- PSA: If you are leaving out of Nashville International Airport today, give yourself some more time as an estimated 26,000 people will be leaving town from the area’s two music festivals.
- Hundreds were treated this past weekend at CMA Fest for heat-related illness, though at least one reporter said that the numbers were no longer available per policy.
- A Mount Juliet man was found dead in his car at Bonnaroo, the 13th recorded death in the 17 years of the music festival — typically the result of heat-related illness or overdose. Police would not say his cause of death, though they do not suspect foul play.
- North Nashville, a historically black neighborhood that has received a raw deal from city planners on several occasions in the city’s history, is facing rapid gentrification in Nashville’s current housing “boom.”
- The standoff between Bird and the city has ended, with the company agreeing to suspend its Nashville operations until the Metro Council can establish regulations for the dockless scooters. The city impounded more than 400 scooters last week, in a move the company called unconstitutional.
- Deja Vu on Church Street is suing the city, its Metro Council Member and two nearby business owners for an alleged conspiracy to deny them a valet parking permit in an ongoing feud for the recently relocated strip club. Council Member Freddie O’Connell says that the denial stems from the club operating a stand without a permit previously.
- Nashville SC, the city’s soon-to-be-MLS franchise, beat an actual MLS franchise Colorado Rapids 2-0 at Vanderbilt Stadium Wednesday, extending their unbeaten streak to 8 and to advance to the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Their next tournament game will be against Louisville City on 6/20.
- We wanted to give a special shout out to former Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz on winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last Thursday night four games to one over the upstart Vegas Golden Knights. Trotz was the coach of the Predators for 15 seasons dating back to the franchise’s first puck drop.
- We’re not sure it’s safe to be at our local hookah bars, y’all.
- The median home price in Nashville is almost $300,000, in case you are keeping up with such things. The overall number of home sold is down slightly.
- New York Magazine has some commentary on Nashville’s urban core’s challenges to becoming more walk-able, though we would start with not blocking off every other sidewalk for a years-long construction project. The author sounds like he’s still mad about AllianceBernstein dumping the Big Apple for Music City.
- Nashville is facing a continued shortage of childcare options, with many parents joining waiting lists before they are expecting.
- Kid Rock is opening a bar downtown, adding his name to an ever-growing list of musicians (?) that have opted to do so in the past few years. It will be another one of those four-stories-worth-of-bar concepts as well.
- A midtown bar is in hot water with
the mob ASCAP for allegedly ignoring their attempts to get them to purchase a license to play music at their establishment. The performing rights organization is seeking up to $120,000 in penalties under copyright law.
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