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First of all, I want to start out on a serious note by commending Hayden Panettiere for taking a break from the show and seeking help for her postpartum depression. Lots of love and hugs heading her way from all of us at Out & About Nashville.
Now, on with the show…
Though still on tour with Puke, Juliette wakes up and doesn’t want any uppers or pain killers. She flushes them instead. Then, she conveniently texts Avery from her new phone number just as he was growing a brain and literally about to send the divorce papers off to be filed.
Rayna has a lot to worry about with Maddie flying off to an Atlanta show with Puke and Puke, Junior. Deacon is still wallowing in his pity party and Rayna thinks that if he helps Scarlett clean out Beverly’s house back in Natchez, Mississippi, then it will help him clean up his funk. Plus, she gets a call from Bucky telling her about Layla and Creepy’s not-so-professional relationship.
Speaking of Creepy Jeff, he has to head out of town (to Atlanta) even though Layla’s new album will be released in a few weeks. Rayna has some suggestions for the album, but Jeff tells Layla to take her advice… or not. Wow. Creepy is giving bad advice on taking good advice.
On the private plane to his next show, Puke is talking with that Gabrielle bitch (the one who told him to drop Will from his label) about some big time label investors coming to his show. There are also sparks between them. Gross. While they gab on, they don’t listen to Maddie and Colt (Puke, Junior) sitting behind them plotting ways to be alone so they can play statutory hide the pickle.
Now that Juliette’s head is somewhat clear, she realizes that the tabloid story about Emily and Avery isn’t true and can’t believe she flew off the handle, though the rest of us completely expected it. Drugs do not make her act like a bitch. She IS a bitch. And now Juliette is calling Emily and making apologies, but it might be too little too late. Plus, Juliette has done a LOT of terrible things without the aid of pharmaceuticals, so if you think we’re that dumb, Nashville writers, think again.
Gunnar, Kevin and Will are road tripping over to Atlanta for Juliette and Puke’s show and Gunnar seems to think he had a little spark with Emily when she stopped over to take care of Cadence. Kevin and Will decide he needs to get laid. Guys, all you had to do was stop by and pick me up. Problem solved!
Avery is spending his first day as Markus Keen’s producer and he can’t focus because he got that text from Juliette offering to talk. Things get weirder when Emily calls him about the apology voicemail she got from Juliette. Run, you dummies! Run far away from the Juliette!
Maddie and Colt get their first opportunity to be alone when Puke leaves their hotel room to go hobnob with a corporate mucky muck. Maddie walks out in a skin tight dress. When she discovers they are alone, she starts to kiss him, then immediately puts the brakes on everything and suggests they go downstairs. Maddie, you are too young. Listen to your Auntie Angela. NO! JUST NO!
Deacon gets to Natchez and is still copping a ‘tude with Scarlett. Deacon had better go back to being Deacon soon or else you are going to have a full gay revolt on your hands. We want Deacon to act like Deacon and not Maddie.
Once in Atlanta, Creepy beelines for Gabrielle. He knows they are looking for a CEO of Puke’s business ventures and record label and he wants to throw his hat in the ring, or cock ring, in his case.
Back in Natchez, Scarlett can’t handle Deacon’s Maddie-ness and tells him to stop acting like he is the only one who lost Beverly. “You just take what you want and get out!” she tells him. #TEAMSCARLETT
Juliette runs into Maddie and Colt backstage and somehow Juliette knows that Maddie wants to talk about pre-marital, underage sex. I’m sorry, Nashville writers, but one day off the wacky packs doesn’t suddenly make Juliette lucid or perceptive. Anyway, Juliette takes her aside and tries to give her advice. It’s like the blind leading the land mine. So, what does Juliette do? She brings Maddie on stage to perform with her. And Puke is NOT happy about it. At first I thought he was mad about Juliette’s hideous blue lace and orange (yes, you read that correctly) dress.
When Rayna meets with Layla, she tries to lecture her about Creepy, but Layla all of the sudden has a spine and digs in her heels. She also argues with the constructive criticism Rayna has for the new album. Instead of heeding Rayna’s advice, Layla tears up and steps outside for air. When she returns, she admits Creepy is a complete waste of a hot man, but she loves him anyway (GAG). Rayna uses that as inspiration for Layla to write a song.
