Start packing your coolers for Small Town Jam Music Fest this Sunday afternoon and evening! The outdoor concert, held at 305 Rutherford Lane in Columbia, will feature three amazing and diverse local musicians: Austin Tyler; Reverend Marcus Malone & the Legendary Jipsees; and Scott Holt.
If you aren’t familiar with these artists, you should be – they are among Columbia’s burgeoning music coterie. Scott Holt (top photo) played in bluesman Buddy Guy’s band for a decade and toured with legendary B.B. King. Scott is known for his commanding all-out performances that bring audiences to their feet.
Visionary Nashville singer/songwriter, Reverend Marcus Malone, will bring his unique “swingabilly jazz grass” to the stage at 5:30. You may also know him as a co-owner of Lucille’s Restaurant in downtown Columbia where he and the Jipsees frequently play on Thursday evenings.
Columbia native, Austin Tyler, is back from Hollywood, where he was a recent contestant for American Idol. With his “soulful funky Americana” sound, he is a part of the soon-to-be-released official song for Columbia, “Calling It Home.” Austin is scheduled to take the stage at 4 p.m.
Puckett’s Trolley will have food available for purchase, including BBQ sandwiches, burritos, hot wings, sweet potato fries and more. Bring your own blanket, lawn chairs and beverages of choice in your biggest cooler.
Husband and wife duo, Andy and Julie Crichton, are the founders of Small Town Jam Entertainment, which was started in 2013 to showcase the community’s great music and to give people a local place and good excuse to gather together for fun and festivity.
So let’s gather and support the Crichtons, Small Town Jam and our incredible local musicians!
Here’s the info at a glance:
Small Town Jam Music Fest: May 24, 2015
305 Rutherford Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Doors open at 3 p.m.; Austin Tyler takes stage around 4 p.m.; Rev. Marcus Malone at 5:30; Scott Holt at 7:15.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door or in advance for $15 at Lucille's, Variety Records, Hewgley’s Music Shop, the Grog Shoppe or online at the STJ website: http://smalltownjam.com/events/
Kids under 12 are free and all are welcome. Pets not so much.