Dragon Park Statue at Fannie Mae Dees Park Reopening Sunday (WKRN)
The wait is finally over — for the young and young at heart — as Nashville’s iconic dragon makes its return to Fannie Mae Dees Park. After two years of renovation, the dragon sculpture has been restored and will reopen to the public on Sunday. The Hillsboro Village neighborhood will host a celebration to kick off the dragon’s homecoming beginning at 4 pm, with roots rock star Webb (“Wear Glasses If You Need ‘Em”) Wilder set to play at 5.
‘The Center of Nowhere’ Premieres at Country Hall of Fame and Museum (DaveHoekstra.com)
A years-in-the-making 90-minute documentary called “The Center of Nowhere: The Spirt and Sounds of Springfield, Mo.” premieres at 2:30 pm Sunday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The midsized city and its rich musical history is notable, among many other things, for the Ozark Jubilee, the first TV show to broadcast country music across America. As part of the premiere weekend at the Hall, Chicago-based Americana favorite Robbie Fulks will be featured in a songwriting session at 11:30 am Saturday, followed by a panel discussion and performances at 2 pm that include Eric Ambel of Del-Lords, Joan Jett, and Steve Earle and the Dukes fame.
Carlile, Isbell, Price Lead 2018 Americana Awards Nominations (Rolling Stone)
The star-studded list of nominees for the 2018 Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards has been revealed, and genre favorites Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price feature prominently among the candidates.
See a Diverse Array of Local Performers with Oz Arts Nashville’s ‘MusicCircus’ (WPLN)
Inspired by avant garde musician John Cage, MusicCircus at OZ Arts Nashville is set for Thursday night as part of OZ’s Thursday Night Things local spotlight series.
How to Get Free Tickets to The Nashville Film Festival (NowPlayingNashville)
As part of NowPlayingNashville.com’s ongoing media sponsorship of the Nashville Film Festival, which ends another triumphant run this Saturday night at Regal Stadium Hollywood 27, we’ll be offering a limited batch of free tickets each day to film screenings.
Bonnaroo will bring Nashville to campgrounds with ‘The Ville’ experience (The Tennessean)
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Music City like never before at this year’s four-day gathering June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee. The fest has partnered with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. to create “The Ville,” with pop-up music performances, DJ sets, visual artists, racks from Third Man Records, and food from Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack.
Music City Food + Wine Announced Details of 2018 Festival (Nashville Scene)
This year’s sixth annual powerhouse Music City Food + Wine Festival will come to various venues Sept. 14-16 in downtown Nashville, with some new additions the lineup as well as other elements that are tried and true.
‘The Little Foxes’ Shines Spotlight on Power and Greed at Darkhorse Theatre (Broadway World)
There’s something striking about the way “The Little Foxes,” which runs through Saturday at Darkhorse Theatre, manages to leave an impact on its viewers, not with flattened spectacle, but with its piercing dialogue and moral complexity. Cilla Houghton reviews.
14th Annual Tour de Nash Set for Saturday (Rover)
Tour de Nash, organize by Walk Bike Nashville, is the city’s largest urban bike ride. It includes three routes, as well as a market with more than 50 local vendors, food, and live entertainment.
Ingram New Works Festival continues at NSCC (Nashville Arts)
Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre at Nashville State Community College, the Ingram New Works Festival is Nashville’s annual celebration of playmaking, with fresh new work by exciting new voices. It closes Saturday night.