Be There or Be Square
Fort Houston is a wood shop, metal shop, screen-printing den, and all around makerspace. Housing over 200 small businesses, Fort Houston is not just an incubator of Nashville designers, its the home turf of some of the coolest seamstresses, artists, and craftsmen in the country. Of course, they throw also an awesome party.
To celebrate their 7th year, Fort Houston are throwing a three-day, festival-like birthday bonanza. On stage you can catch comedians, singers, and a variety of bands on the pop-punk spectrum, including Nashville’s own Daddy Issues and Atlanta’s lyric-focused Neighbor Lady. Vinyl-spinners Sparkle City Disco man the decks at a private Sunday brunch party for weekend ticket holders.
As if you need more of a reason to stop by, King’s Head, an art installation by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will be unveiled. This audiovisual experience places you inside a giant metallic deity’s head, an experience somewhere between being on a fairground ride and a rainbow. May 24th-26th will be a weekend to remember.