Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round-up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.
- Free music festival in Nashville. The Live on the Green concert series hosts emerging musical talent as well as nationally-recognized bands such as Passion Pit and Cold War Kids. You can catch Tennessee natives, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, as well as Louisville-dwellers Houndmouth on the 27th. Save your cash for pints and snacks from one of the vendors–this event is free to attend.
- Baltimore indie band to release fifth studio album. Baltimore-based Beach House releases “Depression Cherry” August 28. This dream pop duo, known for their distinctively airy sound, delivers a vibrant punch on songs like “Sparks.”
- Krewe du Optic to open boutique in New Orleans. On August 30, New Orleans native and designer Stirling Barrett opens a flagship for his line of sunwear, Krewe du Optic. The shop also has an espresso bar and a quiet courtyard where people can escape the bustle of the French Quarter.
- Cochon Butcher opens in Nashville. James Beard Award winning chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski expand Cochon Butcher to Nashville August 29. Enjoy favorites like the buckboard bacon melt, pork belly with mint and cucumber, and head cheese with chow chow and mustard.
- Louisville’s downtown food tour. The best way to experience a city is through its food and its locals. Food Guide’s Downtown Louisville Food Experience, hosted August 29, combines both. Guided by insiders, the tour hosts stops at legendary dining destinations, like Al Capone’s old Haunt and the town’s first microbrewery. Between bites, you’ll enjoy Derby City trivia and strolls to work off your meal.