June 17: Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

Please join Friend of the Fringe Rahsaan Barber and Shannon Williford as they take the stage at the 2017 Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival Saturday, June 17. Barber’s set (which will feature Kelli Cox on keys, Mike Rinne on bass, and Joshua Hunt on drums) is slated for 3:00pm while Williford (with Bentley Caldwell and Casey Lutton) will follow at 4:00pm with his tribute to Gregg Allman at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall Amphitheater. Click here for more details on the festival.

June 11: Peace, Percussion & Art

The Studio will be hosting a special event this coming June 11, 2017 when the venue will feature Peace, Percussion and Art. 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 day 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 3pm and more information is available at the event’s Facebook page.

June 10: Meant for the Milk Crate at The Cobra

The Cobra will be hosting the next installment in the Meant for the Milk Crate series coming up Saturday, June 10. This time around the night will feature Black Atticus, J-Bush, BA the Lewe, Nikko Green, Priestess (of Planet X), AL-D, E.T., and DJ Vamp. $5 cover; doors are at 9:30pm & the show will be followed by an open mic cypher. Click here for more information, or to RSVP via Facebook.

Preview: Marlon Dotson on the Fringe Radio Show

For the May 1 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with author and MC Marlon Dotson.

On the table for discussion will be Dotson’s most recent book, Bald Headz Ball Hard, and the duo will also look back on their time together in the New Block Order. Expect plenty of throwback music from that era, where Dotson performed under the name of Chilli Sauce.

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).

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).

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).