Phil Vassar, 10 Out of Tenn Added to Music City Center Festivities
May 19-20 Grand Opening to Include Star-Studded Nashville Lineup, Free Open House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean today announced that two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award-winner Phil Vassar will headline live music on the east plaza during the Music City Center grand opening on Sunday, May 19. The show will also feature performances by 10 Out of Tenn, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter group comprised of Trent Dabbs, Gabe Dixon, Butterfly Boucher, Katie Herzig, Jeremy Lister, k.s. Rhoads, Tyler James, Andy Davis, Matthew Perryman Jones and Amy Stroup. The two-day celebration is free and open to the public.
“There’s no better way to celebrate this important milestone in our city’s history than by showcasing the diverse talent that lives right here in Nashville,” Mayor Dean said. “Our outstanding music scene is an important part of the success of our convention business, and making live music a big part of these festivities is a fitting way to open the Music City Center.”
The live music on the east plaza will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. The public is invited to attend an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy preview tours, live music throughout the building and activities for children in the Exhibit Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.
The festivities will continue Monday, May 20 with an open house and free concert headlined by Grammy award-winner and Nashville resident Sheryl Crow. The concert will also include performances by The Time Jumpers, the Grammy-nominated bluegrass act featuring Vince Gill; Grammy-nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers; and recent Grammy performer Mikky Ekko, a singer/songwriter who was most recently featured in Rihanna’s chart-topping duet “Stay.” The star-studded lineup will be followed by a fireworks display produced by Pyro Shows.
Mayor Dean will present his State of Metro address at the Music City Center at 10 a.m. on May 20 as part of the grand opening festivities.
The grand opening is being organized by the Mayor’s Office, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and the Nashville Convention Center Authority.