Lawn concerts bring 12 South neighborhood together while helping musicians

Posted at 7:33 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 07:43:12-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's not a honky tonk stage or the Ryman, but for these musicians, this front lawn on Waldkirch Avenue in 12 South is just as sweet.

Musicians Dan Harrison and Adam Sickler teamed up with a few of their friends to put on concerts every weekend since the pandemic hit. They call it "Weekends on Waldkirch."

"I thought it'd be cool to do during quarantine to get people out on their lawns social distance but enjoy and look forward to and fortunate with the response," Harrison said.

While folks jam out, the musicians also set up a Venmo account where people can donate, as many musicians lost their jobs because of COVID-19.

"For a lot of us incomes come from playing for tips in those bars downtown," said Sickler, "It's been great to have something to look forward to and not have to go to the bars."

This has become a creative way to have the show go on.

"We all write together and like Adam said we're used to play around town together so its been awesome to have a space where we can feel normal and be with each other and play our music," musician Drea Gordon said.

If you want to check out the musicians' Instagram pages, their handles are: @danharrisonmusic, @Dreagordonmusic, and @Adamsickler