  convey any “spoilers” for the event, but thus far the plans are to feature ornaments along with lights in colors of gold, silver and red.This year’s Christmas tree came from James and Theresa Carter in Madison. It is a Norwood Spruce weighing 1,700 pounds and is 27′ wide & about 30′ feet high.

The annual tree lighting event is scheduled to take place Monday, November 30th, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm CST. Governor Bill Haslam and his wife will be flipping the switch marking the beginning of TN holiday season in the capitol. The tree is located at the TN State Capitol at 600 Charlotte Ave., in beautiful Nashville, TN.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville hopes you and your family can attend this extraordinary event. To help get you in the spirit, here is a look back into the archives at the previous Christmas tree’s we have been proud to light at the capitol:

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  • 2014 — Last year’s capitol  tree was adorned in over one mile of lights to illuminate this majestic tree via an 80 ft. articulated lift to ensure every light was placed in the perfect spot to shine brightest. We also topped off this beauty with a three-foot jeweled star as the finishing touch. 2014’s tree was a 55-foot Norway Spruce chosen from the Cumberland Forest, where the University of Tennessee uses roughly 8,000 acres of land for research.

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  • 2013 — We chose a classic theme of red and gold for the 2013 capitol tree.

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  • 2012 — The 2012 capitol tree was a majestic 30-foot Norway spruce moved to Nashville from state-owned land located in Arrington. We made sure the tree shone in its holiday best filled with over 6,000 LED lights and festive ornaments courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.
In progress adorning the 2015 capital christmas tree in Nashville, TN.

In progress adorning the 2015 capital christmas tree in Nashville, TN.

You can create holiday magic with outdoor lighting at your home too! Our huge selection of Christmas lighting elements and varied techniques in installing the lights can make your holiday just as breathtaking and magical as the lighting at the Capitol. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our holiday lighting today. (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

See more of our magical holiday lighting displays by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

Get Out and Enjoy Downtown and Home Town Fun in Nashville with Family this 4th of July Weekend!

Happy Independence Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Happy Independence Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with our families, and it’s a time when we think about how lucky we are to live in a country where freedom, opportunity and a deep sense of patriotism are abundant. It’s a great day to gather up the kids for some family fun, relaxation, good food and, of course, music. We know there’s truly no place like Nashville for a true American 4th of July family experience, and if you are stumped for ideas on what to do on the 4th, here’s four ideas for you to try on for size:

Downtown Nashville’s Music City: Let Freedom Sing! celebration is going to be of epic proportions. Being a city that knows how to entertain in huge fashion, the fireworks display this year is said to be the largest and longest in America (even bigger than the Macy’s one in New York City!!) and will be synchronized to live music performed by the Nashville Symphony. The big boom goes off at 9:30 PM downtown along Riverfront Park, Public Square and Cumberland Park and is completely free to the public.

Events downtown start as early as 12 noon with local and national bands playing throughout the afternoon, and a free and kid-friendly Family Fun Zone on 5th Avenue and Broadway features inflatables, games and music for kiddos. At 6:30 PM, country music sweetheart Martina McBride will kick off a special performance along with opening act Mikki Ekko at the Jack Daniels Main Stage located at 1st Avenue and Broadway.

Nashville fun family for July 4thIf mega sized events aren’t your thing and you prefer something a little more old-fashioned, then get yourself a true taste of how America celebrates in a small community by visiting Whitland Avenue for their annual Fourth of July parade that kicks off at 11 AM. The gorgeous antique homes are dressed up in red, white and blue grandeur, and the energy rivals that of the Christmas season. This event is all about the children in our community, and they will happily ride their bicycles down the parade route waving a big ol’ flag and wearing a megawatt smile. We are sure it’s something they will remember when they grow up and they pull their own children down the same street in a red wagon festooned with festive bunting. Family pets get in on the act too, wearing all sorts of charming and celebratory outfits. Then the good people of Whitland have a fantastic picnic, so be sure to bring a blanket and some food. This is down home fun at its best, and our favorite part is the pie and dessert contest. Yum!

