My Fantasy Funeral

Imagine you are dead but you get to design your own funeral.

Nathanael Mehrens

Nathanael Mehrens, creator of Matchless coffee soda and co-founder of the Stay Golden cafes, shares his nature-themed fantasy funeral.
Posted: Mon September 16, 2019

Kyshona Armstrong

Kyshona Armstrong, songwriter and vocalist, reveals the plan for her fantasy funeral -- complete with an appearance by Oprah Winfrey.
Posted: Mon September 2, 2019

Sarah Souther

Sarah Souther, creator of Nashville's Bang Candy Company, describes the vision of her fantasy funeral as a jolly event full of laughter and beauty.
Posted: Mon August 19, 2019

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams, designer and one half of art studio New Hat, details the vision for her fiery fantasy funeral, including the mushroom suit in which she would like to be buried.
Posted: Mon August 5, 2019

Spencer Cullum, Jr.

Spencer Cullum Jr., pedal steel guitar player and one half of Steelism, gives Ryan a lesson in Cockney rhyming slang, lays out his vision for a game show-styled eulogy, and [...]
Posted: Mon July 22, 2019

Larissa Maestro

Larissa Maestro, a Nashville cellist and vocalist, discusses the importance of performing classical works that are rarely heard, the Philippine tradition of Spirit Food which [...]
Posted: Mon July 8, 2019

Trevor Mikula

Trevor Mikula, a self-taught Nashville painter, discusses growing up gay in a severely strict Christian home, the musical that opened his eyes to issues of the world when he [...]
Posted: Mon June 24, 2019

Tiffany Minton

Tiffany Minton, drummer and co-founder of the She's A Rebel girl group tribute show, discusses her early activism efforts, shares a song from a friend who has passed, and lets [...]
Posted: Mon June 10, 2019

Jeff Zentner

Jeff Zentner, award-winning YA author, details the five songs that he would choose for his fantasy funeral -- songs that have shaped both his childhood and his writing.
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019

Julia Martin

Julia Martin, Nashville visual artist and art gallery owner, describes her fantasy funeral as a nighttime celebration going until the sun comes up and how she would like to be [...]
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019

Jonathan Marx

Jonathan Marx, noted instrumentalist, talks on the idea of impermanence and how the journey of grief might be better understood after listening to 32 minutes of transcendental jazz.
Posted: Mon April 29, 2019

Sarah Bandy

Sarah Bandy, Executive Director at YEAH!, chooses her desire to keep the art of the bedtime story alive through the Nashville airwaves, and the motley crew of pallbearers she [...]
Posted: Mon April 15, 2019