Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Concert Alert: See Gwyneth Paltrow's Country Debut at Municipal Auditorium Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 5:08 PM

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The last thing I saw filmed at Municipal Auditorium was the Poison video for "Your Mama Don't Dance." Yeesh. Who knew redemption would come decades later, and yet so early in the day? Yep, you read that correctly: Rock o' clock is at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 2, at Municipal Auditorium if you wanna watch Gwyneth Paltrow's country debut as one Kelly Canter, the fallen country star she plays in the currently-filming-in-Nashville flick, Love Don't Let Me Down. (Don't say we didn't give you advance notice.)

The plot:

Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband-manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). Between bookings, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

Wanna be one of 2,500 extras in the movie for the filming of the pivotal comeback scene?

Here's the deal: Tim McGraw (who plays Canter's husband/manager in the film) will welcome the audience (but isn't expected to perform -- so don't go pulling a KoL-at-Mercy Lounge move if you're only a McGraw fan). His touring openers, The Lost Trailers, are slated to play acoustic sets at 4:30 p.m., with co-stars Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights) opening for Paltrow. Then the up-till-now reclusive "Kelly Canter" will tear it up onstage for her comeback, which, thanks to you audience members, will be a roaring success. Quote from colleague D. Patrick Rodgers: "Everyone who saw Duets already knows she can sing."

Free to fans 18 & up: RSVP to freefilmconcert [at] gmail [dot] com if you're interested in attending.

Additional deets from the press release:

Throughout the event, [Great American Country TV star] Storme Warren will keep things hopping by introducing musical acts and distributing special prizes.

The producers have invited Nashville-based charity SOLES4SOULS to be their partner in the event. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring pairs of new or slightly worn shoes (banded or tied together) that the charity will collect at the event to support the Haitian relief efforts. The Soles4Souls website is

Guests will be admitted to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium (417 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201) at 4PM. THEY SHOULD PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 11PM if possible.

The Lost Trailers will perform at 4:30pm!!

FREE PARKING will be provided at Lot R at Titans LP Field (462 1st Street Nashville TN 37213) at the base of the Shelby Street Bridge. FREE SHUTTLES TO THE VENUE AND BACK TO PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED.

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