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April 13, 2024

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Harpeth Conservancy Launches New Event

Casual outdoor afternoon of songs along the state-sanctioned scenic Harpeth River raises funds for all Tennessee rivers.

Songwriters for Streams, a new event from the Harpeth Conservancy, invites carloads of music and river lovers to Harpeth Westover Farm for an afternoon with songwriters Tom Douglas and Jeffrey Steele on Sunday, April 23

Douglas, who lives along the Harpeth River, proposed Songwriters for Streams to raise funds supporting the Harpeth Conservancy’s vision of clean water and healthy ecosystems for the rivers of Tennessee. Fellow songwriter Jeffrey Steele (pictured above) will team with Douglas for the family friendly event.

Songwriters for Streams will be along the scenic Harpeth River on the property of hosts Ann and Matt Dobson.

The family friendly event will include a kids’ play area from 3:30-5:00 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt, a caricature artist, an educational macroinvertebrates (creek critters) station and other activities. Organizers request respectful quiet time during the concert, so parents may want to bring appropriate diversions for children.

Carloads (up to 6 people) are $250, and easy button packages are $2,000. An easy button package includes a table, chairs, premium location, flowers, charcuterie and cheese boxes, and a cooler with beverages for 6 people. Carloads tickets are available at

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m., and the concert will be from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Gates will close at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own bring chairs, blankets and picnic food and beverages as desired. Culligan Water of Nashville will supply water coolers to refill water bottles. Because the event is outdoors, bug spray, sunscreen and appropriate apparel are encouraged.

For questions, to volunteer or to learn other ways to get involved with Harpeth Conservancy, visit or call 615-790-9767.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.