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Live Music Week of August 12 through August 18 2013


8/12/13     The Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley Need I tell you again…go! 

8/13/13     Doyle and Debbie     Zanies I saw this show when it was at The Station Inn and loved it.  They’ve now spent some time in Chicago and have come back to Nashville’s comedy central.  Go and be prepared to have a laugh! 

8/14/13     Christ West and the Junkyard Horns     fooBar I just saw Chris playing on the streets of the Tomato Art Fest this past weekend, a couple of weeks ago I’m pretty sure I saw him playing with Mike Ferris at Nashville Dancin.  He plays with everyone so this will be a great treat to see him playing in a small club with his own band.  He’s monster and plays with only the best! 

8/15/13     Erin McCarley, The Mowgli’s, Matt Nathanson     Live On The Green “I’ve been in love with love and the idea of”  I love this song and it’s the Mowgli’s and Erin McCarley is also wonderfully cool! I love her song “Elevator”.  Neither of these are even the headliner so what does that tell ya?

8/16/13 East Nashville Underground     The East Room Be the hippest of the hipsters and see some great live music. ‘ 

8/17/13     The Long Player’s     Mercy Lounge Always high on my list of must see’s and they are covering Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” This show often sells out so get your tickets early. 

8/18/13     The Cult     Marathon Music Works I was a little surprised to see that they were playing at this venue, although it’s one of my favourite new venues in Nashville.  I remember seeing them in the 80’s opening for Aerosmith and enjoyed every minute.  They will be playing “Electric” in it’s entirety according to the press release

May to September 2013 Live Music Events in Nashville, TN


5/13/13     Lyle Lovett     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/14/13     The Breeders     Cannery Ballroom

5/15/13     Brian Ashley Jones     Music City Roots at The Loveless Cafe

5/16/13     Jeffrey Steele and Friends     3rd and Lindsley

5/17/13     Brandi Carlile with the Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn

5/17/13     Super T and The Tyrone Smith Revue     3rd and Lindsley

5/18/13     The Long Players (Hard Day’s Night)     Mercy Lounge

5/18/13     The Avett Brothers     Bridgestone Arena

5/18/13     Hootenanny     East Park

5/20-21/13     Sheryl Crow     Franklin Theatre

5/23-25/13     Cirque Musica     Schermerhorn

5/24/13     Etta Britt     3rd and Lindsley

5/24/13     Daniel Ellsworth     The High Watt

5/25/13     Vinyl Radio     3rd and Lindsley

5/25/13     Abigail Washburn Franklin Theatre

5/25/13     Street Corner Symphony and Alanna Royal      Musicians Corner (Centennial Park)

5/29/13     James Otto, Striking Matches     3rd and Lindsley

5/30/13     Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer    Schermerhorn

6/4/13     Pickin For Prevention with Randy Owens, Sherrie Austin, Brian White and more     Wildhorse Saloon

6/4/13     The Players     3rd and Lindsley

6/8/13     My So-Called Band     Mercy Lounge

6/8/13     Striking Matches     Musician Corner

6/9/13     Dawes     Ryman Auditorium

6/13/13      She & Him     Ryman Auditorium

6/14/13     Billy Joe Shaver

6/15/13     Booker T Jones     Frankin Theatre

6/22/13     Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

6/28/13     Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

8/3/13     Old Crow Medicine Show with Buddy Miller     The Woods at Fontanel

9/25/13     Mavis Staples & Blind Boys of Alabama

9/27 & 9/28   Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music & Food Festival


Live Music Week week of May 6 through May 12, 2013


This week almost wrote itself! There is something great every night as well as a couple really cool benefits this week.

5/6/13     Striking Matches     3rd and Lindsley

I would have to say Striking Matches is my newest favourite local band. Great songs and even more amazing guitar playing. Read about them and check out their video on a previous blog or just take my word for it and go. Presented at the new “Backstage” venue – hmm that’s what we called the venue at Cafe Coco. 

5/7/13     A Night of Honoring the songs of Tim Johnson     Ryman Auditorium

This is a unique and amazingly kind night put on by the Nashville music community. Nashville songwriters and some well-known artists will be performing the songs of this great songwriter who passed away from cancer last year. His friends and community want to make sure his songs are not forgotten and hope someone who is looking for songs for their next release will hear something they will record, in turn helping out his family for years to come. It’s a free event but tickets are required by calling (615) 889-3060  

5/8/13     Mercy Bell     The High Watt

She was recently featured as local artist of the week on Lightning 100 and was also part of Music City Mayhem. This will be an enjoyable evening no doubt!

5/9/13     Mike Ferris and The Long Players     3rd and Lindsley

Another night from a giving Nashville music community. This one is to benefit the tragedy in Boston.  The incredible Mike Ferris  along with the equally remarkable Long Players will cover the music of the 70’s – 80’s top 40 hitmakers, “Boston”.  

5/10/13     Gabe Dixon     3rd and Lindsley

Great songs, great vocals, great keys, great venue.  Great way to spend a Friday night. 

5/11/13     East Side Hootenanny     East Park 

I have not heard of the bands but they had to cancel the event last week because of rain, so let’s get out and support this inaugural event.  

5/12/13     John Coltrane’s Blue Trane featuring Don Aliquo     The Frist

The Nashville Jazz Workshop presents one of the greatest recordings of all times in the lobby of The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. It’ll be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon especially if it rains again!