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

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 Festival at 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 Basement at 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 stumble across their music in various commercials. These guys are blowing up!
  • Augustana with Twin Forks at Cannery Ballroom at 9pm ($15 adv/$18 DOS) – Who doesn’t love the classic Stars and Boulevards album?! This will be a great show.
  • Nickel Creek with special guests The Secret Sisters at the Ryman Auditorium at 8pm (SOLD OUT) – Hope y’all got your tickets ahead of time for this one!
  • Nashville Venom vs Alabama Hammers at Municipal Auditorium at 7pm (Prices Vary) – For you sports fans out there having withdrawal during the NFL’s hiatus, Nashville’s got some indoor football action.
  • Nashville Sounds vs Memphis Redbirds at Greer Stadium at 7pm (Prices Vary) – It’s baseball season. You could probably catch at least one Sounds game a week from now until September.

SATURDAY, April 19, 2014

  • Nashville’s Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park from 11am-6pm (FREE) – Nice way to get outside and enjoy the weather and celebrate Earth-like things! TONS of vendors!
  • Jack White Record Store Day at Third Man Records at 10am (FREE) – Good luck trying to get in though, better show up early. Maybe even camp out Friday night?
  • 5th Annual Hope in the Hills at Oz Nashville from 8pm to 11pm ($65 through 4/18; $75 at the door) – The annual fundraiser raises awareness for pancreaticc cancer
  • Music City Burlesque’s Greatest Hits at Marathon Music Works at 8pm (20 ADV/$25 DOS + VIP available) – Embrace the female form and watch an entertaining show!
  • Goo Goo Dolls at 3rd & Lindsley at 8:30pm (SOLD OUT) – You “Don’t want the world to see” you, but “why don’t you slide” on over to 3rd & Lindsley and catch this classic band because they’re simply amazing. Don’t worry, “I won’t tell no one your name” if you bought your tickets within the first five minutes of them going on sale.
  • Nashville Rollergirls vs. Hard Knox Rollergirls at Municipal Auditorium at 4:30 ($15) – Great for a little Saturday afternoon sporting action.
  • Cheekwood’s Spring Art Hop at Cheekwood from 10am to 4pm (Prices Vary) – they have a musical petting zoo.. seriously the coolest. The kids will all be wigging out over this.

SUNDAY, April 20, 2014

  • 3LAU at Anthem at 9pm ($10) – Jonesing for a dance party to some pumping house music? This.
  • Bonnaroo Brunch at Two Bits at 12pm Noon (FREE) – Hosted by Lightning 100 for a chance to win tickets to the big show (aka Bonnaroo)
  • Echosmith with Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden at 3rd & Lindsley at 8pm ($10) – YouTube Echosmith’s “Cool Kids” or Kate Tucker’s “Hangover”. Forewarning that Echosmith is going to blow up. They killed it at SXSW this year. Both bands are worth a Sunday night and beyond.
  • Sunday Blues Jam at Soulshine Pizza at 6pm (Edible admission!)

What’re you doing just sitting there?! Get your act together and figure out your weekend!

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