Staycation #10: Music Under the Magnolias


Spend summer under the magnolias at 2010 Jazz on the Lawn presented by the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society and Belle Meade Plantation.

The series started strong last Sunday, June 13th with master trumpeter Rod McGaha. His band consisted of saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, bassist Jerry Navaroo, pianist Jody Nardone, and drummer Nioshi Jackson. Though the temperature was hot the band kept it cool with the fan favorites and new material. The crowd pleasers were toasted by water bottles free-for-all and stemware of the hardcore picnicking pack.

Belle Meade Plantation is located at 5025 Harding Pike. The concert is held ‘round back by the Carriage House. The gates open at 5 PM where tickets are sold, and the concert goes from 6-8. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Cost is $10 for TJBS Members and $20 for non-members $20. For more information on performers below, discounts, and season passes, check out http://www.jazzblues.org. See lineup below.










Sunday, June 27: Stacy Mitchhart—Blues Favorite of Bourbon street Blues and Boogie Bar and B.B. King’s.

Sunday, July 11: Dana Robbins—Contemporary saxophonist who has worked with legends ranging from Aretha Franklin to Barry Manilow.

Sunday, July 25: Moe Denham All-Stars—the “undisputed Master of the Hammond B3 Organ,” he’ll play jazz and blues with Rahsaan Barber, Jim Williamson, Bob Sabelico, & Robert Bond. (I saw Moe for the first time last Wednesday at the French Quarter playing with Rahsaan Barber’s Trio Soul. Obviously talented, he’s also quite the character.) http://www.rahsaanbarber.com/live/

Sunday, August 8: 3rd Coast Vocals– a four- part vocal ensemble in the school of The Manhattan Transfer playing jazz classics and original pieces.

Sunday August 29: THE FABULOUS WOOTENS – “Nashville’s royal family of music” and a favorite of last year’s series are sure to rock the season finale.

Cindy McCain

A Southern Girl Gone Global, I flew from my empty Nashville nest in 2014 to land in Africa where I lived two years in magical Marrakesh, Morocco. Now I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and continue sharing my journey--so far across 27 countries on 4 continents and the Caribbean. This travel/lifestyle blog is about letting go of fear, clinging to faith, and following your heart's desires. It's a celebration of beauty, adventure, relationship...roots and wings.

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