Clarksville, TN – From the main stage to City Hall, Strawberry Alley was packed Friday night, August 12th, for the last Jammin in the Alley of the 2016 season. There was 800 plus people in Downtown Clarksville enjoying the music and festivities.
Things were a little bit different Friday night. There was an opening band, Life in Technicolor that went on at 6:00pm and then the Nightmasters took the stage at 7:00pm.“The opening band is the teenage band Life in Technicolor. We wanted to give them a shot and give them exposure,” stated David Smith.
Life in Technicolor plays indy alternative rock and some christian music. Coldplay and The Lumineers are just some of the influences on this young band. The band consists of Kozbi Bayne age 13 with lead vocals and keyboard, Emily Crosby age 13 on guitar, Avery Roy age 13 on drums and bass guitarist Ryan Cliff age 14.
“It was really cool that we got to do this while were so young. We got really lucky to have Syd Hedrick sponsor us,” said Bayne and Crosby. “Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to listen to us. We’re really grateful for this opportunity.”
Jammin in the Alley had plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. For the kids, there was face painting by Horsefeathers, balloon hats and free strawberry sodas.
For the adults, there was some competitive games of corn hole being played, great music and Budweiser beverages.
At 7:00pm, headliner the Nightmasters began their set. The band played blues and vintage rock & roll songs. Several in the audience knew members of the band and had followed them for years when they were with other bands.
The Nightmasters feature Jon Hassell on keyboard, Ken Jolly on guitar, Tim Seay on drums, Sam Haines on guitar, and Alan Goins on bass. Together, they had people singing along, dancers filling the front of the stage area and just rocked Downtown Clarksville.
“Tonight, we had the Nightmasters on stage providing live music. They were simply wonderful,” stated Joe Padula of The Joe Padula Show on 1400am WJZM. “Jammin in the Alley is the downtown party with a purpose. It helps to bring awareness to Downtown Clarksville and help grow the area.”
“Jammin in the Alley is a great event for the whole family,” said Smith. “We are trying to bring people downtown to historic downtown Clarksville. This is what it’s all about. The businesses in downtown clarksville sponsor it. We are just trying to get people down here so they can see all the great businesses and things to do in Downtown Clarksville.”
This was the last Jammin in the Alley for the 2016 season. Checkout the Jammin in the Alley Facebook page for news and updates on next years events.
About Jammin in the Alley
Jammin in the Alley is a music event for all ages. Located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville. This is a seasonal event created to promote our Downtown and show where Clarksville started and how it is growing today. Features live bands from around the area.