January means it's time for the 24th Annual Alive At The Bluebird concert series, a fundraiser for charitable nonprofit Alive Hospice, and the 2017 series is expanding to include even more shows than before!
Alive At The Bluebird kicks off Jan. 3, 2017 at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe with 32 shows on the calendar (up from 26 shows in recent years). More than 100 songwriters will come together to raise money for Alive Hospice Tuesdays through Saturdays with the likes of Jason Isbell, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and many, many others.
Kicking off the series on Tuesday, Jan. 3 are hit songwriter Al Anderson & friends. Reservations will become available to the public for $25 on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. CST at www.bluebirdcafe.com.
Additionally, Early On Sale/Pre-Pay seats will become available beginning this week with more to follow in the coming weeks at www.bluebirdcafe.com:
- On sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. CST: Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Buddy Miller (Show date: Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 p.m.; $65)
- On sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. CST: Jeff Black, Sam Bush, John Oates (Show date: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9:00 p.m.; $65)
- On sale Friday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. CST: Gary Burr, Michael McDonald, Jim Photoglo, Mike Reid (Show date: Friday, Jan. 20 at 9:30 p.m.; $75)
- On sale Monday, Dec 19 at 8 a.m. CST: Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Don Schlitz (Show date: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 9:00 p.m.; $100)
Alive At The Bluebird, presented by Jackson, Tennessee Oncology and 650 AM WSM, will run Tuesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 31. A full calendar of shows (marked A Benefit for Alive Hospice)is available at www.bluebirdcafe.com. (The calendar will be updated online as artists are confirmed.)
This concert series has raised more than $900,000 for Alive Hospice over the years thanks to The Bluebird Cafe, sponsors, participating songwriters and fans. By the end of the 2017 series, that total is anticipated to exceed $1 million raised through this event over the last 24 years to benefit Alive's mission-based services including charity hospice care, grief counseling and support, and community education. The need for Alive Hospice's services continues to grow, and with it, so does the need for community support. Alive At The Bluebird is a key way Alive Hospice raises funding to make these services possible.
"There is no better way than to start the New Year than experiencing Alive At The Bluebird, and we look forward to the biggest year yet with more shows than ever before and a phenomenal line-up," said Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O'Neal.
"The need for Alive Hospice's mission-based services continues to grow, and with it, so does the need for community support. Alive At The Bluebird is a key way we raise funding to make these services possible, and we are incredibly thankful to The Bluebird, our songwriting community, our sponsors and each person who has attended an Alive benefit show over the years," O'Neal said. "We cannot wait for the 24th Annual Alive At The Bluebird concert series to begin!"
"It's always an amazing month and this January is no different," said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of The Bluebird. "The Nashville songwriter community continues to bring their talents to this month-long fundraiser and to provide support to Alive Hospice. Many of our Bluebird family have been and are connected to the hospice, through volunteering or in many instances, by utilizing their services for family, friends or themselves. This is a community saying thank you to Alive Hospice in the most beautiful way."
Sponsors of the 2017 Alive At The Bluebird series:
- Presenting Sponsors: Jackson, Tennessee Oncology, 650 AM WSM
- Platinum Sponsors: Aspire Health, Bass Berry Sims PLC, Cowan Benefits, HCA/TriStar Health, Marshall & Bruce Co., Mix 92.9 FM, Nashville Scene, Nfocus Nashville
- Gold Sponsors: adex! homesellers, Aetna, Blue Dog Merch, InfoWorks, Levine Group, Metro Medical, MRG, The Westin Nashville
- Silver Sponsors: Frantz Building Services, Highwoods Properties, Hylant, LBMC, Carol Titus, Vanderbilt University
About Alive Hospice
Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate care and support for terminally ill patients and their families, grief support for adults and children, and education about the end of life. Alive Hospice was founded in 1975, making it the first hospice program in Tennessee and the Southeast, and the first in the nation to provide hospice care in private homes. Alive Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit health care provider. For more information, call 615-327-1085 or visit www.AliveHospice.org.
About The Bluebird Cafe
The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world's preeminent listening rooms gaining worldwide recognition as a songwriter's performance space where the "heroes behind the hits" perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. For more information and reservations, visit www.bluebirdcafe.com.