Every year, the Nashville population awaits the announcement of the line-up for the annual “Live on the Green”outdoor concert series on the Capital Lawn downtown.
With so much great music coming and going from our music city, the acts picked out for this event are always a highly anticipated treat. And, let’s be honest, it would be easy to go broke in this town just going to all the shows we want to see! There’s someone great playing practically every venue every night.
But “Live on the Green” is completely free and stocked with the best Nashville food trucks and brewery options. The series has great backing sponsors, including local radio partners for the concert series Lightning 100 as well as some amazing charitable sponsors including the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee via their Givingmatters.com and Nowplaynashville.com initiatives, the Exchange Club Family Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, Walk Bike Nashville and still more to be added.
The highly anticipated line-up includes everyone from break-out bands like The Alabama Shakes to Grammy award winning artists like the Wallflowers and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John, as well as locally-loved acts like Moon Taxi, who have made playing ”Live on the Green” a yearly tradition. Their front-man, Trever Herbert, says each time is just as great as the last.
“What I love about Live on the Green is the shared sense of community. It’s great to live in a music city, but to actually participate in a free music event like this makes me proud to call Nashville home,” said Herbert. “This will be the third time Moon Taxi has played. Each show has been special. I’m particularly excited to be playing with Dr. John. His new album has been an integral part of my summer soundtrack.”
Moon Taxi and Jon Cleary will be kicking off the show before Dr. John takes the stage at the first night of “Live on the Green,” Thursday, September 6, 2012. The concert series will continue every Thursday night through October 11, 2012.
WHEN: Every Thursday night, September 6 – October 11 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Live On the Green
Public Square Park
1 Public Square
Nashville, TN 37243
TICKETS: Free admission; Parking is $3 at Public Square Plaza garage
Brace yourself..these artists are really talented, and you won’t see them anywhere else for free but Nashville.
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Roots of a Rebellion
Missing Cats Featuring John “JoJo” Hermann & Sherman Ewing
North Mississippi Allstars
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Fly Golden Eagle
The Apache Relay