Big 98 Guitar-B-Que Tomorrow, More Events

•••The Big 98 Guitar-B-Que happens tomorrow night (10/6) in front of Losers Bar at the end of Music Row. The free end-of-summer bash will shut down Division St. for performances by Randy Rogers Band, Thompson Square, David Nail, Chris Young, Jake Owen and Uncle Kracker.

•••Also tomorrow, SOLID presents Writers in the Round at the Bluebird Cafe with Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Phil O’Donnell, and Cary Barlowe. The 9 PM show benefits Sweet Sleep – Haiti. Reservations at

•••Join NSAI for a Porch Party at their offices on Tuesday, Oct. 26, beginning at 4 PM. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a friend. To attend, please RSVP to Debi Cochran at [email protected] or 615-256-3354.

•••Songwriter/author Marshall Chapman will celebrate the release of her new book, They Came to Nashville (Vanderbilt University Press/Country Music Foundation Press), with a special performance and interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, October 30. The book features Chapman’s conversations with fifteen artist-songwriters, including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Miranda Lambert, about their first forays to Music City. The program, which will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Ford Theater, is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. It will also be streamed live on

•••Blackhawk will headline the Tricky Hoedown on Oct. 16 benefitting the TJ Martell Foundation for cancer and AIDS research. The party will be about 10 miles from downtown Nashville on Cato Road. General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $60.

•••Capitol Records Nashville artist and star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly Jennette McCurdy is set to perform at the inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins Family Day on Oct. 31 from 1-4 PM. The exciting indoor carnival will be fun for kids of all ages and will take place at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center. Presented by Parallel Entertainment Los Angeles, the event benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation. General admission is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four, and children under the age of three are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at


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