August 26, 2016
– 6:00 pm
- August 26, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Frist Fridays 2016
The Frist Center popular outdoor summer concert series Frist Fridays kicks off on Friday, June 24. Now in its fourteenth season, Frist Fridays take place on the final Friday of June, July, and August from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Center’s Turner Courtyard. Patrons are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages, as well as the diverse exhibitions on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. Frist Fridays take place rain or shine.
2016 FRIST FRIDAYS REMAINING LINEUP:
July 29—The Revelers and Halfbrass
The opening night of Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, an exhibition of the renowned New Orleans-based arts and craft venture, will be celebrated with the sounds of South Louisiana. Hailing from Lafayette, the Revelers combine swamp pop, Cajun, country, and zydeco into an infectious medley of roots music. With founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers, the Pine Leaf Boys, and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, the Revelers are a veritable Louisiana supergroup. They were nominated in the Best Regional Roots category for the 58th GRAMMY® awards and also featured in the HBO series Treme.
Halfbrass is a New Orleans–influenced quintet that mixes traditional brass band music with funk, jazz, and rock. Formed in 2003, the Nashville-based group has led parties at backyard crawfish boils, weddings and other events, and has recorded with a number of national and local artists, including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Charlie Peacock. Break out your best second-lining shoes for this evening of Crescent City culture in Music City.
August 26—Rhett Miller
While fronting the veteran roots-rock foursome the Old 97’s, which he co-founded in 1993, Rhett Miller has recorded seven solo albums. Described as an “alt-country lifer” by Rolling Stone, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and the Old 97’s have earned a devoted following for their endearing blend of pop sensibilities and muscular Texas bar-band twang. Miller excels at crafting vivid narratives in his songs, which are flush with memorable characters, settings, and literary allusions. His 2015 release, The Traveler, features Black Prairie, a Portland-based band that shares members with the Decemberists, as well as contributions from Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of R.E.M.
Line-up subject to change.
Admission to each Frist Fridays concert is free for Frist Center members and to visitors 18 years and younger. General adult admission is $12.00 for not-yet-members, $9.00 for seniors and college students with ID and $7.00 for military.
Frist Fridays feature a special selection of economically priced snack food items in the Frist Center Café. The selections will vary for each event and will include such items as chicken wings, sliders, corn dogs and soft pretzels. Prices will range from $2.50 to $4.50.
Parking in the Frist Center lots is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To locate downtown parking lots and additional parking options near the Frist Center, visit Park It Downtown.