For several months, the online publication Give A Little – Nashville has sponsored a fan-voted contest designed to raise awareness and financial support for charities chosen by music artists and other celebrities. The Music Madness competition has allowed music fans to vote for their favorite artists, as well as to help raise money for charities designated by those celebrities. The progressive contest has been active since March and will culminate in a red carpet event on September 2nd at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Tickets are on sale now at an early-bird price of just $15 for the charitable event which includes dinner, entertainment and museum admission.
The Music Madness Awards Gala & Fundraiser promises a formal evening filled with dining, entertainment, libations, and an awards program to honor the participating artists and their charities. The giving will continue throughout the evening and a grand prize will be awarded to the artist and charitable organization that has received the top donations. The gala events marks the final night of giving for the artists and their designated charities whose fans have voted them to this final round.
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Artist Contestants and their Designate Charities:
Celeste Kellogg – Live 4 Tay Foundation
Melanie Sandford – Live4 Tay Foundation
Goose Gossett – St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Chas Sandford – Live4 Tay Foundation
Jake Roberts – Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio
Jada Vance – Ben Perry Foundation
Darlas Rai – Humane Society of Sumner County
Shooter Jennings – Nikki Mitchell Foundation
Lucas Ciliberti – Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
Pearl Clarkin – Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Dallas Moore Band – Rockin’ For Autism
Spechlis – F.A.R.M
Montgomery Gentry – Navy SEAL Foundation
Little Texas – Cure For Our Friends
Darryl Worley – The Darryl Worley Foundation
Jeff Bates – St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
In March, Give A Little – Nashville launched this first annual Music Madness Contest. Artists encouraged fan participation, in order to garner votes and raise money for charity. The concept is the brainchild of Assistant Editor, Rick Amburgey and was brought to life with the help of Editor, Krys Midgett.
“I think most artists and songwriters would agree that the ability to do music is a blessing and they are more than willing to give back. We all have a charity or two that we are passionate about. The contest was a fun way to engage fans, raise awareness for the charity of choice and most importantly help the charity,” Rick Amburgey says.
During the event, a designated donation area will include collection jars for donations. Each charitable organization will receive the proceeds collected for that charity. Additionally, the charity with the most money raised will be awarded a Grand Prize of one-half of the ticket profits. All participating artists will be honored for their participation with an awards program as part of the formal event.
Many of the artists participating in the fundraising contest will be perform at the gala. Other scheduled performers include Olivia West, Sandra Lee and Joshua Robert.
“Krys and I spent numerous hours coming up with artists, songwriters, bands and radio/television personalities. It has been exciting to watch the voting progress because I had no idea what would happen,” Amburgey says. “The artists that have continued to win at each phase of the contest have many dedicated fans who’ve stepped up to help raise money for charity. It is amazing to see so many people come together for a common goal.”
Give A Little – Nashville is also making plans for its annual Christmas Project. At every event sponsored by the publication, donations of cash, toys and gifts are accepted for the project. Children who might not otherwise enjoy the Christmas season, receive a holiday experience which they might otherwise miss. In 2014, the Give A Little – Nashville Christmas Project served more than 160 children in the Middle Tennessee area.
Music Madness Awards Gala & Fundraiser
Give A Little Nashville
September 2, 2015
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
401 Gay St, Nashville, TN 37201
Tickets: All tickets include dinner, music and museum admission.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: https://eventbrite.com/event/17635511289/
General Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
VIP Admission: $45 individual; VIP Table of 8: $300
(VIP Seating includes meet & greet with available celebrities and a gift bag
including a complimentary copy of Give A Little – Nashville.)