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It’s that time of year again for Nashville to throw one more timeless music festival party before summer bids us adieu.

Live on the Green is fun, local, green, and most importantly, FREE. A slew of local and national artists take the stage Aug. 21, 28, Sept. 4-6 set up on the Public Square, making the festival one of the top events in the United States, drawing 72,000 people in 2013.


Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station, and Live on the Green have partnered with a mission to bring audiences a multi-genre music event for the masses. And they’ve succeeded. The audience includes bright-eyed and boisterous college students, families ready for a night of great music, and boomers and beyond who sing along to all the classics.

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Past artists who’ve rocked the Live on the Green stage include ZZ Ward, The Delta Saints, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Moon Taxi, Alabama Shakes, The Apache Relay and so many more. It has provided an eclectic blend of music in the past and 2014 is no different. Performances include Cage The Elephant 9:15 p.m. Sept. 4; Augustana 6:15 p.m. Sept. 5; and Ingrid Michaelson 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6, giving Nashville every excuse to make the most of this summer bash.


The festival is also environmentally-friendly, going to great lengths to reduce its carbon footprint and striving to be a low waste event. Food vendors have specific guidelines on how they package and distribute food. Biodegradable plates and cutlery made from corn are used. Patrons are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and recycle their aluminum cans, plastic cups and paper products in one of the many recycling stations on site.

Be sure to stop by vendors for something tasty like Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Bacon & Caviar and, for a sweet treat, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

Have you attended Live on the Green? Share you experiences below!


*All photos courtesy of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation*

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