Dates announced for 10th annual Pickin’ in the Park | Entertainment

Summer is finally on the horizon, and few things jive better with sunshine than picnic blankets, outdoor live music and food trucks.

The 10th annual Pickin’ in the Park concert series will return to Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station starting in May. There will be more outdoor music events than ever, with nine concerts split between Harvey Park and Sarah Benson Park.

The music will kick off Saturday, May 14, at Sarah Benson Park and will continue twice a month until Sept. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.

The Reverent Cavaliers’ sound mixes indie rock, pop rock and a little Americana. Their songs have charted over 80 times, with 39 top 10s and six No. 1 hits.

Taking the stage this year will be an eclectic mix of country, folk, pop and rock, including country rockers BorderTown, 1980s party band Goldie and the Mayors, harmonizing duo The Howlin Embers, indie pop and rock band The Reverent Cavaliers, Columbia rock band Mercury Red, singer-songwriter Jeremy Michael and pop and folk artist Jamie Chura. 

Mercury Red

Mercury Red is a versatile and crowd-pleasing band that can deliver a high-energy rock show or an intimate acoustic set.

Longtime musician Matt Meyer began Spring Hill’s longest-running concert series a decade ago. 

Matt Meyer

Spring Hill resident and longtime musician Matt Meyer is the organizer of the Pickin’ in the Park concert series in Spring Hill.

“In 2013, we started at Harvey Park. I went in like Rambo, totally guerrilla-takeover style,” Meyer said with a laugh. “I didn’t ask permission. I didn’t get a permit. I just did it, and nobody arrested me. Eventually, the city partnered with me.”

This year, Pickin’ in the Park is completely independent and proudly sponsored by Lee Company, Groove Life, Thompson’s Station Lifestyle magazine, UAW Local 1853 Spring Hill, Premier Chiropractic and an individual, Scott Miller.

“Come out and enjoy being in community together. Hang out with your neighbors, bring your friends and enjoy some good music and good food,” Meyer said.

Pack a blanket or a lawn chair and come hungry, because each concert will have a different local food truck. Planned vendors include Taqueria Jalisco, Pinchy’s Lobster Co., The Love Bus, Stanley Sno, ML Rose Craft Burgers Truck, CD’s BBQ and Fruity Lemon Grill.

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The concerts at Harvey Park will be May 28, June 18, July 23 and Aug. 27. Harvey Park is located at 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway in Spring Hill.

The shows at Sarah Benson Park will be May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. Sarah Benson Park is at 1513 Thompson’s Station Road W. in Thompson’s Station.