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VOL. 40 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 26, 2016

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Live on the Green: Weekend festival finale. Enjoy free live music outside in the Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. Public Square, 3rd Avenue N and Union. This year’s Live on the Green is capped with a three-day festival finale with two stages showcasing 25 artists throughout the weekend. Headliners include Young the Giant on Thursday, Band of Horses on Friday, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on Saturday. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome. $5 parking is available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park, and at Nissan Stadium. Or, take advantage of free bicycle parking.? VIP Lounge ($75) and VIP Backstage ($150) tickets are available for select days. Information: http://lineup.liveonthegreen.com/events/2016/09/03

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North ever Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Robertson Summer Concert Series

70s-80s Rock Buzzy and Friends. J. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilkes Road, Springfield. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring a chair.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2

Open Meeting with State Rep. Pody

State Representative Mark Pody hosts an open meeting every first Friday of the month from 8-10 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited to come, discuss pertinent issues and ask questions. No appointments are necessary. Information 390-2444 Location Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square

First Friday: Your Small Business Resource

Andrea Dake, director of market development, Mom Source Network, will be guest speaker. Espaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. 7:30 - 9 a.m. Information: williamsonchamber.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

First Saturday Art Crawl

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings ever month. 6–9 p.m. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Enjoy live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue North. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6-10 p.m. Road closures associated with this event. Participating galleries and more information: www.nashvilledowntown.com

THROUGH SEPT. 18

County, State Fairs

Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee has plenty to choose from, beginning with the Williamson County Fair and culminating with the Tennessee State Fair. Middle Tennessee fairs and dates include:

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6

Nashville Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer

A free call-in service on the first Tuesday of every month. The service is a free, no-strings-attached public service. Licensed volunteer attorneys are available to answer legal questions, 6-8 p.m. during the monthly program. 242-9272

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6

Sumner Chamber Business after Hours

Hosted by Sumner County Museum, 183 West Main Street. 5-6 p.m.

Courtyard Concerts at Downtown Library

Courtyard Concerts, free and open to all, occur Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 4. They take place in the Robinson Courtyard, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 615 Church St. Performances are informal, and seating is first-come, first-served. Guests can bring lunch and drop in at their leisure. Courtyard Concerts happen rain or shine. Information: www.library.nashville.org

  • Sept. 6: Victor Krauss
  • Sept. 13: The WannaBeatles
  • Sept. 20: Songwriters Session: Marshall Chapman, Gary Nicholson, Don Henry
  • Sept. 27: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub
  • Oct. 4: Marcela Pinilla Band

WEDNESAY, SEPT 7

Salon@615

Jacqueline Woodson, Book: Another Brooklyn. 6:15 p.m. Main Library, 615 Church Street. A free ticketed event. Advanced tickets are available August 24. There will be a $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance. To receive a priority spot in the signing line, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. Information: library.nashville.org

Upcoming events/authors include:

  • September 8; Glennon Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett, War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. N., 6:30 p.m. $28.50 plus $5.50 ticket fee. Book: Love Warrior
  • September 12; Ann Patchett, Book: Commomwealth, Montgomery Bell Academy, 6:15 p.m. Advance tickets available August 29
  • September 15; Jonathan Safran Foer, Book: Here I Am. 6:15 p.m.
  • October 6; Rick Riordan, War Memorial Auditorium, Book: The Hammer of Thor, 6:15 p.m.
  • November 15; Marissa Meyer, Book: Heartless, 6:15 p.m.
  • December 4; Michael Chabon, Book: Moonglow, 3 p.m.
  • December 13; Robbie Robertson (guitarist for The Band), Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, 6:15 p.m., Book: Testimony

For more information on Salon Special Editions: www.salon615.org

SEPT. 7-11

Marine Week

More than 700 Marines will descend on Nashville and will showcase 80 events open to the public, including a parade on Broadway. In addition to the public events, the hundreds of Marines will participate in community service events during the week that include serving lunch at the Nashville Rescue Mission and a visit to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Information: usmarinesweek.com

OCT. 27-28

63rd annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

Martin Frey, former director for Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker. Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The conference theme is “Team Tennessee: MVPs” showcasing Tennessee’s strategy in economic and rural development, entrepreneurship, workforce and more. Information: govcon.tnecd.com

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