Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. The Bacon Brothers Perform at Franklin Theatre

Bacon Brothers
credit-Jeff Fasano

WHAT: Most people would agree that there’s nothing stronger, more durable and occasionally, even more volatile, than the bond between brothers. And when that bond includes the common goal of making music, the results often offer reason for an audience to sit up and take notice. Fiercely devoted to making music, even from an early age (they cite such influences as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Motown, Led Zeppelin, Philly soul, and James Taylor, with mentions from Michael of Pete Seeger, Jimmy Rogers, Chet Atkins, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band), the two siblings share a singular body of work that’s found them spending more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues, resulting in seven albums.

The Bacon Brothers will play two shows this week at the Franklin Theatre. Purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Shows take place Monday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 18, both shows begin at 8pm

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St, Franklin

2. Instrument Petting Zoo

musical petting zoo brentwood library

WHAT: Two Instrument Petting Zoos take place this Tuesday. Head over to either the Spring Hill Library or Brentwood Library to try out an array of instruments. Tuesday at 10am, a musician from the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum will share the instruments’ origins and then it’s a hands-on time for kids to experience the mandolin, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, percussion instruments and more. At 1pm Tuesday, sn instructor will be on hand at the Brentwood Library Tuesday for kids to bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo!

WHEN: Tues, July 17, 1:00pm at the Brentwood Library and Tues, July 12, 10am at the Spring Hill Library

WHERE: Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill
              Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood

3. Movies by Moonlight Presents “The Love Bug”

This event is part of Revive Church’s summer outdoor movie series. Bring snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray, flash lights to make your experience great. They will have some light refreshments and popcorn available too!

It’s the story of the first self-driving car. And it’s Herbie’s 50th anniversary!
Come in your best 60’s threads! Break out the bell bottoms and tie-dyed shirts!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 8:30pm

WHERE: Revive Church,7198 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville

4. Williamson Inc Business Expo

WHAT: Join Williamson Inc for their Business Expo for all of Williamson County at Mill Creek Brewing Company in Nolensville. Meet and greet other professionals while browsing and/or exhibiting your business or organization and show the community what you have to offer!

You can purchase a table to exhibit your business or organization or you can attend the event to learn more about the Williamson County business community.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 4p-7p

WHERE: Mill Creek Brewing, 2008 Johnson Industrial Blvd, Nolensville

5. Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl

WHAT: As part of Cheekwood’s Thursday Night Out featuring Cracking Art, they’re hosting their first-ever Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl. This fun walking tour takes you through their summer gardens and featured outdoor art exhibition Cracking Art as you crawl from bar to bar, tasting signature crack cocktails along the way. They’ll also have food trucks, live music and lawn games.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 5pm

WHERE: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville