Moon Taxi headlined the finale of Live on the Green's 2013 series. Photo by T.Swann.
In its few short years of existence, Live on the Green has become one of the premiere events on the Middle Tennessee calendar. Drawing names like Dr. John, Here Come the Mummies, Brett Dennen, North Mississippi Allstars, Alabama Shakes and many more over the years, this year touted one of its best lineups across the board, all the while drawing record crowds.
Kicking the event off this season were Matt and Kim, and the series also hosted Local Natives, Robert Randolph, and Michael Franti to name a few.
On its last night, there was a special 615 flair with The Wild Feathers, The Weeks and Moon Taxi. Also on the bill was a special guest, who was confirmed via Twitter earlier in the evening as longtime Nashvillian, Will Hoge. With a grand introduction by one of his children, Hoge squeezed in a set of favorites after The Wild Feathers, who performed cuts like “The Ceiling” from their latest effort.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean also gave a quick speech that recognized the concert series and its patrons before Mississippi transplants, The Weeks, took the stage.
Closing was of course Moon Taxi, who showed why they have played Live on the Green for consecutive years with a great stage show and visuals. With a mix of progressive jam rock from their new album,Mountains Beaches Cities, they also played choice cuts from previous albums as well.
With another year in the books, only the future can behold what is in store for 2014. For more information, visit liveonthegreen.net.