Nashville Events

Jun
6
Sat
Turnip the Beet @ Nashville's Farmers Market
Jun 6 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Enjoy delicious, diverse and affordable evening dining options with NFM’s Market House restaurants and shops open until 8pm for you!

Also, Saturday evenings are home to Nashville’s newest Songwriter’s Open Mic Night hosted by Lightning 100 from 5pm-7pm inside NFM’s Market House!  Local musicians arriving a few minutes early will be first on the list with Host Jessie!

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.

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

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Twenty-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
8
Mon
the615 Presents Turbo Fruits and Repeat Repeat @ Marathon Music Works
Jun 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Turbo Fruits have made their name with notoriously wild live shows and frenetic rock songs about girls, drugs and frying their brains. On No Control, their fourth and most self-aware album, the band emerges from their teenage haze of pot smoke with a fresh perspective, directly addressing the uncertainties and fear of serious relationships, real life and the chaos that can be created by life on the road.

After the release of 2012’s Butter via Serpents & Snakes Records, Turbo Fruits balked at the label’s suggestion to write with professional Nashville songwriters, deciding instead to self-finance the new album themselves. When money for the project ran dry, fan / benefactor / guardian angel Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) stepped in to produce and record the final two tracks, “The Way I Want You and “No Reason To Stay.”

Chronicling a fraught relationship through the partying, the cheating, the jealousy, the hangovers and recriminations and loneliness of the road, No Control takes the band’s narcotic sense of melody and ragged percussiveness and adds the strongest hooks yet of a critically acclaimed career; post-modern love in a world torn asunder, the emotions run deep and the truth is served cold.

From the first lines of “Friends” (“I got a problem that I can’t deal with / All I want to do is take a sip”)to the reality plunge “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart (Again),” No Control harvests damaged love, the pain of evolving and growing up, running from problems and hitting the bottle as a solution. Turbo Fruits refuse to eschew the garage-punk underpinnings that have given the band its euphoric punch. With No Control, they’ve refined their writing, sharpened their targets and distilled their always lean rock & roll into a heady mix, recalling Cheap Trick, Big Star and The Strokes.

Since their 2012 album, Butter, Turbo Fruits have toured extensively with Deer Tick, Surfer Blood and the Hard Working Americans. Catch them at SXSW this March, with plans for a national tour to follow.

No Control arrives April 20th, 2015 on all formats, including a deluxe limited edition package on 180 gram vinyl with a very special 4/20 surprise – Turbo Fruits rolling papers (available pre-order only).

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making whimsical surf­tinged pop may seem like a daunting task when you live states away from the nearest beach, but guitarist and vocalist jared corder was determined to make the music reminiscent of his california birthplace.
the band was always intended to be a 3 piece: jared on guitar and vocals, andy herrin on drums, with female harmony vocals reminiscent of the
harmony driven landscape of 1960s west coast beach pop. while working on new sounds, it was suggested by producer, gregory lattimer [albert hammond jr, kink ador, the gills, the grayces] that corder’s wife, kristyn, sing in the band. with california roots and a natural inclination toward 60s pop,
she soon became the missing member.
the trio once described as (“dick dale’s snotnosed grandkids”) tracked a single and two additional tracks with lattimer in a basement of their hometown
of east nashville in late 2012. the band’s first single “12345678” was released in march 2013.
“history”, was released in september 2013, and “chemical reaction” was released feb 1, 2014, and preceded the band’s first full length album, “bad
latitude”, released in march 2014. another song from the debut album, “not the one” went into heavy rotation on nashville’s beloved indie station
lightning 100 (100.1FM).
“bad latitude” is available through all major digital retailers.
the anticipated sophomore album, “floral canyon” is slated for release in 2016.
Do you have the Stones? @ Sam's Sports Bar
Jun 8 @ 9:34 PM – 10:34 PM

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Do you have the stones to sing for Rolling Stones tickets? Join Lightning 100 at Sam’s Sports Grillevery Monday from May 4th- June 8th at different Sam’s Sports Grill locations for your chance to win. Participants ages 18 and up get one entry for attending the event, and sing a song karaoke style to earn an additional entry! One lucky participant will walk away with Rolling Stones tickets EACH week by random drawing!

Come sing with Lightning 100’s Wells Adams and Keeley Puncochar this week!

When: Monday from 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Sam’s Sports Grill

5/4- Hendersonville                   5/25- Black Jack Cove

5/11- Murfreesboro                  6/1- Hendersonville

5/18- Hillsboro Village             6/8- Hillsboro Village
Cost: FREE event. Don’t forget to tip your server!

Trip Leaders: Keeley Puncochar & Wells Adams

Difficulty: Do you have the stones to sing? If not, it’s a fun spectator event and everyone ages 18 and up can still get one free entry into the drawing!
Registration Deadline: No registration required. Just show up!
Group Size Limit: Until we pack the patio!

Parking: Free vehicle parking is available behind Sam’s Sports Grill. Limited street parking, and paid parking is also available along Belcourt Ave. Bike parking is available in front of Sam’s Sports Grille on 21st Ave, and there is a Nashville B-cycle Station at the corner of Wedgewood and 21st Ave.

