"Bluebird In The 'Boro" to benefit Alive Hospice

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The Bluebird Cafe experience is coming to Murfreesboro Monday through Wednesday, March 3rd to 5th, and it’s for a wonderful cause! The inaugural Bluebird in the Boro A Benefit for Alive Hospice will feature songwriters including Murfreesboro’s own Tim James as well as Marshall Altman, Jeff Cohen and others at Mayday Brewery (521 Old Salem Road in Murfreesboro).

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at http://www.alivehospice.org/boro. Proceeds will benefit Alive Hospice’s pediatric program, giving terminally ill children and their families comfort and support so they can live fully and meaningfully at the end of life.

Bluebird in the Boro will feature


Monday, March 3: Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Matt Warren

Tuesday, March 4:Tim James, Danny Myrick, Dan Couch


Wednesday, March 5:Jeff Cohen, Billy Montana, Kendall Marvel, James T. Slater

Each night will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner from Five Senses, followed by live music from the featured hit songwriters at 7 p.m.

“Alive Hospice has provided so many folks in our community with care and solace. We’re so excited to bring The Bluebird Cafe experience to Murfreesboro and to be involved in supporting Alive Hospice in this way,” said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of The Bluebird Cafe.

“We are always excited and honored to serve our community in any way possible,” said Gordon Ferguson, CEO at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “Through our sponsorship of Bluebird in the Boro, we hope to bring awareness and support to the incredible work done for local children and their families.”

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization with a Murfreesboro Team of caregivers based on Medical Center Parkway. Alive Hospice is the only hospice in Middle Tennessee with a dedicated pediatric team to provide this specialized care. When cure is no longer possible, Alive Hospice’s pediatric team provides pain and symptom management for patients, and emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.

This care is provided by a team that includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Alive Hospice’s pediatric program served 21 pediatric hospice patients and their families in 2013 in the agency’s 12-county service area.

Bluebird in the Boro to benefit Alive Hospice

The Bluebird Cafe has been a supporter of Alive Hospice for more than 21 years, hosting a concert series each January as a fundraiser for the nonprofit hospice provider. Bluebird in the Boro is a continuation of that tradition, supporting Alive Hospice’s services in Rutherford County.

“It doesn’t get better than having The Bluebird Cafe experience for a wonderful cause, and so close to home!” said Lynn Lien, a Murfreesboro resident and Alive Hospice board member. “These songwriters are doing something just incredible to help Alive Hospice’s pediatric patients and their families. When our Murfreesboro community comes out for Bluebird in the Boro, each and every person will be making a big difference for these sweet kids and families, too. We hope you’ll make plans to attend.”

Sponsors of the inaugural Bluebird in the Boro include:Saint Thomas Health, The Bluebird Cafe, NSAI, Mayday Brewery, Reeves-Sain Foundation, First National Bank of McMinnville (Murfreesboro Branch), Lynn and Dr. George Lien, Rick and Julie Peppers, Kathy and Pat Ryan, Sydney and Dr. Jim Boerner, Matt and Kitty Murfree, Leslie and Dr. Mark Akins, Ashley and Shane McFarland, Tennessee Pediatrics, Debbie and Jim Cope, Woodfin Funeral Chapels, Emergency Physicians at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Drs. Mary and Max Moss, Beverly and Warren McPherson, Mitzi Michaelson/Merrill Lynch, Wren and Ransom Jones, Five Senses Restaurant and Catering, Barbara Futter and Philip DeBusk, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, Stones River Beverage Mart, and Stewart’s Special Events.

About Alive Hospice

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, grief support services and community education in 12 Middle Tennessee counties. The agency’s Murfreesboro Team of caregivers, based on Medical Center Parkway, provides care and services in 5 counties: Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and DeKalb counties. Alive Hospice was founded in 1975, making it the first hospice program in Tennessee and one of the nation’s earliest. 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, visitwww.BluebirdCafe.com.

About Saint Thomas Health

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.

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