Oh, the places you’ll go — a look into the notable locations we are lighting in and around Nashville:

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Festival lighting installed at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

It is usually a no-brainer when someone mentions Nashville the image that flashes in your mind is a guitar-holding, cowboy hat wearing musician, hard-working and hungry to be at the right place at the right time. After all, this is Music City, the place where dreams come true. Nashville is steeped in music history, being home to the Grand Ole’ Opry and noted as the birthplace of country music. Nashville has evolved to become the “go to” destination  from nearly every walk of life for a myriad of reasons in addition to our musical roots.

Music cityBeing in the midst of Nashville’s evolution into a top-notch city has made our business very interesting. Of course, we have designed and installed outdoor lighting for many of the top musical artists that reside in, and around Nashville. Although we cannot name any names as to ensure their privacy, it is exciting to see who answers the door sometimes when we come to call!

Our commercial outdoor lighting service is filled with just as much intrigue as our residential installations. Having the opportunity to transform and beautify some of the most popular locations in the area is quite humbling. Each time I reflect on the well-known places where we have installed lighting that are often in the spotlight (no pun intended), it reminds me of the famous Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” When we began Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville over 25 years ago, we never would have imagined the places we would go — literally. With this in mind, here is a look at just a few of the well-known locations where we have worked magic with the addition of outdoor lighting:

The Country Music Hall of Fame: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation® (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. The location of the venue adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhanced the majesty of this location with the addition of outdoor lighting!

View of the Country Music  Hall of Fame in the evening.

View of the Country Music Hall of Fame in the evening.

Loving the LovelessThe Loveless Cafe: You simply cannot visit Nashville without planning a visit to this iconic eatery. The Loveless’ biscuits are so loved that they have earned mention on their  T-shirts! The Loveless has been a fixture in the Nashville area for over sixty years. With a diverse history, the cafe serves up true Southern staples like fried chicken, country ham and, of course, those mouth-watering biscuits. Since its beginning in the 1940’s, the cafe has evolved to include The Loveless Barn ,which is a 4,800 sq. ft. venue that has become the trendiest place around for large-scale events, parties and even weddings.  The Loveless Barn is also home to Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe which is filmed and recorded there every Wednesday.

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville provided the lovely holiday lighting for the Loveless last year, and is honored to provide it again this year. The venue plans to kick off the season at their Bright Lights & Biscuits event set to kick off on November 17th! This year’s holiday lighting promised to be even more enchanting!

The Gulch: The Gulch is known among Nashville’s residents to be one of the trendiest and “hippest” neighborhoods around. Not only is The Gulch a popular destination for locals, college students and visitors, it is the first neighborhood in the South to be deemed an LEED certified green neighborhood! The area is packed with urban appeal including office space, retails shops, restaurants, new and renovated buildings and a residential area. You may have even see the Gulch featured in a recent episode of the hit show Nashville!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has provided outdoor lighting at many of the trendiest locations within The Gulch. During the past holiday season we adorned all of the light poles within this unforgettable location with bows and garlands in honor of the holiday season. We also installed permanent festival lighting along the corridors of the Gulch, making it come to life!

Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch

Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch.

 Arrington Vineyards: Since 2007, Arrington Vineyards has been providing a true “wine country experience” of award-winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was honored to play a part in making this venue more enchanting by installing permanent orb lighting within the trees located on the property. The addition of orb lighting has made Arrington Vineyards breathtaking in the evening under the spell of this unique lighting technique.

Lighting the capital tree in downtown Nashville TN 2013Lighting the Christmas tree at the capital in Nashville: Last but certainly not least, we have lit the Christmas tree at the capital located in downtown Nashville two years running, 2012 & 2013. Stay tuned for the exciting details of this year’s tree!

It goes without saying, we are very proud of the opportunity to experience so many wonderful places, and meet so many new faces, all over Nashville and the surrounding area!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lights the capital tree in Nashville for the second consecutive year!

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV Nashville

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV in Nashville.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was chosen to light the Nashville Capital Christmas tree for the second consecutive year. Our diligent efforts came to fruition as the Governor, Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, kicked off Christmas in the capital with the annual tree lighting ceremony this past Monday.

The tree selected as this year’s Capital Tree is 55-foot Norway Spruce chosen from the Cumberland Forest, where the University of Tennessee uses the roughly 8,000 acres of land for research, due to a storm that hit Nashville a few years ago. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is using over one mile of lights to illuminate this majestic tree via an 80 ft. articulated lift to ensure every light is placed in the perfect spot to shine brightest. We are also topping this beauty with a three-foot jeweled star as the finishing touch.

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital Nashville TN

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital.

WBIR-TV out of Eastern Tennessee recently aired a segment outlining the selection of the majestic tree chosen as this year’s annual Christmas conifer. The WBIR article pointed out that up until this year, the state capitol had been using a donated tree.  This year’s  tree was carefully selected from the Cumberland Forest after it was used in a University of Tennessee study on growing Christmas trees on abandoned strip mines where it was planted as part of the study back in 1985.

In 2009, when a windstorm blew over the capitol Christmas tree and urgent help was needed  for a replacement, the Cumberland Forest was there to lend a hand. Upon receiving the news, they immediately began looking around the property and submitted a few pictures of some trees that could serve as a quickly needed replacement.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We were honored to be part of this year’s festivities and hope that everyone enjoys the tree this year!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business just as memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

See more holiday magic with holiday lighting by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been selected to light the Capital Tree in Nashville again this year!

Anticipated capital tree in Nashville for 2013

A first look at the tree chosen to become the TN Capital Tree for the 2013 holiday season!

We are very honored to announce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  has been chosen to light the Capital Tree in Nashville for the upcoming holiday season.  The tree will be lit in honor of the 2013 Christmas season and marks the second year Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been asked to design and install the annual lighting for the tree which will be  located in the Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville for all to enjoy! In 2012, the Capital Tree was an evergreen in excess of 30 feet. We used approximately 4,000 LED C7 lights which were carefully selected and placed within the tree along with red and gold ornaments to make it shine like a jewel against the Nashville skyline. This year’s tree promises to be even more breathtaking than its predecessor as we are filled with anticipation to begin lighting this lovely giant of a tree!

The tree that has been selected as this year’s Capital Tree sits a majestic 30 feet high and will be illuminated using over one mile of lights! We have been given the task of transforming this conifer to magnificence in just two days. During this time, our installers will be instilling the use of an 80 ft. articulated lift to ensure every light is placed in the perfect spot to shine brightest, as well as topping this beauty with a three-foot jeweled star.

Capital holiday tree lighting

Governor Haslam and the First Lady lighting the Capital Tree during last year’s illustrious event.

In keeping with tradition, the Governor of TN will flip the switch to light the Capital Tree during the annual Capital Tree lighting event. Last year, the tree was brought to life amid a crowd of Tennessee’s finest as the focus of an evening filled with holiday cheer, food, entertainment and even horse & buggy rides. We anticipate this year’s event will be another showstopper and we will keep you informed when the date and time for the event has been finalized — stay tuned — more to come!

Chistmas at the Capital 2012 by Outdoor lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville busy lighting the 2012 Capital Tree.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business breathtaking too. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish. After all, the capital entrusts us for their outdoor holiday tree lighting needs, shouldn’t you?
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

See more magical holiday outdoor lighting and holiday tree lighting by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.