blueshoenashville travel guide

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The Dan Tyminski Band got the crowd clapping at the 2nd Annual Opryfest BlueGrass Jamboree on Saturday, July 21 with their famous rendition of "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow." That evening they joined Alison Krauss and Vince Gill on the Grand Ole Opry.

29 July 2001
[8:00 pm]

Splendor in the BlueGrass: one of Nashville's treasures--Warner Parks--is hosting a Full Moon Pickin' Party this Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Warner Park Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Boulevard). It'll be an evening of stellar BlueGrass and it'll benefit the beautiful Warner Parks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 370-8053 for reservations.

Our redesign efforts continue--we're making BlueShoe easier to use and more accessible. We've just finished re-doing the first part of our Music Guide. You can now find updated listings for live music, including performances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, BlueBird Cafe, and more.

25 July 2001
[5:15 pm]

An exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian opened at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts last Saturday. Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum will be at the Frist until Sept. 9. More details at Art Exhibits.

23 July 2001
[5:45 pm]

Highlights of the Opryfest Bluegrass Jamboree: eating shaved ice under a shade tree and listening to Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys play "Hard Times," The Osborne Brothers keeping the crowd spellbound with "Cherokee Lady," Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek singing a true-story ballad about a woman in 1865 who walked from Chattanooga to eastern Kentucky with her newborn to escape an abusive husband (the Cherokees helped her along the way). Old Crow Medicine Show was remarkable, as was IIIrd Tyme Out and the Dan Tyminski Band. We didn't hear all the performers, so I'm sure I've missed some showstoppers.

If you weren't fortunate enough to catch the Jamboree, you still have a chance to hear some great bluegrass this week: it's the summer's final Bluegrass Night at the Ryman Auditorium. Jim & Jesse and Marty Stuart perform this Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Call 889-3060 for ticket information.

Other doings:

Free Things to Do in Nashville: Big Band dances, concerts, movies, and Shakepeare in the park--you'll find Nashville offers a lot for free this open-air season.

Nashville Dining: Meat-and-threes, ethnic delights, and some cool coffee houses.

Outdoor Guide: parks, outdoor events, the Farmer's Market, and more.

Historical Profiles:

Nathan Bedford Forrest: hero or heel? Find out how this figure from the past is exciting controversy in present-day Nashville.

The War of the Roses took place in Nashville in 1920 in the Tennessee legislature's pivotal battle over the ratification of the 19th amendment.


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