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VOL. 39 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 28, 2015

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Live On The Green. A free concert series at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. The stage is set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional and national artists. Information: liveonthegreen.net. Schedule:

  • Sept. 3: Moon Taxi, The Delta Saints, Greg Holden
  • Sept. 10: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Delta Rae, JD McPherson, Kopecky, Humming House, Civil Twilight
  • Sept. 11: Passion Pit, Colony House, Big Data, The Vespers, Zella Day, Turbo Fruits, Smooth Hound Smith
  • Sept. 12: Ben Folds, All Them Witches, Family of the Year, Anderson East, Elle King, Kaleo, Lennon & Maisy, Future Thieves, The Districts, Mr. Steve

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

First Saturday Art Crawl

The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

Rewind BBQ Festival

Enjoy live performances by Midnight Star, Shirley Murdock, Sunshine Anderson, Juvenile, Da Brat and Chubb Rock at Riverfront Park while tasting some of the South’s best barbecue. Information: http://rewindbbqfest.com

Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner, a series of free music events at Centennial Park, begins its fifth anniversary season Heather Bond, Chasing Lovely and Kiya Lacey. Events will take place from noon-5 p.m. In addition to music, each date features Kidsville, a mix of Nashville’s best food trucks, Dogville, local artisans, featured charity partners and the Musicians Corner Pub. For the first time, Musicians Corner will be near the Centennial Park bandshell, located on the 25th Avenue side of the park. Additional dates include:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12: Dara Tucker, Heather Morgan, Allison Bencar
  • Saturday, Sept. 19: Americana Music Festival Showcase & Les Paul Museum on site. Musicians: Mary Bragg, The Carmonas
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Kensington Moore, Rick Brantley, Josh Thelkeld, Derik Hultquist
  • Saturday, Oct. 3: Lisa Goe, John Hancock Band, Davis Naish, Heidi Burson
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: Chasing Summer, Clinto Babers, DNK.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: No Musicians Corner event due to SoundHarvest Music Festival taking place in Centennial Park
  • Sunday, Oct. 18: Mark Wilkinson, Brandy Zdan, George Kamel
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: Edward & Jane, Karen Waldrup, Brothers McCann
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: Brandon Bailey, Jon Troast, Jesse Santoyo

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

Courtyard Concerts

The WannaBeatles, an award-winning band that pays tribute to the legendary British bards, are featured at this week’s concert at the downtown Nashville Public Library. Concerts are scheduled for every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 6. They take place in the Robinson Courtyard, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 615 Church St. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch. Additional shows in September:

  • Sept. 15: Jonell Mosser sings Americana and soul.
  • Sept. 22: Andy T Nick Nixon Band plays a hard-driving mix of blues, gospel and R&B.
  • Sept. 29: Jerry Douglas and Friends. The dobro master will welcome Viktor Krauss on bass and Christian Sedelmyer on violin to play a mix of bluegrass and more.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

Real Estate Investors Network

Davidson County Lunch Group. Meet in a small group and enjoy lunch with like-minded investors. Share and present deals, discuss trends. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Anatolia’s Restaurant, 48 White Bridge Rd. Information: www.rein.org. Additional opportunities:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12: REIN Homes Tour. Tours typically visit four to five properties that REIN members are currently renovating for rental or re-sale. The presenting investors may have just purchased the property, the rehab may be partially complete or it can be ready to sell or rent. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road.

Sept. 10-12

Made South Makers Market

MADE SOUTH, a Tennessee-based delivery service, is introducing its first Makers Market, three events to showcase 90-plus makers and artisans from eight southern states. The Supper & Songwriters event will be held Thursday, 6-10, at Carnton Plantation. Harlinsdale Farm will host Friday’s BBQ & Bourbon Market, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday’s Makers Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Five local chefs, including Lockeland Table’s Hal Holden-Bache, will be featured at Thursday’s event. Three of Nashville’s hit songwriters will also be joining Thursday’s festivities to share some of their favorite songs and stories. Friday, attendees will experience a first look at the Makers Market during the BBQ & Bourbon Market preview event. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint will be providing a spread of traditional southern dishes alongside three mixologists who will craft bourbon cocktails, provided by Buffalo Trace Distillery, to pair with the meal. Saturday’s Makers Market will give patrons the chance to experience the growing community of southern artisans and makers. Shop the market for local and regional handmade goods while enjoying music handpicked by New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks. Tickets can be purchased at www.MADESOUTH.com/events, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital of Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

3rd annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire

The annual gathering of local and regional makers at Adventure Science Center showcases their do-it-yourself projects and innovations in an expansive exhibition. From costuming to creative knitting, robot-building to car and cycle modeling, the fair assembles a cross-section of interests with the common theme of science and creativity. The event is outdoors and rain-or-shine. Tickets are available for online purchase at www.nashvillemakerfaire.com/attend.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

2015 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar Series

The seminar, presented by the Tennessee Department of Revenue and MTSU’s Department of Accounting, will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. It is designed to provide current, in-depth information on Tennessee tax issues to business owners, CPAs and other interested parties. State tax specialists will present recent developments in legislation, including updates from the current 2015 legislative session, and discuss various tax types and exemptions including business, sales and use, gift and inheritance, individual income and tangible personal property. Fee: $190. Registration: www.mtsu.edu/accounting/seminars.php.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

Hands On Nashville Day

More than 1,500 volunteers will take part in the 24th annual event, tackling projects at more than 30 Metro schools. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Those interesting in volunteering may do so at www.hon.org.

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