5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. The Black Lillies

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Friday, November 22, 8 p
Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres. They are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts with their latest album Stranger to Me debuting at #5 on the Billboard Folk/Americana chart, #9 on the Billboard Current Country chart, and #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

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2. The Last Waltz Event

Saturday, November 23, 8 p
Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

This inaugural holiday event captures the excitement of The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert with some of music’s biggest stars including Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Nathaniel Rateliff, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Don Was, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Dave Malone, Bob Margolin, Terence Higgins and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns. This once in a lifetime concert event includes a rare, very special appearance by music icon Robbie Robertson of The Band.

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3. Strange 90’s Nashville

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Saturday, November 23, 8 p
Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street, Nashville

Strange 90’s is a fully immersive experience that creates strange supergroups to perform the anthems of the 90’s in a venue designed to recreate the atmosphere of the time. Fans are encouraged to get the flannel out, throw on a Jennifer Aniston or Kurt Cobain wig and enter the time warp for this pre-digital-aged splendor of music‘s most exciting decade. When you’re not watching your favorite rock-stars performing your favorite songs, explore the 90’s playland with a Saved By The Bell Pop Up diner, fully immersive virtual reality world, a live graffiti art mural and more. Confirmed performers include Sean Fuller of Florida Georgia Line, Leah Nash from Sixpence None The Richer, Judas Priest, Eagles of Death Metal, The All-American Rejects, Lit, Relient K, 3 Doors Down, Dez Dickerson from Prince and The Revolution and more.

All proceeds will go to Nashville organization The Beat of Life, providing therapeutic songwriting and music programs with the most talented musicians teaching children and inmates how to write and perform music as a preventive and coping mechanism.

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4. Amy Speace: Me and The Ghost of Charlemagne Album Release

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Thursday, November 21, 7 p
City Winery, 609 Lafayette St, Nashville

A modern folksinger whose music nods to the genre’s 1970s glory days, Amy Speace has spent two decades chronicling the high marks, heartbreaks, and hard roads of a life logged on the road.

Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne finds Speace focusing on the other side of that so-called dream. The real side, filled with an ever-shifting balance of struggle and joy. Produced by longtime collaborator Neilson Hubbard and recorded during the final weeks of Speace’s pregnancy with her first son, Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne captures Amy Speace at her most nakedly honest, with sparsely-decorated songs that double down on her larger-than-life voice and detail-rich songwriting. It’s an album about the colliding of dreams and reality, full of characters making sense of their lives when something is lost and then found.

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5. Skizzy Mars with Yoshi Flower and Zaia

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Wednesday, November 20, 8 p
EXIT/IN, 2208 Elliston Place, Nashville

Skizzy Mars: The New York-born rapper, songwriter, and artist documents a remarkable trip to the brink and back. The wisdom accrued, perspective gained, and experience earned enrich his vulnerable, vivid, and vital take on hip-hop.

Yoshi Flower: Yoshi Flower is an anti-pop anti-hero. The singer-songwriter-producer’s debut independently released single, “Movies,” earned early praise from iD and Billboard with FADER calling Yoshi’s sound, “effectively early Lana Del Rey except if her partying involved EDM.”

Zaia: Zaia is a 21-year-old Atlanta native following his dreams through the rhythm of his own time and sound. Growing up in Atlanta, Zaia was surrounded by a blend of music, art, and culture from many different time periods.

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