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. “
Musicians Corner, Nashville’s outdoor destination for free live music is introducing a music industry panel series, MUSICSPEAK. The bi-monthly educational series will focus on a variety of compelling topics, feature a panel of respected music industry professionals, and host an hour of connection and networking over appetizers and beverages.
"Musicians Corner is always seeking new ways to connect with Nashville’s music community," said Musicians Corner Event Manager Leah McMullin. "We are excited to introduce MUSICSPEAK as both an educational and a networking opportunity for young music industry professionals and those seeking to learn more about the music business."
The inaugural MUSICSPEAK event will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at Nashville’s Fort Houston and will discuss the topic Festival 101. Panelists will include Justin Branam (Musicians Corner Program Director), Sarah Comardelle (AMERICANAFEST Festival Producer), Christopher Paxton (Live On The Green Festival Director), and Christina Persico (AC Entertainment Director of Strategic Partnerships).
Musicians Corner will host six MUSICSPEAK events in 2019 on the last Wednesday of February, April, June, August, and October, and the second Wednesday of December. Events will take place at a different location each month from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The series is sponsored in part by First Tennessee Bank’s Music Industry Group.
“Musicians Corner has developed a strong reputation since it began in 2010,” said Andrew Kintz, Executive Vice President of First Tennessee Bank’s Music Industry Group. “We are thrilled to be part of MUSICSPEAK and look forward to watching it develop the same reputation for excellence in the coming years.”
MUSICSPEAK 2019 DISCUSSION TOPICS
FEBRUARY 27: Festival 101
APRIL 24: Artist Management 101
JUNE 26: Publishing 101
AUGUST 28: Branding and Marketing 101
OCTOBER 30: Music and Mental Health
DECEMBER 11: Music and Entrepreneurship
Future panelists will be announced at a later date.
Musicians Corner is set to release a holiday compilation titled Season’s Greetings From Nashville on Friday, November 30. The album features classic and original songs performed by Nashville artists including Lera Lynn, Sun Seeker, The Sweetheart Deal (Paul McDonald & Emily Kinney), Tristen, Kyshona, Molly Parden, Becca Mancari, Amber Rubarth, The Daybreaks, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Angel Snow.
“Nothing brings out the holiday spirit more than warming up on a cold night with your favorite holiday record,” said Justin Branam, Musicians Corner Program Director, “This compilation demonstrates the diverse array of music coming from Nashville, and we hope that it brings holiday cheer to people across the globe.”
Season’s Greetings From Nashville will be available globally by stream or download across all digital platforms, with a limited edition CD available at Musicians Corner’s website and select Nashville retailers.
The album features an all star cast of producers including Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs), Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Humming House), Buddy Hughen (Tristen, Sun Seeker), Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay, Derek Webb), Bobby Holland (Maggie Rose, Sean McConnell), and Juan Solorzano (Cale Tyson, Molly Parden).
“Musicians Corner has become one of Nashville’s most cherished traditions,” said Grammy Award-winning producer and Musicians Corner Co-Founder, Paul Worley, “I’m thrilled to have produced a track for this album that will support Musicians Corner’s mission of showcasing the amazing talent in Music City.”
Musicians Corner was founded in 2010 to support local artists and offer free public access to music in Nashville’s Centennial Park. This year Musicians Corner presented 21 free music events with performances by over 125 artists, and an audience of over 75,000 people. Over the years it has become a place for artist discovery, with performances by both emerging and legendary artists including Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more.
Proceeds from Season’s Greetings From Nashville support Musicians Corner, a 501(c)3 nonprofit program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park.
1. Lera Lynn - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Produced & Arranged By: Jordan Lehning at The Duck Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
2. Sun Seeker - Christmas Clown
Produced By: Sun Seeker Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
3. The Sweetheart Deal - Jingle Bells
Produced & Mixed By: Mitch Dane at Sputnik Sound
4. Tristen - O Holy Night
Produced By: Tristen & Buddy Hughen Mixed By: Buddy Hughen
5. Kyshona - Maybe By Christmas
Produced & Mixed By: Paul Worley at Weatherman Studio
6. Molly Parden - In Tennessee Time
Produced By: Molly Parden Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
7. Becca Mancari - Joy To The World
Produced By: Juan Solorzano at Trace Horse Studio Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
8. Amber Rubarth - It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Produced & Mixed By: Mitch Dane at Sputnik Sound
9. The Daybreaks - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Produced & Mixed By: Bobby Holland at Pentavarit
10. Matthew Perryman Jones - Auld Lang Syne
Produced By: Matthew Odmark at Grey Matters Studio Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
11. Angel Snow - Silent Night
Produced By: Juan Solorzano at Trace Horse Studio Mixed By: Zack Pancoast
Art Designed By Rachel Briggs
Manufactured By We Make Tapes & Discs
Mastered By Vinnie Alibrandi
Executive Producers: Justin Branam & Justin Wade Tam
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!”
Band Together For Musicians Corner - Honoring the Songs of Muscle Shoals - Presented in Partnership with Single Lock Records & Curated by John Paul White
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.