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.
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.
On August 2nd, GoodBAMMSho, No Country For New Nashville, Do615, East Nashville Underground & Mercy Lounge presents After The Fire – A Benefit Concert for Luella and the Sun.The event will help the Nashville quartet recover from the tragic fire that destroyed the studio and half the home of guitarist Joe McMahan. The home was also the place where he and Luella lived, where the band developed their sound and where they recorded their two-song 10″ vinyl debut. The benefit, held at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, features performances by Justin Townes Earle, Altered Statesman, Los Colognes, Webb Wilder, DUGAS, James Wallace and the Naked Light and Luella and the Sun. All proceeds from After The Fire will go to Luella and the Sun. Show starts at 8pm. Additional sponsors for the event include Thirty Tigers, Silly Goose, Cage Free Visuals, All Eyes Media, Five Points Pizza, Pepperfire, Do615, Grimeys, Native, OurVinyl, Revival Vinyards, Midtown Printing, The East Nashvillian, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s and Lightning 100. Raffle prizes will also be given out throughout the evening.
After cleaning all of the sand out of our camera lenses, tripods, computers(some how), and other places we don’t care to mention, Lightning 100 is able to start posting our backstage performances at 2013 Hangout Music Fest. Nashville artists were definitely representing at the festival this year performing at small/major stages and even the shuttle buses. The Nashville lineup included Moon Taxi, The Kingston Springs, Chancellor Warhol, The Weeks, Luella and the Sun, Josh Farrow, Wild Cub, The Wild Feathers, and a few others that were just enjoying the festival. Click here to check out photos from the festival! We’ve got more backstage performances coming!