Live on the Green

live on the green
By now I’m sure that many of you have heard about Live On the Green, but you might not know exactly what’s up, which is what I’m here to tell you.

Live on the Green will be held every Thursday from September 3rd to October 8th in Public Square Plaza, which is adjacent to the courthouse. If you’re the type who needs an address, that’s 408 2nd Ave N.

There will be some rules at this event, which is to be expected. You can bring things like blankets, folding chairs, water bottles and a “Live on the Green Mug,” whatever the hell that is, but don’t bring glass, outside beverages, large chains/spiked jewelry (sorry mall punks), coolers, professional camera gear, and things like handbills to pass out. Also, there’s no video taping and no moshing or crowd surfing, which makes me happy, because crowd surfing is just dangerous for everyone involved and I will never forgive N.E.R.D. for telling people to crowd surf at Rites of Spring, but I digress…

Parking is always available around Nashville. Street parking is free after 6pm, but if you don’t luck out and don’t mind a big of hike, the downtown public library has a parking garage that only costs $4 for the night, which is what I almost always do for shows, but sometimes it fills up. You’re also encouraged to ride your bike, and there will be a place for you to dock.

Now, I know what’s on your mind. You want to know who’s playing when. Well, here’s the schedule. The business starts at 5pm. Awww yeah!

September 3rd:

  • The Toadies (I come from the water, yeeeeeah)
  • American Bang
  • Ten out of Tenn

September 10th:

  • Here Come the Mummies
  • Space Capone
  • H-Beam

September 17th:

  • The Derek Trucks Band
  • Jack Pearson
  • Homemade Water
  • Rhythmystik

September 24th:

  • Dave Barnes
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Thad Cockrell

October 1st:

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (another one I’ve seen live. It was simply amazing)
  • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker
  • Maureen Murphey

October 8th:

  • Citizen Cope
  • Ricky Young
  • Next Big Nashville?

It seems that most of the shows start at 5pm or 6pm.  I hope you all enjoy the shows, I wish I could partake. I guess someone’s just gonna have to email some pics to nashvilleforfree at gmail dot com…


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  • cheapassmichelle

    Too soon! Too soon! *tears*

    You’ve seen my bumper sticker, and know how I feel about this sensitive topic of Leons.