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  1. […] who will play tonight at one of five bands at The Pavilion East in the Music City Mayhem Showdown at 6:00 p.m., is made up of six members who draw their inspiration for their music from the same […]

  2. Lucy says:

    Cooper y’all! WOW.

  3. Candace Dunn says:

    Sound Cards for wild card!!!!!

  4. David Makewa says:

    I vote for Phin

  5. Jdog says:

    Phin rocks!! Great band. I predict they will win it all!!!!

  6. Brendan Arnold says:


  7. Jake says:

    Wue? Are you serious? They only talk through their song.

  8. Kim Fox says:

    I vote for Phin

  9. Ken says:

    Going to have to go with Sound Cards on this one, impressive thus far.

  10. Megan says:

    Sound cards!!

  11. Felix Martin says:

    I vote Sound Cards

  12. Jerry Cobb says:

    Sound Cards all the way !!! Whoo hoo !!!

  13. Kailee says:

    What Up, English!! Love their sound, so danceable, VOTE!!!

  14. Salina Hernandez says:

    What Up English has one of the best Ep’s released this year!

  15. Sonapot says:

    What Up English

  16. Cisca Louw says:

    I vote for Safe in Blue – awesome authentic music!

  17. Sandra Wood says:

    Sound Cards

  18. Meagan Turner and Needful things Thrift Store says:

    Soundcards alllll freekin day…thats good stuff man

  19. Jake says:

    The Phin song is good until the singing starts. I like farewell flight scarecrow but at the end to much oooooos and not enough song writing. I think sound card is my favorite though. Good band.

  20. maria lujan says:

    I vote for Cooper and Jam! are de best!

  21. lujan&co. says:

    I vote for Cooper and Jam, is de best!

  22. lujan&co. says:

    I vote for Cooper and Jam! is de best!

  23. Paul Hourigan says:

    Kiernan McMullan!! Great singer-song writer. Brilliant music and lyrics!

  24. Richard Jackson says:

    Cooper and the Jam!!!!

  25. Shasta St.Louis says:

    COOPER AND THE JAM!!!!!!!!

  26. Brian says:

    Cooper and the Jam are hot!

  27. Mike The Bear says:


  28. Cam Osborn says:

    Cooper and the jam are the best around! They should be the winners!

  29. Rick Osborn says:

    Cooper and the Jam!

  30. Cathy says:

    Cooper and the Jam

  31. Elizabeth Bell says:

    Love Cooper and the Jam

  32. Cindy Grimley says:

    Cooper and The Jam!

  33. Cindy Grimley says:

    I vote for Cooper and The Jam !

  34. Robert says:

    LA wants The Heavy Heavy Hearts back……. :(

  35. Tim says:

    Damn, Heavy Heavy Hearts, thats some real rock n roll! Dig it!!

  36. Michele Overman says:

    I vote for Cooper and The Jam!

  37. Sam says:

    Dude Safe In Blue I love your song

  38. Elizabeth Bell says:

    I vote for Cooper and the Jam

  39. Ayten says:

    Again and again! I’ll keep on voting for Safe in Blue! Great Band! SiB Rocks!! :)

  40. Ingrid says:

    GO PRESTON !!!!!!

  41. Beth Bell says:

    Cooper and the Jam

  42. Sally says:

    Phin has a great sound. I love the indie rock vibe. they should definitely go all the way! Phin has my vote!

  43. Angel says:

    I love you Kynlie your a amazing singer and deserve to win!

  44. Bailey says:

    Kynlie Freeman! Please Vote! She is awesome, and it is my dream to see her at live on green!

  45. Candace Dunn says:

    Sound Cards are amazing!!

  46. Candace Dunn says:

    Sound Cards!!! Sound Cards!!!!!Sound Cards!!!!

  47. Carolyn says:

    Vote Kynlie! She is THE BEST!!!!!

  48. May says:

    The Sound Cards are AWESOME! The only way they sound better than on the radio, is live! Great guys, great band! WOOOOO GO SOUND CARDS!

  49. Jessica says:

    YEAAAAAAAH THEM VIBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. bw81 says:

    Them Vibes all the way. What an amazing sound they have; fresh while still retaining those good ol’ rock and roll staples. Soulfull, heartfelt, dirty and just gorgeous.

  51. jim says:

    the fact that All Them Witches didn’t even make the list makes this whole thing a wash.

  52. Abigail says:

    I’m going with Farewell Flight, at least they’ve got a couch to sit on.

  53. Elizabeth Bell says:

    Cooper and the Jam has my vote.

  54. Beth Bell says:

    Shout out for Cooper and Jam

  55. Steve O says:

    The Heavy Heavy Hearts deserve this! Effn awesome. Guitarist can shred some blues! SRV reincarnated!!!!

  56. Jenna says:


  57. Amanda says:

    The Heavy Heavy Hearts ROCK!! VOTE! Just moved to Nashville from LA and already blowing up the Scene!

  58. Tom Young says:

    Guthrieee Brooowwwnnn all the way suckers

  59. Kristi Dozier says:

    GO PHIN!!!!!

  60. Mike Krupa says:

    A shout out for Cooper and the Jam.

  61. Cindy says:

    I’m all in for RED WINE HANGOVER!!! They’ll rock The Green like it’s,never been rocked before!!!!

  62. Candace Dunn says:

    Yay Sound Cards!!! Love it!! So awesome

  63. Blake says:

    Vote Kynlie she’s the best for sure!!! She may be less known but she’s super talented!!

  64. Ben says:


  65. Andre P says:

    I’ve never heard of the Sound Cards before today!
    Mighty Fine is rock n roll!!!!! Love this stuff

  66. Lauren S says:


  67. Ayten says:

    Safe In Blue! Vote for them, because this music really deserves it. When u listen to it u will start to understand and feel it. SiB rocks!

  68. Ayten says:

    Vote for Safe In Blue! Because this music deserves it. When you listen them you will understand and feel it.

  69. Ayten says:

    Vote for Safe In Blue! This music deserves it. When you listen them you will feel it. :)

  70. Paige says:

    Twiggs are the best!! Oklahomies love you!!!

  71. Tiffany says:

    I vote the TWIGGS!!!!!!!

  72. Jade says:

    twiggs all the way!!!!

  73. Beebe says:

    THAT’S MY KID! awesome rock n roll! smoove & rock your face off!

  74. Sarah says:

    VOTE TWIGGS!! You won’t regret it!

  75. ginny says:

    Join me in voting Heavy Sole number one. Rock on!

    • ghiddy says:

      If you really want to listen to solid rock do not listen to Ginny. Heavy sole blows!!!! they’re a box of fruity pebbles !!! Only they also come with a broken crap drummer n a pathetic tool of a guitar player. Haha ginny you crazy

    • ghiddy says:

      Hahahahaha #1? Ginny whose girlfriend are you? Vote ThemVibes if you like real rock with heavy sole’s missing ingredient, you know that one they used for the sake of a pun

  76. Mike says:

    Wow, lots of great bands this year. I just caught The Heavy Heavy Hearts at The Basement the other night. I mean, that’s the real deal right there. I guess they just moved to Nashville from LA. Those guys are going to blow up.

  77. Andrew Le says:

    Dang, that AJAX request is broke!

  78. Ariel says:

    Dynamo is awesome!!!!!! Vote for them!

  79. William Woodrow says:

    CARDBOARD KIDS r amazing! Please vote

  80. Lyn says:

    Everyone check out Sound Cards, they are GREAT!!!!!

  81. Hello,
    My name is Caleb Balas I work for Nashvilles JC Andersen Band. We are in the process of filling up our schedule and we would love to add your venue to our books. You can check us out at to hear the latest music and to look over our resume, JC was one of the finalist on the next GAC Star and won 1st place beating over 800 bands and becoming the Wildhorse saloon house band in Nashville Tn. Jc has shared the stage with Keith urban,Van Zant,LeAnne Rimes,Toby Keith,Trace Adkins,and many more. Jc brings true quality and professionalism to every show. Please look over our EPK and let me know what you think and I’m looking forward to hearing back from you. You can write me at or call me at 330-749-4980
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  82. Kenji says:

    Sound Cards have a refreshing sound with a live show that is full of energy and well written songs. Get on iTunes and listen for yourself or do one better and find out where they’re playing next and thank me later. I’ll be the Asian in the crowd with a sign that says “told you so”

  83. Hawkeye says:

    So glad to see What Up, English in the final 32 – they rock and put on a great live show. VOTE!!

  84. Candace Dunn says:

    Also, Sound Cards are amazing live!so much energy!

  85. Candace Dunn says:

    sound cards are soooo cool!!! Their album on iTunes is cool too!!! Love them….they gotta win!!

  86. definitely NOT what up english says:

    Heard that What Up English band is pretty good… maybe we should all vote for them…

  87. Heavy Sole!
    You need Nick and Dale to put it on ya — hard ‘n heavy!

  88. Keersten Davis says:


  89. D_Britee158 says:

    Ready for an extremely underrated local act to blow up! Pick THE PEDAL STILLS. You want the real Nashville experience?! Check out their new album… blown. away.

  90. Sean says:


  91. Lauren Allison says:

    Dear Salem is awesome!! Pick them and you will not be disappointed! I want to see them play at live on the green soooo bad!

  92. Bp says:

    Twiggs!! They are rockin Nashville and the west coast!

  93. Luscious Jackson says:

    Juicy J!

  94. beizar abdi says:

    THE GRANNY WHITES please and thank you.

  95. lindsay fuller says:

    Pick Dear Salem! I love their music and I think they would be perfect for live on the green!

  96. Amanda Curcio says:

    Allen Thompson Band all the way!

  97. Jon says:

    Allan Thompson Band

  98. Britany says:

    Allen Thompson Band is the sexiest bunch of bearded, beautiful musicians in Nashville! Their pretty good musicians too ;-)

  99. Alexander Rizzo says:

    I would like to see Grant Garland win. He’s amazing!!

  100. Joseph Marlowe says:

    Yall best vote for jomo

  101. Josh Rogers says:

    Safe in Blue! Awesome music!!!!

  102. Josh Rogers says:

    Safe in Blue!!! Awesome music!!!

  103. Chase says:

    Down Home Band all the way, hands down the best live performance in Nashville right now.

  104. michelle waitsfield says:

    Dear Salem!! They put on a killer show!

  105. Zack Dixon says:

    Dear Salem would be an awesome addition!!!

  106. Jean Brown says:

    I just checked out Dear Salem, WOW!
    and they’re playing The Basement tomorrow night @ 10:30, I’ll be there!
    Music City Mayhem with Dear Salem, YEAH!

  107. Eddie Alan says:

    * DEAR SALEM *

  108. G Bizzle says:

    Mammoth A FTW.

  109. M says:

    Alicia Michilli!

  110. Brie Termini says:

    alicia michilli….you won’t be sorry. she’s a ton of sass in a tiny suit!!

  111. Matt says:

    Alicia Michilli would kill it!

  112. Chris says:


  113. Virgilia says:

    Please choose Grant Garland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I became a fan of his when he was headlining in Vegas at the BB Kings Blues Club and now he is in our own backyard of Nashville!!! The guy is truly phenomenal and did I mention he can do anything with a guitar?!? Amazing and a very rare talent!!

  114. Sarah says:


  115. Allison says:


  116. Hank says:

    The Twiggs 4 life!

  117. Teddy says:

    TWIGGS! Give it to me, man…

  118. Teddy says:

    I want to see TWIGGS play !!

  119. Anthony Rosati says:

    Breaux Gargano should be rockin LIVE ON THE GREEN THIS SUMMER!! You won’t be disappointed!!

  120. Lou Wagner says:

    I would love to see Breaux Gargano live on the Green!

  121. Erica says:

    the Granny Whites are awesome. nothing more needs be said. :)

  122. Zack Phillips says:

    You guys need to have Memphis Cole and his band play this year.

  123. JM says:

    the granny whites would be cool as ever to see at live on the green! super cute and super talented!!

  124. kathleen says:


  125. Brock Coope says:

    Please get Backup Planet!! So awesome

  126. Robert Lowe says:

    BACKUP PLANET is seriously one of the best live shows i’ve ever seen! The next big band out of Nashville!

  127. Erica says:

    the Granny Whites … don’t feel i have to say anything else. :)

  128. Lperry says:

    The Granny Whites on The Green !

  129. […] so, you can submit for consideration at the Lightning 100 website.  From there, the 32 selected bands will compete via online voting to determine the “final […]

  130. Joan says:

    The Granny Whites are an awesome, original,homegrown talent. Fun band to watch, too!

  131. Serenity Joy Miller says:

    The Granny Whites are the best! They should definitely play Live on the Green in 2014! :)

  132. Brendan says:


  133. Sam says:

    Vote for Twiggs !!!

  134. Katya says:


  135. Kurt whitehill says:


  136. Meagan says:

    I would LOVE to see Haunted Device as part of this!!

  137. Eric says:

    Haunted Device deserves some love! Great band that really brings it on stage.

  138. Laura says:

    Diamond Carter, no questions asked!

  139. Pixie says:

    Haunted Device

  140. Sara says:

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  141. FSU X says:

    Adam Del Rio all the way! You guys need to play punk rock and folk punk!

  142. D. R. Hawk says:

    I just want to throw Ring of Fire’s name into the proverbial hat.

  143. Liz says:


  144. Amanda says:


  145. Jim Parker says:

    I want to hear DNA (with Chuck Callahan and his brothers play)!!

  146. Amanda says:


  147. Big Al says:

    Hot Mess Loves You

  148. Jodi Rives says:

    I want my Hot Mess Loves You!

  149. Tim Gray says:

    I would love to see Hot Mess Loves you

  150. Russell B says:

    Staying For The Weekend dont ya know

  151. maya says:

    I’m hoping we’ll see Wild Cub this year. I seriously can’t get enough of them and they put on a good show.

  152. Steve says:

    Chris Nathan. He rocks

  153. Tiffany says:

    Would love to see Chris Nathan perform at LOTG!!! One of Nashville’s Best Local artists! This guys got soul!!!!

  154. George Altom says:

    I want to see Rodeowaves at Live on the Green. Awesome Beach/Country with horns.

  155. Pete says:

    Mize and the Drive!!!

  156. Misti Gray says:

    I really want to see Rodeo Waves at Lightening 100!!! They are an awesome band that energize and rock a crowd better than any band I’ve seen in a long time.

  157. Misti Gray says:

    I would LOVE to see Rodeo Waves perform at Lightening 100!!!! They are an amazing band and really get the crowd eneenergized and rocking!!!

  158. MamaTues says:

    Rodeo Waves needs to be Live on the Green!! They are awesome ! LOVE their sound! True musicians !!

  159. Suzanne H says:

    I want to see RodeoWaves at Live on the Green this year! RodeoWaves is energy filled good time :-)

  160. Tina White says:


  161. Titamech says:


  162. Ginger says:

    Mercy Bell. Genuine talent, genuine lady.

  163. Morgan says:

    I <3 you, Lulu Mae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. Chris says:

    Lulu Mae!!!

  165. adam says:

    Go Lulu Mae!

  166. scoops says:

    Who are the 5 greatest music city mayhem artists of all time…think about it

    and Diamond

    Spity hot fire!!!

    go Diamond Carter

  167. Jonathan FUCKING Myers says:


  168. Dbinns says:

    Diamond Carter all the way!!!

  169. Hallie says:

    Diamond Carter’s got it. You just watch.

  170. Jordan says:


  171. Adam says:

    Lulu Mae. Let’s do this!

  172. Jordan says:


  173. Rachel says:

    C’mon Lulu Mae!

  174. Music City says:

    The Cultivation … Smoking right now as I DRIIIVVEE! DJF ;)

  175. patty Benner says:

    so cool: Cultivation!!!

  176. patty Benner says:

    Way to go Cultivation!!!!

  177. Scott DayOH says:

    Keep going Levi!

  178. Ron Barlow says:

    Good Luck to all the contestants; but especially to the “Cultivation”, my very favorite!

  179. O says:

    Way to go Mercy Bell!

  180. Jennifer says:

    Go Adam Burrows!

  181. Kathleen Burkhalter says:

    Mercy Bell, you are great!

  182. Ben says:

    Today’s match up has too much awesome in it. How can I pick just one?

  183. [...] did it! You got us through Round 1 of Lightning 100′s Music City Mayhem! THANK [...]

  184. Travis says:

    DC BOOM BAY YAY! Diamond Carter crushes it….all the way to the top

  185. Trevor says:


  186. Patty Benner says:

    Cultivation has a terrific sound!!!

  187. Jon says:



  188. Troy says:

    Josh is MUCH better

  189. Keith Phelps says:

    go Shannon

  190. Making it happen again.
    Go Shannon!!

  191. Making it happen once again.
    Go get em Shannon!!

  192. Shannon making it happen again!!
    Awesome tune!!

  193. Keith says:

    Extraordinary talent!! Vote Shannon.

  194. Roy says:

    Shannon Labrie’s new album is awesome! Vote for Shannon!

  195. chase says:

    Vote for The Young INTL! You can catch them at 3rd & Lindsley TOMORROW Night!

  196. Two Echoes says:

    Diamond Carter…WOW!! Great sound.

  197. Jonathan says:

    Diamond Carter is God.

  198. Mary says:

    Black Sea Royalty rocks

  199. Mary Mieure says:

    Black Sea Royalty rocks! Check out their show!!

