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From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, puppets to poetry, a Nashville summer sampler

Summer Guide 2013

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Music City Burlesque - Featuring (From left): Freya West,  Truvy Trollop, Lux-O-Matic and Rose Hips. - Not pictured: Bettie B. Cupp, Bebe McQueen, Shan de Leers and Kinetic Kristen. - musiccityburlesque.com - PHOTOGRAPHER: ERIC ENGLAND SWIMWEAR BY: KATY K’S RANCH DRESSING (2407 12TH AVE. S.), KATYK.COM
  • Photographer: Eric England
    Swimwear by: Katy K’s Ranch Dressing (2407 12th Ave. S.), katyk.com
  • Music City Burlesque

    Featuring (From left): Freya West, Truvy Trollop, Lux-O-Matic and Rose Hips.
    Not pictured: Bettie B. Cupp, Bebe McQueen, Shan de Leers and Kinetic Kristen.musiccityburlesque.com

JUNE

6: Movies in the Park
Now in its 18th year, the Scene's free outdoor film series continues at Elmington Park with a quartet of big-screen treats. We can't tell you the titles, but try out your powers of inference. June 6: "Redheads go rogue in this Pixar powerhouse!" June 13: "It's a new zoo revue, comin' right at you!" June 21: "Ang Lee's Oscar-winning fantasy — go get 'em, tiger!" June 27: "The a cappella comedy that makes Glee look glum!" Food trucks and vendors on site will include Retro Sno, Grilled Cheeserie and Qdoba, to name just a few. Weather permitting, fun starts at 4 p.m., movies at dusk. —SH

6-9: CMA Fest
Taking place at LP Field, the Riverfront and elsewhere, the CMA Music Fest — which began as Fan Fair in 1972 — celebrates its 42nd year with performances from the biggest names in country. LP Field will see sets from Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more, while the Riverfront Stage will host Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Gretchen Wilson, Lonestar and more. Country fans, strap in. Contemporary-country-loathing townies, prepare for swarms of Okies in pink cowboy hats. —DPR

13-16: Bonnaroo
This, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival's 12th installment, boasts what may indeed be its most impressive lineup yet. There are the legacy acts and long-established rock legends (Sir Paul, Tom and his Heartbreakers and Billy Idol), the hip-hop heavyweights (Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis), the up-and-comers and festival staples (Mumford & Sons, Wilco, Animal Collective and Pretty Lights), the downright exhilarating (Björk and R. Kelly) and everything in between. And that's before mentioning the locals (William Tyler, Jonny Fritz) and the comedians (David Cross, Bob Saget). The only thing that appears to be missing this year is the jam bands. Shh! You'll jinx it. —DPR

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