Musicians Corner's parent organization, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park is presenting its third annual Centennial Craft Fest on Saturday, October 20 from 10 AM - 5 PM with music curated by Musicians Corner. Centennial Craft Fest celebrates the craftsmanship of local food, drinks, music, and artisans. The festival will bring over 125 vendors to Nashville’s central park for a fall celebration of our creative community.
“Nashville is home to a vibrant artistic community that extends beyond music,” said John Tumminello, Conservancy Vice President. “Centennial Craft Fest is an opportunity to showcase these talented individuals while attendees experience the tastes, sounds, and handmade goods that are being created in our city.”
Centennial Craft Fest will feature over 100 craft vendors selling a wide variety of handmade items, 20 food vendors, children’s activities, live music, and an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. The Conservancy’s Musicians Corner program has curated a lineup of local musicians that will perform throughout the event, including: Carey Ott, Robby Hecht, Kyshona, Lateral Blue, Maybe April, Baylor Wilson, and a DJ set by Drama Club.
The Conservancy's Kidsville program will present fall crafts and activities, including: mini pumpkin painting, corn play box, leaf art group project, pretend archaeology bone dig, and lawn games. Plus, free face painting from 2 - 4 PM.
Centennial Craft Fest will take place in the Musicians Corner area of Centennial Park on the corner of West End and 27th Ave N. Visit CentennialCraftFest.com for a complete list of artisans, food vendors, Kidsville activities, and a music performance schedule.
Musicians Corner, Nashville’s outdoor music destination since 2010 will introduce September Sundown, a new series that will take place each Thursday evening in September. The concerts will showcase local Nashville artists, and will also include a variety of food trucks, the Musicians Corner Pub, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.
“We’re excited to expand our programming to offer September Sundown in Centennial Park,” said Justin Branam, Musicians Corner Program Director. “After a warm spring, we can’t wait to return to the park in September for live music in the cool, autumn evenings.”
September Sundown will take place on Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5 – 9 PM. Each event will raise awareness and donations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, the featured charity partner for the series. The September 13 concert will be presented in partnership with the AmericanaFest and will feature five showcasing artists.
“Lightning 100 has been a proud partner of Musicians Corner since its inception,” said Gary Kraen, Lightning 100 VP of Programming and Operations. “Between Live on The Green and September Sundown, local Nashvillians and visitors will have the chance to hear incredible free music for eight consecutive Thursday nights.”
Musicians Corner, Nashville’s outdoor music destination, returns for its ninth year of free music events in Centennial Park with a two-day Kick Off Celebration on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
"Musicians Corner brings the Nashville community together for a fun filled, family-oriented musical experience in Centennial Park," said Metro Parks Director Monique Odom. "We look forward to another year of great music in one of our most beloved parks."
Musicians Corner’s 2018 Season will include 21 events, taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in May and June and Thursdays in September. The events will feature multi-genre musical performances on the Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, food trucks, the Musicians Corner Pub, local artisan vendors, Kidsville activities, services for dogs, and featured community partners. The events will take place from 5 - 9 PM on Fridays and from 12 - 6 PM on Saturdays.
In addition to its Friday and Saturday schedule, Musicians Corner is once again partnering with the Nashville Symphony to present an orchestral performance in Centennial Park on Thursday, June 7. This will be the first of the Symphony’s free Community Concerts in 2018.
“Musicians Corner has been a hit for eight straight years and has grown in both size and offerings every year,” said Butch Spyridon, President & CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “Free, high quality music is at the heart of our brand and Musicians Corner helps keep the brand alive. We can’t wait until next year’s 10th Anniversary!”
Join us for Musicians Corner’s fourth annual Band Together concert honoring the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The show is presented in partnership with Single Lock Records, curated by John Paul White, and will feature performances of classic songs recorded in Muscle Shoals by John Paul White, Anderson East, Ruby Amanfu, Becca Mancari, Devon Gilfillian and more to be announced. Proceeds benefit Musicians Corner, a 501(c)(3) program that supports local artists while providing free public access to quality music in Nashville’s Centennial Park.
Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased here
Mark your calendar for Musicians Corner Christmas: Sounds of the Season from Nashville Artists at City Winery Nashville on Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23.
The evening will feature local artists performing original songs and holiday classics. The December 22 show will feature performances by Levi Hummon, Leigh Nash, Tommy Womack, Andrew Peterson, Dawn Landes, Elenowen, Son Talk, Caroline Spence, Mary Bragg and Reuben Bidez.
The December 23 show will feature performances by Lilly Hiatt, Sugar + The Hi Lows, Erin Rae, Angel Snow, Jeremy Lister, Reuben Bidez, Tim Easton, Otis Gibbs, Kyshona, and The Farmer and Adele.
Tickets are $20, $25, $35 and $45, and can be purchased here. Proceeds underwrite Musicians Corner’s free music events in Centennial Park.