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;
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
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
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 -
10:45pm - End of Event