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We are BACK, my lovelies! Let’s cuddle up with our favorite bottle of wine and be prepared to drink it all in honor of fake, on-screen Nashville.
Get out the barf bags because it’s the Rayna/Deacon wedding episode, but the show makes up for it with how HAWT Deacon looks in that tuxedo. I just started undressing for no reason. Come to mama!
But, remember they’re big stars, and in fake Nashville, the wedding details are a closely held secret thanks to Bucky running interference with the press. Okay, so seriously, we all know celebrities move to Nashville because the natives, for the most part, respect the privacy of the superstars. Someone might want to pass that along to the writers.
At the wedding rehearsal by a lake, Daphne isn’t thrilled with the impending nuptials. At the rehearsal dinner at the Bluebird Cafe, Scarlett tries to help Deacon with his nerves. And speaking of help, NO ONE tried to help this girl with her accent during the down time? Am I going to have to show up on her doorstep with a stick of celery and an oversized wool poncho?!?!
Anyway, Daphne and Maddie sing a song for the happy couple. It’s beautiful, but Daphne is still a bit put off and stops singing in the middle of the performance. If this brat is turning into Maddie, I’m going to need a bottle of something stronger. Anywho, when Deacon, Rayna, Maddie, Tandy and Daphne leave by sneaking out the back, the paparazzi bombard them with photos and questions. When one rude noodle asks Maddie which father is the worst, the criminal or the drunk, I die laughing and Deacon slugs him. Deacon’s reaction gives Madds second thoughts about her father and his temper. Remember she saw him trashing his sister’s room last season?
Avery is still a bit uncomfortable with Juliette’s supervised visits with their spawn. Of course, Emily is being the sappy, sweet, gaggy, nice girl she always is and tries to talk Avery into visiting our favorite mother of the year. Oh- and now Avery has to lie to the world about why Juliette can’t be present for any of the events she should be attending, like Rayna and Deacon’s wedding.
Back at Rayna’s place, the soon-to-be-newlyweds learn the press have discovered the location of their ceremony. But, some new gal who appears to be Rayna’s manager or personal assistant has a barn-type event space they can use. It’s especially heartbreaking for Rayna who picked the initial lakeside spot because it was her mother’s favorite place.
Since Will dissed Wade Cole, who I will now be calling Captain Jerkface, he has been bad mouthing our sweet Wilma to other songwriters and its costing Will his publishing career. So, he doesn’t want to attend the wedding and Avery and Gunnar will have to go without him.
It’s the morning of the wedding and Daphne won’t get out of bed and now Maddie wants to confront Rayna about Deacon’s temper. Could we maybe have done this episode without the moody teenager and pre-teen? This show could use a little less out-of-control hormones.
Deacon arrives at the wedding barn to confront Rayna about the daughter attitudes and instead of being reassured, he leaves all upset. When did Deacon turn into Juliette? I thought she was the queen of storming out of buildings or rooms? This might be a good time for Puke to show up and have an uncomfortable moment with Rayna. Ya know, for old times sake?
As guests arrive to the ceremony, their cell phones are confiscated and that’s when we see the wedding guest cameo from Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatulence, who asks Avery about Juliette.
Layla is back in town for the big event and tells Bucky she doesn’t blame herself for Creepy’s death. She barely has a chance to step inside when Colt (AKA: Puke, Junior) approaches her.
Gunnar finds Scarlett songwriting at the wedding venue and has to talk her into chilling out. He drags her to the bar and tries to find her a love interest amongst the guests. And he somehow manages to get her into a conversation with a taxidermist. Well, now she has someone to help her with her Sherpa outfits. But, no time to waste. They’ve got to get ready to perform at the ceremony.
Tandy gets Daphne to the ceremony where Rayna asks the little terror about not feeling well. Daphne says she feels like the fourth wheel of the family and then blurts out how neither she nor Tandy thinks Rayna should marry Deacon. Good timing, there, Daph Daph. Good timing. When Rayna confronts Tandy, she tells her to leave if she doesn’t support her decision to marry Deacon. Of course, Tandy stays. (Insert eye roll here.)
Cash, Frankie’s daughter, finds Maddie and they have a little “daughters with alcoholic fathers” pep talk. Then, Frankie conveniently finds Deacon and gives him a pep talk. Oh, Nashville writers. You excel in causing little dramas and then tying them up in neat, little, ridiculous bows.
Colt tells Layla he witnessed what happened to Jeff at the hotel rooftop. He tells her the real story of Juliette going to jump and Creepy saving her life and, in turn, falling to his death. When Layla hears the news, she runs to the restroom and pukes. What is it about this show and women rushing to the bathroom to get sick all over the place?
Speaking of things that make you want to vomit, Avery is plied with question after question about Juliette from wedding guests, causing him to grab an extra drink or two. I am with you, Avery. I am about to pop open my eleventeenth bottle.
Rayna gathers brat number one and brat number two into her dressing room to hash out their Deacon issues. After they, once again, get the little drama solved, Rayna’s new assistant chick interrupts and declares Deacon is missing. And about a minute later, Deacon arrives and tells Rayna to put on her dress. Are they trying to get me to hate Deacon? The cheese factor of this show just went up again and I didn’t think that was possible.
Rayna’s dress is pretty and not at all like the monstrosity she was going to wear if she had married Puke. I kind of wish they had gotten married, but then I wouldn’t get to see Deacon looking sexy in that tuxedo.
At the reception, Layla finds Avery at the bar and introduces herself. Avery gives her the BS excuse he has been giving everyone about Juliette. When Rayna walks over to say hi, he is clearly shaken up and has a full blown panic attack.
The newlyweds leave the reception and go to Deacon’s house where he sings to her and they consummate the marriage and blah blah blah.
Gunnar’s attempts to fix up Skinny Scarlett failed miserably and she admits to him she misses having a special someone in her life. Oh, good gravy. You have to keep one meant-to-be couple apart on this show, so it might as well be these two killjoys.
Later, we see Layla meeting with Glenn, who she hires to be her manager. She wants to make a whole new album and wants Avery to produce it. Oh, Layla. I like you SO MUCH MORE now that you are an evil bitch.
While we know Juliette is indeed back this season, that yummy Derek Hough is also returning, so we have that to look forward to, my sweeties.
Get a case of vino ready for next week and I will see you then because anything is better than watching the trainwreck that is the GOP Primary.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.