Cameron Sutphin headlines June 15 Sparta Green Market
by Kim Swindell Wood | June 7, 2018 7:18 am
Cameron Sutphin is the featured performer at the Sparta Green Market, 4-7 p.m., June 15, at Metcalf Pavilion, on Liberty Square. Sutphin performs “classic country and folk music wherever he stops” across the country as a solo performer.
Sutphin says, “I released a Nashville recorded album, Heartbreak Town, (that takes) my songwriting to a whole new level, as each one of the ten songs on the album all have a tangible personal touch.”
Sutphin’s music has been described as transcending the genre of folk Americana and echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young. His music combines simple melodies with a lyrical intensity while establishing a unique sound.
Margaret Petre, event organizer, says, “Cameron performed last year and was well received by patrons. We look forward to again hear his music on June 15th. Patrons are encouraged to bring the family to listen to Cameron’s Americana music, dine at Liberty Square restaurants, and shop with local farmers, bakers, and meat producers at the Green Market.”
Carla Diller and friends will have fresh baked Mennonite pies, breads, and other goodies.
The Pie Lady, one of the market’s most popular vendors, has new flavors for the 2018 season and sells out quickly. Get there early for one of the Pie Lady’s fried pies.
Local vendors have for sale a wide selection of local honey, seasonal plants, animal fibers, cut flowers, vegetables, meat, fruits, and decorative gourds.
For the kids, stop in for popcorn and balloon animals by “Magic Dad” Carroll Vinson, and Dixie Rackman will be onsite for face painting. Tennessee Soap Company will be there with homemade soaps, balms and other items.
Then, enjoy a free bluegrass concert, at 7 p.m., at Sparta Amphitheater, on Liberty Square. Sparta Green Market encourages everyone to support downtown Sparta businesses, enjoy the free entertainment, educational booths, locally grown meat, veggies, fruit, honey, flowers, eggs, and much more.
Sparta Green Market is a “Green” outing, so please bring reusable bags for produce and other goods. No smoking allowed and please do not bring pets to the event. Market’s season runs every third Friday, May-October, rain or shine.