Billy Block Fundraiser ‘Play One For Billy’ Slated For May 4

play one for billy1Yep Nashville, Crush Music and I.R.S. Records Nashville have teamed to create Play One For Billy, a musical tribute and fundraiser for Billy Block, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Play One For Billy will take place Sunday, May 4 at The Listening Room (located at 217 2nd Ave. S. from 5 pm. until 8 p.m.

“Billy has been a friend of all of ours and to every up and coming artist in this community for the past 20 years,” said John Grady, President of I.R.S. Records Nashville. “I would not even try and count how many young, aspiring artists he has given a stage to perform. He has constantly found time to give back to this community, now is our chance to help a friend in need.”

Organizations already supporting the cause include BMI, SunTrust Bank, City National Bank, Mailchimp, I.R.S. Records Nashville, Crush Music, Florida Georgia Line, HoriPro Entertainment Group, Razor & Tie Music Publishing, Curb Records and more. To donate, visit and click on the “Play One For Billy” banner.

If you have artists who would like to perform during Play One For Billy, or have any questions about the event, please contact YEP board members Andrew Cohen – ([email protected]) and Marc Rucker ([email protected]).


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