The Nashville Public Square is the award-winning result of an intensive renovation to the City of Nashville’s Metro Courthouse complex, resulting in its 5 level subterranean parking garage and rooftop public plaza. Nashville Public Square won the 2007 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence in the Intensive Institutional category. The open air greenroof captures fresh rainwater in a 57,000-gallon, below-grade tank – the rainwater is then filtered and recycled to irrigate the plants in the public park.
Showcasing a lineup that’s as diverse as Music City’s own array of musical talent, Live On The Green, Nashville’s new free, outdoor concert series will start next week on Septmeber 3rd. Taking place on the Metro Courthouse’s Public Square, Mayor Karl Dean will host the fall concert series over six consecutive Thursday nights. “This is a chance for us to invite the entire city out to enjoy our Public Square – the only green roof on a municipal building in Nashville – and enjoy the musical talent for which our city is known,” Dean said.
The show on Sept. 3 will include performances by rock bands Toadies and American Bang, and Ten Out Of Ten, a unique ensemble of Nashville-based emerging artists. On Sept. 10, the night will be filled with funk, rock, R&B and costumes with Here Come the Mummies, Space Capone and the music variety show H-Beam.
Live On the Green will also showcase environmental stewardship with a number of green features, including on-site recycling, a free bike check, and merchandise made from recyclable and organic materials. A team be on hand to will be organize community events, such as tree plantings and clean-ups, to offset the carbon footprint for the concert series in effort to make it a carbon-neutral event.