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.
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).