Nashville Film Screening, Q&A and Live Performance – September 11 and 12

Posted by on August 4th, 2017 with Comments Off on Nashville Film Screening, Q&A and Live Performance – September 11 and 12

On Monday, September 11, join us at 7 p.m. at the historic Belcourt Theatre in Nashville for an intimate screening of the concert film Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…And More. After a raving premiere at SXSW this year, we are proud to be bringing this special film to a Nashville screen during AMERICANAFEST. A special Q&A with film director Benno Nelson and Big Star’s Jody Stephens and more will follow the screening. This event is open to conference registrants with an RSVP in advance. General admission tickets can be purchased for $10 starting on August 7.

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The day following the film, catch the entire concert live before your eyes at the Cannery Ballroom starting at 6:30 p.m Performed for the first time in Nashville in its entirety, the must-see event will feature original Third conductor Carl Marsh and core players including sole surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens along with Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (the dB’s) and Pat Sansone (Wilco). This performance will be followed by a set of Big Star hits with many special musical guests. This event is open to conference registrants and wristband holders. General admission tickets can be purchased for $15 here starting on August 7 or at the door.

Openers: Skylar Gudasz is playing a set at 6:30, then at 7, Stamey, Millie McGuire, and Django Haskins are going to perform songs from the radio play Occasional Shivers, with special guest bassist Byron House, narrated by Craig Havighurst.

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