Christian music artist Matthew West to perform in Murfreesboro for Special Kids fundraiser

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Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will present an acoustic concert with acclaimed Christian music artist, Matthew West, on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

The Grammy-Nominated and Dove Award winning artist will perform a collection of his Christian worship hits to benefit children at Special Kids. The concert will bring one of America's leading Christian music artists to the heart of middle Tennessee, making the event accessible for Murfreesboro residents and surrounding communities.

"We are thrilled to have Matthew West coming to Murfreesboro and partnering with us for the kids," states Stephanie Folkmann, director of development at Special Kids. "Special Kids is growing rapidly and hoping to serve over 600 children this year. The funds from this event will make a huge impact on us meeting the needs in middle Tennessee."


Preceding the concert, Special Kids will host a pre-show private dinner where guests will enjoy a delicious meal provided by Demos' and Peter D's restaurants. Guests will enjoy an intimate hour with the artist and Special Kids Staff. Doors open for the concert at 7:00pm and concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets for the concert will be available for both general admission and premium seating.

Special kids is revamping their previous Special Kids' Annual Friendraiser Banquet event, which would have been in its 17th year. While the event traditionally hosts 500 guests, the new concert will allow over 1,500 participants to partake in the evening.


"We are excited that this event will bring more awareness to our community and have opportunity to touch more lives than ever before," states Ashley Russom, event specialist at Special Kids.

Dinner tickets are on sale for $125. Concert tickets are sold separately for $35 for general admission, $65 for premium seating. Discounts are provided for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets or learn more about the concert, visit Proceeds from the event will benefit children with special needs that are served at Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center.

Sponsors for the event already include Demos' Restaurant and Peter D's, DWP Live, New Vision Baptist Church. Supporting sponsors are Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Underwriter sponsors include Streamline Productions, Beverly Davis, Wax Family Printing and Blake Finney. Special Kids is currently seeking sponsors at all levels, to learn more about event sponsorship, contact Ashley Russom at 615.893.4892 or

Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs. The Murfreesboro-based ministry started with one child in 1998 and has grown to serve over 3,100 children from 18 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit or call 615.893.4892.

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