Good morning and welcome back to the week (those of you who have to work today). Here's what's happening on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has a new exhibit this morning featuring North American Indian glass beadwork. The beads adorn more than 50 objects on display from moccasins to cradleboards. It's free to go check it out, and the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The MLK Jr. Memorial March Parade begins this morning at 10 at Tabernacle Baptist Church (2137 Martin Luther King Ave) and will end at the Greater Warner AME Church ( 3800 Martin Luther King Ave). A memorial service will be held at the end of the parade. It's absolutely free to attend!
At noon in the visitor center, Harrison B will perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special. As always, it's free to attend.
Then at 7 p.m. on WDVX, the Josh Oliver Band (the multi-instrumentalist is a former member of the everybodyfields) will be joined by local poet Susan Underwood for the station's Tennessee Shines show. Tickets to the live performance (at the visitor center) are $10 and can be purchased earlier at the Blue Plate Special or at the door (which opens at 6).
Wrap up the night at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, where Brock Butler, the former frontman of college jam favorites Perpetual Groove, will perform. 21+ only.