In a dazzling performance that glittered with musical perfection and showmanship, Earth, Wind & Fire performed with the Nashville Symphony at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on Saturday, June 23. In a show of gratitude to the iconic and GRAMMY Award-Winning band for its decision to team with Nashville’s own GRAMMY Award-Winning Nashville Symphony, Mayor Karl Dean created a proclamation to honor them both. Whites Creek Councilman Walter Hunt presented both Proclamations to the groups following the concert at the famed Fontanel Mansion.
I can say on behalf of the Mayor, “We are not known as Music City without reason,” stated Councilman Hunt. “In only its second year of operation, the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel has hosted some of the greatest names in the music world, but this pairing may have topped them all. For bringing the explosive energy of both Earth, Wind & Fire and the Nashville Symphony together for a performance at the Woods at Fontanel in Whites Creek, I hereby honor them both with this proclamation of appreciation from the city of Nashville.”
“What a tremendous honor,” stated Alan Valentine, President of the Nashville Symphony, who accepted both proclamations. “It has been a magical experience working with Earth, Wind & Fire, and one this group will never forget. This is our 2nd time to perform on the Fontanel property, and they just keep getting better! Thank you to the Mayor & the city of Nashville for the amazing support you provide our symphony. It is with great pride that we call Nashville home.”
The Nashville Symphony is dedicated to achieving the highest standard for excellence in musical performance and educational programs, while engaging the community, enriching audiences and shaping cultural life. Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and CEO Alan D. Valentine, the GRAMMY Award-winning group has a growing international reputation for its recordings and innovative programming. With 140 performances annually, the 85-member Nashville Symphony is an arts leader in Nashville and beyond, offering a broad range of classical, pops and jazz concerts: special events; children’s concerts and community outreach programs. http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/
The Woods at Fontanel is an outdoor music venue with a capacity for 4500 guests located on the 136 pristine acres of the Fontanel farm in the heart of Whites Creek, TN. Featuring state-of-the-art sound along with a cozy wooded setting, the natural amphitheater space of the Whites Creek valley is a must see venue in the greater Nashville area.
Caf Fontanella by Amico’s is also situated on the property, and many concert attendees enjoy a fine meal there prior to the show. Those who prefer a beer and burger, or pizza by the slice come early to the outdoor beer garden right beside the restaurant. The Caf’s Italian kitchen and wine bar approaches traditional Italian-American dishes with a unique and fun twist featuring fresh seafood, beef, poultry, hand-made pasta, pizza, salads and more.
The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville’s only country music mansion tour, giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. From its family friendly atmosphere, free activities like Frisbee golf and two miles of beautiful walking trails, Fontanel is truly the hidden gem of the South, and is located just minutes from downtown Nashville. For more information about concerts at the Woods Amphitheater, Mansion Tours, Caf Fontanella, or to book a private event visit Fontanel Mansion or call 615-724-1600.