Kick back by the river for a full day of music from 11a-7p on the Bridgestone Main Stage including the latest hits from these popular artists:
Jill Sissel has been writing and performing her acclaimed Americana/ Blues
music in the Nashville area for more than 15 years. In 1999, Just Plain Folks
nominated her for Americana Album of the Year, and she has garnered numerous
other awards and honors since. Jill has just released a soulful, evocative blues
album, Tell the Truth, her 7th studio release to date.
Alanna Royale is 7 members, 6 beards, 3 horns, and 1 lady. Their homemade blend of “dirty pop/raunchy soul” is a unique formula that blends throwback soul, good ol’ rock n’ roll, and pop sensibilities into a captivating live performance. In just six short months, Alanna Royale has commanded Nashville’s attention and there seems to be no signs of stopping. Coming off of a sold out release show in January for their debut Bless Her Heart and their second East Nashville Underground appearance Royale is looking forward to performances at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Music City Roots, and Nashville Gay Pride. Royale has even gathered accolades from some of Nashville’s biggest movers and shakers with Mike Grimes naming them the Nashville band to take over 2013. Their first single “Animal” is enjoying heavy rotation since being picked as Lightning 100′s Artist of the Week and they are already working on their next release in April. Grab your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to sweat it out at the next Alanna Royale show!
The Granny Whites
Since the inception in early 2011 THE GRANNY WHITES have been performing in and around Nashville at several hotspots including 12th and Porter, Exit/In, 3 Brothers, Kimbros, Lipstick Lounge, Thats Cool, Mad Donnas, Give Me a Break Radio Hour. With a distinctive panache like no other, the combination of these musicians creates an intelligent and multilayered production. The genre of this band has no title and no boundaries. It exists only in their unique ability to add a twist of “Granny” to every song they perform.
Big Bad Gina
Winning awards and competitions from their home in the beautiful Ozark mountains to KC, MO, to the National Women’s Music Festival in Madison, WI, Big Bad Gina has hit the music scene with a big bad bang. Playing festivals such as the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, the Ohio Lesbian Festival, Milwaukee PrideFest and Heartland Pagan Festival, the three women of BBG combine their unique harmonies, their eclectic musical selections and their multi-instrumentalism to bring down the house with their powerfully-energetic performances. Their debut CD, “Amazon Warrior Princess” has received critical acclaim, and includes all-original songs with something for everyone. Their second release, “Lake of Dreams” continues the tradition of all three band members writing original tunes. BBB’s signature 3-part harmonies encompass a variety of musical styles as their tag line pronounces, “Genre Hoppin’ ~ Folkin’ Rockin’ with a driving Girl-Groove edge!”
All 3 raised in the Church of Christ, all 3 sweethearts of Bourbon. Reckon that pretty much covers it. More you say? Ok, a preacher’s daughter, an elder’s daughter, and a politician’s daughter walk into a bar…and bring down the house! Shotgun Oakley is comprised of Nashville singer/songwriters Ashley McBryde, Steff Mahan, & Cheley Tackett. Heretofore referred to as: Ashley Oakley, Steffy Oakley…you get the idea. Between them, there’s a Tennessee State champion of the Colgate Country Showdown, a Merlefest songwriting winner, a Kerrville New Folk finalist, and an Independent Acoustic Music Awards finalist. As solo artists, they’ve slung their guitars & stomped their boots sharing the stage with or opening for acts that include the Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, 10,000 Maniacs, Kathy Mattea, Chris Young, Joe Diffie, Chris Cagle, Beth Hart, America, and more. Collectively, you get whiskey washed, sweet rockin’, acoustic southern country soul ablaze in three part harmony. Think a hint of Wynonna, a splash of Linda Ronstadt, and mix in a kiss from Dolly with original songs regarding love & killin’ and you’re starting to get a picture of Shotgun Oakley. Stay caught up on all things Oakley at www.twitter.com/
Bold, charismatic and bona fide triple threat, Linnea Sanazaro – known professionally as Linnea – is a small town girl from Cuba, Missouri with dreams – and talent – far bigger than her humble beginnings. From performing skits on the back porch of her family home to hip-hop dance and Latin ballroom, the singer, dancer, songwriter has been passionately perfecting her craft since the tender age of 3 years old. Linnea will release her new single “I’m Bad” in the early months
2013, followed by a much-anticipated dance music video and upcoming tour dates.
Beverly McClellan from NBC’s the Voice
Rock ‘n’ roll is built on a foundation of great vocalists, and Beverly McClellan is quickly becoming its newest cornerstone. NBC-TV’s The Voice introduced her to the world as a singer of stunning power and range with the presence and ability to draw comparisons to Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge, to name just a few of the great torchbearers whose legacies she evokes. Now McClellan’s debut international release Fear Nothing presents her as a true and original artist — a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dynamic presence with the ability, authority and desire to carve her own place in music history.
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Known for spot on covers of all your guilty favorites from the late ’70′s through the early ’90′s, they have been bringing the party to devoted fans for over a decade. They have been joined by many special guests over the years including Jonathan Cain from Journey, Tiffany, Peter Wolf from J. Geils Band, Kelly Keagy from Night Ranger, and studio drummer legend, Craig Krampf (‘Eye of the Tiger’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Under the Milky Way’, co-writer of Steve Perry’s hit, ‘Oh Sherrie’).