ABOUT KARAOKE AT SAM’S

Lightning 100 will be hanging out on the patio at Sam’s Sports Grill, giving away tickets to The Rolling Stones show at LP Field on June 17th. We’ll be playing Karaoke songs from YouTube. What does that mean? We hope you’ll sing a Rolling Stones song, but really we’ll play any song you want to sing, so long as the words are available on YouTube, and there isn’t grotesque use of profanity in the song. Lightning 100’s Stones Karaoke at Sam’s Sports Grill is sponsored by Miller Lite. Enjoy discounted Miller Lite drafts or buckets of brew with your friends!

Official Rules

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
14
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Elle King @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Elle King NSNFrank and fearless, tender and rowdy, Elle King’s debut album, LOVE STUFF marks the true arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop force to be reckoned with. She recorded these twelve songs with such remarkable producers as Jeff Bhasker (Fun., Kanye West), Eg White (Adele, Sam Smith), and Jacknife Lee (R.E.M., U2), and guest musicians including Mark Ronson and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. The album is the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed The Elle King EP. Following the EP’s release, King toured extensively with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Train, and Of Monsters and Men, pushing back her work on new music.

Periodic sessions took her around the world, from London to Malibu, Memphis to New York City. “I have so many influences, I wake up in different moods and want to play different music, and in some wacky way, we tied it all in,” says King. “We found the people that got me, that believed in me and wanted to be a part of it—after we did one song together, they wanted to do another.”

The results, as heard on LOVE STUFF, display King’s grounding in rock, blues, country, and pop styles, and a sweeping emotional road map—the stomp of “Where the Devil Don’t Go,” the sexy sweetness of “Make You Smile,” the swagger of “America’s Sweetheart.” She notes “Sweetheart” as a breakthrough, saying that producer/co-writer Martin Johnson (who she calls “an insane pop genius”) pushed her harder than any other collaborator.

Elle moved to New York City at age 10; after getting kicked out of school, she headed to California, then returned to New York, and then to Philadelphia for art college. In the midst of her far-flung and hell-raising travels, King started playing guitar at age 13 (“a friend of my stepdad’s taught me, and I learned stuff by, like, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Otis Redding”) and then later picked up a banjo, inspired by the Hank Williams and Earl Scruggs records her family listened to.

It was during her time in Philadelphia that her music took a different turn, and her songwriting got more serious. “I was living on my own, getting into way too much trouble, and really getting my heart broken for the first time,” she says. “I’ve never been shy, but that’s when I started singing in parks and busking.”

The songs that started emerging got her noticed and led to the making of The Elle King EP. But even after relocating to Brooklyn and pursuing a music career in earnest, King was no more able to settle down. “I haven’t been able to sit still since I could walk,” she says. “I followed a country singer to Nashville, got my heart broken again but decided to stay there and try to figure it out. I took a year to really think, and then left and I haven’t stopped—I drove 30 thousand miles in the first six weeks. But if you can’t handle that, you’re not gonna make it. I want to put my feet in every country, I just want to go out and play. I’m a gypsy.” “I have such a sense of pride about this album,” she continues. “I worked my ass off and kept trying my hardest. I feel unbelievably lucky. I still can’t believe I’m getting away with it.”

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
20
Sat
Porchfest @ Westhaven
Jun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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The 4th Annual Westhaven Porchfest is scheduled for June 20, 2015.  This year’s event will include 26 porches throughout the community with over 100 musicians, representing a wide variety of musical genres.  Kicking off at 4:00 PM, musicians will perform on the front porches around the community, while the audience moves from place to place to take in all the music.  At 7:00 PM, the music moves to the big stage on the lake to wrap up the evening with Boy Named Banjo and  Tim Akers and The Smoking Section.  Food trucks will be on hand at both the Westhaven Residents’ Club and in the Town Center to provide refreshments.  In addition, all the restaurants in the Town Center will be serving up Porchfest specials!   Click here for the schedule!

Jun
21
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds with Anthony D’Amato @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years.

Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full­length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson (American Idol), and enchanted tastemakers ranging from The Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, and Galactic, and have turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more.

On May 19th, the band will unleash their most rambunctious, raucous, and righteous recording to date in the form of The Weather Below, which features the band’s roster of her brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Sasha Brown (guitar), Josh Myers (bass), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), and Brian Graham (saxophones), and Dan Boyden (drums).

So, what is it about this “hard soul collective,” as Arleigh so eloquently puts it, that has engendered such passion from both the press and the people?  “It’s loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares. “That’s the goal.”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds accomplish that goal tenfold with a saucy sonic brew of rock, blues, gospel, and soul. In order to perfect that signature amalgam, the band retreated to the iconic Bear Creek Studio (James Brown, Eric Clapton), just outside Seattle, WA. Locked in the studio for three weeks, they worked closely with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and cooked up ten irresistible anthems.

