Piedmont plans a relaxing evening for the campus and community
Piedmont College welcomes the community for a relaxing evening of music, baseball, and fun for all ages. On March 29, the campus-wide experience will begin with a concert by country-bluegrass phenomenon Nash Street and move to the baseball diamond to cheer for the nationally ranked Piedmont baseball team.
The Nash Street concert and cookout begins at 5 p.m. at the Arrendale Amphitheater. Hannah and Caroline Melby started Nash Street in 1996 because of the desire to compete in a bluegrass and old time string band contest. As toddlers, the sisters listened to their dad play harmonica and their mom took them to symphony concerts and ballets, which all had an influence on their music, dubbed “grassroots country.” The name “Nash Street” seemed fitting for the band since they grew up on that very street in their hometown of Starkville, Miss. See a video on their website at nashstreet.com.
At 7 p.m., the crowd will move to Loudermilk Field to watch Piedmont’s Baseball team play DePauw University. The Lions are off to a hot start in 2012, currently sitting at 19-6 overall and ranked #6 in the country by D3baseball.com.
The price is $10 general admission; Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Food at the Nash Street concert is included in the admission price. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from the concert to the baseball game. Go to www.piedmontlions.com for more information about the baseball team.
To purchase concert tickets online, go to www.piedmont.edu/nashstreet.