The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
Best of Nashville 2017 (Nashville Scene)
The very best restaurants, shops, bars, artists, bands, people and more, decided by Scene editors and readers.
Is Nashville an arts city? Yes. (The Tennessean)
Whatever the drive, Nashville’s nonprofit arts and culture industry has quietly become a money-making and productive powerhouse, producing $429 million in annual economic activity in Davidson County, supporting 14,277 full-time jobs and generating $51 million in local and state government revenues.
Music City Cares Fund Gets Boost From Starbucks Foundation, Sends More Grants (The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee)
One of the world’s most established brand names has joined in our nationwide relief efforts for victims of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Quiet Mentor (The Atlantic)
The late Nashville Scene editor Jim Ridley made everyone around him better, and took little credit for himself.
Kidsville to Spread Mission with Family Festival (NowPlayingNashville)
The popular Kidsville will expand its programming this year with a Family Festival on October 14.
“Nashville” by Tiana Clark (The New Yorker)
“is hot chicken on sopping white bread with green pickle / chips—sour to balance prismatic, flame-colored spice / for white people.” So begins Nashville poet Tiana Clark’s powerful poem, “Nashville,” in The New Yorker.
Nashville musicians play benefit for Las Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Musicians came together for “Nashville Gives Back: A Benefit Concert for Vegas” on Monday in Nashville, Tenn.
Margo Price, Nashville Outsider, Tells It Like It Really Is (The New York Times)
Margo Price has mined hardship in her personal and professional life for creative inspiration. “The struggle is who I am,” she said.
The Southern Festival of Books Offers Something for Every Reader (Nashville Scene)
The annual festival takes place this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library downtown.
Kenny Rogers to receive star on Music City Walk of Fame (WSMV Nashville)
Superstar Kenny Rogers is going to be the next name added to the Music City Walk of Fame.
Nashville Symphony: Accelerando (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando, established in 2015 in partnership with MNPS (Music Makes Us), Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Conexión Américas, and Choral Arts Link, with support from Nissan and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, recently announced its second cohort of young students, eager to explore and develop their musical skills under the mentorship of some of Nashville’s best classical musicians.
Artober Weekly Roundup | October 2 – 8 (NowPlayingNashville)
Held each October, Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Get your posts listed in the Artober Weekly Roundup by tagging #ArtoberNashville in your socials.