Pickin’ in the Park Looking for Talent

The third annual Spring Hill Pickin’ in the Park monthly community music event kicks off May 16 at Harvey Park with an exciting lineup of performers.

In partnership with the Spring Hill Parks & Recreation Department, organizers Matt Meyer, Joe Salvatore and Shanna Brawner already have booked the first two events, and are encouraging local musicians and songwriters to sign up for remaining sessions, which run through Oct. 10. Here’s how:

  • Before being booked, acts should be able to provide some example of their ability to perform live via video link, email or smart phone video.
  • Preferred acts are solo singer-songwriters or duos. Larger groups are asked to discuss audio needs with event organizers before signing up. Drum kits are not allowed.
  • Acts should prepare four family friendly songs. It’s not karaoke, but backing audio tracks will be considered if it’s an original song.
  • An amplification system is provided, including two microphones, stands, cables, two main speakers and a stage monitor. Musicians must bring their own instrument cables.

To sign up to perform, message the official Pickin’ in the Park Facebook page at facebook.com/SpringHillPickinInThePark or contact Pickin’ in the Park founder Matt Meyer at [email protected] or (731) 616-0664.

This rain or shine event is family friendly and encourages the community to bring a lawn chair or blanket and take in local music between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., one night per month, at Harvey Park’s Red Oak Pavilion, 4001 Miles Johnson Pkwy.

There’s playground equipment in the park for children, along with restroom facilities. Food, drinks and coolers are welcome, and food trucks may be available some nights. Please use the hash tag #PIP2015 when promoting the event on social media.

These acts are booked for the first two events:

May 16: Odd State of Mind, Adam Hatfield, Oxford Fall, Hannah Shepperd and Tyler Redwine, Stephen Wild, Alyce Lindberg, Jeff Wood, and ‘Hear, Hear.’

June 1: Radio Farm, Daphne & the Mystery Machines, Zack Thompson, Dusty Duhon, Bito Mann, Rob Harris, Glenn Waechter and Scott Moore, and The Back 80 Bluegrass Band.

These dates are still available for booking: July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 10.

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