Friday News Roundup, January 24

No Waiting, It’s the New East Nashvillian!
A reminder the January-February edition of The East Nashvillian is now available! This issue features Nashville R&B Music Masterminds Louis York; American roots music maestros the Wood Brothers; activist Jim Gregory’s plan for a “shadier” Nashville, and our exclusive profiles of the 2019 East Nashvillians of the Year — along with much more!

Grab your copy from the usual locations around town or check out the online version right now! Want to get your message in our pages? Reach out to us at

Amazon Eyeing Madison Site for Distribution Hub Inc. is considering a Madison site for its tenth distribution hub in Middle Tennessee, according to a report in Nashville Business Journal. A permit was recently applied for a facility at 710 Myatt Drive, listing the land planning and engineering firms Panattoni Development Co. and Kimley-Horn and Associates as developers. The development plan calls for a roughly 130,000-square-foot distribution facility on the 40-acre site. Amazon has previously announced plans to create 5,000 jobs at its future Center for Excellence in downtown’s Nashville Yards development.

East Nashville Athletics Special Needs Baseball League
East Nashville Athletics is working to create a new, special needs baseball/teeball league. The proposed league would play games at Shelby Park in Spring 2020 and would be open at all young people ages 5-17 with special needs. Reduced registration fees will be available. For more information, contact

Madison Writers Workshop
The nonprofit Carnegie Writers will be holding a writer’s workshop at the Madison Branch of the Nashville Public Library on Sun, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The program will include writing, readings, possible guest speakers, and the opportunity to meet and discuss writing with your fellow scribes. The event is free to attend but be sure to bring a laptop and/or pen and paper.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-794-8115.


Weekend Show Round-Up
Some great shows this weekend to satisfy your taste for live music!

Need a shot of back to basic honky-tonk? For 25 years, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, had been earning fans the old-fashioned way, one live show at a time. Although his 11 albums have all held recorded treasures, it’s his reputation as the road warrior of honky-tonk, juke joint swing that has garnered him a loyal and devoted audience. Catch him tonight, Friday, Jan. 24 at Little Harpeth Brewing Co. (30 Oldham St.) with opening acts The Waymores and Lucas Denton & Friends. Show starts 7 p.m., more info on Facebook.

Glam and punk more your style for Friday evening? The move on over to Drkmtr at 1111 Dickerson Pike where Third Man Records is presenting Atlanta glam/goth superstars Material Girls on a bill with local DIY-ers Donors, Safety Net, and Engine IX. Show starts 8 p.m. for more info check out Facebook.

Taco Mouth | Photo by Brittney Whitehead

Tuesday night, don’t miss the final show of India Ramey’s residency at The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Ave.). All through the month of January, she’s delivered great music with several special musical guests (some announced and some a surprise). Openers No. 1 Knife — a side project by songwriters and co-owners of Cafe Rooster Records, Brian Wright and Sally Jaye, will perform songs from their debut record. Written and recorded, “On the spot in our backyard shed with just the two of us,“ according to Sally Jaye, they’ll be releasing 12 singles throughout 2020. Tim Easton makes an appearance as well, and rockers Taco Mouth will join Ramey on stage. Show starts at 5:30 p.m.; go to Facebook for more info.

No.1 Knife | Photo by Stacie Huckeba

To close out the weekend, The Steel Wheels are rolling into the City Winery (609 Lafayette St.) on Sunday, Jan. 26. With music rooted in traditional bluegrass, The Steel Wheels have managed to navigate the tricky Americana gap by developing a sound that successfully combines the traditions or their roots with the indie rock street cred. As the final stop on their current tour, their Sunday night show is sure to be a winner, tickets and more info at

Quick Bits

  • A new yoga studio, Hola Yoga, is on the way for the corner Trinity and Gallatin. Owner Khrystyne Baltodano will offer a variety of classes including vinyasa, heated vinyasa, flow foundations, slow flow, yin, restorative, and Bhakti, all set in her intentionally designed boutique fitness space. She plans to open on Feb. 9 with a grand opening event on Feb. 16.
  • Scout’s Barbershop East Nashville location at 904 Main St. will be moving in April to 1003 Gallatin Ave. in the former Holt Brothers Flooring building that is now home to Hardaway Construction. The new location will feature more stylists, better parking, and an outdoor deck waiting area.
  • Slow Burn Hot Chicken’s new East Nashville location is now officially under construction and co-owner Joyce Reed says they hope to be open this month.
  • More Hot Cluckin’ news: longtime East Side fav, Bolton’s Spicy Chicken and Fish at 624 Main St., has announced plans to open a second location in Antioch, Nashville at 1135 Bell Road.
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