What’s Going On

This is not where the sidewalk ends.  This is where the lines at the Woodland Street sidewalk begins. Whether we are having readings, word game nights, creative workshops, or other various special occasions, this is where you will get the up-to-date information for all of the above so you don’t miss out on the literature love.

East Side Story has partnered with The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville to publish an anthology titled Based On: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville. The project is a special collection of short stories, songs, and visual art prints which are all inspired by one another and blended together into the fold of a single book (cd of the music included).

The project includes the following creative talents:

Authors Chuck Beard, Paige Crutcher, Tony Earley, JT Ellison, Cary Graham, River Jordan, Ariel Lawhon, Betsy Phillips, RashadthaPoet (Rashad Rayford), Victoria Schwab, Shawn Whitsell, and Tommy Womack. (intro by- Craig Havighurst /afterword by- Robert Hicks)

Musicians – Kyle Andrews, Boom Forest, Carolina Story, Michael B. Hicks, Griffin House, Phil Madeira, David Mead, The Coal Men, The Lower Caves, The Rough and Tumble, Tristen, and Brooke Waggoner.

Visual Artists – Adam Baker, Cory Basil, Carl Carbonellefharper (Emily Harper Beard), Michael McBride, Barry A. Noland, Rebecca Sloan, Julie Sola, and Ian White.

On Monday, June 15, 2015, East Side Story and the Arts & Business will celebrate the release of what could possibly be the most epic creative collaboration of Nashville artists with a one-night release concert extravaganza at Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall. The evening will be hosted by Music City Roots host Craig Havighurst and include performances by a majority of the contributing artists … all to commemorate the launch of this unique project.

All proceeds from the book and event will benefit the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.

Aside from collecting corporate sponsorships, we are running a limited chance for YOU to individually help with the production of this Nashville project.  The first 200 folks who donate $100 will receive an autographed copy of the book/cd, one ticket for admission to the release event, and a receipt for a $50 tax deductible donation.

If you would like to be one of the first 200, please send a check addressed to Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville to:

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
1900 Belmont Blvd. 
Nashville, TN 37212

Please include a memo with your check that states : For East Side Story Anthology.