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Grand Ole Opry Flood Anniversary Concert

Written by: On April - 26 - 2011

Grand Ole Opry Star-studded Play On, Nashville Marks Anniversary of 2010 Floods

The Grand Ole Opry is offering up a star-studded concert event, Play On, Nashville, at the Opry House on May 3rd, which signals the one year anniversary of last spring’s floods which tore through Nashville, devastating much of the city. The event will include performances by Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Charles Daniels Band and more.

“The May 2010 flood devastated homes, businesses, and lives, but it also showcased the unsinkable spirit of our city and its citizens in ways we are still learning about a year later. We want to celebrate that the Opry’s hometown is stronger than ever the best way we know how— with a one-of-a-kind night of great music.” -Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager

Beyond showcasing and celebrating the determination and grit of the folks in Nashville proceeds from this concert will go to help those who are still recovering. Organizations including Hands On Nashville, the American Red Cross, and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville will provide promotion codes to their supporters such that $10 from every ticket purchased using the codes will be returned to the charity. Also, there will be commemorative prints available only at the Opry House the night of the concert whose proceeds will also go to Hands On Nashville.

Click here for more info on the concert and tickets.

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