5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. William DuVall of Alice in Chains

William DuVall

Thursday, October 31, 8 p
City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville

Few musicians have had a career as artistically diverse and successful as Alice in Chains frontman, William DuVall. From forming legendary Atlanta hardcore band Neon Christ as a teenager in 1983 to his tenure with west coast power-punk titans BL’AST!, his cutting-edge early-nineties work with rock/jazz/experimental group No Walls, co-writing the 1995 worldwide pop radio smash, “I Know,” for Dionne Farris, his role as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer for early-2000s underground rock heroes, Comes With The Fall, all the way to his 2016 supergroup collaboration, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, with Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), DuVall has carved out his unique place in the firmament for over thirty-five years. And all of the aforementioned highlights are in addition to the Grammy-nominated albums and numerous world tours he’s done with Alice in Chains.

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2. The Avett Brothers at Bridgestone

Avett Brothers

Friday, November 1, 8 p
Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

An Evening With The Avett Brothers presented by Lightning 100 is coming to Bridgestone Arena on Friday, November 1, 2019.  The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major-label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was followed by Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY® nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY® nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD.

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3. Nirvanna: A Tribute to Nirvana


Friday, November 1, 8 p
Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville

Nirvanna – A Tribute to Nirvana LIVE at Mercy Lounge. NIRVANNA is now the #1 tribute to the greatest grunge band of all time, NIRVANA. They recreate NIRVANA’s iconic look and sound flawlessly. Don’t miss out.

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4. Meg Williams at Mockingbird Theater

Meg Williams
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Friday, November 1, 7 p
Mockingbird Theater, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

Meg Williams performs frequently at venues across the country with her band, Meg Williams Band, as a solo/duo act, and as a guitarist for other artists. She recently competed in the 2019 International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN), representing the Kentucky Blues Society, and was the house band director for the Women in Blues Showcase during the IBC’s. Meg has additionally performed main-stage at the 2018 Venice Blues Festival (Venice, FL), RedGorilla Music Festival (Austin, TX), Blues Radio International during the BMA’s (Memphis, TN), Knoxville’s WDVX Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival Festival, & Loretta Lynn’s Ranch as an artist, and performed at Cheyenne Frontier Days & CMA Fest as a guitarist for other artists. Meg is set to perform at the 2019 Tall City Blues Fest in Midland, TX.

The concert will also feature Terry “Goose” Downing and Laura Rabell.

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5. Jazz on the Cumberland

Sunday, November 3, 5:30 p
Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street, Nashville

Join in for the exciting 8th season of our Jazz On The Cumberland Concert Series Sunday, November 3rd. There will be live Performances by area local, regional, and national acts each month.  This free, family-friendly concert series are held on select Sundays May thru November. It’s located on the riverfront at the Nashville Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St. beside the Titans Nissan Stadium, with convenient $5 parking in lots R&T. They will have a great variety of delicious food trucks, sweet treats, ice cold beverages, a kid’s fun play zone, giveaways, and more. Bring your lawn chair or favorite blanket and kick back, relax, or dance with area residents, tourists, and music aficionados alike.