Nashville Events

May
5
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

May
6
Wed
Lightning 100’s Road to Bonnaroo featuring Super Shaker, Smooth Hound Smith, That’s My Kid, and Future Thieves @ Exit/In
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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Nashville’s independent radio proudly announce Lightning 100’s Road to Bonnaroo.  We’re always looking for the very best that music city has to offer, and this time, it’s for a chance to play the 2015 Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, down on the farm in Manchester, June 11-14.  After receiving a ton of submissions, we were able narrow it down to 8 bands.    This week we have four bands competing for the spot at #TheFarm!  Come out a support your favorite at Exit/In.

Dig On This
Smooth Hound Smith
That’s My Kid
Future Thieves

Click here to read the official rules.

May
8
Fri
East Nashville The Chicken Chase @ Pavilion East
May 8 all-day

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Steeple Chase?? Brawkk-AWK!  Get ready East Nashville, The Chicken Chase is coming to town and is sure to give you hipsters something to squawk about. It’s been a long winter and our Hens are feeling a little “cooped” up. What could be more fun than celebrating in our very own back Barn Yard!

Kick off the Chicken Chase weekend in 2015 on Friday May 8th with a Moonshine and Whiskey tasting for $25 that will feature a staged gun shoot out, western carnival, live entertainment and much more.

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Open the Gates: Collision of Dimensions @ The East Room
May 8 @ 8:00 PM – May 9 @ 2:00 AM

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Friday May 8th enter the Star Party dimension. Live bands, vinyl dj Radski, art activities, permaculture project sign ups, live martial arts, quantum physics, comedytronica and more!

East Nashville unique art rock The Pineapple Explode~Waterchild~the debut of In Braille and HR Lexy, an electronic duo from the abyss. And special guests, the artisan punks…Butthole

DJ Radski brings the dance floor to another level its so much fun dancing to classic vinyl.

Very special guest hair stylist Sergei Shor will be present to cut your hair for the very low price of $20. He has owned his own salon in SF, cut hair for VIPs at the Beverly Hills Hotel and has been a stylist on America’s Next Top Model.

**Live Kung Fu! Yes right on the dancefloor. A very special Kung Fu experience with demonstrations and info:
More info: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152695663336481&set=p.10152695663336481&type=1&theater

$10 at the door

$5 Pre Shell available at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music Hail, Dark Aesthetics Oldmadegood Nashville Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framingand The Groove record shop

May
9
Sat
East Nashville The Chicken Chase @ Pavilion East
May 9 all-day

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Steeple Chase?? Brawkk-AWK!  Get ready East Nashville, The Chicken Chase is coming to town and is sure to give you hipsters something to squawk about. It’s been a long winter and our Hens are feeling a little “cooped” up. What could be more fun than celebrating in our very own back Barn Yard!

Kick off the Chicken Chase weekend in 2015 on Friday May 8th with a Moonshine and Whiskey tasting for $25 that will feature a staged gun shoot out, western carnival, live entertainment and much more.

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Lightning 100’s Road to Bonnaroo finale @ Exit/In
May 9 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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Nashville’s independent radio proudly announce Lightning 100’s Road to Bonnaroo.  We’re always looking for the very best that music city has to offer, and this time, it’s for a chance to play the 2015 Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, down on the farm in Manchester, June 11-14.  After receiving a ton of submissions, we were able narrow it down to 8 bands.    This week we have four bands competing for the spot at #TheFarm!  Come out a support your favorite at Exit/In.

Easy Roscoe
 
Oliver Ocean
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Click here to read the official rules.

May
10
Sun
Bonnaroo Brunch at Two Bits @ Two Bits
May 10 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us Sunday for #BonnarooBrunch at Two Bits sponsor by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Lightning 100′s Brian the Web Guy will host the High Score Video Game Tournament from noon until 2pm each Sunday. Play video games to register for tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Get your tickets to Bonnaroo!
http://bit.ly/1j98izj

http://lightning100.com/lightning-100-events/bonnaroo-brunch/bonnaroo-brunch-rules/

Nashville Sunday Night Presents: ELEL @ 3rd and Lindsley
May 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Nashville 8-piece ELEL had a big summer. Their debut track ” 40 Watt”, an effervescent blast of feel good indie pop, drew comparisons to the likes of Vampire Weekend and MGMT, winning over a slew of blogs, radio stations (Alt Nation, WFUV, KCRW) and affording them the opportunity to perform at Bonnaroo Festival, SXSW and Treefort Music Festivlal. The band are set to release their debut EP on Mom + Pop Music this March.

