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Greeneville: Lyrics on the Lawn
August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Date: August 4, 2020
Billy Crawford Band Featuring Samantha Gray to Preform August
6 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert
The Fifth and Final 2020 Lyrics on the Lawn Concert rescheduled for Thursday, August 6
has yet another update. The Dependents will still open the evening’s event with The Billy
Crawford Band featuring Samantha Gray taking center stage replacing The Aaron Walker
Band. An unforeseen scheduling conflict prevents Aaron Walker Band from preforming
Main Street Greeneville’s 2020 Summer Concert Series fifth and final show of the season
is being push to Thursday, August 6 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.
This week’s concert and the final one of the season will open with The Dependents
followed by headliner The Billy Crawford Band featuring Samantha Gray. The opening act
will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner taking the stage at 8.
The Dependents Bio
The Dependents are a backyard act from downtown Johnson City, TN. The trio focuses
on their musicianship while weaving elements of humor and their Appalachian heritage
throughout their performance. While busking is their regular gig, the youngsters have also
shared their talent at local venues including the Down Home, Barter Theater, the Blue
Plum Festival, Abingdon's Buskerfest, and local farmer's markets. The trio brings to life
old-time, good-time Appalachian music that is sure to get you singing and your toes
Billy Crawford Band Bio
Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the
mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the
Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of country music. But one of its
native sons is making a huge blues noise.
The common denominator in all of this is Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church,
then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades,
he has turned his six-string action toward the blues.
For much of the 1990s, audiences around the world heard Crawford’s intense work with
blues-rocker Deborah Coleman. He gave up the road in 2002, when his then wife gave
birth to their son. Turns out, son Tyler is a little guitar hotshot, too.
But his daddy still has something to say. His Bristol-based Billy Crawford Band includes
some of that region’s finest blues men. The fire is still burning blue from Crawford’s Guitar,
as he rips through blues, ballads, rock, surf – even New Orleans-style.
Underpinning it all is a band with plenty of energy and mastery of dynamics. Go to
thebillycrawfordband.com to hear and see more and find out when the band is playing in
Samantha Gray Bio
Samantha’s unique voice has been described as soulful, sultry and powerful. She is also
known for her retro style and her high-energy, hip shaking performances, which really
captures her audience. Melding the influences of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, she
combines these influences into her own brand of blues music.
Born and raised in the working-class town of, Ypsilanti, in southeast Michigan, Samantha
Gray is a singer, songwriter, performer and visual artist who began her creative journey at
a very early age. Making her way to Nashville, then to Bristol, Tennessee, the Birthplace
of Country Music, Samantha discovered that she was born to sing the blues. She
sang backing vocals for Jive Deluxe, fronted her former bands, The Detroit Specials and
The Soul Providers. Samantha continues to sing and write blues and classic R&B songs.
Currently she fronts, Samantha Gray Band with Billy Crawford on guitar, Robert McClain
on bass and John Grayson on drums.
In accordance with CDC and state guidelines the protocol for the 2020 concert series will
be new and different this year. UPDATE Per Mask Mandate – Wearing of cloth masks
will be required while within the event boundaries. This has been modified to include
even while seated within the boundaries. Announcements, as related to COVID-19, made
at the time of the event will supersede all other requirements and guidelines. Social
distancing will be practiced in such a manner that persons from different households or
small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons. It
is recommended that you bring a blanket even if you are seated in a chair. Children
(minors) must have direct parental supervision and are asked to follow social distancing
guidelines and remain seated with their group.
The public’s ability to abide by these safeguarding measures is instrumental to the
success of this year’s concert series. Thank you in advance.
On site event food vendors for this concert include, Top Dog Hot Dogs, Exalting Him
BBQ, and Main Street Greeneville. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Note:
Top Dog Hot Dogs will locate across the street from the mansion allowing for customer
social distancing on the sidewalks while waiting in line. Exalting Him BBQ will be located
on the opposite side of the venue off the alley. Look for their BBQ flag.
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 during the event. This is the final concert of 2020.
Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union, East
Tennessee Foundation, Greeneville Federal Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Marsh
Propane, Edward Jones Investments – Billy Endean, Greeneville Light & Power System,
Radio Greeneville, Skyline Restoration and Maintenance, LLC and A. Dave Wright
Architect. 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, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Public Works,
Greeneville Fire Department, and Greeneville Police Department along with a host of
This concludes the concerts for 2020. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more