Fontanel To Host Songwriters Flood Benefit

On Saturday, July 17 between 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members will gather at Fontanel Mansion for “Songwriters Sing For Nashville,” a benefit for flood relief. The benefit show will also serve as the inaugural event for the new Woods at Fontanel amphitheater.

Currently confirmed performers include Matraca Berg, Kye Fleming, Dallas Frazier, Dickey Lee, Dennis Morgan, Roger Murrah, Hugh Prestwood, Mark D. Sanders, Don Wayne, Jim Weatherly and Mike Reid, and there will likely be a few surprise celebrities hitting the stage as well.

In addition to those Hall of Famers, hit songwriters Chuck Cannon, Rafe Van Hoy, Lari White, Billy Burnette, Danny Myrick, James Slater, Marc Beeson, James House and more will  playing their songs that same day on the “Gibson Tunesmith Stage” at the Farmhouse Restaurant on between 12:00 PM-4:00 PM before the main concert at The Woods. Admission to the Gibson Tunesmith Stage is free.

The Woods at Fontanel has a capacity of 2500, and a quick sell out is anticipated. Tickets are $19.99 per person and children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased here. All ticket proceeds and all receipts from the day’s tours at the Fontanel Mansion will be donated to First Tennessee Bank for flood relief.

(l-r): Marc Oswald, co-owner of Fontanel Mansion and Farm; Karen Graves of First Tennessee Bank; Councilman Walter Hunt; Ken Hoskins CPA; John Stancil of Anchor Trailways & Tours; Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors; Alex Marks of Tower Investments; Jared Stancil of Anchor Trailways & Tours; Tom Morales of TomKats, Inc.; and Roger Murrah of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.


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