Weekly Highlights – Nov. 21-26


Kenny Vaughan and Friends at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm
Kenny has played with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell and others and is currently a full-time member of Marty Stuart’s band. He was also named instrumentalist of the year by the Americana Music Association in 2006.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+ 
This week’s 8 off 8th doesn’t have a lineup posted, but Monday nights at the Mercy Lounge are always a good time.

Belmont Pops Concert at Belmont’s MPAC – 7:30pm
Belmont Pops is a mixed vocal ensemble which performs a wide range of popular music including pieces of blues, jazz, pop/rock, country, and musical theater.


Margaritaville Nashville’s 1st Anniversary Celebration
There will be live music and food specials all day. There will even be a cake cutting at 6pm with free cake to guests while supplies last. Oh, and you can enter to win a Frozen Concoction Maker and there will be Buffett trivia all day long.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm, 21+
This week’s New Faces Nite will feature Molly Graham & Her Invisible Friends, Hank & Cupcakes, Judah Magnolia, David Lee Steele, Paranormals & Summer Zombie.


“It’s a Family Tradition” Pre-Thanksgiving Party at Bootleggers Inn –  8pm
The night before Thanksgiving enjoy bootlegging, live music, moonshine, whiskey barrels, mason jars, fun & more at Bootleggers Inn Nashville. Hey, it’s the biggest bar day of the year for a reason.

Volunteer String Band at Puckett’s Downtown – 7pm
Nothing says Thanksgiving like some good bluegrass music.


Happy Thanksgiving! What, you want something free to do today? Spend it with some people you love. That’s free.


Record Store Black Friday at Grimey’s – 10am-8pm
There will be limited, mostly vinyl, new releases from artists like the Black Keys, Wilco, The Beatles, and more.

Brendan Benson In-Store and Signing at Grimey’s – noon
Brendan is releasing a new record he recorded AT United Record Pressing. He’ll be signing copies and meeting fans at noon.

Black Friday – pretty much everywhere
Get some cheap stuff. I’ll see if I can get a list together later this week of some local stores that are participating.


Film Screening: Women, War, & Peace: We Still Live Here at the Main Library – 2:30pm
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the first English settlers in America, and lived to regret it. We Still Live Here tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back.

A Child’s Calendar at the Main Public Library – 10:30 and 11:30am
John Updike’s collection of poems for children is transformed into a delightful musical puppet show taking us through the seasons month by month. Sarah Hart and Brian Hull score this special adaptation with original music. Running time: 30 minutes

Third Coast Broadcast with American Red Cross at BB King’s – noon-4pm
This is part of a disaster relief concert series, so you might do well to open your wallets at this one, but still, it’s free music at BB King’s!

The Howling Brothers at The Fontanel Mansion & Farm – noon
When the Howling Brothers perform, an energy is ignited that is impossible to put out. Fans of all ages and creeds find the group “simply outstanding” the words of a fan out of Eagle Lake, Mississippi bringing traditional music lovers back again and again. Raised in the backwoods of America the Howling Brothers are a living gumbo of American roots music.

The Creeksiders at The Fontanel Mansion & Farm – 6pm
According to their bio, “Swing , country, fiddle tunes, caribbean, etc. is just some of what you might hear from veteran Nashville musicians Lawrence P. Jefferies, Bruce Baxter, Joe Fleming, George Pearce, Dave Harder and a revolving cast of guest musicians. Toe tapping allowed!”



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