Clarksville, TN – On July 8th, 2019, the free Mic Check Monday concert series will feature three Gospel groups and a spoken word artist at Downtown Commons. Concerts will take place each Monday in July.
Opening the event at 6:00pm is the Send Judah. Lead Singer Danita Batista has been singing for over 30 years.
“Music is one of my greatest passions and it is something I that brings great joy to my life and others,” she says. Danita also serves as a praise and worship leader at her local church.
At 7:00pm is a spoken word from Author, Poet and Lyricist Komplex Simplicity. Positivity, introspection, individuality, perspective and fluidity are just a few nouns she uses to describe herself. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Komplex learned early on that there is more than one side to every story.
Shortly after earning a degree in Criminal Justice, Komplex left California and moved to Clarksville, where she rediscovered her love of writing. In August 2016, Komplex released her first poetry book titled It Could All Be So Simple: The Collection, a collection of poems, letters, and spoken word pieces.
The title of the book is its thesis, stressing how simple things become when you let go and let God.
Taking the stage at 7:30pm is mother-daughter duo 1AM, comprised of Anna and LaNaye Pearson. Unique in their individual musical styles, they consider their genre to be a “compilation of generations.” They play originals and cover songs in country, Christian, Americana, blues, and folk.
On stage, you might see Anna playing the guitar, ukulele, and banjo while you will find Mom playing rhythm guitar and percussion. Regardless of where they play, 1AM’s overall mission is to give their listeners hope through the songs they write and the music they play.
Closing out the evening at 8:15pm is Daniel Doss, professional songwriter and worship leader who lives here in Clarksville with his wife and two boys. In the past month, his music has taken him from Clarksville to Oklahoma, Chicago, and Daytona Beach and places in between.
Presented by Visit Clarksville, CDE Lightband, and Downtown Commons, Mic Check Monday will offer different genres of music each Monday in July. All concerts will begin at 6:00pm when weather allows.
No food or drink will be offered on-site. Guests may bring food and chairs, but no alcohol is allowed in the park.
Groups interested in performing may apply online at www.visitclarksvilletn.com/bandsubmission