Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Following Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s official proclamation declaring October 20th as “Heal The Music Day,” a number of events are on tap to support the initiative. “Heal The Music Day” is an effort to raise awareness and support for the more than 56,000 people who make a living in the music industry, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of small business without access to group health benefits - including songwriters, producers, audio engineers, musicians, recording artists, publishers and more.

October 20th Heal The Music Day Events in Nashville

Musicians Corner - 5:00pm - FREE SHOW

McCrary Sisters, Gretchen Peters, Erin Rae, Bobby Bare and Brian Wright along with Café Rooster artists including: Elizabeth Cook and more! 

The Bluebird Cafe - 6:30pm

Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Bob Regan, Angela Kaset SOLD OUT!

The Family Wash - 8:00pm - Price: $10.00

Bill Lloyd, Andrea Zonn, Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz

Douglas Corner - 9:00pm - Price: $10.00

Faux Ferocious

The Bluebird Cafe - 9:30pm - SOLD OUT!

Matraca Berg, Amy Grant, Barry Dean, Marcus Hummon

And if you can’t make it to one of the shows, drive-thru donations are being accepted at Music Health Alliance offices, located at 2021 Richard Jones Road, Suite 160, Nashville, TN 37215, from 8:30am to 5pm Friday or at http://www.musichealthalliance.com/heal-the-music-day 

The following day, Nashville-based craft beer producer Yazoo Brewing and noted Americana musician Elizabeth Cook will launch a special beer – El Lagarto –  to benefit Music Health Alliance. The launch party will be at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison for “Elizabeth Cook’s Yazoo Outlaw Chili Cook Off”, starting at 4 PM on Saturday, Oct 21st. Fifty percent of the revenues from the sale of the beer will be donated to Music Health Alliance to help local musicians with their health care needs.

Funds raised during “Heal The Music Day” support the non-profit’s FREE services, advocacy, education and preventative care initiatives including upcoming events open to the music community:

Breast Fest 2017 
Date: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Music Health Alliance 2021 Richard Jones Rd, Suite 160, Nashville, TN 37215

Description: Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health’s Mobile Mammogram Unit will offer free mammograms to any female in the music industry with or without insurance. Over age 40 and at least one year since last mammogram. 36-40 if you have a family history of mother or sister with breast cancer in their 30s. Call (615) 200-6861 to schedule your appointment now.

“What The Health” Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: MusiCares 1904 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Description: Worried about your insurance options for 2018? Well, “What The Health?” Join the Music Health Alliance staff as they explain your health insurance options for next year. Open Enrollment is only 45 DAYS this year (November 1-December 15). This will be your one chance to ask questions, get the steps to enroll yourself, or schedule an appointment with an MHA Advocate to walk you through the process. RSVP to Music Health Alliance at (615) 200-6896. For those who cannot attend, the session will be live streamed at Music Health Alliance’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MusicHealthAlliance/

“Heal The Music Day” is the one day a year where everyone involved in the creative community can give back to a non-profit organization that gives to them each and every day throughout the year. Many in our creative community have already committed to support their fellow musicians and peers in the industry in times of medical crisis. Commitments include David W. Adams, Pat Alger, Gary Allan, Tony Arata, Band Twango, Bobby Bare, The Basement, The Basement East, The Bluebird Cafe, Brad Bissell, Better Than Ezra, Ernie Ball/Music Man Guitars, Richard Bennett, Dierks Bentley, Matraca Berg, T Bone Burnett, Lee Brice, Sam Bush, Camel Express Car Wash, Shawn Camp, Carter Vintage, Corner Music, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Eric Conn, Rob Dennis, Jerry Douglas, Douglas Corner, Mike Coupe, Dualtone Records, Ronnie Dunn, Steve Earle, Family Wash, Earls of Leicester, Farm Bureau Insurance, Rory Feek, Peter Frampton, Joe Galante, Mary Gauthier, Harper Grae, Vince Gill, Grimey’s Record Shop, Emmylou Harris, Rachel Hester, Don Hockhalter, Joshua Knight, Miranda Lambert, Nikki Lane, Tim Lauer, Bill Lloyd, Brice Long, Mitch Malloy, Robin Majors, Kathy Mattea, John McTigue, Nashville Musicians Union, New Frontier Touring, NSAI, Tim O’Brien, Gretchen Peters, Charlie Peacock, Margo Price, John Prine, Radio Disney, Erin Rae, Mickey Raphael, Rattlesnake Annie, RGK Entertainment, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Glen Templeton , Trace Horse Recording Studio, Keith Urban, Jon Vezner, Warner Chappell Music, Gene Watson, Wiatr & Associates, Dwight Wiles, and XAct Tone.

As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The six-person team at Music Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving heart and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other necessary services. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $22 million dollars in medical bills and reduced premiums and served over 7,200 people in the music community. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

Contact Music Health Alliance at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com to learn more about their free services and how you can take part in “Heal The Music Day.”

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