Songwriters Sing For Good Causes

• • • Emmylou Harris will host the 3rd Annual Miracle on Music Row pet adoption extravaganza on Sat., Dec. 15. Joining her to perform will be Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Mike Farris, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller and Kimmie Rhodes. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at O.liv Body Bar in Edgehill Village, and will feature a holiday dog parade, photos with Santa, silent auction, and more. Proceeds benefit Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue. Admission is a $20 suggested donation.

• • • The 13th Annual “Nashville Unlimited” Christmas Concert will be held Tues., Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral downtown. The event will be hosted by musician/producer Dave Pomeroy and singer-songwriter Don Henry, who will perform along with Johnny Neel, Jonell Mosser, Gretchen Peters, The Ornaments featuring Jen Gunderman, Michael “Supe” Granda, Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, and more. Pomeroy has organized the concert benefiting Nashville’s Room In The Inn homeless program since 1992, raising over $150,000 for the cause. For the second year in a row, an anonymous donor has offered to match the funds raised at the concert. This boosted last year’s total to $18,000, the highest amount to date. Admission is a $20 suggested donation.

• • • The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) will host its annual Tunes for Tots toy drive and benefit show on Tues., Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Bar/Lucy’s Country Café. Hit songwriters Bobby PinsonJeff CohenRachel Thibodeau, and Jason Sever are slated to perform. Representatives from the U.S. Marines will be in attendance to collect toys and donations for the Toys for Tots Foundation. Admission is $5 or free with a new, unwrapped toy.


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