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‘Hear Her Voice,’ a Benefit for Safe Haven Family Shelter, Set for June 7

On Tuesday, June 7, UMC and NashLive! will bring an all-female lineup together to benefit one of Nashville’s most important and enduring causes.

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TONIGHT: NashLive! Teams with Glasse Factory on ‘Songs for Ukraine’ Livestream

Tonight, we’re doing it live for the people of Ukraine.

Join NashLive!, Glasse Factory, Cole Law Group, and Helping Our Music Evolve tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT for Songs for Ukraine. Donations throughout the event will benefit World Central Kitchen, which provides support for Ukrainian refugees in this time of crisis.

The concert features performances from Nashville-based artists across multiple genres. They include:

Watch the full stream at twitch.tv/glassefactory. Click the button below!

Why Support UMC? We’ll Give You 30 Good Reasons

In case you didn’t know, Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. That means that any donations you make at that link are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

And, if you ask us, that’s just one of many reasons we can think of to support UMC!

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: ‘Ten Year’ is ‘A Queer Story Not Just for Queer People’

We’re back with another Crowdfunding Spotlight — and this time, we’re taking a turn into the realm of musical theatre.

We had a chance to chat with Wesley King, a singer-songwriter and composer who, together with writing partner Jacob Heinz, is part of the creative force behind Ten Year. Ten Year is a musical which followed the journey of a gay man as he approaches his 10-year high school reunion, while addressing the feelings we all encounter when we come to a crossroads in life.

Hit the button below to donate, and learn more about Ten Year after the jump!

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NashLive! Announces NashNights! Music Industry Mixer on March 20

One of the goals of NashLive! is to build community, with artists and creatives of all disciplines, shapes, and sizes.

With that, we present you with the first of many invitations to get to know the NashLive! community, up close and personal!

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: With ‘Tarantula,’ Misty Dawn is Weaving an Empowering Story

The artist featured within our first-ever UMC Crowdfunding Spotlight is weaving a thoughtful and intricate web…

Misty Dawn is a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur with an extensive background in musical theatre and television. After spending a decade in New York City, The Texas native came to Nashville and developed a sound and style she calls “Show Country.” Misty draws influence from her vast and varied performing arts experience, while finding musical inspiration from jazz, showtunes, oldies, church hymns and — of course — classic country artists like Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Kitty Wells, and Patsy Cline.

Misty has launched a crowdfunding campaign through February 14 (that’s Valentine’s Day!) for her upcoming project, Tarantula, an 8-song concept album tentatively set for release this fall. Tarantula will honor all of Misty’s influences — with a dash of soul and swing — as it walks the thematic tightrope between societal expectations and a woman’s pursuit of her dreams.

Learn more about Tarantula below the jump, and check out these links to support Misty and learn more.

Spotify | Instagram | Facebook | The Muse Mind

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The Many Passions of Ryan Kinder

Ryan Kinder’s passions extend far beyond music. His foundation, Kinder’s Kids, provides toys to children dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. He’s also currently training for the Iron Man world championships in Kona, HI to honor a friend who has passed away from cancer.

Through it all, Ryan finds time to dedicate to his art. His album, Room to Dream, will be released at the end of July, and it’s packed with stories from his time navigating the ups and downs of the music industry.

Put it all together, and we have plenty to discuss on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn!

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