PERRY COUNTY’S MUSIC ON MAIN STREET IS ALL SET TO GO FOR 2013
Free shows to kick off on May 25
The Town of Linden, The City of Lobelville and the Perry County Mayor’s office remind everyone that Perry County’s Music on Main Street, the all-Summer, and every-Saturday-night concert series, is back again for its fourth year, alternating from week-to-week again, between Linden and Lobelville.
The free music series kicks off in just a short time, on the Perry County Courthouse Square, Saturday night, May 25, 2013, at 7:30 PM, with harmonica blues wizard ‘Chicago Charlie’ Fink, American Idol – Season 9 finalist Haeley Vaughn, and Terry Bell and the Backroads Band joining Music on Main Street veterans Joe Sun, Clifford Curry and Moe Denham for an expanded and special Memorial Day weekend kickoff concert in Linden.
“We know that on that holiday weekend, that there’s the dance recital and a lot of picnics and activities, so we’ll get started at 7:30 PM, like we always do, but so everyone has a chance to come out and catch part of the show, we’ll go on until around 10:30 PM on May 25th, explained Linden Mayor Jim Azbill. “It’s a special Memorial Day weekend kickoff to a Summer of great music we’ve got lined up.”
And every Saturday night this Summer, each weekend in either Linden or Lobelville at 7:30 PM, the music will feature a vast array of musical styles and performances.
Centerville, Tennessee’s Mid-South country music radio leader, WNKX “KIX 96” FM, will again broadcast the concert’s first full-hour, live from Perry County. “We’re happy to be partnered once again with this family-friendly music show,” stated Steve Turner, the FM station’s owner. There have been a few changes, which should improve things and help promote the shows even better.
“One improvement over last year, is that we’ll have the radio station cut-away and play pre-recorded commercials, while the live concerts keep on going,” explained Music On Main Street organizer Hugh Waddell. “This year, there will be much less talking, since all the commercials will be done from the radio station control room. When they’ve finished with the sponsor’s commercials, the station will simply re-join the concert already in progress.”
“So the radio broadcast obligations, won’t interfere with the actual live concerts,” Waddell continued. “And as I’ve mentioned before, whatever our live concert-goers hear during the entire first hour, our radio audience across numerous counties will also hear, and the radio broadcast is a wonderful tool to promote Perry County.” The free outdoor concerts have drawn attendees from all over Middle Tennessee.
Perry County Mayor John Carroll is proudly supportive of the unique mutual partnership between the towns of Linden and Lobelville in presenting these concerts, having said a few months ago, “They always do a great job with the Music on Main Street series, and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback. I certainly am glad to see it continuing.”
As an additional extra-special improvement, The Perry County Department of Veteran Affairs will have a US military veteran assigned to start every concert with a few words and the Pledge of Allegiance. “This is something we are most excited about,” added Waddell. “We’ve always done the Pledge, but really, who else is truly deserving to lead the Pledge, than a veteran who has served our country, in preserving our freedoms? We really look forward to honoring our veterans every week!”
The Lobelville shows will again happen at Main Street Music Park, right next to the Lobelville City Hall & Library. Linden’s concerts will happen in front of the Perry County Courthouse on Linden’s refurbished Courthouse Square. Again, the shows will be “rain or shine”, with stand-by indoor locations close nearby in each town, in the event of any threatening weather. All of these summer-long, outdoor concerts will again be free admission all season, including the Fall bonus, Texaco Country Showdown state final and T. Graham Brown concert on October 12, in Lobelville.
The Music on Main Street Summer Saturday Nights concert series are sponsored by The Buffalo River Review, and co-produced jointly by Linden, Lobelville and Perry County. For more information, call the Lobelville City Hall (931) 593-2285 or the Linden City Hall (931) 589-2736, or find Music on Main Street on Facebook.
Born and raised in the hills and hollers of West Virginia, Jerry grew up on country music and bluegrass. The son of a railroad worker, and a former railroad worker himself, he moved around the country picking up various influences. Jerry plays guitar, resophonic
guitar, and mandolin, and even writes a few songs himself.
Margaret, originally from Michigan, grew up on Motown and classic rock music. Daughter of immigrant parents from the island of Malta, she has a rich cultural heritage. She began playing a piano as a child but took up the fiddle in the mid 90′s and moved over to the doghouse bass shortly after that. She’s played with gospel groups, bluegrass bands, and has played on TV and radio. She also creates some beautiful harmonies with Jerry.
Together they cover a variety of musical styles, and entertain and create smiles wherever they perform!
