Weekly Highlights – June 4-9


Full Moon Hike at Edwin Warner Park Pavilion #9 – 7:30pm
It’s an easy 4.5 miles on a paved path under a starlit sky. A Team Green adventure.

Chevrolet Presents the CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage on Broadway – 6pm
This will feature performances by Bob Corbett (Australia), Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans(Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Lisa McHugh(Ireland) with the legendary Gene Watson (U.S.), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), Gary Quinn (UK), and Joe Robinson (Australia).

Free Infant and Preschool Music Class at The Music Class Nippers Corner Studio – 10am
The best way to learn what The Music Class is all about is to experience a class. You and your child are invited to join us at a free demonstration class. This 40-minute class will include lots of fun songs and activities. For newborns to 4 year olds.


Marc Scibilia in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Marc is celebrating the release of his new EP by performing for free at Grimey’s.

Transit of Venus viewing party at Adventure Science Center – 2:30-8pm
On June 5, beginning at 5:04pm, a rare astronomical event will take place – our sister planet, Venus, will cross the sun and be visible from Earth for only the seventh time in recorded history. To celebrate the rare event, Adventure Science Center is providing a free opportunity for Middle Tennesseans to safely view the transit and learn from experts about its significance. Beginning at 5:00pm, the Center will offer a range of activities and teach techniques for safe solar viewing.

Jeff Shaara at Salon@615 at Main Public Library – 6:15pm
Son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara, writer of historical fiction, twelve novels, eight of which were New York Times Best Sellers.

Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony – 12:30pm
Steve Winwood and Bob Babbitt will be inducted today.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm, 21+
This week’s performers will include The Crumbs, The Squaws, Crash Like This, Bearcat, Jason McNiff, Valerie Mize, Stephanie Berlanga and Float Stone.


Movies in the Park: The Help at Percy Warner Park’s cross country fields  – 7pm
It’s the first film screening at the new location (don’t worry, there will be plenty of signage). Refreshments will begin at 4pm and the movie, which is pretty darn good, starts at 7ish.

8th Annual CMA Festival Kickoff Parade and Block Party downtown – 11am
Featuring Chevrolet cars, Country artists, celebrities, balloons, and the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, the annual parade is the official start of CMA Music Festival.

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.


CMA Fest Riverfront Stage at Riverfront Park – 10am-5:45pm
Performers include Montgomery Gentry, Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Tracy Lawrence, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Craig Morgan, Jerrod Niemann, Randy Rogers Band, Josh Thompson, and Uncle Kracker.

Supper + Song at Imogene + Willie: The Bonnaroo Edition – 6pm
From what I gather, this isn’t EXACTLY Supper + Song, but it will feature a few cool performers, including Kopecky Family Band.

Regions Free Days with the Symphony at East Park – 8pm
Tonight’s performances will celebrate the film music of John Williams. That’s the guy who did Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars. And Superman. The list is really too long to type out here.

Artist’s Forum featuring Michele Lambert and Michael Catalano at the Frist – 6:30pm
This month’s Artist’s Forum invites artist Michele Lambert and filmmaker Michael Catalano to speak about their artistic processes and concepts, as well as their experiences creating a series of short films with workshop participants that captured the essence and imagination of the Frist Center’s exhibition, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination.


CMA Fest Riverfront Stage at Riverfront Park – 10am-5:45pm
Performers include Craig Campbell, THE FARM, Gloriana, Jo Dee Messina, David Nail, Oak Ridge Boys, Thomas Rhett, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, and James Wesley.

Regions Free Days with the Symphony at Bicentennial State Mall – 8pm
Tonight’s performance will ALSO feature the music of John Williams. It will be rad.


Langhorne Slim in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
Grimey’s says, “a super-charged evocation of their raucous, friendly stage performances – the insurgent spirit that unites the Clash and Charlie Poole – comes from in punk, country, soul or folk. ‘Solomon Burke meets punk blues in a smoky folk club’ is how his bio puts it and that’s right on the money.”

12th Annual Warner Parks Children’s Picnic at the Nature Center – 11am
Bring your whole family for music and nature-related fun and games. Clowns, hikes, arts and crafts, face painting, and a fabulous silent auction are just a few of the highlights. Families may pack their own picnic or purchase picnic lunchesduring the event. Reservations are not required for this event, but there is a recommended donation of $5 per person.

CMA Fest Riverfront Stage at Riverfront Park – 10am-5:45pm
Performers include Laura Bell Bundy, Edens Edge, Casey James, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Kip Moore, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Corey Smith, and Mel Tillis.

10th Annual Catfish Rodeo at Cumberland River Compact (in Shelby Park) – 8am-noon
An opportunity for TN youth to fish for free. Ages 5-16.

Free Book Collecting Class at Yeoman’s in the Fork – 2pm
Book collecting class taught by Mike Cotter at Auction Kings. RSVP to info@yeomansinthefork.com.


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