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Wednesday, May 23 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 24 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, May 25

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Songwriter's Circle

featuring
Meg Williams (Nashville)
Austin Beliles (Monrovia)
Marci Benbow (Indianapolis)
Joe Shelton (Indianapolis)

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)


Meg Willians is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer based out of Nashville Tennessee.

Meg has been busy performing all around Nashville at respected Writer's Nights and Songwriter Showcases, and numerous venues with both her band, Meg Williams Band, and as a solo/duo act - you can find her on a stage nearly every single night (sometimes 3x a night!).  After living in Nashville for only over a year, she has already been the Featured Artist at several songwriter showcase and has shared the stage with many established songwriters & artists.  She recently showcased at the RedGorilla Music Festival in Austin with Meg Williams Band, performed in Memphis during the International Blues Challenge week (2017 & 2018), performing at the highly respected BB King's Blues Club Memphis (2018), competed in the 2016 Nashville Blues Challenge, toured southern California three times in the past year, performed twice at the Re-Axe booth at the Summer NAMM showcase in Nashville, played at Knoxville's WDVX Blue Plate Special, and performed at Cheyenne Frontier Days and Loretta Lynn's Ranch as a guitarist for another Nashville-based artist. Often compared to Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt, Meg's guitar playing has captured the attention of listeners throughout all of Nashville and increasingly the US.

Meg just released her newest blues-rock EP 'Maybe Someday', recorded in East Nashville, featuring many Nashville based musicians.  You can find the EP on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and many other sites. Songs from 'Maybe Someday' have been played on radio stations world-wide, including: Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and more.  'Maybe Someday' just hit #10 on the Top 50 Blues Rock Album charts, on the Roots Music Report, and #38 on the Top Blues Album charts.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, July 27

Saturday, May 26 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, May 28 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, May 30 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 31 Poetry Open Mic

Coming in June

Friday, June 1

#AbletonAcademy

The Lodge Academy present
Music Producers Showcase
with students using Ableton Live

6:30p to 10:00p  |  FREE

Come enjoy new music perform live by graduate students of Indianapolis' new advanced music producer program.  Students are graduates of The Lodge Academy, located in the world-class Lodge Recording Studios in Indianapolis.  Each student will perform a 20 minute set using the advanced production and performance software Ableton Live with incredible lighting and production by the Indianapolis-based visual/technological arts company, Double Negative Design.

Performances will be by Adam Polkinghorn, Matthew Scott, Naomi Sand, Aaron Lewis, Ryan Powell, Chris Taylor, Kenny Engelau, Alex Lorek, Luke Snodgrass, Casey McDermott, and Philia (Dan Giffin).
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Friday, June 1 First Firday on the deck at the Irving Theater

Saturday, June 9

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
PRIDE SHOW

US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, July 14

Monday, June 11 Acoustic Open Mic featuring John McDonough at 8:00.

Coming in July

Saturday, July 6

#Upchurch

Mad Hatter Shows present
Upchurch The Redneck
funnier than a chili dog fart in a space suit

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $30 advance / VIP $60


Ryan Edward Upchurch was born in Cheetham County TN on Mat 24th 1991.  He comes from a close family full of humor which led him to become the hilarious redneck comedian we know today.  In 2014, while hanging with some friends Ryan started creating videos as his character "Upchurch The Redneck" within four months time he gained over 100,000 fans.  In less than a year he hit over a million fans on social media.

In some of his famous videos, Ryan would sing bits of his favorite country songs.  Fans couldn’t get enough and would beg for more.  In July, 2014 Ryan put out his first single “Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread” which started the RHEC craze.  Before long, Ryan had his own RHEC clothing line.  Redneck Nation quickly sponsored the clothing line and in no time RHEC merchandise became popular.

It seems everything Ryan touches turns to gold. He has such a kind heart and outgoing personally, he is just easy to love.  In 2015, he joined the team of Rise & Stand to help the organization raise awareness about bullying and labeling.  He spends a good majority of his time mentoring fans in need. Recently, Ryan released his hick-hop rap album “Cheatham County”.  The album was in the top 25 before even hitting shelves.
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