Join us for Mother’s Day, and treat Mom to an extra-special meal! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuA2PPx_CdM Click to watch Chef Michael set bananas on fire!
with grilled Granny Smith apple slices over spring greens
Tomato, Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, olive oil and cracked pepper
RosemaryMustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin
with natural jus
Seared Salmon Veronique
A light champagne cream with white grapes
Queen’s Prime Rib
6oz cut with au jus. Enjoy a 12 oz. Prince’s cut for an additional $7
With Seasonal Fruit or Chocolate Garnish
Warm Apple Cobbler
Served flambéed, with vanilla ice cream
17.99 per person
11am-3pm, Sunday, May 12, 2013
“This is where it really all begins,” says Brian, with his million-dollar smile. Around the age of 14, Brian started taking an interest in playing guitar. He says, “My older brother calls me one day, and says, “Brian, you’ve got to hear this”. As I’m listening, someone starts playing an AC/DC song on the guitar. At first I thought my brother was joking around with the radio. But what I was really hearing was someone PLAYING a solid black Gibson SG guitar, coming through a Marshall half-stack tube amp. Just like Angus Young of AC/DC plays! That’s what hooked me right there! After that, I was playing all the time.”
Brian started out on a little Yamaha acoustic guitar that his uncle Bob gave him.Warren says, “I would sit in my room for hours starting and stopping my favorite songs on cds – just to learn all the guitar licks.” When he was 16 years old, a group of buddies started a garage band, which would later be known as LOST CREEK. After school, they went their separate ways for awhile, during which Brian did factory work. During this time, music never left him. In fact, he got into some serious songwriting. Warren then got back into playing solo and with Lost Creek again. His working musician career took off! Brian plays about 80 shows a year at schools, concerts, restaurants, bars and clubs all over the state. People are drawn in by his clear voice and passionate singing and playing.Brian is a regular performer Friday Nights at the Commodore Hotel & Café.
On Friday Nights, the Commodore is the place to be – with live music in our intimate dining room, with the hotel owners as hosts. Bring your bottle of wine, and enjoy weekly specials from Salmon to Prime Rib – even Vegetarian dishes – while that night’s musician touches your soul. Then retreat to your comfy room for a relaxing night of peaceful slumber. Awaken to find fresh brewed coffee and one of our chefs waiting to prepare a hot breakfast for you. Then explore our small shops and pristine scenery – at your own pace. (No traffic jams here!)
You are invited to relax, re-connect, and rejuvenate. Perfect for romantic getaways, outdoor adventures, or restorative retreats, this idyllic hideaway is conveniently located between Nashville and Memphis, and is accessed by driving thru scenic, wide-open spaces.
Guests say, ”You can be yourself here.”
Watch our blog for food specials, including vegan dishes.
Stay and See Play! With your booking of this Saturday night, get 2 FREE tickets to a local comedy show: “Kisses Like a Redneck”.
Written, acted and produced by local (and talented!) playwrights and actors, this show is a hilarious look at small-town characters. The newly-formed Buffalo River Theatrical Group is trying to bring theater and dramatic acting to life in our “arts-impaired” community (there is no drama or music in our county schools).
Help support the Arts – and our Pioneers of Drama – by coming to Linden for a getaway at the Commodore Hotel and an unforgettable theatrical experience. Relax and unwind. Enjoy great food, historic ambience, small-town charm, and a belly-full of laughs!
Package good Saturdays, April 6th and 13th, 2013.
On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, the folks from Adairville, Kentucky Baptist Church visited the historic Commodore Hotel & Cafe in Linden.
The famous bronze likeness of Minnie Pearl is back at the Commodore Hotel in downtown Linden. This famed work of Art was created by Montana Sculptor / Artist Bill Rains, and commissioned by Rod and Jennifer Harris of Centerville, TN. The statue once sat in neighboring Centerville’s town square, until construction threatened her prominent “place”, and Harris re-located it to the Commodore.
It started when: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/2009-03-03-minnie-pearl_N.htm
We sure are PROUD to have her back at the Commodore!
This traditional Irish working-class grub is tasty & satisfying.
And that’s no blarney…
Wheaten Bread – Many families have their own method of making Wheaten bread and this is a traditional family recipe from our friend in Ireland.
Irish Bacon and Cabbage – One of the misconceptions about Ireland is that we eat corned beef and cabbage when, in actual fact corned beef and cabbage is more popular in the USA than in Ireland. Corned beef in Ireland is a very different type of meat to what it is in the USA – but we do have bacon and cabbage. (Our “bacon” is a back cut, versus a belly cut as it is in the USA.) Served with Irish medley of potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onion.
Corned Beef & Cabbage (American Version) – Traditional boiled dinner of corned beef, cabbage, onion, carrot and spices.
Bangers and Mash – or Champ with Sausage & Gravy – A big hefty Irish meal to try is Champ, which is also known as Poundies, Cally or Pandy. It’s mashed potatoes, mixed with green onion (we’ll serve it on the side), with a well of butter on top.
Irish veggies on the side.