140. Eleven Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (August 28-30)

It’s FRIDAY! You know what that means. It means you have a whole weekend to do some amazing Nashville things. And just for you we have once again comprised a full list of things going on in Music City. Pretty nice, right? See below for 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.

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(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)

9th Annual Nashville Industry Music Awards – August 29
Some of Nashville’s top individuals in the music business will come together for a night of celebration, and to honor their peers during the 9th Annual Nashville Industry Music Awards occurring, August 29, at 3rd and Lindsley. nimadigital.com

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai – August 26-30
Cirque Du Soleil will perform their latest touring production, Varekai, from August 26th through the 30th at Bridgestone Arena. bridgestonearena.com

Closing Exhibits – Nashville’s Art Scene
Many art galleries around town will be closing their current exhibits on August 29. Meaning this is the last weekend to see Elizabeth Winnell and Barrett Hedges at The Rymer Gallery, Cuba: Reconstructing Memories at Tinney Contemporary, Price is Right at David Lusk Gallery, Therely Bare Redux at Zeitgeist Gallery, and more. To see what else is going on in Nashville’s Art Scene follow: visitmusiccity.com/artandculture.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibits – Opening & Closing
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips opens August 28. The exhibit will explore the life and career of Sam Phillips, and the social and cultural impact of the music he created. You should go check out it and while you do make sure to stop by the Ronnie Milsap: A Legend In My Time exhibit because it closes September 7.

Craig Robinson – August 27-30
From the popular sitcom “The Office” and star of the movie “This Is The End”, Craig Robinson will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club August 27th through the 30th. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

Frist Fridays – August 28
TONIGHT will be the last Frist Fridays of the season. The headliner is Those Darlins who will perform in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Turner Courtyard. fristcenter.org

Goose Island Migration Week – August 25-28
Goose Island Beer Co. is traveling around the country. This week, they have been in Nashville and TONIGHT will be the last night of all the fun. You can find them 312 Pizza Company from 6-10pm. At the party, they will release their Bourbon Count Stout. For more information head on over to: gooseisland.com.

LOL Improv – August 28
LOL Nashville Improv Comedy group will play at The Basement on August 28. lolnashville.com

Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival – August 29
The first annual Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place at Percy Warner Park, on August 29, featuring food trucks, live music, family fun, and more. musiccityballoonfestival.com

Nashville’s Largest Yard Sale – August 29
You can shop for Music City’s best used goods during Nashville’s Largest Yard Sale taking place, August 29, at Nissan Stadium. For more information and get tickets.

Nashville Sounds – August 29
The Nashville Sounds last home stretch of the 2015 season will begin August 31. It has been a fantastic year at the new ball park and let’s end it in the best of ways. Get tickets here: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillesounds


Nashville Restaurant Week – Germantown Cafe
As you already know. Nashville Restaurant Week continues until August 30. Tonight we highly suggest you head on over to Germantown Cafe who is having a spectacular special. The are offering a 3-course meal for only $20.15. Each meal includes a salad or dessert. Then, you select from a ton of entrées like their Pork Chop, Blackened Grouper, Grilled Salmon, Crab Cakes, Plum Pork, and more. Head on over, enjoy a meal, and make sure to tell us what you think on Twitter.


Keb’ Mo’ @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – August 28
Old Crow Medicine Show @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 28
Full Moon Pickin’ Party @ Warner Park – August 28
Rob Thomas @ Ryman Auditorium – August 28
Western Medication (FREE show) @ Exit/In – August 28
Caroline Kole, Riley, Bria, Riptide (6pm) @ The Basement East – August 28
Resurrection: A Journey Tribute @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 28
Dexateens with Promised Land Sound and Ian Ferguson Band (9pm) @ The Basement East – August 28
K.T. Tunstall @ City Winery Nashville – August 29
The Eaglemaniacs: The Music of Don Henley and The Eagles with Ormond Sound @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 29
Dirtwire @ Exit/In – August 29
Social Distortion @ Ryman Auditorium – August 29
How I Became The Bomb, Morning Teleportation, Soft Crush @ The Basement East – August 29
Pony Boy with Justin & The Cosmics and Lilly Hiatt @ The Basement – August 29
Under the Sun Tour: Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, better Than Ezra, & Eve 6 @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 29
Jonatha Brooke @ City Winery Nashville – August 30
Rayland Baxter @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 30
Sweet Tea Dance @ The Basement East – August 30
The Sunday Post sponsored by Tailgate Beer @ The Basement East – August 30


We hope you have a great weekend doing all these fun things. Next week we are talking about Labor Day Weekend, another Nashville Rockstar, Pinot with the President. Make sure to follow along and we’ll see you later!

140. Eleven Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (August 28-30)

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