Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Just like fine wine, the Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music Festival only gets sweeter with time. With the help of a record-breaking fanbase, Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrated its 40th anniversary at Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village July 7 and 8. The event hosted various competitions throughout its two …

Photos and story by Krystal Loritts / Contributing Writer Contributions by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor and Brinley Hineman / Editor-in-Chief  The days of sipping coffee with your best feline friend are here, and it’s all thanks to Mewsic Kitty Cafe, a pop-up shop aspiring to become a permanent fixture in Nashville within the next year. From …

Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Photo by John Connor Coulston / Sidelines Archive  Lightning 100’s famous free concert series will soon return to downtown Nashville’s Public Square Park for the ninth consecutive year, and fans have been gifted with the release of the 2017 lineup. With a lineup that compliments various music genres with a concentration in rock, the Live …

Photo by Emily Austin / Sidelines Archive  Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer and Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Throughout the 2016 fall semester, 19-year-old marketing major Raymond Alexcee gained over 35 pounds. “I ate a lot and drank a lot of protein shakes, but I didn’t work out nearly enough to turn …

Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The tiny historic town of Bell Buckle hosted its 23rd annual RC-Moon Pie Festival Saturday, and it was just as one would imagine it: southern sweets, such as moon pies (of course), ice cream cones and snow cones were available at every corner. It was all accompanied …

Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The 2017 Country Music Association Music Festival is a wrap, but the millions of memories, some good and some not-so-good, made at the festival will continue to live on. Whether you’re a CMA Festival newbie or have been attending since the very beginning, every year there is always …