Top Songwriters To Perform Benefits

Dave Gibson

Wake Up Nashville
Savannah Music Group’s Bob Saporiti is spearheading a benefit concert to be held tomorrow night (9/29) at 7 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Wake Up Nashville will feature performances by songwriters Dave Gibson, Bobby Wood, Mulch Brothers, Jan Petter, and many more. Proceeds benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy, which helps fight the disease that affects 1 in 2000 Americans. Also supporting the event are Jazz Pharmaceuticals and St. Thomas Health. Tickets are $75 at

Delbert McClinton At Franklin Theatre

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton is performing a benefit concert for his longtime road manager and friend Keith DeArmond who has a serious illness. He will take the stage along with special guests the McCrary Sisters on Tues., Nov. 8 at the Franklin Theatre. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 30 at

Barefoot In The Round
On Oct. 27 Barefoot In the Round will feature performances by singer-songwriters Casey Beathard, Luke Laird, and Phil O’Donnell. Tickets include a seated dinner and wine, with proceeds benefiting Barefoot Republic Camp, a summer camp for children of all economic and racial backgrounds. The event takes place at 6:00 pm in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Franklin. Tickets start at $50. Call (615) 599-9383 to reserve.

Shantell Ogden For Book ‘Em
Songwriter Shantell Ogden will release a new country and folk album, Stories Behind Songs, on Oct. 7. Among her new songs is “I Wasn’t Done Lovin’ You Yet,” co-written with Thom Schuyler. A CD release celebration will be held at that night at the Listening Room at 7:00 p.m. Fifty percent of CD sales from the event will be donated to Book ‘em, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to children’s literacy.


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