North Creek Members of a local band are organizing what they hope to be an annual celebration of music in November called “Nashville in North Creek,” and tickets are now on sale.
Jennifer Gadway, of the band Decadence, announced at the Sept. 20 North Creek Business Alliance meeting that several bands will be headlining the Nov. 3-4 event, including her band and the Steven L. Smith Band, of Brant Lake.
“If we can grow this like the bluegrass festival has grown, I think it would be a great opportunity,” Gadway said at the meeting.
Nashville in North Creek shows will be held at the Copperfield Inn on Main Street; however, Gadway envisions having performances at multiple venues in the future.
Gadway said after the meeting that she made a lot of contacts during a recent trip to Nashville, where she and her musical partner, Katy Cole, had performed.
“I came up with the idea when my band Decadence went to Nashville in August to play some shows,” Gadway said. “I had already had my eye out for something to do as an event in November in North Creek, as that is a really slow time for the town and the Copperfield Inn.”
Gadway is a bartender at Trapper’s Tavern at the Copperfield. She had a brainstorming session with Copperfield investor Joel Beaudin to bring something to the area similar to Decadence’s successful CD release party in June.
“When we got to Nashville and made some new friends and great connections, I knew that was it,” Gadway said.
While bluegrass, rock music, classical and jazz get much of the attention in the North Creek region, there was void to fill when it came to country music.
“Country music has been almost ignored, and it is so odd given the fact that this area has so many country music fans,” Gadway said. “It just seemed to be a no brainer.”