Weekly Highlights – Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2017


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.

8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Hosted by Housequake. Featuring Brad Blackburn, JSPH, Nilka, Ryne Norman, SavvyDuzIt, and Zoe Sky Jordan.


13th Annual Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb – 4pm
Joining Grant this year for the 13th annual Lighting of the Green will be her friend and fellow musician Michael W. Smith. Smith has sold more than 15 million albums, scoring 32 No. 1 hits, receiving 2x RIAA Multi-Platinum, 6 Platinum and 16 Gold certified albums, earning three GRAMMYs and 45 Dove Awards. Jordan Smith, from “The Voice,” will also make a special appearance during this year’s concert. Also featured will be choirs from Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm, 21+
No lineup listed, but hosted by Reverbnation.

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.


Retro Rewind at the Main Library – 3:30pm
Every Wednesday, make, watch, and play the old school way. Experience what it was like to be a teen before smart phones, streaming, and wireless technology. For teens in grades 7-12.


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Babies in the Gallery at Fisk’s Carl Van Vechten Gallery – 11:15am (RSVP Requested)
Fisk University Galleries does its best to provide a comfortable environment for babies and their adult friends and family! During the tour a private area will be provided for breastfeeding mothers and diaper changing. The front entrance to the gallery has steps, but the back entrance can be opened for anyone who needs elevator access. RSVP via Facebookgalleries@fisk.edu or (615) 329-8544.

It’s a Jazzy Christmas at The Frist – 6pm
Join Tramaine Arte’Mis and her Amazing Band for an evening of holiday music.

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony feat. Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell at Public Square Park – 6pm
This year’s event will feature music from Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell. Meet Santa and enjoy performances by East Magnet High School Choir, Thomas Edison Elementary School Choir, the Glencliff High School Mariachi Band, and the Genesis and New Testament Choirs from The Temple Church. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. No tickets are required, but guests are encouraged to RSVP.


NashWoman LIVE! at DeKalb Offices – 9am-12pm (Registration Required)
NashWoman LIVE! was created to help smart, inspiring, successful, and beautiful women to KNOW themselves as smart, inspiring, successful and beautiful…rather than listening to the stories in their head that cause them to think, feel, and behave otherwise.

Holiday Craft Beer Craft Fair at TailGate Beer Brewery -12-6pm
Some of Music City’s finest artists, musicians, crafters, and curators will have their wares on display to help you finish off your holiday shopping list. Vendors will be scattered around the entire facility, so grab your beer and take a stroll.

Nashville Flute Choir Holiday Concert at The Frist – 1pm
The Nashville Flute Choir is a group of musicians from Nashville and surrounding areas. The ensemble performs around the city for various events and provides an opportunity for flutists to share their love of music with the community.

Becca Mancari In-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Although you may know her from her work with Bermuda Triangle (her trio with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Jesse Lafser), Becca Mancari on her own easily fills this nine-track record with a wide array of songcraft. These songs are inspired by classic Country and Americana-like influences – “I still draw a lot from Neil Young, especially when he starts to wild out a little bit,” she says in a Rolling Stone piece about her new record – Mancari, however, isn’t scared to push the sounds of those genres. The opening track, “Arizona Fire,” introduces much of the sonic landscape found throughout the record: atmospheric electric guitar and spacey pedal steel are welcome, as are the quiet strums of acoustic guitars. This record seems to meditate on unrest in relationships, vulnerably contemplating moments and choices that brought Mancari to knew understandings of herself and others.”

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.


Nashville Curiosities Collective Merry Mayhem at Fat Bottom Brewery – 12pm
Nashville Curiosities Collective presents Merry Mayhem! Merry Mayhem will be their first annual winter marketplace featuring geeky, nerdy, kitschy, unusual weird and all around awesome handmade vendors. The show will be at Fat Bottom Brewing (and yes the bar will be open, and they’ll be offering $15 wristbands that get you unlimited beer).

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


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