China Lights Festival

Dear GNCA Friends,

We would like to invite you and your family to a wonderful culture event supported by the Greater Nashville Chinese Association. A group of Chinese artists from Zigong, Sichuan province came from thousands of miles away to put together an amazing Chinese lantern show at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The show starts from mid. May till mid. June. The Greater Nashville Chinese Association has secured a limited number of special discount tickets for GNCA friends of families to enjoy the lanterns and festivities. Tickets purchase are cash only and please contact for ticketing info. You can also purchase tickets at Chinatown Restaurant at Green Hills or contact the following GNCA officers and board members for tickets near your area.

For Vanderbilt University area, please contact Tao You at, Tel: 615 481-8304;

For Brentwood area, please contact Yan Zhao at, Tel: 615 293-3599;

For Franklin area, please contact Li Weaver at, Tel: 615 521 3860;

For Mt. Juliet/Murfreesboro area, please contact Michael Chen at, Tel: 615-892-5004;



推介端午节和灯节- China Light Festival


端午节野餐和中国花灯节:作为纳城首次中国花灯节的协作单位,纳城华人协会于5月27日(周六)下午2:00在 Nashville Fairgrounds 举办每年一度的端午节野餐。我们特别将端午节和中国花灯节结合在一起进行,让大家享受传统的中餐和粽子,然后观赏精彩的演出和绚丽的灯展 。不能参加端午节活动的中外朋友们可以在 GNCA 购买花灯节入场券,比在灯节售票处购票优惠20%,可以在灯节的任何一天使用。希望大家提前预订,我们将会根据预售票来决定餐盒的数目,如当日购票,届时可能无法提供餐盒。






Dear GNCA Friends and Families,

As the spring arrives again Greater Nashville Chinese Association (GNCA) is happy to announce an exciting Chinese cultural event for GNCA families and friends.

Duanwu Picnic with China Lights at Fairgrounds: On May 27, 2017, Saturday GNCA will host the annual Duanwu Picnic from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Nashville Fairgrounds. After the picnic, GNCA guests can enjoy the China Lights Show and Performances at the Fairgrounds. As a co-host of the culture event GNCA is pleased to offer you and your families discounted ticket for both the picnic and the light show.  You can taste gourmet Chinese food such as zongzi (sticky rice with delicious filling wrapped in bamboo leaves) and enjoy spectacular Chinese lanterns and cultural performances by local talents. The sale of the special Duanwu picnic tickets will start now till 3:00 p.m. on May 27. The picnic lunch boxes are of limited supply and are first come first serve to advance ticket buyers.

China Lights Discount Tickets: As a co-sponsor of the event, GNCA has secured discounted tickets for friends and families who could not join us on the Duanwu Picnic Day. The discounted China Lights tickets are valid from May 12 – June 11, 2017 (closed Monday). The Fairgrounds official ticket prices are: $15 (adult), $10 (child/senior), and $30 (VIP). We have limited number of discounted tickets for sale and will have designated sales locations during the weekends. Tickets purchase is cash only and no refund for unused tickets. Please check GNCA website: or email your ticket order or questions to
The mission of GNCA is to serve the Chinese community in Middle Tennessee areas, providing a platform for cultural and education diversity among the Chinese and other communities. GNCA welcomes your families and friends to join us in May at the fantastic Duanwu Picnic, performances and China Lights. We hope to meet many new friends and share our cultures together.


Yan Zhao
President, Greater Nashville Chinese Association GNCA

纳什维尔电影节中国专场邀请函 -Nashville Film Festival China Spectrum


Nashville Film Festival China Spectrum

Nashville Film Festival has been hosting Chinese film delegations for the past several years. At the end of this month, the Nashville Film Festival is inviting Greater Nashville Chinese Association and the Chinese community to participate the “China Spectrum”, enjoy Chinese film exhibition show and ethnic dances by performers from VanDiva and Nashville Chinese Cultural Club.  The event is open to the public and admission is free.    

日期 Date: April 29, Saturday
地点 Location: Regal Hollywood 27 at 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville
中国专场颁奖仪式 China Spectrum Awards Ceremony:  1:30-2:15 p.m.
丝路英雄 Silk Road Hero: 2:30-4:15 p.m.
望都之恋 The Love of Drum: 5:00-6:45 p.m.
源泉和娜娜 Fountain & The Good Samaritan: 7:30-9:15 p.m.



纳城华人协会举办的金鸡报晓春节晚会圆满的落下了帷幕。我们要特别感谢所有前来参加今晚活动的各界朋友,感谢热心为晚会服务的自愿者和协会成员们,感谢全体演员们的精彩表演,感谢利普斯科姆大学为我们提供设备完善的演出厅以及可口的中西结合式晚餐,感谢热情支持并赞助这次春晚活动的个人以及赞助商; 恳请各界友人在新的一年里继续支持我们的工作,我们也会继续努力,争取更好地为华人朋友,为社会大众服务。 




GNCA Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese community in Nashville and Middle Tennessee area will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, the first day of the Year of the Rooster. Greater Nashville Chinese Association (GNCA) is partnering with the Nashville Chinese School(NCS), Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville(CAAN) and Chinatown Restaurant at Green Hills to present an entire day of fun activities throughout the city.  We are inviting the local communities to join us for the celebration and the cultural experience!  

The official GNCA Chinese New Year Celebration will start at 3:00 pm at the Bennett Building Student Center at Lipscomb University with children’s activities and community booth displays. Dinner is from 4:30-6:30 pm at Bison Café.  The Gala performances will be from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Collins Auditorium.  As always, we will have lion dances, traditional performances, red envelopes for children and raffle prizes.  

Greater Nashville Chinese Association (GNCA) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization representing the Chinese community in the Middle Tennessee area. The event is made possible by continued support and participation from the Nashville Chinese community including volunteers, board members, officers and sponsors. Please contact GNCA at for event information. If you are interested in being an event sponsor, donating an item for raffles, or reserving a booth to reach the Chinese community please All donations and sponsorships to GNCA are tax deductible.  For more details about our mission, events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at