Nashville’s own Kings of Leon are happy to announce the musical guests who will be performing at Harvest Night by Infiniti. The Music City Food & Wine evening event, which brings together food by acclaimed chefs with live performances by distinguished soul and R&B musicians, will take place on September 19 at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.
“We are excited for another amazing Harvest Night of music with friends, old and new,” says Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill. “Bring your dancing shoes!”
The Southern rockers will not only headline, but they also curated Harvest Night’s line-up of celebrated performers, who will be accompanied by local studio wizards The Long Players, known for their skillful live renditions of classic LPs. Other showcasing artists include:
Michael McDonald: The yacht rock king himself, formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan and recipient of five Grammy awards, will be crooning the hits in that distinctively velvety voice of his (and we dare you to not sing along!)
Robert Randolph: This funk and soul guru and former leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, will electrify the crowd on pedal steel and have Harvest Night festers moving in no time.
Tom Morello: This multi-talented sing-songwriter was first known for founding Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave before performing solo under the moniker The Nightwatchman and touring with Bruce Springstreen and the E Street Band. Get ready for thought-provoking lyrics, experimental effects and incendiary guitar riffs.
Michelle Branch: Singer-songwriter Branch has worn many hats: the pop princess has played on radiowaves across the globe, performed in one half of a country duo and won a Grammy for a song sang with Santana. Now, MCFW festers will get an exclusive sneak peek of the studio album she’s currently creating.
Hamilton Leithauser: When The Walkmen went on an indefinite hiatus last year, lead singer Leithauser released his solo debut album. This summer, the multi-instrumentalist collaborated with Walkmen guitarist Paul Maroon on a full length album. He’ll be bringing his strong vocals and eclectic musical soundscape to Harvest Night before tour dates in MD and NY this fall.
Sam Moore: This distinguished soul vocalist’s accomplishments include Grammys, Gold Record awards and spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. In addition to performing as one half of the duo Sam & Dave from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Moore has partnered (both live and in studio) with legends like Conway Twitty, Lou Reed, Elton John and many more.
Jamie N. Commons: This British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist has mastered American blues rock and folk, known for vocals that are simultaneously gritty and melody. Hear his tracks featured everywhere from Big K.R.I.T.’s second studio album to Orange is the New Black to Pitch Perfect 2.
Andy Hull: Though this distinctive singer-songwriter and guitarist is best known for leading Atlanta-based indie band Manchester Orchestra, he also finds time to play with his more lo-fi, indie folk side projects like Right Away, Great Captain! and Bad Books.
Jessie Baylin: Nashville-based folk sweetheart Baylin draws upon jazz, country and pop influences to create her melodic tracks, pronounced by her haunting, ethereal vocals. Her fourth album, released this spring, was the second album released on her own label, Blonde Rat Records.
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear: This mother-son acoustic duo launched from the Kansas City coffeehouse circuit to features on Letterman and Rolling Stone in a matter of months. They’re bringing their toe-tapping, bluesy folk songs, marked by Madisen’s distinctive vocals, to Harvest Night before heading off on a nationwide tour.
Parker Gispert: The lead singer and guitarist for blues-infused garage rock band The Whigs came to Nashville by way of Athens. The band has now released five studio albums and toured the world with acts like Kings of Leon, Drive By Truckers, The Black Keys, The Hold Steady and more.
Emily West: Singer-songwriter West fuses pop, country and flexes her strong vocals to create chart-topping tracks, including a duet with Keith Urban. She just released her first full-length studio album this summer and her Harvest Night appearance will kick off a nationwide tour.
Tickets to Harvest Night are sold out, but you can still attend with your All-In Weekend Pass – which can be purchased here!