The Music City Skinny | August 4, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. Why Nashville's arts events are worth way more than the price of admission (Nashville Business Journal) You…

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

Why Nashville’s arts events are worth way more than the price of admission (Nashville Business Journal)
You knew theaters and arts centers served the community artistically, but a new study shows Nashville’s nonprofit arts scene also contributes hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact.

How Nashville’s Evolving Music Scene Is Making the City a Design, Food, Fashion & Art Destination (Billboard)
Nashville may be known for its music scene, but it’s also home to creatives making the city a destination for design, food, art and fashion.

Queen + Adam Lambert Have a Ball at Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Scene)
Latest incarnation of the iconic rock group respects its legacy

Beard on Books | August 2017 Nashville Literary Happenings (NowPlayingNashville.com)
Each month, East Side Story proprietor Chuck Beard offers up a survey of Nashville literary events he’s looking forward to, including The 2017 Tomato Art Festival, numerous open Mic poetry nights, East Side Storytellin’ and more.

Carrie Underwood’s tribute to husband’s NHL retirement (New York Post)
On Thursday, the 37-year-old center announced his plans to retire from the NHL after 17 seasons, following the Predators’ impressive Stanley Cup run earlier this year. Fisher’s biggest supporter, wife Carrie Underwood, 34, expressed her gratitude for her spouse of seven years with a touching Instagram tribute.

Nashville Creative Group (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Five years later, the small group of creatives has grown to over 6,000 members. At the heart of it is the lady in the red dress, Beth Inglish.

Enjoy an Artful August (Nashville Pride)
As the summer slips away into autumn, the month of August brings hot treats for art lovers in the Music City. Among the offerings are an Art Deco Affair, a free classic car show, and free weekend art crawls.

Faith Hill placed on vocal rest 2 days prior to concert in Nashville (The Tennessean)
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were forced to cancel Thursday’s scheduled concert in North Little Rock after Hill was put on two days of vocal rest, a press release posted by the venue said.

Towne Centre Theatre Presents THE SECRET GARDEN (Broadway World)
The enchanting classic children’s book, The Secret Garden, becomes a beautifully scored and staged live musical at Towne Centre Theatre in Brentwood, TN, with performances from August 11-26, 2017.