Don’t forget I am giving away (now) two pair of tickets to Sunday June 11 show a 9 Bar and Lounge.
1) LIKE Urban Soul Cafe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCStellars/
2) LIKE Nashvillesocialbutterfly.com on Facebook: Facebook.com/Nashvillesocialbutterfly
3). TAG 3 friends in the blog comments, someone who would want to attend!
4). COMMENT your favorite artist from the show lineup!
I’m picking the winners every FRIDAY until June 9. Winners will be notified via Facebook. Tickets available at www.urbansoulcafe.com
Byron represents the millenial believer. In conjunction with Sunday’s event, Byron and I sat and discussed his singing career, and his views on religions and society. I really enjoyed chatting with him and it is important that every person that is featured on NSB is someone I thoroughly endorse and support.
Read on for the interview!
*** CONTEST GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE POST***
Nashville Ballet will explore two contemporary dance styles in one performance—a ballet set to brand-new music by acclaimed singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and another featuring an iconic Aaron Copland score—at the world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins with Appalachian Spring May 5-7, 2017, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall. Read on for more about the upcoming event!
Yall! The Elegant Ladies of Nashville put on THE BOMB fashion show featuring some of the hottest designs I’ve ever seen! And to make it even better, all the designers were Nashville-based. You KNOW that makes me proud to see not only the city grow, but the creativity as well! Growth inside and out. The event was at Rocket Town and I got exclusive media VIP treatment, completed with a few small bites to eat, swag bag, and front row seating! If you guys missed the opportunity to showcase your work, or if you like to shop local, peep out some of Nashville’s up and coming designers, you WON’T want to miss out next year.
It was also cool to be part of the media and meet some of my blog family in person. -BLOGLOVE-
Just for you all, I have a video recapping some of my favorite looks of the evening. Click continue reading to see the video AND what I got in my swag back and a group photo of some of Nashville’s TOP Urban bloggers!
As an emerging entrepreneur, I am better understanding the merchandising side of marketing. And, as a black woman, I am all about being intentional with your legacy. And it all can start with a brand and a t-shirt. There is so much opportunity in building a recognizable brand and selling a t-shirt, y’all. That’s why we are featuring Legacy Ink Design located at 727 S. Church Street in Murfreesboro, TN on the blog. Legacy Ink Design has partnered with so many of our favorite entrepreneurs and creative brands. Their clients range from colleges and universities (MTSU, TSU), local eateries (Slim and Husky’s), independent brands (Trap Garden), and media brands (Protect the Culture, and 101 the Beat). Add The Scenario Radio Show to the list of clients, as we were very pleased with the T-shirts we received for our first the ‘Scenario Radio Show Live’ event last week, in exchange for this blog post.
Legacy Ink is without a doubt so much more than t-shirts. Today on the blog, we talk merchandising with the Murfreesboro location and local face Legacy Ink Design. As always, my opinions are those of my own.
Read on about the family at Legacy Ink Design.
My-my-my so much has changed in Nashville. From what could be a residential home in North Nashville (off Buchannan) to a local pizza and beeria joint- Sim and Husky Pizza and Beeria. And not just any Nashville eaterie, but from the soft openings to the launch, Slim and Husky’s Pizza and Beeria has been a focal point for Nashville Natives and visitors alike. With the lines wrapping around the building and the scent of fresh ingredients in the air, Slim and Husky’s has become the catalyst to the budding Buchannan Arts District and eateries catering to the urban crowd. Rumor has it these guys studied pizza for months as they formulated their recipes, sauces, and toppings. These guys were serious about their pizza and I believe studying and learning your passion (especially if your name is on the business) will always pay off.
The Ballet Ball was a huge event and I intended to make the most of the day. After my first gig as an event host, I didn’t schedule a photographer and I missed out on capturing pictures of me in a makeup look I’ve never worn before. THIS time I was prepared.
The journey to figuring out my passion has been tough to initiate at times but looking back, it is so clear. Of all the activities I attend/cover, they usually fall under the music and arts areas of the lifestyle category so when I received the invitation to attend the 2017 Ballet Ball I was more than thrilled. Look over my blog — its main music, some rants, some developments, some people, but all somewhat centered around the music. So combine the iconic Fisk Jubilee Singer in a performance with the Nashville Ballet, plus performances by Emmy/Grammy/Dove award winning (and super charming) artist Shannon Sanders and rock blues duo Muddy Magnolias. I knew this was something special. I love to get dolled for an event with a cause. I believe in the music and the arts — the Nashville Ballet and the National Museum of African American music. It was almost like the Universe was giving me confirmation that I’m on the right path. (Later I learned I was recommended by the National Museum of African American Music from my work on my blog and brand Nashvillesocialbutterfly.com. YUP. Opportunity. Straight like that. More about that later.).
In an effort to highlight the growth of my hometown Nashville, I’ve got the details on the latest affordable housing development to hit the market in Nashville. On historic Clarksville Highway (which has the potential to be a main vein to the city similar to Broadway), Urban Housing solutions erected property specifically designated to be affordable housing, supporting entrepreneurs like myself who are earn income from their art, but not enough to afford the rising prices of rental properties and home ownership in the Nashville metropolitan area. This is important because living in the city provides Creatives with access and resources to continue to create – business meetings, partners, workshops, even the Nashville Public library are easily accessible from 26th and Clarksville. Creatives depend on affordable housing to support them in the growing stage of their small business where income is for lack of better terms sparse.
Trust me I know.
Without this development, Creatives and other residents who depend on the metro area for business and work would have to seek housing OUTSIDE of the metro Nashville area. This development is all about supporting Creation and not the financial restraints of being Creative.
Read on to learn more about how to qualify and apply for residence.
The National Ballet is presenting it’s fundraising black-tie invite-only (kinda a big deal) event of the year Ballet Ball. My understanding of the event is that the guests are presented a seated dinner before the gala performance. At the same time as the invite only seated dinner, there is a separate hall for ticket purchasing guests to mingle and have cocktails and small bites – like a cocktail hour (for the younger crowd of “movers and shakers”).
Guess who was invited to cover the event?! Me! AND I get to attend a pre-rehearsal event two days before with an interview from a dancer and an artist. Sweet! So be sure to stay connected with me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter )
to get the first look behind the scenes.
So again, what I’m gathering is there’s a separate baller’s only seated dinner, while the young folks( AKA “movers and shakers”) mix and mingle, then we ALL gather in the hall to watch a performance of Dance, Song, and Instruments, and at some point can dance the night away. (The PR lady literally repeated use the phrase “dance the night away” to describe the evening. now its stuck in my head) Never attended an event like this, let alone a BALL. No clue what to wear to a ball. But THIS GIRL is going to have fun figuring all this out. I was built for this! Can’t be too hard – find a dress, beat my face, introduce myself and brand because ITS WHO I AM and enjoy results! Great networking opportunity and night of amazing music for sure.
Super thrilled to be invited it’s an honor to be in the same room with such reputable names and brands. But that’s what I live to do!
I’ve included the majority of the press release below.
Right on time for the day of love, Valentines Day 2017 on Nashvillesocialbutterfly.com will be spent introducing you to Nashville brands that I love that incorporate the word love in their brands, as well as their product. Read on and I’ll get you connected.