Hands Together in Flatrock Music & Arts FestivalPop/Rock
When the Powers Boothe character in Nashville described our city as “a cultural and economic juggernaut,” he was stretching the truth somewhat — he really just meant Woodbine, and included the outlying communities to be generous. (Full disclosure: I live in Woodbine.) Every year, the community formerly known as Flatrock invites the rest of the city to partake of its awesomeness at this daylong festival of food, music and arts. More than 40 artists and craftspeople will share their wares in the festival’s marketplace, while food vendors such as the Hot Spot, JC’s Bullseye, Dairy King and Sum Yum Yum will keep folks from going hungry. Featured musical guests include blues demolition men the Scissormen, singer-songwriter Dana Cooper, a James Taylor tribute by songwriter Steve Leslie, a new bluegrass project from longtime club performer Irene Kelley, the MNPS Mariachi Band, and The Jack Silverman Ordeal (led by the Scene’s fleet-fingered managing editor). Stop by and shake hands with this year’s grand marshals, Glencliff High School Principal Clint Wilson and Wright Middle School Principal Judd Haynie — and check out the community that is rapidly becoming the city’s multicultural hub.
Sat, May 25 | 10:00 AM