Musicians Corner Celebrates Five Years Of Awesome Free Music In Nashville

Dated: 08/02/2016

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by TJ Anderson

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In 2010 — inspired by the historic open-air speaking site “Speaker’s Corner” in London’s Hyde Park — Nashville launched Musicians Corner, celebrating our city’s most widely heralded form of free speech. Every year, a broad mix of musicians are invited to take the stage in Centennial Park on 18 spring and summer dates, to do what they do for locals and visitors, all for free.

In 2016, the series celebrates its fifth anniversary, and it’s bringing out a fittingly fantastic and diverse collection of singers and players to mark the milestone.

The summer 2016 season kicks off this weekend: On Saturday, August 6, seven acts perform on two stages throughout the afternoon. If you bought individual tickets for these folks, you’d be dropping a serious few bucks. Thanks to The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, in partnership with the city and Nashville music industry players, we get a weekly dose of musical excellence in one of our city’s natural treasures, 100 percent free of charge.

Musicians Corner summer 2016 shows follow each Saturday through September 3, and I thought I’d offer a quick playlist to give you a sample of what you have to look forward to, starting on Saturday.

Musicians Corner’s summer 2016 season

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noon to 5 p.m., music from 1:30 on

Blind Boys of Alabama

Other performers: AJ Ghent Band, Matt Brown and more


noon to 5 p.m., music from 1:30 on

Lera Lynn

Other performers: Jon McLaughlin, The Sisterhood and more


noon to 5 p.m., music from 1:30 on

Holly Williams

Other performers: Tony Lucca, Christian Lopez Band and more


noon to 5 p.m., music from 1:30 on

Ruby Amanfu

Other performers: Katie Herzig, Robbie Fulks and more


noon to 5 p.m., music from 1:30 on

Emmylou Harris

Other performers: Andrew Ripp, Fiona Culley and more

You’ll find Musicians Corner in Centennial Park on the South West lawn, on the corner of West End and 27th Avenue North. Shows kick off at noon and run until 5 p.m., and along with the music, there’s food trucks and stuff for kids and dogs (Kidsville with crafts and other activities, Dogville with treats, a splash zone and more). For more on the series, drop by

If you’re visiting, and Musicians Corner makes you fall so in love with Nashville that you’re determined to stay, drop me a line — I’d love to help you find the perfect place.

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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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