Weekly Highlights – Sept. 11-17, 2017


8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Muziqueen Mondays Live feat. Sweet Poison, Rashad the Poet, Morgan Bosman, Vyrgo, Kadmon Love, Tyke T, 615 Exclusive, and Saaneah.


Belmont Mansion: An Icon of the American Country House Movement w/ Jerry Trescott at The Belmont Mansion – 5pm
Together the Belmont Mansion Association and The Tennessee Historical Society are co-sponsoring a September Lecture Series to be held in Belmont Mansion’s Grand Salon. This series will focus on the Spring 2017 Tennessee Historical Quarterly featuring topics on Adelicia Acklen, Belmont Mansion and grounds, and her family portrait collection. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Grimey’s is kicking off Americana week with an in-store performance by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, fresh off the release of their brand new self-titled album (out Aug 25).

Thee Rock’n’Roll Residency (Ultimate Texas Jam Version) 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.

Loud Jamz at The High Watt – 8pm
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.”



John Oates Book Signing at Grimey’s Too – 11:30am
John Oates, half of smash pop duo Hall & Oates, recently published a book, Change of Seasons: A Memoir, and will read selections from the book, meet fans and sign copies at Howlin’ Books, inside Grimey’s Too.

Radney Foster Book Signing & Live Set at Grimey’s Too – 3pm
Radney Foster made his rep on his literary approach to country songwriting. He’s longed to tell stories longer than a 3-minute song will allow and now he’s done it. For You To See The Stars is his first collection of short stories and he’s also released a new CD companion to go with. Radney will read from his book and play some songs at Howlin’ Books, inside Grimey’s Too.

Hiss Golden Messenger in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
Hiss Golden Messenger have a new album coming Sept 22 called ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’, on the Merge label. M.C. Taylor will be in town for Americana Fest so Grimey’s got him in for a Grimey’s in-store. They’ll have copies of the album available early for purchase at the in-store.


Luther Dickinson & Family Book Reading & Performance at Grimey’s Too – noon
From the Grimey’s website: “Rock n’ roll lifer and underground icon Jim Dickinson passed away several years back but he left us an action-packed memoir of his extraordinary life in the Memphis music scene of the fifties and sixties and how he went on to play with and produce a rich array of artists, including Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, Arlo Guthrie, and Albert King. It’s called I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Goneand his son Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars, Black Crowes) will join us to tell some stories and play some songs, at Howlin’ Books, inside Grimey’s Too.”

Leah Lax | “Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home” at Vanderbilt University – The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center – 5pm
Leah Lax, the author of the memoir Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, will talk about her life story, beginning when she leaves her liberal, secular home for a life as a Hasidic Jew and ending when she decides to leave the world she has known in order to achieve personal freedom. The first memoir to tell of a gay woman who spent years in the Hasidic fold, Uncovered is the moving story of Lax’s journey toward finding a home where she truly belongs.

SUSTO in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: “SUSTO is a rock band out of Charleston, South Carolina, who released their debut album ‘& I’m Fine Today’ earlier this year. They’ve been touring ever since and quickly building a rabid fan base. We’ve been trying to get them into Grimey’s for a while now and the stars aligned when they’re in town for Americana Fest.”

Community Studio Night Relief Printing Demo at Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts – 6:30pm
Are you an artist? Interested in learning more about Platetone’s offerings or have something you want to print? Megan Little will be giving a special demo on cheap relief printing with industrial rubber. Click here to register.


Tamara Saviano Book Signing at Grimey’s Too – noon
Grammy-winning producer and author Tamara Saviano has written the definitive biography of acclaimed singer-songwriter Guy Clark – Without Getting Killed Or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark. She also produced the Grammy-nominated album, ‘This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark’, which was named the 2012 Americana Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Saviano will read from her book and sign copies.

Classical Music Day at The Schermerhorn – 1pm
This special proclamation ceremony features guest speaker and composer Kip Winger, along with performances by Nashville Opera, ALIAS and Intersection. Come early for free CDs, giveaways & more. RSVP here.

Night Market at Nashville Farmers’ Market – 5pm
Night Market takes place on the third Friday of each month, 5pm-9pm. Enjoy a shopping and dining experience with lots of local food artisans, locally owned restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more!


2017 Greenway Art Festival along the trail at Old Fort Park – 10am-4pm
This juried art show attracts talented artists from all over Middle Tennessee. Artists will be displaying and selling their works along the trail at Old Fort Park: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry and more. A kids’ arts and crafts area will inspire your little ones to explore their creativity. Listen to live music while enjoying a delicious lunch or snack from local food vendors.

Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville’s contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears, then make a craft inspired by the music.

Hispanic Heritage Day at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 10am-5pm
Explore the traditions of Hispanic culture at Discovery Center! Enjoy a bilingual story time, create your own piñata and go on a scavenger hunt to learn about some of the most influential Hispanic figures in America. This is a free event in partnership with Murfreesboro City Schools, sponsored by the Nissan Foundation.

Archaeology Day at Bells Bend Outdoor Center – 10am-3pm
Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Well then come on out to the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology’s first ever Archaeology Day to learn about archaeology and local history through hands on activities for the whole family.

Americanarama X at Grimey’s – noon-6pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Can you believe it’s been 10 years?!?! This year we have one of the best line-ups EVER for our Saturday afternoon shindig in the back parking lot behind Grimey’s and The Basement. Expect live sets from Aaron Lee Tasjan, Texas Gentlemen, Kacy & Clayton, GospelbeacH and The Wild Reeds, with Old Crow Medicine Show as our headliner! We’ll also have the Smoke Et Al food truck on hand and The Basement will be open for all your drinking needs. Plus Headcount will be here to register folks to vote. Free and all ages, all day fun.”

AmericanaFest at Musicians Corner – 12-6pm
Feat. Colin Hay, Joe Pug, Kaia Kater, The Americans, The David Mayfield Parade, Darling West, Faustina Masigat.

Green Hills Park Festival at Green Hills Park – 4-10pm
The Friends of Green Hills Park and the Alliance for Green Hills are pleased to announce the second annual Green Hills Park Festival. There will be food, family-friendly fun, shopping and more. At sunset, settle in for a movie under the stars.


Zoo Takeover at the Frist – 2pm
Join the Nashville Zoo as they introduce us to their furry, scaly, and feathered friends from Down Under! Afterward, enjoy family activities inspired by the exhibition Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.

Jazz on the Cumberland at Cumberland Park – 5:30pm
The 6th Annual Jazz On The Cumberland Concert Series 2017 features a plethora of the areas best local, regional, and national jazz acts. It also includes a visual artist each month as well as a youth spotlight group performing each month before the headliner.


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