Southern Living announces the first-ever Biscuits & Jam Concert
Series, presented by AT&T U-verse®, to be held at the 2013 Southern
Living Idea House at Fontanel in Nashville. Emerging country artists will
perform on Sunday evenings from July 7 to August 25. Tickets are
on sale now for $15 at fontanelmansion.com.
Set against a
scenic backdrop of classic Southern architecture and gardens, guests will enjoy
acoustic performances and a picnic-themed menu featuring Southern Living
Test Kitchen recipes, including a complimentary signature biscuit. Each concert will
feature 60-75 minutes of live country music starting at 5:30 p.m. in the
courtyard of the Idea House. Following are the artists scheduled to play the
Video footage from
each show will be available on the new Country DeepTM App on U-verse
TV 1, online at Uverse.com/countrydeep and on mobile devices via the
U-verse App for smartphones & tablets.2 From September through
December, videos from the series will also be available at
The idea for a
concert series grew from the Southern Living “Biscuits & Jam”
editorial video franchise. In the past, popular country artists have visited
Southern Living headquarters in Birmingham, AL to perform a few songs for
the staff and enjoy biscuits from the Test Kitchen. SouthernLiving.com shared
video from these acoustic performances and the franchise expanded to iconic
Southern venues. Standout performances include Zac Brown Band at the
2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, GA and Kacey Musgraves
at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
“We’re thrilled to
bring this franchise to life,” said Lindsay Bierman, Editor-in-Chief of
Southern Living. “What better way to celebrate these new artists than in
Music City at Fontanel, a place so steeped in Southern music
Living Idea House, designed to inspire consumers, is open for tours from
Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This year, the home was built on
Barbara Mandrell’s former estate, and will later reopen as a boutique hotel.
Tickets to view the house are $12 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, visit southernliving.com/ideahouse. This concert
series is the third musical attraction on the Fontanel grounds, in addition to
the recording studio and outdoor amphitheater. The courtyard at the house can
hold 450 attendees at each show.