91. Beer … and Jaws

Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre is hosting a special community BeerShark200x200event with Jackalope Brewing Company called Beer … And Jaws, on July 8, in honor of Shark Week. Each patron receives unlimited beer and movie admission to the classic thriller Jaws. If you don’t feel like having a drink, don’t worry. They have a couple non-drinker tickets available as well. Each and every attendee to the event is encouraged to dress in their best beach and shark attire. So grab those fins, and we’ll see you there. OH! Movie starts at 7pm.

To purchase your tickets follow: belcourt.org.

91. Beer … and Jaws

90. Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City FREE Concert

TOMORROW there’s going to be a FREE all-star concert taking place on 5th Avenue South, 11707586_10150529056649970_4303424791548536253_nbetween Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard (right in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum). It’s in celebration of the release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a two-disc audio companion to the exhibit in the same name. Artists to perform include John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina, Julie Christensen, Radney Foster, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Jamie Hartford, Al Kooper, and more (see full list below).

The event is also completely family friendly as face painting activities and balloon artists will be on site for children to enjoy. If you get hungry some of Nashville’s food trucks will be there to provide the cuisine for the day and you can also head over to Bajo Sexto Tacos for a nice glass of wine, beer, or a margarita. AND the first 500 attendees to arrive will receive a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster. It ALL begins at 5pm with the music starting at 6pm.

Also, if you have not seen the exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City we highly suggest you check it out before attending the concert. It tells the story of Nashville’s music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Head on over early, see the exhibit, and then get ready for an outstanding FREE concert that night. Have fun!

Full Lineup:
John Carter Cash and Anna Cristina
Julie Christensen
Radney Foster
Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jamie Hartford
Al Kooper
Kathy Mattea
Tracy Nelson
Michael Nesmith (Monkees)
Jason Ringenberg (Jason & The Scorchers)
Britt Ronstadt (Linda Ronstadt’s niece)
Steve Young

For more information about the concert follow: visitmusiccity.com.

90. Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City FREE Concert

89. Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone

Just in case you have not heard chef, traveler, and author AnthNASH_BOURDAIN200x200ony Bourdain is making his way to Music City. He will be here for one night, yes just ONE night, to shares stories, insights about his work, and more during his live show Close to the Bone at TPAC on July 7. Also, Mr. Bourdain will offer a special open question & answer session with the audience. Sounds like a spectacular night to us! And you should attend this special occasion happening in Music City. (Purchase tickets.)

This is one of the 12 Summer Food Events in Music City via Visit Music City.

89. Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone

88.2 Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! #NashvilleJuly4

Today’s the day. In the next few hours Nashville’s downtown area will be filled with smiling faces of all ages enjoying Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! And in case you didn’t know Nashville will host the largest fireworks show in the country this year. It’s going to be amazing. And for the occasion we offer you the complete guide to all the fun. See below and plan accordingly. That is, plan to have the best day ever!