While Will and Kevin try to hit on a cute roadie for Gunnar, it comes out (no pun intended) that Will kissed Gunnar, which is news to Kevin. She is obviously a big fan of Will’s and commends him on his coming out of the closet while Gunnar trips over his tongue and she walks away. AGAIN, GUYS. I can be on a plane and in Atlanta in an hour…????
After goofing around for most of the day, Markus decides it’s time to work and interrupts Avery’s phone call with his attorney. Avery seems to think Juliette will now fight him for full custody of Cadence. But, as soon as he turns his focus back to producing Markus, Markus turns on him. They have an argument because Markus is a ridiculous egomaniac and he fires Avery.
After she gets offstage, Puke starts into Juliette about how pissed Rayna will be when she finds out Maddie performed. Instead of maybe admitting he has a point, our mother of the year points out how Luke isn’t always there for his own kids. Pot, have you met kettle? Nope, Puke ain’t standing for that. “Don’t go trying to play cool mom with somebody else’s kid just because you abandoned your own,” he tells her. #TEAMPUKE #TEAMLUKE On that high, he hits to the stage to perform the song Will and Kevin wrote.
Deacon finds Scrawny at the bar drunk. It probably only takes one shot to get her hammered. So, anyway, he hustles her out of there. Once they get home, that two ounces of tequila kicks things up a notch for our little hipster and she tells Deacon he is selfish for making her be there alone when Beverly breathed her last breath.
Maddie and Puke, Junior, sneak off to one of the unused tour buses for their tryst and Maddie tells him she is ready. No, ma’am, you are not. (Next episode will be a pregnancy scare. Mark my words.) Instead of realizing Maddie is missing, Juliette yells at her minion and fires her for doing what she was told. Then, she fires Gunnar’s roadie crush for laughing. That’s when Creepy saunters in and she orders him to get the jet ready. She’s going to Nashville. Yeah, so, Juliette… ummm, we don’t want you here. K? Thanks.
Juliette runs into Gunnar, who keeps bombing with the roadie chick, and she wants to know why Avery hasn’t gotten back to her. Okay, seriously, Juliette? You go a month with no word to your husband and the day you text him, you EXPECT a reply? You certainly do have your head stuck really far up where the sun don’t shine. Anyway, Gunnar explains that Avery is furious with her for not caring when Cadence was in the hospital. No time to worry about that, though. Gun Gun’s roadie is back. She got fired and she just wants to hop on the Gunnar train for a ride around the track.
While Kevin is thrilled Puke wants to record the song he wrote with Will, Will isn’t as enthused. He came to Nashville to be a singer – and songwriting isn’t his dream. Has Will ever heard of that elusive animal known as the singer/songwriter? So… they drive back to Nashville giving one another the silent treatment while Gunnar and the roadie chick make out in the backseat.
Creepy is still creeping around Gabrielle, being relentless about the CEO job. She said he was at the top of her list for the position, but Puke took him out of the running. She still wants to make a case for him, but he needs to prove that the job will come first. That means before his relationship with Layla and we ALL know he will do it because he is a heartless, sleazy subhuman.
When Rayna picks Maddie up at the airport, she starts in with her about performing with Juliette. Rayna doesn’t want Mads performing without her permission. Then, Maddie shoots back with she just wants to be like Juliette, who was emancipated from her parents when she was sixteen- the same age as Maddie.
Deacon finally comes to his senses and realizes Scarlett was right all along. He knows she made the right decision and apologizes for not being there for her. Tears. Hugs. Apologize. Repeat.
Avery hops in the car and drives down to Hotlanta to talk to Juliette. When they finally do chat, he isn’t letting up, even though she (yawn) promises to change. He tells her he wants a divorce. He will file in another county, using their middle names to avoid the press getting wind of it, but she must terminate her parental rights in exchange. #TEAMAVERYALLDAMNDAY
“I can’t have her grow up thinking she can depend on her mother when we both know that she can’t,” Avery tells Juliette.
I just stood up, applauded, and woke the neighbors. It’s turning into a tent revival, ya’ll!
SOMEONE GRAB A BOTTLE!
IT’S CELEBRATION TIME!
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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.