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Frist Fridays concert series kicks off May 27
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Frist Fridays, the Frist Center’s popular summer concert series, kicks off May 27 with the Talking Heads tribute band Same As It Ever Was performing live in the Turner Courtyard. Now in its ninth year, this exciting series takes place May through July from 6 to 9 p.m. on the final Friday of each month. Patrons are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages as well as the diverse exhibitions on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. Frist Fridays takes place rain or shine.
“We are pleased that Frist Fridays is one of Nashville’s most popular summer traditions, attracting visitors of all ages from Middle Tennessee and beyond,” said Frist Center Executive Director and CEO Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D. “Over the years, so many people have told us that Frist Fridays introduced them to our institution and to the art in our galleries. What fun it is to bring music and art together in our creative community. This year’s series is heavily influenced by Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work, our major summer exhibition.  We are so pleased to have these wonderful entertainers jump into the spirit of the exhibition!” she concluded.
Frist Fridays Line Up

May 27, Same As It Ever Was
 Talking Heads Tribute Band Knoxville-based Talking Heads tribute band Same As It Ever Was works to defy expectations bringing audiences to their feet with the same fun, familiar, and New Wave tunes David Byrne and the Talking Heads introduced to the music world decades ago.  Same As It Ever Was members remain true to the punk sensibilities for which the Talking Heads became known. The band is in constant demand, playing college campuses and clubs throughout the southeast.
June 24, The Long Players
The Long Players are a group of Nashville-based musicians who have taken classic albums and performed them live in their original sequence since 2004. The Long Players unique tribute to “the album” as a conceptual work of art sets them apart from other tribute bands that focus on look-a-likes and sound-a-likes. Through this approach and their remarkable ability to pull off a variety of musical styles, they have received national notoriety and have been featured in Billboard and on NPR. As homage to Andy Warhol’s love of, if not near obsession for, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, The Long Players will perform a faithful rendition of The Stones’ album Sticky Fingers.  

July 29, Studio 54 remix with DJ Ron
Nashville has its fair share of recognizable DJs, but none are as well-rounded and visible in the club community as Ron Slomowicz, also known as DJ Ron.  Ron has been spinning in afterhours clubs in Nashville since 1996 which has earned him recognition as the city’s Best Club DJ in the Nashville Scene’s Reader Choice Awards the last three years. On this special Frist Fridays evening, DJ Ron will transform the Turner Courtyard of the Frist Center into the vibrant dance club scene reminiscent (only in some ways!) of the infamous Studio 54, a notable disco of the 1970s and 1980s notable for its glamorous  nightlife and celebrity guest list which often included pop artist Andy Warhol.
Admission to Frist Fridays is free for Frist Center members and to visitors 18 years and younger. General adult admission for non-members is $10 and $7 for seniors, military and college students with ID.