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City Winery Nashville Announces Together in Action Benefit

The following is a press release:

Together In Action, a concert benefiting gun violence prevention efforts in Tennessee, will take place on August 15 at City Winery Nashville presented by Country Any Way and eQuality events. Performers include Jason IsbellDevon GilfillianChris HousmanJulie WilliamsAutumn Nicholas and The Kentucky Gentlemen. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 19 at 12 PM CT, with the City Winery member presale beginning tomorrow, July 18 at 12 PM CT. All net proceeds from the event will go to organizations working to raise awareness about gun violence in Tennessee, and Moms Demand Action will be on site providing more information on how to get involved in the movement to end gun violence. Tickets can be purchased HERE

Earlier this year, the Nashville community was shaken when a shooter took the lives of three adults and three children at The Covenant School. According to Everytown For Gun Safety, Tennessee has the twelfth-highest rate of gun deaths in the country, with 1,385 people killed by guns in an average year. A recent report suggests several key policies, including secure firearm storage laws and extreme risk laws as well as requiring background checks on all gun sales, can help reduce gun violence in the United States.  

“In my efforts to change the landscape of country music, I’m realizing that a huge part of that is taking a close look at where we live and being vocal about the changes we’d like to see,” says Holly G, creator of Country Any Way and event organizer. “Since becoming a resident in Tennessee, I’ve incorporated into my mission making sure that marginalized voices and the voices of people who want Tennessee to be an inclusive and safe space are heard. Music gives us such a beautiful platform for expression and creating community. I’m so excited that myself, eQuality events and City Winery Nashville were able to pull together such an amazing group of artists to send a clear message that Tennesseans deserve a safe place to live.”

Find more information and resources from Moms Demand Action here

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