Nashville’s rockin’ once again with plenty of events to fill out your week. Just take a look at all the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts below, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
LIVE ON THE GREEN
Live On The Green starts, August 11, featuring headlining act Andra Day! This is a free concert series, presented by Lightning 100, at Public Square Park in downtown Music City. The music plays Thursday nights August 11-25, leading up to a 3-day festival September 1-3. Next week, JR JR, Passenger, and Jenny Lewis will take the stage. visitmusiccity.com/liveonthegreen
The annual Guitar-B-Que is happening, August 10, at Ascend Amphitheater this year with the lineup including Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, and more. Proceeds from the event go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. thebig98.com
GUY CLARK CELEBRATION
Ryman Auditorium will host a special event in tribute to Nashville songwriter Guy Clark on August 16. Some of the artists scheduled to perform are Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle. ryman.com
TOMATO ART FEST
The annual Tomato Art Fest occurs August 12-13 featuring art, live music, and vendors with the common theme of the day being the tomato. This year’s lineup includes Jeffrey James, Elise Davis, Kansas Bible Company, Chrome Pony, and more. tomatoartfest.com
Arrington Vineyards is hosting their annual Harvest Party on August 13. You are invited to take part in a special day of wine, music, and more during this event which is free to the public. arringtonvineyards.com
Popular comedian, Jim Gaffigan, will perform at Bridgestone Arena on August 11. bridgestonearena.com
MAKING A MURDERER’S DEAN STRANG & JERRY BUTING: A CONVERSATION OF JUSTICE
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, the lawyers who defended Steven Avery in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, will be at TPAC for a conversation on the American criminal justice system on August 14. tpac.org
BARELY A 4K
You are welcome to join in Yazoo Brewing Company’s Barely A 4K, on August 14, starting at Yazoo Brewing Company’s Tap Room. yazoobrew.com
OPEN HOUSE AND SEASON SNEAK-PREVIEW
The Nashville Children’s Theatre will provide an open house and sneak preview of their upcoming season on August 13. During the event you will see short excerpts and songs from Afflicted: Daughters of Salem (September 15-October 2), Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (October 27-December 4), Cinderella (December 15-22), Treasure Island (January 19-February 5), And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (February 23-March 12), and Goodnight Moon (April 13-May 14). nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
OLDE WORLDE PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Belcourt Theatre continues to host Olde Worlde Theatre presents The Little Mermaid every Saturday until August 20. belcourt.org
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
This year’s Shakespeare in the Park features two performances. Macbeth will begin August 11th and lasts until September 9th (on select dates). Then, from August 20th through September 18th (on select dates) The Comedy of Errors will be featured. Each performance will take place at Centennial Park. nashvilleshakes.org
BENJAMIN WALLS PRESENTS VISION & GALLERY TOUR
On August 13, you may join internationally recognized artists, Benjamin Walls, as he presents VISION at the Tennessee State Museum. tnmuseum.org
FORT NEGLEY FOSSIL FINDERS
Fort Negley’s next Fossil Finders event will be August 13 offering people the opportunity to hunt for fossils with professional geologists there to assist and answer questions. Find more information.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President’s Sundays LIVE continues, on August 14, featuring To Avenge Fort Mims: Tennessee and the Creek War. Each event offers living history and interactive programs for you to enjoy with paid admission. thehermitage.com
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Circle Players is performing Jesus Christ Superstar, August 12-28, at Tennessee State University’s Performing Arts Center. circleplayers.net
Baseball season continues in Music City at First Tennessee Park. The next home game will be, August 12, against the Reno Aces. You can purchase tickets to regular season games, and see the home schedule right here: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillesounds. Also, the Nashville Sounds are in position to advance to the postseason. Tickets for the playoff games will go on sale on August 15. Find out more information.
The Tennessee Titans will host their first preseason game, on August 13, against the San Diego Chargers at Nissan Stadium. For a full home schedule head to: visitmusiccity.com/titans.
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The McCary Sisters @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 10
Deerhoof @ Mercy Lounge – August 10
The Big 98 presents Guitar-B-Que ft. Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, and more @ Ascend Ampthitheater – August 10
The Nearyl Deads @ Exit/In – August 11
Ruby the RabbitFoot w/ Sammy Barrett and Jesse Malley & the Tilt @ The Basement – August 11
Flow Tribe @ Exit/In – August 12
An Evening with Cory Branan @ The Basement East – August 12
Michaela Anne, Johnny Duke and the Mambo Saints, Caroline Spence @ The Basement – August 12
Gangstagrass @ Exit/In – August 13
The Cordovas, Quinn Deveaux, Carson McHone, Don Gallardo, Dovetail @ The Basement – August 13
The Gipsy Kings @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – August 14
Drake Summer Sixteen Tour with Future and Special Guests @ Bridgestone Arena – August 14
Carsie Blanton, Rondo Rig, Matt Hires @ The Basement – August 14
Black Wizard @ The Basement East – August 14
Guy Clark Celebration ft. Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – August 16
There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Kelsea Ballerini and Very Special Guests @ Bluebird Cafe – August 17
Black Music Honors: Celebrate The Soul @ TPAC – August 18
Defy Film Festival @ Studio 615 – August 19-20
Professional Bull Riders in Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena – August 19-20
Sweet Corn Fun Festival @ Lucky Ladd Farms – August 20
Food and Funk Fest @ Riverfront Park – August 20
Bill Maher @ Ryman Auditorium – August 20
Creed Bratton (from the Office): An Evening of Music and Comedy @ Mercy Lounge – August 22
Toruk – The First Flight by Cirque Du Soleil @ Mercy Lounge – August 24-28
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week @ Throughout Nashville – August 22-28
Until next time!