Musicians Corner Program Director, Justin Branam has been recognized by Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey bourbon as a “Local Legend”
We’re thrilled to announce that our Program Director, Justin Branam has been recognized by Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey bourbon as a “Local Legend” for his work to keep the spirit of the local music scene alive during the pandemic. He is one of five “Local Legends” identified from cities across the country, and a $10,000 donation has been made in his honor to Musicians Corner. “I’m grateful to work with a creative and hard-working group of folks, and it has truly been a team effort,” said Justin Branam. “Their $10K donation to Musicians Corner will help further our work to provide free public access to live music, while supporting the local artist community with meaningful paid gigs.”
CENTENNIAL CRAFT FEST RETURNS TO CENTENNIAL PARK
Annual craft festival to feature an array of local artisans, Oktoberfest Pub, food vendors, children's activities, and performances by local artists.
NASHVILLE, TN – (October 8, 2021) – Centennial Craft Fest, the yearly fall celebration held in Centennial Park, will return to the Musicians Corner Amphitheater on October 23 and 24 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to soak in the season as they shop from a broad selection of artisan and food vendors, sip a refreshing beverage from the Oktoberfest Pub, and listen to performances by local artists on the Musicians Corner stage. Kidsville will also be on site with fall-themed activities for children.
The two-day event is free for all ages, and attendees are asked to practice social distancing from those outside of their group or wear a mask when they are unable. The Oktoberfest Pub will feature a lineup of local craft beers, wine, and a variety of signature cocktails. Live music will be presented by Musicians Corner, taking place throughout the event. Kidsville activities include pumpkin decorating and fall-themed arts and crafts.
This week’s special 3-day weekend with AMERICANAFEST got even better! We’re thrilled to announce several additions to the lineup. Join us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for Nicole Atkins, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Paris Jackson, Andrea von Kampen, Ferris & Sylvester, S.G. Goodman, a special guest to be announced, and many more.
NASHVILLE, TN – (August 18, 2021) – Musicians Corner will return to Nashville’s Centennial Park this fall for its annual September Sundown series. The concert series, normally every Thursday evening in September, will expand its dates after reducing events in the spring due to COVID-19. September Sundown will be held every Thursday at Friday in September through October 1, in addition to a special three-day weekend in partnership with AMERICANAFEST from Thursday, September 23 until Saturday, September 25. Each event is free for all ages and will feature multi-genre musical performances, a variety of food trucks, craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails, local artisans, Kidsville activities, and featured community partners.
September Sundown will feature free live performances by British born singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas, American Idol winner Kris Allen, former Pentatonix singer Avi Kaplan, Grammy Award nominated bluesman Cedric Burnside, indie rockers Illiterate Light, powerhouse pop duo Louis York, folk multi-instrumentalist Lydia Luce, soul songstress Alanna Royale, folk pop troubadour Joshua Radin, and many others.
Musicians Corner has established event safety protocols based on current CDC and recommendations. Masks will be required and attendees will be asked to practice social distancing from those outside of their group. Policies will be assessed each week throughout the September Sundown series and will adapt if necessary.
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.
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.
MUSICIANS CORNER 2021 ARTISTS, SPONSORS, VENDORS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
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
MUSICIANS CORNER’S SUNDOWN SERIES IS POWERED IN PART BY:
Tennessee Arts Commission • Jackson Financial
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.”
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.
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
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
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