ELEL, consisting of two horns, two drums, three keys ,guitar, bass and whole lot of vocals, was born from front man Ben Elkins meeting a girl named Elisa. Ben’s now wife softened his edges while introducing him to the likes of Beach House and Toro Y Moi. Speaking on ELEL, Ben says “ It’s the outcome of me producing music that risks leaving space and communicates emotion easily and softly.” This band represents a new start for its members, for a variety of reasons. Tied together by the bustling Nashville music scene but from an array of locations, ELEL includes Ben (Arkansas), Zach (Kentucky), Tim (Mississippi), Jo Jo (Queens, NY), Alex (Pennsylvania), and life-long Nashvillians (so far) Frederick, Jerry and Stefan. According to Ben, “40 Watt is a big loud dance song about dancing with one other person in a little bitty house.’ We have more exciting news very soon.

May
12
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
May 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

May
16
Sat
Capitol District Street Fair @ Morgan Park
May 16 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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ABOUT THE CAPITOL DISTRICT STREET FAIR

The Capitol District Street Fair brings together the Germantown, Salemtown, Hope Gardens, and Buena Vista neighborhoods for a day of music, food, and celebration.

This event benefits Crossroads

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The Festival is committed to ensuring the festival is green in every aspect possible.

May
17
Sun
Bonnaroo Brunch at Two Bits @ Two Bits
May 17 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us Sunday for #BonnarooBrunch at Two Bits sponsor by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Lightning 100′s Brian the Web Guy will host the High Score Video Game Tournament from noon until 2pm each Sunday. Play video games to register for tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Get your tickets to Bonnaroo!
http://bit.ly/1j98izj

http://lightning100.com/lightning-100-events/bonnaroo-brunch/bonnaroo-brunch-rules/

Nashville Sunday Night Presents: The Bros. Landreth with John Oates @ 3rd and Lindsley
May 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Twenty-seven years. Four bandmates. Two brothers. One album. Let It Lie, the debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, is proof that there’s strength in numbers.

Anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might call it Americana. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll hear the nuances that separate The Bros. Landreth — whose members didn’t grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba — from their folksy friends in the Lower 48.  Where does the sound come from? Maybe it’s in their blood. After all, long before they made music together, siblings David and Joey Landreth attended their father’s bar gigs as babies.

“Mom would take us in the basinet and stick us under the bar tables, and we’d fall asleep,” says David. “Dad was a working musician who backed up people like Amos Garrett, but his love was always songwriting. He’d play three or four sets at those bars, so we’d be at the gigs all night.”

“We were always around music,” adds Joey, the group’s frontman and chief songwriter. “We had no choice! We were baptized into it.”

As the boys got older, they began paying attention to the records their parents would play in the small, WWII-era shack that doubled as the family’s home. Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder and Little Feat all received plenty of airtime, with John Hiatt’s Bring the Family and Lyle Lovett’s Pontiac standing out as family favorites. The siblings absorbed those records, which spun tales of love, life and lust in the Bible Belt. Years later — after Joey and David had given up their gigs as sidemen to form their own group, with drummer Ryan Voth — the Bros. Landreth began drawing on that familiar sound, mixing the rootsy swirl of Americana with the bandmates’ own experiences up north.

Let It Lie was recorded in a straw bale house in southern Manitoba, during one of the coldest winters in recent memory. Working with producer Murray Pulver, the Bros. Landreth found warmth in the songs that Joey and David had written at home, brewing up an earthy, earnest sound that has since drawn comparisons to the Eagles, the Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. Eager to tip their hat to the man who gave the Landreth siblings their very first instruments, the band also recorded a version of “I am the Fool,” a song originally written by the boys’ father, renowned Winnipeg musician Wally Landreth. Wally even stopped by the studio to sing a verse on “Runaway Train,” a scuzzy, fuzzy rock song that mixes boogie-woogie guitars with two generations of bluesy, booming Landreth vocals.

