Weekly Highlights – Sept. 25-Oct. 1


*repeat repeat In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: *repeat repeat is your favorite band’s favorite band. Mixing the sunny swoon of Sixties pop with a dark swirl of Warholian garage rock, *repeat repeat create their own geography to match their sound. Based in Nashville, TN — where frontman Jared Corder, drummer Andy Herrin, and vocalist/keys player Kristyn Corder launched the band with its 2014 debut Bad Latitude — the three musicians make pop songs rooted in the spirit of both coasts, looking beyond the borders of their landlocked hometown and, instead, mixing California surf culture and New York street smarts into the same tracklist. They’re a blend of bloom, doom, and boom. They’re Dick Dale’s snot-nosed grandkids. They’re *repeat repeat! We’re super stoked to have Jared, Andy & Kristyn return to Grimey’s to celebrate their new album Floral Canyon (out Sept 15) with a raucous in-store live set, on Monday, Sept 15th, at 6PM.

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.


The AMEND Experience at The Bridgestone Arena – 8am (registration required)
The 2nd Annual AMEND Experience is an engaging and informative session that tackles the issue of masculinity in our culture and how it’s related to ending the epidemic of violence against women.

#VOTETENN After School Special at Grimey’s Too – 4pm
From the Grimey’s website: Featuring performances by Sinclair, The McCrary Sisters, Allen Thompson, readings by Ciona Rouse and Caroline Randall Williams, and other special guests

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Ryan Harris Brown, Savannah Sgro, Jake Rose, M.C. Dos, Jesse Kramer, Lily Rose, TAL

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.


BMI & ALT97.5 Eastside Sounds at The Basement East – 6pm
Featuring The Cunning & Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones.


Targeted Grazing along the Cumberland River at The River Center at the Bridge Building – 12pm
Hear how a flock of sheep have tackled vegetation management in Nashville. Part of the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks series.

Split: Conservation of a World Heritage Site at The Parthenon – 6pm
For the opening lecture of the 2017-18 Symposia Series Dr. Goran Nikšic (pronounced Nik-sich) of Split, Croatia, will speak on Split: Conservation of a World Heritage Site on Tuesday, September 28th. Dr. Nikšic will reconsider past approaches to conservation, and how the city is making a fresh start with a changed perspective.

Poldark on Masterpiece Season 3 Free Preview Screening at The Frist – 6pm (registration required)
Nashville Public Television presents a preview screening of Poldark on MASTERPIECE, Season 3, in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts auditorium. Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. NPT will screen the first hour of the new season. The museum’s café will be open for guests who want a glass or wine or a light meal before or after the screening; the café will also have live music from 6pm to 8pm.

Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book Signing at Anderson Design Group – 6pm
Anderson Design Group is celebrating the release of their book, Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a book signing. Authors Dr. Daniel S. Pierce and Nathan Anderson will join artist Joel Anderson in signing books.


Nada! Know of anything happening? Let us know in the comments!


2017 Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration at Elizabeth Park – 10am-3pm
This Celebration is for people who want to be a good neighbor and live in a safe and healthy neighborhood. The event is free and there will be plenty of free parking. Celebration highlights include: 3 Parades, Nashville Music Stage, Spoken Word Stage, Engagement Zone, Neighborhood Showcase, Chili Cook-Off & Tasting, The Neighbor Games, World Food Pavilion, Information Bazaar, and plenty more Outdoor Games and Activities for the whole family.

Fall Harvest Party at Fontanel Nashville – 10am-5pm
Join Fontanel Nashville for its Fall Harvest Fest on September 30! Enjoy live music, food trucks, petting zoo, farmer’s market, vendors and more.

Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Do you have a collection of treasures? Come hear about collections that connect us to our memories & experiences, and then make your own mini collection.

Rod Picott Signing/Reading at Grimey’s Too – 4pm
From the Grimey’s website: Rod Picott’s poetry debut is just out and on Saturday, September 30th we will host the singer/songwriter/poet for a reading and signing at Howlin’ Books, inside Grimey’s Too. Published by Mezcalita Press, God In His Slippers is a wily, revealing and intimate collection of poems that best selling author Nicholson Baker calls “Life – loving poems that tell you what you need to know.”

Fall Star Party at Warner Parks – 7:30pm
Meet at the Special Events Field (61 Vaughn Road) to view the Moon and Saturn, plus the stars of late summer through the telescopes of astronomers.


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

Photo by Tim Mossholder.


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