Let's ROCK this thing called ALS with Miracles. Calling all those who CARE, BELIEVE in HOPE for all and MIRACLES. Your support can help bring awareness to a disease that currently has no cure. Let's Rock ALS is an annual event hosted by Traveling Caregivers, a group of music artists, songwriters and actors sharing their gifts helping to improve the daily lives of people living with ALS .

WHO THE BENEFIT IS FOR:

ALS Assoc of TN, is a wonderful organization that aims to discover treatments and a cure for ALS.  They aim To serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.  They have been our champions in education and navigation when it comes to what to do next, where to find supplies, who to call for care, how do we get the equipment we need, etc.  and have done so with great care and compassion during moments we have felt completely lost.

Secondly, TEAM GLEASON,  founded by NFL player Steve Gleason has truly been a champion in fighting this disease bringing ALS to the forefront. In 2015, both the US House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously passed “The Steve Gleason Act” to ensure the availability of life sustaining communication devices as most pALS have no way of communication without a Tobii or NeuroNode Triology both costing $16,000+. Team Gleason has provided over $6 million in assistive technology for people living with ALS all over the country. They are committed to providing solutions for those living with ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services which include respite for caregivers, adventures that push pALS to discover their freedoms instead of limitations and an innovative home specialized in assisting pALS in New Orleans.

WHEN IS THE EVENT:

The event is Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Mockingbird Theater at the Factory in Franklin, TN. 

Interested in helping out, we absolutely need all the help we can get and there are three specific ways we would love involvement; 

DONATE: we are grateful for ANY and all donation items for this LIVE SILENT AUCTION, big or small. Items in the past have included experiences ranging from gift cards, to hotels, to shows, as well as services such as photography, spa/massage, to physical items ranging from clothing, jewelry, Art, antiques, accessories or signed items. If you think you might have something to give, just respond here or message me and I'll make the process easy for you! SPONSOR: Help fund these critical services by purchasing tickets to the event for some that may want to go but cannot afford to attend.  VIP SEATING RESERVED - $40 (limited seats available and seat assigned)GENERAL ADMISSION - $20 (limited seats available and general seating)ATTEND: the auction and benefit concert is Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Mockingbird Theater at the Factory in Franklin. It is a wonderful evening, inspiring, moving and a lot of fun. Tickets and sponsorship info can be found https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-rock-als-live-benefit-tickets-77421498787 (TICKETS)  or If you are interested in more information, please feel free to contact me with questions, etc. I can be reached at dawn@travelingcaregivers.com.THANK YOU for taking the time to read this - the ALS Assoc of TN & Team Gleason does real and hard work on behalf of families struggling through a journey with ALS in our area and is always so grateful for any support.


TENTATIVE EVENT LINEUP & SCHEDULE:

4pm      Stage Load in, Soundcheck and Setup

6pm      Doors open to the Public & Silent Auction is Live

7pm      ALS - Irlene Mandrell & John Schneider - Host / Mc 


7:10 pm Bryan Wayne to speak about his journey with ALS

Bryan Wayne singer-songwriter who has written for Big & Rich, Clay Walker, Rodney Carrington, Emerson Drive and so many more!  Back in 2017, Bryan was diagnosed with ALS. He's been faced with the possibility of losing his ability to speak or sing. When Bryan was told this, he quickly got into the studio to make his first ever full-length album called, While You Wait.


7:20pm  Gary Hannan & John Schneider - songwriter round - (3 to 4 songs ea)

Gary Hannan, A multi genre hit songwriter, whose songs have been covered by the highest selling solo artist of all time, Garth Brooks and superstar Blake Shelton! . His songs 'Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off' by Joe Nichols and 'Back When I Knew It All' by Montgomery Gentry both topped the Billboard charts. Gary's contributions include CMA and ACA winning Country Album of the Year, also receiving a Grammy nomination and achieving double Platinum status shares a story about her experience with ALS (South Africa native and Tennessee resident - lost his mom to ALS).  John Schneider -  American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Beauregard "Bo" Duke in the American television action/comedy series The Dukes of Hazzard, (opposite Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach and James Best), Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville (an adaptation of Superman), and James "Jim" Cryer on the television series The Haves and the Have Nots, created by Tyler Perry.  Alongside his acting career, Schneider has been a singer since the early 1980s, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest hits package, as well as eighteen singles. This total includes "I've Been Around Enough to Know", "Country Girls", "What's a Memory Like You", and "You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight", all of which reached the top of the Billboard country singles charts. "I’ve Been Around Enough to Know”, “You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight”, “Country Girls”, “What’s a Memory Like You

7:55- 8pm  Silent Auction, Bathroom and Refreshment break

8pm       John Schneider/Irlene Mandrell -  MC / CO HOST

Anthony Adams -  Indiana native now residing in Franklin,  known as one of Franklin's best acts up and coming, Americana, deep rooted conscious music and vocals.  He is familiar with Miracles as a caregiver, he watched a miracle with his mom battle Dementia who is now doing amazing.

8pm       Anthony Adams

8:45pm  John James  - Introduces Irlene & shares stories

Irlene Mandrell, a Texas native and the youngest of the world famous Mandrell Sisters, holds her star on the Country Music Walkway of Stars. Irlene has received numerous awards including two Music City News Comedy Act of the Year awards and most recently received the NACMAI Award. Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters aired on NBC and in the UK, with over 40 million viewers saw Irlene sing, play drums and a number of musical instruments. Throughout her exciting career, Irlene appeared on numerous television shows and starred in the Country variety series Hee Haw with Roy Clark and Buck Owens for the last eight years. Irlene has also released an inspirational book focused on her family, MIRACLES, and a patriotic album, titled Thanks To You, on Reviver Records, dedicated to those who serve our country many of whom may be now affected by ALS.

8:45pm  Irlene Mandrell - entertains everyone with a couple of songs including a new single release.

9pm       John Schneider & Irlene to introduce:  Dawn Loves Nash as they get set up on stage

This next act is a husband and wife duo, they have spent the past 6 years crafting their hippie gypsy pop style - conscious lyrics, uplifting melodies and amazing harmonies  - they are live in caregivers for an ALS survivor for 5 years now and are on a mission to help bring Hope, Faith and Miracles through their music and volunteer efforts for caregivers and those struggling with ALS.

9PM    Dawn Loves Nash

10pm  Morgan Myles - 

Powerhouse vocalist, singer-songwriter Morgan Myles is one of those artists that makes it look and sound so easy. The emerging artist and Pennsylvania native has already earned critical acclaim from outlets such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, and CMT for the way that she seamlessly blends her own brand of Soul, Pop and Rock. Myles’ booming voice can be heard alongside recording artist Cody Johnson’s current single “Nothing On You.”  New Single out 1/17/20 - Therapy

10:45pm - End of Event 


Schedules

  • Occurs Saturday, February 8th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Venue

The Mocking Bird Theater

230 Franklin Rd BUILDING 6
Franklin, TN 37064

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