Mayor Karl Dean and Lightning 100 owner Lester Turner, Jr. today announced “Live On the Green,” a free, environmentally-friendly concert series to take place over six consecutive Thursday nights on the Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse this fall. Live On the Green starts Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.
The concert series will feature local artists as well as national acts with roots in Music City, and will highlight environmentally friendly practices. Lightning 100 is recruiting artists for Live On the Green to appeal to a large cross-section of Nashville’s music fans. Artists booked to date include Citizen Cope, Here Come the Mummies, Space Capone, and Ricky Young.
Dean has made growing live music in Nashville a goal of the Music Business Council, which was formed earlier this year. Lightning 100’s Team Green will be responsible for incorporating sustainable practices into Live On the Green, including recycling, reusing materials, reducing energy use, and offering local healthy food vendors. Live On the Green is sponsored by MGD 64 and The City Paper. www.liveonthegreen.net.