Is 'Nashville's Winterfest a Real Event? We Have High Hopes for the Series' Latest Concert
I think it's safe to say that Nashville fans are all waiting with baited breath to see what happens when Rayna's Rolling Stone interview is finally released for the whole world, and specifically Luke, to read. Honestly, I'm not sure how much longer Luke and Rayna can last after that in-depth interview. But rather than delving into the future of Ruke and Deacon and coming up with hare-brained theories, it's best to let the show do its thing and surprise us. Instead, let's talk about another exciting event happening on Wednesday night's Nashville episode, "Two Sides To Every Story," the Winterfest. According to the official synopsis for the episode, Nashville's Winterfest gives Zoey, Gunnar, and Avery a chance to perform, while Scarlett gets Terry back into the spotlight, though the results are apparently less than ideal. But is Winterfest a real event?
During my extensive, in-depth research (aka Google) there does seem to be a Winterfest that is all about worship, as well as music, but it takes place in Knoxville, Tenn., not Nashville, and is held in March. If that is not the Winterfest mentioned in Nashville the series, then there are other possibilities including a Winter Jam concert that is again affiliated with a church and is performed in many different cities. The next time the concert stops by Nashville will be in February.
The city of Nashville also offers multiple smaller concerts and flea markets that call themselves "Winter Fest," but they are all created by smaller organizations, and nothing is really city-wide, at least nothing that includes a specific music festival.
It's possible that Avery, Gunnar, Zoey, and Terry would all jump at the chance to perform during a Christian-themed smaller festival, but it would be nice to see them take on a big crowd and arena. While Gunnar and Zoey might be going through relationship troubles at the moment, they still make up a great band and definitely deserve to have their music heard by as many people as possible.
As for Terry, I'd like to see the down-and-out musician finally get his due in a way that won't hurt himself or anyone else he loves. But more importantly, helping Terry find his voice and his talent again could be just the push Scarlett needs to realize that she can still have a great music career. She can make it in the industry without the same types of stress and coping mechanisms she had on her first try.
This time she's got so many people in her corner who want her to succeed and will really look out for her to make sure she doesn't go down the wrong path. Can Nashville create a music festival that gives us all of that? Let's hope Wednesday night's Winterfest is that beacon of musical goodness.
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