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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Amplify Nashville Presents Benefit Check to Mother Cupboard - Music Festival a success

NASHVILLE - DECEMBER 23, 2023 - More than 600 people attended the first ever Amplify Nashville regional music festival on December 2, raising $600 for Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen.

Photo: Lawrence County's own Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders perform at Amplify Nashville event on December 2nd. Images courtesy of Rodney Margison Photography

The Brown County Music Association presented the check to Mother's Cupboard Kitchen manager Jill Baker on December 17, 2023.

Photo: King Bee and the Stingers performs at the first Amplify Nashville Event Images courtesy of Rodney Margison Photography

" It was an outstanding inaugural event all the way around, said Bob Blass, who helped to organize and promote the event.

" From the wonderful turnout of people of the region, to the outstanding musical performances, and to the contributions the proceeds are helping to make in the Brown County area. We are so delighted to be standing and presenting this check,"

Photo: Flick N Rainwater performs at the Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Indiana on December 2, 2023 Images courtesy of Rodney Margison Photography

The Amplify Nashville event brought together local future stars throughout Central and South Central Indiana to take the stage at the Brown County Music Center - which hosts some of the nation's biggest performing names from across the decades.

Shown in photo left to right: Bob Blass, president Brown County Music, Association and co-chair of Amplify Nashville Event Committee, Corey Flick, co-chair of Amplify Nashville Event Committee, Jill Baker, Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen, Delana Hare, treasurer BCMA, Joseph Bowmer, Mother's Cupboard sous chef and Andi Wilson, BCMA board member.

The event showcased folk, blues, roots, and country music, fan-favorite area musicians like Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders, King Bee and The Stingers, Bleu Django, and Flick N Rainwater.

Photo: Bleu Django plays away at the Amplify Nashville event December 2, 2023, Images courtesy of Rodney Margison Photography

The event focus was to help raise money for Nashville and Brown County area charities, including Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen, a non-profit food pantry and resource located in Nashville, and Brown County Music Association, which supports aspiring musicians in their creative pursuits.

" On behalf of the board of directors, staff, and volunteers, Mother's Cupboard was so blessed to be one of the recipients of the funds raised by Amplify Nashville. No one should ever be hungry," said Sandy Richardson, Mother Cupboard board president.

" This was a rallying point for the community, and the community truly came through the evening of fun, fellowship and celebration," said Corey Flick, Amplify Nashville spokesperson.

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