Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and Pork Leg Porkers, a winning combination

travel-and-leisure-best-bbqAs you will recall in our August 18, 2014 article, There’s more to do in Music City than just music — much more!, Nashville was voted #1, the best American city for barbecues in 2014 by Travel & Leisure magazine for being home to a “greatest-hits” collection of barbecue styles. To continue with the best barbecue stewardship, on May 14-16 of this year, as it does every year, the Memphis in May International Festival hosted the 47th Annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and our own Bob Lyons Jr. had the privilege of joining the Peg Leg Porkers competitive BBQ cooking team.

World Championship BBq Cooking contest at Memphis in May 2015The Memphis in May International Festival promotes extensive education, international, and economic programs for Memphis, but it is most widely known as the promotional umbrella and organizer for the numerous annual events Memphis hosts each May. As the city’s largest “community entertainment happenings”, each is professionally and spectacularly executed, making events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony some of Memphis’s can’t miss pleasures to attend with friends and family, all throughout the month of May.

Peg Leg Porker

Peg Leg Porker’s signature is a 16-ingredient medley of warm red spices — low salt, no sugar — that gets applied after the pork ribs emerge from the smoker. Based on chili and paprika, the finishing rub is intended to mirror the flavors of barbecue sauce. It is a strategy that showcases the smoky meat, without losing it under a sticky lacquer of caramelized mopping sauce. When the rib meat is as tender and juicy as Peg Leg Porker’s, clinging to the bone with just the right tenacity, there’s no need to overshadow it.”

As attendees of so many of these phenomenal events each year, it just didn’t seem like they could be any better. WRONG…multiply that feeling times 2 when you are an active part of the happenings!! Bob Lyons Jr. described his participation in the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest with Carey Bringle and the entire Peg Leg Porkers team as one of the most unforgettable times he’s ever had. That’s not too surprising, considering it’s the 26th time Carey, pitmaster and leader of the Peg Leg Porkers team, has personally competed (12th for Peg Leg team) and especially since he and his team are more commonly known as pitmaster pranksters with a reputation for thoroughly enjoying themselves at each event.

Every year, this World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest entertains visitors from all 50 states, as well as several foreign countries from around the world. This year Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lent its expertise in the field of outdoor lighting by supplying a bit of “special event”/festival outdoor lighting for the occasion.

Once again “the largest barbecue-cooking contest in the world”, so titled by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990, the Memphis in May Festival’s 47th Annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was a huge success! We want to congratulate Carey Bringle, Bob Lyons Jr. and the entire Peg Leg Porkers team for participating. If you’d like to check out some of the prize-winning pork cooked with Carey’s own dry seasoning spice blend and Wet Sauce recipes, be sure to stop by his Peg Leg Porker restaurant conveniently located between the downtown community and the residential areas, in the Gulch section of Nashville, at 903 Gleaves St. Nashville, TN.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanIf you have an upcoming special event for which you need temporary outdoor lighting to create the perfect ambience and mood, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call to discuss your options. We offer a host of temporary and special event lighting options. Contact us at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.


Our special event lighting brings the ambinance of a night in the French Quarter to Houston Station for one glorious evening

We are overflowing with excitement in our most recent special event lighting project. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lit an event at the historic  Houston Station in downtown Nashville. The event was the annual dinner and silent auction to benefit The Overbrook School. The theme of this special event was titled “A night in the French Quarter”. The interior of Houston Station was brought to life with the feel and romance of New Orleans.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lights Houston Station

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lights Houston Station for “A night in the French Quarter”.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville assisted in providing draped mini lighting throughout the 19th century building’s main hall. We also highlighted the items for the silent auction down the hallways with simple down lighting from the rafters. We used LED copper event lighting to create a warm feeling as guests walked through to dinner. Inside the main event area, we instilled the use of temporary battery-powered LED up lights around the entire perimeter of the room. This enchanting technique helped to bring out the richness of the vintage bricks and beams within the room’s architecture. We topped off the theme by using copper LED post lanterns at the entrance into the event and at the sign-tables. The carefully selected venue for this New Orleans themed event combined with the well-appointed decor, and our romantic special event lighting made you feel as if you had stepped right into the French Quarter.

The evening was a resounding success for The Overbrook School. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to have been part of creating the beautiful setting. We want to thank the school and the parents. Great job parents on an evening of splendor and fun!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you have an upcoming special event, indoors or outdoors, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to inquire about our special event lighting. We can create a design to enhance your themed event and make it a night to remember.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our website for more inspiring images of our outdoor lighting, including our before and after photo gallery and our outdoor lighting photo gallery.

Permanent festival lighting may be the answer to brightening up that sore spot in your yard


Fiesta lighting in this courtyard turned it from a dark, plain space into something magical. (Photo from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado)


Here is a picture of the same courtyard during the day. (Photo from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado)

Many of us have that one place, structure or location in our yard or business that needs a little magic to bring it to life. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has the answer and it is as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes. Since conventional outdoor lighting techniques sometimes aren’t possible in certain setting,s we use permanent festival lighting, or what we refer to as fiesta lighting to amp up an area that needs lighting. Fiesta lighting provides the perfect solution to liven up a difficult or overlooked area in your yard or a romantic courtyard at your business. Festival lighting is also a fun and unique lighting technique that works well in courtyards, covered patios and other outdoor structures.

Courtyard festival lighting

Fiesta lighting creates the perfect place for gathering and entertaining. (Photo from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado)

We use multiple strands of low-voltage festival lights and string them over the span of the area we are illuminating. We use cable to support the weight of the electrical wiring when we install fiesta lighting over an area with a large span, this ensure the safety and the integrity of the system. We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation to achieve this cheerful lighting effect.

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you have a dark spot that needs a little dazzle, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to see if fiesta lighting could be your ticket to changing the look and feel of your space. (615) 373 – 0638  email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

See more examples of unique and innovative outdoor lighting effects, such as moonlighting in our garden and landscape gallery, and our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.