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VOL. 41 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 9, 2017

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Gallatin 3rd Thursday on Main. Free concerts on the third Thursday of each month from June through September. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown merchants, restaurants and bars will be open late and will be selling merchandise, food, and beverages, so bring your lawn chairs, and plan to spend the evening on the downtown Gallatin Square. June concert will feature The Parks. Information: Donna Belote, 452-5692.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

Street Food Thursday

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North!

Music on Main

Featuring Hoffman. Goodlettsville City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main Street. 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Information: http://www.goodlettsvillechamber.com/

Springfield Art Walk

Historic downtown, merchants open late, art vendors, food trucks, live entertainment. Music by Red Light ll 5-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Bridging the Gap Mixer

The kick off to the Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday. This event brings together artists, entertainment and vendors for a night full of great musical performances from Nashville’s hottest artists covering jazz, R&B and blues music. Plus, a large selection of food, cocktails and merchandise vendors will be on-site. The Bridging the Gap Mixer has a new location this year on 5th Avenue South between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun. $20 general admission; $30 VIP. Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-the-gap-mixer-new-face-new-place-tickets-34249198274

Night Market

Night market at Nashville Farmers Market features shopping with local makers, activities for families, live music, seasonal adult beverages and food options from restaurants and food trucks. 5-8 p.m. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

JUNE 16-17

Jazz & Blues Festival

The 17th annual Jefferson Street and Blues Festival celebrates community art, music, and food. The free Children’s Pavillion is a family-friendly event that includes lots of activities for children, music, food vendors, and more. There will be live music on the Children’s Pavillion stage noon-3 p.m. Festival gates open at 2 p.m. Live music on the main stage begins at 4 p.m. Headliners are Rose Royce, and singer-songwriter Shirley Murdock. Fee: $20-$30. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway. Information: 726-5867

JUNE 16-18

American Artisan Festival

The event features 150+ curated craft and fine arts vendors as well as live music and over fifteen food and drink vendors. This is a free, family-friendly festival. June 16: 4-8 p.m., June 17: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., June 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: https://www.americanartisanfestival.com/#welcome

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Nissan Taste of Music City Festival

The 15th annual Nissan Taste of Music City is 5- 9 p.m. at Public Square Park. Tickets include unlimited food and drink tastings. Enjoy samples from the best restaurants in Nashville and beverages from local favorites. There will also be cooking demonstrations and live music. Tickets are $59 in advance or $69 day-of the event. VIP tickets are also available. To benefit St. Luke’s Community House. Information: http://www.tasteofmusiccity.com/

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

The 17th annual festival is a daylong event that showcases national and local jazz and blues musicians, as well as celebrates the musical heritage of Jefferson Street. Headliners of the festival’s main event are Rose Royce, the R&B band with a string of great hits from the ‘70s, and Shirley Murdock, a soulful singer-songwriter. The musical event features a main stage in the Bicentennial Mall amphitheater along with vendors, food trucks, a customized Children’s Pavilion and much more. $20 in advance, $25 at the gate; VIP: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Information: http://www.nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com

JUNE 17-18

Thunder on the Cumberland

A free weekend-long festival hosted by Acme Radio featuring the fastest boats in the world racing on the Cumberland River. It’s the only Formula 1 Powerboat race in Tennessee. Riverfront Park on Lower Broadway to enjoy boat racing, food trucks, family-friendly fun, cold beer, and more. 11 a.m. both days with qualifying races on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the final championship on Sunday at Noon.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Jazz on the Cumberland

The Jazz on the Cumberland summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. through October at Cumberland Park. 592 South 1st Street, a free, family-friendly series. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy some of the best local, regional, and national jazz artists. There will be food trucks and concessions available at each concert, and $5 parking in Lot R of the LP Field. This is an alcohol-free event. Additional dates: July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

Chamber North Meet Up

Join North Nashville business and community leaders after work to mingle and talk about news relevant to the North Nashville region. No registration is required. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will not be provided, but we encourage attendees to support Market House vendors. Nashville Farmer’s Market – The Picnic Tap, 900 Rosa Parks Blvd., Nashville. 4:30-6 p.m. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1918

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Come network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Guest speakers from the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Sports Council. Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Free event but registration is required. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events

Gallatin Area Chamber Lunch-n-Learn Series

Active Shooter Training presented by Julia McKee with Homeland Security. Gallatin Public Library Meeting Room, 123 E. Main Street. Noon-1 p.m. Food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings. Reservation required and space is limited. RSVP by June 13. Information: 452-4000.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

Chamber Midtown Quarterly Meeting

Fourth stop on the Tour of Midtown, West End. Discussion will center on the West End corridor’s history, livability and economic development. Vanderbilt University, Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room, 310 25th Avenue S. 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Must register to attend this event. Chamber Midtown is one of six of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Area Advisory Councils, formed to champion business prosperity in one of Nashville’s most thriving business districts. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events

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!

Goodlettsville Area Chamber Luncheon

Monthly Chamber luncheon begins with networking and spotlights on business at 11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet starts around 11:40 a.m., and program begins at noon. GoodNaz Church, 400 Loretta Drive. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $17 for members and $20 general admission. Reservations made prior to 11:30 on Tuesday the week of the luncheon receive early bird discount. Information: www.goodlettsvillechamber.com/

JUNE 22-25

UTOPiA 2017 Book Lovers Convention

Conference connects writers to people and opportunities that impact their lives and careers. Speakers include:

• Amy Harmon, NY Times bestselling author

• Isaac Marion, NY Times bestselling author of WARM BODIES

• Abbi Glines, #1 NY Times bestselling author of romance and YA books

• Vilma Gonzalez of Vilma’s Book Blog, Austin Book Fest & USA Today columnist

• Jasinda Wilder, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Bestselling romance author

• Daniel Errico, NY Times bestselling children’s book author and creator of original animations on Hulu

Fee: $15-$500. Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive. Information: www.utopiacon.com/

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