Tickets on Sale Now for Flood Anniversary Event; Artwork for Auction Announced

Tickets on Sale Now for Flood Anniversary Event; Artwork for Auction Announced
ReTune Nashville gives preview of flood damaged instrument-art up for auction at May 3 event
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (Tuesday, March 29, 2011) – Tickets are on sale now for ReTune Nashville’s Anniversary Celebration Music and Art Event on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at Soundcheck. ReTune Nashville announces the selection of flood damaged instrument artwork that will be auctioned off that evening which include pieces from ADDY Award Winner Joel Anderson, Singer/Songwriter Steve Wariner, Performance Painter Rachel Kice, and popular metal artists Chris Beck and Brother Mel.

The Anniversary Celebration Music and Art Event will feature a concert, live and silent auction and complimentary food and beverages with admission. October’s flood relief event raised $20,000 for Nashville musicians and welcomed approximately 500 guests.

ReTune Nashville’s Board of Directors and advisers selected certain pieces for the live auction based upon their public interest and commemoration of the 2010 flood. Founder Sheri O’Neal comments, “The artwork that will be sold in the live auction at our May event are the pieces that truly signify and celebrate Nashville. These remaining pieces capture the spirit of Nashville and it is our hope that they will help raise much needed funds for Nashville’s musicians still struggling to recover from last year’s flood.”

Songwriter/Artist Ray Stephenson (Kenny Chesney’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey”) is creating a special art piece from Peter Frampton‘s flood damaged guitar, which will join artwork from local Nashville artists Randy L. PurcellJeff Bertrandand Cartoonist (Nancy)/Songwriter Guy Gilchrist in the May 3 live auction.

A list and images of all pieces up for auction is available on ReTune Nashville’s blog, and will be updated as new artwork is added to the event.

Tickets for the music and art event are $35 and are on sale now at ReTune Nashville’s ticket site.

About ReTune Nashville:
Founded as a nonprofit organization following the devastating floods in May 2010 by Nashville photographer Sheri O’Neal and members of the Nashville music and art community, ReTune Nashville exists with a mission to provide relief to uninsured Nashville musicians through the sale of artwork created from flood damaged musical gear. All proceeds are donated to MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief and the Nashville Musicians Association Flood Relief Fund for distribution to those uninsured musicians. retunenashville.org

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