|JACI VELASQUEZ AND SALVADOR UNITE FOR NASHVILLE FLOOD RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT
02 June 2010
Christian music stars Jaci Velasquez and Salvador will unite for a flood relief benefit concert on Saturday, June 5th at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The free event, which will also be taped for an upcoming broadcast special and DVD release, is sponsored by CCM Magazine and 94FM The Fish. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund.
Trinity Music City Auditorium is located at One Music Village Boulevard in Hendersonville, 18 miles north of Nashville. All seats for the 7:00 PM concert are general admission, and the doors open at 6:00 PM. Admission is free and there are 1500 seats available.
Velasquez previously partnered with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the “Music City Keep on Playin’” flood relief telethon, broadcast live on GAC from the Ryman Auditorium on May 16th, and featuring performances by Velasquez as well as Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Kellie Pickler, CeCe Winans, Martina McBride, Will Hoge and many more. The event raised more than $1.8 million.
The Community Foundation’s disaster response funds will strategically address needs as they emerge and evolve and as lives are rebuilt from the floods. Grants from the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the floods. Donations can be made to the fund at www.cfmt.org.
About Jaci Velasquez
Throughout her career, Velasquez has sold over 3.5 million albums, garnered 3 RIAA certified Platinum recordings, 3 RIAA certified Gold recordings, 16 #1 radio hits and has graced more than 50 magazine covers. This highly decorated artist has received 6 Dove Awards, Latin Billboard Female Pop Album of the Year award, 3 Grammy nominations, 2 Latin Grammy nominations, 5 Latin Billboard Award nominations, an American Music Award nomination and many more. Her resume includes ad campaigns for Pepsi, Doritos, Target, Frizz-Ease and Helzberg Diamonds, not to mention starring roles in the 20th Century Fox film Chasing Papi and the upcoming film Jerusalem Countdown opposite country star Randy Travis. For more information, visit www.jacivelasquez.com.
Highly regarded as one of the nation’s premiere latin jam bands, Salvador has landed numerous Top 10 hits including the smash “Shine” which was named ASCAP’s Song of the Year in 2006. The Dove Award winning and 4-time Billboard Latin Award nominees have toured with Shoutfest, Jaci Velasquez, Rachael Lampa, Third Day and many others. The band recently performed for a crowd of 80,000 at the New York City Billy Graham Crusade, and in 2008 they performed for 25,000 at the Papal Youth Rally in Yonkers, NY alongside Third Day, tobyMac and Kelly Clarkson. For more information, visit www.salvadorlive.com.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 730 charitable funds. In the past 18 years, The Foundation has distributed more than $470 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, visit www.cfmt.org.
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