Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Back To School Bash with Mr. Steve, The Music Man

WHAT: Local kids musician Mr. Steve is helping kick off a fun school year! Bring a friend or two and groove and sing with the talented Mr. Steve!!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Mon, Aug 13, 10am-11am

WHERE: Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 1705 Mallory Lane, Brentwood

2. Home School Day at Cheekwood

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WHAT: Join Cheekwood for Home School Day on August 15 from 9:00-2:30 pm. In the spirit of Cheekwood’s current exhibit Cracking Art, this year’s program carries the theme “Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine!” The day’s sustainability-focused activities include learning recycling basics and creating an upcycled craft with Metro Public Works; making your own animal art from recycled objects with Turnip Green Creative Reuse; participating in a collaborative art collage using recycled materials; and more. In addition to these educational activities, docent-led guided tours will also be available. Tours will be offered for the Japanese Garden, the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, the Cheek Mansion, and the indoor Cracking Art installation. Food will be available for purchase onsite from Dawg Daze, Puckett’s, and Bradley’s Curbside Creamery food trucks. Families are also welcomed to bring picnic lunches to enjoy on the grounds.

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WHEN: Wed, Aug 15, 9am-2:30pm

WHERE: Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

3. Live on the Green

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WHAT: Produced and presented by WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Live On The Green is an annual free outdoor music festival held at Public Square Park in Nashville. The festival showcases the city’s emerging musical talent and highlights well-known national acts. Since its inception. The line-up includes *repeat repeat, Colony House, Car Seat Headrest and Cold War Kids.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thurs, Aug 16, starting at 5pm
(if you can’t make it this week, Live on the Green also takes place Thurs, Aug 23, 30, 31 & Sept 1.

WHERE: Public Square Park, 1 Public Square Park, Nashville

4. Public Star Party

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WHAT: This is a free, public Star Party hosted by Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society of Nashville. You do not have to own a telescope, just come on out and enjoy an evening under the stars. This summer we are fortunate to have a number of planets to look at besides our favorite summer deep sky objects. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will all be featured. Please check our webpage before driving out to make sure we have not been cancelled by weather.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 17, 8:30pm-10:30pm

WHERE: Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview

5. An Evening with Josh Preston

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WHAT: Over the past few years, you could find Josh Preston playing with a number of bands (The Mables, Daphne & The Mystery Machines, Adam Burrows, Tumbleweed Company) around Nashville on any given night of the week.

It was this submersion in Music City’s stylistic stew of rock, pop, funk, blues and Americana that transformed his guitar playing and personalized his approach to songwriting.

The experiences and observations gathered during this time have embedded themselves on his new, self-titled release.

Backed by musicians with a deep connection to the musical roots of rock and soul, these well-crafted songs dance from heartfelt to humorous and shine a spotlight on who he’s become as an artist.

Josh Preston’s self-titled release is an honest reflection on both his social status and the status quo.

Find out more at: Josh Preston

WHEN: Friday, Aug 17, 8:30pm-10:45pm

WHERE: Boombozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, 2044 Crossings Circle, Spring Hill