Arts at the Airport Hosts Three-Day Concert Series in Partnership with Make Music Nashville
BNA one of 19 local venues to host city-wide music celebration
NASHVILLE ─ June 19, 2017 - The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)'s Arts at the Airport program today kicks off a three-day concert series featuring live musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 19 and 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21. The series will conclude with a special BNA Kazoo Jam, an event in which all airport guests are encouraged to participate.
This three-day concert series is part of Make Music Nashville, a celebration which takes place annually in various locations throughout Nashville to celebrate music while also providing an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels.
"Our Arts at the Airport program is just one way that Nashville International Airport celebrates the creativity and talent of our city, and we're thrilled to be a part of this community-wide celebration of music," said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO. "Make Music Nashville is a perfect way to bring all music enthusiasts together, whether they're performing or simply enjoying the music."
Over the course of three days, BNA will host 15 performances on different stages throughout the terminal. The full schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 19
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- A/B Waiting Lounge Stage – Alicia Enstrom (solo violinist)
- C Waiting Lounge Stage – Riders in the Sky (western)
- C Food Court Stage – The Handsome Dogs (rock)
1:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- C Waiting Lounge Stage – Sweet Lucy (barbershop quartet)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- A/B Waiting Lounge Stage – Ukedelics (ukulele ensemble)
- C Food Court Stage – The Wayne Avers Group (rock)
Tuesday, June 20
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- A/B Waiting Lounge Stage – Robyn Harris (indie pop)
- C Waiting Lounge Stage – Yosvany T Su Son Tropical (salsa)
- C Food Court Stage – The San Rafael Quartet (Latin jazz)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- A/B Waiting Lounge Stage – Bentley Caldwell (singer-songwriter)
- C Waiting Lounge Stage – Shane Parish (folk)
- C Food Court Stage – The Karlton Taylor Quartet (jazz)
Wednesday, June 21
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- A/B Waiting Lounge Stage – Joe West Trio (country)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- C Waiting Lounge Stage – The Michael Fair Band (jazz)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- C Food Court Stage – The WannaBeatles (rock)
The BNA Kazoo Jam, hosted by Nashville's own WannaBeatles rock group, will take place in the newly-opened Concourse C Food Court Stage from 2-4 p.m. on June 21. BNA will provide over 500 kazoos to airport guests so that all can partake in the festivities.
Local venues participating in Make Music Nashville include the Nashville Zoo, Global Education Center, Nashville Violins, Nashville Farmer's Market, Country Music Hall of Fame, Cumberland Park, Carter Vintage Guitars, Overton High School, Lindsley Avenue Church, Hartman Park Regional Center, Fisk University, Belmont University and more.
For a complete list of sponsors, venues and performances, please visit http://www.makemusicday.org/nashville/.
Arts at the Airport
Working closely with the 15-member Arts at the Airport Foundation board, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority showcases the region's visual and performing arts through its Arts at the Airport program, which receives some funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The award-winning Arts at the Airport program reviews and presents works by local, regional and national artists for the enjoyment and enrichment of Nashville International Airport's and John C. Tune Airport's passengers and visitors. In addition to visual art, Arts at the Airport includes music since it is an integral part of Nashville. The arts come alive with musical performances on stages throughout BNA's passenger terminal.
Arts at the Airport, a 501(c)(3) organization, receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Page 4: Spring 2016 Flying Solo Installment Series is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the State of Tennessee. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614, send email to email@example.com or visit www.flynashville.com.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 12.9 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 440 daily flights to more than 50 nonstop markets. It is now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit http://www.flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville.