After five years at Loveless Cafe Barn, Music City Roots has plans to move to the historic Factory at Franklin for the start of its Summer 2014 season, which launches July 9.
The Factory, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also houses the Americana Music Association, Sugar Hill Records, Dark Horse studios, and several other organizations in the music community.
“Music City Roots is the perfect flagship for our vision to highlight Americana music and regional art and food culture here at The Factory at Franklin,” said its events manager Tami Pryce.
Most Wednesdays, Roots will be staged in The Factory’s 10,000 square foot Jamison Hall, though when a larger capacity is needed, MCR will move to the larger Liberty Hall. The show will continue to be broadcast live over local radio partner Hippie Radio 94.5 FM and webcast via its own website at musiccityroots.com.
MCR’s streaming service, RootsRadio.com, will create a broadcast booth in The Factory’s main hall, allowing opportunities for live programming and interviews alongside its regular 24-hour stream of Music City Roots performances.
“We have loved our home out ‘on the edge of Music City’ at the Loveless Cafe and deeply appreciate the magical musical moments we created together at the Loveless Barn…and we look forward to continuing the tradition at the historic Factory.” says Music City Roots co-executive producer and creator Todd Mayo.
“Loveless Cafe is pleased to have been the original setting for Music City Roots,” says Jessica Charlton, Loveless Cafe Brand Manager. “We celebrate the show’s growth and look forward to continued partnership opportunities.”
The final MCR “Spring Season” at the Loveless Barn will run April 9 through June 18.
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