Weekly Highlights – July 24-30

Hey everyone! Firstly, I’m sorry for the radio silence. Summer, especially July and August, are really busy for me personally. I’m doing my best, I promise! Anyway, here’s the Weekly Highlights.


TenX9: Nashville Storytelling at Douglas Corner Cafe – 7:30pm
Tenx9 Nashville is a Belfast-originated monthly community storytelling night where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. This is not a creative fiction seminar. It is an opportunity for people to engage each other’s lives through personal tales of life experiences.


Summer of Love Listening Party at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Join us for a special Summer of Love listening party & hang, when we’ll be spinning some of Rhino Records’ recent reissues that celebrate Summer, Love and a handful of the many, many tremendous records originally in 1967.  We’ll be serving groovy cookies and some cold brews (for those old enough to legally partake) plus we have some fun Rhino Records prizes to give away.  Come decked out in your favorite summer digs for your chance to walk away with cool Summer of Love swag!”

Thee Rock’n’Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 18+
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.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm, 21+
This week will feature performances by Alyssa Jacey, Alex Culbreth, Chad Mason, Casey Joe and Friday Night Dads, The Southern Tiers, and Charlie Adams.


Reuse Spectroscope with Turnip Green at the Main Public Library – 10:30am
Split light into different wavelengths with your very own spectroscope, made from re-purposed materials! For ages 8-13.

Girls and Airplanes: Outcasts, Rebels, and Revolutionaries at the East Branch of the Public Library – 4pm
Anne DeChant presents a musical salute to the Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots of WWII: daring individuals who broke boundaries and helped change the world. For ages 3-12.

Eastside Sounds at The Basement East – 6:30pm
Presented by BMI and ALT 97.5, featuring performances by Okey Dokey and Liz Cooper & the Stampede.


Mike Peter’s and The Alarm in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “For more than 35 years, The Alarm frontman Mike Peters has delivered emotionally vibrant rock songs that have resonated with fans for their passionate authenticity and urgency. But as new documentary Man in the Camo Jacket reveals, Peters may have needed the healing the band’s music provided more than anyone. Mike Peters is touring with the current lineup of The Alarm and will play City Winery (where the documentary film will also be screened) on the evening of July 27th. We’ll have him at Grimey’s earlier in the evening for an intimate in-store set and a meet-and-greet with fans.”

If You Don’t Know Now feat. Levi Ray at The High Watt – 8pm
This show will also feature performances by Lovely, Angela Laino, and Rocky Block. But for some reason only the dudes playing got bios on the show page. Oh yeah, and the show is presented by Joco Shows and is sponsored by Jagarmeister.


Manchester Orchestra in-store at Grimey’s – 12pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Manchester Orchestra have a new album coming July 28th via Loma Vista Recorings. It’s called ‘A Black Mile to the Surface’ and marks the band’s first full-length since the release of Cope in 2014. We are very stoked that Manchester Orchestra has decided to celebrate their new record’s release with an in-store, lunchtime performance at Grimey’s! We’ll have a food truck on site as well so you can still grab a bite if you come over on your lunch break.”

Summer Friday 51 Series at Project 615 West – 4-9pm
This fun, free community event kicks off Project 615’s monthly block party, Friday 51, outside our new location in West Nashville. Enjoy local food trucks, drinks, games, a DJ, and new designs from Project 615. Free and all ages.

Matthew Sweet in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Matthew Sweet is back with his first new batch of tunes in 6 years! ‘Tomorrow Forever’ is the name of the new album and, although those NYC art punks are no longer along for the ride, members of The Zombies, The Bangles, The Jayhawks and Velvet Crush are, along with that trademark Sweet tunefulness. Matthew Sweet is in town for a show at City Winery and we couldn’t be more stoked that he has agreed to stop in at Grimey’s for an intimate, in-store set.”


Hands On Nashville: ReCYCLE For Kids at Coleman Park Community Center – 8:30am-12pm
Hands On Nashville’s fifth annual ReCYCLE For Kids Bike Giveaway takes place on July 29, 2017. Through ReCYCLE For Kids, Hands On Nashville collects gently used bikes, which volunteers refurbish at the Oasis Bike Workshop prior to the giveaway. The giveaway event, taking place at the Coleman Park Community Center, connects bikes, safety training, and more to youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity to own a bicycle. Volunteers help children “shop” for correctly sized bicycles, fit helmets, lead safety instruction and more.

58th Annual Mountain Market for Arts and Crafts at Hannah Pickett Park – 9am-5pm
Juried arts and crafts show, one of the oldest in Tennessee. 100 Vendors from the Southeast; artists, craftsmen, demonstrators, and food vendors. All items are handmade. Drawings are made every 30 minutes for handiwork donated by the vendors.

National Dance Day Class with Nashville Ballet at School of Nashville Ballet (main campus) – 10am-1pm
July 29 is National Dance Day and Nashville Ballet is offering free, all-ages dance classes to celebrate. Sample a few of its regularly programmed community classes, including DANCEFIX (high-energy dance fitness), ballet, contemporary and hip hop. Plus, learn choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show “So You Think You Can Dance” and perform as a group. Attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s adult dance classes. No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins welcome.

Teddy and The Rough Riders in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Teddy and the Rough Riders have been one of the grooviest country-rock groups on the local rock scene for several years now but they’ve never properly released their music, outside of some demos on Soundcloud. You had to catch them live to groove to their jams. But no more! Teddy and the Rough Riders are releasing a double gatefold 7-inch, limited to a run of 450, and are celebrating with a few shows in town including a sure-to-be raucous free show at Grimey’s during BEER:30! Yep, free show for everyone, free beer for those 21+.”

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