343. Nineteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (April 19-26)

Festivals, festivals, and more festivals. Nashville’s busy this week. See below for the upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week in Music City

UPCOMING EVENTS

WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
From now until April 23rd, the Wild West Comedy Festival will take place across Music City. You will be able to see some of the funniest people in the world like Kumail Nanjiani, Judd Apatow, and Patton Oswalt perform at venues such as Ryman Auditorium, Zanies Comedy Night Club, TPAC, and more. visitmusiccity.com/wildwestcomedyfestival

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
The 48th annual Nashville Film Festival begins April 20th and continues until the 29th. The event features over 250 films from 42 countries and takes place at Hollywood 27. visitmusiccity.com/nashvillefilmfestival

MSTREET CHEF WEEK
You may experience the chefs of MStreet restaurants during MStreet Chef Week, April 24-30. Each night features a different dinner from an MStreet chef and visual art experience that pairs with the meal. Find tickets and more information.

PINK FLOYD OVERLOAD
Adventure Science Center is hosting a special night dedicated to the band Pink Floyd at their Sudekum Planetarium on April 20. adventuresci.org

NASHVILLE ZOO’S EARTH DAY
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere will have their own Earth Day celebration on April 21. Games, activities, special keeper talks, and more will occur. Read more from the press release.

NASHVILLE EARTH DAY
Centennial Park will be the place for Nashville Earth Day on April 22. The free festival will provide entertainment throughout the day while educating people about protecting our environment. nashvilleearthday.org

ASCEND AMPHITHEATER
The shows at Ascend Amphitheater kick off this week. The first show of the season will be Thomas Rhett (April 20-21). Followed by John Legend (May 18), Alan Jackson (May 19), Third Eye Blind (June 15), Styx (July 22), and so many more. ascendamphitheater.com

RITES OF SPRING
The Shins, Rae Sremmurd, St. Lucia, and more will play Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring April 21-22. vanderbilt.edu/ros

OYSTER EASTER
Great Cajun food, oysters, beer, lively activities, and more will occur at this year’s Oyster Easter at Public Square Park on April 22. oystereaster.com

UFC FT. SWANSON VS LOBOV
Bridgestone Arena will host the UFC on April 22. The event will have a five-round main match featuring Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov. bridgestonearena.com

RECORD STORE DAY
Record stores across Music City will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 22. Places like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Third Man Records, Ernest Tubb Record Store, and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music will offer specials and activities to take part in. recordstoreday.com

TENX9 NASHVILLE STORYTELLING: DO NO HARM
Meharry Medical College will host Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling on April 19. The theme will be Do No Harm: True Healthcare Stories. Find more information.

MARCH FOR BABIES
March for Babies, a walk to support March for Dimes, will be at Nissan Stadium on April 22. marchforbabies.org

HIKE2HEAL
Hike2Heal is a 5K to promote healthcare for students at Raise the Roof Academy in Uganda. The race will take place, on April 22, at Edwin Earner Park. runsignup.com

RIVERDANCE – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Riverdance will feature popular Irish dancing and take place, April 21-23, at TPAC. tpac.org

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s current production is A Raisin in the Sun starring Eddie George and happening at TPAC. The last show will be April 22. Go see the show before it’s too late. nashvillerep.org

CHESTNUTS AT THE HERMITAGE – CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF JACKSON
Chestnut Group members have painted a series of paintings featuring Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the many places that are on the property. From April 21st to the 22nd, the Hermitage will offer an art exhibition and sale of those paintings. thehermitage.com

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
TPAC is hosting the adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time April 25-30. tpac.org

CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY
On April 23, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will celebrate the Bard’s birthday with music, food, and more at Lipscomb University. nashvilleshakes.org

