Ripe, Jackson Bruck & the Dukes of Hume, & Walden to Play Grand Opening of Yee-Haw Brewing and Ole Smoky Distillery’s 6th & Peabody Complex Sept. 7

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If you haven’t yet heard, two East Tennessee local beverage staples, Johnson City founded brewery Yee Haw Brewing Company and Gatlinburg moonshine purveyor Ole Smoky Distillery, both who’ve had a presence in Music City and beyond for a long time, recently teamed up to jointly open a Nashville home base, a cool new SoBro complex they’ve dubbed 6th & Peabody. Located at 423 6th Ave S, the space will, of course, serve a full range of beer and moonshine from both brands, with a distillery, brewery, bar, tasting area, bottle shop, and merchandise, as well as space for live entertainment, a generous outdoor area, local food options, and more.

In celebration of the brand new space, 6th & Peabody will host a free, all ages grand opening party on Sept. 7, featuring live music from Boston based, dance-primed, funk-infused party outfit Ripe, local alt/indie rockers Jackson Brick & The Dukes of Home, and Athens based alt rock outfit Walden. You can find out more about the event (which appears to have some other non-musical activities set throughout the day) here, preview the performers below, and learn more about 6th & Peabody at the social media links at the bottom of the page!

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[REMINDER] Catch Brittany Howard w/ Becca Mancari | TONIGHT @ The Ryman Auditorium

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While careful not to call it a breakup, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard recently announced that she’s putting her famed southern blues rock group on hold for the time being, in order to try her hand at making music under her own name, with a forthcoming debut album, Jaime, set to arrive on Sept. 20. The most personal batch of songs she’s ever written, and an experimental departure from the Shakes’ sound, which feels at least partially influenced by other side projects Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, Jaime is, without a doubt, one of our most-anticipated releases of the year! In celebration, Brittany is set to embark on a national tour, including a stop tonight, Aug. 19 at The Ryman Auditorium, certainly the most fitting space in town to debut her latest musical chapter, along with fellow local favorite and collaborator Becca Mancari. Tickets are available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show below!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss The Hip Abduction w/ Artikal Sound System | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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If you’re a fan of vibey, rootsy, worldly, yet pop accessible tunes, brought to life by honed and jam-infused live performances, then Florida’s The Hip Abduction are definitely a group who should be on your radar. Out in support of brand new fourth album To the Ends of the Earth, the buzzy band are set to headline Exit/In tonight, Aug. 17, with fellow Floridians and eclectic reggae outfit Artikal Sound System tapped to support. Tickets are still available here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] M. Ward w/ Molly Parden | Aug. 24 @ The Basement East

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Versatile, genre-bending, timeless, and prolific, with a solo career spanning 20 years, prominent and beloved collaborative groups like She & Him and Monsters of Folk, and a seasoned run as a producer, songwriter, and composer, Portland’s M. Ward is, without a doubt, one of the indie folk scene’s most important modern fixtures. Still buzzing from last year’s great, personal latest LP What a Wonderful Industry, Ward is set to return to Nashville for the first time since an opening set with Jenny Lewis more than three years ago (and for the first time as a headliner in ages), Aug. 24 at The Basement East with local favorite Molly Parden. A must-see for fans of era-spanning, earnest indie folk, tickets are still available right here while they last! Or, if you’d rather try your luck, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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Live on the Green Kicks Off 2019 Season TONIGHT w/ Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas

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It feels like we were just bidding the 2018 season of Live on the Green farewell, but, here we are again, ready to kick off another exciting year of the annual free outdoor fest tonight, Thursday, Aug. 15 at Public Square Park. Adopting a somewhat condensed timeframe this year, Live on the Green will newly run for three consecutive Thursdays and culminate with an epic four-day, two-stage finale (a change from the four week, three-day format of the past few years, and a much more accelerated pace than the six week early seasons).

Once again boasting an exciting and stacked lineup, this season will feature performances from the likes of Grace Potter, O.A.R., Lake Street Dive, Johnnyswim, Matt Kearney, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Steve Earle, Amanda Shires, Robert Randolph, American Authors, morgxn, Liz Cooper, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Brummies, Creature Comfort, and more! This week’s inaugural installment is set to include Gary Clark Jr.The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas, with four artists a week the first two Thursdays, a change implemented last year, up from the three of seasons past. Clearly, LOTG is geared up to hit the ground running, and you can find out more about all four performers and why you absolutely don’t want to miss them, after the jump!

Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and music will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., and there will be plenty of food and alcohol vendors on site to meet your needs. Parking is $10 at the Public Square Park Garage below the festival site and $5 at Nissan E and F lots across the Woodland St Bridge, and various other garages and street parking options are available on the surrounding blocks (also, ride share is relatively simple with designated drop off and pick up spots). And finally, if you’re looking to up the ante on your LOTG experience, VIP tickets and backstage passes are typically available for purchase, however they generally sell out in advance. Find out more about this week’s installment below, and find out more about the entire season on Live on the Green’s site.

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