Tonight’s Live on the Green concert featured Jenny Lewis, Passenger, and JR JR.
There will be more concerts the next two Thursdays, as well as Friday and Saturday, September 2 and 3.
I made it out to Sara Watkins‘ set at Grimey Records tonight. She played all of the songs from her new album at the record store on 8th Ave S.
Since I was in the back (and since she’s a short person), I didn’t get a great picture … but the small store was packed with fans. It was still a great 40 minutes of music.
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra has been out on the town this summer. Tonight, they were at Crockett Park in Brentwood:
Earlier this weekend, they played at Centennial Park and Ascend Amphitheater. They’ve got more coming up this summer in Nashville and farther afield. Most of these concerts in the park are free.
Keith Urban is giving a free concert right now in front of Bridgestone Arena:
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 9, 2016
Rain expected downtown around/after 1PM has no lightning, shouldn't discourage @KeithUrban concert currently rocking thru my office window
— NashSevereWx (@NashSevereWx) May 9, 2016
If you were planning on driving on Lower Broadway right about now, don’t.
Having a lawyer moment: With Keith Urban playing outside my office, I'm just worried about traffic getting to a foreclosure sale in 40 mins
— David Anthony (@creditorlaw) May 9, 2016
A house that Elvis Presley frequented when visiting Nashville is up for sale. The house, which is currently a law firm but once belonged to Elvis’ manager, Tom Parker, could be torn down for a new commercial development. The current owner, Steve North, is hoping to find a buyer that wants to preserve the home for its historic value.
“I remember it as a teenager,” North told the NY Post. “We would drive by the house, and we would look to see if the pink Cadillac was there. If the pink Cadillac was there, we’d know Elvis was in town.”
Opening the Music City Irish Fest next weekend, Mayor Barry will be joined by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Northern Ireland (which is in the UK, not Ireland). The festival is sponsored in part by the Irish government, though.
The opening ceremony will get going at 11 AM on March 12 on Demonbreun Street near Music Circle. All the entertainment will follow, continuing until 11 at night.
Belfast has been a sister city of Nashville since 1995, which has produced a culturally fruitful relationship, according to the press release:
A highlight of this Sister Cities relationship is the thriving and star-studded Belfast-Nashville Songwriters Festival, an extremely successful gathering and exchange of our respective communities’ deep love for music and song now in its 12th year. Each year many established artists, up-and-coming writers, and political figures travel from Nashville to Belfast to grow a unique friendship forged through the making of music. For the last several years, Music City Roots has broadcast live from the festival…
The first MCIF featured multiple winning singer-songwriters from the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival on its main stage. This year the two festivals are excited to be exchanging artists. Jessica and Jeremiah Willis, singer-songwriters from Nashville-based The Willis Clan, performed March 2nd in Belfast. Only days later, six Irish artists from the Belfast festival are set to perform on the MCIF 2016 main stage.
— Dr. Ryan B. Jackson (@RyanBJackson1) February 6, 2016
In addition to lots of beads, the students got in 5 miles of marching during the parade. Of course, they weren’t too tired to get a celebratory picture at the finish:
Parade #1 in the books!😴 pic.twitter.com/ayGgiapXVQ
— Maplewood Band (@MaplewoodBand) February 6, 2016
In what appears to be a competition of showmanship between the bassist and the drummer, the drummer definitely won by falling out the window of Robert’s Western World.
Though the videographer reports that the drummer, Stan Saxon, wasn’t hurt, WKRN reports that he actually suffered a broken rib. A woman on the sidewalk behind him got a few cuts from the broken glass.
Ty Anderson, visiting from Indianapolis, shared a video of the incident:
Get your game on.
It’s the NHL’s All Star Weekend here in Nashville, because nothing screams hockey more than short-sleeve weather.
Marc Hill shared this video of the inside of Bridgestone Arena right before the game, which began around 4 o’clock today:
— Marc Hill (@MarcEverettHill) January 31, 2016
Country music star Dierks Bentley snapped a photo from the stage he was performing on as part of the festivities:
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) January 31, 2016