2020 Music Lineup
Nashville-via-Boston-via-Richmond belter Emma Hern is taking her Nashville-approved blend of Americana, soul, pop, and a touch of glam wide with her self-titled debut EP. Taking cues from legends like Aretha and Bonnie Raitt and placing them in the age of Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, Emma Hern is bridging the time gap with her retro rock-soul sound and on-stage electricity. After graduating from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Emma moved to Nashville looking to expand her musicality. Her first months were spent absorbing all that Music City has to offer and bringing life to her creative vision. She wasted no time integrating herself into the local music scene. Within the first year, Emma played a long list of prestigious Nashville venues and showcases, capping it off with a slot at Pilgrimage Music Festival, which Rolling Stone named The “Festival to Watch.”
LEW JETTON & 61 SOUTH
Lew Jetton learned The Blues the old fashioned way, in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee. Along the way, he had two of the best mentors one could have: In the 80s, the legendary Carl Perkins, and in the 90s, the one and only Chicago Blues Legend, Snooky Pryor. Lew Jetton is indeed, the real deal. Over the years, Lew Jetton & 61 South has established itself as festival and club favorites throughout the Midwest, Midsouth and beyond!
One-woman band Leight July will be performing inside the Wagner Wine & Spirits VIP Lounge, as well as on the main stage opening for Emma Hern! Covering a variety of songs, she incorporates her own folky/bluesy presentation while playing guitar, a suitcase drum, tambourine, the occasional harmonica, and singing. LJ creates a full Americana sound with her impressive, independent setup.