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Day Two of the CMA Music Festival in Downtown Nashville

By • Jun 7th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Pam Short and William Simpson Photos by William Simpson Well, day two of the 2014 CMA Music Festival is in the books and at the half way point there seems to be a record crowd from all over the world that has descended on downtown Nashville.  Everyone seems to be soaking in everything [...]



Day One of the 2014 CMA Music Festival was a Great Success

By • Jun 6th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Pam Short and William Simpson Photos by William Simpson The 2014 CMA Music Festival kicked off in style in downtown Nashville on June 5.  The fans get to see a good mixture of older country music stars, newer country music acts, starts of the future, and the current biggest names in country music, [...]



Rocklahoma 2014 Day 3

By • May 26th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Review by Jennifer Reid Photos by William Simpson Another cloudy day wouldn’t keep Rocklahoma fans from day 3. What did the final day have in store? The day kicked off with Australia’s own Twelve Foot Ninja on the Hard Rock stage. Covering tunes from their debut album “Silent Machine” the band from down under set [...]



Rocklahoma 2014 Day 2

By • May 25th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Review by Jennifer Reid Photos by William Simpson After a brief thundershower, the sunshine pushed the gray clouds aside, and day 2 of Rocklahoma was ready to begin. The day began with Gemini Syndrome opening the Hard Rock stage. Led by vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, the 5 piece navigated through a 30 minute set including tracks [...]



Rocklahoma 2014 Day 1

By • May 24th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

  Review by Jennifer Reid Photos by William Simpson Pryor, OK welcomed Rocklahoma 2014 with open arms on May 23, 2014. A humid partly cloudy day would not keep the boisterious crowd away. Opening the day on the Hard Rock stage was Swedish band Truckfighters. Beginning their U.S. tour in 2011, this was their first [...]



2014 Beale Street Music Festival

By • May 7th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article and Photos by William Simpson Friends, fun, and some great music on the banks of the Mississippi River, that’s the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on the first weekend in May.  And for the first time since I have been going to the Beale Street Music Festival there was no rain and [...]



2013 CMA Festival and 42nd Fan Fair Day Two

By • Jun 7th, 2013 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Pam Short and William Simpson   Day two of the 2013 CMA Festival opened with a crowded Music City Center as fan were exploring all of the companies and artists booths.  One of the most popular booths was the booth for the hit TV show Duck Dynasty.  Fan were buying up their merchandise [...]



2013 CMA Festival and 42nd Fan Fair Day One

By • Jun 6th, 2013 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Pam Short and William Simpson   The 2013 CMA Festival kicked off on Thursday June 6 with a bang, the ribbon cutting on the brand new Music City Center which has been transformed into Fan Fair,  with Lady Antebellum.  Nashville has long needed a world class convention center and now they have it.  [...]



ROCKLAHOMA 2013 Day 3

By • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Review by Jennifer Reid As the festival was beginning to wind down, the day was getting wound up. Austin, TX own Scorpion Child took the Hard Rock stage to kick off the day. Delivering a solid performance, they solidified why their debut album has had a monstrous amount of presales. The legendary Dokken was the [...]



ROCKLAHOMA 2013 Day 2

By • May 26th, 2013 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Review by Jennifer Reid With high winds, and 11 bands ahead, day 2 of Rocklahoma was ready to begin. Midday began on the main stage with southern rockers O’Brother. Travelling just a bit west, the guys kicked the day into high gear with an energetic performance and set the tone for what was to come. [...]