5 Concerts to Attend This Weekend


To start your week, let’s look ahead to the weekend. In Music City, there’s something for everyone from Korn to the long tradition of the Grand Ole Opry. Here are five concerts to attend this weekend.

1. Future Thieves -Stop Light Observations- C2 & The Brothers Reed

Future Thieves

The Basement East, Friday, July 26 8:30 p
Future Thieves: Future Thieves came to Nashville to rock. You hear it in the first seconds of the first track of their first album. Horizon Line, available now on all major digital media.
Stop Light Observations: John Keith Culbreth (aka Cubby), while peacefully sleeping after a classmate’s musical performance, an entity presented itself to Cubby—the entity presented itself as God. “It was the most vivid dream I had ever had,” says Cubby. “It felt so bizarre.” “God” spoke to Cubby. It told him to contact his classmate, Will Blackburn, and come together to create music. Cubby obliged, Blackburn agreed, and the band proceeded to practice for over a year, never playing a show
C2 & The Brothers Reed: Hailing from Kentucky with a sound as unique and smooth as the state’s beloved bourbon, C2 & The Brothers Reed’s authenticity shines – in their music, and on stage. Forming in 2013, the brothers hit the road to spread their sound and haven’t looked back.
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2. Korn & Alice in Chains North American Tour

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Bridgestone Arena, Friday, July 26, 6:30

Korn and Alice In Chains with special guests Underoath and Ho99o9 are coming to Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 26, 2019 for one night only. Since forming, KORN has sold nearly 40 million albums, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.  KORN’s most recent LP, 2016’s THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, built upon the band’s  remarkable history with a return to the dual-guitar dynamic that first fueled their music, and earned the group their 10th GRAMMY® nomination.  KORN are currently in the studio finishing up work on their widely anticipated follow-up to THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, which will be released later this year.

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3. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison’s Beautiful Lie Tour

Bruce Robison Kelly Willis
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Franklin Theatre, Friday, July 26, 8 p

In regards to the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison lands at the top of the heap. His songwriting turned the heads of some of the industry’s biggest artists and took them to the top of the charts (Dixie Chicks’ No. 1 version of “Travelin’ Soldier,” George Strait’s recording of “Wrapped” and the beautiful Tim McGraw/Faith Hill rendition of “Angry All The Time,” to name a few).

With rockabilly roots and a heartache-meets-honky-tonk voice, Kelly Willis has been labeled a country ingénue. As a new traditionalist singer/songwriter, her tunes effortlessly combine the storytelling and strings aspects of country music and the driving force of rock.

The husband-wife duo come together again on stage following their new album, The Beautiful Lie, set to release June 2019.

Just a few tickets remain, buy here. 

4. Tyler Ramsey and Carl Broemer

Mockingbird Theater

Mockingbird Theater, Saturday, July 27, 8 p

Tyler Ramsey: (formerly from Band of Horses) has been praised by NPR, Stereogum, WNYC and The Huffington Post, Ramsey is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and percussion, but is best known as a talented finger-style guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Carl Broemel: He currently plays guitar, pedal steel guitar, saxophone and sings back-up vocals for the Louisville, Kentucky band My Morning Jacket. He played guitar in the pop/rock band Old Pike and in the alternative pop/rock band Silvercrush.

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5. Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry Ricky Skaggs
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Grand Ole Opry House, Saturday, July 27, 7 p

If you’ve never experienced the Grand Ole Opry, you have to visit it at least once. The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Unlike a typical concert, the Opry presents eight or more artists on each show, giving the audience a sample of each artist’s musical style. The lineup for Saturday night includes Crystal Gayle, Jeannie Seely, The Whites, Mason Ramsey, Darin & Brook Aldridge, and William & Rae.

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