49. Music City Blues Spring Festival

There’s something outstanding happening at Centennial Park tomorrow, M10155372_1399618356988050_6850625437379782841_nay 25. It’s the annual Music City Blues Spring Festival that is FREE and open to all. From 10am to 6pm musical performances will take place as friends and families come together for a day of celebration. Food trucks will be on site for you eating pleasure. And what’s really cool is the headlining act will be none other than BB King’s daughter, Claudette King. It is sure to be a day that pays tribute to a legend and the music he revolutionized. Hope to see you there.

For more information follow: musiccitybluesspringfestival.com.

49. Music City Blues Spring Festival

48. Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary

Just yesterday the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched their latest exhibit Luke Byran: Dirt Road Diary. Now, more than ever, you can discLuke-Bryan-at-pianoover the interesting story of CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year as the new exhibit spotlights the country star’s career, from his roots in south Georgia, growing up the son of a peanut farmer, to his move to Nashville, where he initially saw success as a hit songwriter for other artists before becoming one of the new century’s country superstars.

Also, TODAY, they have two really cool programs for the occasion. At 12:30pm families are invited to take part in Design an Album Cover, where, as you guessed it, you make your own well designed beautiful album cover. Then, later from 2-3pm they will host a songwriter session with Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson. So, head on over, see the new exhibit and have some Music City fun. If you need a little more check out: countrymusichalloffame.org.

In case you missed placed yesterday’s post, this exhibit was part of the Ten Things To Do in Music City this Weekend (May 22-25).

48. Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary

47. Ten Things To Do in Music City This Weekend (May 22-25)

Nashville has plenty to offer this long weekend. Just take a look below for what’s happening this weekend, a must-try Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts to plan a great weekend. Then, check out what will occur the following week.

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(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)

Memorial Day Activities – May 21-26
Plenty of ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Music City. Head to any of the memorials or historic attractions to honor our heroes, catch a concert, see a new new exhibit, or have fun with family. For a complete list of fun check out: visitmusiccity.com/memorialday. And don’t forget to see which historical attractions are offering free admission to active and retired military personnel.

Crawfish Boil in the Taproom – May 24
Jackalope Brewing Company has teamed up with Sehrt Seafood for a Crawfish Boil. Head to this event and enjoy live music, boiled Louisiana crawfish, games, and more.

Identity: An Exhibition of You – May 23
This weekend go to Adventure Science Center for the grand opening of their latest exhibit, Identity: An Exhibition of You, that explores the physical, psychological and social elements in your life that make you tick. They will have fin activities from 10am-3pm that will entertain children of all ages.

Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape – Opening Day – May 22
TODAY, Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape will open at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. The new exhibit features outdoor and indoor installations including sculptures imagined specifically for Cheekwood’s grounds. In addition, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in partnership with Cheekwood, will have on display four of the artist’s sculptures near the entrance for visitors to view. This is definitely something you want to add yout to-do list this summer in Nashville.

Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary – Opening Day – May 22
Opening day for the Country Music Hall of Fame’s latest exhibit, Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, will be May 22. With this new exhibit visitors can discover the life of CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year from his roots in south Georgia to his move to Nashville, where he initially saw success as a hit songwriter for other artists before become on of the new century’s country superstars.

Mardi Gras in May – May 24
This weekend, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar will host Mardi Gras in May featuring crawfish boil, drink specials, beads, games, prizes, and live music from Stacy Mitchhart Band, Delicious Blues Stew, and the Al Holbrook Band. It’s completely FREE. You just have to pay for food and beverages.

MAYDAY – May 22-25
One of Nashville’s newest venues is The Basement East. This weekend they will host their inaugural MAYDAY festival with an outstanding lineup that includes Fly Golden Eagle, Caitlin Rose, Sol Cat, and a LOT more.

Music City Blues Spring Festival – May 25
The Bluz Queen herself, Claudette King, daughter of B.B. King, will celebrate her fathers legacy this weekend during the Music City Blue Spring Festival. The event starts at 10am and is completely FREE to all.

Nashville Flea Market: Thrift Emporium – May 22-24
This weekend the Nashville Flea Market: Thrift Emporium will be open for those looking for their next wardrobe, unique household item, or piece of furniture.

Zzzoofari Slumber – May 23-24
Families will love to take part in Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. You can experience an overnight camp session with a variety of activities that include hayrides, inflatables, an animal show, and more.

Nashville Restaurants

Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. They have a fantastic rooftop patio that over looks Nashville’s Lower Broadway. And a menu with classic Southern cuisine that will meet anyones fancy. Check it out, and make sure to let us know what you think on Twitter.

