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Cornelia Fort Pickin Party

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Presented by Friends of Shelby Parks at Cornelia Fort Airpark, Nashville TN

Jun 24 2017
Sep 23 2017
Cornelia Fort Pickin Party

This family-friendly series combines the tastes and talents of East Nashvillians to preserve and enhance one of our city’s most unique landmarks, the Cornelia Fort Airpark. One of East Nashville’s coolest events.

Friends of Shelby Park presented Season 3 of the Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Parties. The series of four shows which are representative of East Nashville’s thriving roots and Americana music scene, will combine the tastes and talents of East Nashvillians to preserve one of the city’s most unique landmarks. The family friendly series kicks off on June 24th with shows once a month through September of 2017 and will feature music from local bands, Yazoo craft beer and food vendors.  Musicians are invited to bring an instrument for an extra drink ticket, and are encouraged to gather and jam the night away. 

On Saturday evenings once a month this summer, the doors on Hangers 1 and 2 open, welcoming in live bands, independent pickers and music lovers for a one of a kind event for a great cause. Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Parties are an inexpensive way to enjoy the summer in East Nashville and support your local parks and community. 

At one time Cornelia Fort Air Park was the busiest private airport in the United States, into which many Nashville stars flew their private planes.  Since the Air Park’s closing in the wake of the 2010 flood, Metro Parks has taken over the property including the historic hangars.  Friends of Shelby Park is striving to preserve the historic Air Park and make it into a community space that can be enjoyed all. 


  • June 24th – Dustbowl Revival / Runner Of The Woods
  • July 22nd – Allen Thompson Band / Rorey Carroll
  • August 19th – 50 Shades of Hay / Justin Hiltner Band
  • September 23rd – Brazilbilly (with Jesse Lee Jones) / The Cowpokes




Admission to the Pickin’ Party is $12.00 in advance $15.00 at the door and includes a drink ticket for one adult beverage.

To volunteer or purchase tickets, visit:

    Official Website


Cornelia Fort Airpark

1903 Shadow Ln, Nashville, TN 37206

Full map and directions

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