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6:30-9:30pm*: Jack Daniel’s Main Stage at 1st Avenue & Broadway
Live music from Martina McBride, Mikky Ekko, Annie Bosko, and the Nashville Symphony. Annie Bosko will be the first on stage, followed by the National Anthem performed by Scat Springs, then Mikky Ekko, next is Barry Scott with the Nashville Symphony, and last, but not least, Martina McBride. visitmusiccity.com/july4th_music
9:30pm*: Largest fireworks show in the country and choreographed with the GRAMMY winning Nashville Symphony. visitmusiccity.com/july4th_fireworks
12-5pm*: McDonald’s ® Family Fun Zone at 5th Avenue & Broadway
Live music from Annie Bosko, Small Time Rock Stars, Scat Springs and the Scat Springs Band, Shirley Tempo, & Striking Matches on the AT&T GigaPowerSM Stage. In addition, the area will feature inflatables, games, and so much family NCVC_July4_2014_2183fun. visitmusiccity.com/july4th_familyfun
Check out visitmusiccity.com/july4th_schedule for all the details on the schedule and if you need more information about the artists take a look at visitmusiccity.com/july4th_music.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Road Closuresvisitmusiccity.com/july4th_roadclosures
Parking: Parking at the Music City Center parking garage will cost $10, as will parking at the Nissan Stadium available lots A, B, D, E and N.
Additional Parking/Transportation Infovisitmusiccity.com/july4th_parkingtranspo
EVENT LIVESTREAM
AT&T will provide the high-speed content stream of the entire Music City July 4th main stage show online, beginning at 6:30pm. Just in case you positively, absolutely, cannot make it downtown please tune in and watch the fun from home here: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillejuly4live. But you know it would be better to see in person!
EVENT MAP
Guests, and yourself, will need a map during Music City’s July 4th: Let FrNCVC_July4_2014_2441eedom Sing celebration. It’s right here: visitmusiccity.com/july4th_map complete with first aid, restrooms, food, information, merchandise, stages, and more.
PICTURE FRAMES
Step inside the giant Advance Financial Picture Frame set up on Broadway at 3rd Avenue. Bring the whole family and take a picture to remember. The #NashvilleJuly4 Social Street Team will be walking around with hand-held Nashville picture frames & fun props for families to take pictures with as well.
MUSIC CITY MARKETPLACE POP-UP STORE
You will need a souvenir from this year’s event. So, head to the Music City Marketplace Pop-Up Store at the corner of 3rd Avenue & Broadway. There you can find special event t-shirts and lots of great Music City merchandise available for purchase from 10am-7pm.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For information on what to bring, what not to bring, where to get lunch, how to get downtown, seating, and more visit: visitmusiccity.com/july4th_faq.
If you feel we missed anything just head on over to visitmusiccity.com/july4th and then if you can’t find what you are looking for there ask Visit Music City on Twitter: @VisitMusicCity they’re experts!
*All times are subject to change.
88.2 Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! #NashvilleJuly4

88.1 Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Good Morning! Can you smell it? Are your senses starting to tingle, because as we speak Nashville’s finest hot chicken restaurants are preparing for the Music City Hot Chicken Festival happening at East Park. It begins with the Fire Truck Parade at 10:30am and then the festival opens up at 11am and goes all the way until 3pm. Which is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat before you head across the river to Downtown Nashville for the fireworks. Because you know TONIGHT Nashville is hosting the largest fireworks show in the country, right? Oh yeah, take a look. But back on track, not only will you be able to try Nashville’s staple cuisine from places like Pepperfire Hot Chicken, Hattie B’s, and others, but there will also be cold beer from Yazoo, live music, and an amateur cooking competition. Head on over to this festival, enjoy the day, enjoy the cuisine, and then meet us across the river for the fireworks to make it the most epic Fourth of July ever!

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 1.46.32 PMHot Chicken Restaurants at the Festival:
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish
Pepperfire Hot Chicken
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
400 Degrees
Deezie’s

For more information about Music City’s Hot Chicken Festival follow: hot-chicken.com.

88.1 Music City Hot Chicken Festival

87. Everything you need for #NashvilleJuly4

It’s finally here! And we thought this day would never come. July 4th weekend has arrived and Nashville has never been more ready. And we have taken the time to list everything you need to do this weekend. Just take a look below and let’s have some fun. Shall we?

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Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! – July 4
Without a doubt you’re going to want to be Downtown for the big celebration. I mean there’s the FREE McDonald’s ® Family Fun Zone to experience with plenty of inflatables, games, and live music from 12-5pm*. The live music includes acts like Annie Bosko, Small Time Rock Stars, Scat Springs and the Scat Springs Band, Shirley Tempo, and Striking Matches on the AT&T GigaPowerSM Stage.

