Don’t Miss Comedian Ron Funches | TONIGHT @ The Basement East!

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Though he began performing standup over a decade ago in his adopted home of Portland, Oregon (after moving from Chicago as a teen, and before more recently relocating to Los Angeles), Ron Funches has only really exploded onto the national radar over the past few years. Hilarious, lovable, nerdy, and multifaceted, Funches appears frequently on competition comedy show @midnight, and was a writer and cast member on Kroll Show and series regular on Undateable before more recently landing a main role in short-lived NBC superhero comedy Powerless. With spots in films like Get Hard and Trolls, appearances on virtually every late night program, and festivals outings such as Bonnaroo, Ron’s celebratory only continues to rise, so it’s no surprise to see him on a headlining standup tour. It is a surprise, albeit a pleasant one, that Funches included a stop tonight, June 24 at The Basement East on his run, a room increasingly hosting more and more comedy, as Music City becomes a more frequent market for standup. Ron’s unabashed love for pop culture and laid back stoner demeanor make his comedy very easy to love, so you can’t go wrong grabbing tickets to the Funch-A-Mania Tour right here– just be sure to arrive ahead of the 7 p.m. start time!

Ron Funches will perform tonight, June 24 at The Basement East. The show is 18+, begins at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $22.

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See Lizzo, Big Freedia, Julien Baker, Alanna Royale, & More | June 24-25 @ Nashville Pride

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Held annually at the end of Pride Month, the long-running Nashville Pride Festival is an important celebration of our city’s LGBTQIA community, and has, since beginning with a parade in 1988, grown to become a huge and revelrous affair, complete with performances from big-name musical acts. This weekend, the festival returns to Public Square Park on June 24 & 25, and will again feature the annual Equality Walk, activities for attendees of all ages, hundreds of local venders, VIP areas and lounges, and, of course, a main stage for live music. Pride always hosts great artists, with past years boasting the likes of Vanessa Carlton, En Vogue, St. Lucia, and Betty Who, but this year might just have the festival’s coolest lineup yet, with 2017 performers LizzoConrad SewellBig FreediaLa BoucheCeCe PenistonTy HerndonJulien BakerEzra FurmanBright Light Bright LightAlanna RoyaleAJATrevor James Tillery, and more!

At just $10 for the weekend or $5 each day, general admission tickets are a steal, or, if you want the full experience, several VIP levels are also available, all right here. A fun and, of course, diverse festival that manages to find a very cool niche apart from larger June fests like CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, Pride is a must-see event no matter where you fall on the spectrum of gender or sexuality, and with a musical lineup this good, it’s the best year ever to join the celebration! Below, preview the full slate of main stage performers (with set times), and for everything Pride, check out the festival’s site!

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Sheryl Crow, Spoon, Portugal. The Man, Local Natives, More to Play Live on the Green 2017!

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Now in its ninth season, Nashville’s annual Live on the Green music fest is set to return Thursday, Aug. 10, spanning, as it has for the last several years, across four weeks, Aug. 17 & 24, ending with an epic three-day Labor Day weekend event Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Per usual, LOTG is all ages, totally FREE, and features a variety of local food trucks, craft beer, and more, with two stages (a new addition in 2015) of fantastic outdoor music in downtown Public Square Park. Additionally, a limited number of VIP and Backstage VIP tickets are available here, with perks like special access, private bathrooms, shaded viewing areas, and free food and drinks.

Last year’s lineup, which included Ben Harper, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, and Kurt Vile, set the bar incredibly high, boasting more performers than ever, but 2017 manages to match, with a massive slate of incredible acts, including some returning names!

Here’s who you can expect to see this season:

Sheryl Crow
Spoon
Future Islands
Portugal. The Man
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Local Natives
John Butler Trio
Dispatch
Iron & Wine
The Lone Bellow
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Real Estate
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The Record Company
Arkells
The Weeks
Minus the Bear
The Delta Saints
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Shel
Elliot Root
Paper Route
Goodbye June
Ron Gallo
Roots of a Rebellion
Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket)
The Whistles & The Bells
Jonny P
Guthrie Brown
Cordovas
Kids Fest with Mr. Steve

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Foo Fighters to Play Bridgetone Arena Oct. 23

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After the surprise recent release of epic single “Run,” and its hilarious accompanying music video, we knew the Foo Fighters were gearing up to make good on the promise of new music, and that tour news would inevitably be on the way as well. Today we got confirmations of both, and, lucky for us, the band are making their way back to Nashville sooner than expected!

Dubbed Concrete and Gold, the Foos’ ninth LP, a followup to 2014’s ambitious, city-spanning Sonic Highways, will arrive Sept. 15 on Roswell/RCA, and is described as a collision between some of the band’s more hard-hitting, rock extremities and nuanced pop sensibilities. In support of its release, they’re treating the west coast to an epic, Cal Jam day fest, then hitting the road for an arena tour, which brings them back to Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 23, where they last played almost exactly two years prior.

Tickets to the Foo Fighters’ return will go on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. CDT here, and Concrete and Gold is available for pre-order here. Watch “Run” and check out a full list of tour dates below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Rooney w/ Run River North & That’s My Kid | June 28 @ The High Watt

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Experiencing something of a second wind, LA’s Rooney, now effectively a solo vehicle for frontman Robert Schwartzman, are set to return to return to town June 28 for a performance at The High Watt, less than a year after their first Music City show in ages, itself part of a run in support of their first album in six years. The alt rockers are making up for lost time, however, with a new EP, El Cortez, set to drop in July, and for their Nashville return, they’re bringing along site faves Run River North and nabbing some local support from That’s My Kid. If you want to feel both nostalgia for their early ’00s beginnings while looking towards Rooney’s future, you can still grab tickets right here. Or, if you’d rather roll the dice, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan; read on for more about the show and enter below!

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