Live on the Green Kicks Off 2018 Season Aug. 9 w/ Dispatch, The Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta

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It feels like we were just bidding the 2017 season of Live on the Green farewell, but, here we are again, ready to kick off another exciting year of the annual free outdoor fest this Thursday, Aug. 9 at Public Square Park. Per the format adopted a few years back, Live on the Green will run four consecutive Thursdays and culminate with an epic three-day, two-stage finale. Once again boasting an exciting and stacked lineup, this season will feature performances from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Dr. Dog, Car Seat Headrest, X Ambassadors, ZZ Ward, Parquet Courts, and more! This week’s inaugural installment is set to include DispatchThe Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta, expanding to four artists a week the first three Thursdays, up from the three of years past (but with a couple shorter sets and quicker changes to mostly keep the same schedule). Clearly, LOTG is geared up to hit the ground running, and you can find out more about all four performers and why you absolutely don’t want to miss them, after the jump!

Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and music will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., and there will be plenty of food and alcohol vendors on site to meet your needs. Parking is $10 at the Public Square Park Garage below the festival site and $5 at Nissan E and F lots across the Woodland St Bridge, and various other garages and street parking options are available on the surrounding blocks (also, ride share is relatively simple with designated drop off and pick up spots). If you’re looking to up the ante on your LOTG experience, VIP tickets and backstage passes are typically available for purchase, however they generally sell out in advance. And finally, the tradition of an official LOTG after party returns this year beginning each week at 11 p.m. at The Valentine on Broadway. Find out more about this week’s installment below, and find out more about the entire season on Live on the Green’s site.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe | Aug. 16 @ Exit/In

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A seasoned vet on sax as well as an accomplished vocalist, Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz cohort Karl Denson is back with his big, funktastic, jam friendly backing band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, to get Music City grooving. Tickets to their upcoming Nashville outing, Aug. 16 at Exit/In, are currently available for purchase here, but we have some even better news: we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Click on after the jump for more on the band, and keep on scrolling for your chance to win.

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Local Pop/Rock Trio The Band CAMINO Turn Up the Guitars on “Daphne Blue”

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Guitars are BACK, guys. At least that’s how it feels when listening to The Band CAMINO‘s latest single “Daphne Blue.” The monstrously fun riffs hit you in the face immediately after pressing play, and quickly the shredding is joined by lovelorn lyrics and drums big enough for Bridgestone Arena. The local pop/rock band release the track as they gear up for a mix of headlining dates and shows supporting Ben Rector.

The Band CAMINO originally formed in Memphis back in 2015 by members Jeffery Jordan, Spencer Stewart, and Graham Rowell. Their 2016 EP My Thoughts on You, with standout track “The Black And White,” and 2017 EP Heaven drew comparisons to The 1975 and LANY. That connection draws from shared glassy-smooth pop sounds and intimate, emotionally-charged lyrics. It’s refreshing to see The Band CAMINO standing out in “Daphne Blue” by embracing rock guitars that have been largely missing from the pop landscape in recent years. With their move to Nashville earlier this year, the group are a welcome addition to Nashville’s ever-growing pop scene.

Later this August, The Band CAMINO hit the road with Nashville soul/pop songwriter Josie Dunne before linking up with Ben Rector for a run that includes a stop at The Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 19. Get familiar and listen to “Daphne Blue” below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Cake & Ben Folds w/ Tall Heights | Aug. 21 @ Ascend Amphitheater

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Teaming up for an epic, if somewhat oddball, pairing, two acts who first found fame in the mid-’90s, alt rockers Cake and singer-songwriter Ben Folds, will soon embark on a co-headlining summer tour, which brings them to Folds’ home of Nashville Aug. 21 for a performance at Ascend Ampitheater with electro-folk up and comers Tall Heights. Cake’s first Nashville show proper in seven years (in support of their last LP, which they’re finally preparing to follow up), and Folds’ latest in a string of always fresh local outings, this tours promises an excellent blend of nostalgia and fresh tunes, and tickets are still available here. We’re also excited to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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Nashville Songwriter H. Kenneth Releases Western, Slow Burn Video for “Now & Then”

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Nashville based songwriter Kenny Fleetwood has been hustling his way around writing and band projects since moving to town a decade ago. As a fixture of the local pop scene, Fleetwood wrote tracks for site favorites CAPPA, Nightly, Quinn Lewis, Jeffrey James, Daphne Willis, Lukr, and more. With the release of new song and video “Now & Then,” Fleetwood turns all that energy towards his own music with newly minted solo project H. Kenneth.

The video for “Now & Then” is a slow-burn, one-take glimpse into a cowboy’s final moments. Produced by Nashville production company GOLDFOX, the visual takes it time revealing how H. Kenneth landed mortally wounded in a dusty old barn. Did he deserve it? Probably! But that’s up to the viewer to decide. “Now & Then” is H. Kenneth’s first release ahead of debut album This Is A Journal. The track sports high-noon whistling, jaunty guitar lines, and resigned, rich vocals.

Upon moving to Nashville from Central Wyoming back in 2008, Fleetwood formed pop punk band Farewell Fighter. The band earned praise from outlets like Alternative Press and even opened up for Twenty One Pilots before disbanding in 2011. Fleetwood began honing his production and songwriting craft over the next several years, landing placements in T-Mobile, Intel, VW, HBO, McDonald’s, ABC Family, and Samsung spots.

Going forward into the latter half of 2018, Fleetwood plans on more releases as H. Kenneth, along with new music coming from pop band project Arrow Kids. For now, watch the video for “Now & Then” below, and see H. Kenneth live this Friday, Aug. 10 at a special performance and listening party at Analog (RSVP here)!

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