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Musicians Corner returns to Centennial Park this summer and fall

NASHVILLE, TN – (May 26, 2021) – Musicians Corner will return to Centennial Park with an all-star cast of local artists after canceling all events and going digital in 2020 due to COVID-19. With a special three-day festival on June 11, 12, and 13, Musicians Corner will showcase a variety of performers, artisan vendors, craft beer, wine, and cocktails, local food trucks, Kidsville activities, and featured community partners.

Musicians Corner’s Three-Day Weekend Return Celebration will take place from 5-9 PM on Friday, June 11, and 12-6 PM on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. The festival will spotlight Nashville’s diverse musical landscape with a wide variety of musical genres and performances by artists including Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago member, Allison Russell, pop soul sensation, The New Respects, southern folklorist and blueswoman, Adia Victoria, soul revivalist, Jason Eskridge, indie-rock duo, Vacation Manor, rock and roots blues duo, Smooth Hound Smith, contemporary pop virtuoso, Jillette Johnson, and many more.

Musicians Corner will also return for its annual September Sundown series, adding several more dates than years past. The series will take place each Thursday and Friday evening in September, with a special three-day weekend taking place September 23-25 in conjunction with AmericanaFest.

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MUSICIANS CORNER ANNOUNCES RETURN TO CENTENNIAL PARK WITH IN-PERSON EVENTS

Musicians Corner kicks off with Three-Day Weekend Return Celebration in June.

NASHVILLE, TN – (May 6, 2021) – Musicians Corner will return to Centennial Park after canceling all events and going digital in 2020 due to COVID-19. To celebrate the occasion, Musicians Corner will host a special three-day festival on June 11, 12, and 13 featuring performances by several local artists, artisan vendors, craft beer, wine, and cocktails, local food trucks, Kidsville activities, and featured community partners.

Musicians Corner’s Three-Day Weekend Return Celebration will take place from 5-9 PM on Friday, June 11, and 12-6 PM on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. The festival will showcase a wide variety of musical genres and performers will be announced at a later date.

Musicians Corner will also return this fall for its annual September Sundown series, adding several more dates than years past. The series will take place each Thursday and Friday evening in September, with a special three-day weekend taking place September 23-25 in conjunction with AmericanaFest.

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MUSICIANS CORNER 2021 ARTISTS, SPONSORS, VENDORS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

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MUSICIANS CORNER ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CHEER VIRTUAL SERIES

Live virtual performances of holiday tunes from Musicians Corner alumni

NASHVILLE, TN – (November 30, 2020) - Musicians Corner has your holiday soundtrack covered this year with Holiday Cheer, a week long virtual event featuring renditions of festive favorites and artist originals by Musicians Corner Alumni. Videos will premiere on Musicians Corner’s Facebook and YouTube channels December 1st through 7th, and will feature two performances a day at 10 AM and 2 PM. Viewers may also tune in at MusiciansCornerNashville.com, where a video stream will be embedded.

Each live video will include performances by Musicians Corner favorites AJ & The Jiggawatts, Gabe Burdulis, Karina Daza, Emily Earle, Gustavo Guerrero, Robby Hecht & Oliver the Crow, Thad Kopec, Kelsey Kopecky, Daisha McBride, Carey Ott, Giri & Uma Peters, The Saint Johns, Amirah Shantel, and EG Vines.

Musicians Corner’s Holiday Cheer Schedule:

  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
  • 10 AM - Emily Earle
  • 2 PM - Gustavo Guerrero
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
  • 10 AM - Giri & Uma Peters
  • 2 PM - Amirah Shantel
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
  • 10 AM - Carey Ott
  • 2 PM - Thad Kopec
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
  • 10 AM - Gabe Burdulis
  • 2 PM - EG Vines
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
  • 10 AM - Daisha McBride
  • 2 PM - AJ & The Jiggawatts
  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
  • 10 AM - Karina Daza
  • 2 PM - Kelsey Kopecky
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 7
  • 10 AM - The Saint Johns
  • 2 PM - Robby Hecht & Oliver the Crow

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MUSICIANS CORNER’S SUNDOWN SERIES IS POWERED IN PART BY:

Tennessee Arts Commission • Jackson Financial

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MUSICIANS CORNER ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL SUNDOWN SERIES

Live virtual performances from Musicians Corner alumni every Thursday in September and October

NASHVILLE, TN – (August 27, 2020) - Get ready for a new virtual experience with Musicians Corner’s Sundown Series. Musicians Corner’s free fall programming will take place online in an effort to keep the Nashville community safe in light of COVID-19. This virtual series will take place on Musicians Corner’s Facebook and YouTube channels each Thursday at 8 PM in September and October, and will feature a 30 minute performance by Musicians Corner Alumni. Viewers may also tune in at MusiciansCornerNashville.com, where a video stream will be embedded.

