File this under: holy random show announcement Batman! Pop punk pioneers New Found Glory, who passed through Mercy Lounge back in the spring for their first Music City show in five years, are set to play a special acoustic performance March 11 at the historic Franklin Theatre along with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri.
While it might seem completely out of the blue (yet completely awesome), given that the space only infrequently plays host to music, and almost never books punk, Raneri and at least a few members of the NFG crew currently call Nashville home. Moreover, NFG guitarist Chad Gilbert recently co-founded a series called Movie Guys, which will be hosting periodic film-related events at the Franklin Theatre, which Gilbert describes as being catered to people “who will see any movie no matter how bad or good for the sake of the experience of going to a movie with your best buds.” Sign. Us. Up.
Coincidentally, Movie Guys’ first event is happening tonight (Dec. 4), a sold out screening of Home Alone, complete with a holiday themed photo booth, a charity raffle, and more. The March 11 show, in addition to live music, will feature of screening of 1983 Francis Ford Coppola classic The Outsiders. Tickets can be had for $25-50, and seats are limited, so reserve your space for this incredibly unique and intimate affair quick, before it inevitably sells out. You can also follow Movie Guys on Instagram to keep up with future happenings!