Sara Beck, Yes Dear, Gram Band to play ParkLife Concert

by Dave Carew

This year’s ParkLife Concert—the annual benefit for Lambscroft and the homeless—will feature performances from Sara Beck, Yes Dear, The Gram Band, and other artists and bands TBA.

Sara Beck is the premier Nashville-based singer-songwriter who has toured extensively for the past two years with Academy Award-winning actor/director Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West.  She opened for Costner at his sold-out show at the legendary Exit/In in Nashville on April 14.

Yes Dear is the highly popular acoustic cover band (Eagles, Beatles, James Taylor, Plain White T’s) fronted by Josh Jackson, whose Josh Jackson Band regularly packed Nashville clubs during the 2000’s.

The Gram Band, based in Nashville, is one of the nation’s top Gram Parsons cover bands.  It is fronted by Chris James of The Burritos, whose magazine Shake! has had a profound and extensive impact in keeping the music and memory of Gram Parsons alive.

The ParkLife Concert will benefit Lambscroft, the local charitable organization covered by the Associated Press, The Tennessean, and other media that helps the homeless in Nashville.  Proceeds from the concert will go toward completion of The Cookery, a training facility under construction on 12th Avenue South that will offer culinary arts (cooking) training to the homeless as a safe, effective pathway off the streets.

As more concert details are determined, they will be posted on the ParkLife web site at ParkLifeConcerts.org.

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.

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Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit Lambscroft.org.  Please also consider coming to ParkLife, the benefit concert for Lambscroft, to be held in Sevier Park in 12South on Saturday, August 18. Thank you.

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew

 

 

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