Weekly Highlights – May 29-June 4


Happy Memorial Day!
Especially to all of our veterans and active service members. We hope today (and every day) is filled with joy and the people you love the most.


Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Started in April of ’13 by guitarists Jeremy Asbrock and Phil Shouse, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency has become the longest-running, star-studdedest, Rock N’ Roll extravaganza in Nashville, TN. TRnRR’s weekly Tuesday night shows at Harp & Fiddle have become the stuff of legend, with guests such as Alice Cooper & band, Roger Glover & Don Airey (Deep Purple), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, Whitford/St. Holmes), among others.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
This week’s show will feature performances by Paper Wings, Jackie Bristol, Chris Hatfield, Lauren Anderson, Thundertaker, and Carlos Tornes.


Eastside Sounds at The Basement East – 6:30pm
Presented by BMI and ALT 97.5, featuring performances by The Bumbs and The Worn Flints.

Lindsay Beth Harper at Two Old Hippies – 5:30pm
Lindsay Beth Harper is a pop/country recording artist from Blue Ridge, GA who has been performing at fairs, festivals, and various venues all over the United States since the age of five.


Nashville Scene’s Movies in the Park: SING! in Elmington Park – sundown
Join the Nashville Scene for the 23rd year of Movies in the Park Presented by Xfinity Thursday nights in June. Bring the whole family to this free event, and come hungry at sundown.

Summer Concert Series at the Streets of Indian Lake
Tyme (not to be confused with The Time feat. the incomparable Morris Day) will be performing classic hits from the 60’s & 70’s to launch the Summer Concert Series held every Thursday through August 24, at The Streets of Indian Lake Mall.


Acoustic Friday Nights ft. The Cactus Blossoms, Gabe Dixon, and The Saint Johns at Centennial Park – 5pm
Musicians Corner Acoustic Friday Nights is where its audience will have the opportunity to hear artists in a stripped-down setting under the lights at Musicians Corner’s permanent location. This week’s show features live music by The Cactus Blossoms, Gabe Dixon, and The Saint Johns.


Wiener Romp Around Centennial Small Dog Park at Centennial Small Dog Park – 11am-12:30pm
Join Nashville Wiener Romp, Nashville’s premier community group for dachshund owners and admirers, for a late spring romp in the park! Will someone please take pictures that we can share on the blog???

Musicians Corner at Centennial Park – 12pm-5pm
This week’s show will feature performances by Carl Broemel, Brian Owens and the Deacons of Soul, Devon Gilfillian, and Michael McQuiad.

Bill DeMain Sgt. Pepper at 50 Book Signing at Grimey’s Too / Howlin’ Wolf – 4pm
Bill DeMain is a Grammy-nominated music journalist and writer with over twenty years experience who’s contributed to publications such as MOJO, Classic Rock and Entertainment Weekly, and published four books, including the popular humor collection, The Sterling Huck Letters. He is also co-author of Sgt. Pepper at 50 (Omnibus Press, June 2017), a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Beatles’ album.

National Trails Day Hike at Bledsoe Creek State Park – 2pm
Join the staff of Bledsoe Creek State Park on Saturday June 3rd for our annual National Trails Day Hike. We will meet at the Park Visitor Center at 2:00 p.m. The hike will include the High Ridge Trail and Shoreline Trail for a total of 3.5 miles. The trails are rated of Moderate difficulty. Please bring appropriate footwear and water.

First Saturday Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville – 6-10pm
Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. The First Saturday Art Crawl is a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and in the Historic Arcade – all welcoming the community to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments.

Shakespeare Allowed: King Lear at the Main Public Library – 12pm
Once a month, gather at the Nashville Library to read one of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with the first play he wrote and ending with his last. HOW IT WORKS: Meet at 11:50am. There will be 16 chairs in a circle and whoever wants to read out loud can choose one of the 16. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently.

Hendersonville Main Street Porch Fest at Hazel Path Mansion – 10am-8pm
The activities of the day include food trucks, shopping, car show, kids zone, local vendors, and live music from locals.

WeHo Arts & Music Crawl at Wedgewood-Houston – 6pm
Each month Wedgewood/Houston opens its doors for all Nashvillians to experience a free art and music walk. The walk begins at 6pm on the first Saturday of every month. Closing times vary from 8-11. Free parking is available throughout including lots at 516 Hagan St and 1211 4th Ave S.


Craft Beer Craft Fair at TailGate Beer Brewery – 12-7pm
Some of Music City’s finest artists, musicians, crafters, and curators will have their wares on display. Vendors will be scattered around the entire Tailgate facility, so grab your pint, and take a stroll outside. The cafe area will be transformed into an art gallery with local artists displaying their work. There is no charge for admission, and the venue is all ages all the time!


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