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

OTAKU RAMEN
A ramen shop and bar in the Gulch, Otaku Ramen’s focus is making traditional Japanese ramen with the local bounty of Middle Tennessee. They even have Hot Chicken Buns, a boneless thigh with Otaku’s hot spice in a steamed bao bun, to order as a snack while you’re waiting for your entrée. otakuramen.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Neil Diamond @ Bridgestone Arena – April 19
The Sisterhood @ 3rd and Lindlsey – April 19
Thomas Rhett @ Ascend Amphitheater – April 20-21
Boney James @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 21
Cory Branan @ Exit/In – April 21
Jon McLaughlin @ City Winery Nashville – April 21
Matthew Logan Vasquez @ The High Watt – April 21
The Weeks @ Cannery Ballroom – April 22
All-Mozart Matinee @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 23
The Story Tour: An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile @ Ryman Auditorium – April 24-25
Grand Ole Opry ft. Kelsea Ballerini, Pam Tillis, and more @ Grand Ole Opry House – April 25
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Bridgestone Arena – April 25
Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 26

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Way Late Play Date: Marvel vs. DC @ Adventure Science Center – April 27
Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony of Amy Grant & Martha R. Ingram @ Walk of Fame Park – April 27
Rental Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising @ The Belcourt Theatre – April 27
Lightning 100’s Annual Spring Block Party ft. The Delta Saints @ Marathon Music Works – April 29
Herb Society Plant Sale @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – April 29
Autism Awareness Day @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – April 30
Thistle Farms 20th Anniversary ft. Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – May 3

343. Nineteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (April 19-26)

342. Record Store Day – April 22

Celebrate the independent record store andrecord200x200.png classic vinyl during Record Store Day on April 22. All across the country, independently owned record stores offer special releases, promotional products made exclusively for this day, concerts, and other special events to honor the unique culture of a local, indie record store. And ee have highlighted some of the places hosting great specials in Music City just for you. See below.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
This year, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is getting in on the action and will sell titles released for the day. Find more information.

Fond Object
Both locations of Fond Object will participate during Record Store Day in Nashville. Each place plans to host multiple bands, local vendors, beer, and more. Find out more.

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music
From 12pm to 6pm, Grimey’s New & Preloved Music will host live music in their back parking lot. Some of the performances include The Bad Signs, Paul Burch, Sun Seeker, and Idle Bloom. Plus, there will be a DJ set by Mayor Megan Barry at 12:30pm. How could you miss that? See more at: grimeys.com.

The Groove Nashville
The Groove Nashville has a killer lineup for Record Store Day. It includes All Them Witches, Robyn Hitchcock, Okey Dokey, The Whistles & The Bells, and more. See the full lineup.

Third Man Records
Jack White’s Third Man Records plans to offer limited edition gold vinyls of Jack White Battle Cry, limited edition yellow vinyls of Bob Seger System 2+2=?, special edition vinyls of Lillie Mae, and copies of the Blue Series Book signed by Ben Blackwell. Find more information.

The Vinyl Bunker
Local artists Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners, Charlie Treat, Wild Ponies, and more will perform the stage set up at The Vinyl Bunk for Record Store Day. In addition, they plan to have some exclusive vinyl releases for the occasion. Find more information.

See the full list of participating stores at: recordstoreday.com.

342. Record Store Day – April 22

341. Dining Out For Life – April 18

Tomorrow, April 18, multiple restaurants around Nashville will be participating in Dining Out For Life, a yearly event to support Nashville CARES. For this, we encourage everyone to have breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner at any of the participating restaurants below (if they are serving a meal at that time). Get out there and eat for a good cause.

So you know, Nashville CARES aids 55,000 people located within the Middle Tennessee area that is infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. That includes providing HIV prevention education to more than 35,000 youth and adults, almost 16,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,000 men, women and children living with the disease.

For more information head to: diningoutforlife.com/nashville.

