Highlights for the Week of July 12th

“So,” you might ask me, “what’s up this week? What kind of fun is planned?”

Well, I have an answer.

Are you ready?

Here it comes.


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge
This weekly event features 3 song sets from up-and-coming bands in Nashville. I believe that the Nashville Scene is taking control of the fun, so you know it’s gotta be good.
Starts at 9pm. Ages 21+

Howling for Darling at 12 South Taproom
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the bands that play the 12 South Taproom have the BEST names.
Starts at 9pm

The Dead Weather (Jack White’s new band) midnight release party at Grimeys
Snacks, beverages, free stuff you could win, and a special DJ performance by the Bens from Third Man at everyone’s favorite local record store. Be one of the first people to get the new Dead Weather record on vinyl or CD. Who knows who else might show up?
When: 11pm


Dan Curtis, Dark Shadows, and Television Suspense at the Green Hills Public Library
Here’s a description from Now Playing Nashville:
“Dark Shadows remains a cult classic decades after the final episode aired on television in 1971. Dr. Jeff Thompson, author of The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows and Other Productions, 1966-2006, will show film clips and discuss director Dan Curtis, Dark ShadowsThe Night Stalker, literature’s influence on his films, and the influence of Curtis’s horror films on subsequent scary movies and TV shows. A book signing will follow.”
When: 6:30-7:30

Next Door Neighbors: Meet the Cultures of Somalia and Kurdistan that Call Nashville Home at the Scarritt-Bennett Center
Nashville is home to a lot of refugees from Kurdistan and Somalia, and we should take the time to learn more about their cultures.
When: 7:00-9:00pm

New Faces Nite at the Basement
This is the second weekly event that showcases new Nashville artists. You never know which one is going to make it big. Rock.
When: 8:00pm


Free Arby’s for Lunch
Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase


Throw Down Barista Competition at Edgehill Studio Cafe
Sounds pretty sweet.
When: 7:00pm

Best Selling Author Jennifer Haigh reading from The Condition at Davis-Kidd Books
From Now Playing Nashville:
The long-awaited third novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Mrs. Kimble and Baker Towers explores the immutable bonds of family witnessed through one turbulent year in the lives of the McKotches. With compassion and almost painful astuteness, The Condition explores the power of family mythologies–the self-delusions, denials and inescapable truths that forever bind fathers and mothers and siblings”
When: 7:00pm

The Comfie’s live in-store at Grimey’s
From the Grimey’s website:
“The Comfies are releasing the first of 3 new EPs. It’s called The Comfies Present: Benjamin A. Harper in This Ship Is Going Down and it’s out digitally now. You can download it here using the “name your own price” model. But if you’re a real fan and want the CD, you’ll need to join us for a free live in-store performance by the band and pick up CD while you’re here.”
When: 6pm


Charles Butler at 12 South Taproom
Progressive Bluegrass!
When: 9:00pm


Big Band Concerts at Centennial Park
Music, dancing, dance lessons, dance competitions. Bring good shoes.
When: 7:30-10:00pm

Buffalo River Music Festival in Main Street Lobelville, TN
From Now Playing Nashville
“Perry County Forward, Buddy the Dog Entertainment and the Town of Lobelville proudly present the 1st Annual Buffalo River Music Festival in Perry County, Tennessee. The evening will feature performances by Terri Gibbs, Razzy Bailey, Marion James, Blue Mother Tupelo, Johnny Jones, Moe Denham, Les Kerr, Nick Nixon, Jerry Roll Johnson, Brooks Brothers and many more!”
When: 5:00pm

Umbrella Tree live in-store at Grimey’s
From the Grimey’s website:
“Zach, Jillian and Derek have a new album called “The Letter C” with a video to accompany each song. They’re unveiling it here at Grimey’s on a Saturday afternoon and will screen all the videos. They’re a quirky and very creative band and I bet they’ve got some cool stuff cookin’ for this. More details soon…”
When: 4pm


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