Tomato Art Fest is coming up this weekend (starting tonight, actually), and we decided to help you get acquainted with the musical aspects of this year’s event. Things get started tonight at The Crying Wolf with the King & Queen Costume Contest & Concert, and that rolls right into the “Block Party” tomorrow night in Five Points. Saturday features four stages of music that will bring you pretty anything that your big heart desires. Read on for more info about all the Tomato haps.
TOMATO ROYALTY: KING & QUEEN COSTUME CONTEST & CONCERT | The Crying Wolf | 8pm | $20 to enter, Free To Watch | 21+
Per usual, the party gets started with the annual costume contest. The male and female (usually) winner with the most creative costumes will walk home with $200 each. There are judges who will anoint the winner (including our own Wes Davenport), but they will be using crowd reaction and response to pick, so bring your friends if you plan to enter this always fun event. Bonus: Heavy Sole are tapped to take us to the homestretch, and that’s the best way to keep this party going.
TOMATO ART BLOCK PARTY | Beyond The Edge Parking Lot | 7pm | Free | All Ages
9:30pm CHANCELLOR WARHOL :: 8pm MAJESTICO :: 7pm BUFFALO RODEO
Tons of you make the pilgrimage down to Five Points every Friday night. I’ve seen you there. I’ve partied with you there. So, why the hell wouldn’t you start your weekend with the likes of three of our favorite acts in Nashville right now? In a lineup rife with diversity, the Friday night set will bring you explosive alternative hip hop from the likes of Chancellor Warhol, righteous rock tunes from Majestico, and the swingin’ good times of Buffalo Rodeo. Have another listen to “Au Revoir” from Warhol’s stellar 2014 release Paris Is Burning below.
TOMATO ART FEST | First Tennessee Main Stage (Beyond The Edge Parking Lot) | 11am | Free | All Ages
8:30pm ELEL :: 7pm KINK ADOR :: 6pm MARQUEE MAYFIELD :: 5pm GARDENING, NOT ARCHITECTURE :: 4pm FANNY’S HOUSE OF MUSIC – “GIRLS UP LOUD” :: 3pm STEPHEN SALYERS :: 2pm ANDREW LEAHEY AND THE HOMESTEAD :: 1pm JEFFREY JAMES :: 12pm THE KIMBERLY WOLFF BAND :: 11am THE BEECH BENDERS
With a top to bottom lineup chock full of fun up and coming local bands, this Tomato Art Fest lineup is going to have a little something for everyone. Soulful voices like Marquee Mayfield lead to the summer anthems of Kink Ador, and fast exploding synth fueled pop of ELEL finish off the night; but, we guarantee those of you lingering around Five Points during your day drinking expeditions will find at least one new band that you won’t shut up about.
TOMATO ART FEST | Edley’s Second Stage (11th & Russell) | 10am | Free | All Ages
6pm RICHARD DUBOIS :: 5pm THE CUNNING :: 4pm THE DECADENCE :: 3pm RELEASE THE KID :: 2pm THE TWO TONES :: 1pm CHURCHYARD :: 12pm THE ENABLERS :: 11am KORBY LENKER :: 10am JUSTIN LEE DARLING
Edley’s is serving up more than a tasty variety of southern eats for Tomato Art Fest this year, they’ve brought on board a plethora of musical treats that will make you give thought to taking leave from your well-primed bar stool at the usual Five Points haunts. Blog favorites like The Cunning, Churchyard, and Korby Lenker are as good of a reason as to walk over there as to regulate your beer buzz.
TOMATO ART FEST | Muddy Roots Stage (12th & Woodland) | 10am | Free | All Ages
4pm RICHIE OWENS & THE FARM BUREAU :: 2pm JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS :: 12pm RACHEL KATE :: 10am GLADE CITY ROUNDERS
Well, lookie here! Our pals, Muddy Roots Music, who are constantly striving to bring good music to the people, have brought their little hoe down to Five Points for Tomato Art Fest. If you haven’t already, enter to win tickets to their Muddy Roots Music Festival here, and then head over on Saturday to get a small taste with their curated set, featuring four acts that embody everything that Muddy Roots is about.
TOMATO ART FEST | Fanny’s House of Music Porch (11th & Holly) | 10am | Free | All Ages
4pm THE SHELBY BOTTOM STRING BAND :: 3pm COLIN O’BRIEN :: 2pm JOHNNY CAMPBELL & THE BLUEGRASS DRIFTERS :: 1pm NICK WOODS :: 12pm ASHLEIGH CAUDILL :: 11am FARMER AND ADELE :: 10am THE JOHANNAS
Fanny’s supports local East Nashville musicians, and we should support them just like we do The Groove or Grimeys. Guitar Center and Musicians Friend may feel as easy as Amazon, but locals that know your name when you walk through the door are worth more than that small savings could ever bring.