Davidson Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

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1. Leon Bridges

Photo courtesy of Leon Bridges Facebook page

Friday, May 13, 7:30pm

310 1st Ave S., Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheatre

Todd Michael, or more commonly known as, “Leon” Bridges is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his 2015 song “Coming Home”, which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges’ debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released the following June with Columbia Records and subsequently nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. In June 8, 2020, Bridges and Terrace Martin released a single titled “Sweeter” in response to the murder of George Floyd. Bridges’ third studio album, Gold-Diggers Sound, was released in July of 2021. A second collaborative EP with Khruangbin titled Texas Moon was released in February of 2022.

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2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert

Photo courtesy of Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, various times

1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected onto a giant screen and accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, you can join in on Harry’s adventures as never before. Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combines to deliver all the adventure, humor, and suspense you remember in an experience you’ll never forget.

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3. Nashville Vegfest

Photo courtesy of Nashville Vegfest

Sunday, May 15, 11:00am-5:00pm

500 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN

Nashville Fairgrounds

The 8th annual Nashville Vegfest is back and will be at Shed 1 this year at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The event is outdoors, but the majority of the festival is covered. We will have live music, a family fun zone, vendors, food trucks, and lots of vegan food!! You don’t want to miss this fun event.

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4. Naomi Judd Public Memorial

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Sunday, May 15, 5:00pm

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

A memorial for late Country Music Hall of Fame singer Naomi Judd will take place at the Ryman this Sunday. Judd, the Grammy Award-winning matriarch of hitmaking mother-daughter duo The Judds, passed on April 30 at the age of 76, a day before she and her daughter Wynonna Judd entered the Country Music Hall of Fame. Those unable to attend in-person can tune into the show via the CMT cable network.

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5. Orville Peck

Photo courtesy of Orville Peck Facebook page

Friday, May 13, 8:30pm

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

Orville Peck is country music’s newest outlaw. His handmade, fringed masks, which obscure his features except for a pair of ice blue eyes, belie his deeply personal lyrics, while his ornate Nudie suits recall the golden age of country. Peck’s masks and theatrical stage presence immediately grab audience attention, similar to the way Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash’s larger-than-life images captured him as a young man. However, it’s his voice and his songwriting, influenced by Parton, Loretta Lynn, Townes Van Zandt, and Gram Parsons, that have captivated a fan base as extensive and diverse as his musical tastes.

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