Byrd's Eye View - The Thirth
LET THERE BE THIRTH!
There are a handful of absolutely cannot miss annual events that take place in Music City and East Nashville’s Thirth block party lands high atop that list.
Each year, on July 3, when temperatures soar into heat stroke inducing levels and it’s absolutely imperative to get out of the sweaty bar scene and into the streets, N. 12th Street between Calvin and Ordway is shut down for the event that welcomes hundreds of friends and neighbors for an evening of music and revelry. Local do-gooder Chris Thompson, who resides on that street, started the event and remains on as the master of ceremonies.
And because the party, now in it’s fifth year, has become so successful, the 2010 celebration saw a few positive changes with the elimination of the potluck in favor of catering from local vendors and the addition of an elevated stage, which was graced with performances from Heypenny, Thee Phantom 5ive, Melissa Mathes, The Minor Kings and Elmo Buzz and the Eastside Bulldogs.
All proceeds went to benefit flood relief.