String City

Join us for String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry with special guests from Old Crow Medicine Show benefitting Nashville Public Library.

Taking place at the beautiful downtown main library, the event kicks off with a delicious brunch (classic cocktails included!) and live music from country artist Brittany Kennell before moving into the library’s auditorium for the String City performance and a special set by members of Old Crow Medicine Show. For those unable to make it to the event, you can enjoy the livestream performance from the comfort of your own home.

String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of the history of country music, with a Nashville emphasis. Starting with the early days of string-band and gospel music and continuing with the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, the audience meets the great icons of country music as the show travels through time, from classic recordings to present-day hits.


String City
 creates a fascinating and entertaining “circle” through the history of country music. Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow/animation puppetry, and more portray country music’s legacy through songs and puppet appearances from Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, and the newly added Old Crow Medicine Show.

String City is co-presented by Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions and is a collaboration/co-production between/by Nashville Public Library and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

About Our Performers

Old Crow Medicine Show

Founded by longtime Library supporter Ketch Secor, Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show has been performing folk music, including their smash hit “Wagon Wheel,” since 1998. Their tenth album will be released in spring of 2022.

Brittany Kennell
A native of Quebec province, Brittany Kennell packed her bags in over a decade ago to pursue her dream of music at Berklee College of Music and then as a songwriter right here in Nashville. She became the first and only Canadian to compete on NBC’s The Voice, where she made it to the Knockout Round. With an impressive list of writing credits, Brittany released her debut album I Ain’t A Saint in September 2021.