Well, well, well, it appears as though things are starting to come together quite nicely and look a little brighter for everyone I know after a few wild months of storms, changes, and stormy changes. Before I get to the major highlight I want to selfishly share with you at the end of this blog, I do want to shed a little spotlight on some keynotes that deserve said spotlight.
First, there was/is the Parthenon. Recently, the Parthenon announced another set of new docent training classes. With classes taught by museum staff and local scholars, and Docent Training Class beginning on Saturday, September 22, you don't have much more time to sign up and ask for additional information of how YOU can become one of those official persons interested in learning more about ancient Greece, Nashville history and American art, and sharing that knowledge with others. If you are between the ages of 17 and 70 and would like to give tours to school groups and individuals, answer questions, give directions, and act as ambassadors for Nashville and the Parthenon, call 615-862-8431 or email email@example.com.
Secondly, if you are more of an artist and want to get your art on, know that Seed Space is inviting YOU to apply for a 2013 exhibition! They are interested, and not limited to, sound, video, installation or performance-based art that addresses themes of science and technology. The submission deadline is September 10th and they will notify applicants by October 1st about their choices.
Now for some love for some good people and friends …
First, a good man named Nate Woodall, who plays all sorts of instruments for all sorts of great musicians, is playing tomorrow, Tuesday night, at 3rd & Lindsley at 8:30pm with the group Colour of London. It is their first show in Nashville in awhile (they opened for Alicia Keys and Macy Gray last week) and they will be playing so great new songs. They will be sharing the stage with their friends Ferrier for the mere price of $7.
Secondly, you may already know that this week/end is going to have the Americana Music Festival all around town. There will be ample amounts of legendary and soon to be legendary musicians rocking out in every nook and corner within the city limits. I plan to get out to several, including the always fun Live on the Green (The Wallflowers headline this week while the amazing Dr. John funked us all out last week). If you can only make it out to one event of the Festival, I highly recommend you make the time to drop by Musician's Corner as always at Centennial Park. The mobile food court opens at 11am, beer & wine garden happy hour is from 2-3pm, and the main & acoustic stage music, Kidsville activities, and Dog of the Day is from 3-6pm. Oh, did I mention that Charlie Faye, Hoots & Hellmouth, and Sam Bush will be on the main stage. No, wait … don't let me forget about Ella Mae Bowen AND Carolina Story on the Lightning 100 acoustic stage.
And speaking of Ben and Emily Roberts of Carolina Story, they just released another single that you should have already and you just don't know it yet. It's no coincidence that their latest release is called "Gold" because that's exactly what they are. You can get it HERE. They are playing at Musician's Corner at 4:30pm and then high-tailing it over to the biggest party in town this Saturday.
The most fun you'll have all weekend, and that's a FACT, will be when you visit the GRAND OPENING Launch Party and public reception for East Side Story and Hello Boys any time between 5-11pm. The reception will feature a variety of books written by Nashville area authors, vintage clothing and accessories for men, live music, juggling acts, henna artwork, food and desserts, photo booths, caricature art, and local author signings throughout the night. Located in the 5 Points Collaborative in East Nashville, at 1108 Woodland Street, East Side Story and Hello Boys are creative additions to an already thriving artistic community. With Playing By Air with Jacob Weiss at 6:30, music by Carolina Story at 7pm, food by Las Paletas and Wrapper's Delight, and a variety of local authors doing book signings throughout the night, there will be everything but a dull moment to help make this Saturday one for the ages … or just the beginning of some great and wonderful things to come. See HERE for the Facebook invite page and share it with all your friends.
I hope you have a superb night and week ahead as always. Thanks for taking the time to read and share the above.
PS- Issues of NUMBER: 72 will make their first appearance in Nashville at the party at East Side Story this Saturday night in case you need another reason why to drop by all the fun. Number is the best! Check it out at www.numberinc.org.