Album highlights like “Our Love,” “Firecracker” and Nothing” were all inspired by a string of rocky relationships, but Lie It Lie is more than a breakup album. Filled with mid-tempo rockers, butter-smooth ballads and cowboy lullabies, it’s the sort of album that finds inspiration not only in the landscape of the human heart, but also the windswept prairies that stretch for hours on every side of Winnipeg’s city limits. The music is steeped in the history and heritage of the band’s hometown, and if it sounds wintry at times, that doesn’t mean it’s not downright lovely.

That hometown was quick to embrace the Bros. Landreth, with the Winnipeg Free Press applauding the band’s “blues rock [songs] resplendent with soulful harmonies as golden and warm as the late evening sun.” Meanwhile, the band began hitting the road in 2013, traveling the heartlands and highways that helped inspire their songs in the first place. They didn’t limit their focus to Canada, either. During the summer of 2014, the Bros. Landreth signed a deal with Slate Creek Records, an American label whose roster includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley.

May
19
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
May 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

May
24
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Kaleo @ 3rd and Lindsley
May 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Firmly a phenomenon in their home country of Iceland, the four-piece band Kaleo is set to descend upon foreign shores in 2015, bringing their gorgeous blend of folk, blues, country, and rock to a wider mainstream audience in America. Their isolated heritage inspires a unique take on familiar sonic elements, resulting in diversity and freedom on each and every breathtaking track.

Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17. Honing their skills, they played countless shows around the nation’s capital for a few years before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.

They recorded their first pair of original songs in early 2013, the fiery “Rock N Roller” and laid-back, bluesy “Pour Sugar On Me,” which earned Kaleo some radio airplay and press in Iceland. Then, that spring, their cover of the traditional Icelandic ballad “Vor í vaglaskógi” during a live radio show was videotaped and posted to YouTube, where it quickly went viral. The band recorded a studio version of the song in June, which went straight to Number One in virtually every radio station in the country. “It’s a different kind of cover, more dramatic and the tempo is taken down,” says JJ. The buzz for Kaleo had begun.

The band signed to Iceland’s largest record label, Sena, in the fall of 2013 and recorded their full-length debut, Kaleo, in just six short weeks. Five singles would reach Number One and the album would go Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year, including an appearance on the biggest stage in their home country, Culture Night, where they played to 100,000 people and reached 90 percent of Iceland’s population in broadcast. Then, in the spring of 2014, Kaleo recorded the lush, introspective song “All the Pretty Girls” and in one night their destiny to outgrow their small, island nation was cemented.

 

May
26
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
May 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

May
30
Sat
Nashville Roller Girls @ Municipal Auditorium
May 30 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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The action is back at Municipal Auditorium for our official 2015 Home Season Opener!

This will be a double header featuring the Music City Brawl Stars facing off against  So Ill Roller Girls at 5:30, followed by the Music City All Stars taking on Charlottesville Derby Dames at 7:15 pm!

Our community partner for the March 28 game is the Nashville Public Library. This year the Nashville Rollergirls will be Summer Reading Challenge Heroes, working with the library to encourage kids to be active readers over the summer. We have lots of activities planned for kids at this game, including halftime storytimes with a Nashville librarian, literacy-related activities, and the opportunity to sign up for their very own library card.

Doors open at 4:30PM
Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 PM
Music City All Stars at 7:15 PM

TICKET PRICES
General admission – $10 advance, $15 door
Military – $7
Children (ages 7 – 12) – $7
Kids (0 – 6) – Home Free

Stop by one of our ticket vendors – Asphalt Beach SkateshopBen Jerry VandyFleet Street Pub, or All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co.- to get an advanced price ticket.

March 28, May 30, June 13, July 18, August 1, 2015: Bout 1 at 5:30pm and bout 2 at 7:00pm

Jun
2
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jun 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

