5 Concerts to Attend This Week

1. Iron Maiden at Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville
Monday, August 19, 7:30 p

IRON MAIDEN will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to Nashville on Monday, August 19.  The tour will cover 33 cities with a stop in Portland, Oregon, a place they haven’t visited since 1987. There are only a few tickets left to the show.

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2. Music of Elton John and Wine Pairings

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City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville
Tuesday, August, 20th, 8 p

Which goes better with a fine Napa Valley Cabernet – Mozart or Metallica? Join City Winery for a special Music & Wine Pairing with the music of Elton John. They’ll be pairing the music of the iconic star with 4 wines. This ticket is for general admission seating to the show, featuring the musical stylings of Elton John tribute band, The Rocketmen. Don’t miss out on a night of discovering the sensory connection behind wine and music.

THE ROCKETMEN are a Nashville-based group of four accomplished, strong and super-tight players/vocalists whose sole mission in life is to rock you with the timeless music of the legendary Elton John. Perry Barton (keyboards) is a longtime dedicated student of Elton’s unmistakable piano style. He also occasionally performs as a member of Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals. Chip Martin (guitar) is familiar to Nashville audiences as a member of Vinyl Radio and Penny Opera. He is also an accomplished writer, producer, and session musician.

Lance Hoppen (bass) is best known as a co-founder of the Pop/Rock band Orleans, who shared the Billboard charts with Elton with iconic hits like “Still the One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time.” Brady Spencer (drums) performs regularly with artists such as “Nashville” star Charles “Chip” Esten and is now a full-time member of the classic rock band Orleans. His innate feel for the work of EJ drummer Nigel Olsson is a huge part of The Rocketmen’s solid foundation.

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3. Common at The Ryman

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Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville
Thursday, August, 22, 7:30 p

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common (and previously known as Common Sense), is an American hip hop artist and actor. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. His first major-label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and moderate commercial success. Its popularity was matched by 2005’s Be, which was nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album.

Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside” (featuring Kanye West) (from Finding Forever), his first Grammy was awarded in 2003 for Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)” with Erykah Badu. His best-of album Thisisme Then was released on November 27, 2007. Common has also initiated a burgeoning acting career, starring significant roles in such films as Smokin’ Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, and Wanted.

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4. Judah & the Lion at Ascend Amphitheatre

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Ascend Amphitheatre, 310 1st Avenue South, Nashville
Saturday, August 24, 8 p

For Judah & the Lion, the last two years should’ve been the best of their lives as the Nashville band toured behind a powerful single and a genre-upending album, sharing stages with heroes and playing to oceans of fans. But as everything was coming together for them, singer-guitarist Judah Akers’ family was falling apart in a hail of alcoholism and affairs, death and divorce. From that tension comes Pep Talks, the trio’s third LP and a hard left turn into deeply personal terrain. Knowing they had something new on their hands, Judah, Brian Macdonald (mandolin), and Nate Zuercher (banjo) took their time crafting a set of songs that not only shores up their one-of-a-kind sound—a heart-pounding whirl of folk, bluegrass, rock, hip-hop, and electronic production— but takes the listener on a bracingly candid, surprisingly anthemic journey from the kind of pain that tears your whole world apart to the sort of hard-won hope that can bridge the deepest of rifts.

Just a few tickets remain, buy them here. 

5. Muscadine Bloodline with Jordan Fletcher

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Cannery Ballroom, One Cannery Row, Nashville
Saturday, August 24, 8 p

Muscadine Bloodline: There’s a new force making major waves in country music, Muscadine Bloodline. Proud natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. From the first time they took the stage, Nashville started talking… so now, with two Billboard charting critically acclaimed EP’s under their belt, it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. The duo’s reputation for high-energy live experiences has resulted in a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast. Charlie’s contemporary vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of 90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Movin’ On” and the aggressively anthemic “WD-40” stand as a testament to MB’s wide-ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.

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