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What: BASED ON: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville (book/cd & event)

When: June 15th, 2015 

Where: Belmont’s McAfee Concert Hall (event), East Side Story and (book/cd sales).

Artist Participants from BASED ON: 

Authors Chuck BeardPaige CrutcherTony EarleyJT EllisonCary GrahamRiver JordanAriel LawhonBetsy Phillips,  RashadthaPoet (Rashad Rayford), Victoria SchwabShawn Whitsell, and Tommy Womack. (intro by- Craig Havighurst /afterword by- Robert Hicks)

Musicians Kyle AndrewsBoom ForestCarolina StoryMichael B. HicksGriffin HousePhil MadeiraDavid MeadThe Coal MenThe Lower CavesThe Rough and TumbleTristen, and Brooke Waggoner.

Visual Artists Adam BakerCory BasilCarl Carbonellefharper (Emily Harper Beard), Michael McBrideBarry NolandRebecca SloanJulie Sola, and Ian White.

What to Expect: The Arts & Business Council is thrilled to join with East Side Story to present Nashville’s first-ever, all-local major collaboration between Nashville musicians, authors, and visual artists. This book/cd and release event will be like none other in town before. It will be hosted by Music City Roots host Craig Havighurst and include various local creative artists, leaders, and more.

How YOU can Help: In order to produce the anthology book/cd and launch a successful release concert June 15th, we are raising a pool of monetary awards for the local sponsors that fit with the project the best and we want you on board! Your generous support will take care of the release event costs and also pay a local copyeditor, printing company, music producer, and recording studio for their services to make the book/cd in Nashville from start to finish. All proceeds from this project will go directly to Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in order to help them continue to leverage and unite the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.

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