Parting is such sweet sorrow. Beloved East Nashville record/vintage store Fond Object closed its doors last Sunday, February 17 after nearly six years under their (vintage) belt. In that time, the Eastside staple has acquired and sustained a reputation as one of Nashville’s premier DIY destinations. To be able to walk into a store and find a Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man” vinyl and a bolo tie to complement it is something we’ve all probably taken for granted.
Fond Object is planning a send off the best way they know how: they’re throwing one of their signature backyard parties this Saturday, March 2. The full-day lineup kicks off at noon with Chet Jameson, followed by acts like Tim Easton, The Medium, Country Westerns, Olivia Jean, and more. Blank Range will be closing the show with their 10 p.m. set, but the long goodbye is on track to continue with an after party at Duke’s. Little Harpeth will be providing free beer, Cathead Vodka has the liquor covered, No Sabes and Gunstreet Goods will be selling their wares, and the Busan Bop food truck will be on site as well! With nearly twenty musicians on the bill, Saturday will be an all-day event, and the last to formally celebrate Fond Object. Be sure to stop by and bid thee a proper farewell.