The newest venture of the Frothy Monkey coffeehouse doesn’t come in the form of new spaces and grand openings, but in an ever-so-fitting ode to Nashville’s music scene. And it’s music to your ears…literally.
This past May, the charming neighborhood spot stepped out for a night out on the town at Nashville’s acclaimed music venue, The Basement for its first ever “Frothy Night at the Basement.” The affectionately coined evening, “Monkey Night” featured a smash line-up of talented Frothy employees: Jess Chambers, Run with Bulls, Brad Jones and The Rouge. The evening was sponsored by Good People Brewing Company, which allowed the event’s proceeds to go entirely towards the bands.
Kicking off the night was the captivating Jess Chambers who wowed the audience with her elegant, heartfelt music. In true Frothy-fashion, Jess’ fellow co-workers Brad Jones and Liza Odachowski graciously joined her as part of the backing band for her set.
Next up was local throwback band Run with Bulls, composed of Brad Sample (lead guitar), Chris James (bassist) and Frothy favorite, Philip Turner (drummer). The band brought the heat, shedding shirts and winning the crowd with their hooky tunes and onstage charisma.
Brad Jones took the stage with his Americana charm and haunting vocals. The North Carolina native offered up a perfect set of romantic ballads and heartbreak-ready folk songs mesmerizing The Basement’s packed out crowd.
Anticipation for The Rouge to take the stage was an understatement. The crowd woo-ed and cheered as the band’s frontman and Frothy employee, Josh Vaught and his band mates started their rock-n-roll heavy set. In addition to Josh’s lead, The Rouge consists of Jack Egan (Bass), Nick Edler (Drums) and Steve Voss (Guitar/Keys/Vocals). The Rouge, with their brilliantly executed up-tempo hits, was the perfect send off to Frothy’s music night.
Adding to the event’s success, the Frothy family, along with their friends and coffeehouse regulars, all came out to support the first ever “Frothy Night at the Basement.” With a line-up of elites for coffee, customers and staff, “Monkey Night” added a sweet musical addition to the coffeehouse’s growing reputation. It’s clear from the evening that #FrothyLove is all around.
Sarah is a macaroni and cheese enthusiast, music publicist and daily Frothy squatter. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahlady.