Nashville’s Favorite Tweeteorologists May Well Have Saved Lives Last Week (Nashville Scene)
When the tornado sirens went off, the couple did what they always do — they checked their favorite Twitter feed to see if the warnings were real, or if it was just another countywide blast that wouldn’t affect them.
The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT (Broadway World Nashville)
It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category.
Project 615 shirt raises $60,000 for tornado relief in just one day (News Channel 5)
The “Nashville Strong” campaign launched just hours after storms tore through Tennessee, killing 25 people and causing an untold amount of damage. Project 615 started printing the shirts on Wednesday, but the orders were already coming in.
Titans Hit Streets of Nashville to Help Neighbors Affected by Devastating Tornado (TitansOnline.com)
The Titans loaded into buses at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday morning, and headed in the same direction as Nissan Stadium. But on this day, their destination wasn’t a football stadium.
National Museum Of African American Music to Open Sept. 3 (Black Enterprise)
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages. Advance tickets can be purchased from the NMAAM website with general admission ticket prices ranging from $13 to $24 for the grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Dollywood celebrates 35th season (WSMV)
The folks at Dollywood are celebrating their 35th year, and are giving away 35 prizes throughout the year.
The Grind Mac & Cheese Burger Bar Partners with Goo Goo Cluster, Launches “Nashville Strong” Milkshake (Yahoo Finance)
The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar, a local Tennessee restaurant known for huge, awe inspiring milkshakes, innovative burger creations and playful food infusions, announced today that it will be launching a “Nashville Strong” milkshake to show solidarity and help raise funds to rebuild the beloved Music City. Proceeds from this delicious Goo Goo Cluster-themed milkshake will go toward efforts to rebuild the areas affected by tornado damage.
Jason Isbell, Yola and More Rule at To Nashville, With Love (Nashville Scene)
OK, let’s say you want to help your tornado-ravaged neighbors by throwing a big concert and giving the money to charities that will help the city rebuild. It’s a very Nashville way of approaching a problem.