Lightning 100's Spring Block Party featuring The Delta Saints

Lightning 100's Spring Block Party featuring The Delta Saints

Waker, Luthi, Okey Dokey, The Lister Bros, Mr Steve The Music Man

Saturday, April 29

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

$10.01 - $55.00

This event is all ages

Lightning 100 and Marathon Music Works present the 5th Annual Spring Block Party at Marathon Village! 

The event will give guests a chance to experience many of Nashville's most unique and creative offerings with a food truck court, local artisan market and an outdoor stage with performances by The Delta Saints, Waker, Luthi, Okey Dokey, Lister Brothers and Mr. Steve. 

Inside Marathon Music Works, attendees will have the opportunity to shop locally-owned and locally-loved businesses at the Indie Nash Spring Market presented by Indie Nashville. Indoor and outdoor bars, main stage access, artisan market, restrooms and the food truck court will all be available to general admission ticket holders for $15. VIP ticket holders will have access to craft cocktails, food, seating and a patio with side stage views inside William Collier's. Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. No re-entry.

The Delta Saints
The Delta Saints
Often leaning on the simple descriptor, "Bourbon-fueled, Bayou rock", The Delta Saints are a Nashville-based quintet composed of Ben Ringel (vocals/resonator guitar), Dylan Fitch (lead guitar), David Supica (bass), Ben Azzi (drums), and Nate Kremer (organ). They have spent the past six years carving out their very own space in the musical gray-area occupied by other blues-inspired artists like Gary Clark Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band, and North Mississippi Allstars.

The band's founding members met in the fall of 2007 as a group of college transfer students looking for drinking buddies. Friday night hangs quickly turned into Friday night jam sessions, and before they knew it, a friendship had formed. The discovery of their shared passion for creating and performing music eventually brought about the need for a name. Ringel's upbringing in south-central Louisiana seemed an obvious connection, but he will be the first to tell you, "It just sounded right." He continues, "One day we'll make up a great story about how we got our name. It will involve prison and bourbon and voodoo, but until then, the truth will have to suffice."

However it happened, once they found their footing, The Delta Saints never looked back.

In 2010, they recorded and released two separate EP's, Pray On and A Bird Called Angola, respectively. Over the next two years they toured relentlessly throughout the United States and Europe. In 2012, having amassed a troop of diehard supporters, they completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the creation of their first full-length record, Death Letter Jubilee.

Officially released in early 2013, Death Letter Jubilee marked the beginning of what proved to be a very productive year for the band. Highlighted by major support slots with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Goo Goo Dolls, Robert Randolph & the Family Band; festival plays at Wakarusa (US), Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival (Belgium), Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands); and a summer tour that touted 20 sold out shows in 13 different countries.

Rest assured the momentum building behind The Delta Saints has not gone unnoticed. They kicked off 2014 with an extensive 50-city international tour opening for Zac Brown's southern rock brethren, Blackberry Smoke. To commemorate the occasion, the band released a new 3-song EP called Drink it Slow, featuring two new studio recordings and one live recording. The EP is available as a free download from the band's website.

Summer 2014 has seen the release of their first live album, Live at Exit/In. The album captures an electric sold out 2-night weekend in their hometown of Nashville. In support of Live at Exit/In, The Delta Saints will hit the road on another international tour highlighted by a handful of major summer festival appearances at Summerfest (US), Summer Camp Festival (US), The Ride Festival (US), Grolsch Blues Festival (Germany) & Leffingeleuren Festival (Belgium).

At the end of the day, The Delta Saints know that their continued success as a band depends on their hard work and willingness to continue soaking up every opportunity they are given.

"We want to grow, but we understand that it's all in due time," says Ringel. "We want to fully realize the weight of our experiences, and be able to savor them too. We pay our bills, we fill the gas tank in our van, and we pay for our own albums to be pressed, all because of the people who believe in our music," Ringel reflects.

The Delta Saints have set out to build a name for themselves the old-fashioned way, winning over one fan at a time. They have already amassed an international following of friends, fans and supporters, and rest assured…they will make a believer out of you too.
Waker
Waker
Waker was founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader (Vocals, Acoustic) and Conor Kelly (Electric guitar). The group hails from Nashville, mashing soul, rock & roll , & funk into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head... and feet.

Originally known as Koa, Waker was christened in late summer 2016 following the addition of Dave Czuba (drums) & David Crutcher (keys) to the already talented lineup of Ryan Ladd (bass), Alex Mathews (sax), and Ryan McClanahan (percussion).

With a name that stems from the line, “Getting close to bedtime, time to wake,” in their song, “Fever,” The intention has always been clear, to “wake people” with their music. In a short amount of time, the band has already conquered festival stages at ACL, Hangout, SXSW, Firefly, and Wakarusa. They’ve toured with Blues Traveler, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Galactic, the Wailers, recorded a session for Audiotree live, and headlined theater shows across the country.

Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has continued their nonstop regiment of touring & writing. Look for new music in 2017.

Waker is an experience meant to be shared with others.
Luthi
Luthi
The crew's been playing together since 2009. Based out of Nashville, TN, LUTHI just released their first single as a funk group. The EP Home Again, produced by Steve Voss, will be out on iTunes and Spotify August 19th. Scope it out!
Okey Dokey
Okey Dokey
You can't fully appreciate the long history of recorded music without taking time to look back at the breakups. Whether it's for good or for the season, Okey Dokey is the product of that natural reformation that occurs when musicians part ways. Fronted by visual artist Aaron Martin and The Weeks' guitarist Johny Fisher, the live band features a shifting cast of local talent. Including members of The Weeks, Sol Cat, Desert Noises, Diane Coffee, and Wild Child, Okey Dokey will add to the roster moving into the Spring of 2016 with the release of their upcoming full length album, 'Love You, Mean It.'
The Lister Bros
The Lister Bros
Brothers from the same mother, Jeremy Lister, Jonathan Lister, and Richie Lister form this Pop Rock trio.
Mr Steve The Music Man
Mr Steve The Music Man