Singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun headlined the Nashville festival AB Block Party. The new music festival took place over Labor Day weekend at Hillsboro Village. Fans attended the AB Block Party on September 4th.
According to the official website, “The all-ages AB Block Party is on Labor Day and features headliner Joy Oladokun, Daniel Nunnelee, Southern Avenue, Brooke Alexx, Denitia, The Chattahoochies, Sophia Scott, Jake & Shelby, Jack Schneider, Grace Bowers, Paul McDonald, Leon Majcen, Freddie O’Connell DJ set, Josh Black comedy, WKRN’s Blake Eason emceeing, and more. Enjoy music, food, & vendors 1-11pm in the Belcourt Theatre parking lot at 2102 Belcourt Ave. Tickets are FREE or $20 suggested donation (benefits Belcourt Theatre). TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.”
The festival was co-produced by AB Hillsboro Village co-owners Marcie Allen and Derek Van Mol.
“We’re excited to bring an inclusive array of performers to the festival as we celebrate the return of live music to Hillsboro Village,” says Allen. “Folk, rock, pop, R&B, soul, and country are just some of the genres represented. And It’s no accident that the artists are even more diverse than their genres. One thing they do have in common, though, is that many hail from Nashville, with most of the rest from other points in Tennessee and the South. Nashville has more than one sound, and we want people to hear their voices.”
Joy Oladokun is Proof of Life
Earlier this year, Joy Oladokun released her album Proof of Life. Regarding the record, she shared, “This album is evidence of how I live. I hope these are helpful anthems, I started making music because I wasn’t hearing from the ‘everyday human being’ on the radio. I hope this resonates with anybody who feels normal and needs a little musical boost to get through the day. I’m average. I do this job because I love what I do. I put so much care, craft, and intention into it. I’m making music to live to.”