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Jeffrey Steele & Friends Support At-Risk Youth Amid Social Distancing and Nashville Tornado Recovery Through Annual Benefit

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The 13th annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends fundraiser concert took place March 9th at The Franklin Theatre in Downtown Franklin, TN. The last live performance of many before safer at home orders were put into place across the country.

The annual event raised over $120,000 for overlooked and at-risk youth in memory of Steele’s late son, Alex LeVasseur, and featured a star-studded line-up of living legends, current chart-toppers and rising stars from a variety of genres, including a surprise performance from Tucker Bethard and a reunion of Steele’s 90’s country band Boy Howdy. In addition to the support of at-risk youth, $20,000 of the funds raised went to support local Tornado Relief efforts in the Nashville area. 

With help from the Jeffrey Steele & Friends event, The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund has been able to lend additional support to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee to support their Franklin Y-CAP program which helps at-risk youth. The after school program that serves a hurting and vulnerable youth population had to shut its doors when schools closed and safer at home orders were set in motion. Without this program many of our local youth lost access to a safe space and mentorship. The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund has awarded a grant to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee to support the Franklin Y-CAP as they build a virtual program to continue to work with our local youth during this difficult time. This virtual program will include an online music program run by The Beat of Life and supported as well by the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund. 

The sold-out evening hosted by Storme Warren included performances by Billy Ray Cyrus, Boy Howdy, Alissa Grifith, KASL, Leigh Nash, John Rich, Bridgette Tatum, Stephen Wilson Jr., Charlie Worsham, Phil Vassar and Jeffrey Steele.

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