10 Nashville Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in Music City, U.S.A.! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Nashville this week.

1. KRS-ONE
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Hip-hop legend and pioneer KRS-One will be performing live in concert here in Nashville at The Basement East. Be there to see why he is regarded as one of the greatest MCs of all time. KRS-One will be joined by The Morning After Crew and Case Arnold. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.

2. WKND HAPPY HOUR
Thursday – Saturday, March 8-10, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Beat rush hour with happy hour! Whether you need to wind down from your workweek, or you want to pregame for your own weekend moves, the WKND Hang Suite has a great happy hour for you every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Enjoy specials on drinks and select food items during happy hour, 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Be there on Thursdays for “Live From The WKND” featuring live music from some of Nashville’s hottest bands and musicians. Catch live music on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Learn more HERE 

3. 2018 ART SPLASH GALA
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Art Splash Gala is the premier fundraising event of the year, honoring Nashville’s community leaders who are making ripples and waves in the areas of arts education, community service, philanthropy, and arts advocacy. This gala is a semi-formal event where you can enjoy dinner, wine, live entertainment, photo booths, and more under a whimsical, emerald green landscape. That’s right. The Noah Liff Opera Center will be transformed into “Emerald City.” Funds raised will support the Moves & Grooves organization and its students. Learn more HERE

4. STREET SYMPHONY WEEKEND 2018
Friday – Sunday, March 9-11, 2018, various times
Acknowledging the proclamation of Street Symphony Day here in Nashville, there is a weekend full of enriching and celebratory events with 2-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond. On Friday, take part in the Wine & Grind Happy Hour at TheLAB as well as the Hustle & Motivate party at 9 Bar\Lounge. On Saturday, there will be the “Play to Win” Music Business panel discussion at Watkins College of Art, and there will also be “Sip With The Stars” event at L.A. Jackson. On Sunday, Slim & Husky’s will be the host location for the MTSU Scholarship Brunch with Chef Jason Williams. Learn more HERE

5. NINE BAR\LOUNGE 1 YR ANNIVERSARY
Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Celebrate the 1 year anniversary of 9 Bar\Lounge in Antioch. Happy hour specials will last from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy live music performed by William Davenport starting at 7:00 p.m. DJ Infamous and DJ EJB will be providing the sounds to keep the party live.  Learn more HERE.

6. JEEZY WITH SPECIAL GUEST TEE GRIZZLEY
Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
When you get done trappin’ in your cubicles or losing your mind in rush hour traffic, head to the War Memorial Auditorium for a Trap Star experience. Jeezy, not Young Jeezy anymore, will be performing live in concert with special guest Tee Grizzley. Expect to hear any of Jeezy’s hits from TM101 on up to his latest album, Pressure. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.

7. SEAFOOD BOIL DAY PARTY
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join the Eta Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., as they host their second annual Seafood Boil day party. Enjoy all you care to eat crab legs, shrimp, crawfish, and more, all skillfully prepared by Seafood Sensation. There will also be drinks specials at the bar and desserts from Sugar & Spice. The day party jumps off at 1:00 p.m. at Medusa Nashville. Kick it with the Nashville Sigmas. Learn more HERE

8. DOJA CAT W/ KIYA LACEY AT EXIT/IN
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Doja Cat will be performing live in concert this Saturday night at Exit/In. Nashville’s own Kiya Lacey will be performing as a special guest, and the show will also feature support from Cherele and DJ CropTopTot. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Learn more HERE

9. DEEPER GROOVES: LET’S GROOVE TONIGHT
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
You work hard all week, and you deserve to free your mind, body, and soul this weekend as you party to some of the best dance music. House Music Nashville presents Deeper Grooves which will be held this Saturday night at Construct. This month’s guest is DJ Denn from Chicago who is now residing here in Nashville. He and resident DJ Soul Infinite will be spinning the hits and classics for all the house heads and for everyone to dance. This is a B.Y.O.B. event, and it is free of charge. Learn more HERE

10. SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL AT THE 5 SPOT
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
If you have a little soul and rhythm, then you know to clap on 2 & 4. Just like that, Sunday Night Soul at The 5 Spot (#SNS5Spot) provides good music and good vibes on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. At each installment of #SNS5Spot, you can look forward to hearing some of Nashville’s best local soul artists and bands. Learn more HERE

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