It is a perfect night for this. A Thursday night free concert in downtown Nashville. A welcoming breeze off of the Cumberland river keeps us comfortable in these southern summer nights. This was in 2002 when we setup our folding chairs in the grass in riverside park.
I was remembering this Thursday night when we setup those same chairs in the grass on the courthouse lawn. The event wasn’t the old Dancin’ in the District serious, but the Live on the Green series. And unlike the the old Dancin’ series, this one marks the end of summer, not the beginning. But free, live music on summer nights has been a long time Nashville tradition and I have been happy to participate these past 15 years.
Carrie and I have been making plans for the future and many things are starting to firm up. Everything from what we will do to pay the bills to where we will live. I can’t say too much now, but things are really looking like things are coming together nicely. So, as we reflected on all the amazing music we have heard on Thursday nights these past years, we started reflecting on all the awesome things that we have enjoyed while living here. Nashville has always been full of culture and entertainment. So we started to make a list of things that we have appreciated over the years and of things that we might want to do one more time before we say goodbye to this city.
It is far from complete; this is really just a start. Some of these we haven’t done in years. It’s going to be fun revising these places and seeing how things have changed. And how much things have stayed the same.
(Hey Nashville friends! What should we add to the list?)
Live on the Green Concert
Shakespeare in the Park
Jazz on the Lawn at Arrington
Classical Music at the Symphony Center
Tulips at Cheekwood
First Saturday Art Crawl
Thursday afternoon pint at Yazoo
Kayaking down the Caney Fork River
Bicycling the Trace
Biscuits from the Loveless
Sunday Night Live Music from 3rd and Lindsay
Hiking in Warner Parks
Afternoon walks around Radnor Lake
Hockey Game (Go Preds!)