The Great Americana BBQ Festival is proud to provide festival goers with an incredible lineup of musical acts.  Throughout Both Friday night and Saturday these talented local and regional bands will grace the official music stage bringing the wide and varied sounds that can only be described as Americana.

From the moment this petite, redheaded, country-pop powerhouse steps on stage, you know she’s in a class of her own.  Born and raised in the snow belt of Chardon, Ohio, Jessica grew up on classic rock and fell in love with country music when she realized she could sing at the age of 11. Since then, she’s made her mark opening for such acts as The Charlie Daniels Band, Joe Diffie, Lee Roy Parnell, and Andy Griggs; moving on to a Warner Bros. Development deal at the young age of 16.

As a Nashville native now for the past 16 years, Jessica has played all the hot spots such as Tootsies, The Hard Rock, and Puckett’s.  With new recently written and recorded music and a new band, she’s ready to sing her heart and soul out for Nashville audiences.

Lauren Mckenzie is a 13 year old singer/guitar player living in the Nashville area.  She enjoys playing a variety of music including soul, blues, pop, classic rock and country.  She plays at different venues in the Franklin/Nashville area, as well as private events and weddings.  She is described as a young lady with an old soul.

Lauren started singing as soon as she could talk and has been playing the guitar since 7 years old.  At just 10 years old Lauren became lead singer and guitar player for South Of Nash, a young local band.  She later went on to become lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the band, 96 West.  Lauren has performed in various Nashville area venues including:  Kimbros Picking Parlor, Puckett's Boathouse, Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant Nashville, Scout's Pub, Jack and Jameson's Smokehouse, Franklin Dickens Of A Christmas Festival, Bunganut Pig Franklin, The Williamson County Fair, and most recently The Country Music Hall of Fame.


Patrick Carpenter is a guitar slinger and singer/songwriter from Jackson, Mississippi. Inspired by the legendary guitar players that came before him such as Richie Sambora, Eddie Van Halen and Brad Paisley, he began playing guitar at age 11. After years of playing in bands around Mississippi, he moved to Nashville in 2014 to pursue his dream of an entertainer. Quickly, he was picked up as the lead guitar player for several acts around town starting in 2016.

After playing festivals, writer nights and many shows on Broadway, Patrick decided to finally begin pursuing as a solo act in 2018. Blurring the lines of traditional Country, 80's arena rock and mainstream pop, Patrick is beginning to find his voice and his sound in the music industry. At times being a little bluesier than normal, or a little more country than it's cool, Patrick has developed a sound that is own, yet vintage but modern. His first official EP "Coming Back Stronger" is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google play, etc

Travelin’ Kind is the husband & wife duo of guitarist Mickey Sandora and singer/songwriter Trisha Leone. The couple first met in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado when Trisha filled in to play bass at a show Mickey was hosting. Two years later their paths would cross again and it was love at second sight.

As lifetime artists, each with successful individual music careers, their collaboration as a duo has been a labor of love since 2002. Playing an eclectic blend of rock, blues and country, they share their infectious love of a good song with a chemistry that comes from years and miles of lovin’ and livin’.

3 1/2 Men:
3 ½ Men is one of Nashville’s premier rock cover bands. Lots of Nashville bands sound good. What sets 3 ½ Men apart is their high energy shows, an amazing and eclectic song selection and of course having one of the best young drummers on the planet.

Since its inception 3 ½ Men have played a wide range of clubs and festivals in and outside of the Nashville area including Oktoberfest, Ashland City Summer Fest and The Ryman.

The Great Americana BBQ Festival is committed to delivering authentic American live music, please understand that there may be changes to the lineups as things evolve for bands and performers leading up to the Festival, and that all artist lineups are subject to change. We reserve the right to substitute artists to complete lineups or to perform where other artists have had to cancel or rearrange their performance times. As a Great Americana BBQ Festival fan we sincerely appreciate your understanding of this possibility.