Celebrated Nashville-based photographer David McClister’s work has been seen in any number of places, from a magazine’s glossy pages to album covers and soon on the walls of a legendary local nightclub. The photographer, who began his career as a filmmaker and music video director, will debut The Bluebird Cafe Series on Sunday afternoon at …

Photos by John Connor Coulston Indie rock and Americana music dominated the first night of the seventh annual Live On the Green free outdoor concert series Thursday night, with performances by Nashville’s own Elliot Root, Shakey Graves and Lord Huron. Thousands of concert-goers filled Public Square Park as alternative rockers Elliot Root kicked off the …

Nashville-based alternative-rock outfit Elliot Root has been gaining a lot of local attention lately, most recently topping Spotify’s “Sounds of Nashville” Top 100 chart. Its Live On the Green performance marks a special homecoming show after a long stretch on the road. “This summer has been our first summer out touring, and these first opportunities …

Sam Smith performs at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, July 17, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Dylan Skye Aycock)

Before high-speed winds hit Waterfront Park, Sam Smith performed at the 2015 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday evening. Check out Dylan Skye Aycock‘s photos from the performance below: For our full archive of Forecastle coverage, click here. Follow Dylan Skye Aycock on Instagram at @DylanSkye11. Follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact Lifestyles …

Photo by staff photographer Gregory French President Barack Obama is scheduled to discuss the Affordable Care Act at a Nashville-area elementary school Wednesday. The president’s speech at Taylor Stratton Elementary School, located off Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison, Tennessee, marks his third visit to the Middle Tennessee area in the past year and a half. According to a White …

Middle Tennessee State University’s partnership with the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival continues to grow, thanks to the addition of about 40 students and the university’s $1.7 million Mobile Production Lab. This year a blend of electronic media production and recording industry students, with faculty and staff supervision, are joining forces to operate video, …