Nashville Pride Festival Fills Public Square Park This Weekend (Out and About Nashville)
Celebrating the region’s LGBTQ people and culture since 1988, the 2018 Nashville Pride Festival presented by Bridgestone will take place on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville. The 30th annual Nashville Pride Festival kicks off Saturday with the sixth annual Equality Walk at 10 am, with singer-songwriter Chely Wright and author Greg Howard — this year’s Trailblazer Award winners — leading the way.
Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival Set for Bridgestone (NowPlayingNashville.com)
Escape Nashville’s summer heat and join us for craft brews, food, games and entertainment at the 6th Annual Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival Saturday night, June 23 at Bridgestone Arena. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports Middle Tennessee nonprofit groups and programs in the community.
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Officially Debuts (The Tennessean)
An ambitious new addition to the burgeoning nightclub and bar scene on Lower Broadway, the multi-level Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar opened unofficially during CMA MusicFestival and officially this week, to much fanfare. The country superstar’s spot features nearly 30,000 square feet, six bars, and seating for 250, with a Southern menu that includes steaks, pastas, salads, burgers, pot roast, and house-made peach cobbler from his mother’s recipe. “I think it’s just cool to have a place like that to go and hang out,” Aldean tells The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts. John Rich’s Redneck Riviera also recently joined the Lower Broadway contingent of nightclubs/bars/restaurants.
The Joy Bus Debuts (Nashville Post)
Local Artist Beth Inglish, the Metro Transit Authority and Nashville-based The Studio 208 have collaborated on Joy Bus Nashville, an MTA vehicle that will promote the fusion of art and transit. Inglish’s painting Pure Joy will appear on the exterior and interior of a Nashville MTA bus starting Friday.
The Frist Opens a Pair of New Exhibits This Weekend (Nashville Arts)
Mark Scala, chief curator of the Frist Art Museum, has brought together an array of powerful artworks for his latest exhibit, “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. It opens Friday, June 22 along with The Presence of Your Absence is Everywhere: Afruz Amighi.
‘Love Never Dies” Closes Out TPAC’s 2017-18 Season (Broadway World)
“Love Never Dies,” the followup to the musical theater juggernaut that is Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” closes out TPAC’s 2017-18 season in spectacular fashion this weekend. Broadway World’s Jeffrey Ellis reviews.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Studies the Depths of Fred Rogers’ Sensitivity (Nashville Scene)
Director Morgan Neville, best known for his Oscar-winning 2013 documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” has a new doc “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about the beloved Fred Rogers of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” public television fame. It opens its second week of big business at The Belcourt. Nashville Scene reviewer D. Patrick Rodgers suggests you bring tissues.