Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Songwriter Night with Dean Brody and Madeline Merlo

Westhaven Songwriter Night


WHAT: Spend your Sunday evening at Westhaven’s Residents Club for an evening with songwriters Dean Brody and Madeline Merlo. Brody has an impressive list of accolades to his name, including receiving The Jeff Walker Global Country Artist of the Year Award, presented by the CMA in 2018, sixteen Canadian Country Music Awards and two Juno Awards.

Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award-winning artist, with five Top 15 singles under her belt. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she will be one of the biggest rising stars to watch. 

Purchase tickets here. 

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p

WHERE: Townsend Hall at Westhaven Resident’s Club, 401 Cheltenham Ave, Franklin

2. Behind the Mask Masquerade Ball

Amethyst Affair


WHAT: On behalf of survivors of domestic violence, the GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club will be hosting the “Behind the Mask: Masquerade”, our 5th Annual Amethyst Affair – Art. Auction, & Awareness fundraiser, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

The fundraiser for the Center of Hope and Bridges Domestic Violence Shelters will be a semi-formal/formal masquerade event full of food, fun, live and silent auctions, music and dancing, with activities focused on raising awareness and shedding the secrecy about the life altering effects of domestic violence on its victims. There are many aspects to domestic violence, and the pain is often hidden among the many masks that victims wear to hide the emotional and physical turmoil they experience.

Purchase tickets online here. 

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 6 p – 10 p

WHERE: 125 Stephen P Yokich Pkwy, Spring Hill

3. Brentwood Fire and Rescue CPR Class

Life Skills

WHAT: The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department is offering free CPR classes at The John P. Holt Brentwood Library in February. Each class is limited to 30 people. This class is for ages 16 and older.

Based on “Friends and Family CPR” from the American Heart Association, this class is informative and hands-on, but there is no card given out at the end. Those participating should not expect a “CPR card” when they are finished.

You may register here or email [email protected] to register.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p

WHERE: Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

4. Joseph Shackelford at GRAYS on Main

Joseph Shackelford


WHAT: Joseph Shackelford will be back this weekend at GRAYS on Main performing on Saturday. This multi-instrumental artist wowed us with his performance during our interview. Watch it here.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 p – 10:30 p

WHERE: GRAYS on Main, 332 Main Street, Franklin.

5. Country Music Hall of Fame will Offer Free Embroidery

Fort Lonesome


WHAT: Austin, Texas-based clothier Fort Lonesome will be offering free chain stitch embroidery to the public in the Circa museum store on Feb. 9 and 10. Visitors are welcome to bring clothing items such as denim jackets, canvas bags and other durable fashions for customization. Circa will also be selling specialty goods and patches that can be embroidered on-site.

Fort Lonesome produces custom-embroidered western wear in the tradition of Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, a company known for its highly stylized and flashy stage wear designed for the likes of Gene Autry, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and Porter Wagoner. Fort Lonesome’s clientele includes musicians Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis, and Midland. Shop owner and lead designer Kathie Sever will be on-site to apply exclusive Fort Lonesome patches and make monogram customizations to denim clothing.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 10, noon- 3 p

WHERE: The Circa museum store located inside of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville