Metro 50: Night Train to Nashville feat. Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Charles Walker & more
Catching up with some of Nashville’s finest R&B performers on a spring day is an excellent way to help celebrate Metro government’s 50th anniversary. Along with exhibits on the history of Metro over the last half-century, the afternoon festival will serve up local food, beer, crafts and an impressive slate of musical performances inspired by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2004-05 exhibit Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970. Nashville’s R&B and soul scene of the 1960s produced such hit-makers as Clifford Curry, who made his mark with 1967’s “She Shot a Hole in My Soul,” a pop-soul standard produced by Buzz Cason. In the same year, Robert Knight hit with “Everlasting Love,” written by Cason and Mac Gayden. They’ll all be performing, along with Charles Walker, lately the vocalist with Nashville’s The Dynamites. Also on hand will be Levert Allison, Marion James, The McCrary Sisters and The Valentines, with Jimmy Church’s band easing the way.
Sat, Apr 6 | 12:00 PM
Public Square Park