Upcoming Concerts

for KING & COUNTRY @ Ryman Auditorium – May 22
Jonathan Jackson + Enation @ 3rd and Lindsley- May 22
MAYDAY ft. Golden Eagle, Caitlin Rose, Sol Cat, and more @ The Basement East – May 22-25
“Weird Al” Yankovic @ Ryman Auditorium – May 23
Help Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert ft. Kathy Mattea, Leigh Nash, and more @ City Winery Nashville – May 23
Grand Ole Opry ft. Lorrie Morgan, Exile, and more @ Grand Ole Opry House – May 23

Next Week

Well, after we did all the talking (or writing) we hope you have a wonderful weekend in Music City. But don’t forget to follow along with us next week as we hit this upcoming events: Brew at the Zoo, Music City Sports Festival, our next Nashville Rockstar, and more!

47. Ten Things To Do in Music City This Weekend (May 22-25)

46. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Nashville’s own Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar didn’t have en11063480_1094950143853536_959756359401877039_nough fun during Mardi Gras so they’re bringing it back. On May 24, they will host Mardi Gras in May filled with a crawfish boil, drink specials, beads, games, prizes, and more. It all starts at 3pm and you want to get their early so you don’t miss a second of all the fun. OH and how could we forget? Live music will be performed by the Stacy Mitchhart Band, Delicious Blues Stew, and the Al Holbrook Band. And save your money for the tip jar because this event is FREE. Meaning no cover. So, what do you have to lose? Go have some fun, some Mardi Gras fun, in Music City.

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46. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

45. Identity: An Exhibition of You

I bet you didn’t know that your fingerprints are genetic, but the ridges are not. Pretty interesting, right? Well if that meets your fancy then you need to know about Adventure Science Center’s new exhibit Identity: An Exhibition of You. It explores the physical, psychological and social elements in your life that make you tick (see details below). And it opens this weekend on May 23. For the occasion, Adventure Science Center’s offering special programming from 10am-3pm which includes Brain Basics, Are you a Superstar?, Take-Home Chromatography, DNA Extraction Necklaces, and more. The exhibit lasts from opening day until September 7. So, if you can’t make it Saturday just add it to the list of things to do in Music City.

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Genetic Identity:
– Explore height, and how your height is inherited
– Explore sibling genetics, you have more in common with your siblings that you thought.
– Scroll through fetal development footage to watch how a baby develops in the womb.
– Take a photo of your face, and determine how symmetrical it is.
– See how your face ages – depending upon healthy vs. unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Psychological Identity:
– Personality “tubes” – Who do you think you are?
– Identify the 5 main aspects of personality through various stations
– “Listen to a Spectrum” is a musical adaptation of personality traits. Gauge how much of a trait you express – and the music changes accordingly. You become a DJ, and can decide how much of a sound fits who you are.
– Identity disorders with Dr. Julian Paul Keenan (big green brain) where he discusses disorders.

Social Identity:
– Step on a platform and surround yourself in a colored circle, when you get close enough to another – your colors blend and when you distance yourselves – a part of their color stays with you.
– “Project Implicit” uses sorting as a means for discovering hidden bias (women and science, babies and blue and pink clothing).
– Match your skin color to a shade on the color wheel, and that map displays other areas that have that color.
– Take your photo and morph yourself into the other gender, or various races.

If you need a little more follow: adventuresci.org.

45. Identity: An Exhibition of You

44. Wednesday Night Flights

Looking for a uniquely Nashville event to partake in? Well, tomorrow night, May 20, head on over to the Row Kitchen and Pub. They’re playing host to Black Abbey Brewery‘s Wednesday Night Flights. It will feature a five course meal (see below), live music, and, of course, amazing craft beer. Each course is paired with one of Black Abbey’s own creations. It’s a chance to taste Nashville’s culinary and craft beer community, at the same time. Can’t beat that. AND last we heard there was only a few spots left. Get them now or lose out on this awesome experience. Email: emma@therownashville.com for tickets.

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Barrel Aged Rose (featured beer)
– Ceviche of Peruvian scallop, lime, tomato, cilantro, tortilla chips

Barrel Aged Special (featured beer)
– Bourbon cured salmon pastrami, horseradish crema

Barrel Aged Chapter House (featured beer)
– Smoked pork tenderloin, spicy peanut sauce

Crossroads (featured beer)
– Grits crusted fried oyster, warm bacon slaw, asian bbq

Barrel Aged Potus (featured beer)
– Cocoa cured smoked pork belly, chocolate sourgum drizzle

For information on Black Abbey Brewery follow: blackabbeybrewing.com.
To find out more on The Row Kitchen and Pub check out: therownashville.com.

44. Wednesday Night Flights