AUGUST 2: The Arcadian Wild & Downriver Collective

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AUGUST 2: The Arcadian Wild & Downriver Collective
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Join us outdoors at Greiser's on Friday, August 2, at 6:30 pm for two great Nashville bands and a cookout! We are delighted to host bluegrass rising stars, The Arcadian Wild, on a stopover during their  summer tour with DownRiver Collective.  

The Arcadian Wild got its start roughly a decade ago, when Horn and Mick met as choir students at Nashville’s Lipscomb University. Both had grown up on alt-rock and punk, but quickly bonded over a shared love for American roots music and the endless possibilities that lay beyond the boundaries of tradition and expectation. 

The band cut their teeth playing house shows, where they learned to treat their audience like family, and released their self-titled debut to widespread praise in 2015, racking up nearly 50 million streams on Spotify alone. Heavy touring followed with what Horn and Mick have described as a revolving door of supporting players, and the group returned in 2019 with a second full-length LP, Finch In The Pantry, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. 

In January 2020, Horn and Mick welcomed fiddler Bailey Warren into the band full-time, but when the pandemic forced the trio off the road shortly after, they shifted their focus to composing and recording a multi-movement song cycle that resulted in the 2021 EP Principum, which reached #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and helped earn the band performances everywhere from the Woody Guthrie Center to the Ryman Auditorium. 

DownRiver Collective takes its influences from across the roots music world. Blurring the lines between traditional folk and progressive acoustic music, the band draws on diverse backgrounds to create a sound that is both fresh and familiar.

Following the lead of Virginia native John Gray and Floridian fiddler Bailey Warren, the DownRiver Collective has evolved from a three-piece folk group to a full-bodied string band with the added help of fellow Belmont University alumni. Connected by a love for bluegrass, Gray and Warren were drawn naturally to vocalist Ali Vance, mandolinist Rico Wallenda, and guitarist Jonny Therrien, who were all members of the same college ensemble. In the harbor of the classroom, the DownRiver Collective began to take shape.

The tunes on their newest EP "Off the Shelf" reflect the band’s growth and signal a new sound from the young up-and-comers.

$20 ticket includes our cookout dinner if you wish.