Jun
7
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: The Lonesome Trio featuring Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Lonesome Trio 99_EdpTwenty-two years ago, in the rolling plains of northern Ohio, a strange and fortuitous gathering occurred. Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove, then students at Oberlin College, were drawn together by a mutual love of fine whiskey and bluegrass. In short order, music was happening. With Riggs on bass, Helms on guitar, Tilove on mandolin and all three melodically shouting, a distinctive musical voice took shape. Soon other friends joined up on all manner of banjos and fiddles and a loose-knit ensemble called Weedkiller was born. They played back porches, front yards, and basement keg parties all over Oberlin for a few great years, but when college ended, so did Weedkiller. As the universe would have it, Ed, Jake, and Ian all landed in New York City to pursue their individual hare-brained passions of comedy, architectural history, and jazz bass studies respectively. City life was exciting and chaotic, but their friendship and musical bond endured, and their regular, informal jam sessions kept everyone’s feet on the ground. Over time those informal sessions became songwriting sessions and even a casual recording session or two. Soon invitations rolled in to play at a friend’s party or a cousin’s wedding and before they knew it, The Lonesome Trio was a fixture on the NYC bluegrass scene, playing regular shows at the Parkside Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and other depraved haunts of the old-time crowd. Despite active careers in various fields, The Lonesome Trio soldiered on, a constant in the topsy-turvy lives of its dedicated members. The particular sound and voice of The Lonesome Trio might be described as rootsy, bluegrass-ish, Americana, or even a little bit cowboy. But a more accurate description might be the peculiar mind meld of three old friends who’ve been through 22 years of life, love, loss, and laughter together, working it all out through raw and honest acoustic music.

Jun
9
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jun 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

Jun
13
Sat
Nashville Roller Girls @ Municipal Auditorium
Jun 13 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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The action is back at Municipal Auditorium for our official 2015 Home Season Opener!

This will be a double header featuring the Music City Brawl Stars facing off against  So Ill Roller Girls at 5:30, followed by the Music City All Stars taking on Charlottesville Derby Dames at 7:15 pm!

Our community partner for the March 28 game is the Nashville Public Library. This year the Nashville Rollergirls will be Summer Reading Challenge Heroes, working with the library to encourage kids to be active readers over the summer. We have lots of activities planned for kids at this game, including halftime storytimes with a Nashville librarian, literacy-related activities, and the opportunity to sign up for their very own library card.

Doors open at 4:30PM
Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 PM
Music City All Stars at 7:15 PM

TICKET PRICES
General admission – $10 advance, $15 door
Military – $7
Children (ages 7 – 12) – $7
Kids (0 – 6) – Home Free

Stop by one of our ticket vendors – Asphalt Beach SkateshopBen Jerry VandyFleet Street Pub, or All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co.- to get an advanced price ticket.

March 28, May 30, June 13, July 18, August 1, 2015: Bout 1 at 5:30pm and bout 2 at 7:00pm

Jun
16
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jun 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

Jun
23
Tue
Beer, Bands and Bingo! @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jun 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Come join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! Beer, Bands and Bingo at Tin Roof Nashville every Tuesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Come to win prizes like Lightning 100 swag, signed memorabilia and concert tickets! Click here for official Rules. Sponsored by  Leinenkugel’s Ginger Shady and Stoli Premium Vodka.

Jun
26
Fri
Nashville Pride Fest @ Public Square Park
Jun 26 all-day

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Nashville Pride’s mission is to educate and maintain a sense of pride, community, and awareness of, about, and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and culture in Middle Tennessee.

More info coming soon!

Jun
27
Sat
Nashville Pride Fest @ Public Square Park
Jun 27 all-day

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Nashville Pride’s mission is to educate and maintain a sense of pride, community, and awareness of, about, and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and culture in Middle Tennessee.

More info coming soon!

Jul
3
Fri
Independence Rocks @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jul 3 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

Safe the date for Lightning 100’s 25th birthday party!

Jul
18
Sat
Nashville Roller Girls @ Municipal Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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The action is back at Municipal Auditorium for our official 2015 Home Season Opener!

This will be a double header featuring the Music City Brawl Stars facing off against  So Ill Roller Girls at 5:30, followed by the Music City All Stars taking on Charlottesville Derby Dames at 7:15 pm!

Our community partner for the March 28 game is the Nashville Public Library. This year the Nashville Rollergirls will be Summer Reading Challenge Heroes, working with the library to encourage kids to be active readers over the summer. We have lots of activities planned for kids at this game, including halftime storytimes with a Nashville librarian, literacy-related activities, and the opportunity to sign up for their very own library card.

Doors open at 4:30PM
Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 PM
Music City All Stars at 7:15 PM

TICKET PRICES
General admission – $10 advance, $15 door
Military – $7
Children (ages 7 – 12) – $7
Kids (0 – 6) – Home Free

Stop by one of our ticket vendors – Asphalt Beach SkateshopBen Jerry VandyFleet Street Pub, or All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co.- to get an advanced price ticket.

