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Friday, July 29th • 6:30pm • Side Stage


Nashville-based John Carroll is characterized by his powerful vocals and catchy guitar riffs. With a background in philosophy and a love of stories, his lyrics wind their way into the heavier themes where you get lost with him and then wander out the better for it.

He won his genre category in the American Songwriter 30th Anniversary competition and was also a finalist at the 2015 Wildflower Festival and 2016 Songwriters Serenade competitions. His music video “Heart to Heart” has played in over 400,000 motel rooms across the US. His solo EP Paper Boats was released in late October 2015.


Official Website: johnplaysmusic.com