Tuned In Triple A Lightning 100 (WRLT/Nashville) is partnering with Project 615 to celebrate all things Nashville with their annual 615 Day, Friday, June 15, 2018, featuring a block party and concert at Nashville’s Richland Park and 24-hour local programming including live on-air performances and interviews.
Lightning 100, one of Nashville’s longest running independent radio stations and nationally recognized for its commitment to local, is co-hosting a 615 Day block party and concert at Richland Park (4711 Charlotte Avenue) from 3-9 p.m. This free, family-friendly, event is being held in the burgeoning West Nashville neighborhood and will feature music from Musicians on Call, 50 plus vendors including food, and craft beer trucks, video gaming trucks, local vendors, and non-profits. Added to the event this year is a 6 p.m. concert featuring full band performances by nationally recognized local artists Smooth Hound Smith, Jeremy Lister & Friends, and Goodbye June. The 2018 615 Day celebration will benefit Musicians on Call and their mission to bring live and recorded music to the bedside of patients in healthcare facilities.
In 2011, Lightning 100’s original concept of 615 Day was to feature programming dedicated to local music for the day of June 15th. With Lightning 100’s continued yearly expansion of the celebration and with the Project 615 partnership, the city’s local businesses and musicians have adopted the “holiday” as its own. Project 615, known for capturing the spirit of Nashville with unique graphic designs on apparel and other products, have long been a local business with a global mission. The partnership between the two Nashville originals will bring the 615 Day celebration to a new level. Other partners helping make the 615 Day possible include M.L. Rose Craft Beers & Burgers, Lipman Brothers, Google Fiber, Habitat Yoga, Mountain High Outfitters, Cohub, and Major Family Chiropractic.
Along with the 615 Day party and concert at Richland Park, Lightning 100 (100.1 FM and Lightning.com) will dedicate 24 hours of programming exclusively to Nashville artists’ music including live on-air performances and interviews. The station will also be broadcasting from Project 615’s West Nashville location mid-day and then bring their afternoon drive show with Analee to 615 Day site at Richland Park.
“One of our most important initiatives as Nashville’s independent radio is to help Nashville artists. The Local Lightning Spotlight started in 2005 and was one of the first official programming features we implemented to highlight local music,” said Gary Kraen, VP Programming. “Over the last 13 years, we’ve continued to expand this initiative and now local artists make up 25-30 percent of our music playlist.
“That means you’ll hear at least 2 or more local artists an hour and with the increase of new and amazing music being presented to us by locals, you’re bound to hear even more,” Dan Buckley, Program Director, adds.
See the full 615 Day schedule below.
*615 Day Schedule:
• 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Kick-Off Party at Project 615 -West Nashville
• 3 p.m. – Richland Park Site Opens
• Kid’s Crafts and Yoga Activities
• Food & Beverage Trucks, Vendor Tents, Rolling Video Game Truck
• 3-6 p.m. Musicians On Call Acoustic Performances
• Mr. Steve the Music Man
• Drew Dixon
• Alissa Lindeman
• Andrew Tufano
• 6 p.m. – Smooth Hound Smith
• 7 p.m. – Jeremy Lister & Friends
• 8 p.m. – Goodbye June
• 9 p.m. – After Party at ML Rose Sylvan Park
*subject to change