Each live video will include performances by Musicians Corner favorites including indie folk singer Erin Rae, local soul favorite Devon Gilfillian, heartfelt singer / songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones, lively throwback quartet The New Respects, soul revivalist Jason Eskridge, world-renowned upright bassist Scott Mulvahill, acclaimed singer and songwriter Jill Andrews, timeless pop vocalist Bre Kennedy, and Grammy nominated roots singer Amythyst Kiah.

The Sundown Series will also showcase local small businesses. “Local vendors and food trucks are an integral part of the festival atmosphere, and our events simply wouldn’t be the same without them,” said Leah McMullin, Musicians Corner Event Manager. “Although we can't be together in person this year, we are excited to feature some of our favorite local artisans and food vendors on our website and social media as part of the new virtual Sundown Series.”

VIEW SUNDOWN SERIES SCHEDULE

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MUSICIANS CORNER IS THROWING IT BACK TO THE 90’S

Musicians Corner’s Totally Awesome 90’s Week will feature 90’s classics performed by Musicians Corner alumni

NASHVILLE, TN – (June 18, 2020) – Pause the Discman, recline the La-Z-Boy, and have a cold Crystal Pepsi, because next week Musicians Corner is taking you back to a simpler time. Tune in to our Facebook page June 21 through June 27 for Musicians Corner’s Totally Awesome 90’s Week featuring performances of classic 90’s songs by past Musicians Corner performers. Two videos will be posted daily, one at 10 AM and a second at 5 PM.

Performances will include 90’s favorites performed by Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Kyshona, Paul McDonald and his band The Grand Magnolias, Will Hoge, Birdtalker, Lillie Mae, Prateek Kuhad, Quinn DeVeaux, K.S. Rhoads, Alanna Royale, Striking Matches, Bentley Caldwell, Amy Stroup, and Larysa Jaye.

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Musicians Corner’s Totally Awesome 90’s Week Schedule:

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 21
  • 10:00 AM - Kyshona
  • 5:00 PM - The Grand Magnolias

  • MONDAY, JUNE 22
  • 10:00 AM - Lillie Mae
  • 5:00 PM - Prateek Kuhad

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 23
  • 10:00 AM - Larysa Jaye
  • 5:00 PM - Alanna Royale

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
  • 10:00 AM - Amy Stroup
  • 5:00 PM - Birdtalker

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25
  • 10:00 AM - Quinn DeVeaux
  • 5:00 PM - Striking Matches

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 26
  • 10:00 AM - Bentley Caldwell
  • 5:00 PM - Drew & Ellie Holcomb

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 27
  • 10:00 AM - K.S. Rhoads
  • 5:00 PM - Will Hoge

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MUSICIANS CORNER’S TOTALLY AWESOME 90’S WEEK IS POWERED IN PART BY:

Daddy’s Dogs • Switters Iced Coffee • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams • NCA Alarms • Wilson Bank & Trust • The Loading Dock • Jackson National Life Insurance • The Urban Juicer • Float Horizen • 6th Man Movers • Tito’s Handmade Vodka • Yazoo Brewing Company • Tennessee Arts Commission The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee • The ASCAP Foundation Sandra Schatten Foundation

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We’re disappointed to share that Musicians Corner’s spring 2020 season has been canceled out of consideration for public health in light of COVID-19.

Since 2010, Musicians Corner has been a gathering space for locals and visitors to experience live music in Nashville’s Centennial Park. While our mission has always been to provide free public access to live music and to support local artists, our highest priority has been the safety of our attendees, artists, and staff. We are working closely with Metro Parks and will return to Centennial Park when we’re able to do so safely in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We’ve been proud to offer live music at no cost for over a decade, but now we need your support more than ever to ensure the sustainability of Musicians Corner. If you’re able, please show your support by making a donation. All donations are tax-deductible and will help ensure that Musicians Corner may continue to provide a gathering space for all Nashvillians to come together and enjoy live music. Donations may be made on our website here, or simply via Venmo at @musicianscorner

We’re extremely grateful to each of you for the support over the years. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to being together again soon.

