JOSEPH WOOTEN & THE HANDS OF SOUL HEADLINE LIGHTING UP LIVES! BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MUSIC FOR SENIORS AT 3RD AND LINDSLEY
The nonprofit performing arts organization holds annual benefit concert event at 3rd and Lindsley on December 7, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
NASHVILLE, TN — Music for Seniors, their Musician Partners, board, friends and supporters invite the public in celebrating 10 years . . . and counting of “Sharing live music, lighting up lives!” The organization will host the fundraising concert event Lighting Up Lives! for music lovers of all ages to ring in the holiday season with friends and family on the afternoon of Saturday, December 7, from 2:30–4:00 p.m., at 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill, Nashville.
“We are thrilled to have Joseph Wooten & the Hand of Soul headlining a wonderful show which also includes John England, Alison Brazil, Tema and Fredrick, and Donna Frost, Todd Elgin and “ukesters”. By donating his time, talent and star power, Wooten draws invaluable attention and support to our mission. We are also grateful to 3rd and Lindsley for helping us make this happen!” said Sarah Martin McConnell, founder and executive director of Music for Seniors.
In addition to the concert, recipients of the 2019 Lois and Gilbert Fox Achievement Award and the Music for Seniors Musician Partner of the Year will be announced. The Achievement Award was established to recognize the Foxes’ commitment to Music for Seniors, their lifetime of service to the community and their civic leadership. The Musician Partner of the Year spotlights a musician who consistently demonstrates outstanding professionalism, musicianship and dedication to the organization’s mission through their exceptional participation and service.
Lighting Up Lives! will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2:30–4:00 p.m. at 3rd and Lindsley located at 818 Third Ave. South. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Reserved VIP seating is also available by emailing Emily Beard at EFHBcreative@gmail.com (seating for VIP parties larger than four are also available). VIP packages are $250 and include a 4-top reserved table with best-in-house seating, four drink tickets, and a special request song dedication for inclusion in a medley during the show. Deadline for program recognition and song dedication is December 1.
Visit www.3rdandlindsley.com for more information about the Lighting Up Lives! concert event and to purchase tickets.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Joseph Wooten & the Hands of Soul
Joseph Wooten commands the stage as pianist, vocalist, arranger, composer, producer and three-time Grammy Award-nominated artist. He has toured the world since 1993 as keyboardist and vocalist in the legendary Steve Miller Band and is the second youngest of Nashville’s renowned Wooten Brothers. When his extensive touring schedule allows, Joseph serves as keyboardist for his brother Victor.
In addition to recording for Arista Records with “The Wootens,” Joseph contributed background vocals for Whitney Houston’s debut album and recorded with Kenny G.
Other Performances Include:
One of Nashville’s most versatile musicians, John England works most frequently as a singing guitarist and bandleader. John has performed or recorded with stars like Loretta Lynn, the Pointer Sisters, Andy Griggs, Carrie Newcomer, Darlene Love, Trace Adkins, Pam Tillis, and Rodney Crowell, among many others. He’s played venues ranging from the Waldorf-Astoria to the Grand Ole Opry, Billy Bob’s (Ft. Worth, TX) to the Royal Albert Hall (London, England). His songs have been used for major commercial projects, and have been recorded by the Western Swingers, Pork Chop Kelly, the Handsome Dogs, and the punk rock band Egghead.
Alison Brazil, The Queen of Louisiana Latin Soul, connects, inspires, and energizes with her unique blend of multilingual soul music that is heavily seasoned by Louisiana and Latin flavors.
Tema and Fredrick
Tema “Imari Sensei” Smith is a recording artist, audio engineer and vocalist. Fredrick Weathersby is a Tennessee State alumni, producer, and trumpeter. Prepare to be overjoyed when they pair up for a dynamic performance of classic soul and jazz.
Donna Frost, Todd Elgin and “ukesters”
Frost and Elgin team up to lead a group of Music for Seniors’ “ukesters” (graduates of the organization’s Ukulele Learning Labs) for an all-ukulele fest. And yes, this little instrument can really swing! Frost and Elgin, each artists in their own right, also participate as Teaching Artists for Music for Seniors. Frost, a true traveling troubadour, logs thousands of miles year-round performing shows in cities all across the US. Elgin is leader of The Ukedelics all-ukulele band that has been entertaining Nashville audiences for almost ten years.
ABOUT MUSIC FOR SENIORS
Music for Seniors is a Tennessee-based 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts organization connecting area musicians with older adults through live music programs designed to engage, entertain and educate seniors – promoting health and wellbeing, reducing isolation and enriching the lives of all participants. Founded by Sarah Martin McConnell in 2007, the organization currently enlists about 200 Middle Tennessee musicians of all ages, including youth and seniors, who share their gifts and talents and now lighting up the lives of over 32,000 older adult participants yearly.
Three distinct programs feature a wide variety of musical genres and engage seniors in recreational music-making and other live music activities focused on the preferences, tastes and unique needs of senior participants. Programming includes: Outreach to groups in nursing homes, residence communities, memory care, senior centers and other community settings; a public FREE Daytime Concert Series; and Live Performance Learning Labs, with qualified teaching artists conducting series of group lessons in ukulele, percussive arts and other performance educational opportunities.
Visit www.musicforseniors.org for more information, to become a Musician Partner or to access services.
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