A Prelude to the 4th
More Free Live Music!
feat. Brandy Clark, Shelly Colvin, Jason Eskridge, and DJ DU
July 3, 2016
Music City Stage at The Green at Riverfront Park
Downtown Music City
Nashville's starting the party early with a night of free live music on Sunday, July 3rd! Brandy Clark will headline "A Prelude to the 4th" which will also feature Shelly Colvin, Jason Eskridge, and DJ DU.
Live music kicks off at 4pm on Friday afternoon. Make your way to downtown Music City to celebrate 4th of July weekend like only Nashville knows how!
Then wake up on the 4th and continue the party at the main event, Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!, with Sheryl Crow, Maddie & Tae, Rayland Baxter, the Nashville Symphony, and the nation's largest fireworks show!
A multi-GRAMMY nominee, Brandy Clark grew up in Morton, Wash., and moved to Nashville in 1997. She has had successful cuts as a songwriter with The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow.” She recently released her second album, Big Day in a Small Town, a follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 12 Stories album from two years ago, which topped many “Best Albums of 2013” lists. She has opened for Jennifer Nettles, Eric Church and Alan Jackson, and she has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Shelly Colvin grew up in Alabama, moved to Los Angeles during her early 20s, and has spent more than a decade in her current home of Nashville — and all those places have played an influence on her roots rock album Longshot. Tracked to analog tape by producers Adam Landry and Justin Collins, Longshot also features harmonies and guitar work from nearly a half-dozen musicians, positioning Colvin as one of the key singer-songwriters in a community that also includes Longshot guests Nikki Lane, Odessa Rose, T. Hardy Morris, Carl Broemel and Michael Ford, Jr.
Jason has served as a background vocalist or opening act for countless award-winning acts, including Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Jonny Lang, Keb’ Mo’, Nicole C. Mullen, Marc Broussard, Robert Glasper, and Toby Mac. He has also had the opportunity to take his music abroad to South Africa, Amsterdam, India, and England. Jason’s latest release is entitled Live in Nashville. He is currently touring as a background vocalist for Zac Brown Band. Jason grew up in Rockwood, Tenn., and worked as an engineer in Huntsville, Ala., before moving to Nashville, where he is now based.
DJ DU is an American DJ and Remix Producer. He first began performing at events for Nashville's young professionals that led to appearances at the American Country Awards, the National Finals Rodeo at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Houston Rodeo BBQ Cook-off, and more. Other performances include Grammy Block Party, the BMI stage at CMA Fest, Country Thunder Festivals, and the 40th Anniversary Alabama & Friends cruise. DU is also the official remix DJ of "The Breakfast Blend" with Storme Warren on Sirius/XM's The Highway. DU hit another milestone joining Jason Aldean on his Night Train and Burn It Down tours, the largest country tour of 2014 with over 2 million fans in attendance. He has also been a part of The Night You'll Never Forget tour with Love & Theft and Music City's New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway with Lady Antebellum and Gavin DeGraw (featured on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve). DJ DU brings a new channel of entertainment and revenue to events with high-energy audio, vibrant visuals, and the newest remixes of country music.