LaunchTN introduces the 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green


Don’t have a ticket yet? Register here for 36|86!

We are so excited for all the performers who will be on our stage in the next few days! Don’t miss your chance to catch O.A.R, The Brummies, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Todd Snider, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Grace Potter, Stephan Day, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Lake Street Dive, Jukebox the Ghost, Robert Randolph, The Daybreaks, Guster, Maggie Rose and many more!

Not only will we be in good company with these incredible artists, but this weekend the LaunchTN’s 36|38 Pavilion will be at Live On The Green! Bringing together the best innovators and difference-makers for two days of networking, programming, and entertainment on the latest in technology and entrepreneurship – with new features every day! The event is open to the public, students, alumni, and experienced professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels.

Thursday: Have an idea for a business or product? Ten participants will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of founders and investors on a first-come, first-serve basis! Stop by at the 36|38 Pavilion at 6 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. for a chance to pitch and get feedback. During each session, judges will choose one winner to receive tickets to next year’s 36|86 plus mentoring to make your idea a reality!

Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. CT.

Friday/Saturday: 36|86 takes career-building to the next level in partnership with Asurion. Connect with startups looking to hire, take the “Which Nashville neighborhood are you?” quiz powered by Asurion, and hang out in an exclusive tent onsite. Don’t worry about suit and tie — this is a casual way to meet companies looking to expand their teams. 

Who will be at the job fair?

Smile Direct Club
Blueprint Title Company
Rock Creek Informatics (RCI)
Warby Parker
Corner to Corner

Hours: Friday 4-8 p.m. CT / Saturday Noon-8 p.m. CT.

Meanwhile, bring your kids on over to the615 stage for Mr. Jack and the Lightning Bugs, followed by a performance from the Happy Racers for Kids Fest!

Sunday, it’s Kids Day! After Yoga on the Green (12:00-1:00), check out the Pavilion for a hands-on robotics exhibit that the whole family will love, programmed in partnership with the Adventure Science Center.

Noon-6 p.m. CT.

Between concerts don’t forget to pick up some Tito’s homemade vodka, and snacks at one of our many food trucks! We’ll see you there!

Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs from ideation to exit, guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Partnering with Entrepreneur Centers in six regions, Launch Tennessee creates collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions, and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs. Visit to discover what makes Tennessee a great state for startups.

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 700,000 fans from all 50 states and 15 countries have attended the event. The festival has hosted more than 200 performing artists including Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Alabama Shakes, Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Jimmy Eat World, Dispatch, Spoon, Ben Folds, The Head And The Heart, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Band of Horses, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Young The Giant, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope and many more. 

Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Nashville’s Independent Radio, has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and live events. The format of this award-winning radio station affords it a wider range of music genres with a focus on local, emerging, and national artists. Lightning 100 is the proud producer and founder ofLive On The Green Music Festival

Written by: Molly Lyon

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.