Benefit News: Dawn Gates’ Woman of the Year Campaign

Tanner Page (L) and Dawn Gates (R)

• Through April 29—Capitol Records Nashville Sr. Director of New Media Dawn Gates is helping raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through her Nashville Woman of the Year campaign. Gates is working to raise $50,000 by the end of May in honor of young cancer patient Tanner Page. Her eBay Celebrity Auction runs through Friday, April 29 and includes artist experience packages from Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, KISS, Peter Frampton, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Jennette McCurdy, and many others. Make a direct donation here.

• May 1—The Nashville Choir will salute the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither with a concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. On the line-up are Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, the Gaither Vocal Band and more. Proceeds benefit The Gospel Music Trust Fund and The Nashville Choir’s work with the homeless, Hope For Nashville. Tickets at 615-687-6400 or here.

• May 3—Keith Anderson and Chad Warrix (formerly of Halfway to Hazard) will perform at ReTune Nashville’s Anniversary Celebration at Soundcheck. The concert is part of the nonprofit’s music and art fundraiser for Nashville musicians recovering from the 2010 flood. ReTune creates works of art from instruments that were damaged in the flood. Tickets and details here.

• May 5—Loeb & Loeb LLP will host a Stem Cell Registry Drive from 2-6 PM at their offices at 1906 Acklen Ave. Longtime Loeb & Loeb partner entertainment lawyer Bob Sullivan needs a stem cell transplant. Taking a stem cell sample is simple and requires just a cheek swab. Contact Jamie Hawkins at [email protected] for more information.

• May 6David Nail, Lance Miller, Mark Wills, Carter Twins, The Warren Brothers and a surprise guest will perform at the Something to Smile About benefit concert for the Interfaith Dental Clinic at the Ryman.

• May 10—Friends of Keith Burns of Burns & Poe are uniting for a benefit concert for his daughter at the Listening Room. Set to perform are his former Trick Pony bandmates Heidi Newfield and Ira Dean, as well as Josh Thompson, Darryl Worley, Tiffany, Chalee Tennison, and Bridgette Tatum. Burns’ 18-year-old daughter Savannah is battling leukemia.

• May 10—Jars of Clay are celebrating the success of their non-profit organization Blood: Water Mission with a benefit concert at the Ryman. Established to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa and its link to the lack of clean water sources, the charity has brought clean water to more than 600,000 people. Also on the concert schedule are HANSON, Sandra McCracken, Eric Wainaina, Derek Webb and the evening’s host Charlie Peacock.


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