Upcoming Events:

April 29: Friends of the Fringe event = Tacorama at the East Room. 2pm-6:30pm, tickets available here.

May 6 & 7: Friends of the Fringe event = Nashville Taco Fest at the Nissan Stadium Parking Lot, featuring Taco Trucks and Vendors, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Taco Eating Competition, Club Ibiza Salsa Dance Tent, Mechanical Bull, Mariachi Bands, Margarita Mixdown Competition, Chihuahua Costume Contest, Specialty Margaritas, Kid Zone, VIP Experience, Hourly Taco Giveaways & Live Bands. Portions of the proceeds will benefit multiple area non-profits including Opportunity Now Initiative, East Nashville Athletics, Conexion Americas, Be About Change, and the Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation. Click here for tickets to the event.

May 8: Blues in the Schools – What The Blues Has Done For You? at Harris-Hillman School (1706 26th Ave, Nashville, TN 37212) at 9:30am

May 15: Squikee on the Fringe Radio Show

May 16: Blues in the Schools – What The Blues Has Done For You? at Lockeland Elementary Design Center Gym @ 1:30pm

May 17: Blues in the Schools – What The Blues Has Done For You? at Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet (2601 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204) at 1:30pm

[Click here for a complete listing of past events, and here for a Fringe Radio Show archive.]

Nashville Scene Critics’ Pick: Black Holler at The Belcourt

In the wake of films like Scream and Cabin in the Woods, you’d think more stock characters in horror flicks would have some idea of the peril their behavior puts them in. But where would the fun be in that? The all-local crew behind Black Holler is hip to this quandary, and the film revels in the campiness of familiar situations for maximum comedic effect. To wit, the plot features a bunch of cheese-addled horn-dog students who go traipsing into the woods like so much machete fodder, and it’s up to Laquita Johnson (played by the outstanding Tamiko Robinson Steele, who recently starred in Nashville Rep’s production of A Raisin in the Sun opposite Eddie George) to save them from the terrors that await. You’ve got your choice of screenings for the film’s world premiere on Monday: Come early for the Fancy Screening, complete with (bloody) red carpet, photo ops and a talkback, or come late for the Rowdy Screening, which promises Rocky Horror-style audience participation. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene

Preview: Black Holler on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 17 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Bruce and Heidi Ervin from the film Black Holler.

Black Holler is a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville, TN starring Tamiko Robinson. In addition to acting in the film, which both Heidi and Bruce did, Heidi co-wrote and produced the project, and Bruce scored the film.

A pair of Bruce’s tracks are available on the Fringe’s most recent seasonal sampler, and tickets for Black Holler’s April 24 premiere are available at The Belcourt.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

2017 Spring / Summer Sampler

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to present a new compilation featuring 15 tracks to help welcome summer. Here’s what’s included this time around:

1) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Bagyenyi Mwebare Kwijja”

This track is from a special project which is now in its fourth year. April 26, 2017 “A Night of Peace and Percussion” will take place at The Studio. This is a fundraiser for the “I Know Concert Series” which helps raise HIV awareness in Uganda and helps supply treatment to those in need. The event begins at 6pm. Click here for more information or to RSVP via Facebook. 

Tom Larson: Facebook | ReverbNation

2) RacQ Music “Love Lost III” (feat. William “Black Sax” Banks and K. Marie)

“Love Lost III” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

RacQ Music: Facebook | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

3) Raw Proof “Knock, Knock, KnockiN'”

“Knock, Knock, KnockiN'” is a previously unreleased track from Raw Proof. From Proof, “It’s a song about being a hermit and not wanting to be around… people. It’s a song about Liars, Thieves, and Cheaters.”

Raw Proof: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud

4) AL-D “Makin’ More Hits Remix” (feat. Ahmad Rashad, Mixed by DJ Rate)

“Makin’ More Hits” is from AL-D’s 2011 release, Vitamin D.

AL-D: Bandcamp | Twitter

5) Malcolm DeWayne “Adult Swim” (feat. J. Nolan, Produced by Plue Starfox)

Malcolm DeWayne (formerly Mac L) is currently working on his Enter the Soul Dragon EP, which he anticipates releasing late 2017/early 2018.

Malcolm DeWayne: Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter

6) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Ntembe”

7) Magic in Threes “Cloud Lifter”

“Cloud Lifter” is from Magic in Threes’ 2016 Heady Days EP.

Magic in Threes: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

8) A Playa Named Stones “3ye Fly”

“3ye Fly” is from A Playa Named Stones’ newly released album, The Playa Tape.

A Playa Named Stones: Instagram | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

9) JusBam “Let Ya Light Shine”

“Let Ya Light Shine” is from JusBam’s 2015 album, Whoiam.

JusBam: Facebook | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

10) Bruce Ervin “Pool Party JAM!”

“Pool Party JAM!” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). “Pool Party JAM!” is from Black Holler, a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville. Black Holler will be holding a special premiere showing at The Belcourt Theatre April 24. Click here to order your tickets in advance via the Belcourt’s website.

Black Holler: Facebook | Twitter

11) E.T. “Letter To Hip Hop” (feat. Turin)

“Letter To Hip Hop” is from E.T.’s 2014 release, I Hate Rap Music “The Mixtape.”

E.T.: Bandcamp | Twitter

12) Rashad Tha Poet “The Yeahs” (feat. Classik Levine)

“The Yeahs” is from Rashad Tha Poet’s 2016 album, Soulville.

Rashad Tha Poet: Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

13) RacQ Music “Kushcabulary”

“Kushcabulary” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

14) Spoken Nerd “Grocery Store”

“Grocery Store” is from Spoken Nerd’s 2015 FAILING IS FUN EP.

Spoken Nerd: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

15) Bruce Ervin “New Girl in Town”

“New Girl in Town” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). Much like “Pool Party JAM!,” “New Girl in Town” is also from Black Holler.

Preview the album below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

Preview: Ola on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 10 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. will be speaking to the Clarksville-based artist Olasubomi “Ola” Aka-Bashorun about his journey from Nigeria and his current projects.

Ola’s work can be viewed online at his website, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

April 26: A Night of Peace and Percussion

UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED

The Studio will be hosting a special evening this coming April 26, 2017 when the venue will feature “A Night of Peace and Percussion.” This is the fourth year a group of local musicians will be heading to Uganda, where they’ll showcase their “I Know Concert Series” to help raise HIV awareness and help get affected individuals treatment. This night of fun, eclectic music at The Studio will be a fundraiser to help the group make their way to Africa. Please support these Friends of the Fringe: Doors are at 6pm and more information is available at the event’s Facebook page.

Preview: Raw Proof on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 3 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be joined by Raw Proof, where they’ll be previewing the upcoming April 29 WeirDose and Counterfeit Money Machine show at Springwater. Raw Proof will also be performing at the show, as will AL-D & E.T., Pow Shadowz, and Magnetic Forces (with a cypher after the show). More information on the event can be found here.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).