John Rich At Marathon Post-Show; Local Cumulus Radiothon

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will celebrate its 11th annual running in Music City. John Rich will headline the post-race concert at the Bridgestone Arena that night at 7:00 p.m., joined by special guest Cowboy Troy, and opening acts Heidi Newfield and Jerrod Niemann.

The concert is open to the public and tickets are now on sale for $35 at the Bridgestone Arena box office, and Ticketmaster.

The Country Music Marathon is a weekend celebration complete with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo, YMCA Country Music Kids’ Marathon and post-race concert. Adam Zocks is the event’s General Manager.

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Tomorrow, Tues. March 16, is the Cumulus Nashville Radiothon to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. All five of the radio cluster’s stations (SuperTalk 99.7-WTN; 92Q Nashville’s Big Station-WQQK; 95.5 The Wolf-WSM; 97.1 RQQ Nashville’s Rock Station-WRQQ; and i106-All the Hits-WNFN) will go commercial-free from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. to raise money for the mission.

The stations want listeners to know that $2.26 is the cost of a meal for a homeless man, woman or child. Throughout the day, jocks will make their own “listener requests,” relying upon the generosity of their audiences to make donations by calling 877-294-GIVE or 877-294-4483 or in person at Camper’s Corner RV Superstore (730 Gallatin Pike North in Madison).

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