March 28, May 30, June 13, July 18, August 1, 2015: Bout 1 at 5:30pm and bout 2 at 7:00pm

Aug
1
Sat
Nashville Roller Girls @ Municipal Auditorium
Aug 1 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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The action is back at Municipal Auditorium for our official 2015 Home Season Opener!

This will be a double header featuring the Music City Brawl Stars facing off against  So Ill Roller Girls at 5:30, followed by the Music City All Stars taking on Charlottesville Derby Dames at 7:15 pm!

Our community partner for the March 28 game is the Nashville Public Library. This year the Nashville Rollergirls will be Summer Reading Challenge Heroes, working with the library to encourage kids to be active readers over the summer. We have lots of activities planned for kids at this game, including halftime storytimes with a Nashville librarian, literacy-related activities, and the opportunity to sign up for their very own library card.

Doors open at 4:30PM
Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 PM
Music City All Stars at 7:15 PM

TICKET PRICES
General admission – $10 advance, $15 door
Military – $7
Children (ages 7 – 12) – $7
Kids (0 – 6) – Home Free

Stop by one of our ticket vendors – Asphalt Beach SkateshopBen Jerry VandyFleet Street Pub, or All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co.- to get an advanced price ticket.

March 28, May 30, June 13, July 18, August 1, 2015: Bout 1 at 5:30pm and bout 2 at 7:00pm

Aug
6
Thu
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 6 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
7
Fri
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 7 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Tomato Art Fest @ East Nashville 5 Points
Aug 7 all-day

 

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The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.

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A community builder, The Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 35,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities.

Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living,The Tomato Art Fest was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007, 2008, and 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls

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The Tomato Art Fest will return this year on  Friday August 8th and Saturday August 9, 2014 for it’s 11th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, which has been coined byBudget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for all.

A percentage of proceeds benefit

This event is managed by

(please do not email us about entertainment, fill out the application under Fest Entertainment)

Festival Recycling provided by Green Village Recycling

Aug
8
Sat
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 8 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Tomato Art Fest @ East Nashville 5 Points
Aug 8 all-day

 

TAF22.png

The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.

TAF21.png

A community builder, The Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 35,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities.

Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living,The Tomato Art Fest was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007, 2008, and 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls

TAF20.png

The Tomato Art Fest will return this year on  Friday August 8th and Saturday August 9, 2014 for it’s 11th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, which has been coined byBudget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for all.

A percentage of proceeds benefit

This event is managed by

(please do not email us about entertainment, fill out the application under Fest Entertainment)

Festival Recycling provided by Green Village Recycling

Aug
9
Sun
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 9 all-day

INI-TN-1200x1200V2

This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
20
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aug
27
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
3
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 3 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
10
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 10 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
11
Fri
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 11 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
12
Sat
9th Annual Cumberland River Compact Dragon Boat Festival @ Riverfront Park
Sep 12 @ 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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The dragons are coming! Get ready for the 9th Annual Cumberland River Compact Dragon Boat Festival, Nashville’s premiere river event.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Riverfront Park, you can take the ride of your life with 50 teams on the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville right in front of LP Field. Thousands of spectators will join you in a large viewing area where they can cheer paddlers, support the advocacy work of the Cumberland River Compact, and celebrate the long tradition of dragon boat racing with a cultural festival unlike any other in Music City.

All of the festivities are within walking distance to the city’s top restaurants, souvenir shops, and downtown Music City attractions. Bring the whole family and plan on spending the day.

Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing sport in the world and, without a doubt, the most fun, unique cultural event you’ll experience, thanks to its adrenaline-pumping action. Dragon boat racing grows in popularity each year, with more than 50 million people in 63 countries participating. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 46-foot-long dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can paddle and compete, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win.

Find out why you can’t miss this event. Bring your Team. Bring your Spirit. Bring your best.

For more information, contact Carolyn Wright at 615-837-1151 or email her at Carolyn.Wright[AT]CumberlandRiverCompact[DOT]org.

Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 12 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
18
Fri
SoBro Fest @ SoBro
Sep 18 all-day

More info coming soon!

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