G&G Party Pics

Discover Nashville with G&G

August 18–19, 2017, Garden & Gun readers gathered in Nashville to recognize the city’s unparalleled music, culinary, arts, and style scenes through four unique experiences.

The weekend kicked off with a welcome party at Peter Nappi’s gorgeous Germantown studio followed by an after-party at the Omni Nashville Hotel with tunes from DJ Russ Pollard and late-night snacks. Saturday morning was spent at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, where guests enjoyed an Indian-inspired brunch from chef Maneet Chauhan and music by Andrew Combs. The finale dinner took place at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts featuring and featured a menu by chef Julia Sullivan and a performance by Holly Williams.

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G&G Deputy Editor Amanda Heckert and her husband Justin at the Peter Nappi studio for G&G’s Welcome to Nashville party.

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A decadent plate of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.

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Heather Middleton and Nick Bishop share a laugh at the kickoff party.

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Tommy and Emily Kratzert celebrate Southern style with G&G.

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The Nashville Smash: whiskey, basil, mint, lemon, and orange cream gomme.

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DJ Russ Pollard spins Nashville tunes for the after-party at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

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Guests enjoy late-night snacks such as mini grilled cheeses with heirloom tomato soup.

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A tour of the family-owned and -operated Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

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Saturday brunch features an Indian-inspired menu created by renowned chef Maneet Chauhan.

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From left: Jana Robinson, Deana Ivey, and Jeri Rice Gerstle at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

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The Bloody Belle Cocktail:
Belle Meade bourbon, horseradish, lemon juice, olive brine, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, ground black pepper, and Walker’s Southern Bloody Mary Mix.

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Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs performs during brunch.

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The finale dinner at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts begins with cocktails in the historic lobby.

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Guests toast to the final event of the weekend with a Tennessee Mule.

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Discover Nashville with G&G event decor and design, produced by 12th Table.

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A standout dish from Henrietta Red chef Julia Sullivan: heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, cucumber, pistachio, goat feta, and habanero-lemon dressing.

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Alicia and Michael Depalma at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts during the finale dinner.

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Singer-songwriter Holly Williams performs with husband Chris Coleman.

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