Lower Broadway has not historically been an inviting place for the city’s Black musicians. But there are efforts underway to change that.
Many of Nashville’s large events — like Americana Fest and the Music City Bowl — received funding from the Nashville’s Events Marketing Fund on Thursday. But other than CMA Fest, they’re getting less than the usual allotment.
Juneteenth has historically been a day that most people didn’t know existed. But this year, it was met with widespread recognition, as thousands of residents flocked to celebrations across Middle Tennessee.
The National Museum of African American Music drew crowds from Harlem, Atlanta and all around Tennessee for its inaugural Juneteenth Block Party on the rooftop of the Fifth and Broadway development in Downtown Nashville.
Popularity of Juneteenth continues to grow — evidenced by more than 45 events happening this weekend in Middle Tennessee. Many are organized by Black-led organizations.
A Nashville muralist hosted a block party called Norf Wall Fest, where painters, artists and musicians gathered with a mission to beautify their neighborhood and celebrate the community.
While Nashville’s tourism industries continue to face reduced revenues, hotel occupancy during Memorial Day weekend suggests a renewed desire for leisurely travel.
Portraits of four people killed by police loom larger than life on a building just south of downtown Nashville. But new owners faced a choice: keep the mural and alter their renovation plans, or remove it and risk alienating their new neighbors.
This weekend marks the first-ever MuleFest in downtown Columbia, with concerts from musicians like country star Trace Adkins. The event is not to be confused with the Mule Day, which was cancelled earlier in the year because of the pandemic.
The statue of politician and newspaper editor Edward Carmack was first removed in the 1950s for the construction of the tunnel under the Tennessee State Capitol. And even then, people argued against his reinstatement.