August 2014

Found 29 blog entries for August 2014.

The Nashville Sherion's Downtown location has recently finished construciton and renovation, and will be having an official opening ceremony and party! The event is sponsored by Avion Tequila, and will feature tequila tastings and tequila-based cocktails. Though the event doesn't have an entry fee, only the first 125 guests are guaranteed drinks, tapas, and gifts!

Sheraton Nashville Downtown's multi-million dollar transformation, first conceptualized by New York-based designer Anna Busta, has made the Sheraton unlike any other hotel in Nashville. Guests will not only experience brand new guest rooms, but a completely transformed lobby, reception area, wine bar, and meeting space. The entire renovation cost 25 million dollars. Pets are now allowed, and

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Broken Bells, the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton of Danger Mouse and James Mercer, are set to play in concert at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 29.

This announcement follows the release of the band’s prologue to their album-accompanying short film by the same name. “Part One: Angel and The Fool” lays out the blueprint for a mini epic chronicling the attainment of love. After the Disco follows up the 2010 self-titled debut which is on the brink of RIAA Gold certification after notching a release week. Billboard Top 10 slot. Burton and Mercer’s illustrious first effort was nominated for a Grammy award and ultimately helped solidify Burton’s most recent Producer of the Year win, one of his 17 nominations and five Grammy

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Craft Beer, Artisan Spirits, Local Music, Native Food and Tennessee-made goods will all be showcased Friday & Saturday, September 5th & 6th on the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. This year’s Festival will include more than 35 brewers from across the state!  Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Franklin, Sparta, Chattanooga, Tullahoma, Knoxville, Bristol, Kingsport, Maryville and Jonesborough all converge for this largest gathering of Tennessee brewers ever! The cost of admission will include admission to the Fair, a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited samples for the duration of the event. Admission for designated drivers will be available and will include complimentary N/A drinks. The festival will only be open to people aged 21 and over.  A portion of each

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Working for nothing but donations ($10 suggested) a great troupe of actors, musicians, directors, and other talented folk have been producing Shakespeare in Centennial Park for years! The time has come around again. 

Americana music infuses The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's 27th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Directed by Denice Hicks, As You Like It features songwriting legend David Olney in the role of Amiens, playing his own original songs written for the show. Music director Stan Lawrence leads an authentic old time jam band with players from the Musical Heritage Center in Pegram Tennessee. Inspired by the optimistic comedies of the 1930s, and set during the Great Depression, costumed ushers will invite the audience to join the actors

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Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine at regional heritage railroads across the country. He will be coming to speak kids at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum for two weekends: August 30th-31st and also September 6th-7th.

Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the

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Celebrate the Nashville Heritage Days at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation! Based off of an old-timey holiday meant to celebrate autumn's beginning, Heritage Days allows guests to see living history presentations, skilled artisans working at old-timey crafts, farm animals, live music, and more!

This popular living history celebration will feature more than 20 demonstrations including how to separate cream from milk and churn it into butter and how to make lye soap. With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier and how quilts were made to keep people warm during the cold winter months. After you tour the bottom floor of the historic house and visit the museum, stop by the gift shop to pick up a reproduction

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September 5 and 6, the renowned Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series will return to Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 5-6 for the third year in a row and 16th time overall with the Jack Daniel’s Invitational! This event will host the Legendary bull, Bushwacker, who will be bucking at the Saturday Nashville event! A longtime crowd favorite, Bushwacker will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2014 season: so this is his farewell tour. Amongst the Top 35 bull riders in the world will be Tennessee native Cody Nance, who has won two events so far this season (Tacoma Wash., and Fresno, Calif.) and currently ranks ninth in the PBR world standings. Defending PBR Nashville event champion and current No. 1 rider Guilherme Marchi is also expected to be in the

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The Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville's only country music mansion tour giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. The home, situated on the 136 acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery, the Pepsi Studio Gallery, Cafe Fontanella, Goo Goo Outpost, AdventureWorks Ziplines, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville's premier destinations. They offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek.


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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band. They're performing with rising superstars Shoven and Rope at the Woods at Fontanel!

  • Date: August 23, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Capital Cities

Live on the Green brings Bonnaroo stars Capital Cities in Public Square Park on

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This exhibition traces Warhol’s engagement with floral images throughout his career, beginning with a group of his earliest commercial illustrations, drawn in the 1950s, and his creation of the Flowers series in 1964, to photographs, paintings, and screen prints through 1986 before his untimely death the following year. The development of Warhol’s career can be seen in the progression from the delicacy of the early illustrations to the boldness of the 1964 series to the tension between the beauty and banality of the photographs and prints late in his career. 

Warhol next exhibited theFlowers paintings in Paris with the Galerie Ileana Sonnabend in May 1965, again selling very well. Dejected by what he perceived as a lack of adventure and discernment by

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