Lovenoise Celebrates Five Years of Poetry, Music and Artistry

Nashville’s premiere live music and poetry event to host a series of five anniversary events beginning Thursday August 21 through September 6; Mint Condition and DJ Jazzy Jeff in concert.

Nashville, TN, August 21, 2008 --( In celebration of five years of expression, Lovenoise, Nashville’s premiere live music and poetry event, will host a series of five anniversary events beginning Thursday August 21 with Mint Condition in concert and wrapping with the official John Merritt Classic Post Game After-Party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff on September 6.

Since 2003, Lovenoise has highlighted the brightest local, national and international R&B and soul artists by bringing together a live music audience of trendsetters and tastemakers. From B.B. Kings to the Bar Car in Cummings Station, and now The Place, Lovenoise prides its ability to draw countless crowds coming to hear the best in live music and poetry each Sunday night while maintaining a safe and artistic environment for artists and audiences.

“Lovenoise went from a small party of about 400 of our friends that enjoyed the same kinds of music as we did to a weekly event that produces large concerts and events in and outside of Nashville,” said Eric Holt, co-founder of Lovenoise and chief orchestrator of the Lovenoise brand. “We have since built a dedicated following and have become a breeding ground for up and coming soul musicians across the country,” he said.

Holt, along with Lovenoise co-founders LaSalle Chapman, Chip Hockett, Antoine Nunn and Bryce Page, has transformed Lovenoise into one of the largest and most respected platforms for live entertainment in the city and beyond. Featured national artists have included Tamia, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Prince Paul, Amel Larrieux, Saul Williams, Goapele, KRS-ONE, Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Anthony David and PJ Morton among others.

“We have worked with some of the best artists and poets in Nashville and have exposed our local music scene to national artists. Major record labels call us with new artists or new releases to play at Lovenoise for the exposure simply because we have managed to achieve a longstanding quality event,” he added.

Now with national acclaim, Lovenoise is adding to the musical experience by incorporating more social and lifestyle events that speak to the mind, body and soul. In the next five years, the founders of Lovenoise plans to host larger concerts, in Nashville and other cities, as well as more events such as sport outings and lectures. “We understand that we have built a brand that people trust over the past five years. With that trust, there is a responsibility to share knowledge that can help improve lives on all levels, not just a place to relax and listen to cool music,” said Holt.

For the founders of Lovenoise, the five year anniversary is more than a celebration – it’s a testament to their drive, passion and teamwork. “We have all sacrificed a lot. Not a lot of people can see the battles we fight to keep Lovenoise on the scene and the personal sacrifices of time, money and other opportunities,” said Holt. “The five of us made a promise to one another five years ago that if we are going to do this, we are going to do it together and if we stick together we will do it for a long time."

Schedule of events for the Lovenoise Five Year Anniversary Celebration include:

Thursday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. – Five Year Anniversary Concert featuring
Mint Condition
The Wildhorse Saloon, 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets available at

Sunday, August 24 - Lovenoise Customer Appreciation Party
The Place, 217 2nd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Admission: $5 before 11 p.m.

Thursday August 28 – VIP Lovenoise Founders Mixer (Invitation Only)

Sunday, August 31 - 5th Annual Labor Day Soiree
The Place, 217 2nd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Tickets available at

Saturday, September 6 - Official John Merritt Classic After-Party Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff Limelight Nashville, 201 Woodland, Nashville, TN, 37213

Tickets available at or

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