Archive | May, 2012

Movies in the Park 2012

22 May

Nashville has at least two long-standing outdoor movie series, and one is undergoing a big change this year.

Movies in the Park, which takes place every Wednesday in June, is moving from Centennial Park, where it’s been for 16 years, to Warner Park’s Cross Country Field on Hwy 100. Why the change? I’m not sure, but something tells me it’ll at the very least be a little safer, if not roomier. Maybe more parking.

But let’s move past that. The important part of Movies in the Park is the movies they show. Here’s the full list:

  • June 6th – The Help
  • June 13th – Shrek (not Schrek, oh well)
  • June 20th – Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  • June 27th – Captain America – an edited version

As usual, something for everyone. Right on.

Movies start at dusk, but be sure to get there early for a good spot. Apparently the party starts at 4pm and Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonehouse Q, Kona Ice, the Grilled Cheeserie and Moose Head kettle corn.


Weekly Highlights – May 21-26

20 May


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge –  9pm, 21+
8 bands, 15 minute sets, tons of fun. Also, cheap beer.

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.

It’s a Ruff Live at the Looby Library – 7:30pm
“It’s A Ruff Life” is a brand new musical comedy with music, lyrics and book written by Jesse Goldberg and Gene Levine. This is a “feel-good” musical that will make you laugh and will make you cry. It is a celebration of canine behavior for dog lovers everywhere. For reservations and information call (615) 915-0891.


Madeleine Slate and Ben Glover at The Basement – 7pm, 21+
A free show before New Faces Nite.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm, 21+
This free show will feature performances by Feedback Revival, The Broadcast, Drunken Prayer, Kill the King, Sabrina Stone, and Caravan Of Thieves.


Weekly Highlights – May 14-19

13 May


8 off 8th East Nashville Underground Preview Party at the High Watt – 8pm, 21+

This 8 off 8th will feature performances by The Gills, The Future, Bear Cub, Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces, Frances & the Foundation, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Black Shakes and Kiernan McMullan.

Garrett Family Garden and Public Art Dedication at the Goodlettsville Library – 10am

Mayor Karl Dean will dedicate the garden that was made possible by a generous donation from the Garrett Family. It features mosaic and engraved artwork Seasons from a Bird’s Eye View by artists Dan Goostree and Paige Easter. The garden also features a seating area, performance stage, & sidewalks in addition to the lush landscaping. LIght refreshments will be served.

Jacklyn North & The Band at Two Old Hippies – 6pm

The music Jaclyn North writes and loves to perform has been described as a smooth blend of southern rock and traditional country, with a sultry kiss of blues. Chuck McKinley of KKUS in Tyler, TX described Jaclyn’s style as a “controlled, reckless abandonment.”


Beach House and Best Coast Listening Party at Grimey’s – 6pm

It’s a indie beach music party! There will be goodies and prizes and art prints and 7 inches with record purchase, and other crazy stuff like an autographed Best Coast poster and glow-in-the-dark Beach House vinyl and a Sub Pop swag bag.


Weekly Highlights – May 7-12

6 May


8 off 8th in-store at Mercy Lounge – 9pm
8 off 8th features 15 minute sets by local bands. This week’s show will feature performances by Billy Swayze, The Grayces
Lulu Mae, I am Sabot, Paper, Buffalo Rodeo, Hot Mess, and Paper Lantern.

The Glass Harp featuring Phil Keaggy at Two Old Hippies – 6pm
According to their bio, they’re a power rock trio from Youngstown Ohio that formed in the late 60s/early 70s and their songs “stretch beyond the confines of standard form” including guitar, bass, flute, and drum solos.


JT Daly In-Story at Grimey’s – 6pm 
JT Daly is the singer for Paper Route. While they were recording new music as a group, JT was recording music for his new solo album, Memory. Join him and the folks at Grimey’s as he debuts his new music.