Monthly Archives: April 2012

Upcoming Shows in Nashville Spring 2012


4/7/12      Esperanza Spalding      Schermerhorn

5/1/12      Feist       Ryman Auditorium

5/5/12      The Players perform Neil Young’s “Harvest:      Mercy Lounge

5/19/12      Madeline Peyroux      Franklin Theatre

5/11/12      Emmylou Harris      Ryman Auditorium

6/16/12      Jeffrey Steele      3rd and Lindsley

7/1/12      Mindy Smith      3rd and Lindsley

7/28/12      Mandy Barnett      3rd and Lindsley

9/6/12      The Secret Sisters      War Memorial Auditorium

10/28/12      Bonnie Raitt      Ryman Auditorium

Live Music Week of April 23, 2012


4/25/12      Kevin J Thornton      Canvas

Maybe a little more comedy than music but there will be a cover of  “Natural Woman” you won’t want to miss.

4/25/12     Cowboy Junkies      The Belcourt

A little taste of home;  Margot Timmins has one of the coolest voices to cross the Mason Dixon line.

4/26/12      Gipsy Kings      Schermerhorn Symphony Center

It will be impossible to stay in your seat when these guys his the stage.

4/26/12      A Night of Sinatra      Family Wash

Sinatra’s music, Roy Agee is in the band, it’s a no brainer.

4/27/12      The Music of Michael Jackson      Hard Rock Cafe

It still chokes me up to think this music genius is gone but he left a legacy of amazing songs.

4/27/12      Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears      Mercy Lounge

I’ve heard these guys advertised on Lightning 100 so many times I just need to know what it’s all about.

4/28/12      Little Shop of Horrors      Johnson Theater, TPAC     (until May 19)

One of my all time favourite musicals.  “Suddenly Seymore…”

4/28/12      Jonell Mosser and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbor      3rd and Lindsley

Go at 7 for Jonell and stay the night, you won’t be dissappointed – except maybe in the food.

This is Ridiculous! The Live music I’ll be missing


I’m going to a Wordcamp to learn about wordpress tomorrow so I can get better at telling you what to go see in live music in Nashville and it’s one of the biggest days for live music and I will miss it all!

4/21/12     Hollywood to Dollywood Nashville Film Festival     Green Hills Cinema

Okay it’s not live but there will be music by Dolly and rumors that she might be there, so will I!

4/21/12        Mindy Smith among others     Earth Day Festival  Centennial Park

I’ve been almost every year and it’s fun and there’s usually someone for everyone but Mindy’s on the top of my list. Heck she first came on the scene covering a Dolly song…is there a theme here.

4/20/12 – 4/21/12        Fitz and the Tantrums, Caitlin Rose, Wick-It     Rites of Spring Vanderbilt University

fun, fun, fun – why does everything have to happen on the same weekend in Nashville, every year it’s a toss up between this, earth day and Film Fest and now Word Camp – man I wish I could clone myself!

4/21/12     Space Capone with Alyssa Bonagura     Mercy Lounge

One of the happiest shows I went to in 2011 was Space Capone, this is how music should make you feel.

5/7/12     Esperanza Spalding     Schermerhorn

I first became aware of Esperanza during the year Justin Beiber lost best new artist to her, I became a fan of hers and then also found some respect for him (see my other blog), not his fans, but a little for him – plus he’s a Canuck so…