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
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.
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…