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REBA MCENTIRE, JASON ISBELL AND JOHN PRINE SET FOR THE THISTLE FARMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER: LOVE LETTERS – MAY 3rd AT THE RYMAN

REBA
MCENTIRE, JASON ISBELL AND JOHN PRINE SET FOR THE THISTLE FARMS 20TH
ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER: LOVE LETTERS – MAY 3rd AT THE RYMAN
Amanda Shires and Shemekia Copeland Will Also Perform –
Tickets Now on Sale
Thistle Farms Looks to Summer 2017 with Revitalized Product Branding and New Café headed by Revered Chef Martha Stamps
Nashville, TN – April 11, 2017 – Tickets for The Thistle Farms 20th Anniversary Fundraiser: Love Letters are now on sale and available to the public here.Taking
place at The Ryman in Nashville, TN on May 3, the event will celebrate
the organization’s accomplishments of the past two decades, with a
star-studded lineup of performers including Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell,
Amanda Shires, Shemekia Copeland and special guest John Prine. Founder
Becca Stevens as well as the women of Thistle Farms, survivors of
addiction, trafficking and addiction, will lead the evening with stories
of hope and inspiration.
 To further its year
over year growth of 30% in the past three years, Thistle Farms has
launched new branding for its much-loved Body & Home line of
handmade products. Also underway is a $3 million renovation that
includes a new manufacturing facility  as well as an expanded cafe
 and
event space. In 2016, the social enterprise topped $2.4 million in
sales revenue from its social enterprises, with over $1 million earned
by its survivor employees. The Body & Home line is available at over
400 independent stores across the country, Whole Foods stores and
online at Thistlefarms.org.

To lead the culinary direction of the new Café of Thistle Farms,
formerly known as Thistle Stop Café, the organization has welcomed
esteemed chef Martha Stamps to the team as Culinary Director. Stamps
previous stops in Nashville, TN included The Corner Market, The Wild
Iris, The Yellow Porch, Martha’s at the Plantation, and Bergamot Cafe.
While the Café is closed during renovations, Stamps and the Thistle
Farms team of graduates are focusing on training and creating a brand
new menu. Plans are for an early summer opening.

About Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms’ mission is to heal, empower and employ women survivors of
trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. This is done by providing
safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence,
and a strong community of advocates and partners. Founded by “2016 CNN
Hero” Becca Stevens in 1997 under the name Magdalene, it now employs 50
local survivors and supports over 1,500 women, through global partners
and a national network of sister organizations. Thistle Farms stands as a
witness to the truth that in the end love is the most powerful force
for change. For more information on Thistle Farms, visit: thistlefarms.org.

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