[REMINDER] Catch George Porter Jr. w/ Don Gallardo & Lilly Winwood | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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A true pioneer of funk thanks to his seminal ’60s and ’70s group The Meters (who remain intermittently active to this day), legendary artist George Porter Jr. has, over his six decade spanning career, cemented his legacy as one of the preeminent performers of his generation, prolifically weaving between high-profile session and collaborative work, several great post-Meters bands (and offshoot The Funky Meters), and, of course, a great solo career. George will bring his New Orleans funk and r&b to Nashville’s own Exit/In tonight, Aug. 23, and if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll want to make it one of the summer’s must-see shows! Tapped to support are Nashville singer-songwriter fave Don Gallardo and rootsy singer on the rise Lilly Winwood, and tickets are available here while they last! Find out more about the show below.

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Catch Johnnyswim, Mat Kearney, Amanda Shires, & Will Hoge | TONIGHT @ Live on the Green

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After an excellent season opener last week, Live on the Green is rolling on with some serious momentum, as the second week of the 11th season of the annual, free outdoor fest goes down tonight, Aug. 22 at Public Square Park. 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, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Steve Earle, Robert Randolph, American Authors, morgxn, Liz Cooper, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Brummies, Jukebox the Ghost, Illiterate Light, Wilder Woods, Creature Comfort, and more! After a great first night which included Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas, this week’s installment is set to include JohnnyswimMat KearneyAmanda Shires, and Will Hoge, continuing the four-act Thursday format adopted last year, before next week kicks off a supersized four-day finale across two stages (a slight change from the four week, three-day finale format in recent seasons).

Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and music will run from 5:45 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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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Common w/ Maimouna Youssef | TONIGHT @ The Ryman

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If you’re Gen Xer, you might primarily think of multi-faceted Chicago hip hop artist Common as an underground, profound alternative MC who came up under the moniker Common Sense. If you’re a millennial, you might first associate him with Kanye West, No I.D., and his breakout mainstream and award-winning LPs of the mid-00s. And if you’re apart of Gen Z, you might best know Common for roles in films like John WickSelmaThe Hate U Give, or Barbershop, in addition to commercials, award shows, activist causes, and more. Common is, undoubtedly, all of these things and more, with an impressive, evolutionary, and trailblazing career that has spanned over 25 years. At his core though, a musician is what Common has always remained primarily, and in support of his upcoming twelfth full-length, Let Love, we’re thrilled to see him make time in his busy schedule to tour, and doubly thrilled to see him make a long-overdue return to Nashville tonight, Aug. 22 for a headlining appearance at The Ryman, with support from collaborator and buzzy up and comer Maimouna Youssef, a.k.a. Mumu Fresh. Guaranteed to be one of the year’s best most essential events for fans of real deal hip hop, tickets are still available right here while they last! Read on for more about the show.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Alex Lahey w/ Kingsbury & Katy Kirby | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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After immediately hooking us in with her 2017 debut, I Love You Like a Brother, providing one of the best surprises of last year’s Bonnaroo, and delivering one of the year’s coolest, most underrated efforts in her latest, The Best of Luck Club, we’ve been dying to see Australian alt/indie singer on the rise Alex Lahey play a headlining show in Nashville. She’ll finally do just that tonight, Aug. 20 at Exit/In, for an outing that also includes one-time Nashvillian Kingsbury, whose synthy indie pop sound has made her another must-know artist on the rise, and local indie fixture Katy Kirby. Tickets are available right here, and we encourage you to snag them while they last, then read on for more about the show!

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REVIEW: Live on the Green ft. Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, & Lucie Silvas | 8.15.19 [PHOTOS]

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Live on the Green
w/ Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas
Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
August 15, 2019

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Andrew Ha.

Kicking off its eleventh season, the annual Live on the Green free festival series returned Thursday to Public Square Park, setting the bar high for yet another exciting year. With a headlining set from breakout blues-infused Texas rocker Gary Clark Jr., along with Canadian folk pop outfit The Strumbellas, buzzy British soul and folk singer Yola, and Nashville based, British born rootsy pop singer Lucie Silvas, week one, continuing the four act format adopted last year, featured largely touring acts, but ones very familiar and dialed into the Music City scene, and if the packed and diverse crowds were any indication, they were a wonderful fit for an inaugural show. In a slight tweak from reason years, Live on the Green is slated to now run three Thursdays instead of four, ending with an epic four-day affair (up from three), extending across two stages through the final Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We have performers like Grace Potter, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Lake Street Dive, Robert Randolph, Steve Earle, O.A.R., and Johnnyswim to look forward to, but, before we preview the exciting weeks ahead, take a look at our recap and photos from week one below!

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