Guy Clark, Roger McGuinn, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Lamont Dozier, Dwight Yoakam, Evanescence's Amy Lee, Robert Cray, Melissa Manchester, Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner, The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere and other songwriters and performers are set to appear over the next five days at Nashville's Grand Lodge of Tennessee's auditorium. American Public Television is using the auditorium to tape episodes for the Legends & Lyrics music series.
Two shows will be taped each day between February 20th and 24th, at 3 PM and 8 PM. The public may attend at no charge, by going to www.legendsandlyrics.com and printing a pass.
Several years ago, the Grand Lodge of Tennessee made a major commitment to restoring and maintaining its beautiful Nashville headquarters, by passing a $10 per member per capita increase, for a period of the next 20 years. There aren't many jurisdictions that would make such a bold investment in their architectural heritage, but the brethren of Tennessee stepped up to the plate, and it is paying off with high visibility events like Legends & Lyrics. It's high time that our Masonic buildings stopped being invisible within the communities we seek to serve.