A (Nearly) Native’s Guide to This Weekend (4/18 – 4/20)

Nearly Native

As Spring finally takes a turn for a more than welcome, more permanent stay in Middle Tennessee, the Nashville weekend happenings continue to heat up. Here’s what’s happenin’ in the Music City:

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014

  • Nashville Film Festivalat Regal Green Hills & Downtown across from the Country Music Hall of Fame at various times (4/17 – 4/26) – The Walk of Fame Park has a free film every night, Happy Hour Short Films, Drink Specials, live music and tons of vendors. An obvious choice!
  • Questlove DJ Set at SEEN at 8pm ($25/$40 for Two)
  • Leagues w/Dugas and Little Tybee at The Basementat 7:30pm ($3 with Red Bull RSVP) – The Basement’s intimate setting plus the musical talents of headliner and local band, Leagues will prove for a pretty sweet little Friday night. If you’ve not heard their music, watch TV for about two hours and you’re likely to…

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Ford SOUP SUNDAY benefiting Our Kids

Enjoy my interview from LAST YEAR

with Sue Fort White, the Executive Director of Our Kids Center and Lisa Dupree one of the dedicated Social Workers.

Learn more about this wonderful non-profit and it’s mission to bring Help, Hope and Healing for children and their families struggling with sexual abuse in Davidson County and spreading throughout Tennessee.

Join them THIS SUNDAY at LP Field 

February 23, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.mSoup-Tix

On top of the delicious soups from more than 50 local restaurants there will be

  • Children’s activities
  • Celebrity and local chef judges
  • silent auction of items such as gift certificates, autographed items, sports tickets, hotel packages, and more!
  • Buns on the Run food truck will also be serving mini cinnamon buns, coffee & smoothie samples

TICKETS: You can purchase discounted tickets online until noon on Friday, Feb. 21.

  • Family Package (2 adults + children in household) – $45 $40
  • Adult – $25 $20
  • Children (ages 2-17) – $10 $8
  • Children under 2 – Free

Buy Tickets now & share the event on Facebook or Twitter!

Produced by Dan Buckley for Lightning 100 Music by Greg Carrillo

Nashville by Nicole airs on WRLT 100.1FM Lightning 100 Sunday Mornings at 7am


Wanna Spread Cheer? Your Guide To Making A Difference In Nashville

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Wanna Spread Cheer?

Yeah, we know you know…it’s the most wonderful time of the year. We all fall into different categories on the Christmas enthusiasm spectrum. On a scale of 1 (Scrooge/any picture ever taken of Sean Penn) to 10 (Buddy the Elf/the crowd at Oprah’s Big Giveaway), we respect wherever you’re at right now. However, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, December is a time that people tend to focus on spreading cheer, peace, and good will to men. Brightening the day of someone else almost always brightens our day as well (and Lord knows Nashville could use some brightness, because it gets pitch black at 4:30 these days). With that in mind, we wanted to help all of Nashville spread some cheer this December (follow us on Twitter for daily cheerful challenges). Here we go, y’all: the best Nashville ways to:

Serve A Meal & Change Your Perspective:

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226. Hatch Show Print Grand Opening

365 Days of Music City

One of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America is moving locations, and asking everyone to join in on the celebration! On November 2 and 3, Hatch Show Print®, the iconic letterpress print shop owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, will celebrate its Grand Opening in its new location at 224 Fifth Avenue South. Guests will be able to enjoy programs for all ages including artifact talks, a printing demonstration, a book signing, and two showings of the puppet show String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry. This event is free and open to the public!



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207. Marathon Village (Engine) Block Party

Next Friday!

365 Days of Music City

The Marathon Village (Engine) Block Party is Friday, October 18,  in Marathon Village. There will be music, art, food, and all kinds of other Nashville entertainment. Vintage Trouble, Futurebirds, Kansas Bible Company, and DeRobert and the Half-Truths are performing on the outdoor stage. Heroes & Villains, Future Unlimited, Five Knives, Noise Floor, Aerial Performance, and more will entertain inside. There will also be an indoor food truck court for when you get hungry from dancing so much. And a neighborhood vendor village will showcase the goods from all the great shops and galleries at Marathon Village. It’s a celebration of the neighborhood and all the best it has to offer.



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135. Tomato Art Fest

August = Tomatos

365 Days of Music City

It’s the 10th annual Tomato Art Fest! “The Tomato…A Uniter, Not A Divider – Bringing Together Fruits & Vegetables.” the Tomato Art Fest is Saturday, August 10th in East Nashville. It’s a festival to celebrate the tomato (obviously) in all kinds of ways. Tomato 5K Run, a parade, Tomato Treats, bike decorating, Kids Fest, kids crafts, Tomato Art Show (yes, art honoring the tomato), Tomato Bazaar, live music (of course), Tomato Toss, Tomato Pageant, Tomatoes & Wine event, Tomato Fairy/Elf Contest, Recipe Contest, Red Head Contest, Bloody Mary Contest, Biggest-Littlest-Ugliest Tomato Contest, Tomato King and Queen Contest, Tomato Haiku Contest, and even a Wet Burrito Contest. There is so much fun to be had at the Tomato Art Fest, everyone will have a good time. And it’s all FREE! Seriously. Free.



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73. A Summer of Art on 5th Avenue of the Arts

365 Days of Music City

5th Avenue of the Arts (5th Avenue North in downtown Nashville) has undergone some serious transformation over the past few months. And to celebrate, they’re launching A Summer of Art on 5th Avenue of the Arts at the First Saturday Art Crawl on June 1. Mayor Karl Dean’s going to be there to unveil the new streetscape by turning on the street’s new draped lights at 5:15pm. The Art Crawl is usually 6-9pm, but throughout the summer, it will be 4-9pm. More time for art fun. 5th Avenue of the Arts North block will be closed to traffic during that time so people can mingle in the streets, move safely from The Arcade to the 5th Avenue galleries, and eat from food trucks. Live music, puppets, Art Deco-inspired cards, art-making activities, and more will all be part of the festivities. The Art Crawl is usually quite the time. This one’s…

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