Weekly Highlights – Aug. 7-13, 2017

Happy Tomato Art Fest week!


Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room – 6pm
Song Suffragettes is a weekly showcase of up-and-coming female singer-songwriters. It sounds completely awesome, and everyone should go all the time.

Bingo at Beast Pub – 7pm
Picking a team name is half the fun, eh?

Loud Jamz at The High Watt – 7pm
From the website: “Loud Jamz brings together dozens of Nashville musicians and singers to perform a wide range of cover songs in multiple genres. From the classic rock of the 70s to bands making the hits today, it’s like hitting shuffle on your playlist, only it’s all played LIVE! Some of our musicians you’ve seen on tour with the biggest names in country music. For one night, they jam together playing songs not on their usual set lists. Anything can happen when you put this much talent on one stage with a song list designed to rock your world! Join us for a night of great music and exceptional musicianship.”

8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge – 7pm, 21+
Featuring Barrett Baber, Ben Wells, Christina Taylor, Eric Dodd, Jeb Gipson, Josh Martin, Sarahbeth Taite, Taylor Edwards.


Yoga in the Park at Centennial Park – 6pm
Part of Team Green Adventures. Taught by Kali Yuga and graduates near Park Plaza & 31st Avenue. Bring your own mat!

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Sisters Mann, Bondurant, The Brevet, Me Vs. Evil Me.

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.


Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library – 10:30am
From the Tomato Art Fest website: “It’s tomato time in Inglewood! Come out Wednesday, August 9th at 10:30am to the Inglewood Branch Library for an entertaining story time that celebrates the great uniter, the TOMATO! We’ll have stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2-5, all featuring our juicy garden friend! Don’t miss this fruit and vegebration!”


Will Hoge In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Nashville Native singer-songwriter Will Hoge has a new album called ‘Anchors’, out August 11th and will return for an in-store performance at Grimey’s to celebrate! Recorded with an all-star band comprised of drummer Jerry Roe (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Darius Rucker), bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White, Wanda Jackson), guitarists Brad Rice (Son Volt, Ryan Adams) and Thom Donovan (Lapush, Ruby Amanfu), utility string man Fats Kaplan (Jack White) and featuring a duet with Sheryl Crow, the album is a prime showcase for Hoge’s searing, gritty vocals, as well as his remarkable gift for crafting complex characters with real emotional depth and plainspoken profundity.”

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know at The High Watt – 8pm
Featuring Sleeptalkre, Meaux, That’s My Kid, The Love Elektrik. TBH, almost deleted this one from the listing because of the spelling of so many of those band names and the fact that one of those band names reminds me of the name of an ex-boyfriend’s band. I assume no one reads these write-ups so, whatever.


Lightning 100 Friday Afternoon Live at Soulshine Pizza – 5pm
Join Adam Culver and the Lightning 100 crew every Friday from 5pm-8pm for Lightning 100’s Friday Afternoon Live Presented by Sugarlands Distilling Company and Devils Backbone Brewing Company. At 7pm The Local Artist of the Week will perform.

Tomato Art Festival in 5 Points – 6-11pm
There’s going to be a kickoff concert at Bongo East, a world record attempt for “largest gathering of people dressed as fruit/vegetables,” and more.


Tomato Art Festival in 5 Points – all damn day
Decorate your bike for the parade at 8:30am, check out a pop-up theater, check out art that may or may not be tomato themed, go bobbing for tomatoes, listen to some live music, and serious, just check out the damn schedule, it’s enormous.

Musicians Corner in Centennial Park – 12-6pm
Featuring The Secret Sisters, Adia Victoria, Shannon LaBrie, Thad Kopec & more.

Deadbeat Beat In-Store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Deadbeat Beat is a 3-piece band from Detroit who know how to write and arrange a quality pop song. Alex Glendening, Zak Frieling, and Maria Nuccilli have a soft spot for Fleetwood Mac, The Bats, Scott Walker, and the Velvet Underground. They’re releasing their debut LP ‘When I Talk To You’ this Friday and hitting the road. They’ll be in Nashville on Saturday, August 12th, for a show at DRKMTTR and will join us for an in-store set earlier in the day, during BEER:30! Free show for all, free beer for those 21+”


Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn – 8pm
Bring your musical instrument of choice and be ready to jammmmmm.

Photo by Anda Ambrosini.


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