It’s no secret that a large part of Nashville’s local music scene resides in the college sector. Students from Belmont, Vanderbilt, Lipscomb, and more make up unique groups of songwriters and independent artists. The dual headline show of Molly Grace and Melinda KB put a spotlight on what happens when a community of friends and artists rise together, and support each other.
Grace and KB have been close friends since their first year at Belmont, the two explained to Streaming Dept., constantly collaborating and supporting each other in their artist growth. This show was a cumulation of that energy. Blow up disco balls, hot pink lighting, Taylor Swift and ABBA covers – the energy was elevated by the artists collaborative performance and eclectic style.
Rather than organize the show into separate sets, Grace explained, the two decided to share a band and share the stage during the entire performance. By alternating songs – one from Grace’s catalogue, and then one from KB’s – but staying on stage together, the two created a truly unique concert experience, bringing audience members right alongside their friendship and connection with each other.
One primary goal with the show, KB noted, was to bring the college music communities together, and get out of the “Belmont bubble.” Opener Amelia Day, an artist and student at Vanderbilt, delivered that energy with her soulful and sweet lyricism. The entire crowd launched into cheering, supporting, laughing, and dancing right from the first note played and carried through the rest of the night by Grace and KB seamlessly.
With more music on the horizon from Day, Grace, and KB, we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2022 will hold. Check out a full gallery from the show below, courtesy of Penny Kapadoukakis.
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Image credits: Penny Kapadoukakis