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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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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."

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Musicians Corner Announces Fall 2015 Season Main Stage Lineup

The Conservancy is proud to share our Musicians Corner program's Fall 2015 Season SunTrust Main Stage lineup. Head to for more details!

Musicians Corner's Fall 2015 Season SunTrust Main Stage Line Up

Saturday, September 5
SunTrust Presents Fall 2015 Season Kick Off Celebration & BMI Artist Showcase

Marc Broussard, The McCrary Sisters, Matthew Perryman Jones, Castro

Saturday, September 12
MailChimp Presents

Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys, Jonathan Tyler, Darnell Levine, Aubrie Sellers

Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys' performance and a free youth educational seminar on traditional bluegrass music at The Parthenon is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission.

Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival Showcase & Les Paul Museum On Site

Les Paul Tribute with Artists To Be Announced, Angaleena Presley, Joseph LeMay, Daniel Martin Moore

Saturday, September 26
Universal Kia Presents 100th Event Celebration & ASCAP Artist Showcase

Artist To Be Announced, Jeffrey James, Daphne Willis, Kirsten Arian, Jamie Kent

Saturday, October 3
American Music Water Presents

Jessie Baylin, Artist To Be Announced, The Howlin' Brothers, MYZICA, Emoni Wilkins

Saturday, October 10
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Liz Longley, Artist To Be Announced, Matt Brown

Saturday, October 17
No Musicians Corner event due to SoundHarvest Music Festival taking place in Centennial Park

Sunday, October 18
Special Sunday Event
The Band of Heathens, The Suffers, Sarah Potenza, Centennial jamBands

Saturday, October 24

Martin Sexton, Artist To Be Announced, Magnolia Sons, Ivory Layne

Saturday, October 31
Fall Season Closer & Halloween Celebration
The Lonely Biscuits, The Whistles & The Bells, Moonsville Collective, Justin Klump

The Musicians Corner Fall 2015 Season SunTrust Main Stage line up can be viewed here. Fall 2015 Season Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage artists, Featured Charity Partners, and Kidsville activities will be announced later this month.


Tom Petty Tribute Fundraiser Show For Musicians Corner's Fall Season Set For City Winery

An Evening Of Tom Petty Music To Benefit Musicians Corner's Fall 2015 Season

On August 31st, Musicians Corner is putting on a special fundraising concert at City Winery saluting the music of rock legend Tom Petty! The lineup includes Drew Holcomb, Leigh Nash, The Secret Sisters, Kris Allen, Paul McDonald, Bobby Bare Jr., Emily West, Matthew Perryman Jones, Jason Eskridge, Jon McLaughlin, Elenowen, and many more.

All proceeds go to support our Fall Season and Youth Education programs.

Don't miss this amazing night. Tickets are on sale here via the City Winery website. Tickets are $25 for regular seats and $40 for premium seats. There are also VIP tickets (limited to 32) which include seats in the VIP balcony, two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.


Save The Date For The Gala


The Conservancy is excited to announce that the 6th annual Conservancy Gala, Designs To Intrigue, will be held Saturday, November 7th at the Parthenon. Purchase your tickets or make payments here.

View photos from last year's Gala here.



Thank the CMA Foundation for the generous grant to fund our Kidsville program!

Since its inception, the CMA Foundation has given more than $11 million to organizations enhancing the lives of students through the power of music. Music Education has proven to be an effective and invaluable tool by influencing student's academic achievement, social development and increased participation in activities.

Pictured: the Musicians Corner team with Tiffany Kerns, Community Outreach manager for CMA.