Annual Lightning 100 + Project 615 Block Party To Celebrate All Things Nashville This Friday

Lightning 100 is partnering with Project 615 once again this year during their annual “615 Day,” this Friday, June 15 featuring a block party at Richland Park. New this year to the celebration will be a 6 p.m. concert with performances by local artists Smooth Hound Smith, Jeremy Lister & Friends, and Goodbye June. The station will also feature 24-hour local programming throughout the day, including live on-air performances and interviews.

The free, family friendly event is being held in the West Nashville neighborhood and will feature music from Musicians on Call, over 50 vendors including food and craft beer trucks, video gaming trucks, local vendors, and non-profits.

The 2018 615 Day celebration will benefit Musicians on Call and their mission to bring live and recorded music to the bedside of patients in healthcare facilities. With Lightning 100’s continued yearly expansion of the 615 celebration and with the Project 615 partnership, the city’s local businesses and musicians have adopted the “holiday” as its own. Project 615, known for capturing the spirit of Nashville with unique graphic designs on apparel and other products, has long been a local business with a global mission. Other partners helping make the 615 Day possible include M.L. Rose Craft Beers & Burgers, Lipman Brothers, Google Fiber, Habitat Yoga, Mountain High Outfitters, Cohub, and Major Family Chiropractic.

“One of our most important initiatives as Nashville’s independent radio is to help Nashville artists. The Local Lightning Spotlight started in 2005 and was one of the first official programming features we implemented to highlight local music,” said Gary Kraen, VP Programming. “Over the last 13 years, we’ve continued to expand this initiative and now local artists make up 25-30 percent of our music playlist.

The station will also be broadcasting from Project 615’s West Nashville location mid-day and then bring their afternoon drive show with Analee to the 615 Day site at Richland Park.

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