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By ALEXANDER WILLIS

Music at the Mansion, a brand new music event held at the Rippavilla Plantation, is set and ready to launch on Friday, June 14. The event is free to attend, with guests encouraged to bring picnic blankets, chairs, or anything needed to get comfortable.

Held on Friday, June 14 from 6 – 9 p.m., the event will see live performances from Daphne & the Mystery Machines, The Reverent Cavaliers, Madison Nolan, and John Wilson. A food truck will also be present during the event.

“Music at the Mansion is local musicians coming together with an audience to do something a little different on a Friday night,” said Matt Meyer, the organizer behind the event. “There’s not a lot to do at night music-wise in Spring Hill – there’s a few things here and there, but especially Friday night there’s not a lot. We thought we’d try something different; after hours, done with work, go over to Rippavilla, get dinner, sit and watch some music… that kind of thing.”

In addition to Music at the Mansion, Meyer also spearheaded Spring Hill’s Pickin’ in the Park music event, as well as other such as last year’s Blues & Jazz Festival, which saw over 300 attendees.

Meyers said while Music at the Mansion and Pickin’ in the Park may share some similarities, the venue of Rippavilla is what most sets them apart.

“The music is a little longer, the people that are booked to play Music at the Mansion get a little longer to play, that’s one thing different,” Meyers said. “The style of music is not really wildly different, and then the venue obviously is the main thing – being able to use that historic yard off the mansion, it’s just a really cool place to sit and enjoy the sunset.”

Music at the Mansion will debut at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and will have two other showings in July and August before it concludes for the year. For more information, Meyer can be contacted at 731-616-0664.

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