This evening of original hit songs, performed live by the men and women who wrote them, promises to be a time of great sounds, interesting stories of the song origins, and excellent musicianship. This event offers a time for locals and visitors to enjoy the community while supporting worthwhile fundraising efforts and shows.
Our headliner is the multi-talented Even Stevens, a major award-winning songwriter, who grew up in Lewistown, Ohio and graduated from Indian Lake High School. He has lived the songwriter's life in Nashville, where he moved after his military service. A long-time environmentalist, Even has always enjoyed the history of our area and spending time on Indian Lake whenever he is able to return to his roots. Nashville Hitmakers is an annual event at Indian Lake, Ohio since 2012.
The Indian Lake Watershed Project (ILWP) is a nationally recognized project that has made significant water quality improvements during its 30 years existence. It is managed by a local board of directors made up of watershed residents, Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors, businessmen and women and elected officials. In 1998, they requested and received 501(c)3 designation. Since then, an endowment for water quality improvement has been established.
The watershed project has been successful in decreasing nonpoint source problems on many areas of agricultural lands, but there are still problems needing the attention of lake users, businesses and stakeholders owning property adjacent to the lake and the streams feeding the lake. The best way to continue to further reduce sedimentation into Indian Lake is to reduce stream bank and shoreline erosion. This would also continue to reduce the need for dredging and would save taxpayers' dollars. Consequently, a healthy and viable tourism-based economy has emerged second only to agriculture in West Central Ohio and in the Indian Lake region specifically.
Join us, Saturday, July 23rd, for the 10th Annual Nashville Hitmakers event, featuring all Hall of Fame songwriters, accompanied by the A-List Studio Band for an evening of fun supporting the Indian Lake Watershed Project.
The Depot is open all year long from 10am-6pm, Tuesday thru Saturday in Downtown Lakeview and 10:30am-5:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 10:30am-3:30pm on Saturdays in Downtown Kenton, offering local vendor space for makers and hobbiests with items from gifts and antiques to clothing and souvenirs.