Win Some Free Indie Music Crap

If you win both giveaways you can see them twice.

It may come as no surprise to you that the writers of Nashville for Free might be described as “hipster leaning.” I don’t think that any of us have ever worn leggings instead of pants, but I think we all own several pairs of Ray-Bans (or knockoffs). Also, I lived in Brooklyn for four months and worked at the Beggars Group, so that’s gotta count for something.

I would say the most hipster thing about us is the music we listen to. We loved Garden State for the soundtrack, two of us can claim The National as our hometown heroes, and we love going to indie shows.

If you have similar tastes to us (or if you don’t but just LOVE music) then I have some good giveaways you can enter.

Big Ears Fest

The first one I’m going to mention is over at the Nashville Cream. It’s one of those caption contests that they have, but this time the prize is EPIC. It’s “Inner Ear Weekend Passes,” worth $250 each for Big Ears Fest, which is being held in Knoxville this weekend. Just so you know, the contest ends tomorrow (Thursday) at 3 p.m. so GET ON IT! Performers include Andrew W.K., The Dirty Projectors, jj (apparently a huge yawn at SXSW),Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend, The xx, and the National.

Vampire Weekend at the Ryman

You might remember that we gave away a Vampire Weekend 7″ awhile back. Well, we’re not in charge of this one, but AEG Live is taking care of youz guyz. You can enter to win tickets to their sold out show at the Ryman on April 5th on Facebook or Twitter. Good luck to you, and I’ll see the lucky winner at the show!


Grimey’s is always doing giveaways/drawing for free tickets. You can enter at Grimey’s, and you can win tickets to these shows:

  • Japandroids – Win a FREE pair of tickets to see Japandroids at The End on March 26 and a prize pack of Japandroids vinyl rarities.
  • Tegan & Sara – Win a FREE pair of tickets to see Tegan & Sara at The Ryman on March 31st.
  • Robert Earl Keen – Win a FREE pair of tickets to see Robert Earl Keen at The Ryman on April 3rd. Also appearing on the show will be the Randy Rogers Band & Johnny Cooper.
  • Vampire Weekend – Win a FREE pair of tickets to see VW at The Ryman on April 5th.
  • Allen Toussaint – Win a FREE pair of tickets to see the New Orleans R&B legend at the Belcourt Theatre on April 12th.
  • My Morning Jacket + The Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Free pair of tickets + signed poster for 2 lucky winners.

Wow. I already expect to go to at least 3 of those shows.


PS, I’m in love with the drummer from Vampire Weekend. Look at him laying on that bench with a pained look on his face. Adorable. I’m totally serious.


About Emily

Emily (Founder/Editor in Chief) : Emily is a graduate from Belmont University, where she majored in Music Business. She’s originally from rural Ohio, where there are many cows, a river, and one vineyard. Though she moved to Seattle in 2015, Emily maintains a love of both Nashville and free things, and is actively looking for contributors for If you're interested, reach out to her at

  • cheapassmichelle

    I bet Lance wears legging pants….

    just sayin’.

  • rebeccasmith

    one reason we moved to nashville is for the music, please oh, please let us win :O)

  • julia

    you’re right, the fact thats you’re full blown hipsters comes as no surprize. I still appreciate your free stuff tips though.