Musicians Corner’s September Sundown Concludes with The New Respects, Daniella Mason, Whoa Dakota, Jamiah, & Creature Comfort | TONIGHT @ Centennial Park

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Celebrating its 10th season, Nashville’s free, all ages, biannual musical showcase series Musician’s Corner is set to conclude its September Sundown series in Centennial Park tonight, Sept. 26, boasting yet another impressive slate of performers, featuring an all-local lineup of retro pop and soul rockers The New Respects, buzzy alt/indie pop singer Daniella Mason, lush and genre-bending indie pop singer Whoa Dakota, r&b pop and soul singer Jamiah, and “boot gaze” indie rockers Creature Comfort!

Following the template introduced last fall, Thursday evenings throughout September have featured a curated local lineup each week from 5-9 p.m. The event is family friendly, all ages, and free, and features food trucks, beer, local vendors, Kidsville activities, and more! After a May and June season that boasted perhaps the most impressive lineup in the festival’s history, the September Sundown series has continued with an excellent slate of 20 additional performers, and tonight’s finale outing of the season is no exception.

Needless to say, Musicians Corner remains one of the most vibrant, fun, and frugal ways to experience some of the best artists Music City has to offer, and this September’s lineup definitely has had our circling our calendars throughout the month. You can preview all of artists on this week’s Thursday slate (and check out their performance times) below, and find more about Musicians Corner right here!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Caitlyn Smith, Joseph, The Weeks, Brasko, 2’Live Bre, Kelly Hoppenjans, HalfNoise, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist.

Local music additions

“Put Me Back Together” by Caitlyn Smith
“Fool’s Gold” by The Weeks
“Milk Chocolate” by Brasko, Nai Br.XX – Playing Mercy Lounge on September 18
“She Thick” by 2’Live Bre, Duke Deuce
“Heartstrings” by Creature Comfort
“If I Had You (Love Letter from a Padded Cell)” by Kelly Hoppenjans – Playing The East Room on October 25
“Absence of Me – Boom Forrest Remix” by Gardening, Not Architecture
“Up” by Jilian Linklater
“This Door Remains Closed” by The Pressure Kids
“Natural Disguise” by HalfNoise
“Desenfoca” by Catalina – Playing Exit/In on October 8
“Mixed Signals” by Deza
“Morning Song” by Land of Color
“Towers” by JMR

Touring artist additions

“NYE” by Joseph – Playing Cannery Ballroom on October 4
“Salt and The Sea” by The Lumineers – Playing Bridgestone Arena on February 19
“If You Need Me” by Julia Michaels – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 23
“Orange Trees” by MARINA – Playing Ryman Auditorium on September 20

Follow along so you don’t miss the best of No Country for New Nashville on our Nashville Spotify playlist!

Catch Grace Potter, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Devon Gilfillian, Creature Comfort, & More | Saturday, Aug. 31 @ Live on the Green

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After an excellent first two Thursdays, Live on the Green is rolling to its 2019 conclusion with some serious momentum, as the epic four-day Labor Day Weekend finale of the 11th season of the annual, free outdoor fest begins Thursday, Aug. 29 at Public Square Park and continues all weekend through Sunday, Sept. 1. Once again boasting an exciting and stacked lineup, the final four days- the largest run of the festival ever- will feature around 40 performers across two stages (for context: earlier seasons had only 18 performers total across all six weeks)! After a great first night which included Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas, and a fun week two with Johnnyswim, Mat Kearney, Amanda Shires, and Will Hoge, you can expect a stellar lineup of O.A.R., St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Grace Potter, Lake Street Dive, American Authors, Guster, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Steve Earle, morgxn, Illiterate Light, Jukebox the Ghost, Lindsay Ell, and many more performers across the final four days.

Given the supersized nature of this year’s finale, we’re breaking it down with daily previews to help you prepare. After an kicking off on Thursday and heating up Friday, LOTG will continue Saturday, Aug. 31 with Grace PotterDevon GilfillianJukebox the GhostGrizfolkLos Coast, and BAILEN on the main stage, and Aaron Lee TasjanCreature ComfortScott MulvahillLaura ReedWild Love, and Kids Fest with The Happy Racers on the 615 Stage. Bear in mind, there is some overlap in scheduling, so you’ll want to keep an eye on the time if you plan to soak up as much music as possible. Preview all of Thursday’s performers here and Friday’s performers here, get to know Saturday’s epic lineup below, and look out for our guide to Sunday’s slate as well!

Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and music will run Thursday and Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 2:15 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. on the weekdays and noon on the weekend days, 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 (except Saturday, when Nissan’s lot will be unavailable), 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). And finally, 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. Find out more about this week’s finale below, and find out more about the entire season on Live on the Green’s site.

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Don’t Miss The Joy Formidable w/ Creature Comfort | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Formed over a decade ago in their home of Wales, but London based since around the time of their 2011 breakthrough debut LP, The Big Roar, alt rock, dream pop, and shoegazing trio The Joy Formidable have, over four great full-lengths, persistent critical acclaim, and years of traveling the globe, long been one of the most beloved and consistent acts in the indie rock scene, far from underground, but still not quite a household name stateside (though their sophomore effort, Wolf’s Law, had a decent commercial showing, not long after the band landed on a song on the highly-popular Twilight soundtrack).

Still out in support of last fall’s great fourth album, AAARTH, which landed The Joy Formidable a string of shows with Foo Fighters late last year, the band return to Nashville tonight, May 1, for their first Music City date since 2016, and first show at The Basement East ever, with support from local indie rockers and site faves Creature Comfort, who, notably, recently won this year’s Music City Mayhem competition, earning a spot at the upcoming season of Live on the Green. One of the coolest shows of the week (especially if you couldn’t get tickets to flashier, bigger events like Tame Impala’s sold out show tomorrow), tickets are available right here while they last; don’t miss out!

The Joy Formidable and Creature Comfort will perform tonight, May 1 at The Basement East. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $20.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Bonnaroo 2017 | Saturday & Sunday

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After a jam-packed first two days of Bonnaroo, capped off by U2’s epic, sprawling American festival debut and an unforgettable late night set from site faves Portugal. The Man, it was hard to believe we were only at the halfway mark, and hard to imagine how the rest of ‘Roo could top its start. Fortunately, the back half of the festival proved just as great, with cooperative, downright pleasant weather, an continued uptick in attendance, countless impressive sets, a SuperJam for the ages, and an abundance of good vibes! Be sure to read our review of Thursday and Friday, and check out the conclusion to our coverage of Bonnaroo 2017 below!

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