If you’re anything like us, you’ve already started your Nashville Pride countdown. With just over a week until their 25th anniversary celebration, there’s plenty to do around town in the meantime. From Wynonna making an appearance at Play Dance Bar and the Music City Sisters’ night at Canvas Lounge to the Nashville Pride Pageant, get your GLBT best bets calendar below.
Kicking off your mid-week calendar this week is a special appearance from the one and only Wynonna at Play Dance Bar June 5. Wynonna is getting ready to release the remix to her current single “Something You Can’t Live Without.” Want an exclusive sneak peek at the single? Sign up here. Wynonna fans can also catch her June 5 at 3rd and Lindsley with Shelly Fairchild and Elonowen. Tickets are $25.
But that’s not all that is happening June 5. Kick off the midweek with an LOL fest with Girl on Girl Comedy at Zanies. Tickets are $10 but we want to give a reader a pair of tickets. Just email and say you'd like to go.
The CMT Music Awards will be live from Bridgestone Arena. There’s still a chance to get a wristband to attend from Audience Company Nashville (while supplies last). Click here for more information.
Speaking of country music, there’s nothing more exciting than the annual CMA Music Fest. While the parade kicked off Wednesday, Sara Evans opens up the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m.. Check out our must-list for performers to catch around town and don’t forget to tweet us your CMA Fest photos.
Also don’t forget Thursday June 6 is the grand opening of H&M at Opry Mills. You still have a chance to enter our drawing for a $200 gift card and personal shopping consult with Taylor Swift’s stylist Joseph Cassell.
Maybe you’re not a fan of country music? How about Glee? Well there are still a few tickets floating around on third party sites for the June 6 sold–out Darren Criss performance at the Cannery Ballroom. Our favorite Glee gay will be singing some new tunes and this is one show you might not want to miss.
With all the CMA Fest road closures (and traffic) maybe you need a drink! Head on down to Canvas Lounge Thursday, June 6 for the inaugural Music City Sisters’ night from 7-9 p.m.. Each month, the Sisters will raise funds for a local organization. This month’s organization is TTPC, which celebrated their 10 year anniversary at the end of May.
Need a theatre fix this week? Check out Sideshow at Actor’s Bridge Presents She Kills Monsters June 6-9. The regional premiere, from playwright Qui Nguyen, deals with GLBT issues and coming out and was a GLAAD media award nominee. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans (Amanda Meador) as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly (Sara Gaddis). When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. For more information and tickets click here.
All this and it’s not even Friday yet? Well make sure you catch Bianca Nicole all weekend long at Play Dance Bar.
Special note: The Nashville Symphony community concert planned for Bicentennial Park June 7 has been canceled. You can check out additional performances (including a June 9 show at Crockett Park) here.
But there is plenty of music at the café at the First Center (919 Broadway ) when Primetimer Pablo Garzon leads the Serenatta Latin Ensemble Friday June 7 from 6 – 8 p.m.. There is no cover.
Start your Saturday afternoon right with the annual Tennessee Equality Project and TEP Foundation meeting. The meeting will be held at Holy Trinity Community Church from 12 – 3 p.m.. For more information or to RSVP visit the TEP Facebook event page.
Are you sittin’ up in your room on a Saturday night? Then you’ll want to check out Brandy June 8 at War Memorial Auditorium. Congratulations to Amiee Sadler and Curtis Trichel for showing us how big of Brandy fans they were and winning tickets to the show.
Last but not least, who will be crowned Mr. and Ms. Nashville Pride 2013? Find out on Sunday, June 9 at Play Dance Bar. For more details, click here to read our Nashville Pride pageant spotlight.