Bonnaroo is this week, but there is still plenty to do instead of sweating in Manchester if you are staying in town, starting tonight with Diarrhea Planet with Twen tonight at the Ryman. Tomorrow night, there’s a Queens of Stone Age listening party for their eighth album In Times New Roman at Grimey’s. My So Called Band’s 90s Night is on Friday and NashFeels is on Saturday night at Brooklyn Bowl. Check out more events happening this week, down below.
The next few days will also feature events surrounding Juneteenth. The Smart, Funny and Black Juneteenth Jam at the National Museum of African American Music is on Saturday night, and the Bridge to Broadway 3rd annual block party runs from 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday featuring performance from Doug E. Fresh, Young Buck and two former WNXP Nashville Artists of the Month Tim Gent and Daisha McBride.
Our special guests for What Where When-sday talk to me about two more Juneteenth events you can check out this week, First, there’s the Black on Buchanan Block Party Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. featuring food and a vendor village, live music and DJs and an Arts & Craft fair, all on North Nashville’s historic Buchanan Street. Mary Grissm of the Nashville Jazz Workshop joined us to discuss their involvement this weekend.
You might also attend the Music City Freedom Festival at Hadley Park on Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m., which will feature local live bands, local vendors, family friendly events and local food trucks. Festival co-founder and organizer Julius Lamont Jackson joined me to discuss the event and how the idea came together.
Happy Juneteenth from all of us at WNXP! On Monday, 6/19, we will broadcast all Black artists in celebration of the national holiday.