Beard on Books | June 2019 Literary Edition (NowPlayingNashville)
Welcome back to Beard on Books. The coolness of your AC unit should be rocking this month. The coolness of Nashville’s literary scene is also rocking and ready to blast you in the best of ways. Enjoy this snapshot schedule we have thrown together for your enjoyment below, and feel free to let others know about any and all events that make your reading heart skip a beat.
CMA Fest week kicks off in Nashville (WKRN)
Tens of thousands of country music fans will come to Music City from far and wide for a week of concerts, artist meet and greets and all the entertainment Nashville has to offer. Many of downtown Nashville’s stages are free including the Chevy Riverfront Stage.
Nashville-based Otherworld Encounter returns for an encore exhibit at the Nashville Fairgrounds (TIP News Daily)
Otherworld Encounter will bring their 10,000 square foot immersive art experience back to the Nashville Fairgrounds for a limited engagement July 5-21, 2019. A team of 13 Nashville-based artists designed, developed and operated the exhibit for its debut this past winter. The team recently concluded a four-week run of the experience in Atlanta.
Three Of The Biggest Must-See Stages at CMA Fest (Sounds Like Nashville)
CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and we’ve been prepping everyone up for the fun week to celebrate, in our opinion, the best genre in the world—country music! We’ve given you a little guide on the 12 people you’ll see at CMA Fest earlier this week, and now, we thought we’ll do a piece to give you the run-down on the line-up at 3 of the biggest stages next week.
Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton to Duet on New Song ‘Dive Bar’ (ET)
Get ready for an epic Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton collaboration! The country music stars will unite for a new duet on a song called “Dive Bar,” Brooks exclusively revealed to ET’s Nancy O’Dell inside Shelton’s bar, Ole Red, in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. The song will be on Brooks’ upcoming album, Fun.
The New York Times columnist David Brooks urges ‘aggressive friendship’ in Nashville (Tennessean)
Top city leaders — including Amy Grant and former mayors Karl Dean and Megan Barry — gather to hear conservative writer’s call for service and civility.
BWW Review: The Horrific Beauty of MISS SAIGON Returns to Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Broadway World Nashville)
Compellingly dramatic and featuring an exquisitely emphatic score performed by a dazzling cadre of triple-threat actors and a 15-person orchestra, Miss Saigon once again lands at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall this week for an eight-performance run that will almost certainly stand out among the very best of productions to play Music City during the tenure of departing CEO Kathleen O’Brien.
CMA Fest Champions Music Education Through CMA Foundation (Guitar Girl Magazine)
CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank Partner with Metro Nashville Public Schools for Play For M.E. Activation during CMA Fest. Events and Activations Hosted by Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea and Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Tree Vibez Music, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James Store and More Support Music Education Initiatives Through the CMA Foundation.
Alchemy Abounds in Texturextra at Zeitgeist (Nashville Scene)
Richard Feaster and Zipporah Camille Thompson’s exhibition is on display now.