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VOL. 40 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 5, 2016

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Live on the Green. A free outdoor music series held at Public Square Park in Nashville. The festival showcases the city’s emerging musical talent and highlights well-known national acts. Since its inception in 2009, more than 425,000 fans from 45 states and 13 countries have attended the event. Information: www.liveonthegreen.com. Schedule for August:

August 11: White Denim, Allen Stone, Andra Day, 6:30-11 p.m.

August 18: Jr Jr, Passenger, Jenny Lewis, 6:30-11 p.m.

August 25: The Record Company, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Dawes, 6:15-11 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

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

J. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilkes Road, Springfield. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring a chair.

Aug. 11: Red Light 11

Aug. 18: Howard Decker Country Hoedown

Aug. 25: Highland Jazz Machine

Sept. 1: 70s-80s Rock Buzzy and Friends

Pep Rally On The Square – Springfield

Event includes all five Robertson County High Schools. Countywide pep rally on the square to kick off the football season. The program includes introduction of the teams, cheerleaders and bands, as well as a spirit competition between teams from each school. Proceeds benefit the chamber’s MAD (Making a Difference) Awards for Teachers and Principals. 5-7 p.m. Fee: Free

AUGUST 12-13

Madison World War II Living History Event

The Remembrance Day will include living history encampment, displays, exhibits, vendors, a Stage Door Canteen, music from the 1940s, and various hands-on activities for all ages. It is a cultural, social, and historical reenactment to honor the men and women who served both on the home front and overseas during WWII. Friday evening will offer a family movie night, featuring the movie “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a WW ll news reel and a cartoon short. Opening Ceremony Saturday with veterans, local dignitaries, special guest speakers, and a wreath-laying. Saturday night a Stage Door Canteen dance featuring the Moonlighters Big Band. You are invited to come in 1940’s attire. Fee: Free, but donations of any size appreciated. Historic Amqui Station & Visitor’s Center is located at the corner of Madison and Douglas Streets in Madison. Information: amquistation.com

Tomato Arts Festival

Tomato Art Fest returns for its 13th consecutive year on Friday (6-11 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2015, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Bootlegger’s Bash

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the sixth annual event at Carnton Plantation, 7 p.m. Guests will celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging with a casual evening featuring local whiskey, a Southern supper and live entertainment. All proceeds will be donated to the preservation of Carnton Plantation and The Carter House. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance at Eventbrite or www.boft.org. $50 per person or $90 per couple. Bootlegger’s Bash is for attendees 21 and older. Information: www.boft.org

MONDAY, AUGUST 15

Gallatin Chamber Membership Supper in the Park

Triple Creek Park Pavilion, Champion Drive, Gallatin. Cost: The cost for Chamber Members, Non-Members, and Guests will be $18 with reservations made by noon on the previous Friday; $25 with reservations made after the deadline. Reservations may be made by calling 615.452.4000, emailing info@gallatintn.org, or by clicking Register Online. Reservations Required. This events takes the place of the regular Monthly Membership Luncheon.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Cancun Lagoon, 382 Sumner Hall Drive. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Information: 452-4000

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. We’ll hear updates from the Nashville Farmers’ Market, and Sam Davidson, CEO of Batch Nashville, will speak about the importance of entrepreneurs and small businesses to Nashville’s economy. Nashville Farmers’ Market – The Picnic Tap, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Courtyard Concerts returns to 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

August 16: Riders in the Sky

August 23: Sara Sant’Ambrogio

August 30: Stacy Mitchart

September 6: Victor Krauss

September 13: The WannaBeatles

September 20: Songwriters Session: Marshall Chapman, Gary Nicholson, Don Henry

September 27: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub

October 4: Marcela Pinilla Band

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

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. Our special guest for this event will be Congressman Jim Cooper. Hampton Inn & Suites, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Fee: Free: Registration required. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Young Professionals Connect

An after-hours networking opportunity. 5-7 p.m. Vanderbilt Legends Club. 1500 Legends Club Lane, Franklin. Williamson Young Professionals and Best Buddies will kick off the Best Buddies Friendship Walk with games and fellowship to motivate and inspire community and participants. Fees: Free for Chamber Members and Guests.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Madison Rivergate Chamber Luncheon

Mayor Megan Barry will be speaker. St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 1217 Gallatin Pike. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Information: madisonrivergatechamber.com

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.

Gallatin Free Concert

Third Thursday on Main. 6:30-9 p.m. Gallatin’s Downtown Historic Square. The Michael Vance Trio performs. Downtown merchants, restaurant’s and bars will be open late. Bring a lawn chairs. Information: www.gallatintn.org

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