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Mad Men the Conference to be held at MTSU in May

Mad Men the Conference will take place May 26–28 in Murfreesboro, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in partnership with the University of Salford in the U.K. The conference will bring students, professors, advertising industry professionals and Mad Men enthusiasts from all across the world to discuss the critically acclaimed television show. Mad Men aired […]


Covington Glen to Host Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival This May

Nestled in the rolling hillside and virgin forest of Middle Tennessee, the village of Covington Glen echoes with the sounds of Renaissance music and merrymaking. Accented by the Castle Gwynn’s twin towers, the 31st annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival is held the first four full weekends in May plus Memorial Day. Queen Elizabeth herself rules over […]

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Cage the Elephant to Perform at Ascend on May 19

Nashville-based rock band Cage the Elephant is embarking on a cross-country tour this summer with a hometown show at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville set for Thursday, May 19. Cage the Elephant released their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, to critical acclaim; Rolling Stone […]

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In Pursuit of the Paranormal: Murfreesboro’s Stones River Paranormal Society Searches for Spirits

“I like to use the Maglite as a communication device,” said Tammie McLendon, as she prepares a group of people to go into an abandoned hospital late at night to investigate paranormal activity. Her team, the Stones River Paranormal Society, is based in Murfreesboro, but tonight, a cool April evening, they are leading a group […]


Redneck Rumble Back for Another Weekend in Lebanon May 6–7

Usually, the first thing that Redneck Rumble promoters Scooter and Doris Williams generally get asked is “what the heck is a Redneck Rumble?” Those in the know are well aware it is the South’s biggest gathering of some of the craziest cars, trucks, motorcycles and, yes, even people, on the planet. The fall Redneck Rumble […]


Bird Song Brings ‘Banana’ Lowell Levinger for May 14 Concert

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 70, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana) will make a rare appearance in Woodbury, Tenn., on Saturday, May 14, to kick off Bird Song Studio’s 2016 Roots Music Series. Currently on tour in support of his new album Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics, Banana […]


Believe the Legend: Ghostfinger’s Reunion Show Set for May 13

Depending on one either being an optimist or a pessimist, a solid conclusion to a recently popularized argument pertaining to nostalgia is nostalgia can ultimately lead one to the thought “It’s nice to be alive.” It’s been a decade from the heavy idea phase—presumably made in a fit of whatever vocalist/guitarist Richie Kirkpatrick did to […]

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Cosmic Collective to Bring Jazz After Dark, Jazz on Mother’s Day

The annual Main Street JazzFest returns to the Murfreesboro Public Square May 6–7, but even after the JazzFest acts have finished their sets, Nikki Michelle and the Cosmic Collective will ensure that jazzy sounds will continue into the night. The Murfreesboro band will play a late-night set at Level III on the Square on Saturday, […]

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