Fisk Community Food & Music Festival 2019 (Nashville Jazz Workshop)
The University originally put on the Community Food and Music Festival as part of its 150th birthday celebration. It was such fun that they decided to continue the event annually, to invite the community to experience and explore this beautiful and historic campus.
Pride 2019: Meet Mr. and Ms. Nashville Pride (Nashville Scene)
Bend the knee. The king and queen — officially Mr. and Ms. Nashville Pride — of this year’s Nashville Pride Festival have been crowned. And both are first-time pageant winners.
Nashville-based country stars love to play tourist at home (Citizen Tribune)
Tourism comes alive in the Music City during summer, but the thousands who flock here aren’t the only sightseers in town. Many Nashville-based stars enjoy playing tourist, too.
The 31st annual Nashville Pride parade goes on despite weather delays (NewsChannel5)
Thousands of people attended Nashville’s biggest pride parade in downtown on Saturday.
Nashville Story Garden Presents DANCE NATION (Broadway World Nashville)
DANCE NATION (2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist) by Clare Barron will receive its first production outside of New York and London by Nashville Story Garden at Nashville Children’s Theatre’s Scot Copeland Studio (25 Middleton St, Nashville, TN 37210) June 22-29th.
Preserving Nashville’s “Little Kurdistan”
Amid the honky-tonks, country music history, and bachelorette parties enlivening Nashville, it can be easy to overlook another increasingly important aspect of the city’s appeal—its notable ethnic diversity.
The Porch Awards Three Prizes in Literary Arts (Nashville Scene)
Last week, local literary arts nonprofit The Porch announced the winners for its first annual The Porch Prize. The Porch received more than 200 submissions in the categories of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. The winners received $500 each and publication in the Nashville Review, the literary journal edited by students in Vanderbilt University’s creative writing program.
Off the Beaten Path (Rolling Stone)
Though it’s long been known as the capital of country music, Nashville is far more than just the “Home of the Grand Ole Opry.”
Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies (13 WTHR)
Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, has died. He was 75.