Weekly Highlights – Oct. 9-15


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?


Food for Thought: Changing the World at The Frist – 11:30am
In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Center presents “Food for Thought,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. During the first two sessions, panelists will focus on the exhibition World War I and American Art and explore how the conflict shaped art as well as global affairs. The last session, inspired by the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat., will delve into how contemporary performance art can offer powerful and transformative opportunities for communities. Free with registration.

Riders in the Sky at The Main Public Library – 11:45am
Western Swing for lunch! Yeeehaw!

Fit as a Fiddle — Don’t Let This Happen to You! at Blair School of Music’s Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall – 7pm
Practicing can be a pain, both figuratively and literally. Physical therapist Howard Nelson gives an important hour-long presentation, showing a case study of internationally acclaimed violinist Pamela Frank to illustrate how faulty movement habits can lead to serious injury, and how movement patterns can be retrained. Nelson uses video to help in his analysis, and can show musicians how to videotape themselves at home. Frank will then answer questions about her injury and recovery.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Zach Steinbach, a.k.a. Jane, Will McGee, Coopertheband, A Is for Atom, Rye Baby.

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.


Frankly, Nashvillians should DEMAND more free Wednesday entertainment.


River Talks: Sustainable Brewing with the Founder of Little Harpeth at The River Center at the Bridge Building – 6pm
Michael Kwas, the Founder, Ambassador, and Dreamer behind Little Harpeth Brewing will highlight the sustainable practices of his brewery. From how the ingredients are selected to the materials used in the brewery and ultimately to how the beer is shipped, Little Harpeth Brewing considered sustainability every step of the way. Call (615) 837-1151 to register and learn more here.

NPT Screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary at Watkins College of Art – 6pm
Join NPT and Watkins College of Art on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up event featuring Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. The screening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Watkins’ theater and will be followed by a panel discussion. This is free, but registration is required.


Beck “Colors” Listening Part at Grimey’s – 11am
From the Grimey’s website: “Join us when we open on Friday, October 13th at 11AM for a Beck “Colors” listening party! We’ll be listening to the new album and we’ll have some cool Beck swag to share with customers, plus customers who preorder the album will also be able to pick it up along with their exclusive “Colors” split mat. We’ll also have a rad door prize for one lucky attendee as well as tasty treats for all.”

Lightnight 100’s Friday Afternoon Live at Soulshine Pizza – 5pm
Featuring a free live performance by their artist of the week at 7pm.

Kendell Marvell in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Already an award-winning songwriter, having written hits for Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen, Kendell Marvell makes his solo debut with Lowdown & Lonesome, a concept album that blends his musical down home country and rock & roll roots. Lowdown & Lonesome is reminiscent of classical country greats Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. combined with the southern rock edge of the Allman Brothers and ZZ Top.”


Kidsville Family Festival at Centennial Park – 10am-5pm
Mark your calendar for the first ever Kidsville Family Festival presented by American Music Water and The Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park. This event, hopefully to become an annual event, is where families can spend quality, fun time together in a supportive environment where they can learn more about the Nashville community.

Celebration of Nations Festival in Franklin – 10am-7pm
The Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County will present the eighth annual “Celebration of Nations” festival in historic downtown Franklin. The mission of the Celebration of Nations is to create global and cultural passion and this unique affair will consist of booths featuring different products and techniques used around the world. Food and beverages from a variety of nations will also be available.

Honky Tonk Saturday Night at The Basement East – 8pm
Featuring Pat Reedy & His Longtime Goners, Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, and Laura Mae Socks. I might not have gotten those names right because the poster is a little confusing.


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.

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

Photo by Joshua Ness.


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