It’s been quite a month around these parts!
We enjoyed lots of live performances. We welcomed new submissions from all over the world. We had fun in the process.
Can’t ask for much more than that, right?
We feel good about where this summer is headed, and we’re here for wherever the adventure takes us. Today, it brings us to celebrate the UMC20 Best of May. Hear a sample of what the past month had to offer below!
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Once a month, we are partnering with Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME) in East Nashville to feature an artist who is enrolled in the organization’s Elite Artist Program, which teams recording artists with HOME’s Verified Producers and other business professionals to accelerate the process of creating and monetizing their music.
This month, we’re excited to feature Taylor Bickett. The musical storyteller is breaking barriers left and right — musically, her unique compositions present her truth in genre-bending fashion. In addition, Taylor recently had the honor of being crowned the first-ever female winner of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem tournament.
One thing is for sure: Taylor Bickett is fearlessly marching toward her dreams, and there’s no keeping her — or her creativity — in a box. Learn about Taylor and her future aspirations, and then treat yourself to her latest single, “Green,” when you reach the bottom!
Previous HOME Elite Artist Spotlights:
April 2022: Natasha Blaine
Last week, we delivered the news that we (in conjunction with NashLive!) are producing Hear Her Voice, an all-female songwriters night to benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter on Tuesday, June 7. The lineup features eight female performers, who will join us for featured sets at LTH Coffee & Social, located at 7113 Charlotte Ave. in West Nashville.
Are you ready for the lineup? Good, because we’re ready to give it to you!
Meet the Lineup
We’ve got some fresh, eclectic sounds to comprise this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear.
Everything here has elements of pop. However, each song is by no means formulaic. Each one expands upon the boundaries of what pop music can be, blending styles making for exciting listens the whole way through.
Hear What You Should
You’ve heard the phrase, you know the song… but you’ve never done it like this before!
Flash Me Xperience, Just Play Entertainment, and the Sunday Funday Crew present the “Sunday Funday Xperience,” Sunday, June 5 from 2-6 p.m.
Take it back to your freshman year with the kickback vibes, with spades, spirits, smoke, and the songs you want to hear to have a good time. There’s even a scavenger hunt, because we’re big kids and why tf not?! It’s like Chuck-E-Cheese, but without the pizza and big ass rats.
It’s all going down at Flash Me Xperience, Nashville’s all new Fully Immersive 3-Dimensional Self-Portrait Gallery. Flash Me is the Ultimate Photo Xperience, offering over 15 different exhibits for your photography pleasure. The immersive scenes allow you to become one with the art. Conveniently located in the heart of Nashville on Historic Jefferson Street, Flash Me Xperience invites you to create timeless memories while exploring eclectic art.
General admission tickets start at $10, with food and drink packages also available for purchase. Get yours here!
Sponsored by Guidance Whiskey, Fiyori Vodka, and Twisted Sistuhs.
Raise your hand if you’re a recovering people pleaser!
If that sounds like you, then you know it can be a challenge to learn how to choose yourself — or, what “choosing yourself” even means.
I’ve recently come to my own discovery, and I want to share it with you.
On Tuesday, June 7, UMC and NashLive! will bring an all-female lineup together to benefit one of Nashville’s most important and enduring causes.
First thing’s first: we’re going to need you to come to The Cobra Nashville this Friday for A Night of Nashville Hip Hop II. You can get tickets here as long as you’re 21 or older.
This week’s UMC20 spotlights the artists joining us this Friday night in East Nashville. They lead us off, and there’s plenty more fun where that came from. There’s a splash of pop, a whole lot of rock, and even a little Americana in there for your tastes.
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Saturday night was a time for rock and roll in the front room of The Cobra Nashville.
See the Photos
Can’t wait to head to BentoLiving Chestnut Hill for Music on the Move’s all-female LGBTQ+ showcase to kick off Nashville Pride Week on Friday, June 24?
Well, good news: there’s another all-female showcase happening there during CMA Fest weekend, two weeks prior on June 10!