This family-friendly series combines the tastes and talents of East Nashvillians to preserve and enhance one of our city’s most unique landmarks, Shelby Park and Shelby Bottoms.  The shows run once a month July through October and offer music from local bands, craft beer, wine, and food vendors.  Musicians are invited to bring an instrument for an extra drink ticket and are encouraged to gather and jam the night away.

In 2020 We're Doing Things A Little Differently

This year, instead of gathering in person, we're bringing you a take-home

Cornelia Fort Picnic Party!

Get your cooler filled with East Nashville goodies and a greatest hits playlist from Pickin' Parties past. For the safety of our community, we will not be hosting an in-person event. While we are not going to be able to party together at the Airpark this summer, Friends of Shelby still wants to give you an excuse to celebrate!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are excited to bring you the Cornelia Fort Picnic Party. With beer from Yazoo Brewery, wine from Woodland Wine Merchant, snacks from Lillian St. Bread, In Good Company, and more, this is a party in a box!

In October the Cornelia Fort Picnic Party goes Halloween with pumpkins, treats, and a few tricks.

The September picnic sold out fast, so don't delay and place your order today!

Here’s how it works

  1. Preorder your cooler 
  2. Pick up your cooler from the Airpark on Friday, October 30th between 3 pm and 5 pm.
  3. Take it home and enjoy!

Each (compostable) cooler comes with

  • A variety 6-pack of Yazoo beer
  • A bottle of Wine from Woodland Wine Merchant
  • Yummy snacks from Lillian St. Bread and In Good Company
  • Souvenir cups thanks to our friends at Morgan Dale Law
  • A bag of fresh Tennessee apples
  • Fresh baked cookies 
  • Shelby Park and Bottoms postcard
  • Friends of Shelby sticker
  • Bottled water or add on a reusable Shelby Park and Bottoms water bottle 
  • A curated playlist of greatest hits from our Pickin’ Parties artists over the last 5 years.

Special Prizes will be included in random coolers. You never know what you might get!

  • Gift certificates for a Skyline Paddle from River Queen Voyages
  • Cornelia Fort t-shirts
  • Shelby Bottoms Beeswax Lip Balm
  • Features and discounts from unique local businesses
  • Jars of Shelby Bottoms Honey
  • Balsa wood airplanes
  • This list will be updated as more special prize are added

And, we've partnered with the Nashville Blanket Project to bring you a special picnic blanket at $15 off retail price. Add the blanket on to any picnic order!

Preorder Your Picnic Party Now!


Thank you to all our sponsors who know what Shelby Park and Bottoms mean to our community!

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Thank you to these local partners for their generous in-kind contributions to the 2020 Picnic Party

Urban Hive Honey
Good Wood Nashville
Smokin’ Oaks Organic Farm
Good Neighbor Festivals
River Queen Voyages
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

East Nashville Farmers Market
Southern Flora Farms
Pumphrey and Beard



Ready to put your business in front of thousands of East Nashvillians?  Interested in becoming a Pickin' Party sponsor?  Email us! 

For more info and tickets, visit the Pickin' Parties Website.



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