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Celebrating July 4th on the Lawn




Tumbling River Band to Headline Lyrics on the Lawn July 4th

 

Main Street Greeneville’s Summer Concert Series celebrates eleven years with the first show of 2024 on Thursday, July 4 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. Get your dancing shoes out and get ready to boogie. This week’s concert and the first of the season will open with Jared Bentley followed by headliner Tumbling River Band.  The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8.  The event is scheduled rain or shine on the lawn of the mansion.  Severe weather may force a cancellation so stay tuned to all forms of media for updates.

 

Jared Bentley Bio

 

Jared Bentley has an eclectic Mountain Soul sound with a smidge of southern accents thrown in for good measure. A Sr Video Producer at the Johnson City Press, Show Host of "The Pocket" at WBCM - Radio Bristol and Frontman to several different projects, most recently for BIG Son of Elizabethton, TN. Jared has graced every media and stage in the region, performing all over East Tennessee, SW Virginia, Western Carolina and as far down as New Orleans to the West Texas plains. Bentley's soul powered vocals pound out original sounds along with well-known covers that defies putting his talents into categorization. Jared Bentley's is a performance that you will not want to miss!

 

Tumbling River Band Bio

 

Hailing from The Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol, TN, the Tumbling River Band has been performing together for several years and specializes in covering the biggest hits from the 90's country music scene. Putting together high energy shows full of sing-alongs and boot scootin' tunes, the band's setlists include songs from artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Marshall Tucker Band, David Lee Murphy and several others. You will even catch songs from other familiar artists such as Tyler Childers as well as Elvis and Dolly too! The Tumbling River Band's Tribute to 90's Country Hits is a guaranteed show packed full of fun for all the ages!

 

Open Mic

 

A new feature this year will be an Open Mic opportunity each week from 6 – 7:00pm.  Open Mic will be located over in the Food Court/Café area.  This is open to all from the kiddos to adults.  If you are interested in participating contact and speak with Jann at the Main Street office at 423-639-7102 to reserve a slot. There will be four slots per week.  Sing, play an instrument or do both acoustically or via Bluetooth with the provided mobile sound system.  Set-up and performance time is limited to fifteen minutes per person. 

 

Food Available

On-site event food vendors for this series include Berried Treasure, Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dog, The Wicked Pissah Deli, and Main Street Greeneville.  Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.  Note:  Berried Treasure, Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dog, The Wicked Pissah Deli, and Others will locate across the street from the mansion.  Main Street Greeneville will be located near the stage selling water and popcorn.  Other options can be from the downtown area merchants.  Cumberland Presbyterian Church plans to set-up the café area with dining tables and chairs near the food vendors for guests to enjoy.  July 4th special – free watermelon during Open Mic from 6-7pm or until gone.

Family Friendly

 

The Lyrics on the Lawn concerts are family friendly and open to all.  Folks are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  You are welcome to bring a picnic supper.  The event is Smoke Free with a designated area. The event is not permitted for alcohol.  Please note pets are welcome, however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area at the top of the hill during the event. The kiddos have things to entertain them as well.

 

Event Sponsors

 

Joining Main Street: Greeneville to bring the community this concert series are the many generous Lyrics on the Lawn sponsors, known at press time, Andrew Johnson Bank, Casper’s Body Shop and Wrecker, Consumer Credit Union, Eastman Credit Union, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Energy Authority, Mama T’s Eats and Treats, Marsh Propane, Radio Greeneville, Roadshow Mobile Stages, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, Sound Studio Live, Tusculum University and A. Dave Wright Architect. 

 

Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are Berried Treasure, Creamy Cup, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMA, EMS, General Morgan Inn, Mamma T’s Eats & Treats, Radio Greeneville, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Southern Craft, Top Dog Hot Dog, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers. 

Donations Welcome

 

Although the concerts are free to attend, donations are welcomed by Main Street: Greeneville, a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Donations collected at the concerts help to defray series expenses. Jann Mirkov, Main Street’s Executive Director stated, “Words can’t express how thankful we are to those that donate to our program.  As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of those in our community to support our efforts to revitalize our downtown.  We thank everyone for their generous donations.”

 

The Lyrics on the Lawn series was created by Main Street: Greeneville in co-operation with the Dickson-Williams Historical Association to showcase regional musical talent. 

 

The Dickson-Williams Mansion is located at 108 North Irish Street, adjacent to the General Morgan Inn in the heart of historic downtown Greeneville, TN.  Mansion tours leaving from the hotel lobby are offered daily at 1:00pm

 

July 11th Lineup celebrates the top two bands from Main Street’s 2024 Music Mashup – Battle of the Bands. Opening is, First Runner Up, Six Gun with contest winner Tequila Mockingbird headlining the evening.  Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville,org for additional information.

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