(NASHVILLE, TN) February 4, 2020. The 8th annual Sevier Park Fest takes place on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2nd with Deer Tick, Durand Jones and The Indications and Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer) along with other acts on two stages in Sevier Park.
This year's festival returns to Sevier Park on Friday May 1 from 4:00PM -10:00PM and on Saturday May 2 from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. GA Lawn, Souvenir Seating and Friends of the Park Experience tickets for the entire festival go on sale at 10:00AM this Friday, February 7 at sevierparkfest.com. Past acts have included Gin Blossoms, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Amanda Shires, Blues Traveler, The Lone Bellow, Johnnyswim, and Brandy Clark.
Deer Tick will headline Friday, May 1 along with Durand Jones and The Indications. Saturday, May 2 will feature Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer) along with over 20 other live acts, featuring some of Nashville’s top up and coming acts.
Deer Tick is an American alternative rock band from Providence, Rhode Island composed of singer-songwriter John J. McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, bassist Chris Ryan and drummer Dennis Ryan. Deer Tick’s unpredictability has been part of the package. Live shows and songs could be raucous and wild, or subdued and introspective. Records have carried both of these sides, too: 2013’s Negativity went metal on “Pot of Gold” and softly waltzing on “Just Friends,” and McCauley has written some of the decade’s most potent combinations of folk and rock – “Dirty Dishes,” “Christ Jesus” and “Twenty Miles” – all while Deer Tick have built a reputation as a band that could drink more than you, play louder than you and still get up in the morning to do it all again.
Durand Jones and The Indications most recent album, American Love Call, is a sprawling and limitless equation. Fleshed out by the elegance of strings, a chorus of backing vocals, and an ambition to prove and push themselves, the split leads between Jones’ husky howl and Frazer’s dulcet falsetto lend a dynamic punch to the group’s timeless sound.
Leigh Nash, lead singer of the GRAMMY-nominated band Sixpence None The Richer, recorded four full-length albums with the band before embarking on a solo career. Their debut, which was released when Nash was just 16, was 1994’s critically acclaimed LP The Fatherless & The Widow. In the years that followed, the band released numerous timeless songs and huge radio hits, from the GRAMMY-nominated “Kiss Me” to “There She Goes,” among many others. Her latest release “Don’t Let Me Die In Dallas” dropped in 2019.
Sevier Park Fest is a benefit for the Friends of Sevier Park and celebrates the neighboring communities of 12South and Belmont/Hillsboro areas to promote local talent and the areas best craft artisans. The 8th annual Sevier Park Fest will run from 4:00PM to 10:00PM Friday, May 1 and 9:00AM to 6:00PM Saturday May 2 in Sevier Park and will feature unique local vendors, food, art, and over 20 live acts on two stages. Sevier Park Fest is an All Ages event.
Other local highlights include the Sevier Park Fest Criterium Bike Race, Edley's Hot Wing Eating Contest, and an expansive family friendly kids area presented by Publix.
For more information visit sevierparkfest.com