Alan Jackson | Photo by Mark Humphrey

The Music City Skinny | June 2, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans (The Washington Post) Legendary country singer Alan Jackson…

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.

Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans (The Washington Post)
Legendary country singer Alan Jackson is going to play a free outdoor concert in Music City in advance of the Nashville Predators first home game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

Nashville on display as Stanley Cup Final, CMA Fest, Bonnaroo align (The Tennessean)
On a Friday night in June, Blake Shelton will take the stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, just before U2 does the same down the road in Manchester, Tenn. In the same weekend, they will be followed by performances featuring Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and, if needed, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, the biggest hockey moment the city will have ever seen.

Nashville Ballet presents EMERGENCE (Broadway World)
Nashville Ballet will close its 2016-2017 performance season with its popular experimental ballet series Emergence June 1-3, 2017, at Nashville Ballet’s Studio A. This season’s edition will feature the debut of three all-new Nashville Ballet collaborations only weeks in the making and the opportunity to interact with the artists to learn about the creative process.

Margo Price (Nashville Arts Magazine)
On Life, Music, and Her New Role as Bonnaroo Works Fund Ambassador

Tennessee is Your Place to Be for Music (The Tennessee Tribune)
They don’t call it “music city” for nothing. There is no shortage of great music by day or night in Nashville, Tennessee, with some musicians even playing multiple venues in a single evening.

Beyoncé rocks rhinestone jacket from Nashville clothier (The Tennessean)
Beyoncé rocked a $4,950 rhinestone jacket designed by a Nashville-based fashion store to a star-studded party last month. Her jacket is from Any Old Iron, which relocated to East Nashville from New York in 2015.

Crawl Space: June 2017 (Nashville Scene)
Abstract painting continues to dominate at the June Art Crawl

Grand Ole Opry Announces CMA Fest Week Shows With Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch & More (Sounds Like Nashville)
The Grand Ole Opry will kick-off the 2017 CMA Music Festival with a killer lineup of shows. On Tuesday, June 6, the Opry will feature two shows with Opry members Carrie Underwood, Del McCoury and Bill Anderson, along with Dustin Lynch and more taking the stage for the 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows.

Dan Auerbach Picks With Heroes at Secret Station Inn Show (Nashville Scene)
The Black Keys frontman plays a private album-release show with help from Del McCoury, Duane Eddy and more