5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. Toto Tribute at Hop Springs

Past Ii Present

Saturday, September 7, 7:30
Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro

Past II Present is the ultimate Toto Tribute Band. You’ll hear all of your favorite Toto hits such as Hold The Line, Rosanna, Africa and more. The live experience also features various hit songs that were written by Toto members and recorded by other successful artists such as Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs, The Tubes and others. With over 30 years experience you will encounter a masterful recreation of the music we all love while telling the backstories of their moments together and the rich history and influence Toto has brought to the world of music.

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2. Music at the Frist with Choro Nashville

Choro Nashville

Friday, September 6, 6 p
Frist Center Cafe, 919 Broadway, Nashville

Attend this free concert at the Frist. Choro Nashville is an acoustic music group dedicated to the century-old Brazilian music known as Choro or Chorinho, which today still influences much of Brazil’s best-known music. Choro is often compared to American ragtime music, with a mixture of improvisation and composition played to an energetic and syncopated rhythm.

3. Brooke Allex: EP Release with Ellrod & Lord Goldie

Brooke Alexx

Friday, September 6, 8 p
Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville

JoCo Shows & HOUSEQUAKE Productions present Brooke Alexx: EP Release Show w/ Ellrod & Karizma aka Lord Goldie on September 6th at Mercy Lounge. Brooke Alexx: Show-stopping, head-turning, powerhouse pop singer Brooke Alexx is no stranger to the stage. Fostered by a childhood career in musical theater, Brooke’s voice is notable in strength and range while cutting clear through the noise with her vibrant, velvety undertones. Influenced by artists like Tove Styrke, Charli XCX, and Taylor Swift, the Nashville transplant is writing radio-ready earworms and diving head-first into the explosive, effervescent synth-pop sound she was always destined to have. Bridging hard work and natural-born talent, Brooke is on a mission to make her name known in the ever-expanding pop landscape.

Ellrod: Singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Tampa. Pop and hip-hop in Nashville. Lord Goldie: Born & raised in Nashville, TN- Lord Goldie aka Karizma is a rare breed who continues to provide great content. She released her first project “Built 2 Last” in 2014 & hasn’t looked back since. She released part 1 of an EP series called ADHD (Another Dollar Hustlin Daily) the following year. She released visuals “Day By Day” & “Like I’m Broke” on YouTube. Her latest EP “Trap Conscious” is available on all streaming platforms.

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4. Marbin with Opener Ben DeLaurentis 


Thursday, September 5, 8 p
City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville

MARBIN is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained hundreds of thousands of devoted fans all over the world and has sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released seven albums: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), Aggressive Hippies (2015), Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016), and Israeli Jazz (2018). Marbin regularly plays in clubs all over the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world.

Ben DeLaurentis is a singer-songwriter from Lynchburg, Virginia whose warm tones and heartfelt lyricism create an authentic, intimate experience for the listener. Liar for a Muse is DeLaurentis’s debut solo album after releasing three records with his band Steal The Prize.

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5. VIIV with Nathan Fouts at Mockingbird Theater

Nathan Fouts

Friday, September 6, 8 p
Mockingbird Theater, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

VIIV with Nathan Fouts, Seddy Mac, Ryan Tucker, and Hew G at the Mockingbird Theatre.

Nathan Fouts: A Nashville native, Nathan Fouts broke the mold of his classical training as well as the city’s musical roots, and set out to make a mark in the hip hop world. He began writing songs at age 14 and free-styling in the stairwells of his high school. After a short stint at UMiami’s Frost School of Music, he performed his hip hop creations at Miami EDM clubs and acoustic songs at local bars before returning to his hometown to record. His versatile vocal abilities can earn him a spot in a Broadway musical, a gospel choir or a Frank Sinatra tribute, but his heart lies in the poetic story-telling of the hip hop/rap genre. His ability to speak to his generation through his considerate, heart-felt words and his rhythmical beats makes him a contender in the music world. In 2018 Nathan created Cake Records with his team and is looking forward to releasing new projects with Cake.

Ryan Tucker: Proof that it’s possible to be a goon and love people at the same time. Product of old school Hip-Hop/RnB. Born in Northern VA, living in Nashville, TN.

Hew G: Hew G. is an independent hip hop artist, producer, and dancer out of Nashville, TN.

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