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Musicians Corner Announces Summer 2016 Lineup

Musicians Corner Summer 2016 Lineup

Musicians Corner Summer 2016 Lineup

Saturday, August 6 -
SunTrust Mainstage: The Blind Boys of Alabama, AJ Ghent Band, Matt Brown
Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage: Bentley Caldwell, Handsome & Gretyl

Saturday, August 13 -
SunTrust Mainstage: Lera Lynn, Jon McLaughlin, The Sisterhood, The Daybreaks
Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage: Megan Davies, Ashlee K. Thomas

Saturday, August 20 -
SunTrust Mainstage: Holly Williams, Tony Lucca, Christian Lopez Band, Mocha
Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage: J. Whaley, Brandy Zdan

Saturday, August 27 -
SunTrust Mainstage: TBA, Ruby Amanfu, Robbie Fulks, The Bundys
Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage: Carey Ott

Saturday, September 3 -
Suntrust Mainstage: TBA, Andrew Ripp, Gigtown Contest Winner, Vanderbilt Melodores
Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage: Kiya Lacey, Ty Cooper


The Parthenon Speakers Bureau

Old Parthenon

A presentation by the Parthenon Speakers Bureau is perfect for civic meetings, garden clubs, and other small groups. For a minimum $25 donation to the Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park,
you will receive an educational program from a trained volunteer. Your donation helps support The Conservancy's programming and outreach in the community.

To schedule a program call the Parthenon at 615.862.8431 or email the details of your request to

View the Speaker's Bureau Brochure

Speakers Bureau

The Tennessean's Ms. Cheap Takes An Architecture Tour of the Parthenon

tennessean architecture tour

Mary Hance, aka Ms. Cheap, recently enjoyed one of the Parthenon's free architecture tours, and wrote about it in the Tennessean. Hance was delighted to get an inside look and a deeper understanding of one of her favorite places in Nashville.

"We want to be informative but we also want [visitors] to have a good experience," said her tour guide, Jo-Ann Heidenreich. "We particularly want to bring Nashvillians back who have not been here since they were little."

Hance notes that "the Parthenon is a treasure and just $6 to get in, which by the way has been the price for at least eight years." Read the article here.

Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.



Read Sylvia Rapoport and Jerry Atnip's Opinion Piece in The Tennessean

Celebrated photographer Jerry Atnip and President of the Conservancy Sylvia Rapoport have penned a thought-provoking opinion piece in The Tennessean, titled "Celebrating the Art of Photography in a Smartphone Culture."

"Perhaps no other Nashville landmark is photographed more than Centennial Park and the Parthenon," they write. "For well over a century, park visitors have posed throughout our city's most beloved green space, capturing moments that become cherished memories, and creating compositions that collectively tell the story of our community - its culture, history and values. Photographing the park has never been as common as it is today, when capturing a moment is as simple as pulling out your smartphone and quickly clicking a few pics..."

Read the full article here.