Live On The Green @ Nashville Public Square Park in Nashville, TN
Review & Photography by: Kailey Sullivan
Kicking off its 10th year, Live on the Green has become a Nashville summer staple. LOTG is unlike other festivals in that, other than being a free concert, consists of weekly lineups occurring on Thursdays for the month of August and ending with a 3-day full packed labor day weekend concerts. Through the years, LOTG (Live on the Green) has seen big name artist like Portugal, The Man, Young The Giant, Dawes, Andra Day, Local Natives and many others and also featured up and coming duos like Roscoe and Etta who debuted the festival last Thursday night.
Roscoe and Etta kicked off the night on an acoustic note. Singing with just with their guitars, these ladies are a new duo with a collective impressive resume of songwriting and performing.
Mt. Joy began to draw the crowds with their more well-known songs like “Silver Lining” and “Sheep” and their earthy anthem vibe. Performing second on the line-up, their fan base was strong and could have been a headliner themselves.
The Wood Brothers came to the stage next. At this point the grounds are packed and people of all ages are singing along with the soulful folk group. Oliver Wood (one of the brothers) has beautiful blonde locks that are an icon of the group. Chris Wood (the other Wood brother) slays the upright bass and harmonica. Their most popular song “The Luckiest Man” has found much success since its 2006 from their first album, not to forget my personal favorite “Chocolate On My Tongue”, also appearing on the album.
Dispatch rounded out the night as the headliner. The independent rock band has been around for the last 2 decades, recently embarking on stadium tours after there reuniting in 2011. With their most well-known song “General”, they drew a completely packed crowd despite the Nashville humidity. Last year, Dispatch was also a part of LOTG and got rained out. They played a show in the parking garage and won the LOTG fans, making their show this year the best way to end the night.
Roscoe and Etta- https://roscoeandetta.com/
The Wood Brothers- https://www.instagram.com/thewoodbros/
Live On The Green: https://www.liveonthegreen.com/
Next week’s lineup:
Car Seat Headrest
Cold War Kids