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VOL. 39 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 19, 2015

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Asurion Hiring Event. The company plans to hire 400 people by October and will hold a hiring event and open house Thursday to interview candidates. The openings are for customer support technicians at its Nashville call center, located at 5720 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch. Average pay rate for a customer support technicians is $14.50. 9 A.M.-4 p.m. Interested candidates should text “Nashville” to 617-207-6382617-207-6382  to RSVP or call 262 439-1941262 439-1941.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Real Estate Investors Network

Notes Subgroup. A group for seasoned investors who want to actively invest in notes. The goal is to help each other stay motivated, analyze deals, discuss strategies, etc. Members should have more than a basic understanding of notes. Individuals interested in the group, but not trained, are encouraged to seek basic training through other means - gurus, REIN classes, on-line, etc. 11:30 a.m., The Egg and I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin. Information: www.reintn.org/calendar.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

3rd Annual Whiskey & Bourbon Tasting

Join Nashville City Club for its third annual bourbon and whiskey tasting event. Experts in the field will present about 30 different bourbons and whiskeys. Plus, a heavy selection of hors d’oeuvres specifically created to complement the tastings and live music. This event always sells out, so make sure to RSVP in advance by calling 615-244-3693615-244-3693.

June 26-27

Nashville Pride Festival

A two-day event celebrating the LGBT community. The festival features musical entertainment on two stages, more than 125 vendors in the artists’ village, food and plenty of surprises. Performers include St. Lucia, Mya, The Veronicas and more. Plus, the Equality Walk on Saturday at 10 am beginning at the corner of Union Street and 2nd Avenue North. Public Square. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.nashvillepride.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

Women’s Empowerment Workshop

10th Nashville Women’s Empowerment Workshop Series – “Empower You To Do: Start and Expand Your Own Business.’’ Pathway Women’s Business Center, 201 Venture Circle, Nashville hosts, 9 a.m. This powerful and cutting- edge event is designed to empower women in greater Nashville and surrounding areas to start and expand their own businesses. Information: 615 753- 5647615 753- 5647 or nashvillewomensempowerment.com

11th Avenue Complete Street Ribbon-Cutting

An Open Streets Parade and family-friendly activities highlight the city’s first-ever Open Streets Nashville event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in The Gulch. Open Streets Nashville is hosted by the Mayor’s Office in partnership with Walk Bike Nashville. To kick off the event, Mayor Dean will host a ribbon-cutting celebration of the 11th Avenue Complete Street, followed immediately by an Open Streets Parade for all event attendees. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include:

  • Free, mini CrossFit Gulch classes at the new fitness stations under the Church Street Bridge
  • Short complimentary classes showcasing the wide variety of fitness classes Metro Parks instructors offer year-round
  • Two performances of The Frog Prince at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. by Nashville Public Library’s popular Puppet Truck
  • Free bike rental stations for event attendees to use during the event by Nashville B-Cycle
  • Unicycle exhibit hosted by Green Fleet Bicycle Shop
  • Bike repair stand by Halcyon Bike Shop
  • Guest appearance by Nashville Sounds’ mascot Booster
  • Juggling and break dancing performances by Playing By Air
  • Sidewalk activities and specials from Gulch businesses
  • Live music stage featuring performances by The Shy, Lynn Taylor & the Barflies, and Supershaker

Open Streets events open stretches of city streets to people and close them to cars, encouraging participation in physical activity and healthy recreation. Metro Transit Authority will also offer free bus rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to anyone attending the festival. Information: www.openstreetsnashville.org.

Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival

Join the Nashville Predators for craft brews, food, games and entertainment. More than 60 breweries will serve up some of their finest libations. Plus, enjoy special appearances from Nashville Predators personalities. General admission includes entry into the beer festival, a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to a Monday - Thursday Predators pre-season or regular season home game in September or October (excludes opening night). VIP tickets include an exclusive tasting area with food and special craft beers, among other perks. Designated Driver tickets are also available. 1-5 p.m., Bridgestone Arena. $55-$65 general admission; $100-$125 VIP; $30-$65 designated driver. Information: http://predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=90165.

Free Symphony Concert

The Nashville Symphony's final free community concert of 2015 is set for Lafayette's Key Park (7 p.m.). Featuring works by Brahms, Bernstein, Sibelius, Copland, Gershwin and more, the community concerts deliver classical favorites in a casual setting at local parks. All performances are free (except where noted) and will be conducted by Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran. Attendees are invited to share their experience on social media and be entered to win a special prize from the Nashville Symphony and Griffin Technology. To enter, shoot a photo at a community concert and post to Instagram using the tags @nashvillesymphony and #NSOsummer. Winners will be announced the day after each concert. Information: www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/calendar/communityconcerts.

Sunday, June 28

Sunset Concert Series at Carnton Plantation

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing monthly outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton Plantation, kicks off with Resurrection, Journey Tribute Band. Other dates and acts include:

  • Sunday, July 26: Classic 70’s Pop Rock by Vinyl Radio
  • Sunday, August 30: Eagles Tribute Band: 7 Bridges Band

Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the event, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 years old or younger may attend free of charge. All concerts will take place from 6-8 p.m., and wrist bands will be issued for re-entry. Attendees are encouraged to arrive when the gates open at 4:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics, including alcohol. Additional food and libations will be available for purchase from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Puckett’s Grocery. Pets, tents and grills are not permitted.

Historic Travellers Rest’s BBQ + Brew

BBQ and beer on the grounds outside the historic home. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Travellers Rest. Noon-3 p.m. Guests will enjoy music, corn hole and other games on the lawn. Event sponsors include Black Abbey Brewing Company and Famous Dave’s BBQ. Tickets (615 832-8197615 832-8197, ext 10.) are $30 for attendees 21 and older, $20 for ages 12-20 and $10 for children ages 6-11. Children five and under are free of charge. Information: www.travellersrestplantation.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

BBQ + Brew

Historic Travellers Rest will host the BBQ + Brew summer event, Noon- 3 p.m. with BBQ and beer on the grounds outside the historic home. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Travellers Rest. Guests will enjoy music, as well as corn hole and other games on the lawn. Event sponsors include Black Abbey Brewing Company and Famous Dave’s BBQ. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Rentals & Events Department at 615-832-8197615-832-8197, ext 10. Admission for the event is $30 for attendees 21 and up, $20 for ages 12-20 and $10 for children ages 6-11. Children five and under are free of charge. Information: www.travellersrestplantation.org.

Sunset Concert Series

The Battle of Franklin Trust has announced the dates and lineup for its annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing monthly outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton Plantation. This year’s schedule includes a wide-array of classic favorites:

  • Sunday, June 28: Journey Tribute Band: Resurrection
  • Sunday, July 26: Classic 70’s Pop Rock by Vinyl Radio
  • Sunday, August 30: Eagles Tribute Band: 7 Bridges Band

Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the event, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 years old or younger may attend free of charge. All concerts will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., and wrist bands will be issued for reentry. Attendees are encouraged to arrive when the gates open at 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Chamber North Metro Council Candidate Forum

Network with business and community leaders while meeting the candidates for Metro Council in districts 1, 2, 3 and 19. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 615-743-3063615-743-3063.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Music Industry Day at Summer NAMM

Offers musicians, audio pros and those who love music access to Summer NAMM at Nashville’s Music City Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to check out one of NAMM’s exclusive, world-renowned music product events. Network with industry leaders, meet other musicians, attend workshops, and demo gear from more than 1,000 music product brands. Live music happens throughout the day from Dustin Lynch, Tony Lucca and Louisa Wendorff and more. Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S. Cost: $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: www.namm.org/musicindustryday

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