The 15th season of the Frist Center's outdoor summer concert series Frist Fridays kicked off on Friday, June 30. The all-ages concerts take place on the final Fridays of June, July, and August from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., rain or shine. Join us for a fun evening of outstanding music in the Center’s Turner Courtyard with food specials and a cash bar and participate in artist-led experiences in the galleries.
This year, guests will have the special opportunity to participate in gallery and studio programs led by artists featured in the exhibitions State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Extrasensory, Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee, and Vadis Turner: Tempest.
August 25, 2017
Nikki Lane + Devon Gilfillian
Presented in Partnership with Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and ASCAP
With her 2017 LP Highway Queen, Nikki Lane continues to refine her own irresistible brand of audacious country–rock. Over the course of three albums and non-stop touring, Lane and her band have won over fans and critics with barroom band swagger and lyrics that are simultaneously brash and perceptive. Her songs, while vintage and twangy in DNA, are utterly of this moment in spirit and attitude.
Fluent in R&B, blues, funk, and rock, Devon Gilfillian is also developing his own contemporary rootsy accent, confidently displayed on his self-titled 2016 debut EP. Soulful and groove-centric, this first collection of songs offers a highly intriguing glimpse of a gifted singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist positioned for takeoff.
In the galleries, artists McLean Fahnestock (Pattern Recognition) and Massood Taj (Extrasensory) will offer interactive experiences. Using indigenous instruments from around the world, Taj will guide guests in the creation of a layered soundscape inspired by works of art on view. Fahnestock will engage visitors in explanations of memory, family legacies, and the creative process. Learn more.
Admission (tickets are purchased on site on the night of the event)
Frist Center members,visitors 18 and younger, college students with ID: FREE
General adult admission: $12.00
No Outside Food or Drink Allowed
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The Frist Café will feature the following selection of snack foods during Frist Fridays:
Buffalo Chicken Wings $5
Pork BBQ Sliders $5
Nachos (with condiments) $3
Arugula Salad (with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette) $3
Hummus (with pita chips, carrots, and celery) $5
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