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Coming back from a holiday weekend is a lot easier when you have Burger Week to look forward to! Starting Monday, July 8...
07/07/2024

Coming back from a holiday weekend is a lot easier when you have Burger Week to look forward to! Starting Monday, July 8, 60 local restaurants will offer $7 burger specials that are 𝘣𝘶𝘯 in a million! 🍔

Start your Burger Week journey with us at the official kick-off party at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville on Monday from 5-7pm for free samples from YoCo Vodka and Wonderbelly, happy hour specials and of course, BURGERS!

Visit sceneburgerweek.com to download the official Burger Week app to track your visits, earn prizes, and make the most of the flavor-packed adventure. Don't feel like getting off the couch? We get it! Lucky for you, we've partnered with Uber Eats to make select Burger Week specials available for delivery.

And remember, your vote counts – so make sure to vote for the Best Overall Burger, Best Traditional Burger, and Most Unique Toppings!

Update: Matthew Carney died from his injuries July 4 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 42 years old. MNPD ...
07/07/2024

Update: Matthew Carney died from his injuries July 4 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 42 years old. MNPD asks anyone with details related to the hit-and-run to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Matthew Carney was critically injured in a hit-and-run last week

Via the Nashville Banner: After weeks of delay, Davidson County Chancellor I’Ashea Myles ruled that the Covenant School ...
07/07/2024

Via the Nashville Banner: After weeks of delay, Davidson County Chancellor I’Ashea Myles ruled that the Covenant School shooter’s writings would not be released.

After weeks of delay, Davidson County Chancellor I’Ashea Myles ruled that the Covenant School shooter’s writings would not be released.

P.J. Kinzer writes, “The awkwardness of being a shy young outsider led to his self-expression through writing his own so...
07/07/2024

P.J. Kinzer writes, “The awkwardness of being a shy young outsider led to his self-expression through writing his own songs. Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan has spent the past three decades perfecting first-person storytelling, carrying songs with his baritone croon and penchant for interesting wordplay.” Full Critic’s Pick below.

In a 2022 interview on Turned Out a Punk, a podcast hosted by Fu**ed Up frontman Damian Abraham, Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan recalled discovering alternative rock as a middle-schooler sheltered from the world of “secular” music. The awkwardness of being a shy young outsider led to his self-ex...

Nashville spent much of 2014 energized over the potential loss of historic RCA Studio A to the wrecking ball. Read Adam ...
07/07/2024

Nashville spent much of 2014 energized over the potential loss of historic RCA Studio A to the wrecking ball. Read Adam Gold’s early 2015 retrospective on the saviors of Studio A, the Scene’s Nashvillians of the Year for 2014.

On Oct. 16, Paul McCartney made a plea to a capacity crowd of 14,498 at Bridgestone Arena. "You gotta save these old studios, man," Sir Paul said. "The history!"

The Scene’s music scribes have a stack of new recommendations for you, from Daisha McBride, Cage The Elephant, OmenBring...
07/07/2024

The Scene’s music scribes have a stack of new recommendations for you, from Daisha McBride, Cage The Elephant, OmenBringer and more.

Scene music writers’ latest stack of recommended recent Nashville releases includes Sheryl Crow, Austin Cody, Dex Green and more.

Via the Nashville Banner: Body-cam footage shows the shooting of Max Van Sickle came when he ran toward MNPD officers wi...
07/06/2024

Via the Nashville Banner: Body-cam footage shows the shooting of Max Van Sickle came when he ran toward MNPD officers with a knife. Where were Partners in Care?

Body-cam footage shows the shooting of Max Van Sickle came when he ran toward police with a knife. Where were Partners in Care?

Are cannabis-infused beverages a buzzkill for local breweries?
07/06/2024

Are cannabis-infused beverages a buzzkill for local breweries?

P.J. Kinzer writes, “Tennessee has such a rich offering of geological wonders, it would be hard to see them all in one l...
07/06/2024

P.J. Kinzer writes, “Tennessee has such a rich offering of geological wonders, it would be hard to see them all in one lifetime. The Cedars of Lebanon State Park, 15 miles east of Nashville, is one of the best spots to experience nature nearby.” Full Critic’s Pick below.

Tennessee has such a rich offering of geological wonders, it would be hard to see them all in one lifetime. The Cedars of Lebanon State Forest, 15 miles east of Nashville, is one of the best spots to experience nature nearby. The park is an ecosystem that sits atop an ancient bed of calcareous limes...

The Scene’s annual Burger Week kicks off Monday! Contributor Chris Chamberlain has the rundown on this year's festivitie...
07/06/2024

The Scene’s annual Burger Week kicks off Monday! Contributor Chris Chamberlain has the rundown on this year's festivities and highlights some of the burgers he's eager to try.

