Sheryl Crow to headline outdoor concert celebrating opening Music City Center

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:07pm

Grammy-winning artist Sheryl Crow tops the list of performers who will take the stage at an outdoor concert to celebrate the grand opening of the Music City Center on May 20.

With Crow, a Nashville resident, as the headliner, the free outdoor concert will also include performances from The Time Jumpers — a Grammy-nominated bluegrass group featuring Vince Gill — as well as the Grammy-nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers and singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko.

“The opening of the Music City Center is an important milestone in the city’s history, and I am honored to have been asked to perform,” Crow said in a release from Mayor Karl Dean’s office Monday morning. “Nashville is home to some of the world's best musicians and songwriters, and that creativity is one of the many reasons why I live here.”

The concert will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of a two-day celebration starting on Sunday, May 19. The festivities, which will include an open house, are open to the public.

“I can’t think of a more fitting way to open the Music City Center than with a diverse lineup of great music representing the best of what Music City has to offer,” Dean said, in a prepared statement.

Dean will give his annual State of Metro address at the Music City Center at 10 a.m. on May 20.

The event is being organized by the mayor’s office, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and the Nashville Convention Center Authority. When the grand opening was announced last month, the mayor’s office said that a budget was still being worked out but that the costs of the event would “be covered by excess revenue from the same tourism taxes and fees that are being used to pay for the building.”

14 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 3/18/13 at 12:35

I am disappointed that they did not get Justin Bieber.

By: NewYorker1 on 3/20/13 at 10:18

Damn!!! When is Nashville going to add some diversity to their music mix. Can we get lil' kim and lil' wayne at this concert celebrating opening Music City Center? As a Nashville citizen and tax payer, I feel left out and discriminated against.

By: Jughead on 3/20/13 at 11:05

I am glad they did not get any black people. They always claim discrimination, then have welfare babies.

By: NewYorker1 on 3/20/13 at 1:27

Jughead, stop hiding behind your keyboard and say that to a black person. So one of those welfare babies can whoop your racist ass. Coward.

You are jealous of black people. That's your problem. You probably have a very small penis, no rhythm, and probably only one paycheck away from being on welfare, but your ego wants to put black people down to make yourself feel better about your own messed up life. LOL....

By: jwk6179 on 3/20/13 at 3:20

Since the concert will take place from 6-9 PM on Sunday, May 19, this will probably how it will the concert will go. Mikky Ekko will open the show at 6 and play until 6:45 or so. Then, the Fisk Jubilee Singers will hit the stage at 7 and perform until about 7:45 or so. Then, Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers will get on stage about 8:10, play acouple of songs and then leave, just in time for Sheryl Crow to hit the stage at 8:45, just enough time for her to play a song or two before the concert is over at 9. Anyone that actually thinks that Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill will play a FULL SET for a FREE SHOW probably still believes in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, too.

By: RTungsten on 3/20/13 at 4:12

Wait a second, Crow lived in Franklin for years. Is she a Metro taxpayer now? Or is she one of those Williamson county folks who are not faced with paying for this stupid thing? Also, is she playing for free? I doubt it. The taxpayers are footing the whole bill here.

By: klskelley on 3/21/13 at 8:24

Does anyone else see the irony here??? We built a "Convention Center" yet the concert is going to be held outside on the street???? Look up the definition of Convention. I guess some things are just not meant to be understood by the average person.

By: Jughead on 3/21/13 at 11:24

Black people smell. Ask NewYorker1.

By: Jughead on 3/21/13 at 11:29

@NewYorker1: Show my weewee more respect, or I will cause 40 Oz. malt liquors to run short this weekend in your neighborhood. The ghetto will then riot and burn down all the geri-curls.

By: yucchhii on 3/21/13 at 2:58

Hey JUG head...you ARE Jusin BOOBER!!

By: yucchhii on 3/21/13 at 3:01

Hey New Yorker....SCREW THE (C)RAPPERS!!! This is "NASHVILLE" the COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!! Let some prison become the (C)RAP CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!! Keep NASHVILLE (C)RAP FREE!!!

By: yucchhii on 3/21/13 at 3:04

JUG head smells...just stand next to him at about 20 feet!!

By: yucchhii on 3/21/13 at 3:06

Oh, by the way...JUG head...I said it before and I'll say it again..."YOUR ONE OF THE BIGGEST IDIOTS AROUND!! very popular you are!!!

By: Jughead on 3/21/13 at 4:04

Yucchhii has venereal warts on his brain. His baby-mama gave them to him after birthin a busload in grade school.