Musician’s Corner, the annual free, family friendly music event that happens in Centennial Park here in Nashville each year in May, June, September and October is just weeks away from kicking off for the 2013 season.
This event, which started in 2010, was inspired by a similar event across the pond. “Speaker’s Corner” in London’s Hyde Park left quite an impression on Ben Armistead, a Board Member of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. He dreamed of starting a similar event here in Nashville, where artists would share their diversity and passion for music, local vendors would provide food and community members could enjoy each other’s company.
Attendee growth in the past three years is proof of the rise in popularity of this event, with audiences from 200-400 people in 2010 growing to over 1,000 per week in 2012. The Fall 2012 Kick Off event was attended by over 10,000 people who came to hear The Blind Boys of Alabama and take part in the largest food truck event ever held in Nashville. Musicians Corner events have also grown in size with the introduction of a Kidsville area, Mobile Food Court, Beer & Wine Garden, Dog of The Day showcase, and the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage.
Join the community on Saturday, May 4 for the Spring 2013 Kick Off Event. Enjoy the pre-show from 12-2 p.m. and free music from 2-5 p.m. Scheduled artists include The Dynamites with Charles Walker, Andrew Ripp and The Fairfield Four.
The 2013 Lineup is as follows:
May 4: The Dynamites with Charles Walker, Andrew Ripp, The Fairfield Four
May 11: Matt Wertz, Green River Ordinance, Gregory Alan Isakov
May 18: The Delta Saints, The Memphis Dawls, The Deep Fried Five
May 25: Street Corner Symphony, Alanna Royale, Sylvia Thompson Jazz Trio
June 1: The Kingston Springs, The Birchtree Band, Ravello
June 8: Skyline Motel, Striking Matches, The Westbound Rangers
June 15: Ben Sollee, Humming House, Matt Giraud
June 22: Tour de Fat Special Event // Here Come the Mummies, Rayland Baxter
June 29: Brooke Waggoner, Ruby Amanfu, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Webb Wilder
For more information, visit www.musicianscornernashville.com.