May 10, 2016
TN Arts & Murfreesboro to host Summer Arts Jam on June 8

TN Arts & Murfreesboro to host Summer Arts Jam on June 8

In partnership with the City of Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Arts Commission is thrilled to present Summer Arts Jam on June 8 on the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, 111 W. Vine Street. This free event is a celebration of the arts in Murfreesboro in conjunction with our statewide arts conference, Collective Impact. Open to the community, Summer Arts Jam will be an opportunity for locals and visitors to come together for an evening of arts, entertainment and live music.

The evening begins with an artist fair after the conference wraps up for the day. A variety of local and regional artist booths demonstrating and selling art work will line the plaza. There will be lots of options for dinner— several food trucks and a Dine-Around Map featuring nearby, locally-owned restaurants.

At 5:30 p.m. a special children’s event will take place at the Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine Street. Interactive storyteller Dee Kimbrell will throughly entertain as she incorporates the audience to be an active part of each story.

At 7:00 p.m. the first band will take the stage. The Marcela Pinilla Band is influenced by popular Latin rhythms, rumba, flamenco and Latin jazz, giving their sound a dynamic, versatile and joyful quality all its own.

Next up is Murfreesboro’s own Secret Commonwealth. Middle Tennessee’s most enduringly popular Celtic band since their inception in 1993, their music mixes original material with traditional music and many styles of American and European folk.

You will want to stay to the very end to catch Mountains Like Wax on stage at 9:00 p.m. Also a Murfreesboro favorite, they satisfy hungry fans one show at a time with their relentlessly poignant and exuberant Southern post-rock. Having played over 50+ shows in the past year, they are proving to be a band to watch as they charge to the forefront of Middle Tennessee’s burgeoning indie rock scene.