Sixty Nashville restaurants are vying for your vote

Regeneration featuring Mike Floss and Rod McGaha returns to The Blue Room at Third Man Records. Stephen Trageser writes,...
07/06/2024

Regeneration featuring Mike Floss and Rod McGaha returns to The Blue Room at Third Man Records. Stephen Trageser writes, “The pair was just getting cooking with that inaugural live performance, and they’ll be back for another round on Saturday. It’s music that will reward you being present for it — don’t miss out!” Full Critic’s Pick below.

The Blue Room at Third Man Records is becoming something of a hub for boundary-stretching performances with a strong jazz connection, including an appearance last year from Blake Mills and Pino Palladino’s group and a run of four shows in late May with André 3000. A show among many others that sh...

Surveillance footage shows a driver pouring black paint on East Nashville's newest Pride symbol.
07/05/2024

Surveillance footage shows a driver pouring black paint on East Nashville's newest Pride symbol.

Surveillance footage released Friday shows the driver of a white van pouring what appears to be black paint onto the new rainbow crosswalk installed outside of East Nashville le***an bar Lipstick Lounge. The vandalism occurred Tuesday, only a few days after it was installed on Saturday, June 29.

July’s First Saturday events picture Nashville’s contemporary art scene through a rearview mirror.
07/05/2024

July’s First Saturday events picture Nashville’s contemporary art scene through a rearview mirror.

July’s First Saturday events picture Nashville’s contemporary art scene through a rearview mirror

The Nashville Scene Podcast is back! In this episode, hosts Jerome Moore and D. Patrick Rodgers talk to reporters Hannah...
07/05/2024

The Nashville Scene Podcast is back! In this episode, hosts Jerome Moore and D. Patrick Rodgers talk to reporters Hannah Herner and Hamilton Matthew Masters about efforts to rebuild Second Avenue in the wake of the 2020 bombing.

Talking to reporters Hannah Herner and Hamilton Matthew Masters about efforts to rebuild in the wake of the 2020 bombing

On First Reading: In her latest recap,  reports on the Metro Council's consideration of short-term rentals, a new NEST h...
07/05/2024

On First Reading: In her latest recap, reports on the Metro Council's consideration of short-term rentals, a new NEST housing proposal and more.

In her latest recap, reports on consideration of short-term rentals, a new NEST housing proposal and more

Writes Jason Shawhan, Ti West's 'Ma###ine' — now playing at the Belcourt Theatre and AMC and Regal theaters — yearns for...
07/05/2024

Writes Jason Shawhan, Ti West's 'Ma###ine' — now playing at the Belcourt Theatre and AMC and Regal theaters — yearns for greatness.

The third installment in Ti West's horror franchise is now playing at the Belcourt and AMC and Regal theaters

From a martini at Sperry's Restaurant - Belle Meade to a mai tai at C H O P P E R and beyond.
07/05/2024

From a martini at Sperry's Restaurant - Belle Meade to a mai tai at C H O P P E R and beyond.

Here are a dozen recommendations for where to get a dozen classic cocktails — from an Old Fashioned to a martini, a mai tai to a Bloody Mary.

Jason Shawhan writes, "In a moment of genre synergy, the Belcourt Theatre’s first set of Midnight Movies for July draws ...
07/04/2024

Jason Shawhan writes, "In a moment of genre synergy, the Belcourt Theatre’s first set of Midnight Movies for July draws from the opening of the latest Ti West/Mia Goth joint 'Ma###ine,' with a double-dip into the finest of ’80s Los Angeles sleaze." Full Critic's Pick below.

In a moment of genre synergy, the Belcourt’s first set of Midnight Movies for July draws from the opening of the latest Ti West/Mia Goth joint Ma###ine, with a double-dip into the finest of ’80s Los Angeles sleaze. Friday night brings Brian De Palma’s 1984 magnum opus Body Double, immortalized...

We get the inside details from the folks at Avo and Redheaded Stranger.
07/04/2024

We get the inside details from the folks at Avo and Redheaded Stranger.

We get the inside details from the folks at AVO and Redheaded Stranger

The Indian action bloodbath opens this week at select Regal and AMC locations.
07/04/2024

The Indian action bloodbath opens this week at select Regal and AMC locations.

The Indian action bloodbath opens this week at select Regal and AMC locations

Joanna Walden writes, "There’s no better way to celebrate this Independence Day than the many fireworks shows in the Nas...
07/04/2024

Joanna Walden writes, "There’s no better way to celebrate this Independence Day than the many fireworks shows in the Nashville area. Starting with a bang (literally), you can attend one of the largest fireworks shows in the country at Let Freedom Sing!, happening downtown. Full Critic's Pick below.

