Festival of the Nations (FOTN) is a non-profit organization, an affiliate of Bethel World Outreach Church with the purpose of coordinating international community events that develop relationships with all nations. Our mission is to encourage unity, to educate, and to develop a better understanding of global community, history, and culture, while preserving heritage and spiritual well being.
In 2004, Founders, Jonathan Camcam and Rice Broocks recognized a need within the rapidly growing and changing Nashville community. The population was becoming more diversified and people were in need of ways to understand and appreciate each other’s differences. We began building FOTN from the ground up to provide an avenue for different cultures to educate and share their traditions through music, dance, activities, food, and crafts. We believe that unity within cultural diversity brings growth in the city and enhances the way of living. We stand firm on our slogan “Uniting a City to Unite the World.”
The new Executive Director, Jerry Turney, took the lead in 2012 to continue to build upon the foundations that were laid uniting the International Community. His vital experience working with students in Elementary, Middle and High Schools along with the University campuses brings an important element to educating and Uniting the youth of the Nations.
Festival of the Nations continues to host numerous annual International events across the region that provide a spectacular interaction of our unique diversity and an exciting awareness and education of who we are as a Greater Nashville people living in a global community.
The purpose of Festival of the Nations is to coordinate international community events that develops fruitful relationships with all nations.
Our mission is to encourage unity, educate, and allow people to develop a better understanding
of global community, history, culture, while preserving heritage and well being.
Festivals and Events hosted by
Festival of the Nations
We have hosted around 20 International events a year! And we have partnered with many more.
Just to name a few:
- Asian Cultural Festival
- African Cultural Extravaganza
- European Cultural Festival
- Latin Cultural Festival
- Middle Eastern Cultural Festival
- Caribbean Cultural Festival
- Brazilian Cultural Festival (1st Brazilian Parade-downtown)
- International Music Fest (17 international bands)
- International Soccer Tournament (40 international teams)
- Cameron & Neely’s Bend Middle Schools’ “International Day”
- TSU “Multicultural Day”
- Flood Relief with Good Samaritan
- Laotian American Outreach Talent Showcase
- International Thanksgiving dinners at Vanderbilt University