Weekly Highlights – 12/21 – 12/27

Hey, it’s the week of Christmas so don’t expect too much.


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This week’s 8 off 8th featuring Silver Seas, Madi Diaz, Tommy Keenum, Karmakite, Lanky, Mike Younger, and Justin and The Cosmics. I’m not sure about comma placement, there weren’t any commas on the Mercy Lounge website, so I just added them as I saw fit.

Holiday Concert: The Caroling Troubadours at the Frist – 2pm
This event is “a holiday sing-along with the strolling minstrels, the Caroling Troubadours. Local favorites Sarah Martin McConnell, Kathy Chiavola and Joe Freel offer a selection of holiday and seasonal tunes.” So it’s just like normal caroling?


I got nothin’. Seriously. Sorry.


Writer’s Nite with Todd and Bruce at Dan McGuinness Irish Pub – 7pm
I don’t know exactly who Todd and Bruce are, but they do this every week, so I guess people like them. Maybe you will too.

Celtic Jam at 12 South Taproom – 6pm
Here’s another one that happens every week. Jam on, Celtic music fans, jam on.


The Christmas Eve Carillon Concert at the Belmont Bell Tower – 2pm
I always enjoy hearing the bells play songs at the Belmont bell tower, and on Christmas eve they’ll play Christmas tunes. In case you were wondering, those aren’t automated, someone is actually playing them.

Christmas Eve Show at Nashville Center for Spiritual Living – 6pm
A host of Nashville musicians, including hit songwriter Rand Bishop and Orleans co-founder Lance Hoppen, will perform at a special Christmas Eve show at the Nashville Center for Spiritual Living. The event will close with a candle-lighting ceremony. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the show.


Merry Christmas!


MusicFest and Battle of the Bands presented by CMT at 2nd and Broadway 5-7pm
Party downtown before the Preds game. Thousands of fans will converge on world-famous 2nd Avenue for the outdoor block party featuring SEC & ACC pep bands and cheerleaders. Show your bowl patch and receive special Fan discounts at participating Patch Partner locations. Word.


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