fEASTival KidZone by YMCA artEMBRACE Activities!!

YMCA artEMBRACE has done a fantastic job organizing fEASTival’s KidZone this year!  Check out the schedule of events they have planned!!…..

KID ZONE ACTIVITIES 12:00 – 5:00 (or as long as supplies last)         


Art stations will be available in the Kid Zone area where kids can relax for a few minutes and paint, watercolor, draw, bead, sculpt, etc.  The artwork will be exhibited all around the Kid Zone while families enjoy the rest of the event.  When they are ready to leave, the artwork can be picked up from the Kid Zone at any time.          


Water Station for Kids (free mini-bottles of water for kids)         


Kid’s will paint their choice of something that “makes them happy” (a flower, bug, tree, happy face, sunshine, or the smaller kiddos can just add their cute little hand or fingerprints).  All will sign (paint) their name on the banner as one of our “2012 Community Kid Zone Artists”. Goal:  During the following week, it would be great if a business somewhere in the Five Points area will allow us to hang the banner for everyone to enjoy…either at a local business or maybe in a “not-so-pleasing” spot that could use a colorful “facelift” for a few days.   

FAMILY PHOTO FUN: Pictures to be posted on fEASTival website and Facebook Page 1:00 –2:00                   


Family members can each participate in a revolving “drum circle” choosing to play drums, shakers, or bells.  Billy will keep the “beat” of the sassy and energetic Latin style music steady while the “Drum Circle Musicians” practice making “beautiful music” together!         

fEASTival PET PAGEANT (see description below) 3:30 – 4:30                   


Kids, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, cousins, grandparents, friends…everyone will have a blast learning a few new dance moves as Angel takes the group on a “Boogie Woogie” journey of dance to music spanning the decades.  No previous dance experience required!        

Announcement of “2012 fEASTival Prince & Princess” with ceremonial crowning and prize presentation: 4:45pm 



All Kid Zone participants (and their family members) will be able to cast a vote for their choice of “fEASTival Prince” and “fEASTival Princess” at the designated voting station in the Kid Zone between 12:00 – 4:00.  They are welcome to recruit others to come to the Kid Zone to cast their vote if they want their “choice” to win.  The winners will be announced and crowned in a short ceremony on the Kid Zone Stage at 4:45.  


Pets attending the fEASTival will be invited to participate in the “Kid Zone Pet Pageant” at 2:30pm.  Owners will parade their pet in front of a panel of appointed “kid” judges.  If the pet performs a special talent or trick, they get extra points.  If owners know ahead of time, they can plan to dress their pet or bring pet props to win extra points.

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Application Deadline… Again.

Just a friendly reminder that Friday is deadline to get your application to us in order to participate in fEASTival on Sept. 8th at East Park!  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at fEASTival.Nashville@gmail.com

For everyone who has got an application in to us, we will be mapping the festival over the weekend and will be sending out an informational email next week letting you know day of the event details such as booth placement and load in times.  We’re almost there folks! 

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Studio Green Organic Salon Special!!

Located in East Nashville near 5 points, Studio Green is the areas only fully organic salon and spa.  Studio Green offers a variety of salon and spa services. For more information on services that we offer, please visit their website at www.studiogreeneast.com.  Their product lines are sought after by many. OCS (Organic Color Systems) is their permanent color line that is ammonia free and contains certified organic extracts and natural ingredients. Salon exclusive and high performance, Surface is their styling product line. Surface is respectful of personal health and the earth as well as providing superior products made up of certified organic botanicals. Studio Green’s skin care line is Eminence. Eminence brings together high quality Hungarian ingredients with an old world knowledge of herbs and fruits. Ingredients pulled from nature that are good enough to eat, Eminence addresses a variety of skin types and concerns. Treat yourself today to an unforgettable experience at Studio Green. Mention this ad and receive $10 off your hair color service or 60 minute spa service (first time clients only). Call today for your appointment 615 226 EAST (3278).

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams ~ Business, Community, Quality

“We are a community first, then a business … our community consists of our growers, suppliers, employees and the people who come shop. We like to grow the community. We grow out, not up.” –Jeni Britton Bauer



What is the best thing in the world? Ice cream! What makes it even better? Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shop with their eccentric vision and complete obsession with using natural high-quality ingredients to produce exciting, new flavors of rich, homemade ice cream.

The Vision

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ vision, much like the concept of ice cream itself, is a simple one: to make the ice creams they want to make. It’s not about what ice creams that can be mass-produced or what flavors create the most revenue. On the contrary, Jeni’s is one of the few businesses that concentrate whole-heartedly on growing the community and producing a product that meets standards of absolute quality.

After ten years of growing her company, Jeni Britton Bauer has projected a very specific image. This is to put Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shops in communities that reflect particular characteristics of individuality, creativity and originality. East Nashville is one of these auspicious places where community spirit and individuality thrive. It is also perfect for a Jeni’s shop location. Jeni’s is not just an ice cream shop; it is an integral part of the community. To make sure of this, the company partakes and supports community activities such as fEASTival Nashville 2012 and also uses local ingredients whenever possible.

The Ingredients

Having local suppliers and growers clearly displays Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ resolve to be an avid part of the community that it is located in. Many ingredients are either locally grown or imported from growers/suppliers who do not use any source of child labor. These are typically private suppliers whose products reflect grand quality, care and are not mass-produced.

These precious ingredients are the foundation for the rich, exotic flavors that Jeni and her team creates and carries in the shops. It is the fiber that’s used by the many employees to create a homemade sensation that lives up to every spoken standard of quality.

Reaping the Rewards

The economy has concerned most businesses during the last few years, but Jeni’s unique vision, image and location strategies have served them well. Communities appreciate the shop’s contributions, not to mention its mouth-watering treats.

The End to an Ongoing Story

It’s true that ice cream is the best item on the planet. It’s the cause of fun, happiness, and instant gratification to people of all ages. However, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ story goes far beyond just ice cream and shows how a little shop with a lot of creativity, character and tenacity can go a long ways. So make sure you stop by the shop, get a scoop and continue the story.







Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

1982 Eastland Ave. Nashville, TN


Written by: Kiley Frank


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We are casting models for fEASTival Fashion Show!

fEASTival is hosting its first fashion show organized by Fashion Bytes, Inc. and showcasing The Hip Zipper, Old Made Good, Goodbuy Girls, Pink Star Vintage, and The Mom and Pop Culture Shop with hair and makeup by Studio Green Organic Salon.  If you would like to model for us (or you know someone that would like to model) please follow this link to apply! http://www.nashvillefashionevents.com/events/show/1224

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fEASTival 2012 is almost here! Sign up to Volunteer!

Want to be a part of the fEASTival Nashville team for fEASTival 2012 on May 19? Sign up here to be a volunteer:


If you have any questions, e-mail us @ feastival.nashville@gmail.com

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We are just reminding artists that the deadline to get their applications in is this Friday 4/20/12. We hope that everyone can make it and see some of the amazing talent we will have at fEASTival Nashville 2012 on May 19. If you have questions then email us at feastival.nashville@gmail.com

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