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Whether it was Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Delta Saints, and Luella & The Sun delivering fiery hot jams or the 88-degree and nearly 90% humidity heat there is no denying that Live on the Green last week was HOT. We hope you all stayed safe as well as hydrated and chose to cool down, refuel, and party on with a craft beer and a delicious treat from one of the many food trucks. Take this week to rest up and wipe the sweat from your brow because this Thursday Labor Day weekend starts early at Public Square Park we are at it again and this is going to be a week you do not want to miss. Pull out your dancing and get some light stretching in because people, believe me, feet will be movin’, hips will be shakin’, and Nashville will be rockin’.
As soon as he sits down you won’t be able to get off of your feet. Robert Randolph, pedal steel guitar extraordinaire, will be joined by The Family Band on Thursday- night and is sure to exceed your quota of incredible steel guitar, lively walking bass lines, and singing straight from the soul. Since 2001 Robert Randolph & The Family Band have been around the world and back performing with acts such as The North Mississippi Allstars, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton. The band’s latest studio album Lickety Split included guest appearances by Trombone Shorty, and Carlos Santana. Needless to say this band will not disappoint. Get “Amped Up” by taking a listen to “Born Again” it will be sure to get your “Hips Shaking.”
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
There must be something in the water down in Alabama because our neighbors to the south have given us another spectacular band that will grace the stage this Thursday at Live on the Green. Last year the Alabama Shakes represented ‘Bama and drew one of the largest crowds Live on the Green has seen. This year St. Paul & The Broken Bones are sure to deliver ah heap of wailing hot soul. Fronted by the charismatic, sharp dressed, Paul Janeway if the songs he is singing don’t get you moving his moves surely will. In December of 2012 the band released a four track EP entitled Greetings From St. Paul and The Broken Bones, which can be downloaded off of the bands Facebook for just $4. Folks you will not want to miss this show.
With the fastest flying fingers to come out of Australia, Joe Robinson, is a virtuoso of the guitar blending, what he calls, a “weird amalgam” of blues, rock, and funk. The 2008 winner of “Australia’s Got Talent” has since moved to Nashville where he has released 2 full-length albums and an EP entitled Toe Jam. This week he will be returning to the stage as a Live on the Green sophomore, his last performance on the public square park stage he played alongside The Wailers in 2010. Make sure you get to the party early Thursday night because Joe Robinson is sure to get the night started off right.
This Labor Day weekend merely begins at Live on the Green Thursday evening! After the acts have cleared the stage remember to keep the party going with us over at Marathon Music Works at the official Live on the Green after party. For just $5 you can go in and get down with some of Nashville’s best DJs. Friday afternoon join Wells Adams at Soulshine Pizza on Division for the local artist of the week. Strategically placed during happy hour come on down for drink specials, great pizza, and some homegrown music. After you finish that last bite of pizza grab your guitar and head over to Jed’s Sports Bar for Lightning 100’s writers night. Hosted by Justin Hammel sign ups start at 8 P.M. so come on down and show us that new song you have been working on. On Saturday night don’t miss the Block Buster Block Party down on Demonbreun Street featuring, Magnolia Sons, AJ and the Jiggawatts, The Future, and Patrick Sweany. Monday is a holiday so we hope to see you at 3rd and Lindsley for Nashville Sunday Night Presents with Sons of Fathers this Sunday. After that long weekend get active with Team Green Adventures on Tuesday Night September 3rd for some indoor rock climbing down at Climb Nashville in Sylvan Park. Climbing starts at 6 P.M. So get off of the couch and out of the house and spend your Labor Day weekend with, especially if you like good food and drink, good music, and good people!