I had a jam packed Memorial Day weekend participating in some of my favorite of activities – supporting my friends and family. In this week’s weekend recap I’l highlight my experiences with:
New Nashville Wednesday – hosted by Jon Lucas Music
Cultivation – hosted by Rick Wilkerson Music
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
Creative Soul Music Academy
Lost in the City Nashville
Here we go!
(photo cred spreadluv.com)
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be writing about, and attending, the next Spreadluv Tribute! The event is happening on Thursday, February 18, at 7:00pm at the Basement East. This tribute is featuring the music of the 1996 era (hence The Notorious B.I.G. as the face of the flyer) performed by Nashville’s own Michael Hicks and the Funk Puncs (which is actually short for Funktional Publication – dope!). Spreadluv touts its tagline as “we don’t do this for the money, we do it for the culture,” and I believe them. The series of “Tributes” have been exciting and I’m sure it will be an awesome event because of three elements: the cause (benefiting the National Museum of African American Music, whom are breaking ground on their new building in downtown Nashville this year), the music selection has always been the hits that I know and love, and the performances both instrumentally and vocally have NEVER disappointed. Have you ever heard someone cover one of your favorite performers songs and they don’t quite sing it right? Well, you WON’T see this with this event. You see this is the 4th “Tribute” show that Spreadluv has sponsored, and I’ve been rocking with the “Tribute” events since 2014. I’ll take you through the build….
(Photo cred ppcorn.com)
My friends know I am a music head and recently I was introduced to an Atlanta artist named Leon Bridges. Whew when you listen to this man croon (that’s the only way to describe it) you are going to feel like you have taken a step back into the 60s — think Sam Cooke.