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VOL. 36 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 24, 2012

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Treehouses: Great Works of Literature. Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition. Closing Sept. 2, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional Treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood. This exhibition celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs and, most recently, Happily Ever After. Information: Cheekwood.org.


Live on the Green

Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse launches its fourth season with Jon Cleary, Moon Taxi and Dr. John. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursday nights through October 11. Shows start at 5:00 p.m. Additional shows include:

  • Sept. 13: The Dunwells; Delta Spirit; The Wallflowers
  • Sept. 20: Roots of a Rebellion; Missing Cats Featuring John “JoJo” Hermann and Sherman Ewing; North Mississippi Allstars
  • Sept. 27: Fly Golden Eagle; The Apache Relay; Alabama Shakes
  • Oct. 4: HoneyHoney; Trampled By Turtles
  • Oct. 11: The Delta Saints; Yacht Rock Revue; Here Come the Mummies

Information: liveonthegreen.net


Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

Sept. 7-16

Tennessee State Fair

This year’s fair, themed “Pick Tennessee State Fair,” will once again take place at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Information: tnstatefair.org.


Big Band Bash

The Moonlighters will perform for a dance to promote hunger-relief programs at Hermitage Presbyterian Church, 421 Highland View Drive in Hermitage, 7-10 p.m. Child care provided. Reservations and Information: 883-8944.


Propel: Growing from Entrepreneur to Enterprise

Learning series designed to nurture and accelerate the growth of established, second-stage businesses by equipping CEOs and their management teams with a cohesive curriculum that covers the core areas these leaders need to know: Planning for growth, structure, systems and culture. The eight three-hour evening sessions with peer interaction begins Sept. 11 and continues on Sept. 22, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. It will be led by Dr. Jeff Cornwall, the Jack C. Massey chair of entrepreneurship for Belmont University. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3041.


Shared Interest Group - Sales/Business Development

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. This sales/business development shared interest group will discuss their biggest sales successes and failures. Participants will be able to learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed setting. Conversation Starter: Cindy Houston Hazen of Sales Executives. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

SEPT. 12-15

13th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference

A gathering of thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world. Bonnie Raitt and National Public Radio’s Ann Powers will deliver the keynote artist interview on Wednesday. Other artists will be participating in the conference in both creative workshops and marketing discussions. Noted author Robert Gordon will interview Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T. Jones. Richard Thompson and Tift Merritt also will be featured in Songwriter Sessions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Live music will kick off at the 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony on Wednesday at the Ryman Auditorium with Raitt, Jones and Thompson among the performers. Information: americanamusic.org.


Day of Chinese Arts & Culture

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN) is bringing its Dragon Tales Dance Theater to The Renaissance Center in Dickson, as well as offering an entire day of Chinese Arts and Culture Workshops. The programs are designed for all ages and levels, as well as whole families to enjoy. The workshops include art, dance, martial arts, paper folding, calligraphy, drumming, ancient Chinese exercise, mask making, yo-yo arts and dumpling making. Performance of Dragon Tales begins at 7 p.m. Information: 740-5600, rcenter.org.


21st annual Hands On Nashville Day

The event is Nashville’s largest annual day of service to public schools and is presented in partnership with Grainger. Hands On Nashville and more than 1,200 volunteers will participate in improvement projects such as painting and landscaping across the city at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and all volunteers will receive an event T-shirt. This event is also Hands On Nashville’s largest annual fundraiser. A $25 tax-deductible donation per participant is suggested. These donations allow Hands On Nashville to connect record numbers of volunteers to critical needs facing our community, from hunger and homelessness to literacy and animal welfare. CMT One Country Celebration after-party will follow (noon-2 p.m.) at Limelight (201 Woodland Street). Lunch, entertainment and prizes will be provided. Information: hon.org, 298-1108.

Sept. 20-22

Nashville Whiskey Festival

The inaugural Nashville Whiskey Festival will take place at War Memorial Auditorium. This event will allow guests to meet and interact with distillers and representatives focus on American-made whiskeys and bourbons. 10 percent of net ticket-sale proceeds will benefit the Nashville Clean Water Project. Information: nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com.