Weekly Highlights – Oct. 16-22, 2017

Woooooof, who else is exhausted? Let’s all blow off some steam at some free events this week, yeah?


8 off 8th at The High Watt – 8pm
Hosted by Housequake, featuring Adara, Beth Brown, Chris Jobe, Drew Schueler, Spazz Cardigan, The Trinity.

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

Zach Nytomt, Steve Everett, Paul Pfau at The Basement – 7pm
Zach is a singer-songwriters whose official website bio probably needs to be updated, as it mentions upcoming shows in 2014. He apparently has excellent taste in guitars. Steve Everett’s bandcamp describes him as Pop’n’Roll. Paul Pfau has an excellent name and an interesting bio.


Margo Price at Grimey’s – 6pm (pre-order / wristband required)
From the Grimey’s website: “Yes! Margo Price has a brand new album out next week and we’re over the moon to have her and her crack band (including Grimey’s staffer Luke!) return to Grimey’s for an in-store performance, with autograph signing to follow, to celebrate! Preorder your copy of ‘All American Made’ in person at Grimey’s beginning Friday, October 13th, at 11AM to receive a wristband guaranteeing you entry to Margo’s live performance”

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Goldstagger, Joe Hazelwood, Farewell Co., Erin Deneen, James Guidry, Glint, Chris Wilcox.


Ambrose Printing Company Open House – 4-6pm
OMG a free Wednesday event!!! There will also be beverages!!! Thanks, Ambrose Printing Company!!!

Lynn Goldsmith Book Signing & Discussion at Two Old Hippies – 5pm
Do you like KISS? Then this one’s for you. In her newest published collection of iconic and never-before-seen images, Lynn Goldsmith highlights the band KISS during the height of their career. In KISS: 1977-1980, Lynn shares her images of the band both on and off-stage and also through candid moments and in the studio.

Dottie West Birthday Jam Hosted By Jeannie Seely at 3rd and Lindsley – 7:30pm
This October will mark Dottie West’s 85th birthday, and this celebration is in her honor! Dottie’s birthday is actually on October 11th, but those who knew Dottie will remember that she was always running late – so it’s only fitting that the DOTTIE WEST BIRTHDAY JAM on OCTOBER 18th will be a week late as well. It’s also appropriate that her birthday celebration will assist and benefit others, as Dottie was a very caring and giving person. Tickets to the show are via cash donations at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the NASHVILLE MUSICIANS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.


River Talks: Mansker’s Station Settlers at The River Center (The Bridge Building) – 12pm (free, but registration required)
Hear from Mansker’s Station historic interpreter, Bill Maddox, on the life of 18th century Cumberland pioneers in Middle Tennessee. Kasper Mansker built the station in 1780 near the area now known as Goodlettsville. This talk will be a general comparison of what people faced in the eighteenth century and what we face today, which ultimately are much of the same.

Lunch & Learn: Tales From The Grave at Tennessee State Museum – 12:15pm
Tales From The Grave: Adventures of 30 Years of Cemetery Archaeology with former Tennessee State Archaeologist Nick Fielder Archaeology isn’t all Indiana Jones but it can have its hair-raising experiences. Join the former state archaeologist Nick Felder as he shares some of the more bone-chilling stories of what archaeologists learn from moving cemeteries.

Bowen at The High Watt – 8pm
The event description described them as Coldplay-meets-Jackson-Browne. So that’s something you’d either describe as a good thing or you’d probably just want to avoid this show. Also featuring Jo Smith and Taylor Edwards.


The Smiths Queen Is Dead Listening Party at Grimey’s – 11am
From the Grimey’s website: “It’s another release day listening party at Grimey’s! We’ll listen to the brand new reissues of the classic Smiths record, The Queen Is Dead, and have some super cool Smiths swag to give away! Treats to eat too!”

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

Bully In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm (pre-order / wristband required)
From the Grimey’s website: “Stop by Grimey’s now to preorder your copy of Losing on vinyl (Loser edition, natch!) or CD and you’ll receive a wristband guaranteeing entry to the in-store performance on October 20th. If all spots sell out, only those with a wristband will be able to get in for the in-store show. We are only taking preorders in person in the store for now. If slots are still available, we’ll open the phone lines for orders starting Monday, October 16th at 11am.”

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!

The Music of World War I at The Frist – 6:30pm
Public radio host and Peabody Award winner Michael Lasser, who has been talking about popular music as social history for more than thirty-five years, returns to the Frist Center and turns his expertise to World War I, when songs like the military-themed anthem “Over There” reflected the imagination of a country newly at war. Accompanied by live renditions of other notable songs from the period, Lasser’s program is richly musical, anecdotal, insightful, amusing, and emotional.

The Baha’i Twin Festivals at Nashville Baha’i Center – 6pm
Bahá’ís all over the world are celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The Nashville Bahá’í community invites all of Nashville to join with them in the celebrations with music, history, dramatic presentations.


2nd Annual Centennial Craft Fest at Centennial Park – 10am-5pm
Shop for handmade goods and crafts from local artisans, enjoy a bounty of delectable foods, hear local music, and enjoy fun activities for children.

Get Fit at the Frist – 9am
Grab your water bottle and workout buddy for free outdoor fitness classes with Katherine Tisha Wilson of b.fab.fitness®. A trademarked style of dance cardio and strength training, b.fab.fitness® is as much about fellowship as it is about working out. The workout’s choreography, b.fab.funk®, includes simple dance moves set to hip-hop, pop, Latin, and even some Bollywood beats. No experience is required, but the ® absolutely is.

Fall Fiesta at Vol State – 10am-3pm
Everyone is invited to celebrate Hispanic culture as Volunteer State Community College holds the 11th annual Fall Fiesta at Vol State. The free event features food, music and fun.

Haunted Museum Festival at Tennessee State Museum – 10am-2pm
The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales.

Creatives’ Day Celebration at The Main Public Library – 11:30am-4:30pm (free event, but registration required)
Creatives’ Day is Tennessee’s largest celebration for Creatives’ and organizations that support Tennessee’s Creative Economy! The celebration is a free family-friendly arts celebration held at the Nashville Public Library on the 3rd Saturday in October on an annual basis. The celebration is hosted by the Creatives’ Day Organization of Nashville, TN.

The Baha’i Twin Festivals at Nashville Baha’i Center – 6pm
Same as last night! Bahá’ís all over the world are celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The Nashville Bahá’í community invites all of Nashville to join with them in the celebrations with music, history, dramatic presentations.


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

Photo by Scott Webb.


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