Toadies launch LiveOntheGreen series

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 6:40pm


For those of us who have been ‘jonesing’ for the next Dancing in the District, Riverstages or Uptown Mix, get ready for LiveOntheGreen, a new, free Thursday night concert series that promises to present musical lineups as diverse as Music City itself.

The series, running for five consecutive weeks through Oct. 8, kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with performances by Toadies, American Bang, Ten Out of Tenn and the performance art of Modern Gypsies. The premise for LiveOntheGreen, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and radio station Lightning 100, is that it will highlight local artists as well as national acts with roots in Music City.

Toadies’ Rubberneck blasted out of 1994, scoring the smash single “Possum Kingdom,” which urged listeners to “Make up your mind!” American Bang was recently touted in this newspaper as “one of the city’s sharpest performing ensembles — and one clearly ready for national stardom.”

With the “live” part taken care of, LiveOntheGreen also will tackle “the green,” incorporating a number of environmental conservation practices including recycling, composting, reusable materials, healthy food vendors and organic merchandising. I suppose the battle cry could be rock, roll ‘n’ recycle!

The event is being held outside the Metro Courthouse, 1 Public Square Plaza. For more information, click here.


2 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 9/3/09 at 1:08

Centenial Park is a more user friendly venue then downtown.

Then again people can't make money from it can they.

By: Kosh III on 9/3/09 at 9:49

This is actually a good venue for events. Not only the Courthouse Square, but Deaderick Street is renovated and wide open all the way to Legislative Plaza.

Parking downtown is a nightmare but so is Centennial Park and of course we know that all civilization ends a mile away from downtown so ti must be held downtown.
/sarcasm alert/