Saturday April 9th, The Barn at Conners Island celebrated it's first year anniversary as Jimmy Wayne took the stage to entertain North Alabama fans. For those that know Jimmy, he is no stranger to Country Music with an impressive 200+ performances at the Grand Ole Opry alone. Known for his hits including “Stay Gone,” “Paper Angels,” “I Love You This Much” and “Do You Believe Me Now,” Jimmy's performance at The Barn at Conners Island made for a perfect evening.
The Barn at Conners Island is a very spacious music venue permitting both indoor and outdoor seating. With it's own unique character depicting a days when life was at a much slower pace and more simple. A glance around the venue you will see antiques, old signs, as well as vintage gas pumps that give the place the feel of your typical country store commonly found in many places years ago around parts of the South. Many hard hours of thought, design, and work can be observed in the recreation of this beautiful venue.
The music does not stop here. Future shows are in the works throughout the year and the next show will be on June 25th featuring Illinois native Mo Pitney and Bobby Tomberlin. For more details and tickets you can visit the eventbrite page as well as The Barn at Conners Island for all information and updates related to the events and venue.
Friday, April 29th, the music streaming platform Trubify teamed up with NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon, NashTenTv, CenterStage Magazine, PLA Media, and WFMC Jams to present Olivia's Benefit. The event started on Trubify at 2pm central and ran throughout the day with a variety of artists performing on the new music streaming platform. The event also featured live Performances in Nashville at the NashHouse which started at 6pm featuring Trinity Wiseman, Olivia Farabaugh, and JADA. The event was held in an effort to promote the Transparent Music Project founded by Pennsylvania Songwriter native Olivia Farabaugh.Olivia was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) in November of 2020, a multi-system and multi-symptomatic disease. While one in four people can have the gene responsible for CIRS, the disease is often hard to diagnose, and furthermore testing can be expensive as home testing is also required. In Olivia's case, it took 4 years to be diagnosed with CIRS due to exposure from black mold.
Through the Transparent Music Project, Olivia seeks to provide awareness to CIRS through her personal experience and through her music with the hopes to raise enough money to kick start the CIRS Support Fund. This fund would help those who don't have the money to be able to get the proper testing and treatment for CIRS.
Olivia's music journey has included appearing as a contestant on The Voice, winner of the Best Solo Artist in 2019 and 2020 from the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, and was nominated for Best Female Country Artist, Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year ("Body Will Break") at the 2021 Central Pennsylvania Music Awards.
Currently living in Nashville, Olivia is working on taking songs from the social media aspect and songs from her own personal life, and put them together to create the Transparent Music Project which is expected to be available soon to those who donate. The official campaign for Olivia's project can be found on Indiegogo for those interested in contributing.
On September 10th and 11th, Candler Park in Atlanta, GA will be bustling with energy and the sounds of live music with the return of the Candler Park Music Festival. The 450 acre destination has been the home of the festival as it embarks upon its thirteenth year. Hitting the stage this year for the two day event on Friday and Saturday will include Galactic, The Infamous Stringdusters, Ripe, Spafford, The Dirty Guv'nahs, Marco Benevento, The Vegabonds, Voodoo Visionary, Hedonistas, and Webster Band Atlanta. Those attending can expect a blend of jazz, funk, pop, southern rock, bluegrass, and much more from this year's lineup employing local GA artists as well as artists from abroad.
Complementing the live music, patrons will also be able to enjoy local array of carefully chosen food trucks, vendors, and an artist market providing something for everyone to enjoy at this family friendly event. Candler Park Music Festival has also partnered with Atlanta, Georgia's very own Scofflaw Brewing Company offering a variety of beverages for those over 21 to enjoy.
Tickets are still on sale and available as of this writing starting as low as $30 for a single day and $40 for weekend general admission. VIP ticket options are available and include many perks including Rival Skydeck access, stage front access, VIP cashbar, VIP restrooms, and more. Visit the Candler Park Music Festival and follow their Facebook Page to stay up to date with artist lineup details and complete information.
After a brief hiatus this summer Musician's Corner is returning starting Thursday to bring Nashville its September Sundown Series. For over a decade, the event has showcased a wide variety of artists giving both tourists and locals an avenue to experience music for free. Located in the Centennial Park, the event runs the entire month of September featuring over 50 artists. With the exception of September 23-25 which will be a three day weekend featuring Americanafest, all other dates will occur on Thursday and Fridays during the month of September. Kicking off This Thursday's event lineup will include Alejandro Sierra, Sara Jean Kelley, Brassville, Caroline Spence & Cedric Burnside and on Friday Illiterate Light, AJ and The Jiggawatts, The Medium, Emily Earle, and Dante Williamson.
|Fulfilling the mission of providing people in Nashville as well as tourists from around the world live music, Musicians Corner has been hosting live events with over 1500 artists big and small. Inspired by Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park has made the yearly event a huge success while encouraging growth and exposure for local musicians by giving them a place and platform to showcase original music.