This week brings the first of the six shows to be put on by Live on the Green, one of the biggest concert series’ in Nashville. Last year the festival organizers brought some pretty big names like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Derek Trucks Band, and the Toadies, among others.
This year the schedule so far (there are still a few little TBAs in there) is quite impressive. Here are the details so far:
- Hightide Blues
- Five for Fighting
- The Apache Relay
- Dr. Dog
- The Wailers
- Next Big Nashville Presents (someone)
- Bryan Cates
- Band of Horses
- Johnathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
- JJ Grey and Mofro
Now that the good stuff is out of the way let’s get down to the details. Each concert starts around 6:30 and ends by 10:30 at Public Square Park, which is right near the courthouse. Parking under the plaza is $3, which isn’t bad at all. There’s also a FREE bike check if you wanted to save some dollars on parking and gas by riding your bike to the show.
As for what to bring, you’re going to want a blanket or some small folding chairs and a water bottle. Keep in mind that you cannot bring in a cooler or your own beer or soft drinks because they’ll have that sort of stuff available for sale at the show. You also can’t bring glass containers or professional cameras, but your point and shoot is fine.
Basically, have fun and get your rock on. But man, I wish they’d just bring Sharon Jones back. She knows how it’s done, though I am incredibly excited to see Dr. Dog. Rock’n’Roll.