Weekly Highlights – June 27-July 2


Nick 13 In-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Have you heard of the “psychobilly” band called Tiger Army? Nice 13 is the guitarist, vocalist, and chief songwriter. However, his solo stuff is more Americana.

Rock’n’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge – 6:30pm, 21+
It was dead, but it has been revived thanks to Vitaminwater Revive (get it?). You don’t have to be a music snob to play, but from personal experience it really doesn’t hurt…usually. Yeah, sometimes they throw in a question about American Idol. The prizes are bar money for the Mercy Lounge, but you could also end up on the guest list for a show of your choosing or a wide variety of other prizes.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature sets by Amy McCarley, the Reneaus, Jason Childs, Samuel Gregg & Dead East, Bear Club, Ameron Jan & 86 Black, Tristan Clopet, Adam Hill & His Sunday Best, and Go Go Saggio.


Salon @ 615 with Author Ann Patchett at the Main Public Library – 6:15pm
Ms. Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto, will join you at the library for a reception, author talk, and signing.

Nashville Symphony Performance at Centennial Park – 7:30pm
At this installment of Regions Presents the Symphony in the Park there will be a children’s costume contest for best-dressed Romeo or Juliet. Hopefully it won’t get rained out this time.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm, 21+
This week’s New Faces Nite will feature performances by Key Commitee, David Steele, Warm Guns, Zach Vinson, Adam Foster, Jesus Angel Garcia and more.


Foster the People In-Store at Grimey’s – 6:30pm
Grimey’s describes their sound as “atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop.” Their show later in the evening at the Cannery has sold out, so if you weren’t one of the lucky souls to get a ticket this in-store is the only chance you’ll get to see them in Nashville.

Foster the People Afterparty at the Mercy Lounge – 11pm, 21+
The first 100 people to book it from the Cannery to the Mercy Lounge following the Foster the People show will get to enjoy DJ sets from Cherub, TWAIN, and Chancellor Warhol. You know, for those people who don’t have to get to work by 8am the next day.

Movies in the Park: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Centennial Park – 8pm
This week’s Movies in the park film is an 80s classic. C’mon, we all wanted to be a little like Ferris when we were in high school. Personally, it’s been years since I’ve seen this film, so I’m excited about this one.


Musical Petting Zoo with Instrument Demonstration at the Main Public Library – 10:30am
Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a steel guitar! The Musical PettingZoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. At the beginning of the program a professional musician will demonstrate how to play some of the instruments. All ages. No reservations required. Free. Families are encouraged to tour the museum at a discounted rate following the program. Visit the information desk or ticket window for more information. Seriously, the best way to get kids into music is to teach them the fun of it at a young age.


Salon @ 615: Author Roy Blount, Jr. at the Main Public Library – 6:15pm
Roy Blount, Jr. is the author of Alphabet Juice: or, the Joy of Text. He’s a well-known writer, essayist, and panelist on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell me” on NPR. This will be a reception, discussion, and book signing.

Mt. Juliet Movie in the Park at Charlie Daniels Park – dusk
Apparently the film is an American adventure comedy film that will appeal to the whole family. The film title hint is “one-eyed willie.” I have no idea what the movie is.


First Saturday Art Crawl at the Arcade – 6pm-9pm
Yay art and free wine.

National 9/11 Flag Display at Riverfront Park
Currently on a journey across America through the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11, the goal of The National 9/11 Flag Tour is to display this historic flag at leading venues nationwide, to empower local service heroes in all 50 states with the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format, and to inspire 300 million Americans with the flag’s rich visual history in order to deepen our sense of citizenship and national pride and bolster the spirit of volunteerism on the 9/11 Anniversary and year-round.

Musicians Corner at Centennial Park – 3-6pm
This week’s Musicans Corner will feature live performances by Kristen Rogers and The Divas, Mockingbyrd, Robby Hecht, Humming House, and more. As always there will be green tips from Cool People Care, a Dog of the Day award, food vendors, and kidsville activities.

Stay tuned for a full blog post about July 4th festivities!



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