2017 Participating Restaurants:
1808 Grille
Lunch, Dinner

417 Union
Dinner

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant
Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Batter’d & Fried Boston Seafood House
Dinner

The Beast Pub
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Blue Moon BBQ
Lunch, Dinner

Burger Up – East Nashville ONLY
Any Meal

Butchertown Hall
Lunch, Dinner

Cafe Coco
Lunch, Dinner

Caffe Nonna
Lunch, Dinner

Castrillo’s Pizza of Donelson (Carry-out ONLY)
Lunch, Dinner

Castrillo’s Pizza of Inglewood (Carry-Out ONLY)
Lunch, Dinner

Castrillo’s Pizza of Sylvan Park (Carry-Out ONLY)
Lunch, Dinner

Chateau West
Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

City Fire
Lunch, Dinner

Clawson’s Pub & Deli
Breakfast, Lunch, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Crema
Any Meal

East Nashville Beer Works
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Eastland Cafe
Dinner

Epice
Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

etc.
Dinner

Etch Restaurant
Dinner

The Family Wash/Garage Cafe
Any Meal

Fenwick’s 300
Lunch, Dinner

Five Points Pizza
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

The Flipside
Lunch, Dinner

Frothy Monkey 12th South
Dinner

Frothy Monkey Downtown Franklin
Dinner

Frothy Monkey Downtown Nashville
Dinner

Germantown Cafe
Dinner

Germantown Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Giardino Gourmet Salads
Any Meal

Graze
Dinner

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace
Lunch, Dinner

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – East Nashville ONLY
Lunch, Dinner

Kalamatas – Green Hills
Lunch, Dinner

Le Peep Restaurant
Breakfast, Lunch

Lockeland Table
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

The Mainstay Restaurant
Dinner

Mangia Nashville
Dinner

Marche Artisan Foods
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Margot Café & Bar
Dinner

The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Midtown Cafe
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Miel Restaurant
Dinner

Nicky’s Coal Fired
Dinner

Nomzilla
Lunch, Dinner

Nonna’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Dinner

The Old School Farm To Table
Dinner

Park Cafe
Dinner

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor
Lunch, Dinner

Pomodoro East
Dinner

Proper Bagel
Breakfast, Lunch

Provence Breads & Café – Downtown Library
Breakfast, Lunch

Provence Breads & Café – Hillsboro Village
Breakfast, Lunch

Puckett’s 5th & Church
Breakfast, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Red Pony Restaurant
Dinner

Rudie’s Seafood and Sausage
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

SILO
Dinner

Stirrup Nashville
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

The Sutler Saloon
Lunch, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum
Dinner

Table 3 Restaurant & Market
Dinner

Tin Angel
Dinner

The Treehouse Restaurant
Dinner

Twin Kegs
Lunch

Twin Kegs 2
Lunch

Urban Grub
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

Vui’s Kitchen
Dinner, Alcohol Sales Included in Donation

 

341. Dining Out For Life – April 18

340. Get Your Easter Sunday Funday Started Right

Happy Easter, friends. Many of you will be heading out for brunch with family. It’s a great way to start an Easter Sunday Funday. Just for you, we have made a list of places offering brunch specials. Check it out and enjoy!

Easter Bunny Breakfast @ Lucky Ladd Farms – April 14-15

Easter Brunch ft. The McCrary Sisters @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – April 16

Easter Champagne Jam ft. Coach & Rate @ Acme Feed & Seed – April 16

Soul Jazz Brunch ft. Fatcakes @ Acme Feed & Seed – April 16

Nashville Easter Brunch ft. Patton James @ Sambuca – April 16

Easter Brunch @ Capitol Grille – April 16

Easter Brunch ft. Jazz Music from Stephanie Adlington @ City Winery Nashville – April 16

Easter Brunch Buffet @ Adele’s Nashville – April 16

Easter Brunch at The Mansion @ Mansion at Fontanel – April 16

Easter Brunch @ Watermark – April 16

Easter Bottomless Brunch @ Sinema – April 16

Easter Brunch Buffett @ 1808 Grille – April 16

Easter Brunch @ Del Frisco’s Grille – April 16

340. Get Your Easter Sunday Funday Started Right

339. Ascend Amphitheater Lineup

Sun’s out, air is warm, and the grass is green. Ascend 1 (Credit aLive Coverage).jpgYou know what that means? Time for outdoor concerts at Ascend Amphitheater. This year’s lineup is a diverse mix of talented musicians which we can’t wait to see. Everyone from Thomas Rhett to Snoop Dogg. It should be a fantastic season and we can’t wait to experience it with you. See below for the full lineup.

