While some of your favorite places to visit may include every city aside from Nashville, you may want to reconsider your fall trips this year. For longer than one can remember, Nashville, TN has held the title for its southern hospitality, commercialism, and country music roots. Known as “Music Row,” Nashville holds various record labels, studios, and businesses that focus on every genre of music. After receiving the #10 spot of Forbes “Best Places for Businesses & Careers” many began paying attention to the consistent growth that has seemingly been right under their noses.
With the rise of businesses, sports, and eateries, the local music scene has began taking off on a national level. If one could count the talent amongst the city in genres including pop, gospel, bluegrass, soul music, and hip hop, you’d be surprised. Here, lately, we have tipped our hats to various artists amongst the escalating hip hop scene of Nashville. Now, in the midst of the growth of “Music City,” music has become a main reason of why we suggest on indulging in a taste of Nashville.
Recently, the unveiling of the With Your Friends Festival featuring Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Santigold, and Nas (amongst others) has gained national publications including LA Times, Billboard, and Rolling Stone. The two day riverfront festival is set to visit Nashville, TN on October 26 & 27. The events tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, August 29th.
And while everyone has been glued to their laptops preparing to purchase tickets for this event, Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, has been working on the 2012 Commodore Quake. Taking place on the same weekend as the With Your Friends fest, this years Quake will feature Childish Gambino and J.Cole. That’s right, Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. these two nationally known artists will take the stage at the University’s Memorial Gymnasium. Tickets for the Commodore Quake go on sale Friday, August 31. Tickets will cost $25 for student tickets, $35 for general public admission or $40 for a non-student floor seat. We will keep you posted on updates, more shows, and events in the coming days.