Highlights of Events in Nashville for this Weekend and into the Next
Highlights of Events in Nashville for this Weekend and into the Next
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Belmont University - Trout Theater | April 1-10

The Musical Theatre department presents The Addams Family! The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this macabre new musical comedy.

Houston Station | Friday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
The fifth annual Big Yellow Bird Bash is for fans and supporters of Nashville Public Television, especially those who grew up watching programs like “Sesame Street” and are now raising children of their own. Come dressed in yellow – from formal to spirited ‒ for an evening of dancing; light bites by Bacon & Caviar; the signature “Big Yellow Bang” and other cocktails; and a silent auction. Pose for photographs on NowPlayingNashville.com’s Yellow Carpet upon arrival. Proceeds support NPT’s educational, cultural and civic programming.
3rd and Lindsley | Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Catch the culmination of Lightning 100's Road To Roo competition as Jess Nolan, Kid Freud, OJR and Roots of a Rebellion battle it our for a slot on the Bonnaroo stage.

Oz Arts Nashville | Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m.
OZ Arts presents the world premiere of New Dialect’s “Souvenirs.” Since their premiere performance within OZ Arts’ TNT series in 2014, New Dialect has attained an internationally-respected status for contemporary dance makers. Led by artistic director and Nashville native, Banning Bouldin, New Dialect returns to OZ Arts with fresh works and compelling collaborations. Featuring an original commission and live musical performance by acclaimed Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and composer/fadolin virtuoso Lev LJOVA Zhurbin, New Dialect premieres a new dance work for ensemble. Partnering with renowned guest choreographer Peter Chu, Bouldin then takes the stage with revered, Romaniain-born dancer Ana Maria Lucaciu in a duet made for the strikingly similar pair.
Grand Avenue | Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Dust off your dancing shoes and join FiftyForward as it celebrates its 60th Anniversary! Dancing Through the Decades will feature a DJ playing music from the 1950s Forward; a vintage car display featring a Rolls Royce, Cadillac El Dorado and GMC Pickup, heavy h'ordeuvres and beer and wine Casual attire, or dress as you would in your favorite decade.
Nashville Farmer's Market | Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Celebrate happy, healthy childhoods at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Families can enjoy bounce houses, crafts, games, and entertainment by local youth organizations, the Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, and much more.
Exit/In | Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m.
In 2013, Bombino made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of the album Nomad, which was recorded with 2013 Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.
Franklin Art Scene | First Saturday Art Crawl | Arts & Music at Wedgewood Houston
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Make a bi-county, artful weekend of it. Every month, galleries in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and the Wedgewood/Houston (WeHo) neighborhood opens their doors for all Nashvillians to experience a free art and music walk. The Franklin Art Scene on Friday nights includes dozens of sites dispersed through an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin. The free event celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, and provides both the novice and the art connoisseur an opportunity to see a sweeping variety of magnificent work–from blown glass to turned wood to mixed media and more. Over 1,000 people attend the First Saturday Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville, a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and upstairs in the Historic Arcade – all welcoming the community to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art. Minutes from downtown, WeHo, the site Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston, has dozens of venues, commercial galleries, artist-run studios, and coworking spaces exhibiting groundbreaking art each month. 
Various Venues | April 5-9
Tin Pan South is the world’s largest songwriters-only festival that focuses on the songwriter and his or her writing. Currently in its 24th year, the festival boasts 300+ songwriters and produces 90+ shows, over 5 nights, in 10 different venues throughout Nashville. Tin Pan South is produced by and benefits the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Bells Bend Outdoor Center | Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Spend the day at Bells Bend Outdoor Center for the 5th Annual Nashville Outdoor Recreation Festival & Expo. Participating retailers include Cumberland Transit, REI, and Sun & Ski Sports, Paddle Up Nashville, & Nashville Running Company with more being added every day. Adventure clubs and service groups will be represented. So come out and see the latest and greatest equipment. Ask questions from the pros!
Discounts and Presales
  • Full Moon Pickin’ Party 
Win Tickets to Upcoming Shows!
This week's Giveaways:
  • Tech N9ne (Thurs, 04/07) Exit/In
  • Earphunk (Sat, 04/09) Exit/In
  • The Rat Pack is Back (Sun, 04/10) Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • NPT Presents: Dailey & Vincent w/ Nashville Symphony (Tue, 04/12) Schermerhorn Symphony Center includes Meet-and-Greets
  • Coasts w/Knox Hamilton (Wed, 04/13) Mercy Lounge
  • Jethro Tull, as performed by Ian Anderson (Wed, 04/13) Ryman Auditorium
  • Rufus Du Sol (Wed, 04/13) Exit/In
  • Chris Botti (Thurs, 04/14) Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Old Crow Medicine Show plays Blonde on Blonde (Fri, 05/13) CMA Theater at CMHOF
Enter to Win
Tickets on Sale
  • Full Moon Pickin' Parties
  • Nashville In Harmony's Fiesta
  • Gregory Alan at Marathon Music Works
  • Celtic Thunder: LEGACY at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • The K-love Fan Awards at Grand Ole Opry House
  • Mudcrutch at Ryman Auditorium
  • Bill Maher at Ryman Auditorium
  • Stars for Second Harvest w/Craig Wiseman & Friends at Ryman Auditorium
  • PVRIS at Cannery Ballroom
  • In This Moment at Cannery Ballroom
  • WYE OAK at Mercy Lounge
  • AWOLNATION w/Death From Above at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
  • BOSTON: 40th Anniversary at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
  • David Bazan at Exit/In
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