Nashville SkylineSince July 4th happens to fall on the first Saturday of the month, you can also visit the local art galleries around Nashville completely free to check out their exhibits on the First Saturday Art Crawl that happens every month. Over 20 galleries are part of this event covering art across all styles and genres.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum is featuring their Human Landscape exhibit at the moment, so go stroll through the 55-acre estate where 9 massively scaled outdoor sculptures, such a human heads, are done with a truly unique sense of inventiveness.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is beyond proud to be part of the Nashville market, and we’ve been thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with our residential and commercial customers to help them realize their lighting and landscape dreams over the last two decades. We are truly thankful to the community for embracing us and having trusted in our expertise. We’ve truly loved lighting up your world! Happy July 4th, y’all!

Don’t miss the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House home tour!

2015 Nashville Symphony Show HouseRecently Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville had the distinct pleasure of being invited to participate in the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House. This year’s show house was built by Castle Homes in partnership with Wade Weissmann Architecture, Inc., this beautiful residence, often referred to as a “southern contemporary folk style home” is over 5,000 square feet with multiple porches showcasing fine southern living. As such, no fine southern home would be complete without outdoor lighting to enhance the home’s beautiful architectural features and enhance the southern nights spent outdoors!

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

We were thrilled to be asked to custom design and install the outdoor lighting system for the home’s exterior and surrounding property. We worked closely with Siteworks Hardscape Construction LLC, here in Nashville in planning the lighting to enhance the beautiful outdoor living spaces they designed and constructed which grace this year’s showhouse.

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Hardscapes built by Siteworks LLC at Castle Show House.

Showcasing the latest interior design and decorating ideas from some of the area’s top designers along with fresh building and architectural approaches, this magnificent home will be open for daily tours through June 28th in the beautiful Forest Hills area just South of downtown Nashville. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Nashville Symphony. No matter if you are infatuated with all that is vintage or captivated by modern innovations, this home has something for everyone to love. Tickets are $15, available at www.castle homes.com.

  • Additional information regarding home tour:

When: Tours take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 28.

Where: 2 Bridleway Court in Forest Hills. Shuttle parking is being provided at Congregation Micah, 2001 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

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Be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to support one of our city’s greatest treasures, the Nashville Symphony. Music education and community engagement have been at the heart of its mission since the orchestra’s beginnings. The institution reaches more than 100,000 adults and children annually through its free education and community engagement programs.

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be a part of such a beautifully crafted architectural work of art which in turn supports the cultural arts of our community. The funds raised will assist the Nashville Symphony as they continue to engage the community, enrich audiences and shape cultural life for Nashville residents, through music.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape, you can request a free consultation by calling (615) 373-0638 or visit our website to learn more at nashville.outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Come see for yourself the beautiful building details of the Nashville Symphony Show House. Open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., click this link for tickets and more information.

Come see us at the Antique and Garden Show this weekend!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville featured in Cheekwood Garden exhibitThe Antiques and Garden show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to invite you out this weekend! The show is being held at Music City Center. The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is celebrating its 25th year and features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, beautiful outdoor lighting ideas and world-renowned lecturers, all in one place. The event runs through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

January 30 – February 1, 2015
Friday 1/30 & Saturday 1/31 from 10am – 7pm
Sunday 2/01 from 11am – 4pm

We are located in booth #H10 and our outdoor lighting is also part of a Cheekwood Garden featured exhibit where we worked in unison with Siteworks Hardscape Construction. Here is a quick peek at some of the beautiful results of this outstanding collaboration:

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Tickets are $20 and allow you attendance during the run of the show, (attend as many days as you like). Tickets for seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students are $12 at the door or in advance. Children 12 and under are free.

The Show benefits Cheekwood and ECON Charities.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 an outdoor living space, you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth (#H10) , just to say hello — We hope to see you there!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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