Weekly Highlights – April 24-30, 2017


8 off 8th Hosted by McKay’s Books at The High Watt – 8pm
It warms my heart that 8 0ff 8th still exists. This week will feature performances by Snakeworld, Brian Smith and the Noise, Lovely Steel, Jonni Greth, Kirstie & David Frank, The Chewers, and The Billy Ocean (which I can’t POSSIBLY imagine means the actual Billy Ocean so I am extremely confused).

University Wind Ensemble & University Chamber Orchestra Concert at Lipscomb University – Collins Auditorium – 7:30pm
Lipscomb’s School of Music presents a joint concert by the University Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in Collins Alumni Auditorium.


Fastball In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
OMG I LOVE FASTBALL. They bringers of some awesome rock hits from my youth are playing an acoustic set at Grimey’s, and you NEED to go so I can live vacariously through all of you.

Jesse Daniel Edwards at The Basement – 7pm
Jesse Daniel Edwards is an independent songwriter from the small mountain town of Julian, CA and currently residing in Nashville. Apart from his work as a solo artist, he spent five years on the road with The Smart Brothers (who this writer has always loved), releasing 4 recordings and performing with the likes of John Prine, Jason Mraz, and First Aid Kit.


Winter Wednesday Market at Nashville Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm
Last Winter Wednesday Market of the year! Winter Wednesday Market at NFM is a pop-up market inside the Market House featuring 8 to 10 farmers, ranchers, food artisans, crafters, and flea merchants. This indoor shopping experience gives visitors a mid-week farmers’ market option during the Winter Market months.

Sam Hunter, Caroline Kole and Jessie Key at Douglas Corner Cafe – 6pm
A trio of emerging Nashville singers and songwriters take the stage at Douglas Corner – Sam Hunter, Caroline Kole and Jessie Key.


Brass Band of Nashville presents “Heroic Brass” at Vine Street Christian Church – 7pm
The Brass Band of Nashville will present their first concert of the 2017 season, “Heroic Brass” at Vine Street Christian Church.

Mayor Barry’s Sustainability Initiatives at Cumberland River Compact – 12pm
Join Cumberland River Compact as for a panel discussion with Mayor Barry’s sustainability staff and the subcommittee chairs for each of Livable Nashville’s five focus-areas. Click here to register.


Goose egg! I couldn’t find anything, but if you know of something cool going on, hit us up in the comments or on Twitter at @NashForFree.


Rock’n’Roll Marathon
This is not free. It is actually very expensive to run. However, it’s pretty fun to watch and cheer on the runners, and some bars and restaurants along the route are known to open up for watch parties. So you can drink and eat while poor souls burn like 2,000 calories.

Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Come hear the traditional Mexican tale of The Smiling Rabbit; Children will create their own clay rabbit inspired by the pre-Columbian art exhibit on display at the Parthenon.

Charly Bliss In-Store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: The ten tracks that make up ‘Guppy’, Charly Bliss’ sparkling full-length debut, show the band embracing all of their strengths – a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. That every track is loaded front-to-back with sing/shout-worthy lyrics and ear worm melodies is a testament to the band’s commitment to the art form of pop songwriting.


NCMS Presents B Chakoian Jones’ ‘Family Quartet’ – 7pm
Fun fact: Benjamin Chakoian Jones is actually one of my favorite people of all time. No, seriously, he’s a great, talented person, and he’s going to premiere his Family Quartet, bringing together some of his most accomplished friends to perform four movements of the string quartet themed around his relationships with his closest family members. Bring a snack to share, and Yazoo Brewery will be providing beer. Learn more here.


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