All good things must come to an end. On part 2 of our Starwood Amphitheatre series we dive even deeper into a not-long-forgotten tradition for Nashville music lovers. From the girl who lived next door, to the band that last rocked the amphitheatre, you won't want to miss our interviews this week. We also read some crazy stories from past experiences and give you tips on sneaking in. Finally, what should be done with that sacred ground of Rock? Join us as we pay our dues to 20 years of live music in Nashville.
Over the next two weeks we will be covering a time in Nashville when you took a short drive down I-24 to see the biggest bands in the world play under the stars with 18,000 screaming fans. While its name changed a few times over the 20 year run, to Nashvillians it will always be known as Starwood Amphitheatre. In the first part of this two-part series we are going to explore when Starwood was built, some of the first bands that played there, stories from past performances, and interview a production employee who worked at the amphitheater for 10 years. From Wu-Tang's kids to Ozzy's bowel movements and burning pizza boxes on the lawn, the tales that can be told from inside those gates are endless and too much to fit in one episode. Also this week we cover the Starwood Amphitheater Memories Facebook page, a safe haven for people old and young to compile pictures, videos, memories, and everything in between. From The Monkees to Motley Crue: a look back at Starwood Amphitheatre, is OUT NOW!
Sure, Nashville is known for it's country music scene, bachelorette parties, Honky-Tonks, and low property taxes (ha!). But this great city is also becoming a hot spot for new and creative restaurants. On this weeks episode we're debuting the first episode in our "What's for Lunch" series, where we pick a locally owned restaurant and talk to the owner about how they started and what sets them apart. This week we were lucky enough for owner of Coneheads, Marcus Buggs, to take some time out of his busy schedule to tell us about his unique take on Chicken and Waffles. If you're not hungry now, you will be after this episode. So check out Coneheads in person at 1315 Dickerson Pike or order online at
"Hey, what kind of IPA's do you have" This week we get to do something that is extremely close to our hearts as parents and spirits lovers. Sample BEER! We are going to highlight our 5 favorite breweries in Nashville, give you the background on each and even rank their beers towards the end of the show. In order to do this we had to bring on a special guest and superior (to men) beer palate specialist, Dana. Will we make it through the episode? There's only one way to find out. Cheers!
On this weeks episode of Raising Nashville podcast we examine the age old pastime of lying. Before we can understand why our children lie we must examine why we do; and we ALL do. We also provide tips on what to do as a parent when you catch your children lying. You also might catch a story of an infamous freshman year homecoming party that Bucky attended (hint: there's a big lie involved). So channel your inner George Washington and tune in to this weeks episode for all this and so.much more. Jim Carey would be proud.
What phase is it?!?!? With the ever evolving state of Nashville we found it our civic duty to bring our listenership a few updates on Music City, USA. Did MNPS rise to the occasion during our all new virtual learning environment or were kids caught using cuss words in the chat? What happened to the New Orleans style trend of taking drinks to-go? Was the 34% property tax increase warranted? Did a Tennessee politician really spend less than 25 thousand dollars and still come away with the win? No...we're not talking about you Manny Sethi! Tune in to this week's episode to hear our take on Nashville's current state of revelations.
2020 has been an interesting year. The Tennessee Titans ALMOST make the Super Bowl (it was a BIG deal around town folks) then we all go into lockdown for months, now we're witnessing as a large chunk of the country becomes aware that no, racism never truly went away. Throughout all of this we've been trying to push on and put out episodes that we think our listenership would like. But now it's time to take to take a little step back to reflect on everything that's happened so far this year and study up on some future topics. We're taking a little break, but we'll be back later this summer with new episodes on Nashville, parenting, or just something random that we think is relevant. Thanks for listening and we'll talk at you again soon.