The Castle Barn

Scene from inside The Castle Barn during the inaugural concert event in June.

PRESSMEN’S HOME — The Castle Barn at Pressmen’s Home is setting the stage to be a music experience worth traveling for.

If you were able to make it to the first event at The Castle Barn on June 1, you couldn’t help but feel like it was the start of something special.

“I don’t think we could have had a better opening,” musician and founder Andrea Davidson mused. “The community support we were shown was overwhelming. We had amazing local sponsors — more than 100 friendly, warm, and ready to help people in the crowd — and both Denny Hawk and Bre Kennedy played beautifully. It was a night I’ll always remember.”

Davidson left Nashville to move into the valley a year ago with partner, Peter McKeown, with hopes that their experiences in the music industry can help create a better future for today’s great artists.

McKeown says that the way the current business model is set up, only an extremely small number of artists have a chance at making even a modest living with their work.

“There are a lot of venues out there that treat musicians as an afterthought,” he said. “We thought we would start something that focuses on taking care of the artists first and the rest would follow.”

They seem to be on to something.

Their second show at the Castle Barn on July 6 will feature two of Nashville’s brightest up and comers, Leah Blevins and Jimmy Davis.

The grounds will be open for food, drinks, King of The Cornhole Tournament, fishing, and to set up camping from 4-6:30 p.m.

The doors for Ben Helton Hall (what the large music room has been named) will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance on their Facebook page and $20 at the door on the day of the show.

Those interested in camping, signing up for the Cornhole Tournament, or those who have questions may email bookingthecastlebarn@gmail.com.