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All Hands On Deck! Tornado Relief Shows


A tornado ripped through Nashville and Middle Tennessee early March 3, claiming the lives of 24, destroying homes and businesses, including The Basement East, a beloved music venue in the heart of East Nashville.

A growing list of fundraisers will raise money for tornado victims and relief funds throughout the city.  If you know of a tornado relief fundraiser please email details to wmot@mtsu.edu and we'll add it to our list.

All Hands On Deck! A Benefit for our Hometown Benefiting The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee  

City Winery March 10, doors at 5:30pm and show at 7pm 

Join us for an evening of songs from some of our favorite songwriters and performers who live in our beautiful city. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.  

Donate To Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund

Featuring performances from: 


Aaron Lee Tasjan, Buddy Miller, Emma Swift, Grant Lee Phillips, Jaimee Harris, John Mcauley, Josh Rouse, Lindsay Lou, Mary Gauthier, Maya de Vitry, Nikki Lane, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Robyn Hitchcock, Ron Pope, Steve Poltz, Vanessa Carlton

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March 10 at 8p.m. Exit In (moved from Basement East)


Country artist Hailey Whitters' show on Tuesday, March 10, has been moved from the badly damaged Basement East to Exit/In, and proceeds will go to tornado relief efforts.

To donate immediately consider the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Tornado Relief Fund.

If you are interested in volunteering in affected areas contact Hands on Nashville.

Val Hoeppner is the executive director of WMOT 89.5, executive producer of Wired In, 895 Fest, 895 Sessions, 895 Feast and the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by WMOT, World Cafe and NPR Music. Hoeppner joined WMOT in 2014 and helped transition WMOT from mixed format to American Roots in 2016.