There is going to be two incredible benefit concerts at City Winery Nashville on May 16th and May 23rd to support an imperative and urgent cause involving the recent devastation of the earthquakes in Nepal. City Winery is proud to host a lineup of caring and talented individuals to raise money for Nepal in this time of need. The ‘Help Rebuild Nepal’ Benefit Concerts are bound to be unforgettable nights, featuring artists who are very passionate about this cause, including Keb’ Mo’, Jack Pearson, Phil Keaggy, John Oates and more TBA on May 16th. On May 23rd, City Winery welcomes Kathy Mattea, Leigh Nash, Melanie, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Bradley Adams and other very special guests. All net proceeds from ticket sales of these events will benefit Revolutions Per Minute’s When Disaster Strikes Fund.
Also, at City Winery’s New York City location, there will be a benefit hosted on May 17th called Everest Awakening A Gathering for Everest and Beyond, benefitting Everest Awakening and featuring artists who are very passionate about the cause, including Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright III, Kaki King, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Smith, Martha Mooke, Tara Lobsang, Shyam Nepali and other very special guests. There will be a second benefit hosted on June 17th with performances by Lizz Wright, Joan Osborne, Lucy Wainwright-Roche, Suzzy Roche, Bettye LaVette and other guests to be announced –all net proceeds from ticket sales from this evening will benefit RPM’s When Disaster Strikes Fund.
About Revolutions Per Minute: Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) is a nonprofit agency that provides artists with strategy and support for their activism and philanthropy. RPM was founded in 2005 by musicians, managers, and advisors from bands including Pearl Jam, The Beastie Boys, and R.E.M. in order to share best practices and lessons learned from their own activism. Today, RPM’s network includes over a thousand musicians, comedians, and other allies. As the leading nonprofit dedicated to helping artists be powerful allies for change, RPM provides a wide range of offerings, from finely honed “DIY” resources to customized advisory services. The agency is best known for its disaster response program, artist activism retreats, ticket add-on services, issue briefings, and election-year strategies. More about the Nepal fund can be found here and more about RPM’s disaster response strategy is here.
About City Winery: City Winery is all about giving back. In past years, City Winery has raised $200,000+ to aid in disaster relief for crises including 2013 Hurricane Sandy, 2011 Tsunami in Japan and 2010 Earthquake in Haiti with the power of awareness through live music. City Winery is the venue where musicians and audience members alike can share an up-close and personal experience, flashing back to nostalgic favorites while enjoying great food and world-class wine. City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts.