Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert

Luke Bryan will host and perform during the second Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert.

The Nashville Alliance for Public Education, along with the Country Music Association and the Nashville Symphony will host a student concert Tuesday, Feb. 1 (6:30 PM/CT) to celebrate the return of the city’s world-class Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the development of our next generation of musicians and performers during the second Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert presented by SunTrust Bank.

Capitol Records Nashville artist and CMA Board member Luke Bryan will host the event and perform with Nashville School of the Arts guitar student Sam Hunter.

The All Stars Concert will feature a variety of musical styles from arts programs in Metro Nashville’s 139 elementary, middle, and high schools.

The Nashville Alliance has partnered with CMA’s Keep the Music Playing program since 2006 and has provided more than 4,000 musical instruments and music labs for nearly 70 Metro public schools. To date, the program has raised more than $4.7 million from the proceeds of the annual CMA Music Festival to purchase much-needed musical instruments and equipment. In 2010, CMA donated more than $1.4 million to the effort, which includes a $1 million endowment ($200,000 annual contribution) of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Words & Music” program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting.

The Keep the Music Playing All Stars concert is free to students’ families and schools through the support of SunTrust Bank.

“Putting instruments in the hands of children is one of the most important initiatives undertaken by CMA on behalf of our artists,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Supporting music education is an investment in the future. Metro students who participate in arts programs have a 95 percent graduation rate and access to scholarships. These music students care about how music is made and where it comes from. They are our most ardent ambassadors.”


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