The Nashville Sessions
-By Becki Sessions
Well we FINALLY got what we asked for…warmer weather BUT what we didn’t ask for was a week of RAIN! No worries. “You can’t keep a good man down!” There is SOOOO much going on this week I can’t possibly know how to fit it all in but if you are looking to hear some great live music this week you will have no shortage of options. Here are a few recommendations for some fun things to do around Nashville March 13-19….
These first two are some of my favorites!
Catfish and the Bottlemen – March 14
“Catfish and The Bottlemen are a rock and roll band. Four lads with songs that are loud, explosive, sexy and young – and full of guitars. Songs about regular stuff, everyday tales of love and lust. What happens when the lights go down. All delivered with a bright-eyed charm which is all their own. Relentless touring has honed an explosive live performance which belongs on a big stage. Catfish and The Bottlemen are going places and want to take you with them…”
Get tickets HERE!
An Evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield will be at James K. Polk Theater in Nashville, TN – March 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Both Avett and Mayfield are ardent fans of Elliott Smith and his music, and with Mayfield in the opening slot of previous Avett Brothers concert dates, the two have performed Smith songs live together before. For this upcoming tour, the duo will be joined by bassist Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers). In addition to performing Smith songs from their album, Avett and Mayfield will likely sprinkle some solo selections into the set.
Here are some other awesome events happening this week and throughout the next month or two:
In the Round @ Bluebird Cafe – Nightly
Grand Ole Opry @ Grand Ole Opry House – Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Music City Roots @ Factory at Franklin – Wednesdays
Meghan Trainor @ Cannery Ballroom – March 20
Hozier @ Ryman Auditorium – March 14, 16, 17
Fleetwood Mac @ Bridgestone Arena – March 18
Boyz II Men @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – March 19-21
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Music City Irish Fest @ Music Row Roundabout & Demonbreun Hill – March 14
3/17 St.Patrick’s Day In Nashville – No matter whether you’re going out to drink green beer, to church, or both you can find plenty to do in Nashville on St. Patrick’s Day.
3/15 The Sing-Off – The Sing-Off has crowned Nashville-based Melodores the winners of Season 5. The Vanderbilt University a cappella group was the only collegiate group to be selected to compete this season on the show which launched a cappella sensations Pentatonix and Home Free onto the national stage. In addition to earning the $50,000 prize, the group has announced that it will be joining the upcoming national tour The Sing-Off Live! which includes a stop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium March 15th.
ARTS & CULTURE
Kenny Rogers: Through the Years @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – August 15-June 14, 2015
Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – November 14-May 2015
Paper, Thread, & Trash @ Nashville Public Library – December 6-March 28, 2015
Charles Brindley: Trees of Myth and Legend @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum – February 4-April 19
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents Death of a Salesman @ TPAC – March 12-March 28
Exquisite Nashville @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – March 13-July 5
NHL Nashville Predators Hockey @ Bridgestone Arena – September-April
SEC Basketball Championship @ Bridgestone Arena – March 11-15