It’s finally the long weekend, and we’re celebrating at Nashvillest headquarters. The highlight of our normal Fri-Sat-Sun weekend is going to be the Hands Together In Flatrock Music & Arts Festival from 11am-8pm on Saturday. It’s been flying somewhat under the radar, but the list of performers, artists and vendors is unique and impressive. The entire purpose of the festival impressed us, too:
“The mission of the Hands Together In Flatrock Music & Arts Festival is to provide a family oriented one day festival that reaches out to both the older residents of Flatrock as well as the new immigrant families to encourage interaction, greater understanding, and tolerance among the residents of Flatrock. This festival will showcase the unique cultural mix, as well as the history of the neighborhood, to the greater Nashville area through a diverse mix of music, arts, and food.”
We’re all about it – culture, arts, music, food, interaction, diversity and tolerance. Saturday is going to be a good day. But the rest of the weekend is a little sparse on the entertainment side. We suggest you hit up a movie, there’s a lot of great films showing at the Belcourt. And there’s always Indiana Jones, so you’re not that person who hasn’t seen it (that would be us).
Hands Together In Flatrock Music & Arts Festival: 11am-8pm at Coleman Park off Thompson Lane. We’ve already expounded on this one pretty thoroughly, so we’ll spare you the details again.
Journey’s Backyard BBQ: 11:45am-7pm at the Cool Springs Galleria. Nashvillest went to this one last year, and it was intense. If you can manage to stand your ground against the hundreds of middle schoolers on skateboards, it can be a good time (also, plan on staying out of the mall). It’s like a mini-heaven on earth if you’re into extreme sports, and if you’re not you might enjoy the free big-name concerts from the likes of Ludo and Angels & Airwaves.
Opry Plaza Parties: These run every Saturday through July 25 at the Opry House, beginning at 5:30pm. Quality free entertainment, with food and drink also available. If there’s one thing our city does well, it’s free live outdoor entertainment in the summer.
Bell X1 with Brooke Waggoner & Steve Poltz: 8pm at 3rd & Lindsley, $10. Brooke is Nashvillest’s current local favorite, and we highly recommend her music. She’s giving away her EP Fresh Pair Of Eyes for free, so download it, love it, go to the show.
Photo by smithereen11.
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