Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

Country Throwdown in Jax gets kudos for entertainment and networking

Country Throwdown in Jacksonville wasn’t a typical concert—the events included networking opportunities for local musicians. Concert-goers could quiz Nashville songwriters and other pros about how to get your music to rise above the local scene.

My daughters went to Country Throwdown with a group of friends on Sunday, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the day. Jen is a musician in her own right, but she just went to have fun and hear some great music. “The neatest thing was being outside in nice weather and being surrounded by country music.” She likes all types of music, and pointed out a difference in Throwdown and other concerts. “At Planet Fest, you’d see bloody noses and people popping pills.” She laughed. “Here all you saw were security guards helping people who got overheated.”

Rebecca is a singer-songwriter, and she went for more than the music. She hoped to learn more about the Bluebird Tent where some locals performed. “The concert was unique because many of the amazing artists that were performing were accessible to the fans,” she said. “I found that accessibility very beneficial and inspiring.”

Rebecca talked with Nashville singer-songwriter Brad Tursi who plays lead guitar for Josh Gracin. She also talked with Walker Hayes and others.

The weather was warm, but the laid back atmosphere and shade at Met Park helped.

Top bands like Montgomery Gentry hit the mark as did others like Jack Ingram.

Everyone who went with the group said they’d like to go again. Country Throwdown brought great entertainment, but it also brought networking opportunities for Jacksonville musicians.

[Ed. note: Are You Ready to Rock features local musicians and bands on Saturday, May 22, as Guitars United celebrates a 10th anniversary. Special performances by Eric Charlton's students; BBQ and networking opps. The event is free.]

Comments

  • Jacksonville TV Examiner - Kel Kendrick 3 years ago

    Hello Kay, I thought I'd introduce myself as a fellow Arts & Entertainment Examiner. I started a Facebook page for us here -

    facebook.com/pages/Jacksonville-Arts-Entertainment-Examiners/121496934548575

Add a comment

Join the conversation! Log in here or create a new account if you've never registered before.

Got something to say?

Examiner.com is looking for writers, photographers, and videographers to join the fastest growing group of local insiders. If you are interested in growing your online rep apply to be an Examiner today!

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!