Fueled by moving humility, a passion for rallying the community together, and an others-focused ambition, Spreading Hope With Keith Griner — a concert series with a purpose — has announced their next benefit show, set to happen at 3rd & Lindsley on Wednesday, June 21. So far, Spreading Hope has raised over 20k for Hope On The Row through over 200 artist performances.
With a glowing lineup of 12 performers including Eric Paslay, Spencer Crandall and Dylan Schneider, tickets are available in advance and at the door with all proceeds to be donated directly to Hope On The Row — a local nonprofit serving Nashville’s unhoused. Hope On The Row will also be onsite taking all types of donations; lightly used clothing, new socks, and new personal essentials (shampoo, toothbrushes, women’s hygiene, etc). For those who can’t make it in person, the concert will be live-streamed for free via Phierce Productions on Volume.com, with opportunities to donate from the livestream as well.
Born in 2020, Spreading Hope found its home in the Nashville community through host, curator, producer and director Keith Griner’s mission to uplift those who may find themselves feeling hopeless or helpless as a result of homelessness. Carried by an abiding enthusiasm for being a source of light to the city’s unhoused — regardless of their reason for homelessness — his commitment to the cause arrives from his own personal dealings with it. Fighting through homelessness and addiction himself, Keith, now 15 years sober, has the ability to suffer alongside those struggling in this way throughout our community; a deep empathy which he turns to fuel for action and change.
“My passion stems from the fact that I used to be living on the streets,” Griner shares. “I can understand the challenge to prevail from that kind of situation and feeling hopeless. But, it is possible for people to find their way out. I want people to know that it’s possible, and I want people who know someone who’s in that situation to not give up either.”
Giving Nashville artists the opportunity to give back to their community has also proved a special piece to Spreading Hope’s journey. Eric Pasley shares, “Keith has such a big heart for the homeless and I’m so happy to help raise money for those going through hard times in our community.” Spencer Crandall details his gratitude to be involved noting, “Spreading Hope does so much good! Every time I play a writer's round, or donate money, I know it’s going to directly impact other human beings' lives for the better and I couldn’t be more proud to align with their mission.” The upcoming shows’ third headliner, Dylan Schneider, also shared a few words, raving: “[I’m] super honored to be a part of this event, I know the importance of helping those in need and love everything that Spreading Hope represents. Let’s have a party for a good cause y’all!"
To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.
Watch the free live stream by Phierce Productions here.
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Hope On The Row is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was founded in 2020 by Nashville-based songwriter Ava Suppelsa in an effort to support the homeless community in Nashville amidst the global pandemic. 100% of donations go directly to providing Nashville’s homeless with food, supplies, and other personal items necessary for survival.
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