For those who love hot rods, live music, burlesque, art shows, and 20's-50's fashion, listen up. Over the course of four days Music City will play host to more than 200 tattoo artists from around the world, musical talent that will rock your face off, and some of the greatest custom vehicles you have ever seen. Yes, Ink-N-Iron is coming to Nashville and you need to be here. See below to find out what you can experience including the Vintage Fashion Bazaar, Motorama, The Gathering of Tattoo Masters, the Big Top Tent, and the Musical Lineup.
Taking place inside Nashville's Municipal Auditorium is a Vintage Fashion Bazaar that offers plenty of clothing, jewelry, and accessories to provide the perfect style for your epic weekend. Check it out.
Get ready. Because you are about to see some of the most beautiful custom vehicles from around the country during Motorama. Each vehicle is hand picked, must be pre-69, and has to be in a style of the era. No hydraulics. No neon lights. None of that fru fru stuff. Just classic American vehicles. All of which are set in the grass at Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Also, there will be the Nashville Artistry-N-Iron a Motorcycle Craftsmen Contest hosted by Mr. Oz. It's 10 invited builders competing with selected "garage" builders from across the United States and Europe to see who has the best ride. Then, Music City is welcoming all for a cruise down historic Lower Broadway August 7 & 8, from 8pm-12am, during Cruise Music City. See more.
Whether you're a collector of tattoos, art enthusiast, or just want to see some really cool ink be at The Gathering of Tattoo Masters at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. More than 200 of the finest tattoo artists from around the world will display their skills to the masses. You can even get a tattoo while you're there. (View the list of tattoo artists.) Plus, there will be a tattoo contest for a chance to win a Sterling Silver Sacred Heart trophy and a marble plaque. In addition to ALL of that, you may experience special seminars run by tattoo artists revealing their stories, lessons learned, and craft. Find out more.
Escape the summer sun by heading inside the air-conditioned Big Top Tent which will have a slew of performing art shows and, of course, live music. That's right, inside this wonderful tent will be four performing arts shows over 3 days featuring world renowned burlesque and cabaret artists like Kalani Kokonuts, Scarlett James, Roxi D'Lite, and so much more. Then, you must check out Legends of Sun Record Company happening August 8. The showcase will have some of the greatest living legends to ever come out of Sun Record Company. That includes Carl Mann, Sleepy LaBeef, Linda Gail Lewis, and others. It's a chance to experience real rockabilly music in the land of Cash & Elvis. Experience it.
Each concert will take place at Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Thursday, August 6
MERLE HAGGARD (A SPECIAL 2-HOUR SET OF SONGS & STORIES)
Hayes Carll • Asleep at the Wheel • Quebe Sisters
Friday, August 7
Reverend Horton Heat • Shooter Jennings w/ Waymore's Outlaws • Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers • WS "Fluke" Holland • Stan Perkins • Strung Like a Horse • Cigar Store Indians • Danny B. Harvey w/ Annie Marie Lewis • Bob Wayne and The Outlaws • D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers • Laura Benitez and the Heartache • The Tremors • Randall Clay • Duane Mark • Chantilly Lace Vincent w/ Los High Tops • Rob Snyder • Reverend Red • Eight of Five Jive • Ray Collins Hot Club • SI Cranstoun • Stompy Jones • Slim Jenkins • The Straight 8's
Saturday, August 8
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Suicidal Tendencies • Misfits • Nekromantix • Nashville Pussy • Mariachi El Bronx • Batmobile • Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers • Sleepy LaBeef • Carl Mann • WS "Fluke" Holland • Rayburn Anthony • Stan Perkins • Alton & Jimmy • 69 Cats • Koffin Kats • Hola Ghost • Alex Vargas • Jinx Jones • Los High Tops • Justin Gee • Miss Lonely Hearts • Josh Hi-Fi Sorheim • A Man Called Stu • Sarah Gayle Meech • Shawn James & The Shapeshifters • The Strumms • Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles • Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones • Peace Love and Stuff
Sunday, August 9
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS
Wanda Jackson • Jim Lauderdale & The Dream Players • Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears • Billy Joe Shaver • JM Van Eaton w/ Linda Gail Lewis • The Bronx • JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound • Gizzelle • Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil • Ray Collins Hot Club • The Hubcap Stealers • Kiti Gartner • Red Honey • Doug C. and the Blacklisted • Three Times Bad • The Punknecks • Rayburn Anthony • Carl Mann • Sleepy LaBeef • Switchblade 3 • Son Little • Lindi Ortega • Georgia English • Hillbilly Mardi Gras • Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen