THE RESULTS ARE IN!  Congratulations to Poncé, The Voodoo Fix, J. Marco, Foxkeeper, and our wild card Forest Fire Gospel Choir!  Make sure to RSVP for the final 5 showdown at Marathon Music Works on July 8th!


Thanks for the local submissions to Music City Mayhem.  Lightning 100 narrowed it down to the following 32 artists: DeRobert & the Half Truths, The Bumbs, Emma Hern, J. Marco, Tayls, Jack Berry, The Voodoo Fix, Forest Fire Gospel Choir, That’s My Kid, The Middle Ground, Kelly Hopenjans, Fox Grin, Canyon City, Easy Roscoe, Roger Jaeger, Whoa Dakota, Waterfall Wash, Creature Comfort, Eagle Johnson & Clean Machine, Doran Danoff, Sad Baxter, Katie Buxton, Foxkeeper, Poncé, Dedsa, Bearheart, Krantz, The Daily Howl, Mocha, Chris Wild, Kendall Morgan, and Tennessee Riot.

Voting will start on June 12 at  Fans can vote for their favorites starting at 9am until midnight(CST).

Grand Prize:

  • Spot on stage on Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival
  • Air time on Lightning 100
  • Distribution package from ONErpm
  • Forty-One Fifteen  (Homestyle Recordings)
    • 3 day recording session with engineer
  • Project 615:
    • 1 free design
    • 50 t-shirts and 50 posters
  • Ford Photographs: Photo/video EPK package
  • 1 Year Membership to HOME’s Production Accelerator Program:
    • Rehearsal Space
    • Record and Mix
  • The coveted Lightning 100 Music City Mayhem trophy!

Music City Mayhem is presented by Regions Bank and sponsored by Frida Kahlo Tequila, ONErpm, Forty-One Fifteen, Project 615, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Ford Photographs, Marathon Music Works, HOME and Frothy Monkey.

Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem Live Showdown will take place on Saturday, July 8 at Marathon Music Works with four finalists and one wild card band. The Music City Mayhem Live Showdown is a free, 18+ show. The stakes are high, so join us to vote for your favorite band!

Created, produced and presented by WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Live On The Green is a free outdoor music festival held at Public Square Park in Nashville, TN. The Festival showcases the city’s emerging musical talent and highlights well-known national acts. Since its inception in 2009, over 500,000 fans from all 50 states and 13 countries have attended the event. The festival has hosted more than 170 performing artists, including Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Cage The Elephant, Passion Pit, Ben Folds, The Head And The Heart, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Band of Horses, Young The Giant, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, The Wailers and more.

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69 responses to “Music City Mayhem

  1. Where do we go to vote? I’d like to vote for Renn. He’s wicked talented, so refreshing to hear such a solid singer/songwriter this day and age.

  2. I followed Bruns when he was with Churchill. He’s a great songwriter. If you vote for him you can bet there will be many other great songs to follow and enjoy, not just one radio friendly tune. Just a thought.

  3. I am trying to vote on Mountains Like Wax, but it want let me get to it to make my vote! I need to do it today..

    • You should be able to click vote from your computer. Safari, Chrome and Firefox work well with the contest. Put in your info and confirm your email to verify.

  4. Tried to vote for Stagolee for this but when I went to the link provided to verify my email address, it says “wrong link”.

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