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Tuesdays, September 26 - October 31, 2017
Each fall in in the beautiful Robinson Courtyard at the Downtown Public Library you can enjoy a Free Courtyard Concerts during your lunchtime. Concerts are held rain or shine and are a favorite event.
Courtyard Concerts: Shawn Camp Bluegrass Band September 26, 2017 11:45 AM
Shawn Camp's guitar and vocals are joined by Mike Compton on mandolin, Charlie Cushman on banjo, Jimmy Stewart on dobro/vocal, Mike Bub on bass, and a yet-to-be-named fiddler.
In addition to being an accomplished instrumentalist, Shawn Camp has earned wide respect as the top-tier penman behind #1 Billboard hits for George Strait, Josh Turner, and Brooks and Dunn. He is also a talented producer, winning a Grammy nomination in 2013 and a Grammy win for 2014’s Best Folk Album of the Year.
Courtyard Concerts: Mike Farris October 3, 2017 11:45 AM
Mike Farris is a Grammy Award-winning artist (Shine for All the People) whose music has been described as Stax soul, New Orleans gospel, and Southern blues. He played on Patty Griffin’s Grammy-winning Downtown Church, and has also received an Americana Music Award and a Dove Award. Mike was a sought-after speaker for TEDx and is featured regularly at large music festivals like Bonnaroo and shows like Austin City Limits. He has opened for artists including Patti LaBelle, Mavis Staples, and Blind Boys of Alabama.
Courtyard Concerts: Riders in the Sky October 10, 2017 11:45 AM
For 39 years Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging us to live life "The Cowboy Way!" Riders in the Sky are the ONLY exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two.
Courtyard Concerts: Crackerboots October 17, 2017 11:45 AM
Crackerboots is the fusion of two talented songwriter-musicians, Luella Wood and Bill DeMain. Already a local sensation in Nashville, where they enjoy a successful residency at The Family Wash, Crackerboots has released a debut album produced by Brad Jones and featuring top session players including drummer Dave Harrison, bassist Cameron Carrus and multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke. Drawing on influences from bossa nova and crime jazz to retro soundtracks and rockabilly, Crackerboots delivers a one-of-a-kind style that's familiar but fresh, cool and altogether classic.
Courtyard Concerts: Mark Collie October 24, 2017 11:45 AM
Mark Collie moved to Nashville from rural Tennessee and enjoyed a string of successful albums in the ‘90’s, all produced by the legendary Tony Brown, who effectively harnessed Collie’s raw, populist, rockabilly sound and superbly crafted songs. His high-energy live act drew comparisons to greats like Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen. He has also enjoyed a successful acting career, being lauded for his performance in The Punisher, in which Collie envelops the role of Harry Heck, a guitar-strumming assassin. Mark also appeared on Season 4 of the hit ABC show Nashville, as Frankie Gray.
Courtyard Concerts: The WannaBeatles October 31, 2017 11:45 AM
The WannaBeatles are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love and their show features selections from Sgt. Pepper and a medley of hits from the summer of ’67 by The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, The Monkees, The Who and others. The WannaBeatles - Where FAB meets FUN!