Press Release

Fontanel Mansion & Farm in cooperation with Word Entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of The Message Live, a weekly Gospel brunch featuring performances by some of the biggest names and brightest new artists in Contemporary Christian music, beginning Sunday, September 11, 2011. Set in the new state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar Studio Gallery at Fontanel  , the show will include a delicious meal followed by acoustic performances by such names as Point of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Bebo Norman, Sidewalk Prophets and others.


“I am so honored to be working with The Fontanel to launch this one-of-a-kind musical event,” said David Breen - VP of Touring and Live Events for Word Entertainment. “With just 200 seats and the artists in an acoustic setting, it will not only be a chance to hear great music and the stories behind hit songs but it also gives fans the opportunity to spend quality time with artists they love and hear some great new music.”




Each Sunday beginning at 1:00 pm,  a full brunch buffet style meal will be served in the Studio Gallery – which is also home to the exciting Music City Live! dinner show extravaganza.  Immediately following the meal the featured artist will perform a 60 min show – ending by 3:00 pm.   The artists will often greet attendees for photos and autographs following the performance. Tickets for The Message Live are $49.00 and will be available in the Stone House Gift Shop or online at




“There is nothing like this in Nashville,” said Marc Oswald co-owner of the Fontanel Mansion & Farm. “Between the Woods Amphitheater, Music City On Stage! and the Farm House Restaurant, we have music on the property almost every day. The part we were missing was having a place to come for a great lunch and wonderful music after worshipping every Sunday. This fills a big void in the area.”






The schedule to date (subject to change):


Sept 11    Andrew Peterson


Sept 18   Laura Story


Sept 25   Point of Grace


Oct 2      Bebo Norman


Oct 9      Kim Hill


Oct 16    Cindy Morgan


Oct 23    Point of Grace


Oct 30    Sidewalk Prophets


Nov 6     FFH


Nov 13   Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn


Nov 20   Natalie Grant


Nov 27   Point of Grace


Dec 4     Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzalez (of Salvador)


Dec 11   TBD


Dec 18   TBD