Nashville Fringe Festival

Celebrating the diversity of Nashville artists

June 2023 Newsletter

Published in Newsletters.

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The Nashville Fringe Festival exists to celebrate the diversity of Nashville artists & to honor the legends among us who enrich our city and inspire our lives. This month we’re sharing news & offerings from several friends from around town.

Fringe Radio Show

Every Monday Night on Radio Free Nashville, WRFN-LP Pasquo 103.7 & 107.1 FM

The Fringe Radio Show with E.T. and AL-D

Each and every Monday night the Fringe Radio Show takes the airwaves on Radio Free Nashville to host and promote a wide variety of music. Check out our archives, which include programs dating back to 2013, or take a look back with us at some of the great Nashville talent that has appeared on the show during the month of June in years gone by: Weston (2019), BEZ (2017), D’Llisha Davis (2017), Amerigo Gazaway (2016), and local selections curated by villin (2022).

This month we’re switching it up a bit to look back at how the Fringe began. The Nashville Fringe Festival kicked off in June of 2010 with its first events held across the city at Simon Ripley’s Music & Art, W.O. Smith Music School and The Basement. Photos from those first shows are available here, along with a video of Bullfrog Revue live at The Basement.

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The 2011 edition featured performers at The Basement, Cafe Coco, Bongo Java After Hours Theatre, Rocketown, the Listening Room & Exit/In. Photos from the Exit/In show are available here.

Nashville Fringe Festival 2012

And for the 2012 installment, Fringe events took over 12th & Porter, Mad Donna’s, Centennial Park, the Listening Room, Exit/In, Nin48Jazz, the East Side Co-Op, Family Wash, the Rutledge, Global Education Center & the Hard Rock Cafe. Photos from the Hard Rock event are available here.

Thank you for your continued interest in nurturing the city’s creative talent!

YEAH Nashville

YEAH! Summer Jam is an inclusive summer day camp for youth of all backgrounds ages 10-17 held in Nashville, TN. Sign up for the program is now open – or if you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer, you can do so here.

Musicians Corner Nashville

And here are a few events to put on your calendar this month: