DINE OUT. change lives.

We invite you to join the 19th Annual Dining Out For Life® event on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. This is one of our favorite events and we love partnering with local restaurants. We know 2020 was hard on everyone, and it’s important to us to use this community event to encourage Nashvillians to dine out and support our local restaurants, and in doing so help Nashville CARES mission to end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee.  This city-wide event involves more than 20,000 diners, 80 volunteers and over 60 Nashville area restaurants. Local restaurants participate by contributing a percentage of their proceeds from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner services. Please mark your calendars and plan to dine out, grab takeout or curbside service on April 20th, and change lives while doing so!

Scroll down to see a list of participating restaurants!


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Become a Virtual Host!

A Virtual Host is someone with a lot of community connections, whether it be friends, family, coworkers, clients or other groups. They are assigned to represent one of our participating restaurants and will encourage their circles of influence to commit to dine with that restaurant , whether dining in, doing takeout, or getting curbside or delivery.  This role is important to the success of the restaurants and will be vital in getting diners to participate and help end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee.

If interested in becoming a virtual host please fill out this brief Questionnaire and we will get back to you, shortly.

for participating restaurants

Local restaurants participate by committing to contribute 25% to 100% of gross proceeds (from food only or food and alcohol) from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner services. On this day, Nashville CARES, along with volunteers will invite friends, family and colleagues to dine with participating restaurants. This event engages your current clientele and brings new guests into your restaurant.

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About Dining Out For Life         Why Participate?      Restaurant Agreement    Food Truck Agreement

sponsorship opportunities

Support from sponsors makes it possible for us to continue the fight to End the HIV Epidemic in Middle Tennessee. As a sponsor, you will have opportunities for employee involvement, high-impact marketing efforts, and the option to have a presence at events. This gives you the chance to interact directly with our supporters, volunteers, and advocates.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Last year, Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans living with or at-risk of HIV/AIDS including HIV prevention education to 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease.

Nashville CARES

633 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

Participating Restaurants

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