  200. Mary Mieure says:

    Black Sea Royalty rocks!! Check out their show!

  201. Jody says:

    The Weakenders ROCK!!! The group to watch.

  202. Lilli says:

    Black Sea Royalty!!Refreshing!!Rocking great talent!! Check them out! Will move ya!!

  203. Diamond for sure….

    come on vote

  204. bradford hawaii says:

    Diamond Carter….wish you the best.

  205. Uncle Jon says:

    Black Sea Royalty rocks. Do your self a favor and catch their show!

  206. Uncle Jon says:

    Black Sea Royalty rocks. Do your self z favor and catch their show!

  207. Winston Klein says:

    Black Sea Royalty…………W.a.r.C.r.y.

  208. Allie W says:

    Black Sea………….Royalty…I see you wearing your black shades!!!

  209. Allie W says:

    Black Sea……….Royalty… I see you wearing black shades!!!!!!

  210. lawrence says:

    Diamond Carter hands down!!

  211. Lawrence says:

    Diamond Carter hands down!!!

  212. Bret says:

    Two words: Bear Cub. nuff said.

  213. Andrew Smith says:

    Saw Black Sea Royalty live, and they rocked – enjoyed all their tunes and look forward to more…

  214. Randi says:

    Bear Cub rules. Check out their latest video for “I’ve Been Around” //

  215. patty Benner says:

    I really love the Allen Thompson Band. Their music is unique and creative!

  216. Britany says:

    Allen Thompson Band is the BEST BAND IN NASHVILLE!!!!! …. sorta. Vote for them for your chance to see and decide for yourself!

  217. Mar says:

    Grass Root Kids are awesome! Original sound! Love em!
    Everybody needs to check em out!

  218. Alle says:

    Fans clearly wanted Grass Root Kids at Bonnaroo!! What happened!?!

  219. Marlene says:

    Grass Root Kids have an awesome sound and are a great group and will definitely go places!!!

  220. Richard says:

    Josh Farrow and his band have a great sound. Lightning in a bottle. Keep making this music, expand the instrumentals and emphasize the vocals! Great young artist and band.

  221. Don Woods says:

    Shannon is a real talent and her songs go deep! Love her sound!

  222. Tom nuerr says:

    Josh is going to get a lot of attention….Great entertainer !! Love his vibe.

  223. RON WILES says:

    I remember watching Adam as a child in church. He had a lot of talent as a child .

  224. Lety Perez says:


  225. [...] Out of over 300 submissions, Lightning 100 has selected the final 32 artists who will now be voted on by fans over the next month, elimination bracket style, until 4 artists remain. The final 4 will then compete in a showdown on April 13 at The East-Centric Pavilion, where the winner will be chosen! Voting kicked off yesterday, and Jessica French beat out The Future in round 1. Today’s matchup is between Matt Moody and Korby Linker. Voting will began each day at 9AM, and you can find the full schedule and match-ups, as well as cast your vote, right here. [...]

  226. [...] has already started, and our first day of voting is Monday, March 4. Starting at 9am CST, go to to cast your [...]

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  228. [...] kicks off March Madness for music fans in Nashville with the beginning of Lightning 100‘s Music City Mayhem. For those unfamiliar, Music City Mayhem is a sort of musical Mortal Kombat/single elimination [...]

  229. Dennis Moore says:

    I just cast a vote for Jessica Frech, but when I went to my email account ( final step to confirm? )….as instructed….there’s NOTHING from you guys. It looks like others are having the same problem.

  230. [...] Lightning 100 had over 300 submissions for Music City Mayhem this year.  It was difficult narrowig down to 32, now we need your help find 5th Music City Mayhem Champ!  Check out the top 32 this year all in one playlist.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite artist each round on our Music City Mayhem page. [...]

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  232. Thank you Lightning 100!!!

  233. Cheers to our friends at Lightning 100!

  234. GreG MaC says:

    FOLLOW GreG MaC because he is heading to the Mainstream.

  235. Thanks for putting this on. Your support of left of center music in Nashville is the lifeline of the creative community here.

  236. Joe Colomb says:

    Hooray for local music! Thanks 100.1!

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  239. GirlOnGirlMusic says:

    Let’s see the local ladies put up a good fight this round!

  240. Dylan says:

    Hannah Thomas Band should be the Lightning 100 winner. and your traffic guy ROCKS!

  241. Cryptic Calling for the win!

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