We’re kicking off this week’s East Nashville News column with a pretty awesome addition to the stuff-to-do scene in the neighborhood. Lots more, too, from HGTVing to another Eric Church pop-up stop.
On to this week’s East Nashville News:
Say hello to the Shelby Park Picture Show
Love an outdoor movie? Love not leaving East Nashville? We sure have good news!
The new Shelby Park Picture Show series kicks off on Wednesday, August 26, turning the 100-year-old Old Timers Baseball Complex in our beloved neighborhood park into something like a “drive in, only better.”
Over the course of the four-Wednesday series, full-length classic/family-friendly films will play on a 14-by-24-foot, high-resolution LED screen, with a hi-fi audio system delivering the sound, food trucks and other local vendors providing concessions and a full beer garden space offering brews to the 21-plus set.
The films being screened and ticket info are still forthcoming, but the dates are set: After August 26’s kickoff, Shelby Park Picture Show movies will follow on September 9, September 23 and October 7, rain or shine.
Wanna make a full Wednesday celebration at Shelby on Picture Show nights? Head by for the East Nashville Farmer’s Market (3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the park), wander over to the Picture Show with a day-of receipt from the market, and you’ll snag a $2 concessions coupon.
Keep an eye on the Shelby Park Picture Show calendar for film announcements (we’ll share them too, of course), and throw the series a Like on Facebook for more updates.
Interested in being a part of the Picture Show? Folks interested in sponsorships should reach out to Lisa@ShelbyParkPictureShow.com.
Eric Church’s East Nashville shop pops back up
You’re probably aware that the new Ascend Amphitheater’s first season is kicking off right about now with two sold-out shows from Eric Church, July 30 and 31. The two-night stand seems to have inspired the country superstar to resurrect the East Nashville pop-up shop we saw pop up around this year’s CMA Music Festival.
Church’s "The Outsiders Joint" opened again Thursday afternoon, slinging the singer’s exclusive boot line, These Boots by Lucchese, plus loads of merch — hoodies, hats, posters, Ts and such.
Said Joint will be open Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 too (noon to 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., respectively), at 218 S. 11th Street, by the Bill Martin grocery store.
To get a look at what’s in the physical store, check out Eric Church’s digital store.
Wanna celebrate Ascend’s first season, but not planning on Church-ing? We have two ticket giveaways running right now that are ending soon: enter to win tickets to see Jill Scott on August 5; enter to win tickets to see Counting Crows on August 7.
For more on upcoming shows, visit the Ascend Amphitheater website.
Lockeland Springsteen launches new live video series
If you pay much attention to the music scene here, good chance you’re plenty familiar with Nashville music blog Lockeland Springsteen, which covers local musicians of all stripes, from songwriting mainstays to rising rock bands.
Along with the features and musings the Springsteeners share on the site, they’ll also now deliver regular, one-of-a-kind performance videos as part of a series called the UnLocked Sessions, kicking off with a double-shot release coming August 4 at noon.
The two videos: Exemplary pop voice Jessie Baylin playing at barbershop/salon Parlour & Juke, and bluesy belter Anderson East at East Side dive Dino’s.
New videos will follow the first Tuesday of each month on the site (with a few extras dropped in on other dates).
On the docket for future UnLocked Sessions: Turbo Fruits (check out our recent Turbo Fruits feature and recent No Control album review), Rayland Baxter and others.
Meantime, you can always follow L/S on the tweets to keep up.
New HGTV series kicks off with East Nashville family
Starting to feel like HGTV kinda likes us.
We talked a little back in March about Nashville Flipped, a new HGTV show that debuted with the televised renovation of an East Nashville home. Welp, yet another new HGTV series swung our way to start things off: Listed Sisters — a Property Brothers Buying + Selling-like home show — launched this month by helping the Blaney family polish their East Nashville bungalow and find a spacious new build.
