Live On The Green. The free concert series at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville begins Thursday with Lord Huron, Shakey Graves and Elliot Root. 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: Schedule:

  • Aug. 27: Cold War Kids, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Houndmouth
  • 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


Business Studio: Trademark Registration Workshop

In today’s competitive environment, with the quality and price playing fields increasingly level, trademarks are often the only way consumers differentiate one company from another. Consequently, trademarks play a critical role in driving new and repeat business. Paul W. Kruse, member, Bone McAllester Norton, is leading this class, which is complimentary to Chamber members and $200 to others. Class requirements: Bring a laptop computer, an image file of your trademark, an electronic example of how you use your trademark in commerce, a credit card with which to pay the USPTO, and a willingness to learn. No prior experience necessary. 8-9:30 a.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3060.

The Founders, the Evolution of America and the Road to Civil War

The Battle of Franklin Trust will kick off its free lecture series at 6 p.m. in the Fleming Center. CEO Eric Jacobson and Franklin Civil War Roundtable founder Greg Wade will lead the discussion. Jacobson, with Wade facilitating, will discuss how America transformed from the time of its founding to the mid-19th century and ultimately why the country spiraled toward Civil War. The last portion of the evening will be a question and answer session with attendees. The lecture is free and open to the public and will last about 60 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are not required, although attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited to 100. Information: 615-794-0903,

Estate Investors Network

Williamson County Lunch – Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:30 a.m. at The Egg And I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin. Information: Additional August opportunity:

  • Thursday, August 27: Notes Focus Group for Advanced Investors – Attendees should already have a basic understanding of real estate notes before attending this class. 11:30 a.m. at The Egg And I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.


2015 Joint Metro Workforce Study Release

Strengthening the Middle Tennessee Region 2020: Building a Vital Workforce to Sustain Economic Growth and Expand Opportunity. In cooperation with the Middle Tennessee Workforce, North Tennessee and South Central Tennessee Workforce Boards, please join us for the release of the 2015 Joint Metro Workforce Study. 10-11:30 a.m., Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End, Avenue, Nashville. Information:, 615-743-3063.

HCA Presents: Invested Nashville

An opportunity for Nashville-area investors to interact with and learn about area publicly-traded companies. The event includes a forward-looking luncheon discussion with John Ingram, chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group, Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA, and Mike Shmerling, chairman of XMi Holdings, Inc. The Companies to Watch panel participants include Anthony Crudele, CFO of Tractor Supply Company, Rob McCabe, chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Andy Smith, CEO of Brookdale Senior Living. The event will also feature Nashville Area ETF annual performance highlights and conversations about our region’s opportunities and direction. 10:45-1:30 p.m., Loews Vanderbilt Plaza. Information:


Bernard Health Breakfast Seminar

Bernard Health team members will share solutions for business owners on how to stay in compliance with new ACA legislation. 8-10 a.m. with networking beginning at 7:30. Richland Country Club, 1 Club Drive, Nashville. Information:

Courtyard Concerts

Songwriters Session featuring Marshall Chapman, Malcolm Holcombe and Mary Gauthier 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 feature:

  • Sept. 1: Sara Sant’Ambrogio, a Grammy Award-winning cellist who has played Carnegie Hall and with symphonies across the U.S.
  • Sept. 8: The WannaBeatles, an award-winning band that pays tribute to the legendary British bards.
  • 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.
  • Oct. 6: Revolfusion. This Latin concert will mark Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Library with a mix of samba, salsa and merengue.


NAWBO Nashville Awards Luncheon

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Nashville Chapter, will hold its second annual Celebrating Women of Music City Awards at the Women’s Club of Nashville in Green Hills. This year, NAWBO Nashville recognizes the national organization’s 40th anniversary with Deborah Snyder, director of membership for NAWBO National, providing featured remarks. Individual nominees are recognized for their contributions to business and the community in Middle Tennessee. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Individual tickets for the event are $45 for guests and $40 for members. The 2015 Celebrating Women award nominees are:

  • Diversity Business Owner of the Year: Dr. Sybil Brown, Belmont University and Margaret Dunlap,Women’s Business Resource Group, UPS
  • Community Enrichment Award: Donna Drehmann, Listen Learn Live and Karin Moughler, University of Phoenix
  • Emerging Business Leader (under $250,000): Sue Ann Cordell, Shineworthy Tea; Mridu Parikh, Life Is Organized; and Dimeta Smith, Dimeta Smith CPA
  • Emerging Business Leader ($250K - $1M): Dr. Gretchen Campbell, KCA Neurology; Andrea Farr,Nashville Geek; Mila Grigg, MODA; Erica Rains, The Chef and I; and Rachel Schaffer, Schaffer Law Firm
  • Emerging Business Leader (over $1M): Kimble Bosworth, Proforma Printelligence and Elizabeth Moss, Caregivers by WholeCare
  • Woman Business Owner of the Year: Kimble Bosworth, Proforma Printelligence and Carol Koenig,Group Trek Travel


Aug. 28-30

Nashville Japanese Film Festival

From horror to anime to documentaries, Japanese film is known for its inventive storylines and beautiful cinematography. In its second year, the Nashville Japanese Film Festival aims to bring a wide range of Japanese films to both seasoned veterans and those brand new to foreign films. The festival will take place at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. on August 28. There will be eight films over three days. General admission is $10 per film, with four being shown free of charge with the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville. Information: