Watch A Video From The Conservancy Gala: Designs To Intrigue
Enjoy this collection of sketches from artist Gerri Winchell Findley at the Conservancy Gala.
Photos From The Conservancy Gala: Designs To Intrigue
Photographer Kate Davis captured some wonderful moments from Saturday's Conservancy Gala at the Parthenon.
Musicians Corner Salutes The Band's Last Waltz With A Fundraising Concert November 23
November 11, 2015 (Nashville, TN) -- On Monday, November 23 at 8 PM, The Last Waltz Ensemble, a popular tribute band from Atlanta devoted to playing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band, will pay homage to The Last Waltz with a special concert event at City Winery benefiting Musicians Corner. The evening will feature guest performances by several artists including Angaleena Presley, The Secret Sisters, and more to be announced.
The Last Waltz was The Band's "farewell concert appearance" held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The concert featured more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made.
Musicians Corner invites you to join them 39 years later, on Thanksgiving week in Music City, as they pay tribute to this historic moment in rock 'n' roll music history. Tickets to the November 23 fundraising concert are $25, $30 for Premier seats, and $35 for VIP seats and available on the City Winery website.
The Last Waltz fundraising concert is being presented by The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, SunTrust, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, Lightning 100, Nashville Scene, and NowPlayingNashville.com. Proceeds benefit Musicians Corner.
Photos From The Conservancy Gala: Designs To Intrigue Patrons Party
The Tennessean was on hand to photograph The Conservancy Gala: Designs To Intrigue Patrons Party, hosted by Clare Armistead. Read the article here.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Representatives from The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park and Metro Parks gathered yesterday with Mayor Karl Dean to celebrate the completion of Phase One renovations in Centennial Park.
"To see the vision for the first phase of renovations in the park come to life is breathtaking," said Sylvia Rapoport, president of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. "But even more exciting are the ways these stunning initial improvements foreshadow what's to come. With the community's help, the momentum built during Phase One will lead to a transformation that will return Centennial Park to the grandeur it possessed well over a century ago."
Highlights of the renovations include:
- "Daylighting" of the historic Cockrill Spring, bringing it to the surface to create a new pool and rill water feature creating a new destination in the park, with gardens and landscaping organized around it.
- A dedicated space for Musicians Corner that features native woodland landscape woven with paths and benches, crab orchard stone seating and other infrastructure that allows the space to be transformed into an informal performance venue. Gently graded slopes create spaces for blankets and picnicking, and the audience zone can expand or contract depending on the size of the event. It is designed as nimble and flexible space that functions beautifully for day-to-day enjoyment and can be scaled up for musical events in an urban forest setting.
- A single parking lot that creates a new approach to the Parthenon including an entry plaza, a formal events lawn to the east of the Parthenon, and new gardens, trees and landscaping.
"Since its creation over a century ago, Centennial Park has been at the heart of our city as a prominent place for community, music, recreation and the arts," Mayor Dean said. "This public-private investment enhances the way visitors can enjoy the park's beauty and sets Centennial Park on a path to remain a gem in Nashville's park system for the next century and beyond."
Watch the video from WSMV.com: