PHOTO: July’s Music at the Mansion saw hundreds of Spring Hill residents flock to the Rippavilla Plantation. / Courtesy photo
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Music at the Mansion, a music event held at the Rippavilla Plantation, is set and ready for its third and final showing this Friday at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend, with guests encouraged to bring picnic blankets, chairs, or anything else needed to get comfortable.
Held on Friday from 6-9 p.m., the event will see live performances from Thanks a Chameleon, Pontiac Alley, Patrick Mead and Jordan, Rich Fyrh, and the Tim Turner Band. A food truck will also be present during the event.
The performance schedule, which was released on Sunday, is as follows:
6-6:20 p.m. – Thanks a Chameleon
6:30-7 p.m. – Pontiac Alley
7:05-7:30 p.m. – Patrick Mead and Jordan
7:35-8:10 p.m. – Rich Fyrh
8:20-9 p.m. – Tim Turner Band
“Music at the Mansion is local musicians coming together with an audience to do something a little different on a Friday night,” said Matt Meyer, the organizer behind the event. “There’s not a lot to do at night music-wise in Spring Hill — there’s a few things here and there, but especially Friday night there’s not a lot. We thought we’d try something different; after hours, done with work, go over to Rippavilla, get dinner, sit and watch some music… that kind of thing.”
In addition to Music at the Mansion, Meyer also spearheaded Spring Hill’s Pickin’ in the Park music event, as well as other such as last year’s Blues & Jazz Festival, which saw over 300 attendees.
Meyer said while Music at the Mansion and Pickin’ in the Park may share some similarities, the venue of Rippavilla is what most sets them apart.
“The music is a little longer, the people that are booked to play Music at the Mansion get a little longer to play, that’s one thing different,” Meyers said. “The style of music is not really wildly different, and then the venue obviously is the main thing — being able to use that historic yard off the mansion, it’s just a really cool place to sit and enjoy the sunset.”
This will be the final Music at the Mansion event before it concludes for the year. For more information, Meyer can be contacted at (731)616-0664.