As Katy Perry fatefully said: “’Cause baby, let’s go see some fireworks!” Or something like that. There’s no better way to celebrate this Independence Day than the many fireworks shows in the Nashville area. Starting with a bang (literally), you can attend one of the largest fireworks show...

Mayor Freddie O'Connell's transit improvement plan cleared another hurdle at the Metro Council's Tuesday meeting.
07/03/2024

Mayor Freddie O'Connell's transit improvement plan cleared another hurdle at the Metro Council's Tuesday meeting.

Committees unanimously approve transit surcharge and ballot language, final reading ahead this month

Our editorial intern rounds up where to get a drink, by vibe.
07/03/2024

Our editorial intern rounds up where to get a drink, by vibe.

The Nashville Scene editorial intern rounds up where to get a drink, whether you're in the mood for karaoke, great food or a good place to bring the family

Amid a heat advisory from the National Weather Service, Metro Nashville’s Office of Homeless Services is activating free...
07/03/2024

Amid a heat advisory from the National Weather Service, Metro Nashville’s Office of Homeless Services is activating free resources and services to assist unhoused people during the extreme heat on July 3 and 4.

Resources and rides to cooling shelters will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday

D. Patrick Rodgers writes, "Nothing screams 'Nashville' like stuffing your face with hot chicken in 90-degree weather wi...
07/03/2024

D. Patrick Rodgers writes, "Nothing screams 'Nashville' like stuffing your face with hot chicken in 90-degree weather with humidity north of 60 percent! I’m being totally earnest — seriously, it’s the Nashville way. A popular tradition established nearly two decades ago by former Mayor Bill Purcell, the Music City Hot Chicken Festival will once again go down this Fourth of July in East Park." Full Critic's Pick below.

Nothing screams “Nashville” like stuffing your face with hot chicken in 90-degree weather with humidity north of 60 percent! I’m being totally earnest — seriously, it’s the Nashville way. A popular tradition established nearly two decades ago by former Mayor Bill Purcell, the Music City Ho...

Change could improve retention of physicians in Tennessee.
07/03/2024

Change could improve retention of physicians in Tennessee.

New law could improve retention of physicians in Tennessee

This week's cover package is "Drink Up," our four-part look at Nashville's best classic cocktails and great frozen drink...
07/03/2024

This week's cover package is "Drink Up," our four-part look at Nashville's best classic cocktails and great frozen drinks, plus we explore how cannabis-infused beverages are impacting local breweries and go bar-hopping by vibes.

In our annual drinking issue, we explore where to get classic cocktails, what makes a great frozen drink, how cannabis-infused beverages are impacting local breweries and go bar-hopping by vibes.

The thought of grilling this weekend has us excited for  ! 🍔🍔Starting Monday, over 55 local restaurants will whip up the...
07/02/2024

The thought of grilling this weekend has us excited for ! 🍔🍔Starting Monday, over 55 local restaurants will whip up their wildest, juiciest, most delicious burgers and serve them to you for only $7! Why? Because they want to win your vote in one of three categories — Best Overall Burger, Best Traditional Burger and Most Unique Toppings!

Download the Burger Week app for iOS and Android to view all the specials, find locations near you and earn points toward the grand prize of $500 in gift cards to participating restaurants and a $50 Uber Eats voucher!

Kick off the week with us at the official kick-off party on Monday, July 8 from 5-7pm at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville. Snap a pic in the Uber Eats photo booth, enjoy free YoCo Vodka and Wonderbelly samples and get your first taste of Bad Axe Throwing's delicious burger special.

Visit sceneburgerweek.com for more info.

Contributor Craig D. Lindsey writes, "It’s that time of year again, when fireworks start popping off, guys argue about w...
07/02/2024

Contributor Craig D. Lindsey writes, "It’s that time of year again, when fireworks start popping off, guys argue about what’s getting cooked on the grill, and movie theaters schedule screenings of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking 1975 blockbuster 'Jaws' on and/or around Independence Day." Full Critic's Pick below.

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks start popping off, guys argue about what’s getting cooked on the grill, and movie theaters schedule screenings of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking 1975 blockbuster Jaws on and/or around Independence Day. The forever-suspenseful tale of a killer sha...

Nicolle Praino talks with singer Jason Barton, whom you’ve heard with Amy Grant and Vince Gill among others, and who’s n...
07/02/2024

Nicolle Praino talks with singer Jason Barton, whom you’ve heard with Amy Grant and Vince Gill among others, and who’s now looking to music to help him recover from traumatic brain injury.

We talk with the singer-songwriter about how getting back onstage — with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, among others — has helped him recover from a traumatic brain injury.

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