  • Justin Branam
  • Program Director

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Join us on October 19 & 20 for Centennial Craft Fest featuring 100+ local artisan vendors, craft beer, food trucks, Kidsville activities, and live performances presented by Musicians Corner. The festivities take place in the Musicians Corner area of Centennial Park from 10 AM to 5 PM each day.

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Saturday, October 19 Performance Schedule:

  • 10 AM: Drama Club (DJ Set)
  • 11 AM: Gabe Burdulis
  • 12 PM: Karina Daza
  • 1 PM: Savannah Sgro
  • 2 PM: Kenneth Hampton
  • 3 PM: Morgan Bosman
  • 4 PM: Jeremy Lister
  • 5 PM: Event Ends

Sunday, October 20 Performance Schedule

  • 10 AM: Drama Club (DJ Set)
  • 11 AM: Samuel Herb
  • 12 PM: Preston James
  • 1 PM: Gustavo Guerrero
  • 2 PM: Uma & Giri Peters
  • 3 PM: Emily Earle
  • 4 PM: Angel Snow
  • 5 PM: Event Ends

Times are approximate and are subject to change.

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Dylan LeBlanc will not be able to perform on September 19 due to illness. We are however pleased to announce that Okey Dokey have joined the show’s lineup in his place and will headline tomorrow’s event!

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5:00 PM: Amilia K Spicer

5:40 PM: Amber Woodhouse

6:20 PM: Pet Envy

7:10 PM: Super Doppler

8:05 PM: Okey Dokey

9:00 PM: Event Ends

Times are approximate and are subject to change.

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Musicians Corner will return to Centennial Park this fall for its second annual September Sundown series held each Thursday evening in the month of September. Each event will feature multi-genre performances, a variety of food trucks, craft beer and signature cocktails, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

September Sundown will take place on Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5 - 9 PM. Each event will spotlight a local community organization to raise awareness and collect donations. Featured Community Partners this season include Nashville Humane Association, Fort Houston Artisan Support Project, Instruments of Joy, and Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee.

In addition, Musicians Corner will once again partner with AMERICANAFEST® on Thursday, September 12 to present an official AMERICANAFEST® showcase in Centennial Park. This partnership will give the Nashville community an opportunity to see an AMERICANAFEST® showcase for free.

“There is nothing like Musicians Corner in Music City," said Sarah Comardelle, AMERICANAFEST® Festival Producer. “Year after year, they continue to bring free, quality music programming to Nashville, and we're excited to join in on the fun once again. This official showcase in the beautiful Centennial Park will give attendees a taste of AMERICANAFEST® in a family-friendly environment.”

September Sundown 2019 will feature live multi-genre performances by piano troubadour Gabe Dixon, southern fried brand of blues Marcus King Band, local americana rocker Dylan LeBlanc, local soul band, The New Respects, and many more.

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SEPTEMBER SUNDOWN 2019 ARTIST LINE UP

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Gabe Dixon • The Foxies • The Medium • Ayanna Jahnee • Thad Kopec

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICANAFEST®

Marcus King Band • Donna the Buffalo • Stephen Kellogg • Front Country • Dori Freeman

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Dylan LeBlanc • Super Doppler • Pet Envy • Amber Woodhouse • Amilia K Spicer

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

The New Respects • Daniella Mason • Whoa Dakota • Jamiah • Creature Comfort

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Musicians Corner will return to Centennial Park for its ten year celebration with a two-day kickoff on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. The series provides free public access to live music and supports local and emerging artists.

The 2019 Spring Lineup will include 22 events, taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in May and June. These inclusive events will feature multi-genre and multicultural musical performances on the Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, food trucks, the Pub, local artisan vendors, Kidsville activities, and featured community partners. Events will take place from 5 - 9 PM on Fridays and from 12 - 6 PM on Saturdays.

“Over the past decade, Musicians Corner has supported emerging artists, craft makers, and small businesses in addition to providing free music events for the Nashville community,” said Mayor David Briley. “Musicians Corner plays an important role in Nashville’s identity as Music City. “

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