Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. 19th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference

americana festival

WHAT: The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 11-16, 2018, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. For six nights, Americana Fest will feature 500 live performances at almost 60 of Nashville’s most prominent venues and much more!  This is a must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music.

The conference portion features numerous panels, seminars, exclusive day time performances, and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended and presented by music industry leaders. And FYI, you do not have to be a member of the Americana Music Association® or in the music industry to purchase a conference registration and attend all the events.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Begins Tuesday, Sept 11th

WHERE: Various venues across Nashville

2. U.S. National Soccer Team vs Mexico National Football Team

us vs mexico soccer

WHAT: The United States Men’s National Team will host Mexico in a friendly on September 11th.  In 2017, over 47,000 people were in attendance at Nissan Stadium in Nashville to watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup match between the USA and Panama. That attendance record was broken three weeks later when Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur played a friendly there, drawing an attendance of over 56,000.

Purchase tickets here

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 11, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Nissan Stadium, 1 Titan Way, Nashville

3. Shakespeare in the Park

a midsummer night's dream

WHAT: Love. It is the dream that we want to be ensnared in. Powerful and magical, but at it’s worst, a fickle illusion. Shakespeare’s classical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control? Enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Academy Park September 13-16.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Sept 13-16, begins at 5:30pm each night

WHERE: Academy Park, 120 Everbright Ave, Franklin

4. Trees for Tennessee


WHAT: Learn how trees benefit our environment, how to select the right tree for your landscape and how to properly install and care for it. Some current pest and disease threats will be discussed and we will look at trees suited to our Middle Tennessee suburban landscapes. Presented by the Williamson County Master Gardeners Association in conjunction with the UTIA Extension and Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension.

The class is free, but registration is required. Register here: https://brentwood-tn.libcal.com/event/3766211

WHEN: Thurs, Sept 13, 10am-12pm

WHERE: Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Rd

5. An Evening of Spirits, Songs and Stories with Scott Hamilton’s CARES Foundation

scott hamilton cares foundation event

WHAT: The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation is partnering with Leiper’s Fork Distillery to host An Evening of Spirits, Songs, and Stories on Sept 13 in support of their mission dedicated to funding advanced innovative research that treats cancer and spares the patient.

An Evening of Spirits, Songs and Stories will include appetizers by the World-renowned Chef Tomasz Wosiak from the new Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar.  The two have teamed up to create items that are a mix of his Southern-cooking favorites.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thurs, Sept 13, 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Leiper’s Fork Distillery, 3381 Southall Rd