At the turn of the century Nashville built Centennial Park, dubbed itself The Athens of the South, and held daily festivals and theatrical events at the cite. It soon became Music City’s most iconic park, and to this day, 100+ years later, it still acts as the grounds for citywide gatherings and celebrations, but nothing quite like Sound Harvest has ever graced the park’s wide-open greens. Come October 17th, Centennial Park will become home to the inaugural Sound Harvest Music Festival.
With the norm being extravagant and exhausting weekend long events, attracting hoards of people and deterring families, this single day alternative-indie festival is both welcomed and among the first of its kind on American soil. Further elaborating on the dire need for this variety of festival, EDM has seemingly taken over the festival scene; consequently to see a small 12 band lineup include indie names such as The Flaming Lips, Allen Stone and The Weeks is refreshing. Then again, what else would we expect from a city so close to the home of the infamous Bonnaroo! A mere week from now Nashville will test the waters with Sound Harvest, and attempt “to fit the whole festival experience into one day” says festival director Monica Copciac. She continues, “[That] festivals create this whole other world when you’re there, and that’s my goal with Sound Harvest- to transform the park that day, and create an atmosphere.”
If a beautiful, family friendly October day full of national and local talent, classic Nashville food trucks, craft beer, and art instillations sounds appealing, head on over to http://soundharvest.com and grab your ticket. After spending wads of cash on summer festivals, the price tag on these tickets is sure to be a welcomed change, even for the broke Belmont and Vanderbilt college kids!
One last thing, some might be aware of the album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, a recent collaboration with the familiar and famous friendship between The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus. Well, don’t forget that Nashville is home to the pop icon, and she is known for showing up places uninvited. The team over at Bass Feeds The Soul has reason to believe a guest appearance with The Flaming Lips isn’t out of the question. When asked for a comment all Monica Copciac could say was, “People should be prepared, anyone could show up.”
Written By: Rachel Oldha