5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. Live on the Green

Gary Clark

Thursday, Augst 15, 5 p
1 Public Square, Nashville

Live on the Green kicks-off its free concert series this week. Performing this week Lucie Silvas, Yola, The Strumbellas, and Gary Clark, Jr.

2. Grant Garland Band

Grand Garland

Friday, August 16, 9 p
GRAYS on Main
332 Main Street, Franklin

Grant Garland is a blues-jazz artist who has performed with or opened for B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Cropper, Melinda Doolittle, Margo Rey, Jimmy Hall, Mike Farris, Mike Zito, Jimbo Mathus, Charlie Wood, Jon Faddis, Bob Mintzer, Ike Stubblefield, Carl Saunders, Corey Osborn, Chris Vadala, Exile, Preston Shannon, and Jason D. Williams. Grant is an accomplished piano and guitar player.

3. Melissa Etheridge at The Ryman

Melissa Etheridge

Friday, August 16, 8 p
Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North, Nashville

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. In 2011 Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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4. Songwriter Round: Brooks & Dunn Hits at Country Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 17, 2 p
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Avenue, South, Nashville

In support of the new exhibit Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, all-star songwriters Bob DiPiero, Terry McBride, and Craig Wiseman will share their Brooks & Dunn hits and the stories behind the songs. DiPiero wrote the duo’s singles “Indian Summer” and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl,” as well as chart-topping songs for artists such as Vince Gill and George Strait. McBride, former frontman of McBride & the Ride, wrote more than two dozen songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn, including their hit collaborations with Reba McEntire—“If You See Him/If You See Her” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”—and “Play Something Country.” Wiseman wrote the Brooks & Dunn songs “Believe,” “Hillbilly Deluxe,” and “That’s What It’s All About.” His credits also include the Tim McGraw smash “Live Like You Were Dying.” Ford Theater.

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5. Stephanie Mills & Will Downing at Schermerhorn

Stephanie Mills
credit-Nashville Symphony

Friday, August 16, 8 p
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
One Symphony Place, Nashville

Two powerhouse vocalists come to the Schermerhorn for an evening of stunning ballads and sophisticated, soul-stirring hits. Stephanie Mills came to fame in The Wiz on Broadway, where she performed the memorable ballad “Home,” before going on to record smash hits like “Never Knew Love Like This Before” and “I Feel Good All Over.” With his rich baritone and versatile style, Will Downing puts his singular stamp on originals like “A Million Ways” and memorable interpretations of contemporary R&B classics like “I Try.”

PRE PARTY IN THE COURTYARD: Come early and party with Nashville’s own Dee Jay Q, who will spin your favorite classic old school jams. Get your groove on, grab a cocktail, and enter to win a FRONT ROW ticket upgrade for the concert. Pre-party starts at 6:30 pm in the courtyard.

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