Main Street Greeneville’s 2022 Summer Concert Series first show is Thursday, July 7 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. This week’s concert and the first of the season will open with The Threetles followed by headliner The Whiskey Sticks. 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 to happen 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.
The Whiskey Sticks
No Gimmicks, just good music! The Whisky Sticks are a local band of musicians who exhibit a high degree of talent, energy, soul, and variety in every musical performance. A true crowd pleaser, The Whisky Sticks maintain an ever-evolving musical vocabulary ranging from Folk to heart-pounding rock-n-roll and provide full bodied musical delights from the highly energetic to the heart wrenching. The Whisky Sticks bring it to young and more seasoned listeners, alike! The Whisky Sticks lineup consists of four members, Scott Mancl, Kris Carlson, Todd Kane and Brandon Renfro. Scott and Kris developed many of their musical skills writing and performing with another well known and loved local Tri-Cities band Doc Bonhomie. Scott brings to the band original material and lyrics, which permeate the human experience from love making to law breaking. Kris demonstrates why he teaches guitar lessons for a living. Kris shows off his years of practice and hard work on the guitar while also singing some high energy vocals. Todd and Brandon founded the local hard driving, blues-based rock band Stormy Monday in 1996 and rocked from Knoxville to Charlotte for over a decade. Most know Todd for his explosive capabilities on slide guitar; however, Todd is also an accomplished bassist holding the band together. The musical foundation of this motley crew is none other than the exceptionally skilled and refined Brandon Renfro. Aside from being a drummer's drummer, Brandon belts out lyrics and vocal tones which one might describe as "Allmanesque". When these individuals come together prepare yourself for an open ended, wide variety of music and good times. No gimmicks, just good music! The Whisky Sticks perform originals and covers ranging from Steve Miller Band, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Little Feat and The Allman Brothers. The goal of The Whisky Sticks is to have fun, while ensuring that their audience is provided with a wide variety of songs and an emotional listening experience that will keep them coming back again, and again!
A three-piece Beatles tribute band formed in 2001 by Ron Hensley and Mark Eades. They perform in costume, use Liverpool accents, and cover all eras of the Beatles music. The band consists of: Ron Hensley a.k.a. Ron “Lennon” (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Eades a.k.a. “MarkCartney” (bass, vocals), and Chris Tarlton a.k.a. “Ringo’s Tarr” (drums, vocals). The Threetles were created out of a passion for playing the tunes of the Beatles and wanting to share the experience with fans of all ages. Emulating the Beatles music and sound is challenging within itself, but the band has placed their own unique spin on it by performing a tribute to a four-piece band with only three musicians. The Threetles can be seen playing at clubs, festivals, weddings, special events, private parties, etc. For booking, please visit the band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThreetlesBand/ or email us at email@example.com.
On site event food vendors for this concert include Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dog, Munchie Machine, and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note: Creamy Cup, Top Dog Hot Dog and Munchie Machine 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 dining tables and chairs near the food vendors for guests to enjoy.
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. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event.
Joining Main Street Greeneville to bring the community this concert are Lyrics on the Lawn sponsors, known at press time, Andrew Johnson Bank, Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, CPA’s, Casper’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service, Consumer Credit Union, Gilley’s Western Store, Gosnell’s Stereo & Music, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Nickle Ridge Winery, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC, Southbound Real Estate and A. Dave Wright Architect.
Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are Creamy Cup, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, General Morgan Inn, Island Vibe Grill, Mamma T’s Eats & Treats, Modern Woodmen of America, Munchie Machine, Radio Greeneville, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Top Dog Hot Dog, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers.
Donations to be Matched Dollar for Dollar
Although the concerts are free to attend, donations are welcomed by Main Street: Greeneville, a non-profit 501c3 organization. Donations collected at the concerts this year will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $2500 by Modern Woodmen. Jann Mirkov, Main Street’s Executive Director stated, “Words can’t express how thankful we are to those that donate to our program and the match provided by Modern Woodmen. 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 as a way 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 14th Lineup opens with Blind Duck followed by headliner Ras Alan & The Lions. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville,org for additional information.