August 6 Lyrics on the Lawn Artists Update

August 05, 2020

Billy Crawford Band Featuring Samantha Gray to Preform August 6 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert

The Fifth and Final 2020 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert rescheduled for Thursday, August 6 has yet another update. The Dependents will still open the evening’s event with The Billy Crawford Band featuring Samantha Gray taking center stage replacing The Aaron Walker Band. An unforeseen scheduling conflict prevents Aaron Walker Band from preforming that evening.

Main Street Greeneville’s 2020 Summer Concert Series fifth and final show of the season is being push to Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. This week’s concert and the final one of the season will open with The Dependents followed by headliner The Billy Crawford Band featuring Samantha Gray. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8.

The Dependents Bio
The Dependents are a backyard act from downtown Johnson City, TN. The trio focuses on their musicianship while weaving elements of humor and their Appalachian heritage throughout their performance. While busking is their regular gig, the youngsters have also shared their talent at local venues including the Down Home, Barter Theater, the Blue Plum Festival, Abingdon's Buskerfest, and local farmer's markets. The trio brings to life old-time, good-time Appalachian music that is sure to get you singing and your toes tapping along.

Billy Crawford Band Bio

Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of country music. But one of its native sons is making a huge blues noise.

The common denominator in all of this is Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church, then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades, he has turned his six-string action toward the blues.
For much of the 1990s, audiences around the world heard Crawford’s intense work with blues-rocker Deborah Coleman. He gave up the road in 2002, when his then wife gave birth to their son. Turns out, son Tyler is a little guitar hotshot, too.
But his daddy still has something to say. His Bristol-based Billy Crawford Band includes some of that region’s finest blues men. The fire is still burning blue from Crawford’s Guitar, as he rips through blues, ballads, rock, surf – even New Orleans-style.
Underpinning it all is a band with plenty of energy and mastery of dynamics. Go to thebillycrawfordband.com to hear and see more and find out when the band is playing in your town.

Samantha Gray Bio

Samantha’s unique voice has been described as soulful, sultry and powerful. She is also known for her retro style and her high-energy, hip shaking performances, which really captures her audience. Melding the influences of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, she combines these influences into her own brand of blues music.
Born and raised in the working-class town of, Ypsilanti, in southeast Michigan, Samantha Gray is a singer, songwriter, performer and visual artist who began her creative journey at a very early age. Making her way to Nashville, then to Bristol, Tennessee, the Birthplace of Country Music, Samantha discovered that she was born to sing the blues. She sang backing vocals for Jive Deluxe, fronted her former bands, The Detroit Specials and The Soul Providers. Samantha continues to sing and write blues and classic R&B songs. Currently she fronts, Samantha Gray Band with Billy Crawford on guitar, Robert McClain on bass and John Grayson on drums.

COVID-19
Safeguarding Guidance

In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will be new and different this year. UPDATE Per Mask Mandate — Wearing of cloth masks will be required while within the event boundaries. This has been modified to include even while seated within the boundaries. Announcements, as related to COVID-19, made at the time of the event will supersede all other requirements and guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children (minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and remain seated with their group.
The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.

Food Available
On site event food vendors for this concert include, Top Dog Hot Dogs, Exalting Him BBQ, and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note: Top Dog Hot Dogs will locate across the street from the mansion allowing for customer social distancing on the sidewalks while waiting in line. Exalting Him BBQ will be located on the opposite side of the venue off the alley. Look for their BBQ flag.

Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. This is the final concert of 2020.

Event Partners
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System, Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright Architect. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, General Morgan Inn, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of volunteers.

This concludes the concerts for 2020. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information