Lyrics on the Lawn July 9th Austin Baze

July 06, 2015

Come Enjoy the Fun!

Main Street Greeneville’s Second Concert Set for Thursday July 9th

Lyrics on the Lawn 2015 Summer Concert Series continues Thursday, July 9 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. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner takes the stage at 8. Emcee for the series will be Woody J. In the event of inclement weather the concerts will be held inside at The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville located on South Main Street. Check website and Facebook for updates.


Take a musical journey with this new quartet across time and musical boundaries; starting with Bluegrass to folk and then on to Norman Blake and Tony Rice to Tom Paxton, the Carter Family with stops along the way to visit the Eagles, the Byrds, Sam Bush, Dan Fogelberg, Richard Thompson, Michael Martin Murphy, and even the Rolling Stones. Each of the four band members brings their own personal influence to the mix creating an interesting and diverse listening experience.

Shannon Morton, a native Elizabethtonian, holds down the guitar duties with his smooth, laid back playing style and adds his voice to both lead and harmony vocals. Dennis Ellis, also from Elizabethton, does the Mandolin chores and sings baritone. If enough of his "fans" are in the room may be persuaded to sing a lead vocal as well! Pam Minke lives in Jonesborough and when not working with her new mare "Red Molly" keeps the band in line with her rock solid, inventive bass playing while adding her voice to the harmony mix. Bob Minke, Pam's husband and lifelong partner in music, plays banjo, guitar and sings both lead and harmony vocals to complete the quartet. What started out as four new friends getting together to jam occasionally has become four really good friends getting together to play music for their family, friends, and fans whenever and wherever they get the chance. Come catch the show and enjoy the ride.

Austin Baze

Austin Baze is a duo from the foothills of Western North Carolina carrying on their strong music heritage and deep rooted beliefs. They grew up influenced by generations of musicians in the Appalachian Mountains. " I remember when we sat around the porch, hill top, or just wherever...pickin’ and singing with all our family and friends." says Brian Buckner....." We have been singing together since we were kids in church and other venues in the later years. “adds Nick Gunter. The years have passed and now here they are; writing songs about life, love, and their experiences. They are excited to be back together in their element doing what they love. "We are working on a new project with our producer Dave Fowler of Dave Fowler Productions, and looking forward to sharing our music with all of you!!” states Austin Baze. I know whatever the future has in store from this duo; it's going to be great!!!

Food Available
On site event food vendors include, Creamy Cup, Myers Pumpkin Patch Kettle Corn and Fudge, Top Dog Hot Dog and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

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. Next concert will be Thursday, July 16th.

Event Partners
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, The Bottle Shop, The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Consumer Credit Union, Greeneville Federal Bank, and Southern Finance. 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, Greeneville Light & Power System, Heritage Community Bank, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works, Fire Department, Greeneville Police Department and Unaka along with a host of volunteers. Visit for more information.