We love Nashville’s Live On The Green because they bring great live music to the people for free, expanding the city’s repertoire far beyond the Country genre. The month-long festival began last week with Spanish Gold, The Weeks, and City and Colour. The lineups have improved over the years to make Public Square Park home to thousands of music fans on Thursday nights during this time of year. The concerts have been so popular, the festival has expanded its perimeter of food trucks and vendors into the streets around the park. If you’re looking for parking, here’s a tip: ride your bike.
This week’s lineup consisted of Goodbye June, Wild Cub, and The Head And The Heart and as you can see, there were a few people in attendance. I’m sad to say I missed Goodbye June, but got there just in time to see a great local indie pop band with a solid album – Wild Cub. Their performance escalated as frontman Keegan DeWitt seemed to make better connections with the audience, creating a naturally heartened atmosphere in his hometown. If you’re not familiar with their latest project, Youth, check out one of the singles, “Thunder Clatter.”
The Head And The Heart put on a tremendous show. Their set rose to the occasion with standout singles like “Another Story,” “Shake,” and “Let’s Be Still” – favorites played often by Lightning 100. The band consists of Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion), Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion), Charity Rose Thielen (violin, vocals), Chris Zasche (bass), Kenny Hensley (piano), and Tyler Williams (drums). They brought an unexpected energy to a folk pop set. Soaring harmonies, a tight rhythm section, and an overall connectivity with fans brought the songs to life in a refreshing way. It was fun to watch. This one especially:
Next Week, Live on the Green welcomes All Them Witches, The Features, and Capital Cities to Nashville’s front lawn. It’s sure to be an epic show as Capital Cities’ single “Safe and Sound” continues to draw new fans, now over three years after it was released. Not bad for two dudes who met on Craigslist! For more of this year’s amazing schedule, visit liveonthegreen.net.
By Steve Harpine | Digital Content Manager | @Steve_MWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC