On Sunday, May 16, the Listening Room Cafe at Cummins Station will take over the across-the-street parking lot and host the First Annual Writer’s Block featuring performances from some of Nashville’s hit songwriters and artists including Jeffrey Steele, Rivers Rutherford, Kirsti Manna, Bridgette Tatum, Andy Griggs, Danny Myrick and many others. A percentage of the proceeds raised will benefit Hands On Nashville to help underwrite their flood volunteer management efforts. The show will run from noon to 10:00 PM and tickets are $35 in advance and $40 dollars the day of the show. The event is sponsored by BMI, CAO Cigars, GAC, Jive! Printing, Rock Solid Security, Root 49 Music, MusicStartsHere.org, Tim Miller Design, Vitamin Water and Yazoo Brew. The Listening Room Café wil also serve as a drop-off point for a clothing drive for flood victims. Donations are welcome at any time.
Hosting the First Annual Writer’s Block will be GAC’s Storme Warren and entertainer Two-Foot Fred. Additional artists/songwriters include Dylan Altman, Greg Barnhill, Chris Blair, Deanna Bryant, Lisa Carver, Megan Conner, Steve Dean, George Ducas, Lorna Flowers, Julie Forester, Mark Stephen Jones, Lindsay Lawler, Whitney Layne, Brice Long, Lance Miller, Alissa Moreno, Eric Pasley, Stephen Salyers, Chas Sandford, Sarah Silva, Arlos Smith, Tiffany, Trent Tomlinson, Bruce Wallace, Brian White, D. Vincent Williams, Karyn Williams, Rachel Williams and Mike Willis – with more artists confirming daily.
“We are so fortunate to have generous community partners like The Listening Room who support volunteerism through special events like this,” says Brian N. Williams, Hands On Nashville’s Executive Director. “We are honored by their dedication to our cause as a Cummins Station neighbor and friend.”