From 1992 to 1998, Lucy’s Record Shop served as a source for independent music and an all-ages punk club. Located on Church Street in Nashville, Lucy’s attracted young people looking for community. At Lucy’s, the local music scene connected with national trends. Twenty-six years after Lucy’s closed its door, shop founder Mary Mancini will join us to discuss the long-lasting impact on a generation of musicians, artists, and activists.

Since moving to Nashville in 1991, Mary Mancini’s entrepreneurial spirit has led her down a career path full of twists, turns, and rewarding adventures. From her start as the owner of a record shop and all-ages punk rock venue, she has had careers in tech, media, activism, organizing, and advocacy. From 2015 to 2021 she was chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party. She shares stories about Nashville’s music scene on The Lucy’s Record Shop Podcast.


Tennessee 101 is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


January 10, 2024


5:30 pm CT

6:30 pm ET