Nashville Happenings: April 2014

There is much cause for celebration during the month of April. Baseball is back , flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and taxes are finally done!  This year, the city of Nashville has deemed it Awesome Aprila musical tribute to the city that promises a major event each weekend. From a fashion show to a film festival and a crawfish boil, with plenty of country music in between, we don’t want you to miss out! Check out a few highlights below!

Nashville Film Festival- April 17-26 @ Regal Green Hills Cinema

The Nashville Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, celebrating its 45th year in 2014. There is no shortage of works; from documentaries and narrative features, to animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for those looking to enhance their knowledge beyond the screen.

Record Store Day- April 19, Across Nashville

The 7th Annual Record Store Day celebrates the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.

“Ever since I was 12 years old, when my fascination and obsession with music started, I would get on my skateboard and ride down to the local record store. I’d find the most tattooed guy there and have him recommend me a new album once a week. Then I’d learn it and play it on my drums. With internet and technology, there are some great platforms of discovering music, but I would HATE for kids to be deprived of the incredible experience of discovering music through their local record stores. Lets keep record stores alive and well, please.”- Josh Dun

Country Music Marathon- April 26, Through the streets of Music City

Rock it out and run at this year’s Country Music Marathon! More than 30,000 runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and spectators will race through the streets of Music City lined with 28 stages as live bands perform the soundtrack of the day. What’s more, after runners have rested their weary legs, everyone is invited to the Saturday Night Concert with one of country music’s biggest acts like Charles Esten, and Clare Bowen from ABC’s hit show “Nashville”.

Predators Foundation Wine Festival & Tasting-  April 24 @ Bridgestone Arena

Ever dreamt of eating and drinking on the ice where the Predators play alongside Gnash? Now is your chance! Join the Nashville Predators Foundation for the eighth annual Wine Festival & Tasting.

Zoovie Nights – April 25 @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Fun for the whole family is here! Not far from Brookridge apartments, the Nashville Zoo is a blast for the whole brood! Zoovie Nights has games, inflatables, music, and after hour access to the carousel!  Once the sunsets, enjoy the evening’s feature film on the big screen!

First Annual Crawfish Boil & Pig Roast- April 26 @ Tin Roof

Come out to the Tin Roof for the first annual Crawfish Boil & Pig Roast! Plenty of scrumptious southern food, drinks, and music!

2014 Symphony Fashion Show featuring The Band Perry- April 29 @Schermerhorn Symphony Center

The social event of the season, not to be missed! The highly anticipated 2014 Symphony Fashion Show will showcase the Fall 2014 collection of acclaimed designer Christian Siriano with featured performer CMA Award-winners The Band Perry!

Source: Kenny Clayton Photography

Source: Kenny Clayton Photography

April’s Music Line Up

  • April 17- Bruce Springsteen @ Bridgestone Arena
  • April 18- Miley Cyrus @ Bridgestone Arena
  • April 19- Goo Goo Dolls @ 3rd and Lindsley
  • April 22- Rob Thomas @ Ryman Auditorium
  • April 23- Carlos Santana @ Ryman Auditorium
  • April 24- Zoogma @ Mercy Lounge
  • April 25- Foster the People @ Ryman Auditorium
  • April 26- Black Label Society @ Marathon Music Works
  • April 26– Kevin Costner & Modern West @ War Memorial Auditorium
  • April 27- Tom Jones @ Ryman Auditorium
  • April 28- Bastille @ War Memorial Auditorium
  • April 30- Local Natives @ Ryman Auditorium

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Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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