The Weekendist: Mule Day Edition

Happy Mule Day! And tomorrow, happy Mule Day! Did you know that in Columbia, TN, just a stone’s throw away, it’s been Mule Day since March 30 – and will continue to be Mule Day until Sunday. The weekend is heavy with Mule-y events like mule pulling, knife auctions, mule parades, square dancing (hopefully not by the mules), clogging (ditto), and boy, could we go on and on. So uh, take a little field trip this weekend. And let us know how it is.


  • Southern Women’s Show. 10am-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday at the Nashville Convention Center. Tickets are $10 at the door.
  • Brian Regan at The Ryman. 8pm, tickets range from $35.50-$40.50.
  • Tin Pan South. 6:30pm & 9:30pm shows every night through the weekend.
  • Music City Mayhem. Doors at 4pm, show at 7pm, Yazoo Brewery. Lightning 100 has arrived at their Final Four in their Music City Mayhem contest between a whole bunch of local musicians. Maureen Murphy, Daniel Ellsworth, Parachute Musical and Moon Taxi will be playing at Yazoo tonight, and it’s free!
  • The Privates’ CD Release Show. 9pm at The Basement, 21+, $10.



  • Community Hymn Sing with the Nashville Symphony. 2:30pm & 7:30pm at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Laura Turner Hall. Jars of Clay, Wintley Phipps, Phil Keaggy and Heather Headley will join conductor David Hamilton and the Nashville Symphony for a community hymn sing this Sunday. Tickets start at $12.50.

Photo by chrischapman.