Weekly Highlights – Aug. 28 – Sept. 3


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.

TenX9: Nashville Storytelling at Douglas Corner Cafe – 6pm
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.

8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Featuring Truitt, Quinn Lewis, Youth, Kyle Reynolds, Arrow Kids, Dustin Sellers, The Clover Club, and Year of October.


The Cadillac Three in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
You have to buy their new record at Grimey’s to get a ticket to this in-store, but if you were going to buy it anyway, there isn’t a better place to pick up a copy.

Miles Davis’ ‘Birth of the Cool’ at Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall – 8pm
The Blair Jazz Faculty present the music from Miles Davis’ classic nonet recording, Birth of the Cool. Recorded in 1949 and 1950, this music was so far ahead of its time that the record was not released until 1957, when the “cool” jazz style became more defined. Now, 60 years after the album’s release, we present this music live, with trumpet professor Jose Sibaja playing the role of Miles Davis. Sibaja is joined by an all-star cast of Blair Faculty: Jeff Coffin, alto sax, Ryan Middagh, baritone sax, Leslie Norton, horn, Roland Barber, trombone; Gil Long, tuba, Bruce Dudley, piano, Roger Spencer, bass, and Derrek Phillips, drums.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Levi Parham, Daniel Markham, Caleb Elliot, Jon Cavendish, Kelsey Waters, Widespell, Robinson Treacher.

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.


Megan Davies EP Release Part at High Watt – 7:30pm
Megan Davies is a Alt-Pop Artist/ YouTube Influencer who has built a worldwide following on YouTube & Spotify with her creative acoustic covers.


Live on the Green at Public Square Park – 5:30pm
Featuring Jonny P, Carl Broemel, Roots of A Rebellion, Iron & Wine, DISPATCH, and John Butler Trio.


Live on the Green at Public Square Park – 5pm
Featuring The Whistles & the Bells (my favs!), Ron Gallo, Goodbye June, SHEL, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, and Sheryl Crow.

Ornament in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: Fresh off of releasing their debut single today, with accompanying record release show tonight at New Life Record Shop, Nashville indie pop trio Ornament will hit the Grimey’s Record Shop for an in-store performance on Friday, September 1st, at 6PM! Ornament has been playing quite a bit around town for a while now and building a fan base of astute fans of sophisticated psych-folk-pop like Emitt Rhodes, Duncan Brown, The Hollies, The Byrds and Harry Nilsson. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the perfect chance. Pick up their new single ‘It Must Be the Season’ b/w ‘Family Happiness’ at Grimey’s starting today and come back on September 1st for a free, all ages live show!

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Movie Night at Volunteer State Community College – 7:45pm
The screening will take place outside on the Thigpen Library Lawn if the weather is nice or inside if it rains.


Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Come hear a story presented by Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt’s storyteller Lisa and her friendly dog Myles, then make a craft inspired by the featured book.

Live on the Green at Public Square Park – 1pm
Featuring a Kids Fest with Mr. Steve, Guthrie Brown, Cordovas, Paper Route, The Voodoo Fix, Elliot Root, Bahamas, The Delta Saints, The Record Company, LP, The Lone Bellow, and Future Islands.

Musicians Corner in Centennial Park – noon-6pm
Featuring Katie Pruitt, The Narrative, Scott Mulvahill, Josh Gilligan, Jason Eskridge, Bandit Heart, and Steve Moakler.

Jon Latham in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: Jon Latham is a beloved member of the thriving East Nashville music scene (that’s him on the cover of this month’s East Nashvillian magazine). He’s been building momentum the old fashioned way – with great songs. His stories and images evoke deep emotions and make you want to sing along at the same time. He’s set to release the follow-up to his debut album ‘Real Bad News.’ The new album is called ‘Lifers’ and it’s officially out September 1st. We’ll have him at Grimey’s for an in-store set the very next day – Saturday, September 2nd, at 5PM. “Jon Latham writes the kind of song that makes me want to write songs better. He is fiercely honest and a true rock n’ roll poet. His new album ‘Lifers’ speaks volumes. The songs and the musicianship are as golden as the heart in the man’s chest.” –Aaron Lee Tasjan.

Nashville Film Premiere of Jonathan Rattner’s The Interior Seed Space – 5pm
About The Interior: January, the Alaskan Interior, 56 dogs, four humans, five hours of sunlight. This observational work – shot on both 16mm and digital video – is a sensory journey that follows Brent Sass, an award-winning dog musher, and his community of dogs living in isolation in the rural inland of Alaska.

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston – 6pm
Named “best renegade art crawl” by The Nashville Scene, Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday, beginning at 6pm join hundreds of Nashville’s art lovers as they visit over a dozen venues within walking distance including commercial art galleries, artist run collectives, open studios, maker spaces, and pop-ups. Since 2014, AMWH has been free and open to the public. Closing times vary from 8pm-11pm. Free parking is available throughout including lots at 516 Hagan St. and 1211 4th Ave S.

Art Crawl in the Arcade – 6-10pm
It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means that art galleries downtown will be open late and serving free wine. It’s pretty awesome.

Honky Tonk Saturday Night at The Basement East – 8pm
Pretty self-explanatory, I think.


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


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