Live On the Green, a free, outdoor concert series on Nashville’s Public Square, starts its second season on Sept. 9 with a star-studded lineup including platinum recording artists Five for Fighting and Tonic. The six-week concert series is produced by locally-owned radio station Lightning 100 in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office and takes place every Thursday night from Sept. 9–Oct. 14, starting around 6:00 PM.
“Nashville is Music City and to live up to our name, we should have as much live music entertainment as possible,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “Live On the Green is a chance for people to enjoy our beautiful Public Square park – the only green roof on a municipal building in Nashville – and hear a diverse array of musical talent performed right on the steps of our Metro Courthouse.”
Held on a green roof that sits atop of a five-level subterranean parking garage with a rainwater collection system, Live On the Green is an eco-conscious concert series. A report compiled by Lightning 100 and ZERO Events found that efforts to minimize the carbon footprint of Live On the Green in 2009, including pledged future efforts, eliminated or prevented a total of 246 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the environment, which is the equivalent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 42 passenger vehicles.
Carbon offset efforts made throughout the entire event series last year included recycling, use of reusable, sustainable and biodegradable materials, healthy food vendors, organic merchandising, drinking water tents, engaging participants with green initiatives, leased equipment and energy-efficient lighting and sound. In addition, Lightning 100’s Team Green Adventures continues to organize efforts, such as tree plantings, to further offset the event’s carbon footprint. These same sustainable practices will continue with this year’s concert series.
Lester Turner Jr., President of Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. and Live On the Green Executive Producer said: “Live On the Green is an opportunity for us to showcase the incredible talent of Nashville’s emerging rock artists in a free outdoor series that includes national touring acts.”
Artists confirmed to date include:
Sept. 9 – Tonic, Five For Fighting, Hightide Blues
Sept. 16 – Dr Dog, Special Guest, The Apache Relay
Sept. 23 – The Wailers, Special Guests
Sept. 30 – Next Big Nashville Night
Oct. 7 – Band of Horses, Bryan Cates, Special Guest
Oct. 14 – JJ Grey & Mofro, Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, Special Guest
Live On the Green is presented by Lightning 100, Miller Lite, Hard Rock Cafe, Team Green Adventures, Now Playing Nashville.com, TVA “Green Power Switch”, Second Harvest Food Bank, Coca-Cola, DoubleTree Hotel Downtown, Sitemason and Friendly Artic Printing & Design.
More information about Live On the Green is available online at www.liveonthegreen.net.