Exposition of Elegance: Classic Cars at Cheekwood Father’s Day Weekend June 18-19

Cruise into Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for a Father’s Day weekend to remember at this Classic Car Exposition!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cruise into Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for a Father’s Day weekend to remember at this Classic Car Exposition! The family-friendly event will showcase over 40 impeccably maintained automobiles from the early to mid-twentieth century. Featured cars include a Rolls Royce Phantom 1 (1927), Studebaker President (1931), Packard Twelve Coupe roadster (1938), Jaguar XLK 120 Fixed Head Coupe (1952) and many more! Furthermore, four classic, Post-World War II micro-cars from England, Germany and France, will be on view in the Frist Learning Center Courtyard, courtesy of Lane Motor Museum.

“The beautiful historic grounds of Cheekwood are the perfect backdrop to showcase such an exquisite selection of classic cars that pay tribute to the era in which the Cheek family resided on this magnificent estate,” says Cheekwood Board Chair Barry Stowe. “Visitors to the Exposition of Elegance will marvel at the craftsmanship of these truly extraordinary cars while celebrating Father’s Day with activities designed not only for car enthusiasts, but the entire family.”

While admiring the classic automobiles, guests can enjoy the sounds of barbershop quartet, High Gravity, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m and, DJ, Church of Boogie will be spinning tunes from the 1920’s-1960’s on Arboretum Lawn from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m on both Saturday and Sunday. Local food trucks will be on-hand to serve up tasty fare and bar stations will be sporting some old-fashioned drinks. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including a car-themed activity for the kids on Arboretum lawn. The weekend will culminate in an 11-mile Tour d’Elegance through the streets of the City of Belle Meade. Bring out the whole family to celebrate dad’s day in style!

Ticket Prices | Gardens:
Member Adult- $10
Member Youth- $7
Adult- $22
Youth (3-17)- $14
Ages 2 & Under - Free

Ticket Prices | Gardens & Mansion:
Member Adult- $10
Member Youth- $7
Adult- $27
Youth (3-17)- $19
Ages 2 & Under - Free

Member Pre-Sale begins on April 5th.

Exposition of Elegance: Classic Cars at Cheekwood is sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners.

About Cheekwood

With its intact and picturesque vistas, Cheekwood is distinguished as one of the leading Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the 1930s estate, with its 30,000-square-foot Mansion and 55-acres of gardens, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and art museum with furnished period rooms and galleries devoted to American art from the 18th to mid-20th centuries. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring outdoor monumental sculpture. Each year, Cheekwood hosts seasonal festivals including Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest and Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and nationally as a Level II Arboretum. It is a three-time voted USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden and in 2021 was recognized by Fodors as one of the 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in the American South. Cheekwood is located eight miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. It is open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended days and hours of operation depending on the season. Check cheekwood.org for current hours and to purchase advance tickets required for admission.