Live On The Green preview for 8/22

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Live On The Green preview is sponsored by Atkinson Remodeling.

Well Nashville it’s nearly that time of the week again, no not Hump Day, but Thursday which brings with it Lightning 100’s Live on the Green. Heading into the third week we look back and remember fondly the past two weeks as we watched Gin Wigmore, ZZ Ward, Erin McCarley, The Mowgli’s, Matt & Kim, and Matt Nathanson grace the stage in Public Square Park. This week will prove that third time really is a charm when two Nashville powerhouse acts join an international ambassador of all things hip-hop, reggae, and soul. Accompanying the music will of course be a wide variety of local craft beers, and food trucks. If you missed out on the first two week or maybe you have never attended a Live on the Green, be sure to come down this week and start a new Thursday night tradition.

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Since their first release in 1994 with Home Michael Franti & Spearhead have been spreading politically and socially aware music around the globe. Not only will their music get you thinking but it will get you movin’ and a shakin’ as well. Deeply rooted in hip-hop, reggae, soul, jazz, and rock (to mention a few) this band will surely get you on your feet first, then into the air with songs like “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “The Sound of Sunshine.” Coming off of their latest release All People which dropped July 30, 2013 Michael Franti & Spearhead are sure to bring the house down this Thursday at Public Square Park. So grab the family or a date and spend your Thursday night with Michael Franti, Lightning 100, and the rest of Nashville.

The Delta Saints

Meeting on a common ground of “old-world-loving, and good-bourbon-swilling”, The Delta Saints came together in 2007 after the four members moved to Nashville to attend college. The band self-released two well received EP’s entitled Pray On and A Bird Called Angola which introduced the band to Nashville and beyond.  More recently, The Delta Saint’s released their first full-length album in January of 2013 entitled Death Letter Jubilee. They are sure to entertain with their dirty, delta, down home roots and you wont be able to keep your feet from stomping.  Be sure to check out their song “Death Letter Jubilee” and be sure to see it live this Thursday at Live on the Green.

Luelle and the Sun

Another band local to Nashville, Luella and the Sun, are an in your face combination of blues, gospel, and rock. The band stands ready behind the powerful and beautiful female vocalist Luella (aka Melissa Mathes) and delivers a soulful punch in songs such as “Fly So Free.” The band released a two-song 10” vinyl in 2012 and was working on a full length when a fire destroyed guitarist Joe McMahan’s home studio where the band was recording. Surely Luella and the Sun will draw from this event and we will be sure to feel their emotions on their full-length that they still hope to release in early 2014. Be sure to come see the raw emotion yourself this Thursday down at Public Square Park.

Written by Jesse Nordstrom

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