115. Eleven Things to Do in Music City this Weekend (July 31-August 2)

Hello Friday. No time to chit chat because there’s way too much to do. Concerts, festivals, art crawls, and more! Just take a moment and look at what’s happening this weekend, a Nashville restaurant to try, and upcoming concerts to plan your weekend. Then, check out what will occur the following week. Let’s do this.

Weekend Events

ShelbyBridge-134(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston – August 1
Art enthusiasts will love to take part in Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston. The event takes place every first Saturday of every month featuring a ton of galleries that display new groundbreaking art plus live music.

Barbershop Harmony Festival – August 1
Over 30 different performing groups will play for FREE at 6 different public locations during the Barbershop Harmony Festival. The locations include the Nashville Farmers’ Market, Victory Park, Adventure Science Center, Church Street Park, Legislative Plaza, Centennial Park, and a few pop-up surprises as well. The musical talent will include everything from quartets to choruses numbering up to 50 singers. It’s going to be unbelievable and you should try to make it to at least one of the stages!

Community FREE Day at Ascend Amphitheater – August 2
If you haven’t heard, Nashville’s latest outdoor venue, the Ascend Amphitheater, just opened yesterday. And they are hosting a FREE community day for everyone to come see the new place. There will be live music, food, and more for families to enjoy. Come see!

First Saturday Art Crawl – August 1
This weekend the First Saturday Art Crawl will celebrate their ninth birthday. That’s nine years of offering free admission to see the latest exhibits at art galleries around Downtown Nashville. All the fun will begin at 6pm and the event lasts until 9pm. Also, please don’t forget about the Gray Line trolleys. They are FREE to ride during the First Saturday Art Crawl and safely transport you throughout downtown to see the different galleries.

Frist Fridays – July 31
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts concert series Frist Fridays continues with live music from The Long Players Perform David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.

Half Christmas Beer Fest – July 31
Riverwood Mansion is hosting Lightning 100’s Half Christmas Beer Fest. By attending this one-of-a-kind event you can enjoy over 40 beers, Christmas lighting, and a snow machine. Yep, a SNOW MACHINE. Oh, and holiday wear is encouraged.

Hot Shots Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival – August 1
You may experience over 12 Nashville hot chicken restaurants and sample unlimited bourbon and whiskey tastings at the Hot Shots Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival at Bridgestone Arena.

Legally Blonde The Musical – July 31-August 2
Fans of the popular movie Legally Blonde have to go see the musical at Nashville Children’s Theatre happening all weekend long.

Olde Worlde presents The Ugly Duckling – August 1
The Belcourt Theatre will host Olde World Theatre presents The Ugly Duckling every Saturday until August 15. Showtimes are always at 10am offering the perfect morning activities for children.

Songwriters Round ft. The Peach Pickers – August 1
There is a special songwriter round featuring the Peach Pickers at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum you may attend.

Soul Food Fest – August 1
Cameo, Dru Hill, Monica, The Ohio Players, and more will perform live during the annual Soul Food Festival occurring at Nissan Stadium. Plus, don’t forget about all the amazing soul food that will be present for you to eat at this amazing festival.

Nashville Restaurant

The Flipside
This weekend head on over to The Flipside. A groovy place that is decked out with 1950s decor. Their menu features something they call Jack’s Chicken and they serve it in 15 different ways. Pretty much it’s a chicken breast pounded thin with seasoned bread crumbs and then pan sautéed in extra virgin olive oil. One of our favorites is the Popeye served with spinach, tomato, mozzarella, and balsamic drizzle. AND don’t forget to order their amazing wonderful Tater Tot Nachos. You won’t regret it. Go check it out and make sure to tell us what you think on Twitter.

Upcoming Concerts

Eric Church @ Ascend Amphitheater – July 31
Shania Twain @ Bridgestone Arena – July 31
An Evening with the Monkees @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – July 31
Ladiez Night with Kyshona, Mary Bragg, Nicole Boggs, and Daphne Willis @ The Basement – July 31
Al-D & ET w/ The Nashville Horns, Back Pockets, Cole Jonique @ The Basement East – July 31
The Old Ceremony @ City Winery Nashville – July 31
Full Moon Pickin’ Party @ Warner Park – July 31
Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple @ Ryman Auditorium – July 31-August 1
Little Tybee w/ Myrra and Poly @ The Basement – August 1
The Watkins Family Hour ft. Sean Watkins & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creak and more @ City Winery Nashville – August 1
Blackfoot Gypsies, Hillybilly Casino, Smoking Flowers, and Lonesome Town Drifters @ The Basement East – August 1
NWA Tribute @ Exit/In – August 1
Sky Hump: A Tribute to Dave Cloud @ Springwater Super Club – August 1
Jonell Mosser @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 1
Framing Hanley @ Marathon Music Works – August 1
Chicago and Earth, Wind, & Fire @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 1
W/White Lighter(s) (Final Show) FREE @ The Basement – August 2
Traveller ft. Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis & Cory Chisel @ The Basement East – August 2
Deep Purple @ Ryman Auditorium – August 2
An Evening with Watkins Family Hour ft. Sean Watkins & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and more @ City Winery Nashville – August 2

Next Week

And there you have it. A weekend full of great music, good fun, and in Music City. Please follow along with us next we as write about Ink-N-Iron Festival, Tomato Art Fest,  and so much more. Until then.

115. Eleven Things to Do in Music City this Weekend (July 31-August 2)

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