A couple weeks ago, we had to make the decision to postpone our March Underground Writers Round with AGD Entertainment, citing what were, at the time, growing concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19.
We all know the story from there. However, even though we can’t gather in person, music and community will always find a way!
Despite the postponement of our March Underground Writers Round due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, we still encourage you to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the wake of the tornadoes that ravaged Middle Tennessee.
We have set up a way to donate to Hands On Nashville on our Facebook page. We understand that things are tight for many of you, with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on our industry still taking shape. However, if you do have a few dollars to spare, please consider pitching in. If you don’t, we simply ask that you consider sharing this post.
Either way, we appreciate your support for our community.
I’ve built my entire professional life on the foundation of words. Right now, I find myself struggling to find the right ones, to describe what life has been like in Nashville and the world over the past couple of weeks.
In the wake of the tornadoes that devastated Middle Tennessee in the early morning hours of March 3, all of us — UMC, AGD Entertainment, and the performers — have decided to donate all door proceeds from our upcoming Underground Writers Round at Douglas Corner Cafe to disaster relief efforts in the area.
All funds collected at the door on Friday, March 20 will be donated directly to Hands On Nashville, a local non-profit and one of the many organizations spearheading recovery and cleanup efforts following the storms that damaged much of our region. Hands On Nashville is working hard to coordinate volunteer projects throughout the city, and we wish to provide resources to help them continue this critical work.
We encourage you to learn more about the work of Hands On Nashville and get involved at their website. And, we look forward to seeing you at Douglas Corner on Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation.
Our hearts are with the entire Nashville community in the wake of the devastating tornadoes that touched down in different parts of the city.
We love this community, and are heartbroken to learn of the destruction caused to lives, homes, and businesses late last night and this morning. We want you to know that we are here to help in any way possible, and will use our platform to share news pertaining to recovery efforts in the days and weeks ahead.
For now, we offer you this post from Nashville Scene, which provides resources on how to help, and how to get help. Read the article here.
Lastly, please be kind to each other, no matter where you are.