121. Nine Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (August 7-9)


FREEEEEEEDOM! Friday is here and time to play! And, as always, we have comprised a list of 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.

Weekend EventsGeneral Jackson Showboat, Nashville

(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)

An Art Deco Affair – August 8
You can celebrate the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a chance to see the new exhibits at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts during An Art Deco Affair. fristcenter.org

Bootlegger’s Bash – August 8
Carnton Plantation will host Bootlegger’s Bash featuring local whiskey & moonshine, dinner, and live music. It’s a chance to enjoy tasty beverages legally while you learn about what it was like when it was illegal. boft.org

Ink-N-Iron Festival – August 6-9
Nashville’s Ink-N-Iron Festival is this weekend in Music City. Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium will be home to The Gathering of Tattoo Masters and Vintage Fashion Bazaar. Then, just across the way at Bicentennial Park will be Motorama, Big Top Tent, and live music from Merle Haggard, Coheed and Cambria, and more for you to experience. visitmusiccity.com/inkniron

Michael Ian Black at Zanies – August 6-8
Star of Wet Hot American Summer, Michael Ian Black, will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club. You know you have already binged watched the series on Netflix. Now, see the star live! zaniesnashville.com

Nashville Salutes – August 7-8
Nashville Salutes honors the Medal of Honor with 28 Medal of Honor Recipients, a parade, street fair, and Vietnam War Anniversary Commemoration. For a full schedule of events check out: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillesalutes.

Nashville Undy Run/Walk – August 8
Shelby Park will be the starting line for Nashville Undy Run/Walk. Participation in the event helps Colon Cancer Alliance and local partners fight colorectal cancer. Also, today is the last day to register! support.ccalliance.org

Tax Free Weekend – August 7-9
It’s Tax Free Weekend! Meaning you need to know where to go, right? Just head to: visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleshopping and plan the perfect shopping excursion in Nashville.

Tomato Art Fest – August 7-8
East Nashville will host the annual Tomato Art Fest this weekend. The event includes family fun, tons of art to see, contests, a corn hole tournament, live music, and other fun entertaining things families & friends can enjoy in Nashville. tomatoartfest.com

UFC Fight Night – August 8
UFC Fight Night is happening at Bridgestone Arena featuring headlining fight Teizerira vs. Saint Preux. bridgestonearena.com

Nashville Restaurant

Sinema Restaurant & Bar
TONIGHT: one of Nashville’s hottest restaurants, Sinema Restaurant & Bar, is offering an amazing event called Night Train to Nashville. In their lounge Amerigo Gazaway will play classic tunes from the old days and offer cocktails from years past. Also, bites created by Chef Dale Levitski will be available for your tasting pleasure. Go check it out and make sure to tell us what you think on Twitter.

Upcoming Concerts

Nashville’s Ink-N-Iron Festival @ Throughout Nashville – August 6-9
1964 “The Tribute” @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – August 7
Lissie @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 7
Counting Crows @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 7
Leroy Powell & The Messengers @ The Basement East – August 7
Kid Freud (EP Release Party) with the Astrochimps @ The Basement – August 7
Daneverly w/ Mikaela Dewar and Maslow @ The Basement – August 7
Happy Together Tour @ War Memorial Auditorium – August 7
Braid @ Exit/In – August 7
Alice in Chains @ Ryman Auditorium – August 7-8
Steely Dan and Elvis Costello @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 8
Saturday Sauce (FREE) @ The Basement East – August 8
Villz with Johnny Phrank and Alocodaman @ The Basement East – August 8
Hecta w/ Future Daze and Sugar Skulls @ The Basement – August 8
Watsky @ Exit/In – August 8
Vinyl Thief @ Mercy Lounge – August 8
The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 9
Buffalo Rodeo, Concord America, Chief Scout @ The Basement East – August 9
Good Old War @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 9
Heavy Heavy Hearts, Them Dirty Roses @ The Basement – August 9

Next Week

Hopefully our list has given you enough to plan the perfect weekend. Next week we are talking about The Gulch Gives Back, Shakespeare in the Park ft. Henry V,  and so much more. Make sure to follow along and see you later!

121. Nine Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (August 7-9)

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