Thomas Rhett
April 20-21
Tickets

Jake Owen
April 27
Tickets

Snoop Dogg
April 28
Tickets

Bastille
May 5
Tickets

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
May 6-7
Tickets

John Legend
May 18
Tickets

Alan Jackson
May 19
Tickets

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony
May 27
Tickets

Train with O.A.R.
May 31
Tickets

Muse with Thirty Seconds to Mars
June 3
Tickets

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
June 14
Tickets

Third Eye Blind
June 15
Tickets

The Music of Led Zepplin with the Nashville Symphony
June 24
Tickets

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers
June 27
Tickets

My Morning Jacket with Margo Price
July 7
Tickets

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Nashville Symphony
July 8
Tickets

OneRepublic
July 10
Tickets

Hans Zimmer
July 16
Tickets

Styx and Reo Speedwagon
July 22
Tickets

Foreigner with Cheap Trick
July 28
Tickets

Goo Goo Dolls
July 31
Tickets

Straight No Chaser
August 5
Tickets

Santana
August 13
Tickets

Umphrey’s McGee
August 19
Tickets

Young the Giant with Cold War Kids
September 8
Tickets

Depeche Mode
September 18
Tickets

Sam Hunt with Maren Morris
September 22-23
Tickets

339. Ascend Amphitheater Lineup

338. Wild West Comedy Festival – April 17-23

WildwestComedyFestLogo.pngThe world’s funniest people will be in Nashville next week (April 17-23) for the Wild West Comedy Festival. A week of comedic performances that will have your cheeks hurting from smiling & laughing too much. We have displayed the full lineup and ways to get tickets below. Join the fun.

Adam Sandler & Friends: David Spade, Nick Swardson, and Rob Schneider
April 17 @ 7:30pm
Grand Ole Opry House
Get Tickets.

Brad Paisley & Friends
April 18 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Comedy Jam w/Ralphie May & Special Guests
April 18-19 @ 8pm
Exit/In
Get Tickets for April 18.Get Tickets for April 19.

Patton Oswalt
April 19 @ 7:30pm
Ryman Auditorium
Get Tickets.

The Fighter and The Kid
April 19 @ 8:30pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Darren Knight
April 19-20 @ 6pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Santiago Sent Us’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins
April 19-20 @ 7:30pm
TPAC
Get Tickets.

Ari Shaffir
April 20-22
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Judd Apatow
April 21 @ 7:30pm
Ryman Auditorium
Get Tickets.

Nate Bargatze
April 21 @ 7pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Kumail Nanjiani
April 21 @ 8pm
TPAC
Get Tickets.

Bert Kreischer
April 21-22
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Anjelah Johnson
April 22 @ 7pm
Ryman Auditorium
Get Tickets.

Bobby Bones
April 22 @ 8pm
TPAC
Get Tickets.

Heather McDonald
April 22 @ 1pm & 7pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Doug (Benson) Loves Movies Live Podcast Taping
April 22
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

The Benson Movie Interruption: Wild Wild West
April 23
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 27
Get Tickets.

Josh Wolf
April 23 @ 3:30pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Get Tickets.

Jay Pharoah
April 23 @ 7pm & 9:15pm
Zanies Comedy Night Club
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Larry the Cable Guy
April 23 @ 6pm
Ryman Auditorium
Get Tickets.

338. Wild West Comedy Festival – April 17-23

337. Brew at the Zoo – June 2

Important announcement! Tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual Brew at the Zoo, taking place on June 2nd at the Nashville Zoo. This sellout event has everything you love in one place: animals, live music, food trucks, and over 100 craft beers on tap. The event takes places from 6:30 to 11pm, which gives you plenty of time to drink up, eat up, and see all the animals your heart desires.

Find more information at: nashvillezoo.org.

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337. Brew at the Zoo – June 2