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Markey Blue Brings High Energy Soul and Blues to the CedarStone Bank Stage

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Get ready to move when Markey Blue cranks it up on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market on Friday night. Bandleaders Markey and Ric Latina are seasoned veterans as musicians and songwriters. 

“Feeling the energy and the spontaneity of our band in concert, and exercising the freedom we have to be creative on the spot, really electrifies us and the audience,” Markey says. "For us,” she continues, “Markey Blue is about putting the music we have in our hearts into the world. It’s also a constant way for Ric and myself to evolve as performers, writers and producers. The more our band play together, the more creative things become.”

Here's a little taste:

The line-up for the rest of this year's Farmers Market entertainment is:

9/12 Markey Blue
9/19 Chris Patterson
9/26 Cumberland Blue
10/3 Cara Being Blue
10/10 Hiptet
10/17 Mackin Rivers
10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill

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New CedarStone Bank Donelson Branch Under Construction

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Ground has broken on the new Donelson Branch, and Willie McDonald is ready! Contractor Donnie Steed gave Willie his very own hardhat so he will fit right in on the construction site.

The new Donelson Branch will not only be great-looking but will offer customers many advantages. We've set up this special page on our website with the details of the Donelson Branch and we'll update it as progress continues. We're very proud to invest in the Donelson community with the new branch. 

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Erica Bryan takes the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers market.

A native of Roswell, Georgia, Erica Bryan is a Nashville-based singer and actress. She'll be appearing on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market on September 5.

The line-up for the rest of the Donelson Farmers Market season:

9/5 Erica Bryan
9/12 Markey Blue
9/19 Chris Patterson
9/26 Cumberland Blue
10/3 Cara Being Blue
10/10 Hiptet
10/17 Mackin Rivers
10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill

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Fore! CedarStone Bank tees it up for local chambers.

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Supporting local business through active involvement with chambers of commerce is something we believe in at CedarStone. And it can be fun, too.
 
CedarStone is a hole sponsor for two upcoming golf tournaments: the Donelson-Hermitage tournament on September 17 and the Mt. Juliet tournament on September 19. For more information:
 

 

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Mike Cullison's Country Roots Showing at Hip Donelson Farmers Market

Appearing on the CedarStone Bank Stage at this week's Hip Donelson Farmers Market is Mike Cullison. An Oklahoma native who’s honed his songwriting skills with such royalty as Don Goodman (“Ol’ Red”; “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands”), Johnny Neel (the Allman Brothers) and Mike Stergis (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Cullison describes his style as “roadhouse blues and country roots-rock.” But his influences are as vast as the early rock ‘n’ roll his mom adored and the classic country his dad preferred; he draws deeply from that well, along with other Americana styles.

The entertainment line-up for the last two months of the Farmers Market includes:

8/29 Mike Cullison the Roadhouse Ramblers
9/5 Erica Bryan
9/12 Markey Blue
9/19 Chris Patterson
9/26 Cumberland Blue
10/3 Cara Being Blue
10/10 Hiptet
10/17 Mackin Rivers
10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill 

 

 

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Kat' Lee Jones On the Cedarstone Bank Stage August 8

Kat’ Lee Jones is a singer-songwriter from Belgium, now making her living in Nashville, and she'll be appearing on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market on Friday, August 8. Accompanied by her guitar , she brings her songs with a lot of compassion, emotion and strength.

Kat' Lee's music can best be described as a mixture of country and Americana, with a strong influence of traditional country. She discovered her knack for country a few years ago and immediately set off to write her own collection of songs that suit her and her voice best. Whether she plays an acoustic set in front of just a handful of listeners or a major stage in front of thousands, she always delivers a strong performance. You can find out more about Kat' and hear more of her music on her Facebook page.

CedarStone Bank proudly supports the Hip Donelson Farmers Market. We hope to see you there!

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Local Favorite Scissormen at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market Tonight

Taking the CedarStone Bank stage tonight at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market is the guitar-blues band Scissormen. Frontman Ted Drozdowski has been on the American roots music scene for 30 years. He began writing about the music in the early 1980s, while living in Boston and received the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism in 1998, among other honors. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Premiere Guitar, Musician and dozens of other publications. He has also consulted on film projects including 2000’s “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues” PBS-TV series. Come on out for an evening of "grit, guts, grooves and guitars" at the market.

CedarStone Bank proudly supports the Hip Donelson Farmers Market. 

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A Tasteful Event for Donelson-Hermitage Emerging Leaders

On July 24, the CedarStone Bank Donelson office hosted the Donelson/Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders "Blind Wine Tasting" event. The networking event featured live music and a fun wine contest.

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William E. “Willie” McDonald Honored by the Tennessee Bankers Association

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CedarStone Bank's own Willie McDonald has been selected by the Tennessee Bankers Association for their Leadership in Banking Excellence award. Not only is it a tremendous honor, it is a permanent one; all of the honorees are displayed in the TBA headquarters building. This July, Willie began his 65th year in banking, a true milestone. He currently works on business development out of CedarStone Bank’s Donelson Office.

The Tennessee Bankers Association's Leaders in Banking Excellence is a celebration of exceptional bankers throughout Tennessee’s history. It is an opportunity to honor those leaders who have helped shape the Tennessee banking industry and who have excelled in banking, community service, and civic involvement. Willie has, of course, excelled in all three of those areas over his long career in banking. In fact, he was nominated for the award not only by CedarStone but also by SunTrust.

Willie McDonald’s contributions to the community are almost too numerous to recount. Among his current commitments are: serving on the board of directors of McKendrees Village Foundation, McLeroy Foundation, the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Two Rivers Mansion, American Cancer Society, and the Music City Center. He is also involved with the Nashville Hotel/Motel Association, Donelson Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts of America, Easter Seal Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Project PENCIL at McGavock High School. Recognition for Willie’s community service include the Donelson-Hermitage Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year; the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Business Man of the Year (twice) and their Lifetime Achievement Award. In January 2010, Willie was named honorary “Mayor of Donelson” by the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Willie will be formally recognized by the Leaders in Banking Excellence program at a special luncheon and ceremony on August 21. Please join us in congratulating him. For more information and a list of past Leaders in Banking Excellence honorees.

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Paris Delane Performs on CedarStone Bank Stage Tonight

The Hip Donelson Farmers Market is a local treasure and a local happening! You don't want to miss it tonight as the super-talented Paris Delane takes the stage. Here's a taste:

Shop for local produce and artisan-made food and goods from 4:00 to 7:00; the market is located at 2730 Lebanon Pike. 

For more information and directions. For a bio on Paris Delane.

CedarStone Bank is a proud sponsor of the Hip Donelson Farmers Market.  

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