In case you haven’t noticed, our fair city has been taken over by a bunch of folksy oldsters in town for the Americana Music Festival and Conference — which is why (unless you’re Michelle and a diehard Jayhawks fan) you don’t recognize 90% of the bands playing Mercy Lounge this weekend. The thing about the AMA’s annual shindig is that everybody who’s connected to that world already knows about it and bought their wristbands on expense accounts months ago.
But! Here’s something you should know: Grimey’s and The Basement are taking the occasion to once again throw one of their big backyard parties featuring bands, beer and almost assuredly other things that start with “B.” Some of our local faves in the Americana world will be on deck to play — including Glossary and Nikki Lane, along with DJs from the dearly departed WRVU. Perhaps most importantly, however, Calfkiller will be on hand to pour you some of the best beer Middle Tennessee has to offer. We’re not messing around here, they rule and the only place you can get it is Frugal McDougal’s (and sometimes 12 South Taproom).
Festivities start at 11:00 a.m. Mas Tacos will be there as well, so bring cash:
11:00-12:00 DJ Record Wranglers
12:00-12:20 David Olney
12:20-12:40 Amy Speace
12:40-1:00 Derek Hoke
1:00-1:15 DJ Randy of the Hipbilly Jamboree
1:45-2:00 DJ Randy of the Hipbilly Jamboree
2:00-2:30 Paul Burch
2:30-2:45 DJ Heather Lose of the Honky Tonk Jukebox
2:45-3:05 Low Volts
3:05-3:20 DJ Heather Lose of the Honky Tonk Jukebox
3:20-3:50 Hymn for Her
3:50-4:00 DJ Pete Wilson of Nashville Jumps!
4:00-4:30 Nikki Lane
4:30-4:45 DJ Pete Wilson of Nashville Jumps!
4:45-5:15 Shivering Timbers