Music festival season is now in full swing but this year, Nashville got their very own one day festival – Bright Shade Music & Arts – packed with local favorite solo artists and band, acts from the surrounding area, visual artists, vintage sellers, food trucks and more.
The lineup included Stephen Sanchez, Vacation Manor, The Wldlife, Moody Joody, Goldpark, Paige Parrucci, Watson Maack, Jordy Searcy, and Palmertrees, among others. Held at The Yard in OneCITY just outside of downtown Nashville, the sunny late April weather set up Bright Shade as the perfect summer kick-off event.
The festival set up was fairly simple, with two stages, alternating time slots so audience members could easily make their way from one set to the next. In the above photo, local indie-rock trio Goldpark performs their set on the main stage.
Spearheaded by recent Belmont University Graduate, Ben Palmer, the event turned out to be quite the debut year for all involved. “Bright Shade 2022 was a huge success. We were so pleased with the turnout and everyone was so kind and gracious to us,” Palmer says. “The first year is the hardest and we think we set ourselves up for success in the future. You will definitely see us back next year. See you in 2023!”
Focusing on the community centric attitude of the local Nashville music scene we’ve grown to love, Palmer and his team found a great way to bring people from different industry pockets together and enjoy time in the sunshine, great food, and some great music. We can’t wait to see what else the Bright Shade crew will bring in years to come.