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Music series kicks off on April 21st

The Town of Nashville will kick off its new Creekside Music Series next month with local artist Matty Begs.

The town received $2,000 in grant funding through the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Grant Program. Nash Arts acts as a liaison in administering the grant.

The grant is a 50/50 grant so the town is putting up an additional $2,000 to make the music series happen.

Marguerite Bishop, Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Nashville, said the music series is something new the town is trying to bring more family friendly events to town.

The music series also gives the town a chance to utilize the Stoney Creek Environmental Park.

"We're trying to use that park more," Bishop said. "It's an under utilized park."

On April 21, Matty Begs will perform at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Matty Begs is considered an "upbeat acoustic/electric groove rock that has a hint of pop, reggae, blues, funk, country and jam all rolled into one."

The group is based out of Wilson.

Bishop said she was excited to have them as the first group to perform for the music series.

"They actually bring free CD's to their concerts so anybody who attends can get a free CD," she said.

The second performance will be on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. and will be by country artist Brooke McBride.

McBride is a North Carolina native who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. McBride has been a featured extra on the ABC Television series "Nashville."

Bishop said there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the music series.

There will be food trucks at the event in addition to Koi Pond, who will serve beer. Bishop said there will also be lawn games.

"We're going for a friendly, relaxed environment to hang out," Bishop said.

Bishop said though these two performances are all that's slated so far, she's hopeful to add more dates, possibly in August and October. Bishop said she also hopes it's something the town is able to continue to do each year.

"We're hoping for this to be an annual thing," Bishop added. "Hopefully it goes well."


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