February 2017 Around Town 1


It may be the dead of winter but the schedule for Brentwood’s 2017 Summer Concert Series has been set. This year’s series includes seven shows at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park.

The series begins on June 4 with a performance by The Answer Band and runs for seven consecutive weeks, concluding on July 16 with Rubix Groove.

All concerts are on Sunday at 7 p.m. with the exception of the Independence Day show and fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4.

Here’s the complete schedule.

2017 Brentwood Summer Concert Series

Crockett Park

Eddy Arnold Amphitheater

1500 Volunteer Parkway

June 4 The Answer Band

June 11 The Nashville Symphony

June 18 The South Street Players

June 25 The WannaBeatles

July 4 The Kadillacs and Fireworks

July 9 The Celebrity All-Star Band

July 16 Rubix Groove


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and myNEXUS®, Inc. CEO McArthur VanOsdale recently announced that the health care information technology company will expand in Greater Middle Tennessee and create 260 new jobs.

“Tennessee’s strength in health care is a magnet for new startups like myNEXUS. But more importantly, our state has the workforce and business climate to allow these companies to grow and excel,” Haslam said. “We appreciate myNEXUS for choosing to expand in Williamson County. The creation of 260 new jobs by myNEXUS brings us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

The health care industry supports more than 250,000 jobs in Middle Tennessee with an economic impact of nearly $39 billion.

MyNEXUS, the leader in post-acute technology and home-based services, partners with insurer clients to reduce the risks and costs associated with home-based health care services, ensuring members get the right care at the right time. Founded in 2014, myNEXUS uses a proven clinical model to help members heal at home and avoid common, costly readmissions to health care facilities.

“Providing individuals with more opportunities for home-based care is a rapidly growing segment of the health care system and is key in building healthier communities,” VanOsdale said. “Being a native Nashvillian, I am passionate about being a part of Nashville’s continued economic development, and myNEXUS is excited about being a contributor toward bringing career opportunities to the Greater Middle Tennessee area.”

MyNEXUS’ expansion is driven by new contracts and expanding business with current clients. The company will invest $1 million to expand its footprint in Greater Middle Tennessee.

As part of the expansion, myNEXUS will hire additional staff for the company’s corporate office, including IT support, clinical operations and quality control. The majority of hires will be administrative support staff that will manage service delivery to members across the country.


Nine members of the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department recently participated in an on-field presentation to accept a $144,270 check from the Tennessee Titans to Dolly Parton’s “My People Fund.” The substantial donation will help those families impacted by the fires last fall in Gatlinburg.

All nine of the firefighters on the field were part of the deployment to Gatlinburg or East Tennessee.

Zachary Scheitel spent nearly a week in Gatlinburg and said, “We have inherently dangerous jobs but this deployment changed the dynamic. We were no longer dealing with a dangerous call in Brentwood; we were existing in an environment that was actively on fire. We had traded our normal medical calls, clean fire engines, and city streets for a burning forest fire where everything was very unforgiving. No hot coffee or friendly Brentwood faces, just a whole burning mountain that required your attention at every moment to keep your crew and yourself safe. It was hard, hot, dirty, and dangerous, but a good experience. We were able to help our fellow Tennesseans and make a real difference.”