The Listed Sisters basics: Its titular sisters — twins Alana (a realtor) and Lex (a designer) — help folks fix up their non-dream current home and find a new, more dreamy home.
You’ll have to wait a little bit for a repeat of the pilot (HGTV.com says the next airing is 7 p.m. Central on September 7), but maybe doubly interesting for many of you: The network is apparently still looking for some Nashvillians in need of a couple of helpful Sisters with a very particular set of skills.
Check out a little video about the show’s concept above.
Fired up for photography?
If you don’t already know about the Nashville Community Darkroom, the gist: The East Side nonprofit offers space to learn and work for both professional and amateur photographers, with a focus on film, and since launching last year, they’ve hosted workshops and exhibits and lots of other cool stuff.
On the workshop front: If you’ve been thinking about learning some new film skills, a host of opportunities are rolling out in August and September. The list:
August 12: Introduction to Film Developing
August 19: Introduction to Printmaking
September 9: Introduction to Film Developing
September 16: Introduction to Printmaking
Wanna explore the Darkroom to learn more before you book a class? Check out the NCD website, or drop by 1143 Gallatin Ave.
- If you missed last week's Metro Council Candidate Forum between District 5 candidates Sarah Martin and Scott Davis and District 6 candidates Brett Withers and Peter Westerholm, video lives here.
- Photographer, blogger and friend Stacie Huckeba caught a quick capture of some of East Nashville's favorite music makers taking the stage at The 5 Spot Wednesday: Watch video of Kevn Kinney with Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook, Chuck Mead, Dan Baird, Warner E. Hodges, Brad Pemberton and Joe Blanton, delivering Drivin' N Cryin’s “Straight to Hell,” on our site.
- Time Out New York ran down “The 21 best ice cream shops in America,” and our very own Pied Piper Creamery pops up at No. 17. Well-deserved kudos, Pipers.
- Five Points Pizza just launched a new happy hour Monday to Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. — snag any slice and a draft beer for $8, or a cheese/pepperoni slice and your old friend PBR for a fiver. The happiness extends to both the dine-in and counter-service sides of the restaurant. 1012 Woodland Street.
- Y’all remember Diamond Star Halo Vintage, the long-beloved repository for fashion maven Libby Callaway’s vintage clothing treasures, formerly located inside Fanny’s House of Music? Well, it’s back, albeit (probably?) temporarily. Starting Thursday, August 6, Callaway’s doing a DSHV pop-up at Hey Rooster (1106 Gallatin Avenue). Follow DSHV on the Instagrams for more details as they’re ironed out. (Get it? Fashion stuff? Ironed? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
- Via Nashville Business Journal, it’s looking like lower-income condos may be headed for the Trinity Lane space that’s currently home to Iglesia de Dios Hispana de Nashville.
- From the Nashville Post: November should bring the completion of the Fatherland Corner project, at South 10th and Fatherland, with about 8,500 square feet of space housing offices, retail and more.
- East Side shop Artisan East is celebrating a year of sharing creative and crafty art, accessories, home goods and more at 1601-B Riverside Drive, and to mark the occasion, owner Brandy Davenport has a gift (or 14) for shoppers. Swing by the shop (or the shop’s Facebook page) over the next two weeks to find out about giveaways and deals, new each day. (As an example: Thursday, she was giving out free local flower bouquets with purchases.)
- Unsurprisingly, East Nashville figures prominently in this Thrillist list of the best Nashville restaurants by cuisine type.
- Mas Tacos is celebrating seven years in business right around now. Congratulations to some exceptional taco-and-more slingers and neighbors.
- The free Jazzy Bottoms Concert Series at Shelby Bottoms is one of the coolest free hangs you’ll find in this fine neighborhood, and more of those concerts are coming up: Saturday, August 1, and Friday, August 28. Sundown in the park/live jazz/bring a picnic/refreshments/good times.
That’s all for this week. Got East Nashville news? Drop Nicole an email.