Bobbie’s Summer Series
Michael Fabrizio, son of Dr. Michael Fabrizio and BTG trustee Kathleen Fabrizio, is a Nashville-based recording artist, actor, singer/songwriter originally from Richmond, MA. He has spent the last 15 years writing and recording in Nashville and has toured the country performing his unique blend of eclectic original music. As a solo performer, Michael penned five albums working with Grammy award-winning producer Nick Sparks and Nashville legend Kent Wells, who has produced artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba McIntyre, The Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers. Michael spent much of his early career playing Nashville songwriters nights, during which he networked with other writers and eventually became a recognized name on the circuit. Since moving to Nashville in 2006, Michael has written with many highly regarded songwriters, including Greg Crowe, who wrote for Montgomery Gentry, Will Hoge and Lonestar, as well as Grammy winner Tommy Sims, who wrote for Eric Clapton and Garth Brooks.
In 2016 Michael formed Fabrizio and the Fever, a band of friends and musical powerhouses, and began to tour and perform as a band for the first time in his career. Michael’s music is a balanced mixture of his Americana/roots/rock upbringing; he has dubbed his music and band as “genre gypsies.” The band has since opened for supergroup Trigger Hippie as well as Boston, Robert Randolph, Sleeper Agent, Raelyn Nelson, Lewis Brice, John Carter Cash and numerous other notable names. The group has released two albums and a third album is due in 2022.
Fabrizio and the Fever continued to gain notoriety after being chosen by the prestigious Lightning 100.1 radio station in Nashville as “Artist of the Week” with Fabrizio’s song, “Lately I’ve Been Waiting.” In 2016 his song “California” was the winner in a song contest on Nashville’s Hippie Radio 94.5. Five other songs from the band’s debut album “Nunchuck Fury” were featured in trending podcasts based in the Los Angeles area. Fabrizio has written songs and jingles for NBC/CBS programming and appeared as an actor on the ABC/CMT show Nashville several times as a member of the character “Gunner’s” band. In 2015 Fabrizio and co-writer Patrick Raines were awarded “Best Song” in the Nashville 48 hour film festival with their tune “Party With Us.” In 2008, Fabrizio’s song “Kisses,” which he wrote with close friend Bryan Edwards, won first place for best love song from the Paramount song contest. Edwards has also written the Jason Aldean song “If She Could See Me Now.”
Fabrizio is the longtime founder and owner of Red Roots Music LLC (www.redrootsmusic.org), an organization that hosts high-level musical showcases featuring top-tier up-and-coming musical talent. The company has been an advocate for musicians and the arts since it was started in 2007 and regularly gives back to the local Nashville music scene. Since 2018, the company’s main event, “The Nashville Masquerade,” has sponsored hundreds of shows from Wisconsin to Florida and a standing monthly show at Nashville’s famous Exit/In.
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Patrons should bring low back chairs and/or blankets to enjoy this performance under the tent.
BTG has outlined procedures and protocols in a manner that is consistent with state and local mandated health and safety guidelines. Temperature scans and contactless ticket scanning will be done for patrons at their point of entry. Free-standing hand sanitizer stations will be placed at various locations throughout the space. Patrons will be required to wear masks. One way traffic patterns will be enforced. Patrons will be seated according to party size, six feet apart. Additional safeguards will also be in place.