On Tuesday, Aug. 6, a special “Jimmy-Jam” concert will be held at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. The concert will feature performances by Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, The Grascals and others. The concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at $25 for reserved VIP early access, $15.00 for general admission, and can be purchased at the door. There will also be a silent auction with items donated by many artists.
Net proceeds from the benefit concert and auction will go to help pay extensive medical expenses for Jim VanCleve, an award-winning founding member of the contemporary Americana/Roots group Mountain Heart, who has recently recovered from a near fatal bout of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, contracted from mosquito bites he received while performing in St. Croix in late March. VanCleve, who is also an in-demand session player and record producer was hospitalized, bedridden and out of work for over six weeks.
For more information about the special event, please visit 3rdandlindsley.com.
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The inaugural Blood, Sweat, and Beers Flip Cup and Beer Pong Tournament will take place at the Tin Roof on Aug. 31. The event runs from 2 p.m until 8 p.m.; proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Team fees are $20 for Beer Pong (teams of 2) and $50 for Flip Cup (teams of 5). There will be up to 30 teams for each event. The deadline to register teams is Aug. 30 at 11:55 p.m. CT. The event is sponsored by Tin Roof, SESAC and Dickson Resources. To register, visit bloodsweatandbeersnashville.eventbrite.com
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Martina McBride and her nationwide volunteer group, Team Martina, recently awarded the “Martina McBride Breast Cancer Research Grant” in the amount of $40,550 to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. The grant was given through T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s largest charity that funds leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research. The funds will be used to assist triple negative breast cancer research at Vanderbilt.
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Texas head football coach Mack Brown, recording artist Jack Ingram, and actor Matthew McConaughey, will hold the second annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) fundraising and entertainment series of events on April 24-25, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Talent and a complete schedule of events will be announced soon.
The inaugural event was on April 11-12, 2013, and raised nearly $1 million to benefit a handful of organizations that all reflect MJ&M’s goal to empower kids. In 2013, the funds raised through MJ&M supported The Rise School of Austin, just keep livin Foundation, HeartGift, CureDuchenne, and Grounded in Music.
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