Nashville being named one of the 10 fastest growing cities, not only with tourist but Nashville locals will always be able to find something to do. Besides being the home of over 20,000 music industry jobs coming in at the top are healthcare jobs. You can always find adventure downtown Nashville which not only includes Broadway, Printers Alley but also The Gulch for top restaurants, variety of bars, horse drawn carriage rides, peddle bars and more. The beginning of April is starting with many exciting and fun events in the city. Fashion Week is April 5 – 9 and includes fashion shows that take place in different venues. April 5 – 9 there will also be The Tin Pan South which is a Songwriters Festival and showcased in area local bars and venues. April 9 is The Cherry Blossom Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and the blossoming cherry trees that symbolize the ongoing friendship between Japan and the United States. The festival includes live music, art and authentic cuisine.
Along with the fast growing city with new businesses, loft apartments and restaurants the homeless population continues to grow and has reached nearly 5,000 in the homeless community. Most have become homeless due to losing jobs, their home, even their parents along with many other situations. Nashville has many non-profit and other organizations that have come together to help them get back on their feet as well as survive in the outdoor environment. Beautiful Eyes Ministry www.beautifuleyesministry.com every Tuesday night cater in hot food from local restaurants, provide donations of clothes, tents and survival needs as well as focusing on building relationships, mentoring and connecting with possible employers that Beautiful Eyes Ministry works closely with to get them employment. They also visit local camps to check on the homeless community in dangerous weather. People loving Nashville http://www.peoplelovingnashville.com/ is a similar ministry that meets at the same place but on Mondays. The Oasis Center www.oasiscenter.org focuses on teens ages 18-25 and offers warming shelters, activities and a place to go for different events. These three organizations are just a few of many but with almost 5000 homeless, the need is high and Nashville needs more help.
Nashville is growing so fast that many new restaurants and bars have recently opened and are coming soon in 2016. Something for everybody is around town. This will not just be the downtown Nashville area but close by, you will find original places in SoBro, The Gulch, 12 South, Germantown, Hillsboro Village, Midtown and Edgehill Village. On the way to dinner you will notice new hotels, loft apartments, boutiques and many new bars. Nashville locals are quite proud of what their city has to offer, from all the above listed to museums, parks, music venues and of course our beautiful views throughout the city.
So next time you find yourself complaining you have nothing to do just go outside and take a look around at this beautiful city and while you’re at it… when you pass that homeless person, share a smile and make their day. We are known for being so nice so let’s continue to show people what we are about.