“In the past, we did every other record while we were still on the road,” says Arleigh. “This time, we blocked out time to immerse ourselves in the recording process. We lived at the studio and worked for 15 hours a day. Ryan was everything I’d hoped for. He saw my vision and added his own flavor. Plus, the studio is so beautiful. We were in a barn in the woods, which was very reminiscent of the Catskill Mountains for me. I felt right at home.”

The group takes flight on the first single “Mama Knows.” Bolstered by boisterous horns and bluesy grit, the track serves as a soulfully sweet ode to moms everywhere. “The idea for the chorus popped into my head when I was hanging out with my sister,” Arleigh recalls. “We were thinking about our mom. She’s a huge influence on why I sing. She was my role model. She sang too, and I’d attend her gigs as a little kid. She was so powerful and beautiful—just a queen in my eyes. On the flip side, she raised us to be really humble. I wanted to do something to show my appreciation to her and mothers like her everywhere.”

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock ‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope our music does the same for everyone.”

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
2
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Jackie Greene @ 3rd and Lindsley
Aug 2 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

We live in such a fast-paced, hectic environment, I wanted to make a record that would invite people to step back and take their time to listen,” Jackie Greene says of Back to Birth, his first album in five years. “I wanted to make a record that would reward people who are willing to sit down and give it a couple of serious listens.”

Back to Birth – Greene’s seventh album and his Yep Roc Records debut – is more than worthy of some serious attention. The 11-song set showcases the multitalented artist’s uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music. Armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Greene has carved out a unique musical niche, and the album marks another creative landmark in his already compelling body of work.

Produced by Los Lobos member and frequent Greene collaborator Steve Berlin, Back to Birth underlines Greene’s remarkable evolution as a performer and writer. With such new compositions as “Silver Lining,” “Trust Somebody,” “Now I Can See For Miles,” and the stirring title track, the artist’s distinctive melodic sensibility is matched with thoughtful, introspective lyrics that confront some profound philosophical issues with plainspoken eloquence.

Although Back to Birth is Greene’s first new solo release in five years, he’s hardly been idle. In fact, he’s spent much of the past few years engaging in a series of collaborative musical adventures that have teamed him with several notable veterans.

In 2013, Greene joined the reunited Black Crowes as lead guitarist on their worldwide tour, and the following year released the self-titled debut album of supergroup Trigger Hippy, which Greene is a member of along with Joan Osborne and Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Greene continues to be a frequent member of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s touring ensemble Phil Lesh & Friends, for which he has contributed lead guitar and vocals since 2007. Greene also toured as part of WRG, an acoustic trio with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, and he performed with Levon Helm as part of Helm’s fabled Midnight Ramble shows.

Although he’s already racked up a multitude of impressive musical achievements, Greene isn’t one to look back. Instead, he continues to look to the future – and looks forward to getting back on the road to bring Back to Birth’s soulful songcraft to the loyal, wildly diverse fan base that he’s built through talent, vision and hard work.

“I still plan on making a lot of different kinds of records in the future, but I can’t tell you what they’re going to sound like, because I really have no idea,” he asserts. “All I can do is write songs and make music as honestly as I can. That’s what I believe people appreciate about what I do. They trust me to be honest with them, and I’d never want to abuse that trust.”

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!

Oct
31
Sat
Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity w/ Here Come the Mummies @ Marathon Music Works
Oct 31 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity w/ Here Come the Mummies

SAT, OCTOBER 31, 2015

DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

NASHVILLE, TN

$30.00 – $35.00

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS – NO EXCEPTIONS. LINEUPS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
GOV’T ISSUED ID REQUIRED. NO RE-ENTRY.

Here Come The Mummies

Here Come The Mummies

It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor
Nigel Quentin Fontanelle Dumblucke IV (1895-) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque
to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed,
“Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.”
From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor
Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the
ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, “banging out
solid fly grooves, y’all.” But their story was murky at best…
What is clear is that these saucy specters resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Without
so much as a hot bath, HCTM would open for P-Funk and Al Green, rock Super Bowl Village
2012, become regulars on The Bob and Tom Show and at massive festivals like Summerfest
and Musikfest, and make themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North
America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over
these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.
2013 saw HCTM pool what remained of their dusty hearts, addled brains, and withered
appendages to make Cryptic, their acclaimed sixth studio album.
2014 has been HCTM’s most prolific year to date! Three of five scheduled 5-song EPs have
been released so far: A La Mode, Pull it Off, and Shocker. An adapted version of
Rejuvannihilation, a new full-length concert film, is airing across the US on Public Television’s
Front and Center.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are
reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas,
cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get
ready, Here Come The Mummies.
“Here Come The Mummies are one bad-ass band, a hybrid of Idris Muhammad, George
Clinton, Ohio Players, and Earth, Wind & Fire.” -Blurt Magazine
“A band unlike any other.” -examiner.com
“That’s the most fun I’ve had in 20 years.” -Bob Kevoian, The Bob & Tom Show
“Cock wobbling brilliant.” -Joe Elliott of Def Leppard

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