5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. Snarky Puppy at the Ryman

Snarky Puppy

Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville
Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 p

An acclaimed fusion-influenced jam band, Snarky Puppy has built a loyal following with their adventurous blend of jazz, rock, and funk. Led by bassist Michael League, the band emerged in the mid-2000s and garnered buzz with albums like 2006’s The Only Constant, 2010’s Tell Your Friends, and 2013’s Family Dinner, Vol. 1, which took home the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for their cover of the Brenda Russell song “Something” featuring singer Lalah Hathaway. More accolades followed, including further Grammy Awards for 2015’s Sylva and 2016’s Culcha Vulcha.

Buy tickets here. 

2. Pilgrimage Music Festival at Harlinsdale

Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin
Saturday, September 21- Sunday, September 22

The 2019 schedule boasts two days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheater’s picturesque backdrop with performances by Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, +LIVE+, Jenny Lewis, Lauren Daigle, Phosphorescent, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Better Than Ezra, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Rayland Baxter, Justin Townes Earle, The War And Treaty, The Wild Reeds, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Adia Victoria, Molly Tuttle, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Caroline Rose, Devon Gilfillian, Lucie Silvas, Stephen Kellogg, The Dip, Cedric Burnside, Songhoy Blues, Kacy & Clayton, The Watson Twins, J.P. Harris, Chloe Gendrow, Anna Rose, Vincent Neil Emerson, Mando Saenz, Anna Shoemaker and many more.

One-day and two-day tickets are still available here. 

3. September Sundown at Centennial Park

Musicians Corner

Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Thursday, September 19, 5 p

Musicians Corner returns to Centennial Park for the annual September Sundown series. Join in on Thursday, September 19 in partnership with Americanafest for more free music, food truck, The MC Pub, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

5:00 p – Amilia K Spicer Music
5:35 p – Amber Woodhouse Music
6:05 p – Pet Envy
6:55 p – Super Doppler
7:55 p – Dylan LeBlanc

4. Samantha Fish with Jonathan Long

Samantha Fish

3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Avenue, Nashville
Friday, September 20, 8 p

Samantha Fish: After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.  Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

Jonathon Long: From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long found himself playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At fourteen, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legends Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, he has toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.

Buy tickets here. 


5. dodie: Human Tour at Marathon Music Works


Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street, Nashville
Friday, September 20, 8 p

Most adults in their mid-twenties have grown up with the internet in some way; in dodie’s case she grew up in front of it. As a teenager living in Epping – a town in Essex, dangling off the north-eastern end of London’s Central Line – dodie started up a YouTube account and began releasing her own songs on the platform ever since.

Fast-forward seven years, and she has built a dedicated following that numbers into the millions. It’s a following that has also taken her right to the Top 10 of the UK album charts (her last EP, ‘You’ charted at No.6). By thoroughly modern means, dodie has become one of the most successful DIY artists of recent times. Once most comfortable armed with a microphone and ukulele in her bedroom, releasing music on the platform that started it all, dodie’s grown to love the stage. Next year she plays London’s Roundhouse, which sold out five months upfront; an unprecedented achievement for an artist without a debut album to her name.

Buy tickets here.