What does the week have in store for us? Well, let’s find out…
Steve Cross hosts 8 off 8th (Round 3) at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This week’s artists are Tristen, Dixie Whiskey, Pineapple Explode, Comfies/Benjamin A. Harper, Cody Blaine, Overzealous, Jug Huggers, Joel J. Dahl (from de novo dahl). That is one killer lineup, no joke.
William Fitzsimmons in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website:
“He is often compared to contemporaries Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, and the late Elliott Smith and he’s gotten the usual ink in supposed influential circles but he’s unique. Come see for yourself at this intimate instore performance.”
The Basement’s New Faces Nite – 8pm
This week the Basement’s New Faces Nite features Jeremy Crady, Carrie Johnson (22 Brides), Adam Sullivan, Tara Holloway, Frontier Brothers, Kyle Albers, Junstin Shorey and Smart Brothers! I’d recommend going just to hear the Smart Brothers. They’re really great.
Arby’s Deal of the Day
Free regular roast beef sandwich with soft drink purchase.
Screenwriting Workshop with Rich Reichman at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Rich Reichman wrote the book 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay. This is a must for anyone interested in writing a screenplay.
Tunesmithing on Music Row at Edgehill Studio Cafe – 7-9pm
From Now Playing Nashville:
“The songwriting celebration will feature performances by Joel Atkins, Wil Comstock, Dar Frantz, Nancy Moran & Fett, Candy Paull, Kimberly Maiers Shaw, Dianne Ticknor, Steve Trinward, Betsy Warren, Brian Wright, and Chuck Whiting. Whiting and Shaw will emcee the show.”
Brenda Lee: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Loop at the Country Music Hall of Fame – 10am-4pm
Come and watch this 1978 performance that includes performances of her hit songs “Fool #1,” “I’m Sorry,” “Jambalaya,” and “Johnny One Time.”
Films at the Frist: Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Paris – 7pm
This is a documentary about the composer Philip Glass, famous for his film scores. In fact, he’s so famous that he was featured as a character on The Simpsons. I don’t think you get much more famous than that. There will also be a live performance from parts of his opera The Fall of the House of Usher.
Tax free weekend
The idea is to get school supplies, but I think that all small/medium items are tax-free. Correct me if I’m wrong there.
Tomato Art Fest at Five Points – begins at 7am, full schedule here
You should wear a costume, totally. There’s even a redhead competition (Michelle, I’m looking at you!) It looks like a pretty sweet festival, I’ll probably hit it up. http://tomatoartfest.com/events/
The Second Saturday Summer Drive-In: W.W. AND THE DIXIE DANCEKINGS in the Belcourt Theater Parking Lot – 7:45
I went to the last drive-in and had a BLAST. If you like Burt Reynolds, he’s in this, along with Don Williams, Mel Tillis, Roni Stoneman, Brad Dourif and Tootsie (yes, THAT Tootsie). This is free, but donations are appreciated.