One Year!

I can’t even believe it, but the N4F blog has officially been around for a whole year, and I think we’re finally getting our act together! We’re posting with relative frequency, we have a pretty solid readership, and we’re having a blast.

A ton of free events happened in Nashville this year, and I went to a lot of them. Sometimes I had awesome experiences and got lots of free stuff, and sometimes I got food poisoning. From free screenings of old Burt Reynolds movies to not-so-secret Conan O’Brien shows at Third Man Records, if it was free and in Nashville then we did our best to cover it.

I’ll admit that I pick favorites with these events. I mean, some rocked, and some sucked. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites from this past year:

  • Our 8 off 8th (duh)
  • Belcourt Drive-ins
  • United Record Pressing plant tour
  • Drakkar Sauna in-store at Grimey’s
  • Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville
  • Record Store Day
  • Imogen Heap and Band of Horses giveaways
  • Getting free Bonnaroo tickets

How about you guys? What free events totally rocked your socks? Is it something that we covered here, or did we miss the most incredible free event of the past year? Let us know in the comments!

On behalf of the whole extended N4F family, I also wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! If it hadn’t been for you, the readers, this blog wouldn’t exist. We keep updating every day (or so…) because YOU read it. You read it, love it, and tell your friends about it, and that means more to us than all the free shit we get. You all are absolutely fantastic, and we love you.

Don’t you go changing.



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