July 5 Lyrics on the Lawn Features Jay Storm

June 22, 2018

Lyrics on the Lawn Concert Series Opens with Jay Storm Thursday July 5th

Main Street Greeneville’s 2018 Summer Concert Series begins Thursday, July 5 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. Opening night this year will feature only one artist, Jay Storm, a crowd favorite having played during the 2014 season. Most weeks the opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8. In the event of inclement weather the concert may be moved to The Capitol Theatre on S Main Street.

Jay Storm Bio

Within the first 30 seconds of “Reddy 2 Ride,” a smokin’ hot track on The Jaystorm Project’s latest release A Brand New Funk: The EP, you’re already knee deep in high-energy rock/bluesy funk greatness.
Fronted by Jaystorm – a Tennessee-native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son – his latest musical incarnation as “The Jaystorm Project” The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin’ style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock which leaves you with total musical genius.

Raised in a musical family, Jaystorm’s earliest exposure to music came through relatives who performed in church, and from a deeply soulful mix of music listened to by his immediate family and peers. Jaystorm was into older hip-hop like RUN-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and rock radio hits of his youth, but it wasn’t until constant hearing & growing up with this eclectic gathering of music did he discover his natural talent for musical performance and later realizing a funky musical destiny awaited him.
Street dancing and lip synching gave Jaystorm the courage to seriously attempt a singing career, and it turns out he has one hell of an R&B/Blues voice inside him... ask any lady who has ever had the sultry privilege to be personally swooned and seduced by his sexy voice. Jaystorm went on to form and join a number of regional groups and found success in each, but didn’t truly capture his musical magic until forming The Jaystorm Project. From his classic R&B/Bluesy styles, to the old-school hip-hop flavors he adds to a song and the frequent rock and pop covers he tosses in the mix, Jaystorm on disc and especially live in concert definitely has something for everybody.

Now that he’s has hundreds of performances under his belt and a very accomplished funk/rock band of musicians behind him, Jaystorm turns philosophic as he puts the finishing touches on a live project.
Jay says “For me, the musical magic is when I hit the height of a song and everybody is watching every move I make, and when the song ends, everybody’s applauding so loud I can’t even hear myself speak. That’s when I’ve just delivered my soul to the audience. The feeling of that is unbeatable,” he says, “And I really don’t want to exist without it. It’s a drug that I have to have.... Me without music in my life is like cereal without the milk type thing or even like having love without happiness. I gotta have it”

Food Available

On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dogs and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

Family Friendly Event

Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. Next concert will be Thursday, July 12th.

Kaleidoscope Prints and Ornaments

Limited edition prints of Greeneville by artist Carol Chilton and custom designed ornaments of historic downtown and The Capitol Theatre will be available for purchase during the concerts at the Main Street Information tent. A fund raising effort of Main Street Greeneville, the proceeds go to support the organization and its projects. As in the past there will be the intermission “bucket pass” for donations. Please come on out and support the concerts.

Event Partners

Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, Greeneville Federal Bank, Marsh Propane and The capitol Theatre. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Light & Power System, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.