Then, starting at 6:30pm* musical performances from Mikky Ekko, Martina McBride, and the Nashville Symphony. All leading up to the nation’s largest fireworks show! Yes, this year is going to be something special and you have to be here. OH! and almost forgot to mention. It’s all FREE! To make it super convenient we have provided some awesome links thanks to Visit Music City to help you during this special occasion.

visitmusiccity.com/july4th_eventdetails – Need some more event details.
visitmusiccity.com/july4th_schedule – Find out the schedule with times.
visitmusiccity.com/july4th_music
– Click here for all the music.
visitmusiccity.com/july4th_map – Click here for a map.
visitmusiccity.com/july4th_familyfun – Check out the family fun.

Times are subject to change. 

A Prelude to the 4th – July 3
To get the party started Nashville is hosting a FREE street party TONIGHT from 4-10pm at the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage. DJ DU will get the party started followed by Elise Davis, Gabe Dixon, and closing it down will be The Weeks. It’s the perfect start to the weekend, and a great way to prepare yourself for the big July 4th celebration. Come join us and let’s get the party started. If you need a little more about the artists just follow: visitmusiccity.com/July4th_preludetothe4th.

Acme Feed & Seed Celebration – July 3-4
Acme Feed & Seed is celebrating their one year anniversary, July 3, with live music, a photobooth, drink specials, and more. Then, July 4, visitors may purchase VIP rooftop access tickets that is sure to provide a great spot to view the country’s largest fireworks show.

First Saturday Art Crawl – July 3
For Fourth of July weekend, the Art Crawl will take place on Friday. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like minded-individuals.

Grand Ole Opry – July 3-4
You could venture over to the Grand Ole Opry House to witness Vince Gill and others perform the legendary show.

Happy Birthday American: July 4th Celebration – July 4
Tennessee Brew Works & Little Harpeth Brewing are partnering to celebrate the holiday with live music, fireworks, craft beer, and good fun at the Tennessee Brew Works Tap Room.

4th of July Celebration at Listening Room Cafe – July 4
Patrons to Music City may enjoy great food and music performed by Fletcher, Bell, and Ward at Listening Room Cafe.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival – July 4
Grab some lunch at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival at East Park, 11am-3pm on July 4.

Music City July 4th 5/10K – July 4
Start your Independence Day with a run through the streets of Music City. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to run the 5K or 10K through downtown Nashville on the morning of the Fourth of July.

Presidential Weekend – July 4-5
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is hosting history demonstrations, July 4 & 5, that will teach you how to drill, march, and live as a soldier during Jackson’s time. Also, on July 4, will be an Independence Day Ball inviting all to dress up in historical attire (of any era) and dance the night away. And that’s just the half of it.

Red, White, and Booze – July 4
Before coming Downtown head on over to City Winery Nashville for their special pre-party they are calling Red, White, and Booze.

USMNT vs. Guatemala – July 3
The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will face Guatemala at Nissan Stadium TONIGHT. Kick offs at 5:30pm.

Next Week

So there you have it. A full list of everything you can experience during Nashville July 4th weekend. And next week we’ll be talking about Beer … And Jaws, Burger Week, and whole bunch more. Get ready.

*All times are subject to change.

87. Everything you need for #NashvilleJuly4

86. A Prelude to the 4th

InstagramEach and every resident of Music City knows this town doesn’t need a reason to host a good concert. So, don’t be surprised when we tell you that Nashville is getting the holiday weekend started with a FREE street party featuring live music from DJ DU, Gabe Dixon, Elise Davis, and The Weeks Friday, July 3 and you should be there! It all starts at 4pm on Nashville’s Lower Broadway, and it’s the perfect appetizer before Saturday’s main event Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! which will have musical performance from Mikky Ekko, Martina McBride, and the nation’s largest fireworks show. Come join us for both events and let’s make this the most epic weekend ever!

For more information follow: http://www.visitmusiccity.com/july4th_preludetothe4th.

86. A Prelude to the 4th