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Nashville concert series to wrap up

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Country artist Brooke McBride performs at the Creekside Music Festival in Nashville.

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BY PHILIP SAYBLACK
Staff Writer

Monday, October 16, 2017

The town of Nashville’s Parks & Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will wind down its summerlong concert series this weekend.

The town’s inaugural Creekside Musical Festival comes to a close Friday as the town welcomes bluegrass band Fireside Collective to Stoney Creek Environmental Park. Weather permitting, the band’s performance will start at 6:30 p.m. at the park’s pavilion.

The Asheville-based band has become a well-known act across the state, performing with the likes of Barefoot Manner, and just recently finished an extensive tour of the country’s northeastern region. As with previous Creekside Music Festival concerts, the music will be just one of the evening’s attractions. Lawn games and food trucks with plenty of food and drink will be on hand for the whole family while craft beer from Koi Pond Brewing Company will be available for older attendees.

Nashville Parks & Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Marguerite Bishop said in a previous interview that the concert series, which also has featured performances by Brook McBride, Matty Beggs and Bantam Rooster, has been critical for the town.

“This event provides a place for the community to come together and get to know each other in a family-friendly environment,” she said. “It is wonderful to have an event that kids have as much fun at as as the adults — and everyone gets to socialize. I think it helps build a stronger community and sense of place.”

While Friday’s concert marks the end of the series for this year, it is not the last event that the town’s Parks & Recreation and Cultural Resources department has planned for the town overall. The department will host a family-friendly Halloween event on Oct. 27 at the Harold D. Cooley Library that will include a showing of Sony Pictures’ recent “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Other plans also are in the works for the holidays and the New Year. More information on those plans is available online at http://www.townofnashville.com/parks-recreation-info.

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