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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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 23-25

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In the summer malaise that tends to occupy us between festival weekends, the amount of awesome music around town this weekend came as a bit of a surprise while we thought all eyes were going to be on Pride.  Despite the massive planned events downtown, there are also a few exciting album release shows, buzzy touring rockers, solid in-stores, and more than one legend performing this weekend.  There is plenty for everyone in this week’s edition of TWiN.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Foxtrot & The Get Down and Kiernan McMullan | 6.13.17 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Foxtrot & The Get Down, Kiernan McMullan
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
June 13, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Nolan Knight.

Our long-running, free, bi-monthly Acme Feed & Seed showcase series was rocking extra hard on June 13, thanks in no small part to Philly based six-piece Foxtrot & The Get Down, who are touring nationally in support of their new record, Roots Too Deep, record right here in Music City with local indie label American Echo Records. In the middle spot was the extremely talent local singer songwriter Kiernan McMullan, plus we kicked the night off with a live DJ set care of Acme Radio. Read on for a full recap of all the action, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Nolan Knight.

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No Country Presents: The Outer Vibe & Kelly Ruth | Tuesday, June 27 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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The summer of 2017 is in full swing, as we continue to roll through festival season, and our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed is still going strong. We’re officially settled into our new format that includes rotating DJ sets ahead of our usually two-band bills. Our next gig will take place Tuesday, June 27, and it will feature indie dance-pop outfit The Outer Vibe and talented singer songwriter Kelly Ruth, plus a DJ set when things kick off at 7 p.m. Read on for a full preview, and we hope to see you at the show!

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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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