After you celebrate the Fourth with fireworks and fun, what else is on your agenda? It’s a great week to take in some live music. If you’ve got friends or family visiting this week, show them what Music City is all about! From country to rock and ska, here are our suggestions for 5 local concerts to check out.
1. Ascend Amphitheater – Rascal Flatts and Jimmie Allen
Ascend Amphitheater: 310 1st Ave S, Nashville
July 6, 7:30 p – Find Tickets here.
Rascal Flatts’ “Summer Playlist” Tour will stop in Nashville on Saturday, July 6th at Ascend Amphitheater. They’re bringing along a special guest, Jimmie Allen. Just a few tickets remain for this show.
2. Cannery Ballroom – Reel Big Fish & The Aquabats with Dog Party
Cannery Ballroom: 1 Cannery Row, Nashville
July 5, 7:30p -Find tickets here.
Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997 when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
In fall of 2018, thousands of Aquabats fans young and old stood up and proclaimed, “I am TheAquabats!,” by joining the band’s Kickstarter and raising over $690,000 – funding two new full-length studio albums and 12 web-exclusive episodes of their Emmy Award-winning kids’ show The Aquabats! SuperShow! Now the group carries that momentum in 2019 with their first release since 2011’s Hi-Five Soup! The Aquabats! Super Show! Soundtrack Vol. 1 is a 27-track genre-defying, high-energy celebration of the wackiness that made Super Show! some of the most unique kids’ TV in the last decade.
Dog Party is a California-based, indie rock band, composed of sisters: Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles. Drawing influences from: The Go-Go’s, The Ramones, The White Stripes, and The Runaways -Dog Party establishes their own unique West Coast sound with a dash of punk rhythm and a sprinkle of pop vibes. With 6 albums and extensive National/International touring under their belts, Dog Party’s been active since 2007. In fall of 2016, they were the Special Guests on Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” North American tour.
3. 3rd and Lindsley – Wave that Flag: Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead
3rd & Lindsley: 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville
July 5, 8 p Find tickets here.
WAVE THAT FLAG! Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead with The Stolen Faces, featuring MISSION CONTROL, the bass from the legendary Wall of Sound era (as seen in The Grateful Dead Movie), courtesy of Gruhn Guitars, in celebration of their 50th anniversary.
4. Exit/In – Voodoo Prophet with Abyss Walker, Sic Semper Tyrannis and Divisive
Exit/In: 2208 Elliston Pl, Nashville
July 5, 8 p Find tickets here.
Voodoo Prophet is a four-piece metal band based in Nashville, TN. The band has done tour dates with the likes of Shinedown, Machine Head, Sevendust, Seether, Papa Roach, All That Remains, Trivium, Nothing More, Hellyeah, Gwar, Drowning Pool, In Flames, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and many other popular national acts. Voodoo Prophet is currently in the studio recording a follow up to 2013’s “Human?”
Abyss Walker: Tennessee Deathcore formed early 2016 featuring members from Inferi, Animality, Behold The Slaughter, Adelaide, With His Blood. Bringing forth slamming deathcore with the debut cd “ The Consumed “ along with multiple studio covers ( Bury Your Dead, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Limp Bizkit ) produced by Sammy Slam Dance.
Sic Semper Tyrannis: Sic Semper Tyrannis makes music for people who love it aggressive, loud and catchy using elements of Thrash, Death and Groove Metal with hooky riffs and palatable song structure. Divisive: Downtempo/Deathcore from Nashville TN.
5. Mockingbird Theater – Bluesdog & Midnight Squirrel Express
Mockingbird Theater: July 5, 7:30 p Find tickets here.
July 5, 7:30 p Find tickets here.
LeRoy “BLUESDOG” Falconi is a blues harmonica player with an exclusive style. Some have even called him the Jimi Hendrix of the harmonica, the James Cotton of today’s blues and the new Charlie McCoy of country music. He’s also a member of the Blues Hall of Fame.