September 2014

Found 30 blog entries for September 2014.

Whether your notion of grape stomping conjures up cute memories of Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend in the old 90's movie A Walk in the Clouds, or of the iconic scene from the famous I Love Lucy “Grape Stomping” episode, those bold enough to brave the messiness are invited to experience traditional wine making as they stomp barefoot in competition against others in a tournament bracket-style competition. Those bold enough to brave the messiness are invited to experience traditional wine making as they stomp barefoot in competition against others in a tournament bracket-style competition. There will be up to five stomp heats, comprised of six teams each.The teams to collect the most juice at the end of a four-minute stomp will advance to the finals, where

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Nashville Oktoberfest in Germantown is back and better than ever with three days of celebration! Expect authentic German food, three stages with live music, a limited release Yazoo Oktoberfest brew, craft vendors and more. Best of all, it¹s free! Nashville’s 35th Annual Oktoberfest features delicious food from popular local restaurants and food trucks, a special Oktoberfest brew from Yazoo Brewing Co., three music stages, and more! Nashville Oktoberfest will be from Friday, October 10th through October 12th. Join thousands of others at this family-friendly German festival.

New this year will be VIP passes and pre-purchased wristbands for beer. They aren¹t on sale quite yet, but check back for pricing. Also, don't forget about the Germantown 5k Bier

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Nashville is home to the largest collection of European cars and motorcycles in the US. The Lane Motor Museum features more than 330 automobiles -- such as this 1923 model built by Czechoslovakian manufacturer Tatra as one of the first “people’s cars” envisioned by designer Hans Ledwinka. Lane Motor Museum features unique cars and motorcycles which date from the 1920s all the way up to modern day and feature a varied collection of microcars, amphibious vehicles, military vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, prototypes, one-of-a-kind vehicles and motorcycles. A great exhibit that the whole family can enjoy!

At Lane Motor Museum visitors are introduced to a broad variety of vehicles from Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Engineering, politics,

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The 6th annual Hank Thompson Trek and Treat will bring greater awareness of lung cancer, the nation's leading cancer killer, to the Hendersonville community through this extraordinary and festive family event on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Boulevard, Hendersonville, TN.

The Hank Thompson Trek and Treat is comprised of a 10K/5K Run/Walk, a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and the Goblin Gallop ­ a special 100 yard race for the younger children. The 10K and 5K routes are competitive events, with CASH prizes for overall top male and female and awards for the top finishers in each age division. All participants are invited to don family-friendly Halloween costumes in spirit of the October holiday as well.

The

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Enjoy an evening out that celebrates breast cancer survivors. The Heroes in Heels Fashion Show embodies one of the main goals of the YMCA's After Breast Cancer Program- to help survivors regain their beauty and confidence after the disease and medications to heal them wreak havoc on their bodies. This event will be held at The Factory in Franklin on October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Breast Cancer survivors will be modeling and walking the runway in celebration of their fight with cancer.  

Heroes in Heels celebrates a community of women that have banded together to take back control of their lives and want to share their story of survival with their friends and family. Dressed in the latest fashions, courtesy of Dillards, the models get their chance to shine

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First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo whose 2008 YouTube video cover of the song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes spread their name rapidly on the Internet, quickly allowing them to achieve world wide fame with their harmonious singing and country-influenced songs! Despite being Swedish, many music greats have lauded their skill and sound, and project that they may wind up being called some of Country Music's greats!

Their hit song, "My Silver Lining" has been performed all across the world as of fall 2014, and they've performed live on a variety of syndycated shows such as The Late Show With David Letterman and BBC's 6 Music Live! They've also been awarded the honor of playing in the Royal Albert Hall in London and performed for music

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Josh Turner is an American contemporary country music singer and actor who signed to MCA Nashville Records in 2003; that very same year, his debut album's title track, "Long Black Train", was his breakthrough single release. Now he's on tour to celebrate the upcoming release of his sixth album, the first single of which was released to country radio on September 1, 2014.

On Wednesday October 15, MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner will take the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium for the 17th annual Concert for Cumberland Heights. This fundraiser supports the private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction center Cumberland Heights’ John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult treatment.

Since 1996, the annual Concert for Cumberland Heights has raised more

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Boscos Restaurant has closed in Hillsboro Village after nearly two decades of serving locals and beer lovers of all ages; it's last day was Sunday, September 21. Jerry Feinstone, one of the restaurant's owners, called the move a business decision that comes amid challenges increasing sales after a decline during the Great Recession. 

When Boscos opened at 1805 21st Ave. in Hillsboro Village, it was Nashville's second brew pub. The opening came three years after a separate company with similar principals opened Boscos Germantown near Memphis as the first licensed brewery in Tennessee. The owners have stated that they intend to return to brewing in Memphis, focusing on a restaurant called Boscos Squared on Overton Square in that city and a production

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By the early 1980s, the Lower Broadway district was falling on hard times. The Grand Ole Opry had moved from the Ryman Auditorium to the Gaylord Complex at Opryland U.S.A., dealing a devastating blow to the downtown merchants who relied heavily on the traffic of fans, tourists, and music business folks who attended the Opry. As a result, Broadway saw it’s darkest days since the Great Depression. What was once a haven for country music stars and fans was now a flourishing district of adult bookstores, peep shows, and rundown honky tonks. During those years, this building was the home of Lynn’s Liquor Store. 
Then, in the early 90s, Robert Wayne Moore opened Rhinestone Western Wear, a western boot and apparel store. Having been in the honky tonk business

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Dollar General created the innovative hiring event, Paychecks for Patriots, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Military, Veteran Affairs and the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve... and with it, Tennessee has taken the lead in addressing unemployment among military service members, veterans, and spouses. This collaboration has brought some of Tennessee's leading employers with immediate job vacancies as a government/private sector collaboration.   

This year's event will be held at 10 different places across the state, including Nashville, and will take place on Thursday, October 9, from 10 am until 2 pm, at the Tennessee Titans Stadium. There will even be a live press conference! We

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