5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. A.R. Cash: Tribute to Johnny and June Cash

A.R. Cash

Saturday, November 30, 7:30 p – 10:30 p
Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro

Recently named 2017 International Tribute Artist of The Year, Aaron Prociuk is the real deal when it comes to performing a tribute to Johnny Cash. Growing up in the countryside of East St. Paul, Manitoba and inspired by the movie Walk the Line, Aaron taught himself guitar at the age of 15. While mastering the lead work of Cash’s original guitarist, Luther Perkins, he discovered he had a knack for singing Cash’s music. A.R Cash began in 2013 as a stylistically authentic tribute to Johnny Cash from the 1950s through the 1960s. With the addition of acclaimed country songstress Ashley Robertson to pay tribute to June Carter Cash, the group (now based in Nashville, TN) entertains enthusiastic audiences all while sharing the history of Cash’s early career. Together, Aaron and Ashley faithfully perform beloved hits like “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Wildwood Flower,” “Jackson,” and more.

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2. Music at The Frist with Barry and Holly Tashian

Barry and Holly Tashian

Friday, November 29, 6 p
Frist Center Cafe, 919 Broadway, Nashville

Frist Art Museum Cafe has a much-anticipated annual free Friday-after-Thanksgiving tradition: An evening with Barry and Holly Tashian and the superb Eclectic Five band. Barry and Holly Tashian (guitar, upright bass, and vocals) have toured worldwide and made numerous appearances on The Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion and many other international radio and television programs.

Their songs are recorded by Kenny Rogers, Solomon Burke, Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell, and others. In 1966, Barry and his band “The Remains” opened for The Beatles’ last American tour. From 1980-1989 Barry toured and recorded with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Since 1972, Barry and Holly have recorded 7 award-winning albums for Rounder Records, Copper Creek, and Strictly Country.  Al Goll (Dobro) is an adjunct professor of Dobro at Belmont Academy of Music and a regular performer and contributor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

3. Christmas 4 Kids Concert

Christmas 4 Kids

Monday, November 25, 7 p
Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville

Christmas 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that benefits hundreds of underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee announces performers for its all-star lineup, including ACM Award-winning songstress Jamie O’Neal, Olivia Ooms, Adley Stump, Phil Vassar, Matt Ramsey of Old Dominion, Lonestar, Eddie Montgomery, Craig Wiseman, Jeffrey Steele and more.

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4. Boy Named Banjo

Boy Named Banjo

Friday, November 28, 8 p
Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street, Nashville

Join Lightning 100 and Marathon Music Works as they salute our veterans with a live concert which will highlight & support Middle Tennessee Veterans & charities. Two Middle Tennessee Veteran Charities have been selected to receive proceeds from this event. Boy Named Banjo delivers  an energetic blend of rock, alt-country, and folk-pop that will keep listeners smiling, clapping, and dancing along

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5. “The Solider’s Song”

The Solider's Song

Saturday, November 30, 5 p and 7:30 p
Mockingbird Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

The Mockingbird Theater presents “The Soldier’s Song.” The show will be staged on the night of the 155th Anniversary of The Battle of Franklin which was fought on November 30, 1864. “The Soldier’s Song” is a celebration of the music of the American Civil War and is presented as a musical reader’s theatre work. Daniel L Johnson wrote and compiled this thought-provoking script with Wood Newton, who is a legendary, well-respected Nashville songwriter. The show features selected songs of the Civil War period, as well as four period-type songs that were written by Newton and Johnson. In the production, Newton portrays Sam Watkins, the renowned Confederate soldier from Columb

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