Ladies and gentlemen, friends and family, Nashville natives and those who wish they were: the time is upon us. It is officially the 2013 Lightning 100’s Live on the Green season. You better have an escape route from your office to the parking lot planned, because you are going to want to dip out a little early for the next 6 Thursdays. Like everything else in Nashville, Live on the Green has only been getting bigger and better over the past 5 years. With that in mind, we are proud to bring you the most high profile line up we have ever had. Every single artist performing tomorrow could have been a headliner in years past, making the tomorrow night’s kickoff the perfect way to start your weekend. So before you head on down to Public Square Park to enjoy the great weather, local craft beers, delicious food trucks, and fantastic musical acts, lets take a look at tomorrow’s line up.
Matt and Kim
Ask anyone who has been to a Matt and Kim concert and they will tell you the same thing: This power couple’s synth pop brings the heat extremely hard but don’t let that fool you. Their signature brand of sugary-sweet anthems are a surefire way to get anyone with ears moving and grooving. Based out of Brooklyn, these lovebirds didn’t even know how to play their instruments when they met at Pratt Institute. They’re self-titled release was an underground phenomenon that everyone in east village had to have, and the rest is history. Matt and Kim have been touring the globe non-stop since 2008 and have seriously honed their craft. This is certainly a show you do not want to miss.
This overnight sensation is a hard artist to peg into just one sound, which is exactly why Lightning 100 has loved her since day one. Drawing influence from old blues artists like Son House, having pipes that would rival Aretha Franklin’s, and an album collaboration with Kendrick Lamar indicate that she really knows her stuff. Her debut EP was shortly followed by the breakout album Til the Casket Drops, and her performance at SXSW garnered an almost unreal amount of buzz on internet blogs. Check out ZZ Ward performing Drive Like U Stole It before you see her tomorrow at Live on the Green.
Gin Wigmore may claim to be a black sheep, but she has been earning the attention of professional songwriters and producers since she won the International Songwriting Competition at the age of 18. Her sound is aggressive and sultry, bluesy and distorted, and sexy as all get out. The success of her most recent album, Gravel and Wine, has landed her songs in several shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Teen Wolf. Chances are if you turned on a TV in the past year, you’ve heard a Gin Wigmore song. Check out Gin and her band of hell raisers here.
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival is excited to announce the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. The event will again take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.
Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday, March 6th at Noon EST on Forecastle.com. Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville- beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.
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Indie Underground Hour 10-15-12 Benjamin Gibbard w/ Aimee Mann – Bigger Than Love (Former Lives, Barsuk) Lord Huron – Time To Run (Lonesome Dreams, I Am Sound Records) Smoke & Jackal – No Tell (Smoke & Jackal, RCA) The Helio Sequence – October (Negotiations, Sub Pop) Matt & Kim – Let’s Go (Lightning, Fader Label) Hospitality – Friends Of Friends (Hospitality, Merge) Tame Impala – Elephant (Lonerism, Modular Recordings) Melody’s Echo Chamber – Be Proud Of Your Kids (Melody’s Echo Chamber, Fat Possum) Taken By Trees – Dreams (Other Worlds, Secretly Canadian) Menomena – Giftshoppe (Moms, Barsuk) Joe Strummer – Redemption Song (Streetcore, Hellcat Records) R.E.M. – Strange (Document expanded reissue, IRS Records/Capitol)
Eminem – Arcade Fire – Widespread Panic – The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket – Ray LaMontagne – String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Mumford & Sons – The Strokes
The Decemberists – Lil Wayne – Bassnectar – Iron & Wine – Girl Talk – Primus Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo – Alison Krauss & Union Station Pretty Lights – Florence + the Machine – SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John – Atomsphere Explosions In The Sky – Gogol Bordello – Beirut – Big Boi – Scissor Sisters – Gregg Allman Ratatat – Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz – Robyn – Warren Haynes Band Deerhunter – Opeth – STS9 – Old Crow Medicine Show – Bootsy Collins & the Funk University Wiz Khalifa – Matt & Kim – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Mavis Staples – Cold War Kids The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Wanda Jackson – The Walkmen Justin Townes Earle – Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones – !!! Jovanotti – Bruce Hornsby – Loretta Lynn – Neon Trees – The Drums – Sleigh Bells – Amos Lee Best Coast – Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter – The Sword – Portugal. The Man- The Black Angels School of Seven Bells – J. Cole – Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea – Wavves – Chiddy Bang – Junip Freelance Whales – Deer Tick – Band of Skulls – Sharon Van Etten – Abigail Washburn Omar Souleyman – Twin Shadow – Kylesa – Man Man – The Low Anthem – Alberta Cross Railroad Earth – Jessica Lea Mayfield – Smith Westerns – The Head and the Heart – Karen Elson Beats Antique – 22-20s – Phosphorescent – Clare Maguire – Hayes Carll
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival.