Live on the Green

Ben Folds - Nashville Concert Photography

Surprisingly one of the most difficult shows I've shot in terms of getting a lot of variety.

Live on the Green Week 1 - Nashville Concert Photography

One of the most quintessential Nashville events of the year, the free concert series at Public Square Park never disappoints. This week featured Lord Huron and Shakey Graves who were both excellent. It is nice to get back into the swing of things after a long, busy summer. Shooting Move Crew tomorrow bright and early so I will be back to blogging multiple times a week.

Live on the Green - Nashville Concert Photography

I had the good fortune to be awarded credentials for the 5th week of the Live on the Green concert series in downtown Nashville.  The event featured Nashville bands Lulu Mae and Leagues as well as Local Natives, the headliner.  Although, going into the show, I had no idea who any of these bands were, I very much enjoyed shooting it.


Live on the Green - Nashville Concert Photography

Because "Credentials are very limited and given based on media value," I was not able to shoot from the pit at the Live on the Green concert series in downtown Nashville.  What I do not understand is under what circumstance would they not want Nashville's 3rd largest paper, which happens to cater to their target audience of between 18-22 year olds, not to be given access to the event.  Yes, I know this is starting to sound like a rant but really Live on the Green ?  You had one photographer there, come on now.  That being said, Michael Franti and the Spearheads were absolutely awesome and killed it for the entire two hours that they played.  At least I got a free concert out of it right? But so did everyone else...