Hope Park, Bellevue, TN
This family-friendly event is organized by the Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce. There will be over seventy food & craft vendors, music and entertainment for the kids, which includes a fireworks display at sundown. There will be activities for every age group to enjoy.
Its purposes are to celebrate food, fun, music & friends by showcasing high quality superb musical entertainment, acquaint the public with the future location of Bellevue High School Bellevue is a neighborhood of Nashville, located roughly 13 miles southwest of the downtown area off Interstate-40. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
In the 50′s, Bellevue was a small community which existed primarily to service the needs of nearby farms. It was located mostly along the railroad tracks near the Harpeth River, and had only a few buildings such as a hardware store, a post office, and a Masonic lodge hall. The suburbanization was made official when the United States Postal Service changed the designation of the office there from “Bellview, Tennessee” to a branch of the Nashville office in the late 1970s.
Interesting fact - Harpeth Valley Elementary School, located on the outskirts of Bellevue along State Route 100, was the inspiration for the title of the hit country song “Harper Valley PTA”.
Events for the Bellevue Picnic will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Park. This event ends at the conclusion of the fireworks. For more information or to join the Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce please go to BellevueHarpethChamber.com
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General Entertainment Timeline
10:00 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting – Sponsorship Acknowledgements
10:10 a.m. – NCS Middle School Choir
NCE High School Choir
10:45 a.m. Randy Moore & The Fabulous Suedes
Bellevue Community Chorus
11:45 p.m. – Bellevue Dance Center
1:00 p.m. – TSU Commercial Music Ensemble
The Tennessee State University Commercial Music Ensemble is a self-contained group that performs popular music of all genres. The group is made up of Commercial Music majors at TSU. Over the years, the ensemble has traveled through 10 states playing in major markets such as Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, and Atlanta. Highlights over the years include performing on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, performing for the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders, opening for Larry Gatlin, playing at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the BB King Museum, the Italian Lights Festival, the Nashville Kurdish Festival, Nashville October Fest, Sounds baseball games, Nashville Shores, Holiday World theme park, Idlewild theme park, the Bellevue Picnic, and the Tennessee State Fair. In 2012 the ensemble produced and released a music CD celebrating the centennial year of TSU. In the summer of 2014, a group traveled to Colombia, South America to perform at various universities in Cartagena. The Commercial Music Ensemble is directed by the Coordinator of Commercial Music and Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Mark Crawford.
2:00 p.m. – Dance School
3:00 p.m. – Bellevue Community Chorus
The chorus is composed of volunteer singers and was directed from 2007 through 2013 by Dr. James Jackson, retired Professor and Chairman of the Department of Music at Lipscomb University. The chorus is currently directed by Dr. Mark Crawford, Associate
Professor and Coordinator of Commercial Music in the Department of Music at Tennessee State University.
3:45 p.m. – Hannah Taylor
Hannah is a singer/songwriter from Columbia City, IN. She moved to Nashville TN to pursue a country music career. She started performing professionally as a singer/actress in musical theater and is currently working on her first EP due later this year.
Hannah was a winner in last year’s “Bellevue Star” competition.
4:45 p.m. – Steve Dickerson – No Good Deed
No Good Deed is a musically dynamic and visually entertaining rock and roll band formed by Steve Dickerson (guitar). No Good Deed is a hidden gem among all the rock cover bands in Nashville. Although mainly a cover band NGD does play some original music by a few of the band members. Steve is also the current State Senator for TN State Senate District 20.
6:00 p.m. – Jessica Miller
A redheaded firecracker with a lot of passion, drive and determination to succeed in using the gift God gave her to the fullest ability. She started singing country music at the age of 11 singing for anyone who would listen all around Chardon, Ohio (where she was raised) and the surrounding areas which included a 2 year development deal with Warner Bros. She has opened for Charlie Daniels, Joe Diffie, Andy Griggs and many others.
7:00 p.m. – Hillwood High School Drum line
Ben Zolkower currently serves as Band Director at Hillwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, a position he has held since 2014. Under his direction, his groups have received ratings of superior at events across middle Tennessee. The Hillwood marching band, which included this drum line, performed in Chicago’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and most recently traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio.
7:15 p.m. – Thank you’s & Recognition of Sponsors & Dignitaries
7:30 p.m. – EagleManiacs
The EAGLEMANIACS is comprised of a group of professional studio musicians who passionately perform the music of the Eagles & Don Henley with exceptional musical precision. The group has quickly become one of the most popular bands to regularly perform in the Nashville area. This group of exceptionally talented veteran studio musicians and singers can boast of discographies that total into the 100's of millions of copies sold by multiple artists. It was their love for the iconic and timeless music of the Eagles that brought this group of remarkable musicians together to form "The Eaglemaniacs".
The gold standard by which Eagle tributes are measured.