As you’ve probably heard by now, devastating floods wreaked havoc on Nashville, Tenn. last weekend, and as the waters receded this week, billions of dollars in damage were left behind. The Grand Ole Opry building was pretty much destroyed, and the Country Music Hall of Fame also sustained damage. Hundreds of people have lost their homes and possessions, and several businesses were hard hit as well. With water still receding and clean-up just beginning, the extent of the damage cannot be known, but you can help by attending one of the many planned benefit concerts. If you aren’t from Nashville, the Red Cross is accepting donations, or you can call and donate during the WSMV telethon tonight, starting at 7 p.m.
Here are some ways to give back to those affected by the flood:
Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends Telethon
7 to 10 p.m. on WSMV-TV Channel 4
All proceeds go to The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and The Second Harvest Food Bank.
“House Call” Musicians on Call Benefit
3rd and Lindsley (816 3rd Ave S.)
6-9 p.m. $5
Also bring un-used cell phones, clothes, non-perishable food, duffel bags, brooms, cleaning supplies, bleach, mops, etc.
The Socialite Thursdays with DJ Lunchbox, Dolewite and Scooby
Karma Lounge (305 Broadway)
10 p.m. $10 cover
All proceeds go to flood victims
Spanish Candles, Powerbrrrd, Bad Cop and Diarrhea Planet
The End (2219 Elliston Place)
A 10-act bill that includes Heavy Cream and PUJOL
Rocketown (522 Fifth Ave. S.)
Admission is free, but attendees should bring monetary donations for those in need and any food, cleaning items, clothes, etc.
The Listening Room Café’s first annual Writer’s Block party featuring Jeffrey Steele, Trent Tomlinson, Tiffany (yes, the Tiffany) and dozens more
The Listening Room Café
$35 in advance, $40 day of show
A portion of proceeds benefit flood relief