Another week, and another chance to tell you all about the fun in Nashville. See below for all the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
BLACK MUSIC HONORS: CELEBRATE THE SOUL
Everyone is welcome to join the National Museum of African American Music for Black Music Honors: Celebrate the Soul, on August 18, at TPAC. The evening will honor several African American legends who have contributed to the music of America. Andra Day, Eddie Levert, Tina Campbell, and more are set to perform. tpac.org
DEFY FILM FESTIVAL
August 19-20, the Defy Film Festival will occur at Studio 615 featuring 57 films from 17 countries. The festival aims to bring filmmakers and fans together for two days of creative experiences and great films. Find more information.
MUSIC CITY KNOCKOUT
Over 35 of the top bull riders in the world will compete in the Music City Knockout, a Professional Bull Riders’ major, happening at Bridgestone Arena August 19-20. visitmusiccity.com/pbr
Corey Smith will perform an outdoor concert at Tin Roof Demonbreun on August 19. Find tickets and more information.
SWEET CORN FUN FESTIVAL
Lucky Ladd Farms is hosting a celebration all about corn on August 20. Families and friends may enjoy corn on the cob, a corn eating contest, corn shucking, a sweet corn selfie competition, and more. luckyladdfarms.com
KELSEA BALLERINI & FRIENDS
Kelsea Ballerini will perform at the Bluebird Cafe on August 17. The show goes to benefit Music Makes Us. bluebirdcafe.com
GREY GOOSE VODKA DINNER
On August 17, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will present a special Grey Goose Vodka Dinner. ruthschris.com
NASHVILLE ORIGINALS RESTAURANT WEEK
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week will take place August 22-28 featuring multiple locally owned restaurants with special menus at great prices. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to try Nashville’s booming food scene. See the participating restaurants and more at: visitmusiccity.com/restaurantweek.
OLDE WORLDE PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Belcourt Theatre continues to host Olde Worlde Theatre presents The Little Mermaid every Saturday until August 27. belcourt.org
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
This year’s Shakespeare in the Park features two performances. Macbeth has started and continues 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
August 19-20, Rob Schneider will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
Bill Maher is making his way to Ryman Auditorium on August 20. ryman.com
CREED BRATTON (FROM THE OFFICE)
Creed Bratton (from The Office) will play an evening of music and comedy at Mercy Lounge on August 22. mercylounge.com
LIVE ON THE GREEN
Live On The Green continues, August 18, featuring headlining act Jenny Lewis. 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, The Record Company, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and Dawes will take the stage. visitmusiccity.com/liveonthegreen
Holly Williams, Tony Lucca, Christian Lopez Band, and more will play the next summer show of Musicians Corner, on August 20, at Centennial Park. This free music event will continue every Saturday from now through September. musicianscornernashville.com
Acme Radio’s monthly songwriter series, Acme Unplugged, features Chuck Mead and friends on August 22. We will be live tweeting the show, which starts at 7pm, and encourage everyone to join along. visitmusiccity.com/acmeunplugged
NASHVILLE LIBRARY COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES
Every Tuesday for two months, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert from 11:45am-1pm. The concerts will take place right in their courtyard and lasts until October 4. So grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to some great live music. nashvillepubliclibrary.org
The Tennessee Titans will host their next preseason game, on August 20, against the Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium. For a full home schedule head to: visitmusiccity.com/titans.
Located in the Encore condominium tower in SoBro, Etch is the perfect location to stop by before and after events. Chef Deb Paquette has opened this upscale eatery that offers a lunch, happy hour, dinner, wine, and dessert menu that contains a sprawling palette of global flavors in each dish. Etch’s level of creativity and execution is truly making a mark on the Nashville dining scene.
Yacht Rock Revival @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – August 17
Dixie Chicks @ Bridgestone Arena – August 17
Steven Tyler @ Ryman Auditorium – August 17
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – August 18
Renshaw Davies, Joshua Black Wilkins, Andrew Hibbard, Allen Thompson Band @ The Basement – August 18
Corey Smith @ Tin Roof Demonbreun – August 19
Metal Fest: Tribute to Metallica, Megadeath, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, & Pantera @ The Basement East – August 19
Local H @ Exit/In – August 19
Lucy Dacus, Kyowa @ The Basement – August 19
Umphrey’s McGee @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 20
Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) w/ Sun Seeker @ The Basement East – August 20
Modern Inventors, Alex Wong @ The Basement – August 20
Toto @ Ryman Auditorium – August 21
The Dawn Drapes, AIRPARK, American Roomates @ The Basement – August 21
Ruby Boots w/Van Darien and Emma Swift @ The Basement – August 22
Billy Ray Cyrus @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 23
The Local Music Experience @ Throughout Nashville – August 24
There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Toruk – The First Flight by Cirque Du Soleil @ Bridgestone Arena – August 24-28
Saffire Bear & Belle @ Saffire Restaurant – August 25
Songwriters Under the Stars @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – August 26-27
Nashville Flea Market: Old School Rules @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – August 26-28
3rd Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival @ Watkins College of Art, Design & Film – August 27
Predators Day @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – August 28
Adult Swim Drive-In @ Nissan Stadium – August 29
Pinot with the President: Decorative Arts of the Mansion @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – August 29
Until next time!