MUSIC CITY SKINNY | APRIL 22, 2022

Garth Brooks Dubs 7-Year-Old Fan “A Rock Star” After Singing Duet With Him During Nashville Concert (Music Mayhem Magazine) After spotting a young fan in the front row, wearing a black cowboy hat and holding…

Garth Brooks Dubs 7-Year-Old Fan “A Rock Star” After Singing Duet With Him During Nashville Concert (Music Mayhem Magazine)

After spotting a young fan in the front row, wearing a black cowboy hat and holding a sign that read “my first concert ever,” Brooks wanted to make his first concert one he’ll always remember. 

 

Amy Harms Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign (NowPlayingNashville)

Amy Harms is a painter and mixed media visual artist working out of her studio in Brentwood, TN. In her weave series, her process is to create paintings, then hand-cut, rearrange and hand-weave them into a single piece.

 

Music City Grand Prix announces track modification, entertainment options for 2022 race weekend (WSMV)

The most impactful competition alteration for all five series competing in the race weekend – the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am and Stadium SUPER Trucks will be the shift of the restart zone. Organizers also announced fans will enjoy some new entertainment options during the weekend.

 

Pilgrimage Festival Announces 2022 Lineup and it’s a Doozy (American Songwriter)

The festival, which is now in its 8th year and takes place in Franklin, Tennessee, will feature a number of big names for its festival, which runs from September 24-25. Those names include Chris Stapelton, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, the Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Elle King, Trampled by Turtles, and many, many more.

 

Les Dames d’Escoffier Nashville Wants to Desegregate Nashville’s Food Scene (Nashville Scene)

Last month, Les Dames Nashville, led by Miller, kicked off Desegregating Nashville’s Food Scene: An Anti-Racism Brunch and Dialogue Series. In the first of three meetings, the group took on the topic Nashville’s Food History: How Race Played and Continues to Play a Role. At an event this Saturday, the topic will be Integrating Your Business: Bringing Inclusion to the Front and the Back of the House.

 

Special Rutherford County SRO Fundraiser to Purchase School Clothing for Less Fortunate Students in Middle and High School (WGNS)

On May 14th, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office SRO Division aims to raise enough funds to purchase clothing for students that can’t afford new clothes. School Resource Officer Sam Truebee told WGNS about the upcoming event…

 

TPAC announces Dr. Mary E. Clark as its first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (TPAC)

With an extensive background in higher education, Dr. Clark joins TPAC having served in many roles at Belmont University, including Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Bridges to Belmont, Director of Multicultural Learning and Experience and liaison for the university’s collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools under the GEAR UP grant.

 

Nashville Ballet to hold Family Day at The Ballet this Sunday, April 24th (Clarksville Online)

Held right on-site at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, this fun and festive event will feature a wide variety of games, activities, storytimes, plus a special performance by the artists of NB2, Nashville Ballet’s official second Company.

 

WWE superstar surprises Special Olympic members (WKRN)

 A five-time world champion in the world of wrestling stopped in Nashville Thursday. WWE superstar Drew McIntyre surprised dozens of Special Olympic athletes who take part of the Metro Parks DisABILITIES program.

 

Nashville’s Metro Council Takes Steps To Preserve Independent Music In Music City (Celebrity Access)

Nashville’s Metro City Council have launched an initiative to help secure the future of some of Nashville’s best known historic live music venues. According to the Nashville Tennessean, members of the Metro Council voted to approve funding for several key areas, including $260,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to help fund a study exploring preservation strategies for venues.

 

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ Thursday Night Out Series Returns This Summer With New Additions (The Tennessee Tribune)

Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ Thursday Night Out, happening every Thursday evening from 5-9 pm from May 5 through October 27. Thursday Night Out offers fiery musical performances, regionally-sourced food and spirits, lawn games and wellness classes, all with the gardens as the beautiful backdrop.