Free concert series Musicians Corner will launch its seventh year with a two-day celebration in its new permanent location at Nashville’s Centennial Park on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Concerts are scheduled through June 25.
Musicians Corner’s permanent home is stationed at the corner of West End Avenue and 27th Street, as part of phase one of the Centennial Park Restoration that offers a native woodland landscape with paths and benches, crab orchard stone seating, and gently-graded slopes for blankets and picnics.
“Musicians Corner has been a fantastic display of the community spirit at the heart of Nashville’s commitment to arts and music since it debuted in 2010,” said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. “This permanent location will showcase that spirit even more powerfully, and it will be a source of joy and entertainment for families in Nashville for years to come. I’m grateful to all of the artists, sponsors, and Metro employees who came together to make it happen.”
Additionally, Musicians Corner will debut Acoustic Friday Nights, set for May 13, May 20, June 17 and June 24.
“With the gaining popularity of our program, we’re excited to introduce our first evening series,” said John Tumminello, Executive Director. “Musicians Corner’s permanent location looks beautiful under the string lights and will be the perfect setting for a date night or to unwind from a busy week.”
Events will feature multi-genre artist performances on the SunTrust Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, Mix 92.9 Kidsville activities, several of Nashville’s best food trucks, Dogville activities, local artisans, featured charity partners, and the Musicians Corner Pub. Events will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Musicians Corner will also present an encore performance by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars along with a special screening of their critically-acclaimed documentary film at City Winery on Monday, May 23. Tickets are available at citywinery.com/nashville
Musicians Corner Spring 2016 SunTrust Main Stage Artist Line Up
Friday, May 13
Emerson Hart (of Tonic) • Fairfield Four • Jason Eskridge
Saturday, May 14
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Andy Davis, Caroline Glaser, Halfbrass
Friday, May 20
Andrew Ripp, Marc Scibilia, Birdtalker, Ike Ndolo
Saturday, May 21
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Elle Macho (Butterfly Boucher & David Mead), Zeke Duhon, Edward & Jane
Saturday, May 28
Family of the Year, The Black Cadillacs, Cordovas, Spoken Word Artists from Southern Word
Saturday, June 4
The Mowgli’s, AJ & The Jiggawatts, Rashad Tha Poet, Kyshona
Saturday, June 11
Matthew Perryman Jones & Friends, John Fullbright, Mike Hicks, Slings & Arrows
Friday, June 17
Steve Forbert, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer), Angel Snow
Saturday, June 18
Hurray For The Riff Raff, River Whyless, Justin Klump, Marie Miller
Friday, June 24
Dom Flemons (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Damien Horne, Tristan McIntosh
Saturday, June 25
The Jayhawks, Griffin House, Hope Country, W.O. Smith Music School Camp BackBeat Bands
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