Hostess with the Mostest: Americana in the Park
There are a few unexpected milestones that I’ve hit in my years on this earth. Unexpected, because I’m not necessarily asking for it, but it just fortuitously fell in my lap. Here are 3 I’m quite proud of, and all documented on RadioPotato.com.
1 – I won DJ of the Year in college 2x. and SENIOR DJ of the year my final year. Was I good? HELL no! We had a 10 watt station and zero listeners. But I was passionate. For a sample of my horrendously hilarious WKNJ-FM DJ stylings circa 1993. click HERE.
2 – A PR firm reached out to me this past June to interview Amos Lee. He’s kind of a big deal in my world and that was super thrilling and he was very down-to-earth. Plus, he was kinda flirty afterwards which had me spinning for days. Disclaimer: I do have an irreplaceably outstanding boyfriend so no action but flattering, nonetheless.
3- One of my favorite places in Atlanta, the iconic Park Tavern that overlooks my other favorite place in Atlanta, the iconic Piedmont Park, asked me to host a new live music series. Atlanta’s AMERICANA IN THE PARK.
What is Americana in the Park? It’s a new venture hosted by Park Tavern that will have the best mix of live folk/bluegrass/country/rock blended into what is popularly known as Americana. Kicking it off with a UGA/Americana in the Park party kick-off on 9/3 , this is the Athens-based line-up for the first show:
Every week afterwards, it will be on a Wednesday night. Perfect for a nice wine-down atmosphere (all glasses of wine are 1/2 off), great for a date or just to hang out and chill through our final show in 2011 on November 2nd. We’ve got some great acts lined up. Nashville’s Marc Scibilia, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Jamestown Revival, Atlanta’s celebrated premiere bluegrass band Dappled Grays, and Mumford & Sons’ endorsed Seven Handle Circus are just a few of the acts confirmed. All the shows will stream live online (watch it worldwide, peeps!) and I’ll be interviewing many of the bands and will be published on the website. Super. stoked.
I’ve never hosted before but tend to always say something when there’s a mic in my hand. I’m a little nervous and really hope I can do justice to these hard-working talented musicians. Here’s what I do know. More than anything, I love to share great artists that deserve to be heard. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating in one of Atlanta’s destination treasures and discover amazing music you can’t live without. You can get 1/2 off of any of the tickets by using the promo code: radiopotato
(Kick-off show: $10 in advance; $15 at the door – 1/2 off with promo code: radiopotato)
All Wednesday shows are $5 in advance/ $10 at door – 1/2 off use Promo: radioPotato
I hope to see all your faces there! Thanks for all of your support. Seriously. It means so much! Please pass this on to all your friends and post on your FB and Twitter walls. Social media AND Jack Daniels are propelling this new wave of artists!