Weekly Highlights pt. 1 – Jan 30-Feb 1

It’s been an incredibly busy weekend, so this week I’m going to post the Weekly Highlights in two parts. I should have the rest posted tomorrow night.


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th is hosted by Steve Cross and will feature performances by Scale Model, I Believe in Hotpants, Bows and Arrows, King Arthur, Bravo Max, Magnolia Sons, Honey Locust, and Sugar Sk*_*lls.

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.

Free Monthly Meal for Hendersonville Residents at Community Church of Hendersonville – 1:30-5:30pm
Bring your ID (to prove you live in Hendersonville) and bring your family for a monthly free community meal presented by Share Our Food Kitchen.


3rd Annual Keep the Music Playing at the Schermerhorn- 6:30pm
Hosted by RCA recording artist and two-time CMA Award nominee Chris Young, CMA’s Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert will honor several of the brightest music groups from Metro Nashville Public Schools that have benefited from CMA’s Keep the Music Playing program.

A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste at the Main Public Library – 6:15pm
Spend the evening on a comic adventure inside the ridiculously twisted mind of Rubes® cartoonist Leigh Rubin. Rubin’s cartoons are syndicated in more than 400 publications worldwide. Books and other goodies will be on sale in front of the art gallery.

Film Screening: If These Halls Could Talk at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
Over a weekend in Ukiah, California, a group of eleven students from around the country gathered to talk about the state of diversity on their college campuses. The students’ stories are starkly emotional, and highlight the complex issues that underlie the demographics of higher education.

Rock’n’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge back bar– 6:30pm
What, you think you know more rock minutia than I do? Well, you’re probably right, but if you really want a challenge then you should hit up this event. It consists of three rounds of questions, two rounds of “name that tune,” and the rock and roll-est of final wagers where you can bet (and possibly lose) it all. The prizes are $50, $25 or $10 to be spent at Mercy Lounge. Plus, everyone gets free parking and beer specials all night. It’s about teams, so grab some friends. Oh, and there’s free parking and drink specials.

Darrell Scott in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Darrell has been nominated for 3 Grammys, plays with Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, and has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Guy Clark, Tim O’Brien, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, and more. With a resume like that I don’t even need to tell you how good he is. His new album Long Ride Home is being released today and he’s celebrating by playing an in-store at Grimey’s.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm, 21+
This week’s New Faces Nite will feature performances by Jason Childs Band, Junktrain, Chris Hartfield, Dare Dukes and Blackstock Collection, Haley Dreis and Molly Jewall.

23 Years Without War Since 1000 AD Artist Talk/Discussion at Scarritt-Bennett Center – 7pm
Looking back into history to the year 1000, the folks at Scarritt-Bennett Center count 23 years of peace in the world. In the remaining 989 years, one or more wars have been taking place at any given time. To have an exhibition about peace is impossible without also addressing war. As we approach the tenth year since the beginning of the U.S. involvement in the wars of the Middle East, gallery F. @ Scarritt-Bennett considers some perspectives on peace and war.


Dive Laughing Open Mic Comedy Night at Springwater Supper Club – 9pm, 21+
This open mic stand-up night is hosted by our friend Sean Parrott. Get there at 9 or before to sign-up or just show up at 9:30 to enjoy the jokes.

Old Time Jam at the 5 Spot – 7:30pm
East Nashville’s Wednesday Night Old Time Jam provides enthusiasts of traditional, acoustic-based roots music the opportunity to regularly meet, share tunes, dance, swap stories, and bond together in general camaraderie.

Some Type of Meditation at Hermitage Library – 6:15pm
Every week this event has a different name but the event description doesn’t tell me what the difference is between Smiling Meditation and Space Meditation and Contentment Meditation. Despite the name the event description is ALWAYS the same.

Jer Gregg and Old Dominion at 12th & Porter – 8:30pm
From the artist’s bio: Midwestern singer/songwriter Jer Gregg has brought back the rock that we all have been missing. Taking from blue collar singer/songwriters like John Mellencamp & Bob Seger and blending them with rock ‘n roll sounds influenced by Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden.


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