Open-air East Nashville venue The Pavilion East has been hosting a mix of fantastic annual events for a little while now, from the food-focused Yum!East festival to the fantastically silly East Nashville Chicken Chase and Hot Hen Hoedown. Starting this month, the Fatherland Street space becomes the host of a monthly summer music series, too.
This Thursday, July 9, brings the first installment of the new Sunset Concert Series, a warm-weather celebration of local music that’s packed with talent, and totally free.
The second Thursday of every month through September, Sunset Concert Series shows run 6 to 10 p.m. at Pavilion East (1006 Fatherland Street, #105), which is right in the mix of the collection of shops and restaurants dubbed the Fatherland District — from creative Tex-Mex restaurant The Local Taco to chocolatiers Chocolate F/X and gifts and home goods stop Abode Mercantile, there’s a lot to check out before and after hitting the shows.
Speaking of the shows: Here’s the lineup of performers for the three-month series.
Michael Parks Jr. (the singer and bassist of Nashville’s All Them Witches)
New Nashville crew The Burps
Singer-songwriter and Nashville native Andrew Sovine
Rock/blues voice Jim Oblon (pictured above)
Ragged and hooky rock trio Music Band (above)
Ian Ferguson (of Nashville band The Kingston Springs)
Nashville-via-Mississippi psych-rock band The Jag
SolCat – “elastic guitars ‘n’ grooves combined with synths and croons”
Groove-heavy local rock band Ranch Ghost
Psych-rockers Chrome Pony (above)
If you’re not already an East Nashvillian, hitting a Sunset Concert Series show is a great excuse to explore the neighborhood — you don’t really need to leave the Fatherland District to get a quick sense of how much East Nashville has grown, but you’re also a quick jump to 5 Points and the former Fluffo building and other popular parts of the Eastside.
If you are an East Nashvillian: Can’t beat an awesome and free night out, right in the neighborhood.
For more on the Sunset Concert Series, visit The Pavilion East website.
Let us know if you end up hitting one (or more) of the shows (and definitely let us know if you need some help exploring East Nashville as a new home base).