Hello again, my friends. I'm here today to let you know about some momentous events and people in our dear village of Nashville. I'll just get right to it and save you some time.
Without a doubt, the place you need to be tomorrow night is Fat Bottom Brewing Co. (900 Main Street). You need to be there just before 7pm so you can get a seat for the best show in town. At 7pm, another round of East Side Storytellin' will go down and you want to be there. The local author Mike Pentecost will be on site reading from his cool book called Bus People, and there will be a music set like none other from Dave & Dave of The Coal Men (http://thecoalmen.com). There will be food, drinks, merch, readings, music, art prints, BEER, and good people all around. It is FREE to attend. So like I said, get there early and prepare yourself for awesomeness.
Side note, also tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20th, if you go to www.youtube.com/thesmokingflowers, you can check out the video release/premiere of The Smoking Flowers' latest hit "Something I Said" from their recent album called 2 Guns. It's a must listen and have … trust me.
And keeping with the theme of good people and good music, The Smoking Flowers will be the main headliner at Music City Roots at The Loveless Barn and will probably tear down the roof of the place. At 7pm, Scott and Kim will be the featured artist and celebrate their official world wide release of their tremendous album called 2 Guns. If you can't make it in person, listen to the airwaves and/or broadcast at http://musiccityroots.com/live-stream. Seriously, you can see from the above paragraph with their new video and this here epic performance, The Smoking Flowers are a band you really should and want to know. So get with them starting today! Also if you can't make it to Music City Roots and have to stay closer to the East side of town, by all means check out Jacob Thomas Jr., Kim Logan, and The Lonely H performing from 6-10:10pm at the Native: Sunset Sessions at the East-Centric Pavilion. There is NO Cover, free bits from The Pavillion and cheap drinks from Fat Bottom (if legal of course). It's a great way to be close to cool on a hot afternoon.
Fast forward to Saturday, and aside from visiting all of the amazing art galleries around town, you might want to see an amazing art show out of town if you find yourself close to Memphis. With 5 artists selected by Nashville's very own & guest curator Wallace Joiner, the closing reception for Street Art at Gallery 363 will be an event filled with tons of fun. It is from 2-4pm, and gives you just enough time to hit the interstate and come back home to hear some good poetry before going to bed. What poetry do I speak of? Well, I'm glad you asked. It be the poetry at 8pm at Dino's Bar at 411 Gallatin Road. With the likes of Dale Ray Phillips, TJ Jarrett, Will Miller, and the hands down best poet in the land Ben Burr (in my humbled opinion), it will be quite the party. For real, get your butt over to Dino's and listen to some people drop some proper knowledge and language all over the place. It sounds dirty, but it's not. It's a good, old-fashioned time for one and all of legal age to get in.
Sunday, it's kinda more of the same in the literary scene. Over at Fannie Mae Dees, Blakemore Avenue at 24th Avenue South, there will be a Poetry Pot-luck and Cook-out with Honest Lewis and DNR. Any time from 3-11pm, Dragon Park will be the place to bring a snack and some words to contribute (an instrument or two if you have that too), and everyone can have a great family friendly time. I'll let you dive on into the discussion and RSVP for yourself at the following: https://www.facebook.com/events/147110028824182/?ref=2.
But saying all that has made me tired. I need to prepare myself to take full advantage of the week ahead. I hope you do the same. Have fun and remember to be nice to one another … and listen to The Smoking Flowers, why don't ya!?